Sports Columns

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 ...

Outlaws to Port in final Pa. appearance of year

The World of Outlaws make their final appearance of the year in Pennsylvania at Port Royal Speedway tonight. As many as 50 sprint cars are expected to compete for a $10,000 top prize. The main event is 30 laps. Lance Dewease has won six races this year at the Juniata County oval. That’s ...

Hodnett, Dewease are Open favorites

The final night of the three-day National Open racing program is set for tonight at Williams Grove Speedway. The World of Outlaws sanction the event, which concludes with a 40-lap A-main worth $50,000 to the winner. The night wraps up the season-long points battle. The action begins at 6:30 ...

Lincoln’s Dirt Classic wraps up season

Season-ending racing continues tonight at the Lincoln Speedway. Kasey Kahne and the Pigeon Hills oval present the fourth annual Dirt Classic for 410 sprint cars. A quality group of invaders will battle the PA Posse in a 40-lap feature event which pays the winner $20,000. Starting the feature is ...

Column: It’s time to start being honest when it comes sports

This is always an interesting time of year for me because I’m finished covering the Altoona Curve and now turn my focus pretty much solely on Penn State football for the next few months. I’m one of the few full-time baseball beat writers around who also covers a major college or pro ...

Selinsgrove closes out with 35th National Open

Selinsgrove Speedway takes center stage tonight as late season racing continues. The Snyder County oval closes the 2017 season with the 35th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open. Lucas Wolfe is the defending race champion. The 30-lap feature pays the winner $8,000. Starting the event is worth ...

Eyes of sprint car world are on Port Royal tonight

The eyes of the sprint car world are upon Port Royal Speedway tonight. Port Royal Speedway celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Tuscarora 50 which began in 1968. Over the years the Tuscarora 50 has meant many things to the racers, fans and speedway. Racers compete in the longest Port ...

Renninger Memorial takes on weather forecast at Port Royal

Weather could impact holiday weekend racing in Central Pennsylvania. In the event racing does take place, here’s a guide to local action. The 14th annual Butch Renninger Memorial race is slated for tonight at Port Royal Speedway. The traveling UFO Late Model Series visits the track. Gregg ...

Area race tracks enter home stretch

Midstate racing is entering the home stretch for another season. The Juniata County Fair will be upon us in two weeks. This weekend’s racing serves as a tune up for what should be one of Port Royal Speedway’s finest moments. The Juniata County fairgrounds are humming with fair ...