Sports Columns

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 ...

Memory of first buck is never forgotten

With my heart pumping so hard It was almost the only thing I could hear, I drew back and settled in on my pin. I had rattled lightly and he had come to investigate. This was finally the moment I had been waiting for. You see, it had only been a few months since I had purchased my bow from ...

Finding time for son’s first deer

A year ago at this time I was writing a column reviewing that fall’s archery season. It was my favorite to date after two magical experiences. I was able to harvest the largest buck of my hunting career in late October. And while that was definitely a thrill I will never forget, it was a ...

Diagnosing athletic injuries without the use of medical resonance imaging

If you have ever dealt with muscle or joint pain, you know how tricky it can be to diagnose the problem. Tears and inflammation are the usual suspects, but the ligament or bone mass where the pain originates may be hidden under layers of tissue. The best way to diagnose those issues is with a ...

USC could be interested in Franklin, but would he go?

This is the final week of the regular season, so the silly season — the rumor mill and speculation season with regards to coaching moves — has already started. If I had to guess, I’d say James Franklin will be Penn State’s coach for 10 more years. At least. He’s not going to the ...