The Varsity Letters regrets to inform its readership on the death of James Montecalvo on Saturday, June 7, 2008.
Montecalvo is a Bethany College graduate and a proud graduate of Washington High School. His father Guy Montecalvo currently coaches football at Canon-McMillan and is the school's athletic director.
He's loved, respected and admired by all who've crossed his path. Honestly, I don't know anyone else I can say that about.
Fortunately, the O-R sports staff spent the past three years working with Montecalvo, a.k.a. Young James, on the high school beats.
One of the most amazing things about Jimmy, in terms of the sports writing business, is he never made an enemy while working for the O-R. He never complained about anything. He also tackled every assignment with passion because he truly cared about sports - and the people they involve - in this area.
R.I.P. Young James.