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December 7, 1997 | By Scott Brown, FOR THE INQUIRER
Simon Gratz's unblemished record in Arnold Palmer's hometown is history. Mercersburg overcame a miserable first quarter and another superlative effort by Kahari McKee to beat Gratz, 57-49, last night and capture the Latrobe Rotary Invitational boys' basketball championship. Just like on Friday, when Mercersburg beat Roman Catholic, Mercersburg's Ugonna Onyekwe, Mike Simmons and Kyle Logan were too much for Gratz. "It was a good early-season game," Gratz coach Bill Ellerbee said.
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June 12, 2008 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
She's small, but packs quite a pitch. Alexa Bryson, Latrobe's ace, is a 5-foot-1 righthander with a fastball clocked in the high 50-m.p.h range. She also has an impressive drop curve. In tomorrow's PIAA Class AAAA softball championship game, set for 2 p.m. at Shippensburg University's Robb Field, Hatboro-Horsham will have to scratch out a few runs against Bryson to bring home its first state crown. Bryson, who has signed with Robert Morris, has a 20-2 record with 306 strikeouts.
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June 16, 2007 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Facing a flame-throwing hurler in yesterday's PIAA Class AAAA state softball championship game, Pennsbury had to switch gears on offense and employ a small-ball attack. The move paid off in the end as the Falcons scratched out three runs on just three hits and held off Latrobe, 3-2, at Shippensburg University's Robb Field for their second state title in the last three seasons and fifth overall. Afterward, Pennsbury coach Frank McSherry was asked if the program, which is five for five in state championship-game appearances and has won eight straight District 1 crowns, has achieved dynasty status.
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December 7, 1996 | By Scott Brown, FOR THE INQUIRER
In the first half, Simon Gratz looked like a team that had yet to scrimmage, much less play a game, this season. In the second half, it looked like a team that is ranked No. 12 in one national boys' basketball poll. And it was in the final 16 minutes that Simon Gratz turned up its defense, jacked up the pace, and overran Franklin Regional, 55-38, last night in the opening game of the Latrobe Rotary Invitational Tournament. The Bulldogs (1-0) have won the two-day tournament the previous four times they've trekked to the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania.
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December 6, 1997 | By Scott Brown, FOR THE INQUIRER
An expected early-season showdown at the opposite end of the state between two of Philadelphia's basketball powerhouses tonight won't be happening. Simon Gratz held up its end of the bargain last night by dispatching host Latrobe, 59-40, in the Rotary Invitational Tournament. But Roman Catholic struggled along with its star, Rasual Butler, in a 70-58 loss to Mercersburg Academy. Gratz, with its superior quickness, took control early and was never threatened seriously. Its withering man-to-man defense gave the Wildcats fits.
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September 19, 2011 | By Len Boselovic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PITTSBURGH - Two local brewers are battling over the rights to resurrect Fort Pitt Beer, the post-World War II king of Pittsburgh beers. Jones Brewing Co. of Smithton, which has brewed Fort Pitt, is vying for the rights to the latest iteration of the beer with Duke Brewing's Mark Dudash, an Upper St. Clair lawyer who resurrected Duquesne beer last year. Jones Brewing, which makes beers under the Stoney's label, has received federal and state approval for a Fort Pitt label.
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April 2, 2010 | By Chris Adamski FOR THE INQUIRER
Despite the fact Downingtown East never held a lead throughout its Pennsylvania Cup Class AA hockey championship game against Latrobe on Thursday, the Cougars believed the entire time they would triumph. And why wouldn't they? That's what happened all season. The Flyers Cup champions were the lone remaining undefeated team in the state, and several times Downingtown East had come from behind to win. That magic ran out against Penguins Cup champion Latrobe at Mellon Arena, where the Wildcats beat the Cougars, 3-2, to win their third consecutive state title.
NEWS
September 22, 2009
STATE COLLEGE - Pennsylvania State University said the body of a missing student has been found at the bottom of a stairwell about 75 yards from where he was last seen alive. The university said last night that 18-year-old freshman Joseph Dado of Latrobe was found dead about 6 p.m. at the Hosler Building. University police say it looks like Dado fell about 15 feet to the concrete below. University Police Director Steve Shelow said that there was no reason to suspect foul play and that the death appeared to be an accident.
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November 3, 2005 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Suburban Staff
Not that the Lower Merion team was feeling overconfident, but when the Aces found out that Latrobe had lost to Upper Dublin, 3-2, in the semifinals of the PIAA Class AAA girls' team tennis tournament Saturday, they felt they had a good shot at shaking a longtime jinx and winning it all. Lower Merion, which had finished as PIAA runner-up in the previous five seasons, nipped Bangor, 3-2, in its semifinal and awaited Upper Dublin, a team it had...
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December 7, 2002 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With so many jocks in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, it is only appropriate to recognize world-famous athletes who do good deeds and set a good example. As it often does, that brings us to Arnold Palmer. An editor at this newspaper recently made a small purchase and was surprised to read in the small print of a coupon rack that a purchase of said coupon would benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women. Arnold Palmer? A car dealership, sure. An airport in Latrobe?
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June 2, 2013 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
WITH ALL of the ups and mostly downs so far this season, there has been a torrent of discussion in town about the Phillies' future and whether we should raise the white flag and trade Chase Utley, Domonic Brown or even Cliff Lee. Like many others, I often complain about how much I miss the baseball of my youth, before free agency, when players could spend their entire career with one team. The fans thought of them as old friends and they almost became part of our lives. Many folks my age decry the fact that almost no one plays his entire career with one team.
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September 19, 2011 | By Len Boselovic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
PITTSBURGH - Two local brewers are battling over the rights to resurrect Fort Pitt Beer, the post-World War II king of Pittsburgh beers. Jones Brewing Co. of Smithton, which has brewed Fort Pitt, is vying for the rights to the latest iteration of the beer with Duke Brewing's Mark Dudash, an Upper St. Clair lawyer who resurrected Duquesne beer last year. Jones Brewing, which makes beers under the Stoney's label, has received federal and state approval for a Fort Pitt label.
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July 22, 2011 | By CODY FRANCIS, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
On July 26, 2006, Jim Gebicki removed his wristwatch and placed it in a small box. He hasn't worn it since, nor does he plan to ever wear it again. The watch, bearing the green and white Rolling Rock beer insignia synonymous with Gebicki's hometown of Latrobe, Pa., had been a gift from his former employer, Latrobe Brewing Co., on his 25th anniversary with the company. July 26, 2006, was also the day the last bottle of Rolling Rock rolled off the line at the Latrobe brewery, marking the end of a 67-year relationship with the town it helped define.
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June 20, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Carpenter Technology Corp., of Wyomissing, will buy Latrobe Specialty Metals Inc. for $388 million in stock, the alloy maker said Monday. It will also pay $170 million in cash to get rid of Latrobe's debt at closing and reimburse certain transaction costs. Carpenter shares were up $5.12, or 10.7 percent, to $53 in midday trading. Latrobe makes and distributes high-performance materials for aerospace, defense, energy and other industries. The company was acquired by Hicks Equity Partners and The Watermill Group in December 2006.
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April 2, 2010 | By Chris Adamski FOR THE INQUIRER
Despite the fact Downingtown East never held a lead throughout its Pennsylvania Cup Class AA hockey championship game against Latrobe on Thursday, the Cougars believed the entire time they would triumph. And why wouldn't they? That's what happened all season. The Flyers Cup champions were the lone remaining undefeated team in the state, and several times Downingtown East had come from behind to win. That magic ran out against Penguins Cup champion Latrobe at Mellon Arena, where the Wildcats beat the Cougars, 3-2, to win their third consecutive state title.
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April 1, 2010 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
West Chester Rustin will bid for a second straight Pennsylvania Cup ice hockey title at 11 a.m. Thursday in the first of three championship games at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh. The Golden Knights, two-time Class A Flyers Cup champs, will face Mars, the team they beat last season for the state cup. The Planets are the Penguins Cup winners. At 1:30 p.m., it will be unbeaten Flyers Cup champ Downingtown East facing Latrobe, two-time state cup champ. That game will be followed at 4 p.m. by defending champion Cardinal O'Hara and Canon McMillan in a battle for the AAA cup. Here is a look at each championship game.
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March 26, 2010 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Downingtown East built a three-goal lead, then withstood a comeback bid by defending champion Council Rock South to capture the AA Flyers Cup championship last night with a 4-2 win at the Ice Arena in Hatfield. The victory for the unbeaten Cougars (24-0-1) put them in the Pennsylvania Cup championship at noon Thursday at the Mellon Center in Pittsburgh. They will face the AA Penguins Cup champion, yet to be determined. It was a little revenge for the Cougars, who were ousted by the Golden Hawks in the quarterfinals last season.
NEWS
September 22, 2009
STATE COLLEGE - Pennsylvania State University said the body of a missing student has been found at the bottom of a stairwell about 75 yards from where he was last seen alive. The university said last night that 18-year-old freshman Joseph Dado of Latrobe was found dead about 6 p.m. at the Hosler Building. University police say it looks like Dado fell about 15 feet to the concrete below. University Police Director Steve Shelow said that there was no reason to suspect foul play and that the death appeared to be an accident.
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March 29, 2009 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For two periods, Council Rock South kept defending Class AA state ice hockey champion and undefeated Latrobe on the ropes. But in the third period, the Wildcats retaliated with several quick hits and retained the first-place trophy with a 3-2 victory at Ice Line in West Chester. Down by 2-1, Latrobe scored two goals in the final five minutes to stun the upset-minded Golden Hawks and cap a 26-0 season. The Penguins Cup champion became the sixth Class AA program to claim back-to-back state crowns.
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June 21, 2008 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Going into the PIAA Class AAAA softball state championship game, Amanda Sadowl felt she and her Hatboro-Horsham teammates were being somewhat slighted. Much of the focus was on Latrobe fireballer Alexa Bryson, a Robert Morris recruit who had racked up 306 strikeouts while leading the 22-2 Wildcats to Shippensburg. That made Sadowl's competitive fire burn even brighter. And that fire spread to the other Hatters players. With their abilities challenged, Sadowl and the Hatters downed Latrobe, 3-0, to claim the program's first state title.
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