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Wilcox sees new approach bring success thus far in 2015

Casey Wilcox would rather talk about her teammates than herself. That’s just the type of girl  she is. But when someone starts the season hitting at a .460 clip in 50 at-bats, that can not go unrecognized. That’s exactly what Wilcox has done. She has cemented herself as the starting shortstop job as a sophomore and has not looked back. However, it was not without some learning and growing pains. “It’s always when there’s an underclassmen as a shortstop,” said Clarion first-year head coach Cheryl Peterson. “There can be bumps in the roads, but she’s settled in nicely as the
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Falk shines offensively, Clarion baseball falls in four-game series to Seton Hill

The Clarion baseball team traveled to Greensburg, Pa. to take on defending PSAC Champion Seton Hill in two double headers over the weekend. The Golden Eagles were swept in the four game sequence getting outscored 54-9 in the four games combined. There were some bright spots for Clarion on the offensive side of the plate. Sophomore Tyler Falk went 5 for 6 in the two games combined on Saturday and reached base a total of seven times. Falk continued his success at the plate when Clarion played at Seton Hill on Monday going a combined 2 for 5. Falk has
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Opinion: Penguins’ many struggles may go well beyond on-ice performance

I am sure that most Penguin fans can agree that the team’s play has been uninspired lately, to say the least. Watching most of the team seem as if they are just going through the motions game after game has really started to grind my gears. Sure, you can blame the offensive struggles on Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin being injured. Heck, I agree with that 100 percent. Evgeni Malkin is a huge part of the team’s offense, and any game he misses really hurts the Penguins. Letang’s injury means that defensemen such as Derrick Pouliot and Rob Scuderi must
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Clarion softball drops doubleheader to Slippery Rock, Wilcox keeps hot streak going

After being rained out for two days after the scheduled first pitch, the Clarion University softball team finally got back to action Monday in Slippery Rock. The Golden Eagles fell in both games to The Rock by scored of 2-0 and 5-2 respectively. Game one was a complete game shutout for Slippey Rock pitcher Carly DeRose who gave up only four hits in her seven inning outing. DeRose struck out five Clarion batters on the day. Taylor Welch was involved in both of the Slippery Rock runs. She scored in the fourth inning on a Lauren Hawley single, and knocked
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Faceoff: Who is sleeper team in the NBA playoffs?

Andrew McDermott: The NBA playoffs are right around the corner. Teams such as the Warriors, Hawks, Cavaliers, and Rockets are all favorites to win the championship. However, which team can pull some upsets and be that perennial underdog? The East is too weak to provide an underdog capable of pulling upsets. The West however, can. My prediction is the Portland Trail Blazers. This Portland Trail Blazers team has made significant progress from last year’s team to this year’s team. The main focus of this past offseason and trade deadline was to shore up their lacking bench. They did just that,
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From Bluegrass to no grass, Calipari remembers his Clarion roots

He was a big part of the glory days of Clarion University basketball, and now he is creating the current glory days at the University of Kentucky. John Calipari has the chance to do something that hasn’t been done since 1976. The 38-0 Kentucky Wildcats are two wins away from becoming the first team since that Indiana Hoosier team to have a perfect season. It would also be Kentucky’s second national championship in four years. Calipari’s successful coaching career at the Division I level all started with a strong basketball foundation built right here at Clarion University, then Clarion State
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Former Steelers punter Sepulveda speaks to Clarion students about faith and sports

Clarion University’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosted former Pittsburgh Steelers punter Daniel Sepulveda on March 26. Sepulveda talked about his personal life and his relationship with God, and the ups and downs he had throughout his oft- injured career. The main points Sepulveda mentioned was how a relationship with God shouldn’t change based on circumstances. Multiple times Sepulveda said “There is no replacing an authentic, consistent, daily relationship with God.” Sepulveda explained the importance of studying the Bible and following the Scriptures. During his speech, Sepulveda pulled out many Bible verses to back up what he was saying including, Hebrews
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Faceoff: Who will be the MLB division winners?

Jacob Oberdorf: With Opening Day only a handful of days away, I have pur together my predictions for each division winning in the MLB. My division winners are as followed; Dodgers, Pirates, Nationals, Mariners, White Sox and the Orioles. Let us start with the National League West Division. This division is headlined by the Dodgers and the defending world champion San Francisco Giants. The Dodgers have the gigantic payroll and a plethora of the stars on the team. Headlined by the pitching staff. The starter rotation of the Dodgers is unmatched in the league besides maybe the Nationals. On the
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