HARRISBURG - It's one thing to dream of winning the lottery. It's another to base your entire financial future on the long odds of it actually happening.

NEW BETHLEHEM - Schools sometimes struggle to field an entire line-up for wrestling or if they do, back-ups are in short supply. Coaches with small rosters, therefore, start matches at a competitive disadvantage; knowing they'll be giving up any number of forfeits and have limited flexibilit…

WENTLINGS CORNERS -- Dean Weaver had a monster night at the Greater Oil Region Bowling Association Tuesday Nite Men's League action at Mt. Joy Lanes in Wentlings Corners Nov. 22.

In case you weren't paying attention, the College Football Playoff is basically set, even though the final four teams aren't written in stone.

CLARION -- The Golden Eagle men's basketball team held off a second-half charge at home on Tuesday night, with Clarion defeating Bryant & Stratton 87-81 at Tippin Gymnasium to even their record at 2-2.

CLARION -- London Fuller won her second Atlantic Region Player of the Year honor in 2022 while Julia Piccolino and Cassidy Snider earned all-region honors, as the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced their Atlantic Region honors on Wednesday. The trio will now be eligible…

WENTLINGS CORNERS -- Karl Becker posted the high series at the Greater Oil Region Bowling Association Tuesday Nite Men's League action at Mt. Joy Lanes in Wentlings Corners Nov. 15.

Thankfully, the 2022 high school football season is nearly at an end and the reason I am happy for the season's conclusion is I won't have to put on this sham every week that I know anything about high school football.

HARRISBURG - It's one thing to dream of winning the lottery. It's another to base your entire financial future on the long odds of it actually happening.

Thankfully, the 2022 high school football season is nearly at an end and the reason I am happy for the season's conclusion is I won't have to put on this sham every week that I know anything about high school football.

WENTLINGS CORNERS -- Karl Becker posted the high series at the Greater Oil Region Bowling Association Tuesday Nite Men's League action at Mt. Joy Lanes in Wentlings Corners Nov. 15.

HARRISBURG - It's one thing to dream of winning the lottery. It's another to base your entire financial future on the long odds of it actually happening.

ERIE -- The Golden Eagle volleyball team gave the home team everything they could handle through four sets, but Clarion ultimately fell by a 3-1 (26-28, 25-17, 25-27, 25-20) score to Gannon at the Highmark Events Center in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region championship match.

PITTSBURGH - Converting the big play was the Central Clarion football team's formula for success through the 2022 regular season and District 9 Class 2A playoffs but on Friday night (Nov. 18), quick strikes were hard to come by for the Wildcat offense.

It looks like the College Football Playoff race is starting to take shape and just in time since there are just two weeks left in the regular season.

WENTLINGS CORNERS Hunter Sliker rolled the high series posting a 675 at the Greater Oil Region Bowling Association Tuesday Nite Men's League action at Mt. Joy Lanes in Wentlings Corners Nov. 8.

KARNS CITY - For a little over a year, the Central Clarion football team had one singular focus; winning a District 9 title.

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Redbank Valley's bid for a third-straight District 9 Class A championship comes to a close with a 7-3 loss to Brockway

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced today that Will Feldkamp has been named the conference's Wrestler of the Week for Nov. 9, after the 184-pounder swept through his bracket at the Clarion Open in dominant fashion.

Well, would you look at that, all of a sudden the College Football Playoff landscape will have a different look this January.

WENTLINGS CORNERS Devin Dunkle had a monster night at the Greater Oil Region Bowling Association Tuesday Nite Men's League action at Mt. Joy Lanes in Wentlings Corners on Nov. 1.

CLARION - Clarion-Limestone's Bailee Verdill and Forest Area's Emalie Best were named the Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League Most Valuable Players for the 2022 season.

KNOX - History wasn't on the Keystone High School football team's side in their playoff opener Friday night seeing as how the Panthers hadn't won a playoff game since before "The Simpsons" television show had its premiere episode aired but this Keystone squad didn't seem to give a hoot about…

WENTLINGS CORNERS Dean Weaver had the big night at the Greater Oil Region Bowling Association Tuesday Nite Men's League action at Mt. Joy Lanes in Wentlings Corners Oct. 25 as Weaver took home the top series and top game for the night.

LOCK HAVEN For the second time this season the Golden Eagle volleyball team double-dipped in the conference's weekly awards release, as Clarion's Cassidy Snider and Abigail Selfridge earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West Athlete and Defensive Athlete of the Week honors fo…

PUNXSUTAWNEY - Both Union/A-C Valley and Punxsutawney came into the regular season finale between the teams sporting winning streaks of two and three games, respectively and both teams were looking for a bump heading into the upcoming District 9 playoffs and it was the Chucks who came out th…

NEW BETHLEHEM - An interception return for a touchdown coupled with a white-hot offensive effort spurred host Redbank Valley to a 47-38 win over previously unbeaten Central Clarion Friday night (Oct. 28).

CLARION TWP. - Elk County Catholic used a suffocating defensive effort to shut down the high-powered Clarion-Limestone offense in a 5-0 District 9 semifinal soccer victory over Clarion-Limestone on Thursday evening at the C-L High School football field.

Hey there. The time has finally come that this will be the last racing column of the year. The 2022 racing season concluded the weekend of Oct. 14 and 15. I am a little late with this column, but family obligations did not allow me to meet the deadline last week.

Lo and behold, the sun shone on this poor dog's behind last week as I rallied some recently bad outings to post an 11-1 record for the week.

CLARION TWP. - Things weren't looking good for the Clarion-Limestone boys' soccer team in their District 9 Class A playoff opener as the No. 1 seeded Lions were tied with ninth-seeded Brookville 1-1 with a little over 26 minutes left and C-L was without one of its star players.

WENTLINGS CORNERS Dan Ace had a high series of 622 at the Greater Oil Region Bowling Association Tuesday Nite Men's League action at Mt. Joy Lanes in Wentlings Corners Oct. 18.

KNOX - For the better part of two-and-a-half quarters, it looked like the Keystone High School football team would pull a mild upset over District 9 Division 2 first place Port Allegany.

ERIE -- Jarrett Esposito hit a game-winning 30-yard field goal as time expired in regulation, giving the Golden Eagle football team a 23-21 road victory over Mercyhurst on Saturday night.

Redbank Valley, which was missing 10 players including its starting quarterback and wide receiver/defensive back fall 8-7 to Port Allegany in District 9 Division 2 first place showdown

DUBOIS - Foliage is in full change in Western Pennsylvania but the Central Clarion football team is far from changing.

CLARION - Having led three different college basketball programs to national prominence while also helping raise millions of dollars in aid to areas in need, Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari has been selected as the 2022 "Sportsmanship I" Sportsperson of the Year for western Pen…

A reader of my column (I hesitate to say fan of my column) said to me earlier this week, "your picks looked pretty pedestrian last week." Yeah, no kidding pal. Tell me something I don't know.

WENTLINGS CORNERS Dean Weaver bowled both the high series and the high game at the Greater Oil Region Bowling Association Tuesday Nite Men's League action at Mt. Joy Lanes in Wentlings Corners Oct. 4.

CLARION - Central Clarion broke open a 13-0 game by scoring five touchdowns in third quarter on the way to a 46-14 victory over visiting Moniteau on Oct. 7 at PennWest Clarion's Memorial Stadium.

BROCKWAY - Injuries are a fact of life for football teams at every level of the sport but what the Keystone team has went through this year would be more than most could handle.

My picks stunk last week. There, I said it. I went a paltry 6-5 with my picks dropping my overall record for 2022 to 51-14. Yuck.

Well race fans, the weatherman and Hurricane Ian messed with last weekend's racing programs. Michaels Mercer Raceway was able to complete the first of two nights of the Little Guys Nationals, but Saturday the rains force postponement to the second and final day. There will be no makeup date …

CLARION - Sometimes the most important events can come from the most unlikely sources.

KANE - Clarion's Kam Kerle erased a five-stroke deficit on Saturday (Oct. 1) at Kane Country Club to capture the District 9 Class AA boys' individual golf championship.

CLARION Clarion opened with a strong first quarter but the Golden Eagles weren't able to withstand a California (Pa.) onslaught over the final three quarters as Clarion fell to the visiting Vulcans 59-14 in the Golden Eagles' Homecoming clash at PennWest Clarion's Memorial Stadium on Saturda…

Wow, just like that the weather changed and fall is really upon us. The cooler temperatures will have us see the leaves change colors and with this comes the final races of the season.

Finally, I found my first perfect week of picks last week as I went 11-0 in my fearless (and slightly witless) prognostications.

FOXBURG - The KSAC golf season ended last Monday (Sept. 19) at the Foxburg Country Club with Clarion's McKayla Kerle and Kam Kerle co-medaling after both fired even par 34s on the nine-hole 2,555-yard course.

RIMERSBURG - After back-to-back losses by margins of over 35 points, the Union/A-C Valley looked like a rudderless ship in the vast expanse of a foreboding sea but it appears the Falcon Knights' problems were only temporary Union/A-C Valley proved Friday night (Sep. 23) it is back in control…

WENTLINGS CORNERS Ken Dunkle had both the high series and high game at the Greater Oil Region Bowling Association Tuesday Nite Men's League action at Mt. Joy Lanes in Wentlings Corners Sept. 13.

What a gorgeous September weekend in Western Pennsylvania for auto racing. The perfect weather made for some great racing action. Even though Sharon Speedway and Michaels Mercer Raceway were dark for this weekend Lernerville Speedway and Knox Raceway provided the fans with some great racing.

My picks took a beating again last week as I went 8-3 dropping my overall record to 34-9. But enough about my mistakes, let's see if I can right the ship this week.

CLARION TWP. - Converting turnovers into points is usually the formula for winning football games and Central Clarion was quite deft at it last Friday (Sept. 16).