Sports Columns

Notes of the tournament trail

Mifflin County now has won two state titles in Williamsport: The most recent one and the 2007 13-year-old title. Mifflin County’s record in Williamsport is now 38-22. ¯¯¯ Mifflin County’s record at Armagh Memorial Field in Milroy is 254-55. It has played two Mid-Atlantic regionals in ...

Four common summer sports injuries and measures in preventing them

With summer finally upon us, it’s time to get outside. As the whole family begins to shake loose and get back to their favorite recreational activities, it’s important to keep an eye on safety at all times. Here are a few of the most common summer sports injuries and ways you can avoid ...

Chuck Knox ‘brought great glory’ to Juniata College

When he became president of Juniata College in 2013, one of Jim Troha’s first acts was to hop on a plane to California to visit with Juniata’s favorite son. Troha sat on the back porch of Chuck Knox’s home in Anaheim, and the two smoked a cigar. Troha said the other day in reflection ...

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 ...