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.
I 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.
Bald Eagle pulled out the 6-5 win in the bottom of the 7th inning as Bryan Greene slammed a double that scored two runs.
This afternoon I met up with a fun and determined group of police officers. They were in their uniforms and ready for anything, but instead of cruising town in cars and SUVs they were pedaling their way around State College on bicycles. The officers practiced a slow tight weave through traffic cones, going up and down stairs, and riding endurance as the worked through a week long training to be certified bicycle police.
The steady rhythm of drums and bells echoed through the gymnasium for the New faces of an ancient people 11th Annual Traditional American Indian Powwow. The event which draws folks from across the country with representatives from many tribes celebrated this year with an extra level of enthusiasm despite the fear that it will be the last year here in State College.
Today State College Best Buddies hosted their first annual Hoops for Hope. The event featured the Penn State wheelchair basketball team as they raised money for the wounded warriors project, along with awareness for wounded warriors, and those with disabilities.
A State High graduate, who recently lost his legs in Afghanistan, was the honored attendee as he tossed the basketball into the air to kick off the game. He joked he wasn’t good at basketball when he had legs, that he wouldn’t be that good at it now that he didn’t, but enjoyed the camaraderie of other wounded warriors who played.