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Mitch Keller named Eastern League Player of the Week

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ALTOONA — Altoona Curve right-hander Mitch Keller has been named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 14-20, the league announced on Monday. Keller went 2-0 with a 1.98 ERA over his two starts during the span and became the first Altoona pitcher to be selected for the ...

Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

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ATLANTA — NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at quelling the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand ...

Spieth much better at Colonial, his other hometown event

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Jordan Spieth has always considered Colonial a hometown tournament as well. He also has had much more success at Hogan’s Alley than at the Byron Nelson, where he played his first PGA Tour event as a 16-year-old high school junior. “I’ve been coming out here since I ...

Gordon, Roush, Penske headline NASCAR HOF

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jeff Gordon has been selected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. A four-time Cup Series champion who helped take stock car racing from a regional sport to the mainstream in the 1990s, Gordon received 96 percent of the votes from the Hall of Fame committee. He’s third in Cup ...

Close calls force Indy 500 to learn lessons, coping skills

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INDIANAPOLIS — Takuma Sato learned a tough, painful lesson from his spectacular final lap crash at the 2012 Indianapolis 500. Eventually, it paid dividends. The Japanese driver believes he might not be the defending Indy winner heading into Sunday’s race had it not been for the ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ The Sidelines: Be The Difference

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There’s an old saying that goes, “everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.” Well, I’m no genius, but I do know that in order to go to heaven, one must die. At least in a way that is. What I mean is, that when one reaches heaven, have they really died? Ok, ...

Two former Wildcats help college win 2018 Classique in Montreal

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MONTREAL — Over the weekend, two graduates of Central Mountain High School participated in a unique opportunity to play an All-Star team from Montreal, Quebec. Spencer Wockenfuss played for the Alfred University (NY) football team as they took on the Montreal All-Star team — a team ...

Physicals, mandatory parents meeting set for Central Mountain

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MILL HALL — Central Mountain High School Athletic Director George Bidwell has announced that athlete physicals for the 2018-19 school year will be held at Central Mountain High School on June 4 from 4:00-6:30 PM For those unable to attend the June 4 date, a second round will be held on June ...

CM Girl’s Soccer Boosters to meet

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MILL HALL — There will be a meeting for the Central Mountain High School Lady Wildcats Soccer Boosters tonight, May 23 at 7:00 PM at Malinak Stadium. All parents of prospective players who will be entering grades 6-11 in the fall are strongly encouraged to attend. All others interested in the ...

PSAC releases final Dixon Trophy standings

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HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) has announced the final 2017-18 Dixon Trophy standings and Lock Haven University finished 13th in the final listing. West Chester University claimed the honor as the PSAC’s top program by winning the 2017-18 Dixon Trophy, the ...

Penn State Men’s Hockey announces full 2018-19 schedule

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UNIVERSITY PARK – Coming off a second-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, head coach Guy Gadowsky and the Penn State men’s ice hockey team announced its 2018-19 schedule earlier Tuesday afternoon. The schedule is highlighted by 20 home contests for the second time in the past two seasons ...

PSU’s Brady Berge makes Jr. National World Team

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Brady Berge (Mantorville, Minn.) has wrestled his way to a spot on Team USA’s Junior National World Team. The Minnesota native, who heads into next year as a red-shirt freshman on Cael Sanderson’s squad, won the 70 kg title at the U.S. ...

Hendershot, Pilewicz earn Big Ten Conference awards

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – A pair from Penn State received Big Ten baseball honors, as freshman Parker Hendershot (Barton, N.Y.) was named to the All Big-Ten freshman team and senior pitcher Jake Pilewicz (Sewickley, Pa.) was named as a Sportsmanship Award honoree. The selections, made by the ...

Williamsport Crosscutters announce revamped kids club

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WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Crosscutters have announced a change to their Junior Jacks Club for the 2018 season. Membership in the club, presented by Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, is now free of charge for all children age 12 and under. Membership in the Junior Jacks Club ...