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Fourth Class to Be Inducted into Centre County Sports Hall of Fame Fourth Class to Be Inducted into Centre County Sports Hall of Fame
15 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Ron Bracken
There is a strong Bellefonte flavor to the 2020 class of the Centre County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. [Read More]
Halloween hijinx: Keeping away from the ‘Big Olds’ Halloween hijinx: Keeping away from the ‘Big Olds’
30 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
You’ve no doubt heard of the Terrible Two’s — that stage where the adorable little darlins grow fangs. It’s doubtful you’ve ever heard of the Terrible Two. That would have been Bob and I when we terrorized Port Matilda during Halloween in the late 1950s. [Read More]
How a scoutmaster helped shape my life How a scoutmaster helped shape my life
34 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
There isn’t a monument in Bob Crain’s honor in Port Matilda. There should be. Because, arguably, no man did more for the youth of that town than the late scoutmaster who founded Troop 59 and then ran it for close to 40 years. They called him Duck for his distinctive way [Read More]
Veterans Talk War Involvement During Wild Game Feed Veterans Talk War Involvement During Wild Game Feed
58 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ron Bracken
In the epilogue of the HBO series Band of Brothers, Major Dick Winters, commander of Easy Company, recalls being asked by his grandson if he had been a hero in the war. “No,” he told the youngster, “but I served in the company of heroes.” At the Milesburg Community Center recently, the appro [Read More]
Veterans talk war involvement during wild game feed Veterans talk war involvement during wild game feed
59 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MILESBURG — In the epilogue of the HBO series Band of Brothers, Major Dick Winters, commander of Easy Company, recalls being asked by his grandson if he had been a hero in the war. “No,” he told the youngster, “but I served in the company of heroes.” At the Milesburg [Read More]
Third Class Elected to Centre County Sports Hall of Fame Third Class Elected to Centre County Sports Hall of Fame
69 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ron Bracken
The members of the Centre County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame have elected the third class of inductees. [Read More]
Third class inducted into Centre County sports hall of fame Third class inducted into Centre County sports hall of fame
70 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The members of the Centre County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame have elected the third class of inductees. It’s a class that includes football players, baseball players and wrestlers, as well as an Olympic swimmer. They went on to coach, teach, become public school [Read More]
Bald Eagle Area wrestling records 700th victory Bald Eagle Area wrestling records 700th victory
70 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
WINGATE — Early in the 1956-57 wrestling season Bald Eagle Area beat the Clearfield junior varsity team, 33-20. That might sound like an ignominious victory except for this: it was the first win for the newly-minted program, some of whose wrestlers didn’t know a takedown from a [Read More]
Nittany Lions' grapplers continue to excel Nittany Lions' grapplers continue to excel
70 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY — With half of its 14 dual meets remaining and six weeks until the 2019 Big Ten Championships, the numbers say the Penn State wrestling team is doing just fine. The Nittany Lions are ranked No. 1 with a 7-0 overall record, 3-0 in the Big Ten. Half of their starters are undefeated, [Read More]
Shelton-Burliegh taking LHU hoops to the next level Shelton-Burliegh taking LHU hoops to the next level
77 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
State College grad Jaylyn Shelton-Burleigh has played a key role in Lock Haven’s women’s basketball team getting off to a 6-1 start. Shelton-Burleigh is second on the team in scoring with an 11.3 average and second in rebounding with 34. She also has six assists, seven steals and three [Read More]
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