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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.

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BROOKVILLE — The DuBois boys may have finished down in the team standings in third place at Friday’s District 9 Class AAA Track and Field Championships, but the team got a banner performance from Jordan Meinert who took home the James Manners Award as the meet’s top point scorer.

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DuBOIS — While the runs piled up quickly, they just didn’t seem to come quickly enough for the DuBois Area High School softball team as it fell to Cambria Heights, 20-9, in six-innings Friday.

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ALTOONA — The Tri-County Area enjoyed a strong showing at the West Central Coaches Meet Friday at Altoona’s Mansion park before Mother nature, as she has most of the spring, eventually ruled the day.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic softball team appeared headed for its second straight City Classic victory, but the DuBois Lady Beavers had other intentions and staged a late-game rally to pull out a thrilling 6-5 victory at Rose and Dennis Heindl Memorial Field Saturday night.

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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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ST. MARYS — In a game with just five hits overall, it was the Elk County Catholic Crusaders baseball team that squeaked out a 2-1 win over visiting Brookville Friday at Berwind Park.

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ST. MARYS — The St. Marys softball team has suffered its share of close losses this season, but pitcher Maura Fledderman and the Lady Dutch offense made sure that didn’t happen Friday in a 10-0, 6-inning victory against visiting Clarion.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic tennis team captured its first two wins of the season over the weekend — beating Brockway, 5-2, on Friday and Bradfor, 4-3, Saturday.

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BROOKVILLE — Winning its first game of the season on April 19 doesn’t sound great at all, but the way things have gone this spring, it’s certainly not the end of the world for the Brookville Raiders baseball team.

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DuBOIS — While the DuBois Area High School softball team spotted Hollidaysburg a couple of early runs, it didn’t take long for it to grab them back and add plenty more as the Lady Beavers went on to an easy 12-5 victory Friday afternoon.

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BROCKWAY — Hits and runs were at a premium Friday in Brockway, and it was the Redbank Valley baseball team that made the most of its lone scoring chance in the first inning to pull out a 2-0 win against the host Rovers.

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NEW BETHLEHEM — Putting up seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Redbank Valley Lady Bulldogs turned a 4-2 deficit into a 9-5 win Friday afternoon at the New Bethlehem Little League Field.

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ST. MARYS — The Elk County Catholic boys tennis team swept the singles matches Friday against cross-town rival St. Marys on its way to a 5-2 victory against the Flying Dutchmen at Benzinger Park.

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BROOKVILLE — After getting hammered 16-0 in a season-opening loss at home against Moniteau Wednesday, the Redbank Valley Bulldogs couldn’t have felt much better with a bounce-back 14-6 rout of defending District 9 Class AA champion Brookville Friday afternoon at McKinley Field.

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CLARION — Sadie Rudesyle came one out away from tossing a no-hitter for Clarion Area Friday, but the Lady Cat had to settle for a one-hitter instead in a 13-0, 5-inning against Clarion-Limestone at Paul Weaver Park in Clarion

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Central Catholic baseball team improved its record to 5-0 on the season, upending West Shamokin, 15-5 in 6 innings Saturday at City Park for its fourth 10-run mercy rule victory of the season.

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BROOKVILLE — The 20th Annual DeMans Team Sports Invitational got some of its best weather in recent years and athletes from 20 different schools took advantage of it with some strong performances.

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ST. MARYS — The St. Marys softball team used a pair of two-run home runs by Sydney Eckert and a strong relief outing in the circle from Brianna Grotzinger to knock off cross-town rival Elk County Catholic, 8-3, Friday at Benzinger Park.

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DUBOIS — The DuBois softball team saw its early season three-game winning streak come to and end Saturday with a tough 8-3, 9-inning loss to Williamsport at the Highland Street fields.