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State College, Penns Valley & Little League’s Life Lessons

State College, Penns Valley & Little League’s Life Lessons

- Bill Horlacher

Yes, Little League has a few warts, but I differ with those who bash it. I believe its unsung positives are far, far greater than its oft-criticized weaknesses. Positives like seeing Hunter Lyons bounce back in 2017, and what the game meant to Nibs Gordon in 1963.


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Penn State Football: Which Heisman Winning Running Back Is Saquon Barkley Most Like? Penn State Football: Which Heisman Winning Running Back Is Saquon Barkley Most Like?
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Saquon Barkley currently sits at 7-1 to win the Heisman Trophy in at least one establishment in the great city of Las Vegas. it isn't good enough to make him the favorite, but it is good enough to get him in the conversation. [Read More]
West Virginia Music Festival Says It Will Honor Karoondinha Tickets West Virginia Music Festival Says It Will Honor Karoondinha Tickets
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
At least one ticket vendor is already offering automatic refunds, and the Deep Roots Mountain Revival says it will accept tickets purchased for Karoondinha. [Read More]
Detours to Be in Place for 4thFest Parade Detours to Be in Place for 4thFest Parade
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Central PA 4thFest will celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday, and with it comes the fifth annual Parade of Heroes. [Read More]
Discovery Space Names Fundraising Director for Move to New Location Discovery Space Names Fundraising Director for Move to New Location
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
As Discovery Space prepares to move to a new, larger location this fall, the nonprofit interactive children's science museum has hired a campaign director to manage fundraising efforts. [Read More]
DreamFest Inspires More Than 200 DreamFest Inspires More Than 200
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com
It was a day to dream big as more than 200 community members attended DreamFest 2017, with a free screening of the award-winning film Hidden Figures at The State Theatre and pre-event activities that included completing “missions” and meeting influential women in Centre County. [Read More]
DUI Patrols, Checkpoints Scheduled for Weekend DUI Patrols, Checkpoints Scheduled for Weekend
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
The Centre County DUI Task Force will have roving DUI patrols and checkpoints around the area this weekend through July 4. [Read More]
Police Say State College Man Sold Drugs to Confidential Informant Police Say State College Man Sold Drugs to Confidential Informant
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A State College man is facing felony drug charges after police say he sold controlled substances to a confidential informant. [Read More]
Organizers Call Off Karoondinha Festival Organizers Call Off Karoondinha Festival
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Karoondinha Festival, the major three-day music festival planned for July 21-23 at Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park in Centre Hall, has been canceled, for now, according to a report from Billboard. [Read More]
Castor Suing Centre County Castor Suing Centre County
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Attorney Bruce Castor has initiated a lawsuit against the Centre County over payment for his work defending District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller during local and state grand jury investigations into whether she forged a judge's signature. [Read More]
Penn State Baseball Great, Philipsburg Native Fenton Passes Away Penn State Baseball Great, Philipsburg Native Fenton Passes Away
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Bob Fenton, who led Penn State baseball to the 1963 World Series and is the only Nittany Lion pitcher to throw two no-hitters, passed away last week in his home in Sandwich, Mass. He was 76. [Read More]

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West Virginia Music Festival Says It Will Honor Karoondinha Tickets West Virginia Music Festival Says It Will Honor Karoondinha Tickets
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
At least one ticket vendor is already offering automatic refunds, and the Deep Roots Mountain Revival says it will accept tickets purchased for Karoondinha. [Read More]
Detours to Be in Place for 4thFest Parade Detours to Be in Place for 4thFest Parade
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Central PA 4thFest will celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday, and with it comes the fifth annual Parade of Heroes. [Read More]
Discovery Space Names Fundraising Director for Move to New Location Discovery Space Names Fundraising Director for Move to New Location
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
As Discovery Space prepares to move to a new, larger location this fall, the nonprofit interactive children's science museum has hired a campaign director to manage fundraising efforts. [Read More]
DreamFest Inspires More Than 200 DreamFest Inspires More Than 200
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com
It was a day to dream big as more than 200 community members attended DreamFest 2017, with a free screening of the award-winning film Hidden Figures at The State Theatre and pre-event activities that included completing “missions” and meeting influential women in Centre County. [Read More]
Organizers Call Off Karoondinha Festival Organizers Call Off Karoondinha Festival
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Karoondinha Festival, the major three-day music festival planned for July 21-23 at Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park in Centre Hall, has been canceled, for now, according to a report from Billboard. [Read More]
School Board Approves 60 Percent Design Plans for Elementary School Projects School Board Approves 60 Percent Design Plans for Elementary School Projects
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The State College Area School Board on Monday approved the 60 percent design plans for renovations and new construction at three of the district's elementary schools. [Read More]
Teen Shale Network Gave New State High Grads Years of Research Experience Teen Shale Network Gave New State High Grads Years of Research Experience
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Chris Rosenblum
Four new State High graduates spent four years conducting valuable scientific research in all kinds of weather as part of the high school’s Teen Shale Network program. [Read More]
Summer Camp Season Is Upon Us
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Summer Camp Season Is Upon Us
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
I may bellyache about the cost of camps, but having spent 30 years in the ice hockey camp business as a counselor, instructor and camp director, I fully understand the appeal and benefits of kids going to camp. It’s more than just learning new skills. It’s about socialization, making new friends [Read More]
Student-Teacher's Kindergarten Class Collects 1,300 Books for School in Africa Student-Teacher's Kindergarten Class Collects 1,300 Books for School in Africa
3 days ago - StateCollege.com
Ericka Sinicrope just completed her Professional Development School program at Ferguson Township Elementary School. Her students recently helped collect, package and send 21 boxes filled with 1,300 books to a school library in Malawi, Africa. [Read More]
Construction Under Way on Weis Gas Station and Dunkin' Donuts; Buffalo Wild Wings Still on Hold Construction Under Way on Weis Gas Station and Dunkin' Donuts; Buffalo Wild Wings Still on Hold
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Construction has begun for a new Weis Gas 'n' Go station and a Dunkin' Donuts at 1400 N. Atherton St. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Which Heisman Winning Running Back Is Saquon Barkley Most Like? Penn State Football: Which Heisman Winning Running Back Is Saquon Barkley Most Like?
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Saquon Barkley currently sits at 7-1 to win the Heisman Trophy in at least one establishment in the great city of Las Vegas. it isn't good enough to make him the favorite, but it is good enough to get him in the conversation. [Read More]
Penn State Baseball Great, Philipsburg Native Fenton Passes Away Penn State Baseball Great, Philipsburg Native Fenton Passes Away
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Bob Fenton, who led Penn State baseball to the 1963 World Series and is the only Nittany Lion pitcher to throw two no-hitters, passed away last week in his home in Sandwich, Mass. He was 76. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Over A Dozen Nittany Lions Headed To NHL Development Camps Penn State Hockey: Over A Dozen Nittany Lions Headed To NHL Development Camps
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Several former and current Nittany Lions will head to various NHL Development Camps across the league in the next few weeks. The various camps announced their camp rosters following the completion of the NHL Draft this past weekend. [Read More]
Penn State's Biasi Signs with Royals Penn State's Biasi Signs with Royals
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Penn State junior right-hander Sal Biasi has signed with the Kansas City Royals, choosing to forego his final year of college eligibility after being selected in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on June 14. [Read More]
Nick Raquet Credits State High's Troy Allen for Success on the Diamond Nick Raquet Credits State High's Troy Allen for Success on the Diamond
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Tommy Butler
Nick Raquet had a week that thousands of young baseball players around the country and beyond dream about every night. [Read More]
Ben State Football: The Pressure Of Knowing Ben State Football: The Pressure Of Knowing
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For the first time in a long time Penn State fans have expectations and that is a good and a bad thing. [Read More]
The Word on Coaching; A Penn State Series... Sandy Barbour on 'Why?'
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The Word on Coaching; A Penn State Series... Sandy Barbour on 'Why?'
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State A.D. Sandy Barbour kicks off a seven-part series that features original interviews with a Mount Rushmore plus two of current PSU coaching greats: Russ Rose, Cael Sanderson, Char Morett-Curtiss, Guy Gadwosky, Erica Dambach and James Franklin. [Read More]
A Day in the Life of Penn State Volleyball's Simone Lee A Day in the Life of Penn State Volleyball's Simone Lee
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ethan Kasales
Balancing early-morning workouts and afternoon scrimmages with an internship in the athletic department is all in a day’s work for Russ Rose’s senior outside hitter. [Read More]
Terry Pegula Inspires NHL Feasibility Studies for New College Hockey Programs Terry Pegula Inspires NHL Feasibility Studies for New College Hockey Programs
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Prior to the start of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft Friday night, the league announced plans to sponsor feasibility studies into potential new Division I college hockey programs, with Penn State alum and benefactor Terry Pegula cited as an inspiration. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Smirnov, Barratt, Hults And Talvitie All Selected In NHL Draft Penn State Hockey: Smirnov, Barratt, Hults And Talvitie All Selected In NHL Draft
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey is having a eventful Saturday as incoming freshmen Evan Barratt and Cole Hults have both been selected in the NHL Entry Draft. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Which Heisman Winning Running Back Is Saquon Barkley Most Like? Penn State Football: Which Heisman Winning Running Back Is Saquon Barkley Most Like?
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Saquon Barkley currently sits at 7-1 to win the Heisman Trophy in at least one establishment in the great city of Las Vegas. it isn't good enough to make him the favorite, but it is good enough to get him in the conversation. [Read More]
Lane Closures Scheduled for University Drive-Curtin Road Intersection Lane Closures Scheduled for University Drive-Curtin Road Intersection
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Upcoming paving work will reduce lanes near the intersection of University Drive and Curtin Road on the University Park campus. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Over A Dozen Nittany Lions Headed To NHL Development Camps Penn State Hockey: Over A Dozen Nittany Lions Headed To NHL Development Camps
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Several former and current Nittany Lions will head to various NHL Development Camps across the league in the next few weeks. The various camps announced their camp rosters following the completion of the NHL Draft this past weekend. [Read More]
Penn State Names Advisory Group for Greek Life Response Penn State Names Advisory Group for Greek Life Response
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Student leaders, administrators, trustees, faculty and a State College Borough representative are members of a team that will advise Penn State's Greek-life Response Team in implementing reforms for the university's fraternities and sororities. [Read More]
Student-Teacher's Kindergarten Class Collects 1,300 Books for School in Africa Student-Teacher's Kindergarten Class Collects 1,300 Books for School in Africa
3 days ago - StateCollege.com
Ericka Sinicrope just completed her Professional Development School program at Ferguson Township Elementary School. Her students recently helped collect, package and send 21 boxes filled with 1,300 books to a school library in Malawi, Africa. [Read More]
Ben State Football: The Pressure Of Knowing Ben State Football: The Pressure Of Knowing
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For the first time in a long time Penn State fans have expectations and that is a good and a bad thing. [Read More]
The Word on Coaching; A Penn State Series... Sandy Barbour on 'Why?'
Column
The Word on Coaching; A Penn State Series... Sandy Barbour on 'Why?'
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State A.D. Sandy Barbour kicks off a seven-part series that features original interviews with a Mount Rushmore plus two of current PSU coaching greats: Russ Rose, Cael Sanderson, Char Morett-Curtiss, Guy Gadwosky, Erica Dambach and James Franklin. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Smirnov, Barratt, Hults And Talvitie All Selected In NHL Draft Penn State Hockey: Smirnov, Barratt, Hults And Talvitie All Selected In NHL Draft
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey is having a eventful Saturday as incoming freshmen Evan Barratt and Cole Hults have both been selected in the NHL Entry Draft. [Read More]
Student Farm, The Barn at Lemont to Host Home Gardening Workshop Student Farm, The Barn at Lemont to Host Home Gardening Workshop
5 days ago - StateCollege.com
The Student Farm at Penn State and the Barn at Lemont will host a free “Tools and Techniques” home gardening workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Student Farm, located at the intersection of Big Hollow and Fox Hollow roads. [Read More]
An Overview of Performance Audit Recommendations for Penn State An Overview of Performance Audit Recommendations for Penn State
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Alex Bauer
Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released his performance audit of Penn State on June 22. The audit reviewed issues including transparency and accountability of university governance, campus security and background checks in the “post-Sandusky era,” and tuition affordability. [Read More]
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Bill Horlacher

State College, Penns Valley & Little League’s Life Lessons

Yes, Little League has a few warts, but I differ with those who bash it. I believe its unsung positives are far, far greater than its oft-criticized weaknesses. Positives like seeing Hunter Lyons bounce back in 2017, and what the game meant to Nibs Gordon in 1963.

Jay Paterno

We the People: Our Future Must Come From Our Past

With the Fourth of July coming next week it is that time of year when people across the country, and around the globe, recall the revolutionary words our nation spoke to the world in its infancy.

Summer Camp Season Is Upon UsJoe Battista

I may bellyache about the cost of camps, but having spent 30 years in the ice hockey camp business as a counselor, instructor and camp director, I fully understand the appeal and benefits of kids going to camp. It’s more than just learning new skills. It’s about socialization, making new friends

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