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BROOKVILLE — Finishing a solid second place behind Brookville, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders track and field team grabbed three titles at Friday’s District 9 Class AA Championships, qualifying six athletes in five events for this weekend’s state meet at Shippensburg University.

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BROOKVILLE — The St. Marys girls put together a stellar day Friday at the District 9 Class AA Track and Field Championships, capturing six gold medals while placing three competitors (Top 5) in three different events.

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BROOKVILLE — Clarion senior Brendan Zerfoss battled his way through a competitive field of sprinters and won two district titles for the second straight year at Friday night’s District 9 Class AA Track and Field Championships.

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BROOKVILLE — While Elk County Catholic took home the Class AA girls team title Friday, a trio of other Tri-County Area girls teams — Brookville, Johnsonburg and Clarion — combined to qualify 11 entries for this weekend’s state meet at Friday’s District 9 Class A Track and Field Championships.

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BROOKVILLE — The DuBois girls captured more than their share of medals Friday at the District 9 Class AAA Track and Field Championships, but Lady Beavers Jerica Fischer and Crystal Clinger were the lone Lady Beavers to strike gold to earn a trip to states.

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BROOKVILLE — Sparked by three titles, including a record-tying performance by sophomore Taylor Newton, the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders returned to the top of the pedestal at Friday’s District 9 Class AA Track and Field Championships.

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BROOKVILLE — High expectations for the Brookville Raiders track and field team were just about met 100 percent at Friday’s District 9 Class AA Championships. The defending champion Raiders racked up another 100-point effort in 115 and change for their third title overall in program history.

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BROOKVILLE — The DuBois boys may have finished down in the team standings in third place at Friday’s District 9 Class AAA Track and Field Championships, but the team got a banner performance from Jordan Meinert who took home the James Manners Award as the meet’s top point scorer.

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DuBOIS — While the runs piled up quickly, they just didn’t seem to come quickly enough for the DuBois Area High School softball team as it fell to Cambria Heights, 20-9, in six-innings Friday.

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ALTOONA — The Tri-County Area enjoyed a strong showing at the West Central Coaches Meet Friday at Altoona’s Mansion park before Mother nature, as she has most of the spring, eventually ruled the day.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic softball team appeared headed for its second straight City Classic victory, but the DuBois Lady Beavers had other intentions and staged a late-game rally to pull out a thrilling 6-5 victory at Rose and Dennis Heindl Memorial Field Saturday night.

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With the Minor League Baseball season is in full swing, we continue our weekly look at the three local players currently in the minors —Johnsonburg graduate Cole Peterson (2013), Clarion graduate Jon Kemmer (2009) and Ridgway grad Josh Mitchell

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ST. MARYS — In a game with just five hits overall, it was the Elk County Catholic Crusaders baseball team that squeaked out a 2-1 win over visiting Brookville Friday at Berwind Park.

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ST. MARYS — The St. Marys softball team has suffered its share of close losses this season, but pitcher Maura Fledderman and the Lady Dutch offense made sure that didn’t happen Friday in a 10-0, 6-inning victory against visiting Clarion.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic tennis team captured its first two wins of the season over the weekend — beating Brockway, 5-2, on Friday and Bradfor, 4-3, Saturday.

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BROOKVILLE — Winning its first game of the season on April 19 doesn’t sound great at all, but the way things have gone this spring, it’s certainly not the end of the world for the Brookville Raiders baseball team.

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DuBOIS — While the DuBois Area High School softball team spotted Hollidaysburg a couple of early runs, it didn’t take long for it to grab them back and add plenty more as the Lady Beavers went on to an easy 12-5 victory Friday afternoon.

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BROCKWAY — Hits and runs were at a premium Friday in Brockway, and it was the Redbank Valley baseball team that made the most of its lone scoring chance in the first inning to pull out a 2-0 win against the host Rovers.

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NEW BETHLEHEM — Putting up seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Redbank Valley Lady Bulldogs turned a 4-2 deficit into a 9-5 win Friday afternoon at the New Bethlehem Little League Field.

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ST. MARYS — The Elk County Catholic boys tennis team swept the singles matches Friday against cross-town rival St. Marys on its way to a 5-2 victory against the Flying Dutchmen at Benzinger Park.

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BROOKVILLE — After getting hammered 16-0 in a season-opening loss at home against Moniteau Wednesday, the Redbank Valley Bulldogs couldn’t have felt much better with a bounce-back 14-6 rout of defending District 9 Class AA champion Brookville Friday afternoon at McKinley Field.

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CLARION — Sadie Rudesyle came one out away from tossing a no-hitter for Clarion Area Friday, but the Lady Cat had to settle for a one-hitter instead in a 13-0, 5-inning against Clarion-Limestone at Paul Weaver Park in Clarion

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic baseball team improved its record to 5-0 on the season, upending West Shamokin, 15-5 in 6 innings Saturday at City Park for its fourth 10-run mercy rule victory of the season.

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BROOKVILLE — The 20th Annual DeMans Team Sports Invitational got some of its best weather in recent years and athletes from 20 different schools took advantage of it with some strong performances.

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ST. MARYS — The St. Marys softball team used a pair of two-run home runs by Sydney Eckert and a strong relief outing in the circle from Brianna Grotzinger to knock off cross-town rival Elk County Catholic, 8-3, Friday at Benzinger Park.

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DUBOIS — The DuBois softball team saw its early season three-game winning streak come to and end Saturday with a tough 8-3, 9-inning loss to Williamsport at the Highland Street fields.

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The Minor League Baseball season got underway this past week with a trio of former area standouts being a part of the action.

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CURWENSVILLE — The Curwensville baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the first, adding an insurance run in the fifth, en route to a 3-0 victory over West Branch on a blustery Friday afternoon.

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STRATTANVILLE — The Clarion-Limestone Lions baseball team will be under the direction of a new head coach for the first time since the program began. Todd Smith replaces Brad Frazier, who resigned after last season after being at the helm since the program began amassing over 200 career victories.

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STRATTANVILLE — After winning just two games over the past two seasons, including 0-15 last year, the Clarion-Limestone Lady Lions softball team is under the direction of a new head coach with Rob Schimp taking over the program.

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And you could fill in that headline sentence in a bunch of different ways based on the feedback that’s been given since the Redbank Valley School Board of Directors enacted the “Partial self-funding of extra-curricular activities and interscholastic athletics” policy that was adopted last summer.

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DuBOIS — When filling a basket, at some point, you’ll reach a point where you can’t quite get anything else to fit without having something fall out.

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BUTLER — The Elk County Catholic baseball team opened its season Saturday by going 0-2 at the Catholic Schools Tournament hosted by Serra Catholic at Kelly Automative Field in Butler.

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MILL HALL — The DuBois baseball team got off to a fast start in its season opener Friday at Central Mountain. but the host Wildcats staged a late rally to hand the Beavers a tough 6-5 loss in eight innings.

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LEWISBURG — St. Marys High School swimmers Nathan McAnany and Hannah Lenze competed Friday and Saturday at the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Kinney Natatorium on the campus of Bucknell University.

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LEWISBURG — DuBois seniors Julie Marchioni and Lauren Usaitis swam for the last time for the Lady Beavers Friday and Saturday at Bucknell Unversity at the PIAA Swimming Championships.

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DuBOIS —Wrestlers from the Tri-County Area have certainly made the their mark in Hershey over the years at the PIAA Championship, and the 2017-18 season was no different.

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CLARION — Tied at 28 after three quarters, the Johnsonburg boys basketball team held Eden Christian to just two points on two foul shots in the fourth quarter in their first round game of the PIAA Class A Tournament.

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HERSHEY — Friday at the PIAA Class AA Wrestling Championships always provides a wide range of emotions, and this year was no different for the Tri-County Area contingent in Hershey.

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ST. MARYS — Ridgway boys basketball moved on to the second round of the PIAA Class 2A playoffs after a 55-42 victory over District 4 third-place finisher North Penn-Mansfield Saturday at St. Marys Area High School.