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Brownstead victorious at YMCA nationals Brownstead victorious at YMCA nationals
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Fifteen Centre County swimmers tested themselves against some of the nation's best this past week, representing the State College Family YMCA at the 2019 Short Course YMCA Nationals in Greensboro, N.C.  Among the competitors were State College High School standouts [Read More]
SC swim teams win D-6 AAA championships SC swim teams win D-6 AAA championships
7 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The Little Lions of State College were dominant in both boys’ and girls’ competition over the weekend, bringing home District 6 AAA swimming and diving trophies. Scoring a combined 937 points between boys and girls, no squad could catch the Little Lions or the Little Lady Lions in the [Read More]
Woodward prodigy takes world title Woodward prodigy takes world title
7 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
WOODWARD — To become a champion, you need talent, work ethic and a strong support system. Luckily, Johanny Velasquez has all of these. The Woodward resident and State College High School senior put the complete package together on Feb. 8, taking the Red Bull Crashed Ice Junior World [Read More]
Little Lions shine big, win state title Little Lions shine big, win state title
8 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The PTFCA Indoor State Championship plaque was brought into State College prior to Feb. 4’s title meet. It never had to leave town.  The State College Little Lions boys’ squad captured Pennsylvania’s top high school prize over the weekend, topping the [Read More]
High School Swimming and Diving Preview High School Swimming and Diving Preview
19 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
State College comes into the 2018-19 swimming and diving season under new leadership, yet the goals remain the same for the defending Mid Penn champions. Andrew Morrison is starting his first season at the helm as head coach, replacing Aaron Workman. The Atlanta native was impressed by his crew [Read More]
Wolves finish fifth in state golf tourney Wolves finish fifth in state golf tourney
25 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
As the final strokes were played at the PIAA AA boys' golf championships in York on Oct. 23, with the St. Joseph's Wolves finishing fifth in the standings, Matt Steyers was reluctant to say goodbye to his program and his teammates. "After the round, I was pretty upset," Steyers said. "It would've [Read More]
St. Joe's golfers travel to York, SC comes up short St. Joe's golfers travel to York, SC comes up short
26 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
With the top trophy of the 2018 season up for grabs at Heritage Hills in York on Thursday, Oct. 25, the St. Joseph's boys' golf squad prepares for a finale for the rosters' core five seniors. The team's top performers experienced states in 2017, finishing in third place, and boast the most tenured [Read More]
Wolves weather storm, advance to states Wolves weather storm, advance to states
27 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
In a tight matchup between district champions, the St. Joseph’s boys golf team secured a slot in the state championships, coming up victorious over District V champions Rockwood by a team score of 315-329. The 14-stroke victory propelled the Wolves to a second straight state championship [Read More]
Bellefonte golf breaks out in rain-shortened victory Bellefonte golf breaks out in rain-shortened victory
31 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — In a rain-shortened match Sept. 17 at the Nittany Country Club, Bellefonte was able to out-pace Mifflin County, winning four of six individual matchups on the front nine. Joey Bruni, Keith Hamilton, Gavin and Gunner Fravel all picked up victories. Bruni and Hamilton's victories [Read More]
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