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A look at the horses racing at Haskell Stakes

Seven thoroughbreds will try to earn a starting spot in this year’s Kentucky Derby by competing in the Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park in New Jersey today. The Haskell is one of the premier summer races restricted to 3 year olds, with its Grade One status (the highest level) and a $1 million ...

PIAA moving forward as planned for sports at high school level

The PIAA is “staying the course” with its plan to open football heat acclimatization beginning Aug. 10 and practices on Aug. 17, it announced at its monthly Board of Directors meeting Wednesday. The state’s high school athletics governing body then released a statement in which it said it ...

Central Mountain grad Baker earns NABC honor at PCT

Central Mountain grad Brody Baker was one of four Penn College men’s basketball players named to the 2019-20 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court on Wednesday. He was joined by teammates Frnak Tuason, Ryan Lockman and Loyalsock grad Ben Sosa. In order to be named to ...

PSAC cancels fall athletics; no competition for LHU

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference became the latest college conference to cancel fall athletics as it made an official announcement Wednesday morning. Much like the Ivy League and Patriot League, the PSAC’s decision was due to the coronavirus pandemic. The statement, ...

PSAC cancels athletic competition through fall semester

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced Wednesday morning it is suspending all athletic competition through the fall semester because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision came after a meeting of the conference's Presidents on Tuesday night. The PSAC is the largest NCAA ...

Linden’s Dale Schweikart wins at Clinton County Speedway

At Clinton County on Friday night Dale Schweikart of Linden made a last-lap pass to claim the Laurel Highlands RaceSaver sprint car feature by .202 seconds over Jared Zionkowski. It was his second win of the season. Bradly Benton won the pro stocks, Mike Thompson won the 600 micro sprints, ...

Patriot League cancels fall sports

Just a week after the Ivy League announced it was canceling all fall athletics due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Patriot League became the second Division I conference to cancel fall athletics by following suit Monday afternoon. The Patriot League said in a statement it will make ...

Tsimbila joins Nittany Lions for 2020-21 for men’s basketball

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers announced the addition of 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward Abdou Tsimbila to the Nittany Lions’ roster. Tsimbila has signed a grant-in-aid and will enroll at Penn State and compete for the Nittany Lions in 2020-21. From ...

Central Mountain’s Kaden Falls still excelling under pressure

Trailing by two runs, Central Mountain loaded the bases late Thursday against Hughesville. Kaden Falls nearly cleared them, slamming a game-tying, two-run ground-rule double. Only a bounce over the left-field fence prevented Falls from giving his team the lead. An inning later, Falls took the ...

Teams to play only within Big Ten this fall

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday it will not play nonconference games in football and several other sports this fall, the most dramatic move yet by a power conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. The league cited medical advice in making its decision and added ominously that ...

Central Mountain tops Hughesville in baseball at Mill Hall, 6-5

MILL HALL - Neither team will receive a gold medal upon the summer league's conclusion. Neither team will hang a championship banner later this year. But do not tell Central Mountain or Hughesville summer league players that these games are any less important than the high school contests ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ the Sidelines: Where is the commitment?

Commitment is something that many people say they greatly value. Likewise, many people truly believe that they are committed to their particular pursuits. However I’m seeing an increase in actions and behaviors that show very clearly that commitment is just another word for many people. My ...

Kyle Larson wins at Port Royal Speedway

The 30th annual PA Speedweek concluded Saturday at Port Royal after 81 drivers ran nine nights of shows, and 17 drivers ran all nine shows. Kyle Larson won the 2020 Red Robin PA Speedweek championship over Danny Dietrich and Ryan Smith. It was also the second annual Greg Hodnett Classic, and ...

LHU’s wrestling program putting on 2 camps in Williamsport

Ever since Lock Haven wrestled a quad-meet at Liberty Arena in Williamsport in 2017, coach Scott Moore has been trying to get the Bald Eagles back to facility. Now he’s going to have a few opportunities to return. Lock Haven is hosting a pair of summer camps at Liberty Arena this summer, ...

Driver Andrew Yoder picks up win at Clinton County Speedway

MILL HALL — Twenty -nine limited-late models were in competition this past weekend at the Clinton County Speedway to kick off the Fourth of July weekend that also included a fireworks show. Andrew Yoder recorded his 14th career victory in the limited-late model feature event. Other ...

Bucktail football team gets started with offseason drills

It was a welcome sight filled with hope and promise last week at Bucktail as the junior and senior high football teams hit the field for grass drills. Sure, there’s a cloud that covers the atmosphere filled with the unknown, wondering what the coronavirus will mean to the upcoming ...

Petyak leads host of new Hidden Valley winners

CLEARFIELD — The Family of Chester D. Bailey presented the racing action Saturday night at Hidden Valley Speedway, as Gallitzin’s Joey Petyak led a string of four new winners as the track celebrated our country’s independence with a full pit area. Other new winners include: Duke ...