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Penn State's Jack Ham inducted into the Hometown Hall of Fame Penn State's Jack Ham inducted into the Hometown Hall of Fame
102 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jack Ham was inducted into the Hometown Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 29.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame created the Hometown Hall of Famers program to honor the roots of football’s best and most influential [Read More]
Becoming part of the brotherhood Becoming part of the brotherhood
107 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Part of the reason I got into sports journalism was how much I loved sports, especially baseball. I had played as a kid in some local little leagues. I was never very good and I was pretty lazy as a kid, so I never got very far, but I always loved watching and learning the sport. [Read More]
Little Lions Looking to Improve on Successful 2016 Little Lions Looking to Improve on Successful 2016
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Tommy Butler
State College finished 2016 with a 10-2 record and conference and regional titles. In 2017, despite graduating 18 players, the Little Lions have their eyes set on even greater success -- specifically, the state championship. [Read More]
Going Global: St. Joe’s Helping to Build Water Well in Swaziland Village Going Global: St. Joe’s Helping to Build Water Well in Swaziland Village
111 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Tommy Butler
St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy’s Service Club is working with the Thirst Project to help build a well in a Swaziland village. [Read More]
Spike Island ties up series with 2-1 win over Howard Spike Island ties up series with 2-1 win over Howard
112 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
The Spike Island Pirates edged the Howard Hawks on July 25, winning 2-1. The win ties up the five-game semifinal series between the two teams in the Centre County League. [Read More]
Roller Derby Gaining Popularity in State College Roller Derby Gaining Popularity in State College
112 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Tommy Butler
As a fan, watching a State College Area Roller Derby bout is an impressive experience. Strategies are set up on the fly, big hits are put on and acrobatic moves are on display, making roller derby a sporting experience unlike any other. [Read More]
Roller derby gaining popularity in State College Roller derby gaining popularity in State College
113 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — As a fan, watching a State College Area Roller Derby bout is an impressive experience. Strategies are set up on the fly, big hits are put on and acrobatic moves are on display, making roller derby a sporting experience unlike any other.  As in any other sport, derby plays [Read More]
Spring Mills Braves overcome Lemont Ducks to tie series Spring Mills Braves overcome Lemont Ducks to tie series
113 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
After falling to the Lemont Ducks in the first game of a three-game series, the Spring Mills Braves looked to tie the first round of playoffs July 18. [Read More]
State College rolls past BEA 11-1 in Little League action State College rolls past BEA 11-1 in Little League action
115 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
Fans and family members surrounded the perimeter of the field as State College and Bald Eagle Area got set July 3 to compete for a spot in the bracket finals of the district Little League tournament. State College got the victory, 11-1. [Read More]
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