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15-year-old Drake Troutman wins at Roaring Knob

On Sunday night at Roaring Knob in Markleysburg, Pa., Sye Lynch won the 410 sprint series race, followed in order by Tim Shaffer, Billy Dietrich, Chase Dietz and Cole Duncan. Drake Troutman won the E-Mod feature Saturday. Mitch Thomas took second, Dary Rex finished third, Greg ...

LHU volleyball announces 2020 class

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University volleyball team has announced its 2020 recruiting class and the Bald Eagles, led by coach Eric Buggs, will welcome three new additions to the program. Those incoming players will be Souadou Bangoura, Keelin Baker and Bald Eagle ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ the Sidelines: Judgment on coaches

NOTE: This column is not written in reference to any decision by Keystone Central School District. Rather, it is written as a result of things I’ve seen and heard in regards to coaches at the high school level in general. Some of which I have known personally. The vast majority of high ...

Central Mountain coaches look to keep moving forward in these different times

The late conservative American Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey is known for the line, “In times like these, it’s helpful to remember that there have always been times like these.” In most cases, that sentiment would likely indeed be factual and many would find comfort in its reality. ...

Trio of former Central Mountain athletes earn college honors

Former Central Mountain track and field runner Erin Reese became the first-ever Susquehanna University student-athlete to garner two Landmark Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete honors. She was named the 2020 Landmark Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Senior Scholar-Athlete and 2019 ...

Youth sports presents perfect chance to play baseball, softball

Youth sports is the perfect place to restart organized athletics, according to Stanford University School of Medicine professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. Speaking on a virtual roundtable hosted by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, on Thursday morning, Bhattacharya said as long as proper ...

PIAA sends its wrestling weight proposal to sports medicine committee

In a surprise move Wednesday, the PIAA Board of Directors chose to pass on a first reading of the proposed change to 13 wrestling weight classes. Instead, the board voted unanimously to have the PIAA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) review the proposed weight class changes for ...

Cutters are still waiting to find out if they’ll play this season

Gabe Sinicropi would love to give an update on whether or not the Williamsport Crosscutters will be playing baseball this summer. But neither he, nor the rest of Minor League Baseball, knows if there will be games played this summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All the Vice President of ...

Bald Eagle Area hires 3 new coaches

Bald Eagle Area hired a total of three new coaches at its latest board meeting. The administration hired Kris Glunt (boys basketball), Shawn Thompson (girls basketball) and Harley Yoder (cheerleading). Glunt has been a varsity boy’s coach for seven years — four at Bellefonte ...

Central Mountain track and field program recognizes its seniors

With no opportunity to present a traditional senior day celebration of its athletes, the Central Mountain track and field offered a virtual senior day Thursday via YouTube. The team’s 11 senior athletes — Zoe Eck, Heidi Emel, Carlie Hall, Erick Hoy, Skyler McCauley, Amelia McCloy, Devin ...

Bucktail honors its seniors in softball, baseball with video tributes

The Bucktail softball and baseball programs honored their seniors with a virtual senior day tribute which was posted to YouTube. The softball team honored its six seniors in Emily Cross, Rachel Goss, Tessa Cowfer, Myka Poorman, Sara Kepler and Emma Intallura. Cross was a four-year ...

Central Mountain baseball honors seniors with virtual senior day

With no home game late in the season to honor its seniors in baseball due to the coronavirus pandemic canceling all spring athletics, Central Mountain decided to honor its seniors in baseball with a virtual senior day. It was organized by Central Mountain baseball coach Mike Kramer. The ...

District 4 football all-star game is canceled

The annual District 4 football all-star game between squads from the North and South was officially canceled Wednesday, the District 4 Football Coaches Association announced via their Facebook page. The game was originally scheduled for June 19 in South Williamsport. Six Jersey Shore ...

Walkin’ the Sidelines: What exactly leads to certain failure?

Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789 in referencing the new Constitution of the United States “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Now isn’t that an encouraging thought? Many who are worldly would surely agree with the wisdom of arguably America’s most ...

Nittany Lions not hitting, but they’re still learning amid pandemic

As college football eyes some kind of season kicking off in the fall, the reality is it’s May. Spring practice never happened and many programs who had theirs scheduled during the time states were shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t get the opportunity to answer some of the questions ...

Several PA drivers competed in Iowa in auto racing

It was Friday night and I was watching the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Invitational at Knoxville Raceway. But I wasn’t smelling the alcohol, oil or brakes. The biggest smell in my vicinity was Lysol as I was like the majority of the world at home and practicing social ...