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Lady Lion assistant coach Walseth bound for Fargo

April 15, 2014 For many, the word “Fargo” conjures up images of the quirky 1996 Coen brothers movie featuring dark comedy and a distinct Minnesota dialect. For Maren Walseth, Fargo is now home. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Junior’s comments teach sportsmanship lesson

April 8, 2014 NASCAR’s points leader suffered an early exit from the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Monday, but in the process, exhibited qualities of sportsmanship, humility and responsibility that... more »»

A new chapter in the pay to play debate

April 1, 2014 It was a decision that could change college athletics forever. more »»

NCAA women’s thoughts from Happy Valley

March 25, 2014 Some general observations while enjoying the NCAA women’s basketball tournament in Happy Valley: Great players rise to the occasion, and that was the case for Penn State Senior Maggie Lucas in the... more »»

Bedford man training to swim English Channel

March 18, 2014 You can tell a lot about people by what’s on their bucket lists. more »»

Remembering pioneers of PSU women’s athletics

March 11, 2014 Over the last seven months, Penn State has lost three of its most respected champions of women’s athletic. more »»

Wins important in new NASCAR system

March 4, 2014 Another sign of spring, the new NASCAR season is under way, and 2014 brings with it a new series point system, one that puts the ultimate priority on finishing first. more »»

Peaceful Winter Olympics come to a close

February 25, 2014 The Winter Olympics wrapped up over the weekend with a flourish of closing ceremony pageantry, sending athletes home to their respective countries. more »»

Tiger grad combines love of Pens with country

February 18, 2014 After American hockey player, TJ Oshie scored the game-winning goal during an Olympic shootout against rival Russia over the weekend, he was asked what it feels like to be the country’s newest he. more »»

Winter Olympics a special occasion

February 11, 2014 Every four years when the Winter Olympics roll around I become mesmerized with these snow-covered sports that are so far from our minds in the years between the Game. more »»

Omaha enjoys Manning right now

January 21, 2014 Omaha, Neb. more »»

Controversy defines ice skating trials

January 14, 2014 Excitement is growing leading up to the Winter Olympic Games, beginning next month in Russia as the U.S. Olympic Trials continue for the myriad of sports to be featured in Sochi. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Taking the good with the bad in sports in 2013

December 31, 2013 The New Year’s celebration is traditionally a time to look back at the last 365 days, evaluating our successes and failures; and looking ahead to the future, setting goals and making plans for the... more »»

Celebrating snow day sports

December 17, 2013 I love this time of year: not just for the holiday lights and high spirits, but also for the first snowstorms of the season, when we’re almost happy to see the ground blanketed in white. more »»

Penn State enjoying lots of success

December 10, 2013 An exciting end to the Penn State football season gives local football fans lots to look forward to, even as another bowl season goes by without the Nittany Lions. more »»

Deer season is special in Pennsylvania

December 3, 2013 They start up the dirt road long before dawn, the pick-up trucks and ATV’s that slowly lurch past our house in the wee-morning hours. more »»

Takeoffs, playoffs and sendoffs

November 19, 2013 Some general observations while missing my favorite voice on the radio: n Penn State fans have to love seeing Matt McGloin toss three touchdown passes in the Raiders’ 28-23 win over the Texans on... more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Bowling season rolls on with unique alley culture

November 12, 2013 Fall sports are barreling through playoff time and winter sports are just getting started, but for thousands of competitors around our region, this is the midst of bowling season. more »»

Red Sox, Pirates teach chemistry lesson

November 5, 2013 For as much as baseball fans in our region loved to follow the Pittsburgh Pirates this season, there is something to be said about the magical run of the Boston Red Sox, which ended in a World Serie... more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Lady Lions, racing, pink events highlight season

October 22, 2013 Some general observations while using the Penn State football off-week to continue to relish in the quadruple-overtime win over Michigan… n While football in Happy Valley is still in full swing,... more »»

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