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Goodman Shaffer: Local crew honored to umpire softball title game

July 23, 2013 It was a mid-June evening in Happy Valley when four local umpires stepped out of the tunnel at Nittany Lion Softball Park to officiate their first career PIAA Championship game. more »»

Age just a number in sports

July 16, 2013 Baseball’s All-Star break is full of age reference. more »»

Summer and sports go hand in hand

July 9, 2013 There’s so much for a sports fan to love about summertime in Central Pennsylvania! With the sun shining for hours after school-night curfews, kids and adults play basketball on Blair County blacktop... more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Enjoying Bucs’ success this summer

July 2, 2013 There’s nothing like a summertime baseball game, especially in a great ballpark like Pittsburgh’s PNC. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Remembering a special softball coach

June 25, 2013 If you’ve played a sport for any amount of time, then you’ve most likely been impacted by a special coach. For me, that coach was Charlotte Anderson. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Sports honor dads on Father’s Day

June 18, 2013 Some general observations as the sports world celebrates Father’s Day. The connection between fathers and sports seems to be not only timeless but never ending. more »»

Olympics ‘special’ for officers

June 11, 2013 The sight of those circling red and blue police lights in your rear view mirror can illicit feelings of anxiety, fear and maybe even anger. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: NASCAR salutes military before Memorial Day

May 28, 2013 We all know that Memorial Day weekend should be about more than picnics and partie. more »»

Some best wishes as summer approaches

May 21, 2013 Some general observations while hoping for a little bit more spring before the all-out scorching heat of summertime begins. more »»

Reality TV offers lessons in adventure

May 14, 2013 Reality TV continues to dominate the evening network and cable lineups, with the spring finales giving way to the summertime schedul. more »»

Ice cream and baseball a good match

May 7, 2013 It’s a familiar sight this time of year: a bright neon glow illuminating the sliding window while fidgety youngsters in dirty pants and colorful jerseys wait in lin. more »»

Love of family, history drive Bedford Speedway promoter

April 30, 2013 When the Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2011, a huge question hung over the historic trac. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: PSU athletics shine during Blue-White weekend

April 23, 2013 Some observations from Penn State’s Blue-White weekend, which continues to grow far beyond a football scrimmage. more »»

Blast reveals tragedy, triumph

April 16, 2013 Like citizens across the United States, I spent much of my Patriots Day wondering how a peaceful sports tradition could turn so unbelievably heartbreakin. more »»

Patrick proving herself

April 9, 2013 Six races into the NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Danica Patrick is holding her own among the best stock car racers in the world. more »»

Drawing inspiration from adversity

April 2, 2013 It was a disturbing and horrifying sight: Louisville’s Kevin Ware suffering a broken leg during the NCAA Midwest Regional Final. more »»

Commentary: Weather hurting spring sports

March 26, 2013 Some general thoughts while still wondering when the “out like a lamb” part of March will actually get here ... more »»

Some good reasons to think spring

March 19, 2013 The calendar says that spring starts Wednesday. The Vernal Equinox is March 20, 2013. more »»

An interesting Link between hoops and golf

March 13, 2013 By day, he’s a student-athlete at Mount Aloysius College, a stand-out on the Mounties’ golf tea. more »»

A great time to celebrate girl power in the world

March 5, 2013 For the Library of Congress, along with a number of other federal institutions, March is “Women’s History Month. more »»

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