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Ireland trip unnecesary

September 7, 2014 Ireland trip unnecessary How did Penn State and Central Florida ever think of playing a season-opening football game in Ireland? The combined cost of such a ridiculous spectacle would send kids all... more »»

PSU a couple of years

August 24, 2014 I have very mixed emotions about my expectations for Penn State this season. I am hanging onto James Franklin’s every word about what he expects from the Nittany Lions this season. more »»

Dangel left special legacy at Central

August 17, 2014 Former local athlete, teacher and coach Fred Dangel passed from this life last month. more »»

Sterling only guilty of stupidity

July 27, 2014 I’m not much of an NBA fan, but I am a fan of free speech and this Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers thing, continues to bother me. more »»

YMCA race brings out champions

July 13, 2014 I just came from the Angie Gioiosa July 4 races in Altoona (5K, 15K and 2-mile walk) where my daughter ran the 5K, and my son ran the 15K. more »»

PSU departures mark curious turn

July 5, 2014 I couldn’t help but notice the recent announcement regarding four Penn State players transferring or leaving the football program. more »»

Central gave fans memorable year

June 29, 2014 Typically the coaches and athletes would thank the fans for their support during the course of a season, but I want to flip that a little and thank the Central Dragons for what they have done for th... more »»

Clean water act must consider sportsmen

June 15, 2014 Rep. Bill Shuster held a field hearing in Altoona last month to discuss the “federal overreach” of the Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

Retiring ADs deserve their kudos

June 8, 2014 This is in reply to John Hartsock’s recent article concerning the retirement of athletic directors Debbie Appleman of Williamsburg High School and Suz Price of Juniata Valley High Schoo. more »»

Government should stay out of sports

June 1, 2014 I can no longer hold my tongue on this matter. more »»

McGloin to Texans?

May 18, 2014 McGloin to Texans? My gut feel tells me Matt McGloin will wind up as Oakland’s third-team quarterback. more »»

Clippers’ owner lost his freedom

May 4, 2014 I have been hearing for years that we are losing our rights and freedoms. I just thought that was the rambling of cranky old people stuck in the past. I should have started listening long ago. more »»

Early signs on Franklin are positive

April 20, 2014 I read Cory Giger’s column about coach James Franklin and agree he will take this Penn State program in a new direction. more »»

Band participation requires commitment

April 6, 2014 The definition of sport, according to Google is “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.” Dictionary. more »»

Tiger Woods will miss Masters

April 1, 2014 Tiger Woods had surgery on his ailing back and said Tuesday he will miss the Masters for the first time in his caree. more »»

Ruth, Taylor end remarkable journey

March 30, 2014 It’s a bittersweet time for those of us who are passionate about Penn State wrestling. more »»

Lincoln Park shows unfairness of PIAA

March 23, 2014 Lincoln Park Charter School for the Performing Arts will be the PIAA Class A state champions in 2014. As I write this with a week left in the PIAA basketball playoffs, I have no doub. more »»

PIAA wrestling format needs revamped

March 9, 2014 After Saturday at the Double AA Regional Wrestling Tournament, when will the coaches from District 5 and 6 admit they cannot compete against the WPIAL and finally force the PIAA to make a new... more »»

Giving credit to Tussey’s unsung hero

March 2, 2014 From the perspective of a Tussey Mountain High School sports fan: The Lady Titans have had an outstanding season and are very deserving of the accolades they’ve received. more »»

Sam’s sexuality shouldn’t be an issue

February 23, 2014 Sports have evolved and changed over the years. There have been new ways of looking at sports and the roles sports play in our society. more »»

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