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New coaches bring positive outlook to Golden Eagle athletics

A year of change in Clarion University athletics is about to come to a close. This year saw six new head coaches start new eras with their respective programs. Most of these new coaches dealt with many challenges, being hired late or even literally right before their seasons began and having to cram their system to the current players. Considering the tight circumstances, the Clarion athletic administration was pleased with how this year of transition turned out. “We are absolutely thrilled with the coaches we got on staff now,” said Clarion Associate Athletic Director Wendy Snodgrass, “The student athletes responded
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Falk and Danver provide offensive spark, Clarion falls in series to Slippery Rock

The Clarion Golden Eagles were swept 2-0 and fell to 7-22 overall and 5-17 in conference play this past weekend against Slippery Rock University. On the positive note, Tyler Falk was able to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. The final score of game one was 7-1. Slippery Rock was the spoiler this past weekend because it was the Golden Eagle’s home opener. n the fifth inning, Slippery Rock was able to score three runs. In game two, The Rock scored five runs in the first inning and ended up winning 15-4. Falk, who is the Golden Eagles first
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Clarion volleyball hosts a PSAC playoff game for the second year in a row.

Eight games in four days. That’s what the Clarion softball team went through last week from Thursday April 16 to Sunday April 19. In the eight games, Clarion went 1-7. The Golden Eagles were outscored 63-26, averaging three runs per game while giving up almost eight runs. The first of the eight games saw Clarion travel to Edinboro University. In the double-header, the Golden Eagles won game one 4-2, then dropped the second game 6-2. In game one, senior first baseman Taylor Powell went 2 for 4 with a run scored and freshman centerfielder Carra Stevens had one hit in
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Golden Eagle track and field qualifies three more athletes at Slippery Rock

Clarion University track and field had a productive day this past Saturday at Slippery Rock University. The Golden Eagles had three new conference qualifiers: Kari Steuer, Anna Pfingstler and Jessica Shomo. Steuer qualified for discus with a throw of 35.25 meters, which earned her sixth place. Steuer had previously qualified for the conference in shot put. When Steuer was asked about her feelings after qualifying for two events, she said, “I am excited and impressed with myself. I owe a huge thanks to Coach Bevevino for helping me make improvements to my techniques.” Pfingstler qualified in the 400-meter dash with
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Clarion baseball, softball teams try to balance game schedules, academics

This spring has seen what some would refer to as typical Clarion weather. The rainy spring has forced both the Clarion Golden Eagles baseball and softball teams to postpone games this season. The softball team has had 22 games postponed and four canceled throughout the season. Meanwhile, the baseball team has 14 games postponed and eight games cancelled this season. With all the postponed games early on in the season, it has made the last few weeks hectic for both teams. The softball team just came off a nine game stretch between Saturday April 11 and Sunday April 19 that
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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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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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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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