Obama invites foreign tourists to U.S. attractions
President Barack Obama wants the United States to draw 30 million more foreign tourists each year to sites such as the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, according to a plan he was expected to detail in a stop at baseball's iconic shrine Thursday afternoon.
Cooperstown astir about news of Obama's visit to Hall of Fame
The atmosphere in this idyllic upstate village - source of the Susquehanna River and home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum - is electric in anticipation of a visit by President Barack Obama.
Few details are available regarding the presidential stop in the place that bills itself as “America’s Perfect Village,” aside from a planned visit to the baseball shrine on Main Street.
Roundup: GC baseball, Wilmington softball advance to D-10 semifinals
Nine area teams took part in the District 10 playoffs on Tuesday — Grove City, Hickory, West Middlesex and Wilmington in baseball; Lakeview, Reynolds, Sharpsville and Wilmington in softball, and Farrell in boys volleyball.
On the diamond, only the Grove City baseball team and Wilmington softball team advanced to the semifinals. In volleyball, Farrell was swept by Cambridge Springs.
Hickory track teams sweep D-10 titles; Lady Hounds AA champs
HARBOR CREEK — They can relocate the annual Class AA track & field championships to Erie County, but District 10 remains the domain of Mercer County’s contingent. On Saturday, the area aggregation made Harbor Creek High’s Paul J. Weitz Stadium its personal playground.
Wilmington High girls and Hickory boys completed a sweep of the AA team titles. Hickory harvested a 65-60 victory over Greenville, while Wilmington was victorious over Villa Maria Academy, 102-100.
PSU men's basketball coach Chambers optimistic
The whirling-dervish otherwise known as Patrick Chambers blew into the Shenango Valley Thursday afternoon.
The Penn State University men’s basketball head coach appeared at the annual Friends of Penn State Dinner hosted by Penn State-Shenango Alumni Society.
Roundup: Mercer, GC baseball teams pick up wins
ä Mercer 4, Lakeview 2 — At Veterans Field in Brandy Springs Park, Mercer, the Landon Glass fired a complete-game 5-hitter with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk as the Mustangs (5-10) captured the backyard brawl on Senior Recognition Day.
Nate Guiler was 3-for-3 at the plate for Mercer, Zane O’Brien and Brayton Edwards both ripped doubled and Logan Clarke, Ryan Thorn, Dylan Angermeier and John Hazelet all had singles.
Hickory girls, GC boys lead D-10 AAA Track & Field Championships
HARBOR CREEK — There are few places more lonely than a track and field meet during a weather-induced delay. And such was the case Wednesday at Harbor Creek High’s Paul J. Weitz Stadium, as the annual District 10 Class AAA Championships commenced.
In spite of a 15-minute-long shower soon after the meet began at 3 p.m. with the field events, and another pair of 30-minute delays after action commenced on the track, Mercer County-area athletes fared well in weathering the weather.
D-10 Class AAA Track Championship today; AA Saturday
As District 10 track and field ambassadors, there’s been none better than Barb Dzuricsko and Mark Slezak. But the co-head coaches, who have devoted the better part of the past 3 decades to Hickory High’s program, announced they will be stepping down at this campaign’s conclusion.
So as farewell tours go, copping a D-10 crown this week would serve as a memorable send-off for Dzuricsko and Slezak.
Roundup: Lady Hounds, WM still perfect in region play
ä Conneaut Area 3, Farrell 2 — On Senior Night at E.J. McCluskey Gymnasium, the Steelers (5-7) dropped a hard-fought 20-25, 28-26, 24-26, 25-19, 15-12 decision to the Eagles of Conneaut Area.
“The kids really played tough, hard and together,” said Farrell coach Dan Dragicevic. “I have to own this loss. I didn’t have them ready and made too many changes in practice.
SPORTVIEW: Cleveland Browns are cursed - by bad management
EXCUSE ME if I don’t join in the huge hype surrounding Johnny Manziel. You have to figure if the Cleveland Browns drafted him, he’ll turn into a bust.
Cleveland Browns Stadium is a place where quarterbacks go to die. Since the Browns returned to the league in 1999, they have had a zillion quarterbacks and other than a few brief spurts of solid play, the results have been poor.
Greenville captures team title at Tri-County Invitational
The annual Tri-County Tennis Tournament was held on Saturday at Buhl Park with Greenville capturing the team title.
The Trojans notched 34 points, followed by Hickory, Grove City, Kennedy Catholic, Titusville and Sharon.
Roundup: Hickory netters fall to Fairview in D-10 Team Championships
The Hickory High boys tennis team suffered a 5-0 loss to Fairview on Friday at the District 10 Class AA Team Championships at Pennbriar Athletic Club, Erie.
Warren beat Harbor Creek, 3-2, in the other semifinal and then Fairview swept the Dragons, 5-0, for the crown.
Lewis, Pearson, Hickory 4x1 girls set meet marks at Mercer County Invite
Spring sprang Thursday at Hornet Stadium, Hermitage, during the Mercer County Invitational.
With weather, for once, cooperating with mid-80’s temperatures, area athletes responded in their final tune-up for next week’s District 10 Championships. Though no team totals were tallied, the record book was taxed.
Roundup: Hickory to play for D-10 team title; WM, Sharpsville softball teams win
Coach Casey Runyan’s Hickory High tennis team will compete in the District 10 Team championships today.
The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie.
Roundup: Hornets beat WM; Lady Hounds suffer 1st loss
Don’t attempt to convince Gary Hinkson the value of moral victories. As far as the Hickory High baseball skipper is concerned, a loss is a loss.
Which made Wednesday’s 13-8 comeback win at West Middlesex that much more meaningful.
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