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MLB has taken health, safety seriously

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There was skepticism in the Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse about whether or not Major League Baseball could return safely, Rhys Hoskins said Tuesday. But as the days have passed, hiccups in testing have been resolved, and positive tests continue to dwindle, players are becoming more ...

Mansfield adds 10 for 2021 season in women’s basketball

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MANSFIELD — The Mansfield University women’s basketball program continues to grow through a youth movement, with fifth-year coach Michael Whitling adding 10 freshmen for the 2021 season. The class features four forwards and six guards from Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland and New ...

Bucknell coach Lye steps away to pursue Olympics

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LEWISBURG — Bucknell softball coach Joey Lye has decided to step away in order to continue pursuing her opportunity to compete with the Canadian Olympic softball team. Lye came to Bucknell prior to the 2018 season and guided the Bison to winning records and second-place finishes in the ...

Yoders finish in top 2 spots at Clinton County Speedway

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At Clinton County Speedway, Andrew Yoder held off his uncle, Jim Yoder, in lapped traffic to win his second limited-late model event Friday night. It was the second consecutive win of the season for Yoder at the 3/8th mile oval, while Brad Benton claimed his second consecutive win the pro stock ...

NEAC announces cancellation of fall athletics

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Penn College’s fall athletics season was canceled Friday following a unanimous decision by the North Eastern Athletic Conference Presidents’ Council and Board of Athletic Directors. “Given the current state of the pandemic and the most recent NCAA recommendations, the NEAC Presidents’ ...

Golf tip of the week: Proper shaft lean can improve ball striking

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If a golfer tends to scoop the ball, the shaft should point more toward the target at address than does the golfer who has a later release. Scooping causes the clubhead to get to the impact zone too early. By allowing the shaft to point toward the left pocket at address — or right pocket ...

COVID-19 causes PSAC’s cancellation of fall athletics

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The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference became the latest college conference to cancel fall athletics as it made an official announcement Wednesday morning. Much like the Ivy League and Patriot League, the PSAC’s decision was due to the coronavirus pandemic. The statement, ...

PIAA unanimously approves weight class change to 13

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For the first time in PIAA history, the organization is reducing the number of weight classes for high school wrestling. The PIAA Board of Directors unanimously approved the change in weight classes from 14 to 13 at its monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon. This is the fifth time in the ...