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Sports Columns

Mifflin County to be well represented at D6 championships

The District 6 Class 3A championships at the Altoona Fieldhouse today could be a history-making one for Mifflin County. If the seeds hold out, the Huskies will have six champions, matching a team record set in 2016, and 11 wrestlers moving on to the Northwest Regionals the following week back ...

Lenze: Dirt tracks, stock cars a part of Larson’s repertoire

Whether its his sprint car or his cup car, Kyle Larson has a passion for racing whenever and wherever his schedule takes him. Larson drives for owner Chip Ganassi in the NASCAR Cup Series and owns a sprint car team in the NOS Energy Drink World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series. If there is no ...

Carson: Big week for local wrestling

The post-season gets underway in full force this weekend with the District 6 Class 2A wrestling championships in Altoona. Districts are the first rung of a three-week journey to crown the 28 individuals who make up that rare breed known as PIAA champions. Whenever the post-season rolls ...

Lenze: Racing is back

It is that time of year ladies and gentlemen! The Great American Race is now less than a week away. The 62nd annual Daytona 500 is shaping up to be yet another classic. Drivers have been waiting all winter long to strap back in and turn up the heat in Florida. After the usual “silly ...

New year’s resolution workout routines don’t have to be scary

Each year, one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. That usually involves exercising more or, if you haven’t been active in a while, getting back into an exercise routine. Why should 2020 be any different? After all, physical activity, sticking to a healthy diet and ...

Carson: the 80s top wrestlers

Last week, I wrote about the best wrestlers I’ve seen since I became a sportswriter almost 30 years ago. This week, we look at my top five wrestlers of the eighties. 1. Jack Cuvo, Easton Cuvo was a takedown machine. He still holds the national high school record for most takedowns in a ...

Whisler: Minor league baseball still celebrated

The State College Spikes launched their #SaveOurSpikes campaign on Thursday morning and the formation of the project has led to a lot of uncertainty around the future of the franchise and the current minor league system as a whole, with 42 teams in danger of losing Major League Baseball ...

Carson: Top 5 PA wrestlers

As I begin year number 28 covering high school wrestling, I recently drifted off into a little reflection about the best wrestlers I’ve had the pleasure of watching in almost three decades writing about the best sport on earth. After a good bit of time thinking on the subject, I knew it ...

Carson: Locals continue to excel on mats

The Southern Scuffle is a nice tournament to start the New Year. Throughout its history, the Scuffle has grown in stature and size, bringing heavy hitters like Penn State, Oklahoma State and North Carolina State to Chattanooga. Winning or placing is a precursor to nationals for some and for ...

Carson: Powerade Duals showcase region’s best wrestlers

Editors’ note: Brian Carson’s wrestling column normally runs on Saturdays. The column is in today to preview the Powerade Duals. With the glow of Christmas fading into the background and a new year waiting to be born, wrestling takes center stage today and Saturday as Mifflin County ...