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Goodman Shaffer: Dell a role model to all

October 2, 2012 When Natalie Dell returned to her native Bedford County last week, she brought with her the experience of an Olympic champion, but also the inspirational tale of the seemingly-insurmountable... more »»

Time to remember NFL Films

September 25, 2012 The music is familiar and now iconic: a dramatic orchestral romp, serving as the background to amazing images of professional football. more »»

Never too young to golf

September 4, 2012 While many elementary school students spent the summer enjoying pool time and play time, 11-year-old Kyler Pennabaker of New Paris was among a committed group of central Pennsylvania youth competing... more »»

Getting ready for fall sports and hunting

August 21, 2012 Some general observations while getting excited for fall sports… n It’s hard not to think about the hundreds of central Pennsylvania football players strapping on the pads in preparation for the 201... more »»

Girl power a highlight of Olympics

August 14, 2012 With the closing ceremonies now over, and athletes heading back to their respective countries, the post-Olympic boom has begu. more »»

Olympics providing lots of drama

July 31, 2012 Some scattered observations while trying to cram 60-plus hours of televised Olympic coverage into 18 waking hours a da. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Searching for super-heroes in the real world

July 24, 2012 This summer, millions have enjoyed watching the newest super-hero movies, “The Amazing Spider-Man’’ and “The Dark Knight Rises. more »»

Wimbledon storylines very intriguing

July 10, 2012 It is always fun to enjoy breakfast while watching Wimbledon’s championship weekend, and this year was no exception. more »»

Getting down to business while golfing

July 3, 2012 Throughout the summer months, it seems like every week brings with it another chance to play golf. Not just for fun, but for busines. more »»

Chasing Olympic dream hits home

June 26, 2012 The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are just one month away, with attention turning to the U.S. qualifying events. more »»

Junior snaps slump on Father’s Day

June 19, 2012 During the last few laps of Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 in Michigan, the No. 88 Chevrolet pulled away from Tony Stewart and the rest of the field. more »»

Medical crisis brings Igoe into sports world

June 13, 2012 Dalton Igoe rests in a Pittsburgh hospital bed, just weeks after undergoing a heart transplant. more »»

Special Olympics inspiring

June 12, 2012 After a stormy Thursday afternoon, the clouds parted and blue sky and sunshine shone through for the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games. more »»

Adventure ‘sports’ growing in popularity

June 5, 2012 I remember as a kid spending summer days at amusement parks and water parks; it was always a blast to test out the latest roller coaster, enjoy a new thrill ride or slip through a tunnel down a wet... more »»

Spelling Bee entertains, inspires

May 29, 2012 Competition comes in many shapes, sizes and arenas. more »»

Camping, cookouts and sports

May 22, 2012 This weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, with special sales on barbecue grills and pool supplies, camping equipment and sunscreen. more »»

Graduation reminds us that athletes are students also

May 15, 2012 Caps and gowns grace the front page of the newspaper, roadside balloons announce parties honoring high school seniors, and pick-up trucks and U-Hauls are curbside at local universities, all marking... more »»

Rivera’s love of game very inspirational

May 8, 2012 For every athlete and sports fan, the video was difficult to watch: Mariano Rivera shagging fly balls during batting practice until he twists his knee on the warning track and wincing in pain, falls... more »»

Observations as spring seasons, eras end

May 1, 2012 Some general observations while enjoying what is hopefully a permanent change in the weather, and wondering how many spring sporting events have been canceled for snow or rain this season… Last week... more »»

Walk to honor vets, Latterner will be held

April 24, 2012 While spring may be on hold for a couple of days, charity walk season is definitely here, with many opportunities to enjoy good exercise for a great cause almost every weekend somewhere in our region. more »»

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