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 •  January 5

One of the NFL’s best teams this season has the best athletic training staff, its peers said. The Minnesota Vikings’ athletic training staff — led by Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman, a Hazleton native — was recognized this week as the Ed Block Courage Award NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year. Tamaqua native Rob...

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 •  September 3, 2017

Drums native Richard Serra II had only been living in the Houston, Texas, area for about two months when the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey hit. “Fortunately, my area was not affected by flooding as much as other areas,” he said of his suburb of Gulfton, Texas. “A few miles south of my location had a lot of flooding due to the Brays Bayou. I know a...

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 •  April 29, 2016

A national focus on sports concussions has resulted in national safety standards for the National Football League, other professional sports and the NCAA. But, as noted by health columnist Jane E. Brody in The New York Times, there are no national high school standards, even though high school athletes are far more numerous and more vulnerable than...

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 •  April 24, 2016

WILKES-BARRE — King’s College clinical professor of athletic training Gregory Janik and athletic training majors Shanley Harlacker and Nate Romiski created a 30-second public service announcement promoting the profession that was broadcasted during high school championship events in March on Pennsylvania Cable Network. The contest, sponsored by the...