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Sports Columns

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 ...

Carson: local wrestlers shining in early matches

The Mifflin County wrestling machine kept on rolling with an impressive performance at King of the Mountain last week and a gusty one against State College on Thursday. Now 4-0 on the season and PowerAde looming on the horizon, we can take stock of what to expect from the Huskies the rest of ...

Carson: Promising start for MC

Editor’s note: Brian Carson’s wrestling column will usually run on Saturdays. This week’s column is in today’s paper because the King of the Mountain Tournament begins today. Mifflin County started the season off with a bang, taking down preseason Mid-Penn Commonwealth favorite ...

Carson: wrestling campaign is upon us

Who says you can’t go home again? Back in the day, for those who remember, I wrote a weekly wrestling column for this very newspaper from 1995 to 2003. It was a heck of a time and I enjoyed writing it so much. After I left the Sentinel full-time I never expected to be writing this column ...