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Veterans Talk War Involvement During Wild Game Feed Veterans Talk War Involvement During Wild Game Feed
5 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
6 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
16 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
17 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
17 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
17 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
24 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]
Former PSU football great needs a lift Former PSU football great needs a lift
31 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
When he was at Penn State, he was No. 60. In the NFL, he was No. 55. Now, Matt Millen is wearing a patient number as he lies in a New Jersey hospital waiting for a heart transplant to save his life. To those who have known him, it’s almost unthinkable that this man, so full of fight on the [Read More]
11 Inducted into Centre County Sports Hall of Fame 11 Inducted into Centre County Sports Hall of Fame
31 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ron Bracken
It was an eclectic group covering football, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, broadcasting and journalists who represented Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte, Penns Valley and State College. [Read More]
The Chambers boys made Clarence hard to beat The Chambers boys made Clarence hard to beat
41 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Across the Centre County Baseball League’s 96-year history, no name has been more closely associated with a town and a team than Chambers. You say Chambers, I say Clarence. You say Clarence, I say Chambers. Even today, nearly 50 years after the last of the four Chambers brothers hung up his [Read More]
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