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Goodman Shaffer: Pirates fans finally get to celebrate on-field fireworks

July 5, 2011 For the first time since 1999, the Pirates stood above the .500 mark on July 4th, giving their fans reason to hold their heads high this Independence Day holiday. more »»

McIlroy redemption story teaches important lesson

June 21, 2011 Remember the show “Wide World of Sports,” where the announcer dramatically spoke of “the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat?” Rory McIlroy has experienced both ends of the emotional spectrum... more »»

Remembering a special friend and noting a milestone

June 14, 2011 It’s been a significant week for sports in Pennsylvania, as the Keystone State welcomed more than 2,000 Special Olympians for the Summer Games, and more than 100,000 race fans for the NASCAR event a... more »»

Olympics not special without volunteers

June 7, 2011 It is a very important week in University Park, as Penn State prepares to welcome more than 2,000 athletes and 750-plus coaches for the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Game. more »»

PSU to name Chambers

June 3, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Pat Chambers will be Penn State's new men's head basketball coach. He is expected to be introduced Monday. more »»

Future bright for Penn State softball program

May 25, 2011 Certainly, the big Penn State news of the week is the departure of men’s basketball coach, Ed DeChellis. However, it is also a time to celebrate a significant step for another blue and white progra. more »»

State parks are fun, inexpensive

May 17, 2011 New Year’s is long gone, but I’m making a resolution. Call it my summer mission to gain a better appreciation for our region’s state parks. more »»

Lady Lions trying out for Team USA

May 10, 2011 The college basketball season may be over, but the honors keep rolling in for the Penn State Lady Lions. more »»

Sports show how US unites

May 3, 2011 The news came down Sunday evening: American Navy Seals have killed Osama bin Lade. more »»

Try listening to NASCAR on the radio

April 26, 2011 A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a great radio call can paint a colorful portrait of NASCAR racing. Some say it’s difficult to appreciate the sport while watching on televisio. more »»

Running for wounded warriors

April 19, 2011 Bob Volkert describes his first 10k race by saying “It’s going to be awesome.” Bob Volkert has been training for the prestigious “Bolder Boulder 10K” since there was still snow on the ground. more »»

Morrisons Cove Park celebrates 90th anniversary

April 12, 2011 It was a very special weekend for the Park at Morrisons Cove, as generations of volunteers and supporters celebrated the 90th anniversary of this very special recreational facility. more »»

Martinsville connects generations

April 5, 2011 NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series Rolled into Martinsville, Virginia this week for one of the great races of the year. more »»

Excitement in local sports keeps growing

March 28, 2011 What a postseason it has been for area basketball! With the Pittsburgh and Penn State men and S. more »»

Navy women earn respect

March 22, 2011 The NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament came to Central Pennsylvania, providing much more than a home-court advantage for the Penn State Lady Lions. more »»

Spring is more than flowers and long days

March 15, 2011 Is it spring yet? The groundhog turned out to be untrustworthy this year, with snow flurries remaining in the forecast, and skiers hoping for a few more weekends of the white stuff. more »»

Sportsmanship tested this time of year

March 8, 2011 Sportsmanship is defined in Webster’s dictionary as: “taking a loss or defeat without complaint, or victory without gloating, and treating one’s opponents with fairness, generosity, courtesy, e. more »»

‘Pink Zone’ brings out many Lady Lion memories

March 1, 2011 The Penn State Lady Lion basketball team hosted its annual “Pink Zone” game on Sunday, bringing thousands of fans together, along with hundreds of breast cancer survivors. more »»

Area woman gives on and off the court

February 15, 2011 “I always think you should give more than you get.” Those simple words sum up the philosophy of 19-year-old Lauren Oldham. more »»

Attentions turn to NASCAR, Earnhardt anniversary

February 8, 2011 Now that football is officially over, what is left to look forward to this winter? Certainly, the NHL playoffs promise to be exciting in Pennsylvania with the Flyers and Penguins standing 1-2... more »»

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