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More rule changes on the way in NASCAR

January 13, 2015 It seems like NASCAR just crowned Kevin Harvick the 2014 champion, but after a brief holiday break, stock car teams (as well as fans) are already looking ahead to 2015. more »»

Boston Marathon trial a somber reminder

January 6, 2015 Jury selection for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has begun, with the trial expected to begin on Jan. 26. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Resolutions for a New Year

December 30, 2014 President John F. Kennedy said, “Effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. more »»

Sports gives us a break from holiday

December 23, 2014 Some general observations while growing tired of the grueling “sport” of holiday shopping… n The Penn State women’s volleyball team will spend another semester break celebrating a national... more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Local programs cultivate teamwork, integrity

December 16, 2014 I finally had the chance to see the movie “Draft Day. more »»

Holiday ode to BG football

December 9, 2014 Twas some time before Christmas, and all through Altoona The Marauders remained as the last big kahuna. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Observations for changing seasons

December 2, 2014 Some general observations while marveling at the number of all-terrain vehicles traveling our dirt road pre-dawn, heading toward hunting camp on the opening day of deer season: n While the sport of... more »»

Sports offers thankful moments

November 25, 2014 It seems like the holiday season comes a little earlier every year. We start seeing Christmas decorations even before Halloween, and more and more stores are opening on Thanksgiving Day. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Bedford hiker completes first leg of 20-year goal

November 18, 2014 Garry Goss is probably walking with a little more spring in his step this mont. more »»

Tribute to vets a part of sports

November 11, 2014 Tune in to your favorite sporting events this week, and you just may catch a little more camo than usual. more »»

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 »»

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