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John Dixon

John covers sports for the Gazette.

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High school wrestling season gets underway High school wrestling season gets underway
3 days ago - Centre County Gazette
The high school wrestling season is underway for Class AAA teams Bellefonte, Bald Eagle Area, Philipsburg-Osceola and State College, along with Class AA teams Penns Valley and St. Joseph’s Academy. Here's a brief look back at early matches that Centre County grapplers participated in with [Read More]
Winter Sports Preview: Penns Valley Winter Sports Preview: Penns Valley
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
 A closer look at the 2014-15 Penns Valley Area High School wrestling team: Head coach — Joel Brinker, eighth season. 2013-14 record — 13-7. Key losses — Seth Decker, Jason Thoms, Michael Mundt, Michael Confer and Kyler Confer. Returning letter winners — Darren [Read More]
PSU bye week provides chance to attend game at West Point PSU bye week provides chance to attend game at West Point
10 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
WEST POINT, N.Y. — The first thing the general public realizes upon heading to West Point to attend a football game is that the area is a working military installation with several security checks along the route to get to the athletic event. All visitors age 16 and older entering West Point [Read More]
NCPGA’s Junior Tour holds first event of the summer NCPGA’s Junior Tour holds first event of the summer
25 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Middleburg — Susquehanna Valley Country Club’s C.J. Tyler fired a 2-over-par 74 to take medalist honors in the North Central Pa. Golf Association’s first Junior Tour event of the summer. Fellow SVCC members Logan Sears and Dakota Portzline carded rounds of 78 and 80, respectively, [Read More]
Central Pa. Golf Professional Series holds second event Central Pa. Golf Professional Series holds second event
26 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — The second event of the newly-created Central Pa. Golf Professional Series was held this past weekend at the Philipsburg Elks Country Club. The series includes six events that will be held throughout the golfing season at the following golf course facilities: Belle Springs, [Read More]
Four-way tie for first place at Mountain View tourney Four-way tie for first place at Mountain View tourney
30 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — The Mountain View Country Club recently held its Two-Man Ringer Golf Tournament that resulted in a four-way tie for first place in the gross division. Shooting a score of 65 for first place gross were the teams of Mike Gates-Chris Bahr, Brian Mahalik-Garret Bastardi, Dave [Read More]
Area golf pros create Central PA Golf Professional Series Area golf pros create Central PA Golf Professional Series
31 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MACKEYVILLE — While the local area golf professionals take care of their members, every once on a while the pros like to get in a round or two during the season. With that thought in mind, the local golf professionals have collaborated and created the Central PA Golf Professional Series. The [Read More]
Philipsburg Country Club hosts annual classic Philipsburg Country Club hosts annual classic
33 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — The annual Philipsburg-Osceola Mountie Matman Golf Classic was held Saturday at the Philipsburg Elks Country Club resulting in a two-way tie for first place with a best-ball score of 59. The team of John Burns, Ray Joe Millward, Joe Millward and Gib Weller along with the [Read More]
New Man in Charge at Toftrees Golf Course New Man in Charge at Toftrees Golf Course
34 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Dixon
Charles Sheppard was recently named Director of Golf at Toftrees and comes to the State College area as a Class A PGA member and a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Florida State University. [Read More]
A New Pro A New Pro
34 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — After 16 highly successful years as the Director of Golf Operations at the Toftrees Golf Resort and Conference Center, Tom Katancik decided it was time to spend more quality time with family and has moved away from the golfing business. And, since Toftrees Golf Resort and [Read More]
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