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State High student-athletes announce college choices State High student-athletes announce college choices
66 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Fifteen State College Area High School senior student-athletes were celebrated during a signing day announcement at State High on Feb 8.  The 13 able to attend the rescheduled date — a school closure due to weather affected National Signing Day — announced [Read More]
BEA wrestling just misses district championship BEA wrestling just misses district championship
67 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The Bald Eagle Area wrestling team came just short of winning the District 6 AAA duals at Tyrone on Feb. 3. The Eagles defeated Bellefonte 49-22, before falling to Mifflin County in the championship, 36-33.  It has been a season that has made BEA one of Centre County’s most dominant [Read More]
Bald Eagle Area wins Ultimate Warrior Tournament Bald Eagle Area wins Ultimate Warrior Tournament
68 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BALLPORT — Bald Eagle Area wrestlers participated in the Ultimate Warrior Tournament on Jan. 26 and 27, taking home first place with 167.5 points. Mifflin County took second place.  Gage McClenahan (152), Garrett Rigg (145) and Seth Koleno (138) all stood atop the podium for BEA. Also [Read More]
Penns Valley, West Branch grapplers to raise money for cancer Penns Valley, West Branch grapplers to raise money for cancer
68 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The Penns Valley wrestling team is raising money to donate to the “Pin Cancer: Wrestle for a Cure” campaign, and will be holding an event during its dual meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, with West Branch. [Read More]
Ultimate Warrior Tournament on the minds of three Centre County wrestling teams Ultimate Warrior Tournament on the minds of three Centre County wrestling teams
69 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Bald Eagle Area, Philipsburg-Osceola and St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy will participate in the upcoming Ultimate Warrior Tournament in West Branch on Friday,  Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27. Here’s a look at how local grappling teams fared recently. BALD EAGLE AREA The BEA [Read More]
Lady Little Lions fall below .500 Lady Little Lions fall below .500
69 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The State College Little Lion girls’ basketball team fell to 6-7 on Jan. 21 with a 59-46 loss at home to Harrisburg. SC led by four points after one quarter and still by three at halftime. But the Lady Lions went cold in the third quarter and Harrisburg went on a 22-10 run to take control of [Read More]
BEA continues to dominate on the mat BEA continues to dominate on the mat
71 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
On Jan. 6, the Eagles held the Bald Eagle Area Duals, winning against all four of their opponents. Each win became progressively more dominant for BEA.  First, the Bald Eagle wrestlers defeated Fauquier, Va., 36-31. Next came a 39-27 win over Warwick, followed by a 42-22 win over Altoona. [Read More]
Penns Valley's Shunk looks to keep climbing after record-breaking season Penns Valley's Shunk looks to keep climbing after record-breaking season
71 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — During the last wrestling season, Penns Valley’s then-sophomore 106-pound wrestler, Baylor Shunk, broke the school’s single-season wins record by recording 41 victories. Shunk's phenomenal season resulted in him earning the rank of third in the district and seventh [Read More]
St. Joe’s, State College find success in holiday tournaments St. Joe’s, State College find success in holiday tournaments
72 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Local grapplers participated in holiday tournaments over the holiday break. Bald Eagle Area Eagles wrestlers participated in the Manheim Lions Club Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28 and 29. BEA came in second place with 192.5 points, behind the hosts of the tournament. Garrett Rigg, at 145 pounds, [Read More]
BEA’s Koleno earns tourney title, 100th career win BEA’s Koleno earns tourney title, 100th career win
74 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
A look at recent high school wrestling results: Bald Eagle Area Seth Koleno, of Bald Eagle Area, returned from the King of the Mountain tournament on Dec. 16 having earned his 100th career win, as well as the tournament’s 138-pound title. Koleno’s victory came by way of a 15-6 major [Read More]
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