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Huntington makes the right choice

June 10, 2012 When Stanford pitcher Mark Appel slid down the board to the eighth slot in the Major League Draft earlier this week, most Pirate fans knew General Manager Neal Huntington couldn’t lay off a... more »»

Cyclist lived each day to the fullest

June 3, 2012 Our community recently lost a great person in the form of Mark Sherlock, whose obituary appeared in the Mirror on May 22. more »»

Letters to the sports editor

May 27, 2012 I would like to give John Austin kudos for all his work and hours he has put in to making the Juniata-Brubaker Field the second nicest field in Blair County, behind only Peoples Natural Gas Field. more »»

In battle with board, Harris is winning

May 19, 2012 Having been a lifelong fan of both Penn State and the Pittsburgh Steelers, I was pleased when the Steelers signed Franco Harris. more »»

Ex-SFU booster club president upset

May 13, 2012 I can’t begin to express my disappointment with the process utilized in the hiring of Rob Krimmel as the new St. Francis men’s basketball coach. I have been a very avid supporter of all St. more »»

Harris defends Paterno

May 6, 2012 NCAA President Mark Emmert has made a misleading, damaging and untrue statement, published by the Associated Press, when he included Joe Paterno on his list of coaches that were fired for misde. more »»

O’Brien will fix PSU weaknesses

April 29, 2012 Here’s how I see Penn State shaping up (and this is coming from a guy who saw his first Penn State game in 1959). At first I was very fearful of Bill O’Brien. more »»

Red Flash will be in good hands

April 22, 2012 In the 12 years since graduating from St. Francis College, many changes have come to my beloved alma mater. more »»

Early read on O'Brien is positive

April 15, 2012 My early impressions of Bill O’Brien: Like many other Penn Staters, I initially thought that getting a “big name” replacement for Coach Paterno was a must (like Jon Gruden) given the circumstanc. more »»

Coquese, Lady Lions making progress

April 1, 2012 You knew from the outset that the Lady Lions were playing out of their environment versus the East region’s No. 1 seed UConn. For the Lady Huskies, it was just another day at the offic. more »»

Business of NFL forced out Ward

March 25, 2012 I’m really disappointed to hear the news of Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward being released last week. Ward was clearly one of Pittsburgh’s must popular players. more »»

Mat coach Eckenrode reaches new "Heights"

March 18, 2012 We are wrestlers at Cambria Heights for coach Mike Eckenrode. more »»

Steeler brass shows it is ungrateful

March 11, 2012 There are three things that bother me about the Pittsburgh Steeler organization. Let me get this out of the way first: We all know ad nauseum,”Football is a business!” 1. more »»

Sports letters to the editor

March 3, 2012 After learning of Penn State naming the heir apparent to the late and legendary Joe Paterno, I was curious of how the PSU faithful would reac. more »»

Referees should curtail physical play

February 26, 2012 We appreciate all the work the PIAA does to provide excellence in selecting officials and providing an atmosphere of safety for all athletes. more »»

Paterno's passing a crying shame

February 12, 2012 I’m not ashamed to admit I cried when the news of Joe Paterno’s death was announced. more »»

Franco is much more than a coach

February 5, 2012 I vividly recall sitting in my room at Bucknell University nearly 19 years ago writing a letter to the Mirror in support of coach John Franc. more »»

Rename Beaver Stadium for Paterno

January 29, 2012 I write this with great grief knowing that our coach and beloved family leader Joe Paterno has passed away after 85 years. more »»

College sports rife with problems

January 22, 2012 I commend Benjamin Green for the insightful letter published in the sports mailbag last month. more »»

Fans need to give O'Brien a chance

January 15, 2012 Why is everyone — especially former Penn State football players — jumping off the boat in regards to Bill O’Brien? People are overreacting and becoming too emotional. more »»

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