HARRISBURG - Former Redbank Valley High School football coach Dave Moore was inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association (PSFCA) Hall of Fame at the Best Western Premier-The Central Hotel and Conference Center on Sunday.
Leading the Bulldogs from 1979-1996, coach Moore had a 118-51-5 record. The team had three District 9 Class AA championships and were runners-up twice. They were KSAC champs three times and won one Little 12 title. He was twice named Little 12 Coach of the Year. He also coached the girls' basketball team for 10 years, compiling a 136-85 record and winning a District 9 title and also coached track and field.
Coach Moore and the other inductees - John Hayes (Bellwood-Antis, Tyrone), Jim Morgans (Allentown Central Catholic, Salisbury, Parkland) and Ted Nypaver (Southern Huntingdon, Spring-Ford, Beth Center, Blairsville, Mount Pleasant) will be included in the PSFCA Hall of Fame display at Penn State's Beaver Stadium. They were recognized at halftime of the Big 33 Game on Monday.
Coach Moore will be honored by Redbank Valley prior to the kickoff of the Bulldogs' season opener with Keystone on Friday, Aug. 23.
Josh Dye, the son of Rocky Grove High School graduate Kurt Dye of Deland, Florida, was promoted to the Wilmington Blue Rocks on Tuesday night, shortly after picking up a save for the Lexington Legends.
Wilmington is the High Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, who selected Dye in the 23rd round of the 2018 MLB draft.
Dye, a 6-5, 180-pound southpaw, went 1-1 with three saves and a 3.38 ERA this season at Lexington. In 26 2/3 innings, Dye gave up 24 hits and just six walks while striking out 43 batters.
Dye made one start for Wilmington last year, going five innings and allowing three hits and a run with six strikeouts.
Mansons repeat as champs
LAKEWOOD, COLORADO - Brother and sister Max Manson and Mia Manson both defended their Colorado state Class 5A pole vault titles this past weekend in the 2019 track and field championships held at Jefferson County Stadium.
The Mansons, whose grandfather Dick Manson was a starathlete at Franklin High School in the 1950s, compete for Monarch High School in Louisville, Colorado.
Max Manson came into the meet as the state's defending champion and record holder in the pole vault after he cleared 17-3.50 at the 2018 meet to capture his first state title and eclipse the old record, which was held by Max's father, Pat Manson, since 1986. Max, a senior, recorded his second straight title after clearing 16-8 last weekend.
Mia Manson, a junior, entered the competition as the two-time defending state champion and she recorded her third straight crown after clearing 12-0.
Bowmen hold traditional shoot
The Rainbow Bowmen held their annual Traditional Archery Shoot this past weekend at their club grounds on Baker Road, north of Franklin.
Nearly 100 archers of all ages enjoyed more than 60 3D foam game animal targets, plus novelty targets, shooting for fun, not score. Attendees were from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and New Jersey.
The special event was for recurve bow and longbow shooters, but the club's Bowhunter Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 7-8, is open to all types of bows, as are their regular 3D shoots. Archers need not be members to participate. The 2020 traditional shoot will be held next May, dates to be announced.