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Sports Columns

Central Pennsylvania’s best golfers, by the decade

Although golf has been played in central Pennsylvania since the late 1890s, the game didn’t gain a strong foothold in our area until the 1920s when new courses like Blairmont, Park Hills, Tyrone and Summit Country Club opened to the public. With plenty of quality courses in place, ...

Hollidaysburg native big part of NBA success story

The heat wave sweeping the western part of the United States drove the temperature in Phoenix to a record 118 degrees the other day. Fortunately, Hollidaysburg and current Phoenix Suns senior vice president Jeff Bower joked Thursday night, “It’s only hot outside.” That’s not ...

Winning Tyrone pitcher adds to his family legacy

UNIVERSITY PARK — Oley Valley got a taste of professional-level pitching prior to Thursday’s PIAA Class 3A championship game against Tyrone. Lynx head coach Nate Reed, the 2018 Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year, who is still only 33 years old and is considering a return to playing with ...

Eagles buy into lofty goals

Check it out The Tyrone vs Oley Valley baseball game will air on WRTA-AM 1240 & 98.5-FM on Thursday beginning at 1:15 p.m. with the pre-game show. Dave Shannon will do the play-by-play with commentary from Chuck Banas. First pitch is set for 1:30 p.m. The game will also air live on the ...

Communities make night memorable

Tyrone senior pitcher Rodney Shultz said last week that a lot of bad memories from losing his junior season due to the coronavirus pandemic could be wiped out with a win over Central in the PIAA Class 3A state baseball semifinals on Monday. But even Shultz couldn’t have imagined the moment ...

Dragons, Eagles ready for moment

The Central and Tyrone baseball teams both left around 1:30 p.m. for their PIAA Class 3A quarterfinal games on Thursday. They were going opposite directions that day and may have actually even passed each other on the highway. But these two squads have been on a collision course for ...