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Mount Union's Wertz quietly reaches milestone

February 6, 2014 Corey Wertz and Omar Porrata have little in common other than being wrestling coaches. more »»

Random thoughts: Hot and cold, boys and girls

January 29, 2014 The PIAA thinks it has found a way to keep boys off girls sports teams — or at least keep the impact from changing the nature of the postseason for girls. more »»

Franklin hire could show luster of job

January 10, 2014 If, as expected, James Franklin is indeed the next coach... more »»

Coach today, gone tomorrow is the new gridiron normal

January 3, 2014 Long before Bill O’Brien came to Happy Valley — heck, long before Joe Paterno was unceremoniously chased away by a thankless Board of Trustees — there was one thing that many of us who follow sports... more »»

Cash, not competition, drives football playoffs

December 12, 2013 The state football championships are coming up this weekend, 16 weeks after the first game was played. Basketball and wrestling coaches everywhere will tell you that’s two or three weeks too man. more »»

Personal attacks are driving good people from the game

December 6, 2013 Each time a new sports season begins, I notice how few of the referees are new faces — in other words, I see the same people calling the same games year after year. more »»

Quarterback charged for early season on-field helmet incident

December 4, 2013 Just when it appeared that the saga of Hamburg Area High School senior Joey Cominsky, who gained national notoriety after striking an Annville-Cleona football player with the latter’s helmet, had a... more »»

Planned moves by Mid-Penn schools have no real impact on Mifflin County

November 20, 2013 With several schools bailing out on the Mid-Penn Conference in recent weeks, there will undoubtedly be more talk of whether Mifflin County — and by extension, State College — should stay with the... more »»

Dewease among growing number of drivers changing seats

November 9, 2013 The off season ride changes continue in local sprint car racing. Lance Dewease has secured a new car to pilot next year. Dewease will drive the Scott Dietz Motorsports No. more »»

Will District 6 final be district's final

November 7, 2013 Forbes Road and Huntingdon met for the District 6 Class AA field hockey championship last Wednesday; Forbes Road won it, 3-0. At least there was a game this year. more »»

Pirates now more enticing for free agents

November 7, 2013 ALTOONA — For so long, top-tier free agents would look at the Pittsburgh Pirates and think, “Why on Earth would I want to play for them?” Now we could be looking at a situation this offseason where... more »»

Line Mountain case could change landscape

November 1, 2013 You do not have a constitutional right to play basketball. Now, that may seem obviou. more »»

PIAA to force upcoming changes

November 1, 2013 The calm and quiet that has been a rather unusual hallmark of the PIAA over the last year might be coming to an end. And the culprit is: gende. more »»

District 4 does a disservice to athletes, sport with poor tournament process

October 23, 2013 Wondering when Midd-West’s boys soccer team will play its first District 4 Class AA tournament game? So am . more »»

Rahmer to be honored at Lincoln

October 19, 2013 The 2013 racing season is all but over locally. However, there will be plenty of action tonight. Lincoln Speedway is set to present the Fred Rahmer “Last Call Tribute Race.” Gates open at 4 p.m. more »»

Remember fans, let the players play

October 17, 2013 Good afternoon, students, and welcome to today’s sports tryout for your high school team. Before we get started, there are a few things you need to know. more »»

Shugarts' passion for hometown has inspired Trojans to defy expectations

October 15, 2013 Newsflash: 74 is the new 40. If you don’t believe this, just drive up U.S. 22-522 west to Mount Union and visit with Trojan football coach Dayton Shugarts. Time stands still, it seems, for Dayto. more »»

Offensive issues finaly catch up with Bucs

October 11, 2013 A truly great season, one not seen by a generation of Pirates fans, ended Wednesday night, and the way it ended should not have been a surprise. The Pirates’ offense wasn’t good enough. It never wa. more »»

Sadly, sports page becoming crime blotter

October 10, 2013 If you’re looking for the day that the sports page became the home of the police blotter, look back to July 1991. more »»

Williams Grove opens for 51st annual National Open

October 5, 2013 Williams Grove Speedway is in the middle of the 51st annual National Open for sprint cars. more »»



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