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Harold Raker's column on high school football: Closing on half-way point
Mount Carmel coach Carmen DeFrancesco will tell you he learned much of what he knows from his mentor, Joe "Jazz" Diminick.
Harold Raker's column on high school football: Playoffs come early for some
Perhaps because of the flood and the postponements, which caused games to be played anywhere from Friday to Monday, it seems like the season has been going on for a while. In truth, we are only in week 4, but, to some coaches, it might as well be week nine or 10.
Harold Raker's column on high school football: Making the best of it
This time of year, high school coaches are generally up to their eyeballs in game films and scouting reports. So it must have been quite a shock when last Sunday Bloomsburg coach Larry Sones told his players to put their personal lives ahead of the team.
Eagles never quit
As I write this column, after a two-our drive to work, there appears to be little chance that we are going to see high school football tonight. So I am going to talk a little more about a game from last week, one which was quite likely a prequel to a week 12 contest for the District 4 Class A championship.
Harold Raker's high school track and field column: Boring? Not this state's championships
The Chicago sportswriter who many years ago penned the line, "The only thing more boring than track is field," should have had the opportunity to attend a PIAA state championship meet.
Harold Raker's column on high school track and field: Changes on horizon
Track and field fans, are you ready for some travel? How about a long day (and maybe night).
Harold Raker's column on high school track and field: Braves expect Yeomans effort
In his final high school season, Brett Yeomans would love nothing more than to break a long-standing tradition at Shikellamy.
Harold Raker's column on high school track and field: Speak up, please!
When it comes to scoring high school meets, the folks and the equipment at the home track and field meets at Lewisburg's Pawling complex are second to none in the Valley.
Harold Raker On high school track: Battle of unbeatens on tap
Maybe the Heartland Athletic Conference schedule makers are just rewarding us for putting up with the worst spring weather in recent memory.
Harold Raker's column on track and field: End of a fun ride
A secondary title for this column could have been "The wit and wisdom of Kevin Jones."
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