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John Dixon

John covers sports for the Gazette.

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Hardwood Memories: Sara Frazier recalls playing days at Lock Haven University Hardwood Memories: Sara Frazier recalls playing days at Lock Haven University
4 days ago - Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The Lock Haven University women's basketball team recently recognized past players and coaches in recognition of 70 years of the sport at the school. A social was held after a game with Kutztown and among those attending the event were past members of the Lock Haven women's [Read More]
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Future of local wrestling is up to the kids Future of local wrestling is up to the kids
12 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
(Editor's note: This is the final part of a series relating to the sport of wrestling in Centre County from discussions with grappling legends Dick Rhoades and Tom Elling at the wrestling breakfast held at the Best Way Truck Stop in Milesburg.) MILESBURG — Times have changed. When I was in [Read More]
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Where is scholastic wrestling headed in Centre County? Where is scholastic wrestling headed in Centre County?
13 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILESBURG — Though wrestling is considered a team sport, unlike basketball, football or baseball, winning or losing in wrestling is one-on-one. It’s you on the mat facing an opponent with no one to help you when you are flat on your back counting the lights. “There is a lot of [Read More]
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Breakfast with Champions Breakfast with Champions
14 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILESBURG — In an effort to maintain the interest of wrestling at all levels, a group of former coaches in District 4 (Northeastern tier of the PIAA) started holding breakfasts during the spring and fall several years ago. Former coaches, wrestlers, officials, members of the media and [Read More]
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Penns Valley boys hope to continue winning ways Penns Valley boys hope to continue winning ways
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — A closer look at the 2013-14 Penns Valley High School boys' basketball team: Head coach — Terry Glunt, 12th season (145-123). Assistant coaches — Bob Sealy, Robert Sauerwein and Sam Bray. 2012-13 Record — 12-7 (17th consecutive winning season). Key losses [Read More]
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Penns Valley girls hope to turn things around Penns Valley girls hope to turn things around
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — A closer look at the 2013-14 Penns Valley High School girls' basketball team: Head coach — Andrea Borland, fourth season. Assistant coaches — Fred Ironside, Kasey Packer and Shelly Beamesderfer. Last season — 7-14. Key losses — Kelsey Boone and [Read More]
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Penns Valley wrestlers look for encore to record-setting season Penns Valley wrestlers look for encore to record-setting season
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — A closer look at the 2013-14 Penns Valley High School wrestling team: Coach — Joel Brinker, eighth season. Assistant coaches — Jeff Stover, John Myers and Michael Wise. Last year's record — 22-5 (school record for wins). Key losses — Cole Confer and [Read More]
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Toftrees Golf Resort’s Tom Katancik Changes Career Toftrees Golf Resort’s Tom Katancik Changes Career
20 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — For the PGA golf professionals in the Centre Region obviously that particular line of work is seasonal-related and leads to some very on and off odd jobs during the long, cold winter months. And with a wife and three young boys, the golfing season of 16-plus hour days makes it [Read More]
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Penn State to host USCAA Golf National Championships Penn State to host USCAA Golf National Championships
22 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
University Park — The United States Collegiate Athletic Association recently announced that The Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference and the Penn State golf courses have been awarded the 2014 and 2015 USCAA Golf National Championships. The championships will be held at the Penn [Read More]
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Penn State’s Burning Tee Golf League Honors Hastings Penn State’s Burning Tee Golf League Honors Hastings
23 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, John Dixon
“He spoils us and we love him for it! With his leadership, the Burning Tee has given over $26,000 to the Mount Nittany Medical Center. [Read More]
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