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New format reason for NASCAR fight

November 4, 2014 It was another week, another skirmish ‘round the NASCAR track, and this time the post-race raucous resembled a benches-clearing brawl. more »»

Lame calls, career days and high-octane home stretch

October 28, 2014 Some general observations while marveling at how fast football season flies by ... Not sure the purpose of having instant replay in college football when calls can still be so terribly wrong. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Life lessons are learned in a season on sideline

October 21, 2014 This was supposed to be a milestone season for Bishop Carroll junior Ellie Yahner. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Twitter grows as player in sports

October 14, 2014 It’s a sign of the times: the big game is on and Twitter feeds erupt. more »»

Goodman: Local soccer stars shine at Saint Francis

October 7, 2014 It’s been a banner weekend for the Saint Francis women’s soccer team, bolstered by local talent, and the Northeast Conference is taking notice. more »»

So much to love about Jeter

September 30, 2014 Some general observations from the world of sports while marveling at the fact that the Pirates will play in October while both the Yankees and Red Sox are out of the MLB playoff picture. more »»

Celebrating 50 years of Penn State women

September 23, 2014 It was a very special weekend in Happy Valley, and not just because the football team is still undefeate. more »»

Opportunity open to NFL amid scandals

September 16, 2014 Every day seems to bring growing problems for the NFL. more »»

NFL finally gets it right with Rice ban

September 9, 2014 The National Football League has kicked off a new season with all of the excitement and fanfare we anticipate all off-season long. But it hasn’t been all good news for the league this opening week. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: So far a perfect start for Penn State’s fall sports

September 2, 2014 When Sam Ficken’s kick sailed through the uprights at Croke Park in Dublin on Saturday, Penn State’s first football win under new head coach James Franklin was secured. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Team efforts bolster fall sports teams

August 26, 2014 Some general observations while enjoying the back-to-school feeling in the air and all of the first-day photos on Facebook: As school days return, so begins fall sports campaigns, which means Friday... more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Davis is biggest story in Williamsport

August 19, 2014 In the great baseball movie “The Sandlot,” a rag-tag bunch of pre-teen friends get together every day to play pick-up baseball in the early 1960s. more »»

Back to school reminders: Concussions

August 12, 2014 School buses will be rolling again very soon throughout central Pennsylvania, and already sports teams are hitting their respective fields for preseason practices. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Earnhardt keeping fans interested

August 5, 2014 Some general observations while lamenting over how quickly summer flies by! Pennsylvania has certainly been kind to Dale Earnhardt Junior this NASCAR season. more »»

Pinball making a comeback

July 29, 2014 What do you think of when you hear the word “pinball?” Maybe the opening of the TV Show “Happy Days,” or a rebellious icon from the 1960’s and ‘70’s? Pinball machines may seem like something from... more »»

Celebrating a Brickyard anniversary

July 22, 2014 It’s hard to believe that the Brickyard 400 is celebrating its 20th anniversary. more »»

Young Curve fan excited for All-Stars

July 15, 2014 The Eastern League All-Star Festivities come to Altoona this week, and there may be no one more excited about this special event than 3-year old Elijah Lamb. more »»

Sports, parks play role in holiday

July 8, 2014 It’s summer’s signature holiday: the Fourth of July. more »»

Showing the value of hustle

July 1, 2014 When the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Mets Friday night in extra innings, the man at the center of attention was utility man Josh Harrison: not only for his walk-off double in the 11th inning, bu... more »»

USA’s play in World Cup aids soccer surge

June 24, 2014 American football may still be the nation’s most popular sport, but the rest of the world’s football, aka soccer, is the talk of the town, at least during the World Cup, now well under way in Brazi. more »»

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