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Harold Raker's column on high school football: Showing their respect
We have all heard the overused phrase "These teams don't like one another," but I'm not sure if, in most cases, that is actually true. Or is it something that writers and TV talking heads use to hype a particular game?
Harold Raker's column, First and Ten: Learning from the pros
As alluded to in last week's column, another Valley gridder, this one a Shikellamy graduate, has ties to the National Football League.
Harold Raker's column on high school football: Valley brothers have rooting interest in Titans
Around the time that a lot of children learn about Santa Claus, Missy Rohm unveiled much more positive news to her sons, future Warrior Run High School players Nick and Jake. The brothers -- Nick is now an 18-year-old and Jake a 15-year-old sophomore, both wide receivers and defensive backs -- had already begun their football careers in the youth program. That made what their mother told them at that age even more meaninghful.
Harold Raker's column on high school football: Eagles honor a leader of young men
If Darwin "Shubby" Marquette had a nickel for every time he climbed the hill to Line Mountain High School after leaving his post as a laboratory supervisor at nearby Meckley's Limestone Products, well, let's just say he would have a lot of nickles.
Harold Raker's column on high school football: Coaches running out of options
After five weeks, one might wonder if the 2012 high school football season is being sponsored by Blue Cross.
Harold Raker's column on high school football: Reunion night in Valley
It will finally happen. In the 29th season of his storied head coaching career, Southern Columbia's Jim Roth will coach against one of his ex-players tonight when former Tigers star fullback Jay Drumheller brings his undefeated Muncy Indians to Tiger Stadium to take on his undefeated alma mater.
Harold Raker's column on high school football: Coach follows his passion, and sons
A lifelong passion for the sport and his love of young people prompted Selinsgrove businessman, and former Selinsgrove football player, Todd Benner, at age 44, to launch a second career of sorts. Benner, owner of Selinsgrove Ford, played for former Selinsgrove coach Bill Scott from 1981 through 1983, and eventually followed his sons through the lower levels of the Selinsgrove program.
Harold Raker's First and Ten: More questions than answers
Last week, I posed several questions about the 2012 season. Instead of answers, it seems like we got more questions out of week one.
Not to mention some stunning outcomes.
Harold Raker's First and Ten: Fall has arrived
I don’t know about you, but to me fall is the greatest time of the year.
Sure, I know, it does not officially arrive until Sept. 22. But what is not to like as the days grow shorter?
Harold Raker's column on high school wrestling: Seals coach makes right moves
Seth Martin laughed when recalling that he read in this column last week that it looks like the Heartland Athletic Conference Division I title will come down to the Jan. 26 meet between Mifflinburg and visiting Williamsport.
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