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One of the ways Erie School District athletic programs try to offset budget deficits is from money raised through booster clubs.
When educational funding grew scarce and the Erie School District began looking for ways to avoid cutting jobs a few years ago, the idea of eliminating sports at Central Tech emerged.
As the head athletic director at the 12,000-student Erie School District, John Dahlstrand oversees the district's sports programs while dealing with such issues as holes -- of both the real and budgetary kind.
Opening day for the Belleville Mennonite boys soccer team doesn't look too bad, even with the Thunder coming up on the low side of a 1-0 finish.
At Coughlin, Mary Tona scored a pair of goals to lead Coughlin to a 3-0 win over Wyoming Area on Friday in WVC girls soccer Haley Dumas also scored for the winners.
Submitted photo from Centre County Gazette The State College Area High School girls' volleyball team returns 10 letter winners for the 2014 season.
The Curwensville Area High School football went on the road to open the 2014 season and it was quite an evening as the Tide dumped Port Allegany 48-16.
Senior Emily Bohn will see time in the midfield and at defensive back for the Newport field hockey team.
Freshman Cullen Myers started his career with a bang, scoring the game's first three goals to lead Scranton Prep to a 4-2 win over Scranton in a Lackawanna League Division I boys soccer opener on Friday.
Scranton Prep, the Lackawanna Football Conference Division I champion last year, will play Dunmore, the Division II champion, in a divisional crossover game that could set the pace for both programs the rest of the way.
In the spotlight : Bangor's new offense and Catasauqua's new team. The Slaters have fully converted to a Single-Wing attack after using elements of it last year in coach Donnie Hawk's first season.
The switch, reverting to the way things were from 2004-07, was made primarily to create more across-the-board competitiveness.
Two-a-days are over, scrimmages are in the books, and high school football season is about to get underway.
Kevin Askins grew up in a football family, and it was the only sport he wanted to play in high school.
A two-time state champion, Barber won the 100-meter breaststroke title among a field of 112 top swimmers with a time of 1 minute, 9.72 seconds.
Reynolds, Saegertown and Wilmington all dropped down to Class A. Reynolds and Wilmington went to Region 1 and Saegertown to Region 2. Region 3, however, picked up three new teams in Corry, Slippery Rock and Warren.
Updated: Sun Aug 31, 2014 03:07 am
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