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Perfect fit: Andrew 'Bubba' Pryts and Penn State

Andrew Pryts' first phone call was to his aunt Andrea. After all, she endearingly dubbed him "Bubba" when he was a child.

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Wednesday 09/02/2015
Roundup: Hounds, Golden Eagles win golf mega-matches
Posted: September 02, 2015

BOYS GOLF

Tuesday 09/01/2015
Animal activists targeting Vick at Steelers preseason game
Posted: September 01, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Animal activists are planning a candlelight vigil outside the Pittsburgh Steelers last preseason game on Thursday to protest the signing of quarterback Michael Vick.

Pittsburgh high school coach on leave after student injury
Posted: September 01, 2015

Fans to remember former NBA great Darryl Dawkins
Posted: September 01, 2015

CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP) — Fans will get their chance to remember former NBA great Darryl Dawkins.

Roundup: Rockets capture mega-match at Wanango
Posted: September 01, 2015

Led by co-medalists Sam Isacco and Ken Rall, Slippery Rock High boys’ golf team won Monday’s 6-team mega-match.

Saturday 08/29/2015
Brookfield drops 41-31 decision to Springfield Local in season-opener
Posted: August 29, 2015

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – Graham Mincher tossed a quartet of 4th-quarter touchdowns, leading Springfield Local to a 41-31 season-opening win over Brookfield.

Roundup: Hickory tennis team sweeps KC
Posted: August 29, 2015

GIRLS TENNIS

Friday 08/28/2015
Roundup: Brookfield golf team edges Hickory
Posted: August 28, 2015

BOYS GOLF

Thursday 08/27/2015
HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Posted: August 27, 2015

BOYS GOLF

Wednesday 08/26/2015
Roundup: Brookfield netters go 1-1 over past 2 days
Posted: August 26, 2015

GIRLS TENNIS

Tuesday 08/25/2015
Roundup: Wilmington, Sharon, Hickory tennis teams grab wins
Posted: August 25, 2015

GIRLS TENNIS

Monday 08/24/2015
Dolci qualifies for National Senior Pro Championship
Posted: August 24, 2015

Denny Dolci of Tam O'Shanter Golf Course finished runner-up at the recent Tri-State PGA Senior Professional Championship and is one of five qualifiers from the Section to earn spots in the 2015 Senior Professional National Championship.

Local soccer standouts honored
Posted: August 24, 2015

Local soccer standouts Zack Hershberger and Chris Frye recently were honored with individual awards while competing with the Premier Soccer Club Rockers FC.

Sunday 08/23/2015
SPORTVIEW: TV coverage is a little much for youth sports
Posted: August 23, 2015

I AM NOT a big fan of having all these Little League World Series games shown on ESPN channels. That is really over-emphasizing a sport that kids play.

Saturday 08/22/2015
HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS ROUNDUP
Posted: August 22, 2015

Erie-area powers Villa Maria Academy and McDowell placed 1-2 at the annual Hickory Girls Golf Invitational.

Friday 08/21/2015
HIGH SCHOOL FALL SPORTS ROUNDUP: Slippery Rock wins Lakeview golf invite
Posted: August 21, 2015

Several Mercer County area golf teams made their first start of the season at the Lakeview Invitational Tournament Thursday at Pine Grove Golf Course, Grove City.

Thursday 08/20/2015
Wombacker eyes spot with Nittany Lions
Posted: August 20, 2015

Jordan Wombacker is well aware of the difficulty of making a Division I-A football team. But anyone who has ever seen him in action would feel he has a leg up on the competition.

Tuesday 08/18/2015
Local auto racing
Posted: August 18, 2015

MERCER RACEWAY PARK

Sunday 08/16/2015
SPORTVIEW: It's difficult to judge a team during preseason games
Posted: August 16, 2015

THERE’S ONE thing we always know about early NFL preseason games:

Wednesday 08/12/2015
Popatak produces on national diamond stage
Posted: August 12, 2015

It was a Popatak attack during the recent PONY Palomino World Series.

Monday 08/10/2015
SPORTVIEW: District 10 playoff expansion has good, bad points
Posted: August 10, 2015

GUESS IT’S a sign of the times. Everybody gets a trophy for participating in youth sports and everybody wants to say their team made the playoffs in high school athletics.

PAC NOTEBOOK
Posted: August 10, 2015

Former Kennedy Catholic standout Richard Ellebie had a decision to make last winter — return to Westminster for his fifth and final year of collegiate football or get on with his life’s work.

Friday 08/07/2015
District 10 to expand playoffs in some sports
Posted: August 07, 2015

Pete Iacino has been a long-time member of the PIAA District 10 Committee. But in his new role as chairman, he is already part of numerous changes that will affect sports in northwestern Pennsylvania high schools.

Tuesday 08/04/2015
SPORTS SHORTS
Posted: August 04, 2015

Sharon Open tennis results

Friday 07/31/2015
Local swimmers excel in long course events
Posted: July 31, 2015

Five swimmers from the Shenango Valley trained for and competed in various Lake Erie Long Course vents this summer, culminating with the Lake Erie – USA Swimming Long Course Championships.

Wednesday 07/29/2015
Locals on national championship team
Posted: July 29, 2015

The Rizer Group of Youngstown won the 2015 NABF World Series Sophomore Division National Championship Sunday afternoon holding off Lake Erie (Ohio) Warhawks 4-2 in the 95 degree heat of Knoxville, Tenn.

Sunday 07/26/2015
Prokay qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Posted: July 26, 2015

Thursday 07/23/2015
Sports Shorts
Posted: July 23, 2015

'Fighting with Leland' free softball clinic set

Wednesday 07/22/2015
Sharpsville's Henwood takes part in Top Gun Showcase
Posted: July 22, 2015

Having served as Sharpsville High’s quarterback last season, Luke Henwood saw his share of quality competition.

Sunday 07/19/2015
SPORTVIEW: British Open should no longer be called a major
Posted: July 19, 2015

SHOULD the British Open really be called a major tournament anymore? 

Saturday 07/18/2015
Little League All-Star Tournaments: Sharon Seniors 0-2 at state
Posted: July 18, 2015

DuBOIS –– Sharon’s Senior Division all-star team experienced a long day recently at the Pennsylvania state championship tournament.

Friday 07/17/2015
Sports shorts
Posted: July 17, 2015

Mud Monster 5K slated Saturday at Yankee Lake

District 2 Little League All-Star Tournaments
Posted: July 17, 2015

Grove City edged West Middlesex, 4-3, to win the championship of the District 2 Little League 10-11 All-Star Tournament.

Thursday 07/16/2015
District 2 Little League All-Stars Tournaments
Posted: July 16, 2015

West Middlesex defeated Sharpsville, 10-7, to win the district 9-10 championship Tuesday. The team will compete in the Section tourney in Apollo.

Sharon Senior LL All-Stars open at state today
Posted: July 16, 2015

Vince Nichols was not a Sharon Little League Senior Division manager when the 2015 season started. But he jumped on board at midseason, assuming the helm of Sharon's ship. And what a ride its been.

Wednesday 07/15/2015
District 2 Little League All-Star Tournaments
Posted: July 15, 2015

West Middlesex exploded for 10 runs in the third and fourth innings and then held on to outlast Mercer in a wild contest, securing a 13-11 victory in the Major Division championship game Monday at Brandy Springs Park, Mercer. West Middlesex advances to the Section 2 Tournament in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland County, where they begin action at 8 p.m. Saturday against the host team.

Tuesday 07/14/2015
Malson named Thiel football assistant
Posted: July 14, 2015

GREENVILLE –– Recent graduate R.J. Malson has been named Thiel College football program’s defensive line coach.

District 2 Little League All-Star Tournaments
Posted: July 14, 2015

MINOR (9-10)

Sunday 07/12/2015
SPORTVIEW: Athletes' huge salaries are because of supply and demand
Posted: July 12, 2015

OFTEN WE cringe when we see the ridiculous amount of money that professional athletes make, especially since they compete in games that many people simply enjoy playing for free.

No horsin' around: GC Equestrian Team cops national honors
Posted: July 12, 2015

The Grove City Area Equestrian Team, made up of local student riders, recently performed well at the International Equestrian Association's Western Nation Finals in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Saturday 07/11/2015
Whitehead staying as Hickory High girls hoops coach
Posted: July 11, 2015

When one of Mercer County’s most successful cage coaches considers retirement, it’s noteworthy. Fortunately for the Hickory High girls’ basketball program, that is not an issue with which it will have to deal.

Sunday 07/05/2015
Mercer dirt track racer Ruffo wins mentorship contest
Posted: July 05, 2015

Local dirt track racer Clay Ruffo, 18, of Mercer had the experience of a lifetime in early June when he was selected as one of five winners in a national NASCAR contest that was sponsored by Axe (men's body wash).

Wednesday 07/01/2015
Library offers Sports Super Heroes Program today
Posted: July 01, 2015

The Community Library of Shenango Valley will hold at special Sports Super Heroes children’s program at the Henry Ekker Autograph Collection. The event, for all ages 6 and older, will begin at 1 p.m.

Tuesday 06/30/2015
LOCAL COLLEGE SPORTS
Posted: June 30, 2015

A pair of former Hickory High athletes now at Youngstown State University — Matt Bell and Mike Palumbo — were named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference's 2014-15 Academic Honor Roll.

Monday 06/29/2015
Sharpsville grad worked with Steelers
Posted: June 29, 2015

How does a lowly freshman land a prime college job working with the sports equipment manager for varsity sports? It helps when a glowing recommendation comes from the Pittsburgh Steelers!

Sunday 06/28/2015
FOREVER YOUNG: Area athletes excel at Senior Games
Posted: June 28, 2015

The medal winners have been announced from the recent Mercer County Senior Games, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging.

Saturday 06/27/2015
No fear factor for University of Nebraska gymnast Laeng
Posted: June 27, 2015

There is a fear factor in any athletic endeavor. But while most people think of sports such as football, wrestling or ice hockey as being dangerous, consider gymnastics.

Monday 06/22/2015
COLLEGIATE NOTEBOOK: 3 WM runners set for college careers
Posted: June 22, 2015

AS PART of Bob Morris’ legacy, a trio of recently graduated West Middlesex High standouts will continue their cross country careers at the collegiate level.

Sunday 06/21/2015
SPORTVIEW: Scrappers offer great family fun
Posted: June 21, 2015

BASEBALL HAS always been labeled "America's Game," but nothing drives that home better than the grassroots of the game like that offered by the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at Eastwood Field in Niles.

 
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