Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Crosscutters Baseball - Mackanin & Quinn Headline 11th Annual Hot Stove Banquet

Photo courtesy of the Williamsport Crosscutters
Proceeds to benefit Williamsport Area Little League
Williamsport, PA - The Williamsport Crosscutters have announced their 11th Annual Hot Stove Banquet with the Phillies will be held on Monday, January 16 in the Grand Ballroom of the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport. The event is presented in part by Panda Patriot Power, WRAK 1400AM, and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lycoming's Girardi inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

A LycomingFootball.com file photo.
NEW YORK – Former Lycoming College head football coach Frank Girardi joined an elite group in the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday night, Dec. 6, as part of the National Football Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, adding to an already legendary resume, as NFF chairman Archie Manning officially recognized Girardi as one in a 16-member class.

Hall of Fame coach Frank Girardi talks about trust at NFF Press Conference

(L) Defensive Coordinator Steve Wiser [43 Years plus 4 years as a player]
and (R) Hall of Fame Coach Frank Girardi
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Former Lycoming College head football coach Frank Girardi spoke at the National Football Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner Press Conference ahead of his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame tonight, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m., at the Waldorf-Astoria, as part of the NFF’s Annual Awards Dinner. The awards dinner will be broadcast on ESPN3.

Below are Coach Girardi’s comments at the press conference, provided by Caption Northwest, Inc.

BONNIE BERNSTEIN: Frank Girardi, 1972-2007 at Lycoming, 257 victories, won 72 percent of his games, one of only 17 coaches on any level -- any level -- to reach 250 wins at one school. Coach, Coach Bowes was talking about the importance of having an eye for talent, hiring coaches around who can complement you. But you think about that: 250 wins at one school, 29 straight winning seasons. What's the formula? What really worked? If you had a bunch of young, aspiring coaches sitting here in front of you, what would you -- how would you guide them?

Friday, December 2, 2016

Crosscutters Baseball - Borders Returns to Lead Cutters for Third Year

2016 Cutters Manager Pat Borders A WOL.news file photo
Williamsport, PA - The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that Pat Borders will return for a third season as manager of the Williamsport Crosscutters.

Last season, Borders led the team to a second-place finish in the NYPL’s Pinckney Division with a record of 39-36. In 2015 under Borders, the team had a league-best 45-33 record resulting in the Cutters first playoff appearance since 2005.

Borders appeared in a total of 1099 Major League games over 17 seasons playing for nine different teams. He spent the most time with the Toronto Blue Jays (1988-1994, 1999) who drafted him in the 6th round of the 1982 draft.

He was the starting catcher for the Blue Jays World Series championship clubs in 1992 and 1993 and was named the World Series MVP in ’92 when he hit .450 in the Fall Classic. He also was on the USA Baseball team that earned a gold medal in the Seoul Olympics in 2000, making him one of just four players to have won both a World Series championship and an Olympic gold medal.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Local Program Recipient of Phillies Charities, Inc. Grant

The Philadelphia Phillies recently announced that their charity arm, Phillies, Charities, Inc., has awarded a $10,000 grant to Montoursville based K’s For Cancer.

K’s for Cancer is a 501(c)(3) public charity created in the memory of Justin Flannery Hilton. The organization raises money to provide direct and immediate support for everyday items like gas, food, and more for cancer patients and their families in Lycoming County.

Each year, Phillies Charities, Inc. awards dozens of local charities and organizations who are making an impact in the Phillies’ major league and minor league community.

“Each year, Phillies Charities reaches out to us to provide information about worthy charities in our area,” said Sarah Budd the Crosscutters Director of Ticket Operations & Community Relations. “We are elated they chose to support K’s For Cancer, an organization we have supported for a number of years.”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cutters Schedule Public Meeting to Discuss Seating Upgrades

A WOLnews file photo
Williamsport, PA - The Williamsport Crosscutters will be holding a public meeting to educate fans on the upgrades to BB&T Ballpark that will debut in 2017.
This Wednesday at Trade & Transit Centre II
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30 at 6pm on the 3rd floor of the new Trade & Transit Centre II, 144 W. Third St., Williamsport.  Light refreshments will be served.

$1.25 Million State Grant Awarded for BB&T Ballpark Renovations

A WOLnews file photo
Williamsport, PA - The transformation of BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field will continue with the announcement by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf of a $1.25 million dollar grant to the City of Williamsport for continued renovations to the stadium.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

From Penn College Grad to Full Time Employee

Elizabeth "Liz" Biddle graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 2002. Today, she proudly serves her alma mater as director of corporate relations. As this brief interview reveals, Liz is passionate about Penn College and the vast opportunities it provides for today's students.