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Local racing action begins to heat up

April 13, 2013 There’s plenty of racing action in central Pennsylvania this week end. The Port Royal Speedway is racing for a cure for cancer this evening. more »»

At last, we're racing in Central Pa.

April 6, 2013 It’s time for another week of racing. I’m glad the weather cooperated and allowed area tracks to operate last week. Here’s what is planned for this weeken. more »»

Having our Phil of early spring weather

March 30, 2013 I had to chuckle this week when a few friends of mine, all global warming alarmists, were distributing on Facebook a wanted poster with a certain western Pennsylvania rodent in the crosshairs — afte... more »»

Port Royal set to kick off (again) tonight

March 30, 2013 Hello again race fans. Weather has been a major headache in Central Pennsylvania and only Lincoln Speedway has raced the last couple weeks. That should change this evening. more »»

Sunday rule needs to make sense

February 28, 2013 Back when I started in this business, I noticed that there almost never were athletic events on a Wednesda. more »»

ACAA disorganization burns local team

February 16, 2013 Christians, it is famously said, are all about forgiveness rather than perfection. more »»

O’Brien pushing the right buttons

February 9, 2013 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State signed all 17 of its verbal commitments, including decorated quarterback prospect Christian Hackenberg, during national letter-of-intent day on Wednesday. more »»

COMMENTARYHistory made at first state cheer event

February 8, 2013 If you were in Hershey Saturday, you’d have seen 96 teams in competition, representing their schools in a contest that featured skill and athleticism — and some song and danc. more »»

Bowlers’ struggles begin with schedule

December 11, 2012 The winter season is off and running in earnest, and with the exception of one sport — actually, one team — will be with us until Marc. more »»

Local sports in full swing this weekend

December 7, 2012 Today is the opening day of the winter season in scholastic sports, and that means it’s the first of two major tournament weekend. more »»

State playoff qualification can be a roll of the dice

November 8, 2012 Who gets to play in the state tournament? More important, who decides how the teams are selected? Those questions were posed in response to a prior column (“Sportsmanship’s alive,” Nov. more »»

Turnovers, blown leads hurt local football teams

November 6, 2012 At the top of George Miskinis’ Christmas list this year might just be a lifetime supply of Elmer’s glue. more »»

Sportsmanship’s alive; jury’s out on fairness

November 2, 2012 After Wednesday’s District 4 Class A boys soccer semifinal — in which East Juniata’s Spencer Reinford all but single-handedly walloped Bloomsburg — Panther coach Mike McGarry approached Tiger... more »»

Mifflin County boys harriers take ‘Emerald City’

October 31, 2012 State College sits atop the District 6 big schools (AAA and AAAA) like the ‘Emerald City.’ It gobbles up district titles in all sports like it was just another day on the yellow brick road. more »»

Officials should be uniform with rules

October 30, 2012 Uniform rules exist for a number of legitimate reasons, from mundane (knowing who is on which team, for example) to essential ideals, such as protecting the player and others in the game from harm. more »»

District 4 soccer brackets redrawn

October 22, 2012 District 4 soccer brackets that were released Sunday have been reworked after an error was discovered in one of the teams' classificatio. more »»

Playoffs becoming an issue of finances

October 20, 2012 This is the time of year that coaches, athletic directors and the media begin looking at the numbers for the playoffs. more »»

Local tracks wrapping up racing season this week

October 13, 2012 The 2012 racing season is winding down in Central Pennsylvania. This weekend is the final wrap up for some area tracks. more »»

Despite record, Juniata is playoff worthy in '12

October 11, 2012 I’ve long advocated a uniform playoff system in athletics across the state, regardless of PIAA district affiliation. more »»

Blue Collar Nationals on tap today at Port Royal

October 6, 2012 October is here and there is still racing at Port Royal Speedway. That’s a good thing — the track operates today and next Saturday with what should be good shows. more »»



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