Postrace Q’s provide unique view

John Riker editor-in-chief When not typing up a “varsity letter” sports column or making edits for common sense as an editor-in-chief, I am usually lacing up my Hoka running shoes and training with this school’s cross country and track teams. Being both a sports columnist and student-athlete creates an interesting dynamic, as my experience on the course and the track helps me to relate and … Continue reading Postrace Q’s provide unique view

Varsity Letter: Dealing with nerves

Some things never go away. Take nerves, a sensation that every athlete knows and deals with regularly. After three years of running for the varsity cross country and track teams, I thought I would have grown impervious to pre-race nerves. I remember the half-hour car rides to my eighth grade track meets, when I wanted to sink into the car’s passenger seat Get Out-style, as … Continue reading Varsity Letter: Dealing with nerves

Varsity Letter: All about Villanova commit Elijah Trent

If Penn State is Linebacker U, our school is gaining a reputation as Wide Receiver High. So far in 2018, one of our former players (Trevon Diggs) won the College Football Championship with Alabama, while another former Patriot (Mack Hollins) defeated the NFL’s Patriots in Super Bowl LII as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Senior Elijah Trent, who recently committed to Villanova, is following … Continue reading Varsity Letter: All about Villanova commit Elijah Trent