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Centre Sluggers Baseball League preparing to start its 18th season Centre Sluggers Baseball League preparing to start its 18th season
55 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
It’s hard to find anything that can bring people together like a day at the ballpark. Baseball is America’s game after all, and the Centre Sluggers Baseball League has been giving players another chance to suit up and take the field for 18 years now.  Centre Sluggers is an [Read More]
St. Joe’s scores 32 runs during double-header against Harmony Area St. Joe’s scores 32 runs during double-header against Harmony Area
55 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
It feels like it only just started, but we’re approaching the end of the high school baseball season. Let’s take a look at recent events in local PIAA baseball. ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC ACADEMY The Wolves’ offense popped off April 26, scoring 32 runs across their double-header [Read More]
Centre County baseball teams trade victories and losses Centre County baseball teams trade victories and losses
56 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Many local rivalry games were played, though there were few decisive series victories. Let’s take a look at recent high school baseball results: BALD EAGLE AREA The Eagles fell during a three-game losing streak that started April 18 and lasted through April 23. On April 18, BEA traveled to [Read More]
First full week of baseball brings a multitude of wins to Centre County First full week of baseball brings a multitude of wins to Centre County
57 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
With the first full week of baseball came the sounds of strike-three calls and pictures of home-run trots. America’s pastime looks to finally be underway for real in Centre County, but feel free to knock on wood just in case.  BALD EAGLE AREA The Eagles went 2-1 between April 10 and [Read More]
Centre County hardballers playing through the weather Centre County hardballers playing through the weather
58 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Another cold week in Centre County means not nearly enough high school baseball. Just a few games were slotted between snow storms and other types of unfavorable weather. BALD EAGLE AREA Of the six games scheduled between April 2 and 9, the Eagles were forced to postpone all but one. The [Read More]
Delta Student Discovers Running to Fill Soccer Void Delta Student Discovers Running to Fill Soccer Void
59 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Tommy Butler
Despite losing her opportunity to play the game she’d grown up playing, Litzinger didn’t let it keep her down. Instead she started to seek another challenge. [Read More]
Celebrity Softball Tournament to Raise Money for Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Softball Tournament to Raise Money for Alzheimer’s Association
62 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Tommy Butler
The inaugural David’s Dreamers Celebrity Softball Tournament, to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association, will be held Saturday, May 5, at Hess Field in State College. [Read More]
Four county grapplers earn wrestling silver Four county grapplers earn wrestling silver
62 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — On March 8, 9 and 10, Centre County high schools sent 11 wrestlers to Hershey's Giant Center to participate in the PIAA championships. Six wrestlers — five from St. Jospeh's and one from Penns Valley —  took part in the AA tournament. Five — three from BEA, one [Read More]
Celebrity softball tournament to raise money for Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity softball tournament to raise money for Alzheimer’s Association
62 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The first annual David’s Dreamers Celebrity Softball Tournament, to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association, will be held Saturday, May 5, at Hess Field in State College.   Twelve teams will participate in the tournament, which will features a double [Read More]
Four Wolves win district championships, PV’s Shunk takes second Four Wolves win district championships, PV’s Shunk takes second
65 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Two Centre County high schools, St. Joseph’s Academy and Penns Valley, participated in the District 6 AA tournament Feb. 16 and 17. St. Joe’s came in first place with 208 points, a whopping 59.5 points ahead of the runner-up. Penns Valley landed in 14th place out of 27 teams, with 77 [Read More]
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