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Penn State kicker Jake Pinegar seeks improvement while helping his team stay safe

Pinegar, a junior who kicked 11 field goals in 12 tries last season and earned All-Big Ten honorable mention, knows the importance of every player being accountable and helping each other stay safe now that they're back on campus. → Read More

PGA Tour player Cameron Champ tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from Travelers Championship

Champ, 25, who has won twice on the Tour, tested positive for the virus on Tuesday during pre-tournament screening. He is the second Tour player to have a positive test in a five-day period. → Read More

Liberty’s Zach Barbin wins Philadelphia Amateur championship over Michael O’Brien of St. Joseph’s

Barbin, of Elkton, Md., broke open a tight match by winning five of seven holes on the front nine of his second round at Lancaster Country Club to defeat the Hawks' O'Brien, who graduated last month. → Read More

Rutgers Prep School forward Trey Patterson makes oral commitment to Villanova

The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 19.8 points and 10.1 rebounds last season and compiled 19 double-doubles in leading the Somerset, N.J., school to a 27-2 record. → Read More

Penn State running back Noah Cain has seen for himself how seriously people need to take COVID-19

The sophomore from Baton Rouge, La., saw his mother and three other family members come down with the coronavirus, and is well aware of how seriously he and his teammates must take the virus. → Read More

Michael O’Brien, Zach Barbin advance to Saturday’s championship match at BMW Philadelphia Amateur

O'Brien, a recent St. Joseph's graduate, defeated a Hawks teammate for one of his two wins Wednesday. Barbin, a junior at Liberty, eliminated 2001 champion Brian Gillespie in the semifinals., → Read More

Former champion Brian Gillespie knocks out defending champion at BMW Philadelphia Amateur

Gillespie, the 2001 champion, eliminated two-time defending titlist Jeremy Wall in the first round of match play and knocked out co-medalist Jalen Griffin in the second round at Lancaster Country Club. → Read More

Penn State’s Micah Parsons, already a dominant linebacker, accepts being the leader of his group

A consensus All-American last season, the junior from Harrisburg realizes that he has the added responsibility this season of being the leader of a unit that lost two starters. → Read More

The Rev. Joseph Zingaro, 67, was a Roman Catholic High graduate who loved to travel

Father Zingaro, who died on the 42nd anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, visited nearly all of the lower 48 states and enjoyed setting up his trains before Christmas. → Read More

Davenport, Griffin finish as co-medalists in 18-hole stroke-play qualifying at Philadelphia Amateur

The opening day of the 120th competition was a little different from previous years -- only 80 players in the field, qualifying cut from 36 holes to 18, carts permitted but not caddies. → Read More

Philadelphia Amateur championship begins Monday at Lancaster Country Club with different look

The field has been reduced this year from a five-year average of around 138 players to 80. Eighteen holes of qualifying, not the usual 36, will determine the 32-man match-play field. → Read More

South Jersey native Phil Trautwein now an assistant coach at his dream school

Trautwein, of Voorhees, wanted to attend Penn State after he graduated from Eastern High School but didn't receive an offer. However, after a successful college career at Florida and time spent in the NFL, he finally has made it to Happy Valley. → Read More

Penn State’s Jahan Dotson ready to become the team’s next go-to receiver

The 5-foot-11, 184-pound junior caught 27 passes and averaged more than 18 yards per catch last season. He is expected to succeed KJ Hamler as the Nittany Lions' go-to receiver. → Read More

Bob Griffith, 61, was the Ridley Township fire marshal who sought to help people

Mr. Griffith worked in the fire service for 45 years, including as the fire marshal and code enforcement officer for Ridley Township. He went out of his way to help people. → Read More

Villanova’s Saddiq Bey announces he will remain in NBA Draft

Bey, the Wildcats’ leading scorer last season, filed for early entry into the draft two months ago but the pandemic created a lot of uncertainty about when the draft would eventually take place. → Read More

Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford wants to squeeze every inch from home workouts before campus return

The redshirt junior, who threw for 2,654 yards and 23 touchdowns last season, has been studying the Nittany Lions' retooled offense and drawing plays on a whiteboard to show his teammates. "Every team is finding that inch," he said. → Read More

Local golf professional Justin Riegel, who was killed during Wednesday’s violent storms, loved to help people

Riegel, 38, was killed when a tree crashed through the roof of the pro shop at Philmont Country Club and collapsed the shop into the cart barn, where he was getting golf carts out of the rain. → Read More

Mildred McLean-Terrell, 86, was a fearless traveler who loved to visit her family

Mrs. Terrell was loved for her smile, personality and sense of style, and her willingness to travel anywhere impressed her family and friends. → Read More

Penn State announces phased return to campus beginning Monday with 75 football players

The players have begun a quarantine at home in preparation for their return to campus and will be tested and quarantined when they arrived in Happy Valley. → Read More

NCAA announces new date for college basketball players to withdraw from the NBA draft

The new withdrawal date is Aug. 3 or 10 days after the NBA draft combine, whichever is earlier. An ESPN report said the draft, originally scheduled for June 25, now will be held Oct. 15, with the draft lottery on Aug. 25. → Read More