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Kyle Larson scores 2 big wins on track this past weekend in auto racing

It was a big weekend for racing fans and racing drivers alike, and the happiest person had to be Kyle Larson. He has to be the most talented driver with the happiest kids getting to go to Victory Lane to pose with their dad and all the trophies he’s been collecting. The weekend started ...

Authentic’s immaturity almost cost him race at Haskell

Authentic’s immaturity was almost exposed in the Grade One Haskell Stakes on Saturday. Authentic’s raw talent was clearly on display as he broke quickly from the starting gate and gained the early lead. Although challenged by Ny Traffic, who attempted to cling to Authentic’s right flank ...

High schools dealing with same pandemic problems as pros

The same pandemic-related questions that have bedeviled professional and college sports are front and center for high school administrators across the country — and they are far more complicated. Setting up expensive, tightly regimented bubbles for professional athletes or setting ...

Mid-season champs crowned at HVS

CLEARFIELD — Jon Lee of Mahaffey parked it at Hidden Valley Speedway Saturday night to claim the TH Port-a-John Semi Late Model Special. The Mid-season champions were also decided on Hidden Valley Speedway/TH Port-a-John night, with Billy Eash of Johnstown claiming the Super Late Model ...

Wait-and-see approach by PIAA is a good decision

When the Ivy League canceled its fall athletics last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, my first thought was ‘here comes the domino effect.’ After all, the Ivy League was the first domino to fall in March which ultimately set the precedent for spring competition being called ...

A look at the horses racing at Haskell Stakes

Seven thoroughbreds will try to earn a starting spot in this year’s Kentucky Derby by competing in the Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park in New Jersey today. The Haskell is one of the premier summer races restricted to 3 year olds, with its Grade One status (the highest level) and a $1 million ...

PIAA moving forward as planned for sports at high school level

The PIAA is “staying the course” with its plan to open football heat acclimatization beginning Aug. 10 and practices on Aug. 17, it announced at its monthly Board of Directors meeting Wednesday. The state’s high school athletics governing body then released a statement in which it said it ...

Central Mountain grad Baker earns NABC honor at PCT

Central Mountain grad Brody Baker was one of four Penn College men’s basketball players named to the 2019-20 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court on Wednesday. He was joined by teammates Frnak Tuason, Ryan Lockman and Loyalsock grad Ben Sosa. In order to be named to ...

PSAC cancels fall athletics; no competition for LHU

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference became the latest college conference to cancel fall athletics as it made an official announcement Wednesday morning. Much like the Ivy League and Patriot League, the PSAC’s decision was due to the coronavirus pandemic. The statement, ...

PSAC cancels athletic competition through fall semester

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced Wednesday morning it is suspending all athletic competition through the fall semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision came after a meeting of the conference's Presidents on Tuesday night. The PSAC is the largest NCAA ...

Linden’s Dale Schweikart wins at Clinton County Speedway

At Clinton County on Friday night Dale Schweikart of Linden made a last-lap pass to claim the Laurel Highlands RaceSaver sprint car feature by .202 seconds over Jared Zionkowski. It was his second win of the season. Bradly Benton won the pro stocks, Mike Thompson won the 600 micro sprints, ...

Patriot League cancels fall sports

Just a week after the Ivy League announced it was canceling all fall athletics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Patriot League became the second Division I conference to cancel fall athletics by following suit Monday afternoon. The Patriot League said in a statement it will make ...

Tsimbila joins Nittany Lions for 2020-21 for men’s basketball

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers announced the addition of 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward Abdou Tsimbila to the Nittany Lions’ roster. Tsimbila has signed a grant-in-aid and will enroll at Penn State and compete for the Nittany Lions in 2020-21. From ...

Central Mountain’s Kaden Falls still excelling under pressure

Trailing by two runs, Central Mountain loaded the bases late Thursday against Hughesville. Kaden Falls nearly cleared them, slamming a game-tying, two-run ground-rule double. Only a bounce over the left-field fence prevented Falls from giving his team the lead. An inning later, Falls took the ...

Teams to play only within Big Ten this fall

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously that ...

Central Mountain tops Hughesville in baseball at Mill Hall, 6-5

MILL HALL - Neither team will receive a gold medal upon the summer league's conclusion. Neither team will hang a championship banner later this year. But do not tell Central Mountain or Hughesville summer league players that these games are any less important than the high school contests ...