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There are times I am happy. There are times I am sad. But I always try to separate emotion from the need to reach for something stronger, deeper. And then no matter the emotion, I can reach for a stability that helps me accomplish the goal.

–Troy Polamalu


Play of the week

The Lock Haven University softball team won 2-1 and 3-0 Sunday on the way to a sweep of visiting Mansfield University.

Game 1, LHU pitcher Rachel Mouillesseaux  threw a two-hitter. She struck out nine and allowed just one walk over seven innings.

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This week in sports history

  • April 20th, 2008 – Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
  • April 21st, 1898 – Phillies’ pitcher Bill Duggleby hits a grand slam on 1st at bat
  • April 22nd, 1988 – Women are allowed to compete in Little 500 bicycle race (Indiana)
  • April 23rd, 1950 – 1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5)
  • April 24th, 1996 – Highest scoring baseball game in 17 years – Twins 24, Tigers 11
  • April 25th, 1978 – Phillie Phanatic makes 1st appearance
  • April 26th, 1912 – 1st homerun hit at Fenway Park (Hugh Bradley, Red Sox)

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Danica Patrick has earned many titles, one of which is Chopped Champion. She defeated a football player, MMA fighter and Olympic swimmer in the Food Network cooking competition.


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