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.
A loss in the section opener against Immaculate Conception High School April 1, 1986 was certainly no joke for the Fort Cherry High School baseball team.
When she was a young, hopeful youth softball player, Tricia Alderson could not always hit her target.
I guess that everyone over the age of 50 tends to look back and people under 50 tend to look forward. Its just the way it works. When I was a young writer, all my stories were things I was doing or going to do. Someone asked me my favorite hunting story this week. After all, I have quite a f…
This is the time of year, everyone with a pulse puts out a mock NFL draft. Some do more than one. I’ve got to admit, I do a bunch of them myself.
Well, here we are, a week past Easter, and the opening of trout season the day before.
It has probably one of the largest memberships of any sportspersons club in Washington County and is one of the best-kept trout fishing spots for opening day. I should know for I have been a member there since 1960. I am usually found on the grounds at least once a week all year long.
You can expect to see the Steelers back at Saint Vincent College at the end of July. Or at least that’s the hope of the team moving forward.
Defense, pitching and fundamental offensive baseball were the staples of Fran Celaschi’s Charleroi High School program for many seasons.
Occasionally, I discover an article in the Observer-Reporter that attracts special attention. Last week, one such article jumped out at me. It was the article that stated commissioners Diane Irey Vaughan and Nick Sherman were involved in the passage of a bill that would make Washington Count…
This afternoon I was sitting in the kitchen browsing through my Observer-Reporter newspaper when my son-in-law, Mike, walked through. He was on his way to his part time job as caretaker at Camp Agape, the beautiful church camp in Hickory. That’s when he said something that brought joy to my …
Well, that crisis was averted.
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…
“He was there for the birth of the Bentworth High School wrestling program. He was there when no one else was. He was there when no one else cared. He was there to agonize over all the losses, all the frustration, all the pain. For 15 years, Tom Teagarden was there for – as he would say – th…
It’s been a busy week for the Steelers despite nothing really happening.
I guess you could say that the firearm company I am talking about would fall into the third-place spot among the shooting fraternity. It has consistently held that third place over many years. I am talking today about the Ruger line of guns.
The world lost a great football coach this past week when Marty Schottenheimer died. It lost an even better person.