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USA Olympic Trials Recaps: July 7-8, Jump!

After a few days off for athletes (and writers), we’re back with more semi-knowledgable comments about Olympic Trials. 



Horace Ashenfelter's Amazing Race

One of the highlights of our July/August 2016 issue is the story of Horace Ashenfelter ’49, ’55g, the only Penn State alumnus to win an individual Olympic gold medal. 175 more words

The Penn Stater Magazine

The Steeplechase by Carrie Fancett Pagels

About the Book

Martha Osborne fears for her six-year-old brother, who was shuffled off to boarding school when his British mother departed to England.

Set in Hampton Roads, Virginia, in the build-up to the War of 1812, expert rider Martha plans to substitute for her older brother in a “race to the steeple” to win the prize—and a bet with Phillip Paulson, equestrian trainer at Yorkview Academy, to help have her little brother returned home. 225 more words


USA Olympic Track & Field Trials Review: July 3-4, TRACK IS EXCITING!

After taking a day off to write a strange piece of parody/baseball analysis, I’m back with more commentary on the USA Track & Field qualifiers. 1,754 more words


Tuesday Trivia! At a Bar!

Some exciting news over here at New York Local Tours! Starting tomorrow, on Tuesday, May 31st, we are going to be hosting our own pub trivia night down at Coney Island! 143 more words


North Carolina-Stonybrook Steeplechase-May 23

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-May 23

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. 370 more words

North Carolina


There is a history with horses in the family. My father grew up on a farm, was an avid racing fan all his life. My mother took English riding lessons as a teenager. 288 more words