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Past articles by Ross:

Big 33 announces roster for Team Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, PA (February 20, 2018) – High school all-stars from Pennsylvania and Maryland will compete at the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) Big 33 Football Classic 61st game on Saturday, June 16 at Central Dauphin School District's Landis Field, based in Lower Paxton Township. Today, Pennsylvania’s 38-member Big 33 team was announced → Read More

New tax bill changes rules for Penn State season ticket holders

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act saw the largest overhaul of our nation’s tax code in 30 years. Included in the new bill is the elimination of a provision that allowed up to 80 percent of the value … → Read More

Cedar Cliff, Boiling Springs win District Wrestling Championships

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) - After losing in the District III AAA team championship in 2017, Cedar Cliff defeated Cumberland Valley 32-31 Saturday to win the 2018 Title. Boiling Springs beat Bishop McDevitt to win its 8th district title. See the highlights in the video above. → Read More

Bears lose 2018 Outdoor Classic 5-2 to Phantoms

Courtesy Hershey Bears Press Release: Hershey, PA - The Hershey Bears welcomed a crowd of 13,091 to Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday night, but the Lehigh Valley Phantoms spoiled the party, winning the 2018 Capital BlueCross Outdoor Classic, 5-2. Lehigh Valley goaltender Alex Lyon stole the show, stopping 41 Hershey shots. Lehigh Valley was off and running with two → Read More

Jon Ritchie returns to radio in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA (WHTM) - Former NFL player and Cumberland Valley grad Jon Ritchie has returned to the city where he ended his football career. Ritchie co-hosts 'Middays with Joe DeCamara & Jon Ritchie' on WIP Sports Radio. "This is the most fun I've had doing 'sports talking'." Ritchie, 43, has tried a lot → Read More

After 36 years, Les Stover coaches final season at Big Spring

NEWVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - When Les Stover started coaching the Big Spring Swimming & Diving team in the fall of 1982, he was 22 years old, only a few years older than some of his players. Now, he's much older, but Stover says he'll never grow up. "I believe in the philosophy of → Read More

Chris Bourque named to Team USA for 2018 Winter Olympics

Courtesy Hershey Bears Press Release: (Hershey, PA- January 1, 2018)- USA Hockey announced Monday afternoon that forward Chris Bourque of the Hershey Bears has been named to the U.S. Men's Olympic Ice Hockey Team for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. “This is obviously an unbelievable honor for myself and my family,” said Bourque. "It's one of the → Read More

Team ‘Lethal Arms’ brings Arm Wrestling to Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Champion's Sports Bar in Highspire is quiet on Saturday morning, Christmas weekend. Next to the stage, a group of very big, very strong men are setting up tables for practice. They're all a part of Team Lethal Arms, Harrisburg's newest and only arm wrestling team. "It's an adrenaline rush," → Read More

Wrestling with loss: Cedar Crest Wrestling honors former players

LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) - Sally Seibert and Karen Wise are at Cedar Crest's first wrestling meet of the year. It's the first wrestling match either have attended in 17 years. Their sons, Gregg Seibert and Michael Wise III wrestled for the Falcons in the early '90's. As most parents do once their children → Read More

Parsons chooses Penn State, bolsters Class of 2018 on Signing Day

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Wednesday morning inside the Whitaker Center, Harrisburg's Micah Parsons announced he is committing to Penn State, ending one of the biggest questions surrounding the class of 2018. Parsons is a 5-star defensive end, and considered one of the best high school players in the country. He helped lead the → Read More

Middletown repeats as District Champions winning 49-0

HERSHEY, Pa. (WHTM) The Middletown Blue Raiders have repeated as District III 3-A Champions in football, beating the same team both years. In 2016 Middletown scored 48 points against Wyomissing. Thursday night, they did one better, in a 49-0 win to improve to 12-0 on the year. Raider senior Brady Fox also broke → Read More

City Islanders to change club name to Penn FC for 2018 Season

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - On Wednesday, the USL announced the City Islanders will undergo a name change, becoming the Penn Football Club, or Penn FC. After 14 years as the City Islanders, this re-branding is another major change for the club in recent years. In 2016, the City Islanders started playing its home games at → Read More

Harrisburg makes team history, finishes year 10-0 with win over Cumberland Valley

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - There has never been a Harrisburg football team to go 10-0 in the regular season, until this year. The Cougars 56-14 win over Cumberland Valley Saturday crowns the top ranked team in the state in 5A as the Mid Penn Commonwealth Champions, and secures their spot in history as → Read More

Big Ten, National Title hopes at stake for #2 Penn State vs #6 Ohio State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WHTM) - #2 Penn State has passed its first two Big Ten tests of the year. A final minute drive on the road against Iowa, and a 42-13 blowout against previously ranked Michigan show the Nittany Lions are ready for their biggest challenge of the year. Penn State travels to → Read More

Week 7 Friday Night Football Highlights

Week 7 of Friday Night Football features 17 games from around the midstate, check the highlights out here! → Read More

From Rwanda to Harrisburg: the story of Kimado Karate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - Inside Kimado Karate in Harrisburg, 4 boys between the ages of 3 and 5 are stretching for practice. Their instructor, Eric Nkurunziza, speaks softly to each of them, but makes sure they follow his directions and end every answer with, "sir". It's a sign of the respect and discipline → Read More

Palmyra school not allowing boy to play field hockey

Twelve-year-old Colin Kirkpatrick and twin sister Olivia attended the Pan America Cup hosted at Spooky Nook Sports Complex in August. The international event showcases the eight best men’s an… → Read More

The Gittlen Golf Legacy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - After 48 years of charitable golf, the Jake Gittlen Memorial Golf Tournament is ending. In August the final round was played, with over 28 million dollars being raised from Warren Gittlen's vision to honor his dad, Jake, with the Jake Gittlen → Read More

Former Steel High football coach Rob Deibler passes away

STEELTON, Pa. (WHTM) - Former Steel High football coach Rob Deibler passed away Saturday morning. He was 53 years old. Deibler has long been a coaching fixture in Central Pennsylvania, winning back to back state championships with Steel High in 2007 and 2008. abc27 spoke with Rob's brother Corey Saturday afternoon, "Rob was all about → Read More

Heisman talks and ‘B1G’ expectations headline Penn State Media Day

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WHTM) - Two Heisman contenders, a top ten nationally ranked team in the nation's toughest conference, and a rejuvenated fan base: just another day in Happy Valley for the 2017 Penn State Football team. Saturday, the team held its annual Media Day. The anticipation for the upcoming year showing; media → Read More