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.
CoronaMania has been running wild and looks almost certain to postpone WrestleMania, just as it has wreaked havoc on everyday life for citizens throughout much of the world. It is a serious situation that justifies pretty much whatever steps must be taken to save lives. However, pro wrestlin…
While the COVID-19 outbreak has caused a number of nationwide cancellations in the sporting world, high school athletes are now playing a different type of game: the waiting game.
MECHANICSBURG — The PIAA announced early Thursday afternoon that the basketball state playoffs and Class 2A swimming championships have been postponed for a minimum of two weeks.
The famed Williams Grove Speedway will kick off their 2020 season on Sunday afternoon, featuring a full qualifying program of the 410 sprint cars leading to the 25-lap feature event, with a $4,080 paycheck awaiting the winner.
COAL TOWNSHIP — The Shamokin girls swim team is sending four swimmers to the PIAA Class 2A State Championships this weekend and to to say that the two-day event will be a family affair, well, that would be an understatement.
UCLA has a wrestling team. So does Yale. Auburn does too.
BELLEFONTE — After trailing early, Bishop Guilfoyle used the hot hand of Teresa Haigh and eliminated Mount Carmel Area in the second round of the Class 2A girls basketball state playoffs, 51-40, on Tuesday night.
Going to a sporting event can create memories that will shine for a lifetime, but also leaving a huge impact are the voices who deliver contests on a yearly basis.
Last season, the Mount Carmel Area girls basketball team came up just short in the second round of the state playoffs during a two-point loss to Bellwood-Antis, who went on to be the Class 2A champion.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country Committee announced Sunday afternoon the participants for the 2020 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships. Susquehanna University will be represented by senior…
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The 2019-20 campaign came to a close for the Susquehanna University men’s basketball team Saturday night in the second round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament. Susquehanna (21-8) trimmed a 14-point deficit down to three in the final seven m…
LOS ANGELES — Second-ranked Vanderbilt received a bases-loaded, five-pitch walk from freshman Carter Young to walk off No. 22 TCU 4-3 Sunday afternoon in the finale of the Southern California College Baseball Classic from Dedeaux Field.
HERSHEY — Southern Columbia has had its share of spectacular days at the PIAA Class 2A wrestling tournament. What the Tigers did Saturday in the Giant Center, was right up there with their better performances.
HERSHEY — Nearly everyone in the Giant Center expected Gaige Garcia to win his second consecutive PIAA Class 2A gold medal Saturday afternoon.
WILKES-BARRE — Shamokin girls basketball came into the opening round of the Class 4A state playoffs riding some momentum as some sharp play throughout the second half of the season resulted in the squad winning 11 of their last 12 games, giving the program its first state playoff berth in ei…
The significant results and fallout from AEW’s heralded Revolution pay per view that included a world title change, another very interesting week of pro wrestling television and key matches and thoughts on tonight’s WWE Elimination Chamber event in Philadelphia that feels somewhat like an af…
POTTSVILLE — Basketball is a game of runs.
COAL TOWNSHIP — District 4 Class 2A champion Mount Carmel continued its domination over the field to open postseason tournament as it defeated Clarion, the No. 3 seed out of District 9, by a score of 57-19 in the opening round of the state tournament Friday at Shamokin Area High School.
ROCHESTER, New York — Susquehanna senior Chris Petraskie broke his own school record once again in the heptathlon on Saturday at the 2020 All-Atlantic Region Track & Field Conference (AARTFC) Championships hosted by Nazareth College at the Golisano Training Center. As a team, the River H…
HERSHEY — Since he lost in the state semifinals for the second year in a row in 2018, Gaige Garcia has been on a mission.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The Susquehanna University men’s basketball team will continue dancing after erasing an 11-point second-half deficit Friday afternoon in their NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament First Round matchup with Benedictine (IL) University. Susquehanna (21-…
WOOSTER, Ohio — Three players scored double figures for the Lycoming College men’s basketball team in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship, but a 57 percent shooting effort from the floor from 15th-ranked Elmhurst helped it to a 97-73 win in the first round of the tournament…
HERSHEY — It’s a good day when a wrestler can avenge one of his most frustrating losses. When he can do it in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A championships, it’s a spectacular day.
The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway opened their gates for its 61st season of racing action at the Abbottstown oval on Saturday, Feb. 22, with a pit area of 30,410 sprint cars and an overflowing crowd, which forced management to delay race time by 30 minutes to accommodate the fans waiting to get …
HERSHEY — If Mount Carmel sophomore Damon Backes never wins another state tournament bout, which seems unlikely, he’ll have a great memory of the one he won.
HERSHEY — Line Mountain’s Jacob Feese got a Giant Center monkey off his back Thursday, and he and all three of his Line Mountain teammates are still going for the second day of the PIAA Class 2A Wrestling Championships.
With area girls basketball teams ready to take part in the state playoffs, it’s worth noting what stands out in each matchup and the history being repeated.
- Shamokin native on front lines of outbreak: 'COVID-19 may not have affected you thus far, but it will'
- Weis Milton employee diagnosed with COVID-19
- First COVID-19 case confirmed in Northumberland County
- Irish Valley accident details released
- Illuminated cross to give hope during COVID-19 times
- DA: Pandemic causing massive backlog in criminal cases
- Disaster declared in Northumberland County
- Kelly A. (Kleman) Wondoloski
- 108 new coronavirus cases reported in Pa.; none in Northumberland County
- COVID-19 case confirmed at MI Windows and Doors; business to remain in operation