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John Dixon

John covers sports for the Gazette.

Articles by John Dixon

PSU bye week provides chance to attend game at West Point PSU bye week provides chance to attend game at West Point
2 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
17 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
18 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
22 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
23 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
25 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
38 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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