Bald Eagle Area at Philipsburg-Osceola Football

For week two of Friday night lights I headed to Philipsburg-Osceola as they hosted fellow Mountain League team Bald Eagle Area.  With very shallow sidelines I was dodging the tackles from the competition of the first half.  The second half Bald Eagle Area got ahead for a big win over the Mounties.

Meldonium side effects

Pomp and Circumstance seems to be on repeat in my brain this week as I covered four of our five county graduation ceremonies.  Spread out over the week I covered Penns Valley, State College, Bellefonte and Bald Eagle Area and saw the popularity of “selfies” as someone on stage snapped one of themselves on stage with the class behind them.
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PIAA Softball Championships

After a rain delay and evacuation of the stadium fans ran through the gates and to their seats at Beard Field for the final game of the day, the class AA title game, featuring Bald Eagle Area and Central Columbia.  After covering Bald Eagle all season I knew their of their strong fielding and big bats, but all that seemed to fall apart as the game progressed.  Frustration and disappointment flashed across the girls faces as they got the state silver medal after a 13-5 loss.  PIAAsoftball08 PIAAsoftball09 PIAAsoftball10 PIAAsoftball13 PIAAsoftball14 PIAAsoftball16 PIAAsoftball17 PIAAsoftball19 PIAAsoftball20

PIAA Softball Semi-finals

The battle to the state championship continues and today two local teams took to the diamond for their fourth meeting of the season and the PIAA semi-final game.  Bald Eagle Area took the lead over Philipsburg-Osceola mid game and got the win in front of the sold out crowd at Beard Field.


District 6 Baseball

Playoff games covered the county today as the spring sport season starts to wind down.  I started out with a few innings at State College as they faced common foes Altoona.
D6Baseball01 D6Baseball05I then jumped in the car and bolted to Bald Eagle Area as they took on Bellwood-Antis.  I arrived in the knick of the time as the fast moving game was entering late innings and a close match up.
D6Baseball07 D6Baseball08 D6Baseball09Bald Eagle pulled out the 6-5 win in the bottom of the 7th inning as Bryan Greene slammed a double that scored two runs.   

Double Trouble

Over the three years I’ve been at the CDT I’ve covered a lot of sporting events at Bald Eagle Area, with two names the stick out, Bryce and Bryan, the Greene brothers.  The twins spent their senior year competing in four sports, football, basketball, baseball and track.  Whatever I was covering, they were playing, running endless yards for touchdowns, going in for the baskets, and hitting home runs.  This afternoon I met up with the boys in the garage at their families home where their Dad has hung up all their team photos through the years.  Outside of their athletic ability they were a fun pair, joking around as we created some portraits. They both agreed, no smiles.  Greene

Mountain League Track

Measurements and the sound of the starting gun rang through the air at Bald Eagle’s track this afternoon during the Mountain League track championships.  With athletes from four of the five high schools in our coverage area I was capturing photos all around me.
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Spring sports have finally arrived!  After many weeks with snow still on the ground, postponed games due to the rain, and unplayable fields, the bats are swinging.  I started off my week with a softball game and sunny skies.   springball01 PVatBFsball03 PVatBFsball05 PVatBFsball08 Then today headed to a baseball game through the chilly and dreary weather.  BEAatPObase09 springball06 BEAatPObase11 BEAatPObase08 BEAatPObase10