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Despite weather, Central Pa. racing is likely on for weekend

April 5, 2014 It appears racing is going to happen tonight in Central Pennsylvania. Port Royal Speedway will attempt to open with a three-division program of 410 and 305 sprint cars plus late models. more »»

Racing season gets off, slowly

March 29, 2014 Racing season is slowly starting in Central Pennsylvania. Lincoln and Selinsgrove speedways managed to race while Williams Grove conducted a practice session. Lincoln managed another strong progr. more »»

Walker has three hits, RBI for Bucs

March 29, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Neil Walker had three hits and an RBI to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. more »»

Former Indian Valley wrestler Loht wins D3 title

March 19, 2014 MECHANICSBURG — Extraordinary results require focus, attention and time. Extraordinary results demand that you set a priority and act on it. Extraordinary results rarely are happenstanc. more »»

Winter weather puts local raceways on hold

March 1, 2014 Hello, race fans. Racing season in Central Pa. is on hold for the time being. Lincoln Speedway canceled today’s second attempt to start the season Thursday afternoon. more »»

PIAA head: Charter sports may be illegal

February 27, 2014 The peace and calm that has marked the brief tenure of Dr. Robert Lombardi as executive director of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association might be coming to an end. more »»

Stiffer competition readies teams for playoffs

February 26, 2014 Matt Shoemaker, who was a basketball guy long before he became Mifflin County’s athletic director, said before the District 6 Class AAAA tournament began that he was concerned about State College an... more »»

PIAA adapts with growing pains of competitive spirit

February 14, 2014 HERSHEY — State championships for most winter sports will take place in March, with the tournaments being compressed into a span of weeks — and all of them coming on the heels of their respective... more »»

Mount Union's Wertz quietly reaches milestone

February 6, 2014 Corey Wertz and Omar Porrata have little in common other than being wrestling coaches. more »»

Random thoughts: Hot and cold, boys and girls

January 29, 2014 The PIAA thinks it has found a way to keep boys off girls sports teams — or at least keep the impact from changing the nature of the postseason for girls. more »»

Franklin hire could show luster of job

January 10, 2014 If, as expected, James Franklin is indeed the next coach... more »»

Coach today, gone tomorrow is the new gridiron normal

January 3, 2014 Long before Bill O’Brien came to Happy Valley — heck, long before Joe Paterno was unceremoniously chased away by a thankless Board of Trustees — there was one thing that many of us who follow sports... more »»

Cash, not competition, drives football playoffs

December 12, 2013 The state football championships are coming up this weekend, 16 weeks after the first game was played. Basketball and wrestling coaches everywhere will tell you that’s two or three weeks too man. more »»

Personal attacks are driving good people from the game

December 6, 2013 Each time a new sports season begins, I notice how few of the referees are new faces — in other words, I see the same people calling the same games year after year. more »»

Quarterback charged for early season on-field helmet incident

December 4, 2013 Just when it appeared that the saga of Hamburg Area High School senior Joey Cominsky, who gained national notoriety after striking an Annville-Cleona football player with the latter’s helmet, had a... more »»

Planned moves by Mid-Penn schools have no real impact on Mifflin County

November 20, 2013 With several schools bailing out on the Mid-Penn Conference in recent weeks, there will undoubtedly be more talk of whether Mifflin County — and by extension, State College — should stay with the... more »»

Dewease among growing number of drivers changing seats

November 9, 2013 The off season ride changes continue in local sprint car racing. Lance Dewease has secured a new car to pilot next year. Dewease will drive the Scott Dietz Motorsports No. more »»

Will District 6 final be district's final

November 7, 2013 Forbes Road and Huntingdon met for the District 6 Class AA field hockey championship last Wednesday; Forbes Road won it, 3-0. At least there was a game this year. more »»

Pirates now more enticing for free agents

November 7, 2013 ALTOONA — For so long, top-tier free agents would look at the Pittsburgh Pirates and think, “Why on Earth would I want to play for them?” Now we could be looking at a situation this offseason where... more »»

Line Mountain case could change landscape

November 1, 2013 You do not have a constitutional right to play basketball. Now, that may seem obviou. more »»



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