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'Hank' taught us a life lesson

April 17, 2011 Having grown up in south Altoona and lived on the same block as Dick Hankinson and his wife, Donna, I can’t remember a time before I knew him. We called him “Hank. more »»

Rubbing elbows

March 27, 2011 One of the best moments of my life came when I met Maurkice Pouncey, the starting center for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When I was on vacation at Disney World recently, my Pap, Danny Pfeilstucker S. more »»

Guarding against substance abuse

March 5, 2011 We know when kids are involved in sports and other positive activities, this participation is usually a protective factor — a protective factor that helps reduce risky behaviors and use of harmful... more »»

Steelers, Packers have earned spot in big game

February 5, 2011 Today, at Cowboys Stadium just outside of Dallas, the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Green Bay Packers for the right to hold up the 45th edition of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. more »»

Enjoying some of football’s best quips

January 23, 2011 Which major sport provides by far the most metaphorical allusions to history, politics and literature? Without question, it is footbal. more »»

Father Bede touched many lives

January 2, 2011 St. Francis University buried one of its true legends last month. The Rev. Bede Hines, T.O.R., passed away on Dec. 1 at the age of 92. more »»

PSU players are paid with tradition

December 26, 2010 With all the controversy surrounding Cam Newton and the allegations that he or his father may have accepted money to play college football, a dark storm cloud has been cast over Auburn University. more »»

Kelly will rejuvenate Notre Dame

December 12, 2010 Many old Notre Dame fans remember the last time the Fighting Irish were a national power. The younger generations of Irish fans have not been able to experience the glory years. more »»

Ward set standards for receivers

November 28, 2010 Streak ends, but legacy will live on Steelers fans might want to forget the team’s terrible performance against New England two weeks ago, but it is a game that Hines Ward will never forget. more »»

Eager for next Steeler-Raider chapter

November 21, 2010 The Oakland Raiders invade Heinz Field today for the second straight season to play the Pittsburgh Steelers. more »»

NHL fights important to games

November 7, 2010 In 2004, Colorado Avalanche rookie Steve Moore suffered three broken vertebrae and a concussion during a game after he was punched from behind by the Vancouver Canucks’ Todd Bertuzzi. more »»

PSU needs to call an audible

October 31, 2010 Penn State football needs a change. No, not that change! I will not argue for the replacement of the team’s front man amidst this less-than-perfect season. more »»

Friendship provided a 'spark'

October 31, 2010 In the summer of 1961, a lanky 17-year-old senior to be at Reynoldsville-Sykesville High School (now part of DuBois Area) called the head football coach to tell the coach that he was going to go out... more »»

Nutrition, hydration needed for athlete to reach potential

October 24, 2010 Almost everyone dreams of becoming a star athlete. Filling arenas with thousands of fans screaming your name and having millions of admirers are just a couple of the perk. more »»

Facing slings and arrows, Paterno deserves fan support

October 17, 2010 “I give this heavy weight from off my head And this unwieldy sceptre from my hand, The pride of kingly sway from out my heart. more »»

Offseason could fuel Steelers' fire

September 12, 2010 In its best years, team has responded well to adversity Never in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers has there been a more tumultuous offseason than in 201. more »»

Public-private issue ‘crybaby central’

August 29, 2010 There was a story in the Marion (Ohio) Star recently, indicating that the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA, the PIAA’s Ohio counterpart) is looking at separating the public and private... more »»

Getting in the mood for football

August 15, 2010 T here is a feeling among some of our citizens that football is becoming too serious a business. On one level, perhaps. But on another level, maybe no. more »»

Greenberg, Ryan win control of Rangers

August 5, 2010 (Editor's note: Chuck Greenberg owned the Altoona Curve from 2002-2008). By ANGELA K. more »»

Steinbrenner’s impact undeniable

July 18, 2010 As a youngster, I looked forward to Yankee Stadium visits, and while working in Manhattan years later, I used to head to the Bronx to see an occasional game. more »»

 
 

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