| Mar 7, 2012
| 3:33 PM
It was quite a Wednesday for two U.S. women in winter sports where their country has had little or no historic success.
Veteran cross-country skier Kikkan Randall added another line to her litany of impressive career firsts when she became the first U.S....
| Mar 7, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Anchorage's Kikkan Randall has become the first American, male or female, in 30 years to win a World Cup season title in cross-country skiing.
Randall clinched the crown in sprint racing with an 11th place finish Wednesday in Drammen, Norway....
| Mar 4, 2012
| 7:30 PM
After 40 years as a physical education teacher Dave Mapes will hang up his whistle at the end of the school year.
Mapes, 61, of Somerset, has taught K-12 health and physical education for the Shanksville-Stonycreek School District his entire career.
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Somerset County brought home several gold medals from the annual Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games that ended Tuesday.
Susan Putnam, competition director for the cross-country skiing and snowshoeing event said there were plenty of gold and...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 8:39 PM
This mild Somerset County winter could have offered a moderately warm, sunny afternoon for the 2012 Laurel Highlands Polar Bear Plunge — but where's the fun in that?
Instead, snow fittingly filled the air and temperatures dropped near 20 degrees...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 5:27 PM
After two events, the UAA Ski team sits at fourth place in the Alaska Anchorage Invitational.
Leading the way for the Seawolves are Jamie Bronga, who finished 4th in the 10K freestyle, and Lucas Ebner who finished 15th.
The Nordic team has racked a...
| Feb 4, 2012
The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games will kick off four days of events on Sunday with a dip in the Quemahoning Reservoir.
The Polar Plunge — their second — is expected to bring out more than 100 people, said Paula Eppley-Newman,...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 7:13 AM
In an attempt to take advantage of some of the city's most treasured surroundings, the Boyne City Winterfest is expanding.
The festival takes place on Saturday, Feb. 4, in locations throughout the city and features a variety of events for the young and...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 6:30 PM
By mid-January, most cold-weather lovers are basking in the delights of frosty breath, frozen cheeks and runny noses and are all bundled up to take part in their favorite winter activities.
Area ski resorts have witnessed an increase in patronage since...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 10:53 PM
The mild winter has been good news for local governments, which are paying less for snow plowing, fuel, sand and salt.
It’s also been great if you don’t like to shovel snow.
From a fashion standpoint, the mild weather has been wonderful...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:25 AM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fifteen of the state's 27 cross-country ski trails in state forests will be groomed this winter, including the Wildwood Hills system east of Petoskey.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says volunteers and donations...