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PIAA meets with Gov. Tom Wolf’s office

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The PIAA and Gov. Tom Wolf's office met Friday afternoon to discuss fall athletics. The meeting comes a week after the PIAA voted to postpone the start of fall sports to Aug. 24. The postponement was in order to meet with the governor’s office and create a dialogue. The PIAA and ...

Wolf: PIAA has decision to make

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Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday he wasn’t sure there is anything the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association could say that would make him change his recommendation of no sports for the rest of the year. During a press conference in York County, Wolf emphasized his remark last week ...

Time for leaders to be decisive about fall sports

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Making life-altering decisions is arduous. The weight of the process is unbearable. It’s the cost of being in charge. It’s the price to pay for power. On two fronts in the last week, the people charged with making the decisions about fall high school sports have played ping pong with the ...

PIAA sends letter to Gov. Tom Wolf regarding fall sports

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PIAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Lombardi sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday asking for a dialogue about the potential of holding fall high school sports. The PIAA Board of Directors voted during an emergency meeting last Friday to delay the start of the fall sports season two weeks ...

Big Ten’s decision marks college football’s darkest days

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Individually, nobody died from the Big Ten’s decision Tuesday to cancel its upcoming fall sports schedule, namely the football season, due to the coronavirus. Nonetheless, it sure feels like everyone involved with the game — players, coaches, support staff, fans and, yes, even the media ...

Auto racing roundup: Cottle wins at Selinsgrove

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Nothing was going to stop Shane Cottle at Selinsgrove Speedway on Sunday, not even when his left-rear tire blew and Dave Berkheimer ran up and over his car with 44 laps to go, flipped and caught on fire. Berkheimer was OK, but his night was over. Cottle was probably thanking him for the red ...

Nittany Lions put hold on contact drills

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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

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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

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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 ...

Travers Stakes to run today at Saratoga in horse racing

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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 ...

Star PSU linebacker Micah Parsons to sit out season

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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 ...

Memo to PIAA: Parents deserve to see kids play

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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 ...