Some had begun to doubt the deal would get done, but the Steelers remained steadfast that they would get star linebacker T.J. Watt signed before the start of the season.
We who are elderly have a hard time keeping the visiting great grandchildren busy as we are limited in what we can and cannot do.
Not many collegiate and professional football players have experienced what Joseph Righetti did in a relative short period of time.
I was out in a deep snowfall in winter hunting with my late wife, Eileen. The snow had fallen all night and was deep and heavy, making walking a struggle.
Once Darrell Harding was loose and in open space, he became one of the most dangerous and prolific running backs in Washington County and Pennsylvania history.
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.
I was thinking about the importance of binoculars today. I am used to people borrowing my binoculars by now, so I didn’t even comment when Jim said let me use your binoculars to scan that cave above us on that hillside.
It was one preseason game, and the offense was very vanilla in terms of presnap movement and all of the bells and whistles, but the Steelers seem to be picking up new offensive coordinator Matt Canada’s offense.
The fruits in the trees are starting to ripen, attracting many animals. Squirrels, deer and rabbits are all out there eating away. It’s as nature planned. Where there is food, the animals will magically appear.
In the summer of 1999, Ashley Josay Zullo, a top-notch softball player at Monessen, was involved in an automobile accident, suffering head, knee, and other injuries. Today, she's full of life as vice president of Thiel College.
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…
After hunting, reloading and such for 60 years, you get a feel for what works and what sells. Some people’s differences of opinion are based on fact while others are based on hype.
In a small way, McDonald native Marty Schottenheimer will be going into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, Aug. 7.
His competitive fire and desire pushed Justin Schrader to give baseball one more try – pitch one more season.
George Block writes a weekly outdoors column for the Observer-Reporter.
Eileen and I waved as we passed our farmer friend, who had told us to go ahead, up his hill to hunt groundhogs. He told us he was taking care of a problem with a groundhog in his melon patch. This fellow has been such a good friend and we had been to his beautiful farm many times, so this wa…
It’s a beautiful day in summer and I’m sitting here just daydreaming about the last hunt I took with my good friend Monte Hunnel of Jefferson and my son-in-law Mike. It was late fall two years ago when Mike, Monte and I arrived at Macon County Outfitters in northern Missouri.
It began a few weeks later than originally planned, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and with plenty of concern and trepidation.
The past week’s weather was an improvement on the prior week’s hail, rain and muggy heat. I say just about anything would be an improvement. I have been busy with friends, out sitting in fields, sighting in groundhogs and shooting at the club, in between bouts of storms.
Not in her wildest imagination did Dawnelle Mock think she would be one of the driving forces at The Meadows racetrack and in the harness racing industry.
Let’s talk fishing.
Thursday was a sad day for the Pittsburgh sports world.
My daughter likes to tell the story of the time she came home from work went downstairs to her big upright freezer to get a pack of something for dinner. She opened the fridge and there was a large garbage bag in there. Now this bag was pretty big, and she didn’t remember putting it there, s…
She has been a long-time fan of the popular old sitcom Golden Girls. Takes one to know one – or four.
With the summerlike weather heading our way, who can’t start to think about groundhog season. The farmers are all out planting fields and the young groundhogs born this spring are starting to emerge from their burrows. Soon it will be time to become the sniper. I suspect I am not the only fa…
So, Tim Tebow is now officially part of the Jaguars’ offseason roster, trying out with Jacksonville as a tight end.
It was a beautiful early May spring morning. The light was just coming up in the woods. Eileen and I were hunting turkey up on top of a hill in our camo gear. I was perking at the edge of the field and Eileen had her shotgun, which we had painted with camo colors the night before.