State College Spikes To Visit Crosscutters on Opening Night

State College Spikes To Visit Crosscutters on Opening Night

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Williamsport Crosscutters open their 15th Anniversary Season at Historic Bowman Field under new manager Nelson Prada, Tuesday, June 18 as they host the State College Spikes at 7:05pm.  Opening Night 2013 is presented by Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania & KISS 102-7. Opening Night promotions include; free Crosscutters Schedule Magnets for the first 2,500 fans and an Outlaws Gear Trade-In.  Fans bringing in apparel from the ill-fated Williamsport Outlaws hockey team can trade it in for a new Cutters t-shirt. After the game, fans will have…

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Crosscutters and ESPN Williamsport Extend Partnership

Crosscutters and ESPN Williamsport Extend Partnership

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Williamsport Crosscutters and ESPN Radio Williamsport have jointly announced an extension of their partnership agreement for the 2013 season. The agreement continues the association that began in 2008 and assures that all Crosscutters games, both home and away, will continue to be heard on ESPN Williamsport frequencies 1050AM & 104.1FM.  All broadcasts are also available online at www.crosscutters.com. New for 2013 all games will also be heard in Jersey Shore on WJSA-1600 AM “The Cutters are pleased to be able to extend our agreement with ESPN…

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Crosscutters Looking For Community Projects

Crosscutters Looking For Community Projects

WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Williamsport Crosscutters are looking for community service projects for players in and around the Williamsport area this summer. During the 2013 season, each Crosscutters player is required to perform a minimum number of hours of service to the community as part of the Philadelphia Phillies “Step Up” program which began in 2012.  In April and May, Phillies farm clubs performed 349 hours of service to their communities. “Our players have always gotten out in the community to senior center, kids camps and many other locations,” said…

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2013 CIFL Season Concludes With Championship This Sunday

2013 CIFL Season Concludes With Championship This Sunday

ERIE, PA – The 2013 Continental Indoor Football League season will climax with its championship game to be played at Erie Insurance Arena this Sunday afternoon, with kickoff slated at 2:00pm. The championship game will feature the Saginaw Sting and the Erie Explosion. Saginaw is the back-to-back defending champion and lost to Erie in Week 8 earlier this season, 52-20. Former Erie and current Saginaw quarterback A. J. McKenna helped lead the Saginaw Sting comeback to propel them to the championship game, while scoring two touchdowns in the last thirty…

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Friday Night Racing Back In Action At Clinton County Raceway

Friday Night Racing Back In Action At Clinton County Raceway

MACKEYVILLE, PA – The 2013 Clinton County Raceway schedule got off to a good start on Friday night. There were many new drivers making their appearance at the 1/8th mile clay oval track.  Others with new paint schemes and improved cars. Here are the results of the night’s feature events: Economy Auto Parts 305 Sprints – (12 Entries) – 23 Nathan Gramley, 6R Reed Thompson, 22R Kyle Drum, 7 Jim Kennedy, 12R Rod Shelley, 3J Jack Thornton, 44 John Braim, 69 Eric Mathiot, 19 Tylor Cochran, 39 Eric Parke, 86…

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A Draft In Review

A Draft In Review

LOGANTON, PA – The 2013 NFL Draft was somewhat a lackluster effort of advancing college football’s finest to the next level. However, a few of Pennsylvania’s athletes made it to the big show. Gerald Hodges (4th – #23) and Michael Mauti (#7 – #7), were drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. Both linebackers from Penn State, under Head Coach Bill O’Brien were outstanding leaders on and off the field. Mauti was sought out by the Vikings in a deal with the Arizona Cardinals. Defensive Tackle Jordan Hill from Penn State (3rd…

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O’ Say Can You Sing?

O’ Say Can You Sing?

Anthem auditions May 1 at Community Arts Center WILLIAMSPORT, PA – The Williamsport Crosscutters will hold auditions for National Anthem performers on Wednesday, May 1 from 6pm-8pm at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. All individuals and groups who are interested in performing the anthem prior to a 2013 home game must audition on this date, including all who have performed in previous years. “Traditionally, we have held the auditions at Historic Bowman Field,” said Gabe Sinicropi, the Cutters Vice-President of Marketing and Public Relations.  “This year, through the…

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Salute to Veterans Set for March 10th Game in Erie

Salute to Veterans Set for March 10th Game in Erie

Erie, PA – The stars and stripes will be flying high in the Erie Insurance Arena on Sunday, March 10. Kick off will be at 2 p.m. between the Explosion and the Marion Blue Racers. This is a rematch of a week two battle in Marion that came down to the wire in a nail biting win for the Explosion, 42-40. The Salute to our Veterans starts at pre-game with an Air Force induction ceremony with Sgt. Robert Martin and the United States Air Force Color Guard. The Veterans Center…

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Erie Prepares For Home Opener Against Kane County

Erie Prepares For Home Opener Against Kane County

(written by CIFL Beat Writer Alex Holcomb) Kane County’s lack of any previous games makes it hard to judge their talent but their quarterback competition has two excellent candidates but Haven Mosley looks to have the job over former Notre Dame Quarterback, Demetrius Jones. Timothy Jarvis didn’t get a chance to show the Blue Racers how hard the Army hits but he will surely show Erie QB Aaron Smetanka how hard he has trained in not only playing football but in protecting this country. Erie’s Smetanka has been good on…

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Explosion Run to a 64-27 Victory over Detroit

Explosion Run to a 64-27 Victory over Detroit

(Courtesy of Alex Holcomb, CIFL) PORT HURON, MI – Not many people were expecting a good game with Erie’s talent and the uncertainty of Detroit playing their first home game. But the fans were treated to not one, but two games; Erie against Detroit, and Detroit’s offense against Detroit’s defense.  Detroit quarterbacks, Mike Akwari and Dan Richards, were picked off three times, with all interceptions being brought back for touchdowns. The Explosion defense outscored the Thunder, five touchdowns to four. Dan Richards threw 20/33 and threw for 120 yards, three…

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