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Sports Columns

Franklin already 0-1

In two-plus years, we've learned that Franklin is an excellent representative of Penn State and has strong recruiting, leadership and communication skills.There are far more questions about his coaching ability, but even that's not entirely fair because he's less than halfway through his first ...

Port Royal honors military, veterans this evening

It's Salute to the Military Night at Port Royal this evening. Military members, past or present, need to present proof of service at general admission ticket lines to be admitted free of charge. The night is the final tuneup before next week's 10th annual Living Legends Dream Race.Three 358/360 ...

Outlaws invade the Grove for Summer Nationals

Many area race fans have their eyes on Williams Grove Speedway this weekend. The annual Summer Nationals program got underway last night. The events are sanctioned by the World of Outlaws.Current Outlaw favorite Donny Schatz entered competition with 15 wins in the series. Other Outlaw regulars ...

Month of money begins in earnest with big races locally, nationally

It's a busy weekend in dirt track racing with a variety of special events.Port Royal Speedway has the late models competing tonight in the Tri Star Sizzler 30-lap feature event with an added purse; 410 and 305 sprint cars also are on the program.In addition to great racing, Port Royal hosts ...

Racing community responds when one of its own faces difficult recovery

It's been a tough week in the region for auto racing.Speedweek came and went. Danny Dietrich broke out of a slump winning two of the last three speedweek events. In the process Dietrich managed to bump Greg Hodnett off the top of the speedweek points, denying him another title. That should have ...

Local Speedweek 2016 draws close to a finish

Happy Independence Day week end! The 2016 edition of PA Sprint Car Speedweek is coming to a close.Tomorrow's the Port Royal Speedways hosts their second program of the week. Sunday, Selinsgrove Speedway closes out the series.Greg Hodnett held the speedweek points lead as this effort was ...

New campaign sees unusual results

Someone asked me late in the season, when was the last time Belleville, Lewistown, Reedsville and Yeagertown were not in one of the final three spots when a season ended.That's a good question. Remebrer over the last half century, the four teams have racked up 2,429 wins against 1,459 losses. ...

Speedweek opener rained out; Lincoln runs next

PA Sprint Car Speedweek is upon us.Friday was rained out at Williams Grove Speedway. Tonight Lincoln Speedway hosts the series. Racing continues tomorrow when Fred Rahmer presents Path Valley Speedway.Nine races in a 10-day period is a grind for anyone. Look for Greg Hodnett to be the odds on ...

Racing fun for Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day weekend to all. Port Royal Speedway celebrates with 410 sprint cars, super late models, econo lates and xtreme stock cars tonight. Fans are invited to bring their cameras for a photo and autograph session before racing starts.The speedway will be dark next Saturday as PA ...

If Cup cars are at Pocono, then it must be time for more rain in area racing

Once again weather may impact area racing. No wonder - it's NASCAR week at Pocono.Is it me or does it seem to rain consistently when the Cup cars comes to Pennsylvania? Sometimes I wonder how the tricky triangle has managed to survive and prosper.Why do fans go to Pocono? The sight lines make ...