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Clarion baseball and softball delayed by dreary weather

The clocks have sprung forward and spring is officially here with the vernal equinox on March 21. However, it has become apparent that someone forgot to tell Mother Nature that. This time of year is incredibly tough for everyone in the Northeast, and it is especially tough for baseball and softball teams that are trying to start their schedules and compete in games. This is especially true for the Clarion baseball and softball teams who have had a combined eight games postponed with the season only a couple weeks in. Both teams fled the weather and headed south for spring
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Clarion women’s track and field, led by Belko, qualifies four for PSAC competition

This past Saturday at California University of Pennsylvania, the Clarion Golden Eagles women’s outdoor track and field team competed in the CalU Early Bird Meet. The team had six members qualify for the PSAC meet that is later in the season. It was the season-opener as well. Junior Kristen Belko led the team by qualifying twice. Four others players qualified in one event. The four included sophomores Danielle Vensel and Tatiana Cloud, senior Katie Chambers and freshman Kari Steuer. Belko qualified for third place in the 100-meters hurdles. She had a time of 15.37. Belko also finished in third place
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Wilcox home run allows Golden Eagle win over Seton Hill in weekend game

The Clarion University softball team was swept in a PSAC West doubleheader by Pitt-Johnstown Saturday and split with Seton Hill on Sunday. In Saturday’s action, the Golden Eagles lost 5-4 in nine innings in game one and lost game two 3-2. In game one, Clarion was down 3-1 going to the seventh inning but over took UPJ 4-3 on an error by the Mountain Cats that scored three runs. Pitt-Johnstown would go on to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh then went on to plate the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Senior Shawnna Crago
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Lockhart has monster game as Clarion picks up win against California (Pa.)

Clarion University baseball was swept Friday by Mercyhurst, losing game one 13-2 and game two 5-4. Senior Troy Kumar picked up the loss for the Golden Eagles in game one, going three innings and allowing eight runs, six earned, on 10 hits while striking out one. Junior Alex Borofski allowed four runs on five hits in two innings of relief work. Sophomore Brendan Fitzgerald also threw two innings in relief, allowing one run on three hits. Offensively, senior Drew Pirritano led the Golden Eagles in game one, going 2-4 with one run batted in and a double. Senior Joe Holmberg
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Faceoff: Who will win the World Series

Jason C. Croft: Who will win the World Series in 2015? This is a tough question. Last year I boldly picked the Kansas City Royals to win the baseball title, and fell short by one game. This year, I will again stay bold and stick to my gut. For the first time in over 100 years, in a newly renovated Wrigley Field, I believe the predication made by director Robert Zemeckis will hold (partially) true in his movie Back to the Future II. The Chicago Cubs have a good chance to win the World Series. This year, the Cubs picked
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Vest, Day repeat as National Champions at NCAA event

Clarion University Swimming and Diving continues its consistent success. Sophomore Collin Vest and senior Kristin Day led the Golden Eagles to repeat as National Champions on the one-meter board. Each team placed 18th and 15th respectively. Vest defended his title in dramatic fashion, needing 74 points to win heading into his final dive. The sophomore attempted an inward, two and a half somersaults from the tuck position with a difficulty of 3.1. He scored 8.5 from the judges, totaling 79 points to pull out the win. Vest totaled 564.25 points. “I went up there knowing I needed a big dive
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Faceoff:Who will be this year’s Cinderella team?

Jacob Oberdorf: The temperature in Clarion hit a balmy 59 degrees this week as we adjust back to the academic grind and prepare for seven more weeks of school. However, the temperature in Clarion isn’t the only thing heating up. It is once again time for the greatest tournament in all of sports. It’s time for March Madness. It is pretty clear that Kentucky is the nearly-unanimous favorite to cut down the nets in Lucas Oil Stadium at the end of the tournament. The real question is, who will be this year’s Cinderella story? To clarify, my definition of a
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Golden Eagle women’s tennis extends record to 7-0 during trip to South Carolina

The Clarion Golden Eagles women’s tennis team improvedits record to an impressive 7-0 this Monday as it defeated Millersville 5-0. The team traveled to Hilton Head, South Carolina. The Golden Eagles opened up the trip with a double sweep. That put Clarion up 3-0. Clarion seniors Lauren Zezenski and Madeline Robinson were able to defeat Millersville’s Tori Davis and Kaylora Thompson 8-1 at No. 1. At No. 2 senior Megan Bettwy and sophomore Maria Snyder defeated Kimberly Theophile and Nicole Daacke 8-2. At No. 3 junior Jessica Kennelly and sophomore Allison Probst was able to defeat Samantha Brzenk Wolgemuth 8-2.
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