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Bowlers’ struggles begin with schedule

December 11, 2012 The winter season is off and running in earnest, and with the exception of one sport — actually, one team — will be with us until Marc. more »»

Local sports in full swing this weekend

December 7, 2012 Today is the opening day of the winter season in scholastic sports, and that means it’s the first of two major tournament weekend. more »»

State playoff qualification can be a roll of the dice

November 8, 2012 Who gets to play in the state tournament? More important, who decides how the teams are selected? Those questions were posed in response to a prior column (“Sportsmanship’s alive,” Nov. more »»

Turnovers, blown leads hurt local football teams

November 6, 2012 At the top of George Miskinis’ Christmas list this year might just be a lifetime supply of Elmer’s glue. more »»

Sportsmanship’s alive; jury’s out on fairness

November 2, 2012 After Wednesday’s District 4 Class A boys soccer semifinal — in which East Juniata’s Spencer Reinford all but single-handedly walloped Bloomsburg — Panther coach Mike McGarry approached Tiger... more »»

Mifflin County boys harriers take ‘Emerald City’

October 31, 2012 State College sits atop the District 6 big schools (AAA and AAAA) like the ‘Emerald City.’ It gobbles up district titles in all sports like it was just another day on the yellow brick road. more »»

Officials should be uniform with rules

October 30, 2012 Uniform rules exist for a number of legitimate reasons, from mundane (knowing who is on which team, for example) to essential ideals, such as protecting the player and others in the game from harm. more »»

District 4 soccer brackets redrawn

October 22, 2012 District 4 soccer brackets that were released Sunday have been reworked after an error was discovered in one of the teams' classificatio. more »»

Playoffs becoming an issue of finances

October 20, 2012 This is the time of year that coaches, athletic directors and the media begin looking at the numbers for the playoffs. more »»

Local tracks wrapping up racing season this week

October 13, 2012 The 2012 racing season is winding down in Central Pennsylvania. This weekend is the final wrap up for some area tracks. more »»

Despite record, Juniata is playoff worthy in '12

October 11, 2012 I’ve long advocated a uniform playoff system in athletics across the state, regardless of PIAA district affiliation. more »»

Blue Collar Nationals on tap today at Port Royal

October 6, 2012 October is here and there is still racing at Port Royal Speedway. That’s a good thing — the track operates today and next Saturday with what should be good shows. more »»

Title IX is still relevant today

October 5, 2012 “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity... more »»

Busy racing weekend begins today

September 29, 2012 Hello again race fans. Williams Grove Speedway will present the 50th running of its National Open this evenin. more »»

Naysayers need to just cool it

September 8, 2012 The ink was barely dry on Wednesday’s edition when I started hearing from the naysayers: We’ve got to get Mifflin County out of the Mid-Penn Conference. more »»

Sanctions already taking a toll on O’Brien, Penn State

September 6, 2012 It didn’t take long for Penn State football to start feeling the aftermath of the recent sanctions handed out by NCAA president Mark Emmert. more »»

Triple open-wheel program at Port Royal; Outlaw late models in the area

August 25, 2012 Hello race fans. The season is in the final stretch before area tracks start their finale. more »»

Thrills and spills highlight the 2012 baseball season

August 24, 2012 Years ago when the baseball season ended, most players didn’t pick up a ball or glove until the next spring. But, those days are long gone. more »»

Self-funded athletics plan not working in some sports

August 23, 2012 A member of our staff came into the office one afternoon last week, and asked me how many people are on the field during a field hockey game. more »»

Excitement at the tracks this weekend

August 18, 2012 Hello again race fans. We are heading down the home stretch of the local racing season. Port Royal Speedway will soon be conducting fair week races. more »»



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