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Clearing up a muddled Lewistown sport history

December 21, 2010 The call came in early in November — there was a mistake, we were told, in a story about Lewistown’s volleyball team. more »»

In the name of fairness, the PIAA has a number of issues that must be addressed

December 8, 2010 When you’re in sports media, you interact on a regular basis with the PIAA and its staff. We see the problems some folks complain about, and we have our own gripes with the agency at times. more »»

Trio gets to work at speedway

November 27, 2010 Hello again race fans. The big news of the week comes from Port Royal Speedway, where plenty of changes are being mad. more »»

Changes afoot at Port Royal

November 20, 2010 Local auto racing is done for the season and news has moved off track. First, there are changes at Port Royal Speedway. more »»

Soccer history nothing new for Midd-West

November 16, 2010 The history of Midd-West girls soccer is limited mostly by the fact that the western Snyder County school has existed in that form for a scant seven year. more »»

Sprinters conclude season at Susquehanna Speedway Park today

November 13, 2010 Hello again race fans. Today marks the end of the outdoor racing season here in central Pa. Susquehanna Speedway Park hosts the 410 and 358 sprint cars this afternoon. more »»

Historic Saturday in Beaver Stadium will always be remembered

November 12, 2010 I graduated from Juniata High School six years ago — right before Penn State began its fourth losing season in five campaigns. A lot has changed over the year. more »»

Darrah’s comeback pays off

November 6, 2010 Cody Darrah made a remarkable comeback at Hagerstown Speedway last weekend. Darrah decided to race and won the 50-lap feature worth $10,000. more »»

Paying the price for successful teams

November 2, 2010 Last week, I pointed out that the one good thing about District 4’s “just in time” playoff scheduling is that it allows two teams from the same school to play together, a benefit to almost everyone... more »»

Kvetching, the playoff edition

October 26, 2010 Today’s the first day of district playoffs for this school year, and that must mean it’s time for my annual “what they did wrong now” column. more »»

Forfeit (or not) unlikely to aid playoff push

October 21, 2010 When is a forfeit not a forfeit? How about when the team allegedly giving up the forfeit, didn’t? This goes back to East Juniata’s scheduled Sept. 28 football game against Carson Long. more »»

History can happen at any moment

October 16, 2010 Sometimes history creeps up on you when you least expect it. The greatest moments in sports usually happen that way, coming at the least likely time. more »»

Hodnett takes Grove championship; Saturday series concludes tonight

October 16, 2010 Hello again race fans. The season is winding down and there’s still plenty of news. Not all of it is good. I’ll get to that in a bit, as I’m choosing to start with better things to talk abou. more »»

Just the stats, ma’am:?You need a dragnet to get the correct numbers

October 12, 2010 My name is Sgt. Joe Gameday. I carry a pad. And a pen. I’m investigating some folks who are trying to score a game. No, it’s not a crime. But sometimes I think it ought to be. It was Monday, 4 p.m. more »»

Should boys be allowed to don kilts?

October 5, 2010 Should boys be allowed to play field hockey? That’s a question I hear each year about this time, although of late, it seems to be almost a trend to have boys on what has traditionally — in American... more »»

Drivers vy for $50K at the Grove

October 2, 2010 Season-ending special races continue this weekend. Williams Grove Speedway hosts the 48th annual National Open for sprint cars this evening. more »»

Lions enter ‘Iowa week’ with nothing but bad memories in mind

September 30, 2010 It’s back — Iowa week — the game that for whatever reason has given Penn State fits each and every season for the last decade. more »»

Sports may not be as hazardous as some people think they are

September 28, 2010 A soccer player has to be flown to a hospital from a game. Another player, kicked inadvertently in practice, suffers a severed pancrea. more »»

Rife, Buckwalter left marks on sport

September 25, 2010 The racing season is winding down and one might think that all would be quiet. That isn’t the case at all. We’ve lost some folks this week and that is sad. more »»

Sports fans are behind unruly behavior of professional athletes

September 24, 2010 I’m not one to think of Bryant Gumbel as philosopher or statesman, but when the man is right, he’s right. more »»



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