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Baumgarner deserved series MVP

November 9, 2014 By now the dust has settled on this year’s World Series. Congratulations to the Giants for winning three of the last five years and a special congratulations to Madison Bumgarner on World Series MV. more »»

Franklin, staff deserve full support

November 2, 2014 I was disheartened to read a recent article outlining how coach James Franklin seemed discouraged by the recent criticism leveled at the Penn State football coaches by fans on Twitter. more »»

Will PSU win enough for a bowl?

October 26, 2014 For this year’s Penn State football team, there is that old proverbial good news/bad news situation. The good news is that the Lions are now bowl eligible this yea. more »»

MAILBAG

October 19, 2014 Frustrated by Michigan game, Lions’ fan can barely watch It’s Monday afternoon, and I’m just now emerging from the fog of Saturday’s Penn State-Michigan game. more »»

Hartsock's coverage exhaustive

October 12, 2014 I want to commend John Hartsock on his exhaustive, detailed summary and analysis of the Pirate season, beginning with Josh Harrison’s incredible and inspiring year. more »»

Appreciating NASCAR, coverage

October 5, 2014 I’d like to commend those responsible at the Altoona Mirror for the great NASCAR coverage. more »»

Plenty of intriguing matchups await

September 28, 2014 With the Major League Baseball playoffs only a few days away, a lot of interesting matchups have the potential to play out in a few weeks. I. Logistics matchups A) Battle of the Bay — Giants v. more »»

The world has lost a great man

September 21, 2014 If you weren’t looking or not paying attention, you might have missed it. That’s the way Henry Lee would have wanted it, though. Never one for fanfare or limelight, Lee was a giant of a man. more »»

NCAA still has work to do

September 14, 2014 The NCAA still doesn’t get it, and they still haven’t gotten it right. Yes, I, too, am delighted with the news this week that bowl and scholarship sanctions have been lifted immediately. more »»

Ireland trip unnecesary

September 7, 2014 Ireland trip unnecessary How did Penn State and Central Florida ever think of playing a season-opening football game in Ireland? The combined cost of such a ridiculous spectacle would send kids all... more »»

PSU a couple of years

August 24, 2014 I have very mixed emotions about my expectations for Penn State this season. I am hanging onto James Franklin’s every word about what he expects from the Nittany Lions this season. more »»

Dangel left special legacy at Central

August 17, 2014 Former local athlete, teacher and coach Fred Dangel passed from this life last month. more »»

Sterling only guilty of stupidity

July 27, 2014 I’m not much of an NBA fan, but I am a fan of free speech and this Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers thing, continues to bother me. more »»

YMCA race brings out champions

July 13, 2014 I just came from the Angie Gioiosa July 4 races in Altoona (5K, 15K and 2-mile walk) where my daughter ran the 5K, and my son ran the 15K. more »»

PSU departures mark curious turn

July 5, 2014 I couldn’t help but notice the recent announcement regarding four Penn State players transferring or leaving the football program. more »»

Central gave fans memorable year

June 29, 2014 Typically the coaches and athletes would thank the fans for their support during the course of a season, but I want to flip that a little and thank the Central Dragons for what they have done for th... more »»

Clean water act must consider sportsmen

June 15, 2014 Rep. Bill Shuster held a field hearing in Altoona last month to discuss the “federal overreach” of the Environmental Protection Agency. more »»

Retiring ADs deserve their kudos

June 8, 2014 This is in reply to John Hartsock’s recent article concerning the retirement of athletic directors Debbie Appleman of Williamsburg High School and Suz Price of Juniata Valley High Schoo. more »»

Government should stay out of sports

June 1, 2014 I can no longer hold my tongue on this matter. more »»

McGloin to Texans?

May 18, 2014 McGloin to Texans? My gut feel tells me Matt McGloin will wind up as Oakland’s third-team quarterback. more »»

 
 
 

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