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No. 12 Penn State seeks another win in series with Terps in Friday contest

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland first-year coach Mike Locksley has no desire to look into the past before leading the Terrapins into Friday night’s matchup with No. 12 Penn State. And with good reason — It’s been all Penn State. But Locksley insists recent results in the terribly ...

Stay active all summer with these tips

Summer’s now in full swing, and you’re probably taking full advantage of the nice weather. But if you experience consistent pain in your shoulder it can be hard to swim, throw a perfect pitch or swing a tennis racket. “In order to accommodate all of the different movements and ...

Scent elimination is good all year-round

On social media, I often see newer turkey hunters being hazed by the elders of the sport, suggesting they not forget to use their scent elimination spray and attractant sprays for turkeys. Anyone even slightly familiar with the sport knows that turkeys cannot smell and that this is bogus ...

Hunting heritage in Pa. is unmatched

As I sat and wrote an article a few weeks prior to this one, I pondered why it seems so many more people hunt in Pennsylvania as opposed to other states I’ve visited and have lived in. Then I remembered a photo that hangs in my hallway. I walk past the photo multiple times each day and ...

Tips for shooting game – with a camera

You’ve done it. You’ve made your shot perfectly and as your heartbeat begins to slow to a normal speed, you gather up your gear. It doesn’t matter if it was a gun, a bow, or slingshot, you’ve accomplished what you had set out to do. As you weave your way through the thick woods and ...

Calling champ a humble legend

In 2015, on a stage crowded with extreme talent, extraordinary turkey knowledge and calling experience, Billy Yargus heard his name called as the winner of the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Grand National Calling Champion contest. One of the greatest accomplishments you can achieve as a ...

PSU transfer numbers concerning

One of my favorite shows growing up was “Quantum Leap.” In fact, give me pretty much any TV show or movie that centers on alternate reality, and I’m instantly hooked. We get used to the world we live in and the way things are, so it’s cool to see how the world could be in a different ...

Winterize your workouts, but don’t forget to take your gloves

Though you might still be getting outside for workouts in light, summertime gear, winter is just around the corner and it’s never too early to start looking for alternatives. Winterizing your workout is important for staying safe but active during the harsh months, but that doesn’t mean ...

Fisher, MC enjoy great start to the weekend

All wins are good in sports but some are more significant than others. Last week, the Mifflin County wrestling team experienced a double dose of momentous victories that will go down as hallmarks in the program’s history. Ironically, both happened in the same match when the Huskies got the ...

Signs young athletes might have an injury

January signals the start of tryouts for spring sports like baseball, softball, tennis, track and volleyball. But, as a parent, do you know the signs of injury to look for when your young athlete gets back on the field, court or track? “From the stands, it can be difficult to see what’s ...