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Barnyard questions

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Preparations are underway for the annual Barnyard Classic 3-on-3 basketball tournament, scheduled for Saturday, June 24. However, any teams still wishing to register for the event should do so quickly, as extenuating circumstances have reduced the number of registered teams to the point ...

Blair’s offense erupts in win over Post 658

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Blair batted around in every inning on its way to a 26-3 win over Youngsville Post 658 Wednesday. Blair sent 15 batters to the plate in the first, 10 in the second and 16 in the third. Each hitter scored at least one run and had at least one RBI. Blair scored 10 in the first inning. Aidan ...

Peterson leads contingent of D-9, 10 players taken in MLB draft

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Wednesday was a big day for former District 9 and 10 standouts, with five of them hearing their names called on Day 3 of the 2017 Major League Baseball amateur draft. Prominent among those was St. Bonaventure shortstop Cole Peterson, a 13th round selection (395th overall) of the Detroit ...

Learning to Lose

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“You lost today kid, but that doesn’t mean you have to like it.” – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade I hate losing. Hate it with every fiber of my being. I have pushed myself much further than I thought possible (or probably should have, given the circumstances at times. Hello church ...

Bickling named to All-District 10 team

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Warren’s Mackenzie Bickling had a stellar sophomore season on the soccer field, and she reeled in another award with the school year coming to a close. The junior-to-be was one of 18 female soccer players named to the All-District 10 teams, garnering second team honors. Bickling earned ...

Ike’s Talasky earns top honors in Region 4

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It was another banner year for junior TerryLee Talasky and the Eisenhower girls track and field program and they were rewarded when the District 10 all-region teams were officially released on Sunday. Talasky, who earned fifth place in the 400 at the PIAA championships, was named Region 4 ...

In first meeting of season, Post 135 comes back to beat Blair

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Drake Gens’ walkoff single capped Post 135’s 4-run rally as they came from behind to defeat Blair, 7-6, at Legion Field Monday. Post entered the inning trailing 6-3. Jameson Douvlos and Derek Knapp drew back-to-back, one out walks before Owen Balas blasted a triple to left. Lance ...

Dragons have strong contingent of Region 3 all-stars

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Region 3 boys track and field featured a young man who broke a state record, and yet it was a different team that won the team championship, speaking to just how competitive it was. Journey Brown was the athlete, as the Meadville senior and Penn State football commit broke the state record ...

Sports Briefly…

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Golf results Mike Davis was low net at 37 on the front nine while Skete Williams and Tim Watkins shared low gross on the back nine – also at 37 – during Jackson Valley men’s league play. Low net of 33 on the front nine was shared by Dennis Finnerty, John Larson, Marty Mineo and Mark ...

Dusk to dark

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Nightfall turns everything new. When the dark slowly takes away vision, every sound is magnified. A small animal scurrying through leaves sounds like a bear crashing through the brush. Familiar places turn unfamiliar when they disappear from view. There are many terms for that time of day. ...

Hunting licenses go on sale June 19

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Pennsylvania hunters and trappers soon will be lining up to purchase their 2017-18 licenses, and they need to be aware of some important changes implemented since this time last year. Hunting licenses for 2017-18 go on sale June 19. The licenses become valid July 1 and, after that date, all ...

Pirates have a ‘Cutch conundrum’

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I don’t envy Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington. Not because the Pirates’ season isn’t, to this point, shaping up they way the team and its fans hoped. More so because Huntington is facing a number of roster decisions with no real answers. Tony Watson and Juan Nicasio, both set ...

Pa. hunting licenses on sale June 19

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Pennsylvania hunters and trappers soon will be able to purchase their 2017-18 licenses, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission wants them to be aware of some important changes implemented since this time last year. Hunting licenses for 2017-18 go on sale June 19. The licenses become valid July ...

Blair’s bats stay hot in win over Corry NWSB

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Matt Leonard scattered seven hits over six innings and the offense stayed hot as Blair defeated Corry Northwest Savings Bank, 11-4, Wednesday. Blair scored five runs in the first inning. Colby Johnson walked and Aidan Morrison was hit by a pitch. Mitch Grosch singled home Johnson and Leonard ...

Recruits should take their time, not be criticized

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College recruiting, especially in major sports like football and basketball, can be cutthroat. The pressure is real, whether it be from coaches, fans via social media, or other recruits. Tuesday night, Justin Fields, who will be a senior this year at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Ga., ...