SPORTVIEW: Ex-Greenville man to enter Bedford County Hall
HUGHEY TATE was the greatest baseball player that ever lived — hitting 10,000 home runs and never making an out in 50 years on the diamond.
OK, that’s not true of course. But that’s the way Hughey would have told it before bursting into laughter.
Tate, a Greenville man who was as good at spinning a yarn as well as he was in hitting home runs, will be inducted posthumously into the Bedford County (Pa.) Hall of Fame Saturday. Some of his relatives from this area will attend the ceremonies.
Wilson wins Herald-Tamie Jr. golf crown
It was a case of family history trumping golfing history!
Hickory High golfer Billy Colbert had a chance to become only the second player ever to win the Herald-Tam O’Shanter Golf Championship four times. But he missed the final round of the tourney Wednesday along with his brother Colbert to attend his great-grandma’s funeral in Pittsburgh.
“I kind of wish he was here,” said the 2014 champion Jacob Wilson, a Kennedy Catholic High player who lost in a sudden-death playoff to Colbert last year. “But you play whoever is here. And in golf, you play against yourself too.”
Wilson holds 2-stroke lead over Colbert at Herald-Tamie Junior Golf Championship
It’s never easy in a golf tournament when you are chasing the leader. It’s even more difficult when you are chasing history, as well.
Such is the case for Hickory High senior Billy Colbert who has a chance to become only the second golfer in history to become a 4-time champion of the prestigious Herald-Tam O’Shanter Junior Golf Championship.
ALL-STAR NOTEBOOK: County coaches can relax since Dunn is done!
REST EASY, Mercer County coaching fraternity. Joe Dunn played his final scholastic athletic contest Saturday evening.
After wreaking havoc on the area aggregation’s football and basketball teams during this past year’s District 10 playoffs, Girard High’s Dunn is bound for Penn State-Behrend to become a nurse anesthetist and play basketball.
For one series during the latter stages of the 3rd annual North-South All-Star Game, Dunn demonstrated his deadly demeanor.
SPORTVIEW: Polanco looks like he has been ready for the majors
IF IT WEREN’T so sad, it would be laughable. The Pirates declared that they kept Gregory Polanco in the minor leagues because he wasn’t ready for the Bigs.
Give me a break!
Of course that was the company line. If they had admitted that they didn’t bring him up because it saved them millions of dollars under baseball rules, they would have felt the wrath of the league and the players union.
Former Lakeview High product Miller wins NCAA javelin title
Very few high school athletes get the opportunity to go to Division I schools and even fewer excel on that national stage, but University of Florida junior track and field star Fawn Miller has done just that.
Miller, who was crowned PIAA champion twice during her high school days at Lakeview High in Stoneboro, won the javelin title on Wednesday night at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Kubiak guides Scrappers; open season tonight at Jamestown
NILES — If you’re an 18-, 19- or 20-year-old athlete attempting to break into professional baseball and you’re fortunate enough, your first manager will be Teddy Kubiak.
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers are commencing the 2014 Class A Short-Season tonight in Jamestown, N.Y. against the Jammers, and it will be the professional debut for many of the newest of the Cleveland Indians’ affiliate.
SPORTVIEW: Herald-Tamie junior tourney, First Tee of Sharon anniversary coming soon
THERE AREN’T many things that are free in this life, but that’s only one of the reasons the annual Herald-Tam O’Shanter Junior Golf Championship is so special.
It is an opportunity for any boy and girl to play free golf at a premier course, whether they have a chance to win the prestigious tourney title or not.
The event is open to any boy or girl, who doesn’t reach his or her 18th birthday by Sept. 1 and lives or goes to school in the Shenango Valley or Brookfield. It was started in 1949 as a collaboration between Tamie owner Jack Kerins and Herald Sports Editor Johnny Pepe.
Lady Hounds fall to BEA in PIAA Class AA quarterfinals
SLIPPERY ROCK — Whether it’s baseball or softball.
From Little League ... through the scholastic and collegiate ranks ... up to the professional and Olympics levels.
There’s one absolute.
Fight for life
Marlin Jackson rose to fame as one of the greatest athletes to ever come out of Mercer County. But he’s even greater as a human being since he never forgets his roots.
In fact, he’ll be here this weekend at Sharon High Tigers Stadium to conduct his annual clinic on football fundamentals as well as speaking on life-lessons to youngsters.
It’s only one of the projects Marlin conducts locally to help youngsters through his “Fight for Life Foundation.” And it’s apply-named because Marlin himself had to fight for life to become a football star at Sharon High, the University of Michigan and finally the NFL.
Dzuricsko returns to coach the Hornets in boys hoops
Hickory High boys’ basketball program has benefitted from some of Mercer County’s cage coaching greats — Frannie Webster, Steve Garay and Nick Cannone. However Hornets’ hoops enjoyed, arguably, its greatest success under Bill Dzuricsko.
During the mid-1990’s Dzuricsko directed Hickory to 3 consecutive PIAA Class AAA western regional championship games and an aggregate 72-20 won-lost ledger. His overall record (13 years, 202-134) is the best in program annals.
Lady Hounds rally for 8-7 win, advance to PIAA quarterfinals
ERIE — You can call them the “Comeback Kids,” or the “Cardiac Kids.”
Just don’t call the Wilmington High softball team quitters!
The Lady Greyhounds battled back from 4-0 and 7-4 deficits to capture a thrilling 8-7 win over WPIAL runner-up Deer Lakes on Monday evening at Penn State-Behrend.
Hickory's Cannone to play hoops at W&J
Few Mercer County-area student-athletes experienced scholastic success to the degree Anthony Cannone enjoyed.
The Hickory High senior secured 9 letters as a “tri-athlete,” captaining the baseball, basketball and football teams, earning various postseason laurels, while academically being a National Honor Society student.
COLLEGE BASEBALL: YSU wins; Kent State out
Youngstown State University baseball team lives to fight another day, but the Kent State Golden Flashes were eliminated Saturday in the NCAA College Baseball Regional Tournaments.
The two teams with local players on their rosters had different outcomes Saturday in elimination games after both lost Friday openers. On Saturday, YSU beat Indiana State, but Kent State fell 4-2 on a 9th inning rally by Kentucky.
SPORTVIEW: Moving Kostka monument to LL field is great idea
IT WAS ALMOST 30 years ago when the devastating tornado swept through Wheatland, wreaking havoc on people and structures.
A photo on the front page of Saturday’s Herald sparked memories for many of us who reflect on the tornado that leveled much of the small Borough of Wheatland and killed eight people there.
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