NWTF hosting ‘Learn to Hunt’
The Whitehorse Mountain Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will play host to a “PA Learn to Hunt” event on Sept. 28 at Buffer Creek Sporting Clays near Sipesville.
The event is part of a pilot program sponsored by L.L. Bean to celebrate its 100th anniversary. It is designed to introduce youth to hunting through hands-on instruction in safety, ethics and shooting skills. The Whitehorse Mountain event will include a pheasant hunt.
Participants must be accompanied by one parent or guardian, but no prior hunting experience is necessary.
Information: John Hayes at 267-5866 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PFBC may allow five-hook rigs
HARRISBURG – State fish and boat commissioners gave tentative approval on Tuesday to a proposal that would change the longtime restriction of three or fewer hooks on a fishing line.
Within the last few years, anglers have asked the PFBC to use the “Alabama rig,” an umbrella-type rig with five lures on short wire lines that merge to one point to attach to a fishing line.
If adopted on a final rulemaking, the change would take effect after being published in the PA Bulletin.
Fitzgerald sets tourney record
Adam Fitzgerald set a tournament record of 67 gross in the 13th annual Somerset County Amateur Championship held at Oakbrook Golf Club. He was the first player to shoot in the 60’s during the event.
Fitzgerald, from the Somerset Country Club, was a PGA professional who petitioned the USGA to get his amateur standing reinstated. The organization granted his request and he is a certified amateur.
Vileska Gelpi of Middlecreek Golf Club, who shot a 114 in the girls 18 and under division, is the youngest division winner in tournament history at 10-years-old.
Bob Minnick of Piney Run Golf Club shot a 60 net, the third lowest net score in 13 years of the tournament.
McCutchen homers three times in loss to Twins
Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.
Richland wrestler reaches PIAA title match
Nico Pecora gave the area its second state finalist at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships tonight.
Bedford wrestler reaches state championship match
Bedford will have a state finalist for the second consecutive season, but it will not be the same one.
- Quartet of area wrestlers move on to PIAA semifinals
Four local wrestlers have chance for PIAA gold
Four local wrestlers will compete tonight for a spot in the state finals at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Moving on up | Nine grapplers advance to AA quarterfinals
Bedford’s Garrett Thomas said he wasn’t nervous at all.
United’s Tyler Oliver admitted that he was, even if he told his coaches that he wasn’t.
And Richland’s Nico Pecora said the pressure is on his family members, not him.
Nervous or not, those three, who were making their state tournament debuts, and six other local wrestlers won their first match at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships on Thursday morning to qualify for today’s quarterfinal round.
Day 1 gives ups and downs for region
There was plenty of talk about roller coasters on Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center, but it had nothing to do with the thrill rides across the parking lot at Hersheypark.
It was all about the ups and downs of the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships.
Berlin boys wary of Trojans’ size, athleticism
On the same night last week that Berlin Brothersvalley was winning its first District 5-A title since 2007, Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic was losing to eventual champion Lincoln Park in the WPIAL quarterfinals.
The Mountaineers (23-2), one of three area boys district champions set to begin opening-round action in the PIAA playoffs tonight, and Trojans (15-10) will square off this evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center, site of Berlin’s 65-51 district championship win over Forbes Road.
Tomahawks return home to face Jets
Johnstown Tomahawks coach Jason Spence knows numbers can be deceiving.
For instance, the Tomahawks’ Matt Meier had two goals and three points on Saturday night. Goaltender Brett Young made 41 saves.
Those statistics are impressive for 60 minutes of work. Both players had solid efforts, especially during a road game. On paper, the numbers looked good enough for a victory.
Danel helping Falcons to Division III tournament
When Chelsea Danel was a senior at North Star, the Cougars were able to win a District 5-AA basketball title.
Now Danel, a senior at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, is a key contributor on a Falcons’ hoops squad which upset top-seeded Lebanon Valley 53-47 in the Commonwealth Conference championship on Saturday. It was the ninth title for the Falcons in 13 appearances.
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