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July 4th race impressive

July 10, 2011 I would like to publicly acknowledge everyone involved in hosting the Fourth of July races in Altoona. more »»

Ohio State deserves its fate

July 3, 2011 Finally — unlike Rich Foust from Troy, Ohio, and David Winters of Altoona — someone from Ohio State’s trustees, Terry Jurgen, saw and admitted guilt and troubles in Ohio State’s value systems. more »»

North Carolina deserves same treatment as OSU

June 26, 2011 With all the great reporting the Mirror did in the “Ohio State scandal,” I’m sure the Mirror will do the same justice with North Carolina and all the “major” violations that have been handed to them... more »»

JoePa, Coach K two peas in a pod

June 19, 2011 When I saw in the Altoona Mirror that Mike Krzyzewski, basketball coach at Duke, and Penn State’s Joe Paterno, the winningest football coach in Division I, would be interviewed together by ESPN for ... more »»

Penn State needed to think bigger

June 11, 2011 I read with heightened interest articles and letters (opinions) regarding the coaching recruitment for the Penn State men’s basketball progra. more »»

PSU to name Chambers

June 3, 2011 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Pat Chambers will be Penn State's new men's head basketball coach. He is expected to be introduced Monday. more »»

Reports: Tressel resigns at Ohio State

May 30, 2011 News broke this morning that Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has resigned. Tressel had been suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for his role in NCAA rules violations. more »»

Mixed feelings on DeChellis exit

May 29, 2011 My wife and I walked into Blair County Ballpark on Monday evening and heard a ticket taker call me over to tell me something. more »»

Dodson leaves as true champion

May 15, 2011 Two of my children, Willie and Hallie Morse, competed for State College Area High School and against Altoona Area High School, and I simply wanted to let folks in District 6 area know how many of us... more »»

Conlon enters ‘God’s stadium’

May 8, 2011 John Conlon was a role model as well as an icon. He gave over 40 years of his life teaching boys between the ages of 9 to 13 how to play football. John had five girls and no sons. more »»

Pirates should demote Alvarez

May 1, 2011 As the first month of the baseball season comes to a close, Pirate fans have to wonder how long Clint Hurdle will stick with Pedro Alvarez. more »»

Sunday sports mailbag

April 24, 2011 Real Pittsburgh fans root no matter what Pittsburgh sports fans ... shame on you! I see a lot of Steeler stickers, Penguin posters and Penn State paraphernalia in the area. more »»

Guilfoyle tradition shows its unity

April 9, 2011 On April 3, the Sunday Mirror came to my house, and being a sports fan, I grabbed the sports section first and started glancing at some of the article titles. more »»

Not thrilled with private schools in PIAA

April 3, 2011 I just got done watching the first public school since District 6’s own Juniata Valley in 1996 win the PIAA Class A basketball championship — kind of. more »»

Future bright for Lady Lions, matmen

March 27, 2011 I was away and missed seeing Penn State vs. Temple in the NCAA Tournament and as well as the Lady Lions’ first game. more »»

Let’s give DeChellis some credit

March 20, 2011 I was one of the biggest dissenters. I was down on Penn State’s basketball program and its coach, Ed DeChellis. But I believe that it’s time to give credit where credit is due. more »»

Tressel shows his priorities

March 13, 2011 I read the article about the suspension and fine of Ohio State coach Jim Tressel and came to several conclusions. more »»

Truly, a moment to remember

March 5, 2011 The great American spirit was on hand at the Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School when Westmont and Tyrone squared off in a District 6,Class AA boys basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 2. more »»

Respect is learned behavior

February 27, 2011 Teaching children respect comes from showing them respect and being supported by the community. more »»

Let's move on from Big Ben saga

February 12, 2011 This is in response to a recent letter from Francis Crnarich of Homer City. I not sure what he wants Ben Roethlisberger to do so show remorse. He did his tim. more »»

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