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REYNOLDSVILLE — Sykesville used a huge eight-run bottom of the fifth to stun the DuBois Rockets, 11-9, Saturday to hold serve in Game 2 and even the Federation League Championship Series at 1-1.

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FLEETVILLE — The St. Marys Little League All-Star softball team saw its summer come to an end over the weekend, as the squad went 1-1 in its final two games to finish third at the Pennsylvania State Championship.

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DuBOIS — The 2018 high school track and field season was another standout one for the area, with local competitors enjoying strong performances at both the district and state levels.

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DuBOIS — Pulaski held off a seventh-inning rally by DuBois to secure a 5-3 win in the opening game of their Federation League semifinal series Saturday at Showers Field.

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MEADVILLE — While no one likes to lose in sports, you’ll often find coaches who believe a loss can be a good thing if it comes at the right times and serves as a learning experience.

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FAIRVIEW — The DuBois 11-year-old All-Star baseball team suffered its first loss of the posteason Saturday, falling 9-6 to Harborcreek in the winners’ bracket finals at the Section 1 Tournament.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Senior League All-Stars could not build on an early 3-0 lead as they fell 11-3 to Hollidaysburg Friday afternoon at Showers Field.

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UNION CITY — It took a little longer that they may have liked, but the St. Marys Little League All-Star softball team captured the Section 1 Tournament title Saturday, beating Lakeland 8-5 in the if-necessary championship game to clinch a berth to states.

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DuBOIS — DuBois Central Catholic entered the summer with a vacancy to fill in its athletic director’s position, at the school turned to a familiar face in the local sports scene to run its athletic programs.

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DuBOIS — DuBois will be represented at the Pennsylvania Senior League State Baseball Championship for just the second time since the event was moved to Showers Field in 2014 after being played in Emporium for more than three decades.

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ST. MARYS — Scoring five runs in the first two innings, the Brookville Little League All-Stars advanced to the District 10 winners’ bracket finals with a 9-4 win over St. Marys Friday night at Memorial Field.

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St. MARYS — The DuBois 11-year-old All-Stars used a strong offense to overpower St. Marys for a 17-5 win in six innings at Memorial Park Friday.

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DuBOIS — The 2018 high school baseball season produced a mixed bag of results that saw three Tri-County Area teams capture District 9 titles while the other eight local teams hovered just above or finished below the .500 mark.

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BROCKWAY — The AML All-Stars used big plays on both sides of the ball to score its second straight lopsided victory over the KSAC All-Stars, 40-14, Friday night in the 3rd Annual Frank Varischetti All-Star Game.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The DuBois Junior League All-Stars used an early-game offensive outburst to secure a 14-3 win over Punxsutawney in five innings Saturday.

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ALTOONA — Curwensville’s Nick Stewart and Bryce Timko scored third-quarter touchdowns to wipe away a frustrating first half and the North held on for a 22-21 victory over the South Friday at Mansion Park in the 34th Lezzer Lumber Classic.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois and Punxsutawney Little League All-Star softball teams squared off for the second time in a week Saturday, and with a trip to District 10 title game at stake, it was DuBois that exacted some revenge on Punxsy in a 9-4 victory at Heindl Field.

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DuBOIS — Mother Nature proved to be a stiff competitor this past spring, but despite poor weather conditions, the 2018 high school softball season proved to be another highly successful one for schools in the Tri-County Area.

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There were several Tri-County softball players to have impressive seasons at the college level, some of whom earned recognition on postseason all-conference teams or helped lead their teams to postseason play at various levels of NCAA play.

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DuBOIS — Once the calendar hits the middle of June, it means Little League All-Stars action is just around the corner, and the first games of the summer begin Tuesday in District 10 with the Little League softball division.

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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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DUKE CENTER — The Northern Allegany League released its baseball and softball All-Stars in the Large School and Small School divisions on Friday, and the Tri-County Area was well represented on those teams headlined by a trio of players who were named Player of the Year in their respective d…

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SOMERSET — When Johnsonburg hits the field Monday at Somerset High School against Conemaugh Township in the opening round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs, it will mark the Rams first appearance in states since winning the Class A state title back back in 2013.

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SOMERSET — The DuBois Central Catholic softball program has been no strangers to the PIAA Class A playoffs in recent years, but the Lady Cardinals are set to embark on an unfamiliar path when it comes to states.

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BROCKWAY — Elk County Catholic is set to face Union Area in the first round of the PIAA Class A playoffs Monday at Brockway at 4:30 p.m.

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DuBOIS — Coming off a hard-fought 3-2 win against Central Mountain in last week’s District 6/9 Class 5A title game at St. Francis, the DuBois softball teams gets to stay a lot closer to home for its state playoff opener Monday.

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BROCKWAY — The Rev. Victor Baxter was recognized as the Sportsman of the Year at the 41st annual Brockway Area High School All-Sports banquet Wednesday.

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DuBOIS — A one-hitter from starting pitcher Kylee Lingenfelter led Punxsutawney to a 10-0 victory over St. Marys in five innings in the District 9 Class 4A title game at Heindl Field Friday.

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SHIPPENSBURG — Out of the gate in snow flurries, didn’t take long for the Brookville Raiders track and field team to establish that it’d be a strong year ahead. Saturday at a steamy Seth Grove Stadium at Shippensburg University, the Raiders finished off a special season.

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BROCKWAY — The Elk County Catholic and DuBois Central Catholic softball teams had to wait a little longer to start their Memorial Day weekend as the two met early Saturday afternoon in Brockway in a District 9 Class A semifinal game.

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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.