A year after the daily worries of COVID-19 virus protocols, social distancing, masks, pods, fear over contact tracing, possible stoppages in play and even forfeits, there was a sense of normalcy in high school football camps this summer.
In today’s world of 24-hour sports channels and social media handy on every cell phone, people around the globe can be instantly bombarded with video and stories about anything in baseball, whether it’s Shohei Ohtani’s latest home run or the Pittsburgh Pirates scoring three runs on a hit tha…
It began a few weeks later than originally planned, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and with plenty of concern and trepidation.
Sixty years ago, Fort Cherry did what no other basketball team from Washington County had ever done.
For the most part, the WPIAL’s boys and girls basketball teams have made it to the end of the regular season. There are a few non-section games remaining to be played this week, and some league games tonight could shuffle the standings, but any regular-season game still to be played will hav…
Forget the critics, Steelers have chance to match '72 Dolphins
Week 3 of the high school football season got started early with a game Thursday night at West Greene because there is a shortage of officials to work a full Friday schedule.
To play or not to play, that is the question.
A Catch-22 is a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.
We close the book on the 2019-20 school year with this “Best of Sports” edition, a joint venture of the Observer-Reporter and The Almanac sports staffs. This is our third year for “Best of Sports,” which honors the top athletes and teams from the two publications’ coverage areas.
With word that pitcher Chris Archer will miss the 2020 season – if there is one – after undergoing surgery to relieve symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome, an already bad trade in Pittsburgh Pirates history became even worse.
George Messich remembers Johnny Majors, the former head football coach at Pitt who died Wednesday at age 85, as a master motivator who cared as much, if not more, about his players and their futures as he did about wins and losses.
One of the objectives of a newspaper columnist is to make the reader think. The latter might not always agree with what is written, but if he or she at least thinks about the writer’s opinion and analyzes it objectively, then that’s mission accomplished.
Today’s edition of “When Sports Were Played” is the first from harness racing and The Meadows. We go back to July 5, 2012, when Dave Palone, driving Herculotte Hanover to victory, broke the North American wins record held by Herve Filion, who was in attendance.
It didn’t take long until the question was asked for the first time.
The Wild Things' fall from first place last year to worst in the Frontier League this summer was the result of many variables.
You have found the Observer-Reporter’s annual football preview edition. And with it comes some good news and some bad news.
The Frontier League season is rapidly approaching the halfway point as teams have played roughly 45 of their 96 games. The all-star break will begin at the end of this week.
Another school year has passed.
The first six weeks of the high school football season have been notable for a variety of reasons, but never before has there been a greater divide between the haves and have-nots.