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Nittany Lions put hold on contact drills

For those hoping to see a college football season, this past weekend produced another ominous message. At the recommendation of the Big Ten presidents on Saturday morning, contact drills for football teams were put on hold indefinitely due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus. Teams ...

Gamine, Tiz the Law both earned wins in horse racing

Time waits for no man (or horse). Seconds count in both time and collecting Kentucky Derby qualifying points. Life is not always fair. Experience counts and the cream eventually rises to the top. On Saturday, racing fans were treated to the creme de la creme at Saratoga. Gamine was the ...

PIAA hopes to create dialogue with governor over next 2 weeks

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf shook up the commonwealth’s high school sporting world Thursday when, at the end of his press conference and before he answered any potential follow-up questions, he recommended there be no sports until Jan. 1, 2021 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

Jersey Shore football coach Tom Gravish reacts to PIAA’s decision

The PIAA stated Friday during its meeting that it will be delaying the start of the fall season until Aug. 24. Originally, it was set to begin Aug. 10. The meeting came after Gov. Tom Wolf recommended Thursday postponing fall sports until Jan. 1, 2021. The PIAA will also reconvene ...

Travers Stakes to run today at Saratoga in horse racing

History is important. We would be wise to learn from it. Lessons are taught and we have the opportunity to learn from others’ mistakes. If you are foolish and ignore history, you are bound to repeat it. Today marks the 151st running of the G1 Travers Stakes in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The ...

Neil Rudel on Penn State football: Parsons decision a sign of the times

If the coronavirus hasn’t been depressing enough, Penn State fans got word via social media late Tuesday night that the Nittany Lions’ best player, linebacker Micah Parsons, is opting out, or bypassing, the season — should one actually be held. The information wasn’t ...

Star PSU linebacker Micah Parsons to sit out season

Penn State All-American Micah Parsons is opting out of the 2020 season because of concerns about COVID-19. The junior linebacker made his announcement with a social media pos t Thursday. He will be eligible to enter the 2021 NFL draft and is already expected to be high first-round ...

Lock Haven’s Jeffrey Weaver earns 2 racing wins at Clinton County Speedway

The Clinton County version of Ironman — Lock Haven’s Jeffrey Weaver — was victorious in two classes Friday night at Clinton County Speedway, winning his first RaceSaver 305 sprint car feature and the 270 micro sprint feature. He also finished second in the 600 micro sprint feature. The ...

Memo to PIAA: Parents deserve to see kids play

Suffering through the coronavirus pandemic has been the worst thing most of us have experienced in our lifetime. If you and your family are healthy and working, count yourselves fortunate. Even so, every aspect of life has been affected — closing of schools, adjustments at work, the awful ...

Mill Hall Magic falls in Independent Summer League semifinals

The Mill Hall Magic had its season end in the semifinals of the Independent Summer League, getting upset by a talented Loyalsock team, 9-6. Mill Hall was the second seed in the tournament. Loyalsock overcame a 4-0 third-inning deficit. Joeb Schurer threw 3 2/3 brilliant innings of scoreless ...

PIAA pushing forward with fall sports

The PIAA is moving forward with plans to begin the fall sports season on time, it said during Wednesday’s Board of Directors meeting. But the state’s governing body for high school sports also outlined a number of scenarios for schools to push back its start date, should it so choose. So ...

Condo’s Welding finishes 12-0 season

LOCK HAVEN — Condo’s Welding 13U Babe Ruth baseball team recently finished a 12-0 season, besting First Citizens in a high-scoring affair, 16-8. Condo’s Welding got things started in the first inning when Jake Weaver doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs. Condo’s scored five ...

Auto racing roundup: David Gravel wins at Williams Grove

It was the Summer Nationals race at Williams Grove Speedway when the World of Outlaws made a swing through central Pennsylvania last weekend. The Outlaws took the bragging rights on this round with David Gravel winning on Saturday night, earning $20,000 for his seventh career Grove win, and ...

English takes SB Mod win at Hidden Valley

CLEARFIELD — Todd English of Clearfield picked up the $1,000 Small Block Modified Special on Saturday night at Hidden Valley Speedway, becoming the only driver to repeat on the night. New winners included: Ryan Scott of Garland in the Super Late Models, Gary Little of Clearfield in the TH ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ the Sidelines: Talk, talk and more talk

One of the most critical attributes of any relationship is communication. Strong communication more often than not leads to a strong relationship. Poor communication will usually lead to a relationship that struggles. In sports, the coach-player or player-coach relationship is critical to both ...

MLB has taken health, safety seriously

There was skepticism in the Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse about whether or not Major League Baseball could return safely, Rhys Hoskins said Tuesday. But as the days have passed, hiccups in testing have been resolved, and positive tests continue to dwindle, players are becoming more ...