Life has not been much fun for the last month. What can I say? I am a sports guy and I miss baseball, spring football, the NBA and satellite sports talk radio. I love the old westerns, but I have seen enough of “Wagon Train,” “Rawhide,” “Gunsmoke” and “Laramie.”

Our small state has a history of producing athletic stars from small communities. This past week, I learned of a couple of special honors for two more small-town heroes who played at Class AA high schools.