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Big Brothers Big Sisters Tourney Set

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bradford County (BBBS), along with The Kilmer Group, a member of Keystone Insurers Group, Peoples State Bank and Tuscarora Wayne Group of Companies, invite golfers to play in the annual golf tournament at the Towanda Country Club on Wednesday, July 13. The tournament, which tees off at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start, is a major fundraiser for BBBS.

Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams in each of three flights. There will also be individual prizes for men and women for longest drive, closest to the pin and most accurate drives, along with a putting contest and a pot ‘o gold on No. 4.

Registration forms are available at the BBBS office at 10 Park Street in Towanda or at one of the three sponsors.


Local Golfers Play in Qualifier

A pair of former Wyalusing Valley High School golfers competed in the East qualifier tournament for the Pennsylvania Open at Brookside Country Club near King of Prussia on June 30. Neither of them advanced to the Pennsylvania Open.

Bucky Aeppli, a senior on the Misericordia University golf team, shot a 6-over 78, tied for 68th at Brookside. Ryan “Squirrel” Knolles, club pro at the Towanda Country Club, shot a 16-over 88.


Wyalusing Spikers Fall in YMCA Play

Wyalusing was swept, 25-16, 25-16, by North Penn in YMCA High School Volleyball League action on June 28. The local squad dropped to 1-2 in the standings.

In other results, Northeast Bradford 1 defeated Troy 1, 25-15, 25-7; Troy 2 downed Northeast Bradford 2, 25-2, 25-8; Towanda dropped Northeast Bradford 2, 25-14, 25-4, and Mansfield defeated Canton, 26-24, 21-25, 15-6.


Youth Field Day Scheduled

The 17th annual Bradford County Youth Field Day is slated for Saturday, Aug. 20, at Mt. Pisgah State Park. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s event includes activities for children, ages five through 18, in tracks, insects, birds, mammals, trapping, .22 shooting, building a Civil War toy, scavenger hunt, survival, archery, black powder, sporting clays, canoeing, GPS, fishing and camp cooking.

Registration for this free event opened July 1. Call the park office at 570-297-2734 or email mtpisgahsp@state.pa.us to register your child and learn more details about the program, such as a free lunch, t-shirt and commemorative embroidered patch for all participants.


Richmond Second at U.S. Championships

U.S. Army Staff Sargeant Josh Richmond, a Hillsgrove, PA, native, finished second in the double trap competition at the USA Shooting National Championships in Colorado Springs, CO, recently.

Richmond, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), hit 335 targets, including 48 of the 50 in the finals, to finish only behind his USAMU teammate, Jeffrey Holguin, who finished with 337 targets.

Glenn Eller, another USAMU team member, was third with 331 targets. Ian Rupert, 17, Muncy, PA, was fourth with a score of 323 targets.

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