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Condo’s Welding finishes 12-0 season

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LOCK HAVEN — Condo’s Welding 13U Babe Ruth baseball team recently finished a 12-0 season, besting First Citizens in a high-scoring affair, 16-8. Condo’s Welding got things started in the first inning when Jake Weaver doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs. Condo’s scored five ...

Auto racing roundup: David Gravel wins at Williams Grove

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It was the Summer Nationals race at Williams Grove Speedway when the World of Outlaws made a swing through central Pennsylvania last weekend. The Outlaws took the bragging rights on this round with David Gravel winning on Saturday night, earning $20,000 for his seventh career Grove win, and ...

English takes SB Mod win at Hidden Valley

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CLEARFIELD — Todd English of Clearfield picked up the $1,000 Small Block Modified Special on Saturday night at Hidden Valley Speedway, becoming the only driver to repeat on the night. New winners included: Ryan Scott of Garland in the Super Late Models, Gary Little of Clearfield in the TH ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ the Sidelines: Talk, talk and more talk

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One of the most critical attributes of any relationship is communication. Strong communication more often than not leads to a strong relationship. Poor communication will usually lead to a relationship that struggles. In sports, the coach-player or player-coach relationship is critical to both ...

MLB has taken health, safety seriously

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There was skepticism in the Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse about whether or not Major League Baseball could return safely, Rhys Hoskins said Tuesday. But as the days have passed, hiccups in testing have been resolved, and positive tests continue to dwindle, players are becoming more ...

Authentic’s immaturity almost cost him race at Haskell

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Authentic’s immaturity was almost exposed in the Grade One Haskell Stakes on Saturday. Authentic’s raw talent was clearly on display as he broke quickly from the starting gate and gained the early lead. Although challenged by Ny Traffic, who attempted to cling to Authentic’s right flank ...

High schools dealing with same pandemic problems as pros

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The same pandemic-related questions that have bedeviled professional and college sports are front and center for high school administrators across the country — and they are far more complicated. Setting up expensive, tightly regimented bubbles for professional athletes or setting ...

Mid-season champs crowned at HVS

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CLEARFIELD — Jon Lee of Mahaffey parked it at Hidden Valley Speedway Saturday night to claim the TH Port-a-John Semi Late Model Special. The Mid-season champions were also decided on Hidden Valley Speedway/TH Port-a-John night, with Billy Eash of Johnstown claiming the Super Late Model ...

Wait-and-see approach by PIAA is a good decision

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When the Ivy League canceled its fall athletics last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, my first thought was ‘here comes the domino effect.’ After all, the Ivy League was the first domino to fall in March which ultimately set the precedent for spring competition being called ...

A look at the horses racing at Haskell Stakes

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...