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Camps teach teamwork

July 21, 2015 Summer is camp time, and whether the theme is baseball or band, math or leadership, soccer, or survival, there’s more than hamburgers and hot dogs on the men. more »»

Stopping to enjoy summertime

July 14, 2015 Some summertime sports observations while noting how quickly the time seems to fly by after the 4th of July…football camps will start before you know it. more »»

Team USA inspires with championship

July 8, 2015 It was a win for the ages. The U.S. women’s soccer team capturing its first World Cup Championship since 1999 in dramatic fashion Sunday in Canada. more »»

Writer’s tweet sparks debate on sports

June 30, 2015 It probably seemed like a harmless, albeit insensitive tweet at the time when Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit described women’s sports as “not worth watching” during a women’s World Cup soccer... more »»

Fathers impact girls sports

June 23, 2015 I spent Father’s Day weekend at a youth softball tournament watching girls ages 12 to 14 pitch, hit, bunt, field and slide through round robin and bracket play. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Penn State lacrosse mourns goalkeeper’s death

June 16, 2015 The Penn State athletics family is mourning lacrosse goalkeeper (John) Connor Darcey, who died in a car accident Friday in Boston just weeks shy of his 22nd birthday. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: New fan is intrigued by American Ninja Warrior

June 9, 2015 I’m not sure how I missed the first six seasons of the NBC/Esquire TV show, “American Ninja Warrior,” but I recently found myself drawn into this unique combination of athletic competition and... more »»

A message, and a lesson, for the graduating seniors in the area

June 2, 2015 This week, you will put on your caps and gowns, walk across a stage, gymnasium or football field to receive your diplomas and bid farewell to high school. more »»

Taking time to remember America’s team

May 26, 2015 Memorial Day is one of the most special holidays of the year. more »»

Gordon fan gets surprise

May 19, 2015 NASCAR fan Donna Lloyd of Tyrone picked rookie Jeff Gordon as “her” driver when he first came on the national scene in 1992. He was just 21 years old. She was 62 ... more »»

Observations on area’s spring sports scene

May 12, 2015 Some random spring sport observations while recognizing all that mothers do for sports, from taxi service to laundry, first aid to cheering section… Major League Baseball’s Mother’s Day festivities... more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Brooks’ songs inspire athletes, cowboys

May 5, 2015 In the arena that’s home to the Penn State basketball teams, PIAA competitions and even NCAA athletic events, Garth Brooks took center stage this past weekend, rounding out his multi-date on-campus... more »»

NASCAR’s good, bad and sad

April 28, 2015 It is often said that sport is a microcosm of life, and this past week in NASCAR has reflected the good, the bad and the sad of both… The ever-controversial Kurt Busch took the checkered flag at... more »»

Movers, shakers and record-breakers

April 21, 2015 Let’s recognize some significant moves and milestones in Pennsylvania women’s athletics. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Browns trying to repair Manziel’s nature

April 14, 2015 ESPN reported over the weekend that Cleveland Quarterback Johnny Manziel has been released from rehab and would begin his quest to return to the football fiel. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: Batch inspires with leadership lessons

April 7, 2015 “Greatness doesn’t live here.” That was how former Steeler quarterback Charlie Batch opened a thoughtful discussion with an audience of regional business leaders in Johnstown last week. more »»

Kentucky still the talk of the town

March 31, 2015 The NCAA’s March Madness has been as entertaining as ever. more »»

Woy has up close view of the madness

March 24, 2015 NCAA basketball came to the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh for second-and-third round action last week, and amidst all of the madness was Everett native, Ethan Wo. more »»

Goodman Shaffer: St. Patrick’s Day signals change in USA, Europe

March 17, 2015 One year ago today, I was celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in the Emerald Isle itself. more »»

PSU alumnus Smith to share international basketball stories

March 10, 2015 The Penn State All-Sports Museum continues its Ellen Perry Speaker Series next week, welcoming former professional basketball star Tyler Smith to the Clemen’s Family Theatre. more »»

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