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The Press Box

Personal reflections on sports and sportswriting, the games I’ve covered, and the many people I’ve met along the way.

Are there ever any happy endings with COVID?

It's hard to imagine a person, industry or institution in America that hasn't been negatively affected by COVID. We're closing in on one million deaths in the United States; close to 60 million have been infected by the virus.

You could write a book about it

For years Tony Zonca considered Reading High's 1982-83 team his personal favorite among the 50 or so Red Knights basketball teams he has watched. The team included Pat Tulley, Charlie Chisholm and Rodney Hodge; it was coached by

On the road again

I haven't been to every high school football stadium in the nation so I can't say for sure but Wyomissing's A-Field has to be one of the nicest venues in the country. It's an idyllic setting, tucked away in a quaint neighborhood,

Dark cloud continues to hang over Berks football season

We thought we were past this, didn't we? As the numbers dwindled, and the state eased back on restrictions, it appeared as though this COVID nightmare was in the rear view mirror. As we headed into summer, and toward the

For Charlie, Johnny and guys like us

I had no idea who Charlie Fisher was until a few months ago, when I was covering Conrad Weiser is a District 3 basketball playoff game. Fisher was coaching Manheim Central, which was at a considerable size disadvantage but able to

Time for a new approach

Time and space. Those are the dual enemies every sportswriter faces in a daily battle that is almost never won. When you're covering sports for a daily print product there's never enough space to fully tell the story … never

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