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Patrick Matsinko
Sports Writer

Patrick Matsinko has been with the Times News sports department since September 2012.

A 2010 graduate of Kutztown University with a degree in general studies and a concentration in history, Patrick was originally hired to handle office shifts and gather game results from high school coaches for the next day's edition. But the sports department editors saw Patrick's full potential once they discovered that he could write. Now Patrick covers essentially everything sports-related, but his specialties include covering cross-country, wrestling and track and field. He also sometimes lends his feature writing abilities to the editorial department, writing human interest pieces for the publication.

A fitness enthusiast, Patrick's biggest passions include running and cycling (road, mountain, cyclocross) and he feels he was lucky enough to be able to race for Kutztown in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference.

Currently, Patrick's passion takes him to numerous 5K races throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania annually.

He is an avid New England Patriots and Oakland Athletics fan, which typically gives him a nice balance between winning and losing. He also likes NASCAR and professional wrestling much more than he should.