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Pirates fail to capitalize on the moment

October 2, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Let’s get this obligatory part out of the way first: The Pirates had a very good season, and it’s always special to make the playoffs in the major leagues, simply because it’s harder to... more »»


Philip Cmor

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Scott Franco

Cory Giger

Todd Irwin

John Mehno

Michael Boytim

Tom Schmitt

Schmitt: Change common with high school soccer teams

September 12, 2013 With the scholastic soccer season now under way, change seems to be the word most applicable to the high school scene this fall. more »»

Michael Boytim

Coach K has high praise for Pitt

January 28, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Pitt’s decision to leave the Big East and join the Atlantic Coast Conference got its biggest stamp of approval yet Monday night at the Petersen Events Center. more »»

Neil Rudel

Hard to imagine a better time of the year

March 20, 2014 Some random thoughts as, finally, we may be heading toward spring: n The best three days of the year are the first two days of the NCAA Tournament — today and Friday — and the NFL’s championship... more »»

Tom Schmitt

Travel soccer teams becoming the big thing in our area

March 31, 2014 It looks as though the lingering hard winter may finally subside enough to begin a very active season of regional spring soccer in our area. more »»

Neil Rudel

Franklin touched by support

April 13, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — There may be no sporting event in which attendance is more closely tied to the weather than an annual spring football game, and when James Franklin awoke to a gorgeous blue and... more »»

Tom Schmitt

Before you know it, World Cup tournament will be upon us

May 8, 2014 The biggest event for the world’s most popular sport is rapidly approaching this summer with the 2014 Men’s World Cup Tournament. Team USA is gearing up to make their hardest run ever at the title. more »»

Neil Rudel

Draft days may spread to local roots

June 5, 2014 Some recent news items in sports worthy of comment while savoring the paper even more now that you can read it early in the morning on the porch: ITEM: Draft days approach. more »»

Tom Schmitt

Schmitt: World Cup begins as Brazil’s violence increases

June 8, 2014 Thursday marks the start of the biggest event for the world’s most popular sport, the World Cup of Soccer. The kickoff game Thursday in Brazil will feature the host country taking on Croatia. The U.S. more »»

Neil Rudel

Ingold winds up ‘great ride’ at Penn State Altoona

June 29, 2014 Fredina Ingold has spent the last few weeks with tears in her eyes. After working practically her entire career at Penn State, Ingold is retiring. more »»

Tom Schmitt

Soccer growing in US, but national team still has issues

July 3, 2014 American support for their U.S. World Cup soccer team was at a fever pitch as it entered the round of 16s against Belgium. Record numbers had ventured to Brazil to support their team. This U.. more »»

Kellie Goodman

Pinball making a comeback

July 29, 2014 What do you think of when you hear the word “pinball?” Maybe the opening of the TV Show “Happy Days,” or a rebellious icon from the 1960’s and ‘70’s? Pinball machines may seem like something from... more »»

Neil Rudel

Coaches, players working on mutual trust

August 5, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s tough to imagine a more battled-scarred college football team in America than the one spread out by positions across the Beaver Stadium turf on a gorgeous Monday during Penn... more »»

Tom Schmitt

Tyrone, BG poised for big years

August 10, 2014 The start of the scholastic soccer season is just around the corner with PIAA practices beginning on Monday. more »»

Kellie Goodman

Back to school reminders: Concussions

August 12, 2014 School buses will be rolling again very soon throughout central Pennsylvania, and already sports teams are hitting their respective fields for preseason practices. more »»

Neil Rudel

Blitz becoming staple of PSU ‘D’

September 7, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has long been known for its defense, but it hasn’t necessarily gotten its reputation by being overly aggressive. more »»

Kellie Goodman

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 »»

Neil Rudel

Hackenberg shows greatness

September 14, 2014 PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The great ones have short memories and thrive best in the clutch. more »»

Kellie Goodman

Opportunity open to NFL amid scandals

September 16, 2014 Every day seems to bring growing problems for the NFL. more »»

Neil Rudel

Belton’s patience, versatility rewarded

September 21, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Bill Belton was enduring his postgame media request Saturday evening until a question came up concerning what he liked best about the Nittany Lions’ 48-7 waltz over Massachusetts i... more »»

Tom Schmitt

Altoona’s Alexander a constant in years of change

September 22, 2014 As the scholastic soccer season heads into full swing, Altoona Area High School boys coach Dave Alexander heads toward a mileston. more »»

Kellie Goodman

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 »»

Neil Rudel

Flaws catch up to Lions

September 28, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — In two of its first four games this season, against Central Florida and Rutgers, Penn State was trailing in the final two minutes only to be rescued by late-game heroics. more »»

Kellie Goodman

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 »»

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