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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 »»

Museum anniversary coming up

April 17, 2012 It’s more than Blue-White Weekend at Penn State. It’s also the kick off to the 10th anniversary celebration of the Penn State All-Sports Museum, conveniently located at Beaver Stadiu. more »»

Bubba part of PGA’s bright future

April 10, 2012 You hear the name “Bubba” and it reminds you more of a barroom brawler than a professional golfer. more »»

NASCAR simply entertainining so far

April 3, 2012 Some general observations after the first six weeks of NASCAR racing: they’ve seen fire and they’ve seen rain… n The 2012 season has been wild and crazy, from the weather-plagued-and-fire-delayed... more »»

Fun to watch Spring in action

March 27, 2012 Driving up our dirt road this week, I happened upon an interesting sight. In a small clearing in the woods, I had the chance to watch the courtship of a flock of turkeys. more »»

Lion matmen dominate the weekend

March 20, 2012 Some miscellaneous thoughts while enjoying a pre-spring weekend with the windows wide open…. n What a weekend for Penn State athletics. more »»

Consol great home to Pens

March 13, 2012 A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit Consol Energy Center for the first time since it opened for the 2010-11 hockey season. more »»

Special day for PSU women

February 27, 2012 Sunday was a special day at the Bryce Jordan Center for a variety of reasons. more »»

Scholastic postseason always fun

February 21, 2012 This is a great time of the year; days are getting longer, spring is on the horizon, and just as the late-winter sun is beginning to warm up the sleeping ground, action is heating up on the high... more »»

‘Mighty Macs’ to grace the silver screen at Mount Aloysius

February 14, 2012 A basketball legend is coming to Mount Aloysius this Friday evening for a very special even. more »»

Local interest not so Super

February 7, 2012 Some miscellaneous thoughts while recovering from a Super Bowl-sans-Steelers. more »»

NFL encourages healthy kids

January 31, 2012 It’s one of my favorite commercials on television: Catchy music with an inspiring, driving beat is playing while images of tough-looking football players riding a bus flash across the screen. more »»

Time to remember Joe Paterno

January 24, 2012 It was a day we all knew would eventually come. At the same time, it somehow seemed like he could live forever. For as long as I can remember, I knew of Joe Paterno. more »»

Catching up on winter’s big stories

January 17, 2012 Some miscellaneous thoughts while wondering when I might get to use my snow shoes this winter… The weather outside is not so frightful, so winter sports lovers are feeling the frustration. more »»

Another Olympic year is here

January 10, 2012 Ringing in 2012 was especially exciting, not for the extra day we gain during this Leap Year, or even the highly-anticipated presidential campaign. more »»

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