Sports Columns

The health benefits of walking fitness trackers can’t measure

Fitness trackers are a great way to monitor when and how much you exercise. They can also help you reach a daily fitness goal like 10,000 steps per day. But while trackers can help you meet your fitness goals, there are other benefits from exercise that they can’t track. In fact, leaving ...

Tracks celebrate season, begin preparation for next

It’s banquet night for Port Royal and Lincoln speedways this evening. Both tracks will crown champions and honor the top drivers in their respective classes. Brock Zearfoss is the 410 sprint car champion at Port Royal. Mike Lupfer took top honors in the super late model division. Tim Fedder ...

Trapper’s dream comes true, from catch to cap

Now that trapping season is in full swing, I feel this is a great time to share the tale of a furtaking mission recently completed by a very enthusiastic young raccoon catcher. My son, who is now in first grade, loves trying to catch raccoons. From the time I took him out to check our first ...

Outdoors TV: The good, the bad, the indifferent

I had the privilege this spring to be a part of an Archery Assassins filming session about my turkey call company and spring turkey hunting. Up until this point I had done nothing other than dabble in self inking a few hunts. A crew of three guys came into my small town of Front Royal, ...

Did Nittany Lions learn their lesson at Ohio State?

We interrupt this weeklong post-Ohio State narrative to welcome another storyline today at Michigan State. If only it were that easy. What unfolded in Columbus should be forgiven considering the tremendous strides Penn State has made under James Franklin. But that doesn’t mean it will ...

Regional racers set to participate in World Finals

The World Finals conclude today at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The three-day program got underway Thursday night with qualifying for the World of Outlaws sprint cars and late models plus Dirtcar modifieds. Several area sprint car and late model competitors were expected to ...

Susquehanna’s Final Showdown wraps up the local racing season

Susquehanna Speedway closes the Central Pennsylvania racing season today with the Final Showdown racing program. The Newberrytown speedway features 410 and 358 sprint cars. The 410 sprint car feature winner receives $5,000. Racing is set to begin at 4 p.m. With the local season ending, the ...

Lions about to find out just how good they are

The pendulum that measures emotion and performance swings quite wide in college football. Witness the last couple of years as it relates to Penn State football. Even when you factor the Nittany Lions’ improvement and scholarship restoration, the separation is much less significant when ...

Matchup triggers high-stakes game, stretch

It doesn’t get much better than this. Penn State, 6-0 and having climbed to No. 2 for the first time in almost 20 years, taking on Michigan on the grandest of whiteout stages at Beaver Stadium before a national TV audience, boldly underscores how far the Nittany Lion program has come back ...

Port Royal to wind up season

The 2017 racing season comes to a close today at Port Royal Speedway with Open Wheel Madness, three divisions of sprint cars (410, 360 and 305 racers) battling for bragging rights. The 360 portion of the show is sanctioned by the United Racing Club. The PASS/IMCA organization is in charge of ...