HARRISBURG — Professional sports can resume in Pennsylvania where the governor’s stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the coronavirus is no longer in force, but without spectators, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration said Wednesday.
All Elite Wrestling offers its first pay per view since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida, this evening with a card highlighted by a match to crown a champion for a new AEW title, an AEW heavyweight championship bout and a 10-man tag battle betwe…
ANNVILLE — Ron “Buddy” Knoebel has been selected for inclusion in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Hall of Fame, the conference based in Lebanon County announced Tuesday.
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Lanny Conner, a longtime Southern Columbia track and field and cross country coach known for his love of the sport and easy-going nature, has died at age 70.
TOWSON, Maryland — Susquehanna University senior Chris Petraskie, a Shamokin Area High School alumnus, along with six of his senior peers from across the league were selected as the Landmark Conference Men’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week for the week ending May 3.
World Wrestling Entertainment will present its Money In The Bank (MITB) pay per view tomorrow evening with a card that includes recently taped men’s and women’s ladder matches that ran concurrently at Titan Towers and title defenses for Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman coming from the Perfor…
With the world of college football, as with almost all major sports in the United States, thrown into uncertainty about how or even if a 2020 season will unfold, Penn State Coach James Franklin said Wednesday that he wants to be flexible about “doing whatever we possibly can do to make it work.”
MANSFIELD – Mansfield University baseball’s sophomore Brittain Shander and softball’s junior Joelle Snyder were named Spring Iron Mounties of the Year for their efforts in the weight room and during their team’s offseason.
MECHANICSBURG — The PIAA Wrestling Steering Committee on April 29 made a recommendation for a reduction from 14 to 13 weight classes for next season.
SELINSGROVE — The Selinsgrove Speedway will hold a spectator-free sprint car race Saturday night.
Challenging times continue for everyone and the pro wrestling community, despite some companies still being able to turn out new shows, is no exception. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) limps into the go-home week of television for next Sunday’s Money In the Bank pay-per-view, originally …
This year’s Little League World Series and the championship tournaments in six other Little League divisions have been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Fans holding tickets for Major League Baseball games in 2020, a season on hold indefinitely amid the global coronavirus pandemic, could be notified as soon as Wednesday about options for exchanges or in some cases refunds, with specific ticket policies to be decided by individual teams.
One of the world’s most valuable sports franchises applied for and received $4.6 million from a federal loan program designed to help small businesses get through the novel coronavirus pandemic, something that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called “outrageous.”
The emergence of Philadelphia charter school Math, Civics & Science (MC&S) as a power in Pennsylvania high school basketball has come alongside the emergence of Mighty Elephants’ junior guard Nasine Poplar as one of the state’s best players.
The smallest PIAA class has yielded the smallest — in height, if not talent, skill or impact — all-state team.
MIDDLETOWN — Coaches and athletic administrators at Penn State-Harrisburg have named Mount Carmel alumnus Bret Williams as the school’s top male athlete of the 2019-20 school year.
WWE financial reports that probably won’t help morale among former or remaining company workers, more Triple H than you might have ever wanted and some television built for next month’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view, along with the deaths of a couple of old school referees are our top stori…
The death of a true wrestling icon, continuing controversy over WWE being an “essential business” and massive cuts by the company made shortly after that declaration overshadow the match results from empty arena television shows this week.
(WP) — The PGA Tour announced additional modifications to its schedule Thursday, delaying the resumption of the season to the second week of June after initially targeting late May amid the novel coronavirus pandemic that has put the sports world on hiatus.
The XFL informed its employees Friday that it is suspending operations effective immediately and that all team and league workers have been terminated amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple reports.
Ronda Rousey enjoyed her stint with the WWE but the former Raw Women’s Champion says she won’t return to the ring full-time because of the constant traveling . . . and the “ungrateful fans.”
SHAMOKIN — Coming into his senior season as the defending state champ for the 195-pound division, Gaige Garcia did not have much to prove on the mat in 2020.
Drew McIntyre pinned Brock Lesnar to capture the WWE heavyweight championship and Braun Strowman upended Bill Goldberg for the Universal title in two of the feature matches at last weekend’s controversial mania-less WrestleMania 36 in front of zero fans and limited essential personnel. The m…
MECHANICSBURG — As Gov. Tom Wolf announced late Thursday morning the closure of schools for the remainder of the academic year, the PIAA officially canceled all winter and sports championships — giving spring athletes and those still competing in winter championships the answer to the questi…
SHAMOKIN — Canceling school and the remainder of athletics is not a conclusion the state Department of Education and PIAA rushed to the minute the coronavirus became a pandemic, and that decision was made early on by other states nationwide.
The looming question that’s been hanging over every spring athletes’ head has been, “Will there be a season?”
Given the uniqueness of our current domestic and world situation, it comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone that this weekend’s presentation of WrestleMania 36 by the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) will be extraordinarily different than any previous WrestleMania.
MECHANICSBURG — The PIAA discussed several major topics during a board of directors meeting Monday morning, which was done by teleconference to abide by Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home directive.
SHAMOKIN — The 17th annual Salvation Army Adult Basketball Tournament has been canceled according to tournament directors Brian Persing and Chris Venna.
A couple of unsolicited thoughts on today’s plight, recent television recaps with more changes to next weekend’s WrestleMania and a little nostalgia are part of what we have on tap this week as the Insider barely kicked out at two and three quarters to get this column your way.
There are many questions surrounding the sports world as cancellations and postponements continue to take place on a daily basis.
With track and field season put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, area teams are hoping that, eventually, there will be a season.
SHAMOKIN — The Bernie Romanoski Sr. Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame has announced its annual induction ceremony has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After learning of the shutdown of spring sports, area baseball teams are trying to process the absence just as most people are surveying the landscape with the coronavirus pandemic.
Two weeks ago, Bret Williams and the Penn State Harrisburg baseball team were at Myrtle Beach playing its regular season schedule and maintaining its winning record.
MECHANICSBURG — The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) announced Monday that all sports will be postponed another two weeks.
Susquehanna University senior Chris Petraskie was all set to compete in the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships, but then the day before he was supposed to hit the track, he got the last phone call he ever wanted.
SHAMOKIN — There were a few different topics surrounding each of the area teams during the 2019-20 boys basketball season.
SHAMOKIN — The 2019-20 girls basketball season saw four out of the five local teams make the District 4 playoffs, three of which earned spots in in the PIAA state tournament.
Despite all of the craziness of the current coronavirus crisis and its multitude of implications for all of us, there continues to be plenty to write about in the pro wrestling world because, as fluid as everything about this “new normal” has been, there seems to be no shortage of news and v…
The Tri-Valley League released its all-star teams on Friday for both boys and girls basketball as well as wrestling.
With the coronavirus conquering every day schedules and events, it’s hard to imagine the numerous people who have been affected, including NFL Draft prospects around the nation.
Maura Fiamoncini has been progressing as a javelin thrower ever since she decided to go out for Mount Carmel’s track and field team as a freshman in high school.
Following a full weekend of 410 sprint car racing in central PA, with Lance Dewease (Port Royal), Alan Krimes (Lincoln) and Carson Macedo (Williams Grove) collecting the victories, race tracks across the commonwealth joined the nationwide suspension of racing activities for the present time,…
Lourdes Regional girls basketball head coach Mike Klembara has 719 career wins but to him, it’s more important to guide high school athletes in the right direction.
There’s no doubt that wrestling fans were disappointed with the cancellation of the NCAA Wrestling Tournament, which was scheduled from today through Saturday in Minneapolis.
LEWISBURG — Had the coronavirus pandemic not struck, a longtime writer and wrestling enthusiast would be in Minneapolis, Minn., today enjoying his 48th edition of the NCAA National Wrestling Championships.
TOWSON, Md. — The Landmark Conference announced Wednesday that all of the league’s spring sports seasons and respective championship events have been canceled in response to the coronavirus.
A day after releasing a statement on the coronavirus, the PIAA announced on Tuesday that its office will be closed until March 30 in accordance to Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide instruction to close all non-essential businesses.
PHILADELPHIA — The Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Pennsylvania announced the 2020 Penn Relays have been canceled Monday via a press release.
MECHANICSBURG — On Friday, Gov. Wolf issued a directive to close all schools in the state for 10 business days starting Monday. This means all school activities including sports practices, plays, musicals, mock trials, field trips, etc.
Southern Columbia Area (SCA) sports have been able to celebrate major accomplishments in recent years, and now they’ll have the chance to honor some of their best athletes by inducting them into the school’s new hall of fame, which will debut in the fall.
- Police: Woman charged with homicide by vehicle had a BAC of .253 percent
- Gordner, Culver: No indication when Northumberland County will go green
- Two charged with possessing 150 grams of meth
- Shamokin Township man pronounced dead of cardiac event after crash
- Nancy June (Reiner) Orner
- Pottsville man claiming to be a bounty hunter charged with impersonating a public servant
- Joyce E. (Latsha) Griffiths
- Mount Carmel woman faces homicide by vehicle while DUI charge for accident
- MCA hires Darrah as junior high school principal
- Rick K. Kabonick