Sports Columns

Fisher, MC enjoy great start to the weekend

All wins are good in sports but some are more significant than others. Last week, the Mifflin County wrestling team experienced a double dose of momentous victories that will go down as hallmarks in the program’s history. Ironically, both happened in the same match when the Huskies got the ...

Signs young athletes might have an injury

January signals the start of tryouts for spring sports like baseball, softball, tennis, track and volleyball. But, as a parent, do you know the signs of injury to look for when your young athlete gets back on the field, court or track? “From the stands, it can be difficult to see what’s ...

Memory of first buck is never forgotten

With my heart pumping so hard It was almost the only thing I could hear, I drew back and settled in on my pin. I had rattled lightly and he had come to investigate. This was finally the moment I had been waiting for. You see, it had only been a few months since I had purchased my bow from ...

Finding time for son’s first deer

A year ago at this time I was writing a column reviewing that fall’s archery season. It was my favorite to date after two magical experiences. I was able to harvest the largest buck of my hunting career in late October. And while that was definitely a thrill I will never forget, it was a ...

Diagnosing athletic injuries without the use of medical resonance imaging

If you have ever dealt with muscle or joint pain, you know how tricky it can be to diagnose the problem. Tears and inflammation are the usual suspects, but the ligament or bone mass where the pain originates may be hidden under layers of tissue. The best way to diagnose those issues is with a ...

USC could be interested in Franklin, but would he go?

This is the final week of the regular season, so the silly season — the rumor mill and speculation season with regards to coaching moves — has already started. If I had to guess, I’d say James Franklin will be Penn State’s coach for 10 more years. At least. He’s not going to the ...

Soothe sore joints and stay active

Staying active with regular exercise is an important part of overall wellness. But if you’re just getting started, recovering from an injury or dealing with the effects of aging, you might be looking for options that get you in shape without excess stress on the joints. “Exercise, good ...

Huskies’ heart, determination led to solid season

STATE COLLEGE — The magical season for the Mifflin County football team ended where it began with the Huskies dropping a 42-7 decision to State College in the District 6 Class 6A championship game Friday night at Memorial Field. The Little Lions had too much athleticism and too much speed ...

Late ’60s teams laid foundation for Lions

The era that launched Joe Paterno and Penn State football to national prominence will be recognized at halftime today as the Nittany Lions of 1967-69 are staging a 50-year reunion. And make no mistake: The tradition of Beaver Stadium swelling to 107,000 started with these guys, who went ...

Clock management is a big problem for Franklin

For the third straight game Saturday, Penn State’s offensive play calling late in the contest left many people wondering what the Nittany Lions were doing. It’s a big problem, and quite frankly, it’s getting to the point where you truly have to wonder if James Franklin and his staff are ...