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John Dixon

John covers sports for the Gazette.

Articles by John Dixon

NCPGA’s Junior Tour holds first event of the summer NCPGA’s Junior Tour holds first event of the summer
14 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
15 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
19 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
20 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
22 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
22 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
23 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]
Hardwood Memories: Sara Frazier recalls playing days at Lock Haven University Hardwood Memories: Sara Frazier recalls playing days at Lock Haven University
24 weeks 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]
Future of local wrestling is up to the kids Future of local wrestling is up to the kids
35 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]
Where is scholastic wrestling headed in Centre County? Where is scholastic wrestling headed in Centre County?
36 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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