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 By James Wentz    Opinion    September 16, 2021 

Central's Dave Baker is the Dean of Blair County Football Coaches

Dave Baker is the head football coach at Central High School and is, by virtue of his longevity, the dean of Blair County coaches. He has been a head coach in Morrisons Cove for 41 years. The...

 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    August 12, 2021

Cheerleaders: Anna Lee, Peggy and Dave

Much is being written about the integration of Williamsburg High School football players and coaching staff into the gridiron program at nearby Juniata Valley High. But, that jointure also affects Williamsburg’s cheerleaders and musicians. Using...

 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    August 5, 2021

Williamsburg High School Football Program Has Had Ups and Downs

When it appeared that this year’s Williamsburg High School football team would have only 17 players available for gridiron action this coming season, decisions had to be made about the future of the program. What resulted was the canceling of this...

 By JAMES WENTZ    Sports    August 5, 2021

NBHS Graduate Brian Sell Was An Olympian

This Sunday's closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will have unique meaning for a former local athlete. Brian Sell, a native of Woodbury and 1997 graduate of Northern Bedford High School, holds a...

 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    July 15, 2021

The Americanization of Tine Van Dop

Catharina “Tine” Van Dop passed away on Saturday, July 10, after living a meaningful life in her native Netherlands, also called Holland, and her adoptive home in Morrisons Cove. She was in her mid-90s. Her husband Abraham and she were born in...

 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    July 8, 2021

My Two Favorite Golf Courses: Iron Masters and Royal St. George's

In my active adult recreational sporting days, between the ages of 20 and 70, I concentrated on two especially enjoyable pastimes: snow skiing in the winter and golf in the summer. In addition to golf courses in the United States, I have been fortuna...

 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    June 24, 2021

Other Voices

Hunter Klotz, Central High School Class of 2021, Rodney Shultz, Tyrone High School Class of 2021, and I, Morrison Cove High School Class of 1952, have something in common. We all took time to savor a key moment in our high school athletic careers....

 By James Wentz    Opinion    March 4, 2021

My Brother's Experience – Go Where the Jobs Are

The announced closing of the Appvion paper mill in Roaring Spring must have workers scratching their heads and wondering what the future holds. The excellent Opinion article in last week’s Herald (“The Time for Action on the Mill is Now,...


James Wentz: Gene Henry Had Business Sense

W. Gene Henry of Martinsburg has passed away. I interviewed him in 1997 for a personality profile and to respectfully ask about the source of his wealth. Henry made news that year by buying his...

 By James Wentz    News    February 4, 2021

Martinsburg's Frank Moore a Candidate For Penn State Hall of Fame

When Penn State-Altoona announced last year that it was establishing a new sports Hall of Fame, it piqued my interest. I became inspired to nominate Frank Moore of Martinsburg as a founding member of...


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