The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usMon, 30 Nov 2015 03:11:47 EDTMon, 30 Nov 2015 03:11:47 EDT character outshines performancehttp://www.altoonamirror.com someone who holds to the larger ideals that Penn State has long represented, my favorite things about Christian Hackenberg are: 1) As a highly prized recruit, he kept to his commitment to enroll at Penn State during a time of crisis; 2) He...Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTParents should support coacheshttp://www.altoonamirror.com've been wanting to write this letter for many years. As a parent of two former scholar-athletes, I feel that now is the time. Too many times, parents live vicariously through their kids when it comes to sports.Sun, 22 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTGreat coaches win close gameshttp://www.altoonamirror.com's too bad Penn State's game with Northwestern had to come down to the 35 vs. 9 seconds. There were plenty of other missed opportunities. Somehow the great coaches seem to win thes.Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTSunday Sports Mailbaghttp://www.altoonamirror.com though the Pirates didn't make the World Series, I still watched it this year.Sun, 8 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDTSoccer ref exits with mixed emotionshttp://www.altoonamirror.com've spent 32 years as a volunteer, in several capacities, for the Altoona American Youth Soccer Organization, Region 452. For 29 of those years, I officiated soccer matches of youth ages 12 to 19.Sun, 1 Nov 2015 00:00:00 EDT