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Darrah’s comeback pays off

November 6, 2010 Cody Darrah made a remarkable comeback at Hagerstown Speedway last weekend. Darrah decided to race and won the 50-lap feature worth $10,000. more »»

Paying the price for successful teams

November 2, 2010 Last week, I pointed out that the one good thing about District 4’s “just in time” playoff scheduling is that it allows two teams from the same school to play together, a benefit to almost everyone... more »»

Kvetching, the playoff edition

October 26, 2010 Today’s the first day of district playoffs for this school year, and that must mean it’s time for my annual “what they did wrong now” column. more »»

Forfeit (or not) unlikely to aid playoff push

October 21, 2010 When is a forfeit not a forfeit? How about when the team allegedly giving up the forfeit, didn’t? This goes back to East Juniata’s scheduled Sept. 28 football game against Carson Long. more »»

History can happen at any moment

October 16, 2010 Sometimes history creeps up on you when you least expect it. The greatest moments in sports usually happen that way, coming at the least likely time. more »»

Hodnett takes Grove championship; Saturday series concludes tonight

October 16, 2010 Hello again race fans. The season is winding down and there’s still plenty of news. Not all of it is good. I’ll get to that in a bit, as I’m choosing to start with better things to talk abou. more »»

Just the stats, ma’am:?You need a dragnet to get the correct numbers

October 12, 2010 My name is Sgt. Joe Gameday. I carry a pad. And a pen. I’m investigating some folks who are trying to score a game. No, it’s not a crime. But sometimes I think it ought to be. It was Monday, 4 p.m. more »»

Should boys be allowed to don kilts?

October 5, 2010 Should boys be allowed to play field hockey? That’s a question I hear each year about this time, although of late, it seems to be almost a trend to have boys on what has traditionally — in American... more »»

Drivers vy for $50K at the Grove

October 2, 2010 Season-ending special races continue this weekend. Williams Grove Speedway hosts the 48th annual National Open for sprint cars this evening. more »»

Lions enter ‘Iowa week’ with nothing but bad memories in mind

September 30, 2010 It’s back — Iowa week — the game that for whatever reason has given Penn State fits each and every season for the last decade. more »»

Sports may not be as hazardous as some people think they are

September 28, 2010 A soccer player has to be flown to a hospital from a game. Another player, kicked inadvertently in practice, suffers a severed pancrea. more »»

Rife, Buckwalter left marks on sport

September 25, 2010 The racing season is winding down and one might think that all would be quiet. That isn’t the case at all. We’ve lost some folks this week and that is sad. more »»

Sports fans are behind unruly behavior of professional athletes

September 24, 2010 I’m not one to think of Bryant Gumbel as philosopher or statesman, but when the man is right, he’s right. more »»

Royster’s critics should pick another target; Golden makes return

September 23, 2010 Every football season, there are Penn State players and coaches that get on the wrong side of the fans in attendance, the people watching from home on television, and yes, even the people in the... more »»

Selinsgrove to host 410 National Open

September 18, 2010 The Jim Nace Memorial National Open at Selinsgrove Speedway is this evening at the Snyder County oval. The late models and speedsters also are part of the program, which gets under way at 7 p.m. more »»

You make the call, I'll answer

September 16, 2010 With apologies to humorist Dave Barry, it’s time for a visit with Ask-Mr. more »»

Rivalry renews, with a twist

September 9, 2010 As everybody knows by now, the old rivalry between Penn State and Alabama finally renews Saturday night with the first meeting between the two since 1990. more »»

Knowing the rule, as a rule

September 7, 2010 A few years ago, I was covering a baseball game when a play at home plate generated a small amount of controversy (like that never happens. more »»

Highlights abound in summer of baseball

August 31, 2010 Highlights during the past baseball season in Mifflin County included a player hitting a home run in a regional NCAA playoff game against the team that went on to win the national title, the two... more »»

Sprint car points race still close

August 28, 2010 The points battles remain close at Port Royal Speedway. Chad Layton is 15 points ahead of Rick Lafferty in sprint car action. John Heane holds a 45-point lead over Dan Berry in pro stock competitio. more »»

 
 

 

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