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Bill Horlacher

Bill Horlacher is a native of Happy Valley, a 1970 graduate of State College High School and a 1974 graduate of Penn State (journalism). He has spent his last 30 years in service to international students, helping them with personal, cultural and spiritual adjustments to America. After 39 years of living in California, Maryland and Texas, Bill returned to State College in 2013 along with his wife, Kathy.

Articles by Bill Horlacher

At PIAAs, State High Wrestler Urbas Missed Gold But Proved His Mettle
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At PIAAs, State High Wrestler Urbas Missed Gold But Proved His Mettle
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Casual observers of high school wrestling may think that State College senior Cole Urbas fell short of the mark when he placed fourth at last weekend’s PIAA championships. I’d say they should think again. [Read More]
St. Joe's Takes Second, Nine Centre County Wrestlers Medal at PIAA Championships St. Joe's Takes Second, Nine Centre County Wrestlers Medal at PIAA Championships
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton, Bill Horlacher
Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy claimed second place in Class 2A and Wolves freshman Kolby Franklin earned a silver medal at 195 pounds to lead the way among Centre County teams at the PIAA Wrestling Championships this weekend in Hershey. [Read More]
'Going Byers': The Voice of Penn State Wrestling Offers Pre-Tournament Insights
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'Going Byers': The Voice of Penn State Wrestling Offers Pre-Tournament Insights
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
I sat down with the voice of Penn State wrestling Jeff Byers to get his insights on the Nittany Lions dominating dual meet season and thoughts on the upcoming Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. Included are his annual “Ironhead Awards” and at least one bold prediction that may turn a few heads. [Read More]
Moyer Jewelers: Gems from the Store That Is No More
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Moyer Jewelers: Gems from the Store That Is No More
5 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
It won’t matter how many bouquets of roses are presented this Valentine’s Day or how many boxes of chocolate are consumed. And regardless of how many Happy Valley hearts are struck by Cupid’s arrows, this Valentine’s Day will lack one special ingredient. [Read More]
State High Wrestling Alums Looking to Bright Future for Little Lion Program
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State High Wrestling Alums Looking to Bright Future for Little Lion Program
7 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
It wasn’t exactly the outcome that Coach Ryan Cummins wanted on Jan. 26., but he is wise enough to know there’s a brighter future for his Little Lion wrestling program. The alums who gathered for State High’s inaugural Wrestling Alumni Event also know that. [Read More]
New to the Student Section at Age 66
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New to the Student Section at Age 66
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
It felt strange to feel strange in Beaver Stadium. After all, I grew up in nearby College Heights and attended my first game at the Beav in 1961. I’ve been to scores of games there ever since. But there I was, for the first time in my life, watching football from the student section of Beaver Stad [Read More]
Penn State Wrestling: 7 Fans Who Can’t Wait for the Thrill
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Penn State Wrestling: 7 Fans Who Can’t Wait for the Thrill
19 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
It’s an exciting time to be a PSU wrestling aficionado, and so I decided to let some of your fellow fans share their unbridled enthusiasm. Some are well known for their connections to the Nittany Lions. Others are not — but they love their Lions just as much. [Read More]
7 Ideas for a Sane Celebration After Penn State Beats the Buckeyes
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7 Ideas for a Sane Celebration After Penn State Beats the Buckeyes
25 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Nittany Lion football fans will never forget the euphoria they felt after an unranked Penn State team shocked No. 2 Ohio State, 24-21, on October 22, 2016. Unfortunately, we felt sadness and shame the next morning when we heard about the destruction that befell downtown State College after the late [Read More]
Rhules for Success: Former Little Lions Rebuilding Baylor Football
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Rhules for Success: Former Little Lions Rebuilding Baylor Football
27 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
When State High and Penn State alum Matt Rhule left Temple for the challenge of coaching Baylor in the wake of scandal, he brought along his father, Denny -- a State High alum, coach and minister who has helped provide guidance for players on and off the field. [Read More]
Frank Pope: He’s the Man at the Gate for Dear Old State
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Frank Pope: He’s the Man at the Gate for Dear Old State
30 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Yes, the Beaver Stadium queue is boring. And sometimes it’s stressful. But we’re living in the post-9/11 era, so maybe all of us should accept the necessary nuisance. Better yet, maybe we should thank the leader who runs the gates to help keep us safe. So who would that be? Who is in charge here [Read More]
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