Golf tip of the week: Set the hands early for approach shots

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When hitting a short approach shot with an eight-iron through the wedges, set the hands early and use a compact swing. Place 60% of your weight over the left foot at the address position and play the ball an inch or two back in your stance. This will place your head directly over the ball and ...

COVID-19 forces District 4 football all-star game to get canceled

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The annual District 4 football all-star game between squads from the North and South was officially canceled Wednesday, the District 4 Football Coaches Association announced via their Facebook page. The game was originally scheduled for June 19 in South Williamsport. This is believed to ...

Nittany Lions still learning amid the pandemic

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As college football eyes some kind of season kicking off in the fall, the reality is it’s May. Spring practice never happened and many programs who had theirs scheduled during the time states were shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t get the opportunity to answer some of the questions ...

CM grad Garbrick transfers to USC-Upstate

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Central Mountain graduate Alex Garbrick is transferring from Morehead State University, where he was a pitcher on the Eagles’ baseball team. The right-hander who was the ace pitcher for Keystone Little League’s run to the 2011 Little League World Series, announced Monday he’ll play his ...

Little League sectional and state tournaments are canceled

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Scott Leinbach doesn’t know what to do with himself. Normally, the District 12 Little League administrator would be preparing for the various district tournaments this time of year. Instead, with nothing to plan for, Leinbach is at an impasse of what to do with himself. “I still work ...

Golf tip of the week: Play hybrids like a long iron

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Golfers that have trouble hitting a hybrid usually confuse it with a fairway wood. If you try to use a fairway wood-type swing, it makes it challenging to get the ball airborne. A hybrid must be swung more like a long iron, with a slightly descending blow. The club must make contact with the ...