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  • Wong's walkoff homer gives Cards win

    Rookie Kolten Wong gave the St. Louis Cardinals their second straight game-winning ninth-inning home run, connecting off Ernesto Frieri with two outs for a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.

    July 8, 2014

  • cards celebration Cardinals hold off McLane for D-1 crown

    The tension was palpable all around the baseball diamond as the McLane Little League All-Stars had the tying and go-ahead runs threatening from scoring position with just one out in the top of the sixth.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • NASCAR made right call to pull plug at Daytona

    When the sky opened for a third time during the rain-rescheduled race at Daytona, and teams pulled out car covers to wait out the weather, it seemed the right time for NASCAR to put the Coke Zero 400 out of its misery.

    July 7, 2014

  • Bulldogs rejoin PIHL after four-year hiatus

    In “Back to the Future,” Marty McFly had to get his parents together after accidentally interrupting their first meeting. In the end, McFly united his parents and returned to where he belonged.
    Meadville hockey head coach Jamie Plunkett confirmed Thursday that the Meadville Bulldog hockey program was returning to where it belonged: the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League — where it won eight state titles.

    July 3, 2014

  • Cochranton pitching duo perfect in shutout of McLane

    The fire-balling Freyermuth kid was pure dominant against General McLane on Thursday night.
    Overpowering the McLane batters with a glove-popping fastball, Curtis Freyermuth threw 4 2/3 innings of perfect baseball and relief pitcher Ian Haynes retired the final four batters as Cochranton’s nasty 1-2 pitching duo combined on a 6-0 perfecto in the District 1 Little League winner’s bracket final at Cochranton High School.

    July 3, 2014

  • Out at home McLane topples Vernon in 9 & 10 baseball

    When Meadville Area Youth Baseball and Softball officials made the decision to install lights on Field 4 at Fairgrounds Fields several years back, they did so with a couple of intentions. One of them was to give youth an experience they won’t forget.
    It has wound up being something area 9-10 Year Old All-Stars look forward to each and every year. Albeit, it can be awfully intimidating.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • U.S. loses Belgium knocks out U.S. in overtime

    For a full 90 minutes, Belgium’s almost relentless attack added up to nothing in the face of Tim Howard.
    Only in extra time was the superb United States goalkeeper finally beaten.
    Kevin De Bruyne turned Howard’s heroic night into defeat on Tuesday when he scored an extra-time goal and then set up Romelu Lukaku for another to give Belgium a 2-1 victory over the Americans. Their reward is a quarterfinal match against Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates on Saturday in Brasilia.

    July 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Logan Nemeth Cochranton smacks three homers in win

    The Cochranton Little League All-Stars were dealing out some damage with the bats on Monday. And not in a figurative sense, either. Cochranton was quite literally dealing out damage with the bats.

    June 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Murray Allison Park triathlete breaks Dam Tri record

    Those Meehan boys have certainly made their mark on the Dam Tri.

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cochranton claims District 1 title

    Cochranton came into the District 1 Little League softball tournament with a little chip on its shoulders.

    June 29, 2014

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