Football camp at RBV in June

NEW BETHLEHEM — Redbank Valley is sponsoring a youth football day camp for children entering grades 3 to 8 June 24-26 from 8 a.m. to noon at the high school facility.

The cost to attend is $40 by May 30 and $50 after that date and before the start of the camp. Contact Bulldogs head coach Blane Gold for more information at 814-657-5923 or via e-mail at

“We really want to bring in as many kids as possible to teach them the right way and the safe way to play the game of football,” said Gold, the new Bulldogs varsity football coach. “That’s our goal. For three days, we want kids from rival schools to come together, compete with each other, grow as football players with each other, and have a heck of a lot of fun doing it.”

The camp is constructed to teach the basic fundamentals to play the game in a safe and successful manner. All players will receive instruction on all offensive and defensive positions, and each day ends with a one-hour period for flag football games. All campers receive a camp shirt and a football.

Clinicians scheduled to attend are former NFL player Bay Lawrence and former college players Dave Smith, Dan Jordan, Jake Dougherty, Jason Huffman, and current players Connor Shoemaker and Brock Barrett.

The last day of the camp features a punt, pass and kick competition by age with prizes going to the top finishers as well as a flag football tournament by age group.

“Growing up playing football, I loved traveling to camps in the summer time to develop my skills,” Gold said. “One thing I quickly learned about those camps is how expensive they can be to attend. I wanted to bring the experience to the kids, in their hometown or a neighboring community for an affordable price.

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“We’re going to continue to add to our guest coaches but right now we’re pretty happy with having NFL All-Pro and NCAA All-American experience coming in to help our kids excel.”

Newbie Jr. Leaguers start season

The New Bethlehem Junior Little League baseball season got started with a 1-1-1 record in the team’s first three games.

Newbie tied West Shamokin May 8, 5-5, before the game was stopped. Tyler Hetrick doubled and singled while scoring two runs. Owen Harmon, Owen Clouse, Tate Minich and Cam Wagner singled with Harmon, Minich, Mason Clouse and Wagner sharing pitching duties.

On May 3, Newbie dropped a 6-1 game against Brackman’s of Punxsutawney. Mathew Kozma singled while Harmon walked and scored the only run. Minich, Kozma and Kaedon Neiswonger pitched.

In the opener on Apirl 29 against FEMCO of Punxsutawney, Newbie notched a 15-0 win as Wagner and Mason Clouse combined on a two-hitter with eight strikeouts. Wagner tripled and singled twice, Mason Clouse singled twice and Trenton Patton tripled and scored. All three players scored two runs apiece.

Newbie hosts Fryburg May 21 and Knox May 23 for its next two scheduled games.

Traister runs at PSACs

MANSFIELD — Former Redbank Valley standout Katlynn Traister competed in last week’s PSAC Track and Field Championships, running a leg on Clarion University’s 4x100-meter relay.

Traister, Courtney and Emily Young and Amanda Batey finished ninth with a time of 50.31 seconds.

The Golden Eagles were 14th out of 15 teams in the team standings.

Eccles Library’s Annual

5K Run Saturday

RIMERSBURG — The Friends of the Eccles-Lesher Library is sponsoring its 5th Annual 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk Saturday starting at 9 a.m.

Several awards for age division finishes will be given out. Registration is $25 (after May 1) and $10 for all students kindergarten through 12th grade. All pre-registered runners receive a t-shirt.

Register on-line at Applications are available at, the library website at or the library Facebook page.

For more information, contact Sandy Traister at or call the library at 814-473-3800.

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