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Sports Columns

Brady: A look at an MLB sim

With all major sporting leagues on suspension due to the coronavirus outbreak, fans and athletes alike have taken to the virtual world to get their fill of competition. NASCAR drivers have turned to iRacing to battle against each other for fun, from the comfort and safety of their own homes, ...

Carson: Different look without NCAA tourney

This was supposed to be a column about whether the Penn State wrestling team could win its ninth national title under Cael Sanderson. It was about the Hidlay Brothers and their attempt to bring back to the county double national champions. It was about Noah Stewart and his chances of getting ...

Lenze: Drivers honor Kobe

Everyone says the sports community is a family, regardless of which league you are in or sport you follow. When the sports world lost basketball icon Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, along with the seven other victims of last months horrific helicopter crash, the community lost a family ...

Dirt track racing is returning

The Pennsylvania dirt racing season is officially back. Race fans get ready to break out the lawn chairs the Ice Breaker 30 was the official start to the dirt racing season after a short break that felt like forever. Some of the big local names synonymous with sprint cars in the area were out ...

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 ...