Sports Columns

Moorhead’s hiring is Franklin’s best move so far

How many of you Penn State fans feel that what you’re watching with the offense these days is like some sort of dream? Something you’ve been waiting to see for a long time? Aggressive. Taking a bunch of shots down the field. Quick-strike ability. Scoring 62 points, for crying out ...

Racing lost a friend in Dave Kepner

The racing world lost a goodwill ambassador this week. Dave Kepner passed away Tuesday. Kepner’s influence on area racing was diverse. Kepner spent much of his driving career piloting racers he maintained himself. Kepner excelled in a variety of stock car classes, winning track titles and ...

Weather washes out final event of Port Royal season

Port Royal Speedway’s season came to a close prematurely on Friday afternoon. The track’s Open Wheel Madness show planned for today was called off, and will not be made up. Track officials made the call after looking at today’s weather forecast, which called for lingering rain and a low ...

Outlaws visit Port Royal oval tonight

Port Royal Speedway hosts the World of Outlaws sprint cars this evening.The 5 p.m. program features the best drivers from all over the country battling it out in a 30-lap feature event. The winner earns $10,000.Californian Brad Sweet is the defending race champion. The PA Posse will be led by ...

PSU has chance to prove it can handle success

When we last left the Penn State football team - a week ago - it was running around Beaver Stadium like it had just clinched the Big Ten championship.Or something bigger.Not that the come-from-behind overtime win over Minnesota shouldn't have breathed a gust of relief through the Nittany Lions, ...

Rain, rain stay away from weekend dirt track action

Rain, rain stay away. That's my wish for this weekend.Port Royal Speedway presents the fifth annual Blue Collar Classic tonight at 5 p.m. as 305 sprint cars from several sanctioning bodies take center stage in a $1,400 to win A-main. More than 50 cars are preregistered.They will be joined by ...

Lincoln Speedway’s Dirt Classic is weekend highlight

Sprint car racing's month of money continues tonight at Lincoln Speedway.The third annual Dirt Classic will be run in conjunction with the Kasey Kahne Foundation. Racers from all over the country invade the Adams County oval in hope of claiming the $20,000 winner's share of the A-main. While ...

Nace Memorial at Selinsgrove tonight

Selinsgrove Speedway presents the 34th annual Jim Nace Memorial National Open for 410 sprint cars this evening. The event closes the first season of promotion under Steve Inch, Alan Kreitzer and Michael Heffner. The trio announced a restructured program that should be attractive to racers and ...

49th 50 tops weekend’s racing card

What is by far the most prestigious race at Port Royal Speedway is being held tonight.The 49th Tuscarora 50 continues the Central Pa. fall month of money in a big way. The race is a special challenge - few sprint car events cover 50 laps. Race and tire strategy are paramount.Starting the A-main ...

Weather unlikely a factor for racing

It could be a great weekend for racing or we could be fighting the elements. Time will tell.I'm choosing the optimistic approach. If all goes well, area raceways should be fine.The unknown factor is the potential impact of Tropical Storm Hermine in the area. It appears local weather should be ...