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Performance boosts PSU outlook

January 4, 2015 Congratulations to the Penn State football team for an exciting win in the Pinstripe Bowl. I’m especially happy for the seniors. more »»

BG handled Clairton with class

December 28, 2014 Violence should not be rewarded with a trophy. Congratulations to the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders for bringing home the gold. more »»

Franklin's first year raises doubt

December 21, 2014 In response to frequent correspondent Les Hart, who says it is too soon to evaluate Penn State coach James Franklin, I believe we have some disturbing indications already. more »»

Judgments on Franklin premature

December 7, 2014 After reading the Mirror’s sports mailbag this past Sunday morning, I cannot understand some fans’ reaction to the Penn State football season. more »»

Unimpressed with Franklin’s debut

November 30, 2014 They say that everyone has an opinion, and here’s mine as it pertains to this years Penn State team and coaching staff: James Franklin and his staff are unquestionably the worst Penn State fans... more »»

Football terminology amusing

November 23, 2014 In the middle of the six months of football, I have an assortment of questions regarding the sport, TV coverage of the games, American grammar, and part of my anatomy. more »»

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 »»


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 »»

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