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NASCAR thoughts so far this year

March 22, 2016 Daytona seems far away in the rear-view mirror for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Serie. more »»

Spring sports season actually feels like it

March 15, 2016 It has truly felt like springtime for local sports teams, who officially opened spring practice last week. more »»

High school wrestling has its place in history

March 8, 2016 Pennsylvania has been the site of some of the most significant events in US histor. more »»

Goodman-Shaffer: Spring brings baseball, NASCAR fun

March 1, 2016 Some general observations while anxiously awaiting the groundhog-promised early spring: It’s one of the greatest exclamations in all of sports, right up there with “…and down the stretch they come…”... more »»

NASCAR teams ready to rumble

February 16, 2016 It’s Speedweeks in Daytona, with the first and biggest race of the NASCAR season just a few days away. more »»

Super Bowl commercials enlighten, inspire

February 9, 2016 The commercials for the Super Bowl have become almost as important as the big game itself, with this year’s 30-second spots costing upwards to $5 million. more »»

Team doctor inspires athletes, others to thrive

February 1, 2016 Nestled among the major sports facilities in the city of Pittsburgh is the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, the official practice and training facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins. more »»

There's still some good in the NFL

January 26, 2016 With all that’s happened in the NFL over the last few years, the sport of professional football had lost a bit of its luste. more »»

Lady Lions continue cancer fight

January 19, 2016 When the Penn State Lady Lions took to the floor at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday, they were playing for more than a check in the win column. more »»

Sports play out on Twitter

January 12, 2016 The Pittsburgh-Cincinnati playoff game Saturday, with all of its related drama, has been much more than water-cooler fodder over the last few day. more »»

Making 2016 resolutions

January 5, 2016 A new year is upon us, with all that goes with it, in life as well as in the world of sports. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Celebrating 2015 ... and the 1970s

December 29, 2015 Some general observations while preparing to say good-bye to another year… The old became new again in 2015, from recycled fashions to new chapters of franchise films from my generation’s childhood:... more »»

Tech the halls with fitness gifts and gadgets

December 22, 2015 It looks like those dreaming of a white Christmas, at least in central Pennsylvania, will be disappointed this year. more »»

Winter sports must bring out good sports

December 15, 2015 It may feel like baseball season outside, but ‘tis the season for winter sports. Tip-off events and holiday tournaments are popping up around the regio. more »»

Lady Lions’ ‘Rocky’ wins on field, off

December 8, 2015 The College Cup was nothing new for the Penn State women’s soccer program. more »»

A Pre-Holiday Ode to the Scarlet Dragons of Central

December 8, 2015 This year’s holiday poem is a shout-out to the school-history-making Central football team… ‘Twas some time before Christmas, and all through the Cove, The season unfolded like a great treasure... more »»

Giving thanks for leadership

November 24, 2015 In this week of Thanksgiving, we should pause amidst the holiday hustle and bustle to be mindful of those things for which we should be truly grateful: Things like family, health, friends, home,... more »»

Everett student has big dreams

November 17, 2015 While many high school seniors are trying to decide what to do after graduation, Everett three-sport athlete Eli Brambley has his future pretty well mapped out: Brambley has wanted to serve in the... more »»

Fall sports coming to a close

November 10, 2015 Some general observations as fall sports are quickly coming to a close ... it seems like just yesterday school was opening ... we blink and it’s November. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Gordon could go out on top as end nears

November 3, 2015 As NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series barrels down the home stretch and closer to crowning its 2015 champion, Jeff Gordon is making it very clear that he is not going out ... of the season, or his career .. more »»

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