Tim Layden

Whitehall native Tim Layden, a sportswriter at Sports Illustrated.

One of the world's best sportswriters is a Whitehall native, and unless you are from our region, or are really into Sports Illustrated, chances are you may not know that.

Tim Layden's work is always superb, and the piece he churned out for the latest edition of Sports Illustrated is another masterpiece, this one focusing on his high school football career and the lives of his former teammates, as well as the personalities and times in the hardscrabble town of Whitehall.

Even if you don't like sports or football, it's a great read about small-town life, the slow downward spiral of once grand industrial towns that has occurred all around New York and our nation.

The print dinosaur I am still gets the hardcopy of the magazine, and it features some neat old art of days gone by in Whitehall, as does the online version.

-- Don Lehman

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Don Lehman covers crime and Warren County government for The Post-Star. His work can be found on Twitter @PS_CrimeCourts and on poststar.com/app/blogs.

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