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Baseball

Central completes perfect season with state title

UNIVERSITY PARK — Central senior Ty Helsel led off the fifth inning of Friday’s PIAA Class 3A baseball championship by scorching a line drive that tore Lancaster Catholic third baseman Dylan Banzhof’s glove in half. That play defined the Scarlet Dragons’ 13-2, five-inning victory ...

Hoenstine family savors special day

UNIVERSITY PARK — Central baseball had some history when A.J. Hoenstine took over as head coach 15 years ago, but most of that was centered around a run to the PIAA Class 3A championship game in 1984 that the Scarlet Dragons lost to Chambersburg, 3-1. Since Hoenstine has taken over, ...

Kling still intends to honor LSU scholarship

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Central senior Paxton Kling may hear his name during the early rounds of the Major League Baseball draft this July, but when asked following the Scarlet Dragons’ 13-2 victory over Lancaster Catholic in the PIAA Class 3A ...

Dragons’ dreams started five years ago

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — A large portion of the Spring Cove region was in attendance Friday watching Central take on Lancaster Catholic in the PIAA Class 3A championship game at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. Some of those in the sea of red were ...

Central looks to complete dream season

PIAA 3A final Who: Central vs. Lancaster Catholic When: Today, 1:30 p.m. Where: Penn State’s Medlar Field at Lubrano Park TV: Live Stream on PCN Select for a fee. Go to pentv.com/how-to-watch for more information. Radio: WTRN-FM 96.9 & 100.7 By Michael ...

Dragons erase 2021 semifinal memory, move on to state finals

HOMER CITY — Central spent an entire year working to get back to the position it was in Monday night in the PIAA Class 3A high school baseball semifinals at First Commonwealth Bank Field. The Scarlet Dragons were driven to right what went wrong last season when they were upset by eventual ...