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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 »»

SFU men's soccer in the spotlight

October 15, 2013 Fall of 2013 has already proven to be a banner season for the St. Francis men’s soccer team. The Red Flash, under seventh-year head coach Michael Casper, are riding their first-ever N. more »»

Everett dedicates season to teacher

October 8, 2013 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so pink will be a prime color on local athletic fields as teams work to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: It’s been fun rooting for the Pirates this season

October 1, 2013 Who would have imagined a fall when there are thousands of empty seats at Beaver Stadium, but you can’t get a ticket to a Pirates game? A September when the Steelers start 0-4, the Yankees are done,... more »»

Club sports keep them in the game

September 24, 2013 Within the halls of the White Building at Penn State’s University Park campus hang championship banners from years gone by. more »»

Fun part of NASCAR ready to begin

September 10, 2013 NASCAR’s championship chase begins this weekend with what should be a flurry of excitement and anticipation as Sprint Cup’s top drivers begin to do battle for the coveted crown. more »»

Happy to be talking about the Pirates

September 3, 2013 Some random thoughts while saying good-bye to summer with the Pittsburgh Pirates in first place... more »»

Wishing for a great school year

August 27, 2013 During a Pittsburgh Pirates game over the weekend, the broadcast featured clips of ballplayers talking about their favorite school time memories. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Disney movie encourages sportsmanship

August 20, 2013 Thanks to the musings of my 6-year old niece Maggie, I found myself sitting in the front row of a local movie theatre this weekend watching the new Disney movie, “Planes. more »»

Football on the horizon ... Strike up band

August 13, 2013 The students arrive for morning practice just as the fog is beginning to lift. Many have rolled out of bed earlier than they’ve had to all summer. more »»

‘There is no joy in Mudville’

August 6, 2013 Sports news this week is once again playing more like a police blotter than a highlight reel, as Major League Baseball makes a major move in the effort to crack down on the use of performance... more »»

Tweets, titles, international traveling

July 30, 2013 Some general observations while finding it hard to believe that NFL training camps are already underway and fall can’t be far behind … n We learned this week that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has... more »»

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