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Betting on Himself: Titusville native Garry Gates feels 'fortunate' in 4th place finish at WSOP

Betting on Himself: Titusville native Garry Gates feels 'fortunate' in 4th place finish at WSOP

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Garry Gates placed a significant wager on himself when he moved out to Las Vegas in 2003 to pursue his dream of playing professional poker. That bet paid off, quite literally, when the Titusville native finished in fourth place at the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event, earning a $3 million payout.

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  • Titusville Perkins may close

    Titusville Perkins may close

  • Bradley J. Donovan, 65

    Bradley J. Donovan, 65

    Bradley J. Donovan, 65, of Centerville, was called away to heaven unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. He was born on Oct. 27, 1953, in Titusville, son of the late James and Arlene Goodwill Donovan. He married his best friend and favorite breakfast date, Dolores Smith on April 9, 1977, she survives.  

  • Julia Ann Jackson, 56

    Julia Ann Jackson, 56

    Julia Ann Jackson, 56, of Titusville passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Titusville Area Hospital shortly after her arrival.

  • Driver evades local police in high-speed chase

    A driver of a black Hyundai managed to elude Titusville Police in a high speed chase which took place Friday afternoon.

  • Gary S. Boyle, 67

    Gary S. Boyle, 67

    Gary S. Boyle, 67, of Guys Mills, passed away, Friday, July 12, 2019, unexpectedly at his residence. He was born on March 3, 1952, in Titusville, a son of Carl Mert Boyle and Jane Foley Boyle.  

  • Home destroyed in fire

    Home destroyed in fire

    The cause of a fire which destroyed a then-empty Troy Township home early Wednesday morning is under investigation by fire marshals from the Pennsylvania State Police.

  • Online furniture painter moves to town

    Online furniture painter moves to town

    There’s a new painter in Titusville, though one who works on an unconventional form of canvas, and whose works have drawn international attention through the world wide web.

  • Titusville native among final five at World Series of Poker

    Titusville native among final five at World Series of Poker

    LAS VEGAS — The second-largest World Series of Poker field of 8,569 players has been narrowed down to just five. Garry Gates, a Titusville native and current Henderson, Nevada resident, is one of those five vying for the top prize of $10 million. 

  • Lester W. Byler, 79

    Lester W. Byler, 79, died July 17, 2019. He was married for 60 years to Ester U. (Miller) Byler.  Calling hours will be Thursday and Friday at his residence, 19690 Bangs Lane, Spartansburg.

  • Former Titusville Rocket JJ Bleday signs with Marlins

    Former Titusville Rocket JJ Bleday signs with Marlins

    MIAMI — Vanderbilt outfielder J.J. Bleday, the fourth overall pick in last month's amateur draft, agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins that includes a $6.67 million signing bonus.

Titusville falls to Harborcreek 12-7 as season comes to an end

Titusville falls to Harborcreek 12-7 as season comes to an end

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GUYS MILLS — After racking up just two hits in Wednesday’s 2-0 victory against DuBois, Titusville was looking to find more offense on Thursday…

Titusville native among final five at World Series of Poker

Titusville native among final five at World Series of Poker

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LAS VEGAS — The second-largest World Series of Poker field of 8,569 players has been narrowed down to just five. Garry Gates, a Titusville nat…

Former Titusville Rocket JJ Bleday signs with Marlins

Former Titusville Rocket JJ Bleday signs with Marlins

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MIAMI — Vanderbilt outfielder J.J. Bleday, the fourth overall pick in last month's amateur draft, agreed to a minor league contract with the M…

Lightning Softball Ready to Strike Oil Valley

Lightning Softball Ready to Strike Oil Valley

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Growing up playing softball in the Oil Region, former Titusville Rocket pitcher Emily Aul saw a need in her community for a competitive feeder…

Season comes to an end

Season comes to an end

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Despite holding a late lead over Franklin in the fifth inning on Thursday night, the Titusville 12-U all star team fell 7-2 at Miller-Sibley P…

Titusville falls to K-R-E, 10-1

Titusville falls to K-R-E, 10-1

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PLEASANTVILLE – What started out as a pitchers’ duel Monday on the Hilltop soon turned into a long night for Titusville’s 12-U Little All-Star…

JJ Bleday drafted No. 4 overall by Miami Marlins

JJ Bleday drafted No. 4 overall by Miami Marlins

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Timing is everything in sports.

Former Titusville baseball standout JJ Bleday selected No. 4 in MLB Draft by Marlins.

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Former Titusville baseball standout JJ Bleday has been selected with the No. 4 overall pick in the MLB Draft by the Miami Marlins.

Zdarko wins professional debut

Zdarko wins professional debut

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ERIE — Titusville native Trent Zdarko won his first bout as a professional mixed martial arts fighter at Bayfront Brawl 7, held at the Bayfron…

BASEBALL: Titusville strands 10 in 4-1 loss to Franklin

BASEBALL: Titusville strands 10 in 4-1 loss to Franklin

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SLIPPERY ROCK — Titusville’s quest for the first District 10 baseball championship in school history came to a frustrating end on Friday in th…

SOFTBALL: Girard beats Titusville, 10-3, in quarterfinals

SOFTBALL: Girard beats Titusville, 10-3, in quarterfinals

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ERIE — If you give an inch, they’ll take a mile. 

BASEBALL: Rockets outlast Tigers, 9-8, in 8 innings

BASEBALL: Rockets outlast Tigers, 9-8, in 8 innings

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ERIE — The beautiful thing about the game of baseball is that there is no play clock, shot clock or game clock. There’s no way of shortening a…

Pleasantville man charters record haul

Pleasantville man charters record haul

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ERIE COUNTY — Pleasantville resident Lane Brown was simply looking for a way to spend less time in the woods. He wasn’t expecting that his lov…

SOFTBALL: Wilmington ousts Maplewood, 7-3

SOFTBALL: Wilmington ousts Maplewood, 7-3

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GUYS MILLS — When looking back at the 2019 campaign, the Maplewood Tigers softball team’s season can easily be described as a Jekyll and Hyde …

BASEBALL: Rocky Grove eliminates Maplewood, 13-1

BASEBALL: Rocky Grove eliminates Maplewood, 13-1

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GUYS MILLS — Maplewood baseball coach Matt Crocker said his return to coaching was fueled by his desire to guide that program back to competit…

SOFTBALL: Herman fires no-hitter in Rockets' win over Oilers

SOFTBALL: Herman fires no-hitter in Rockets' win over Oilers

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It may have been senior night for the Titusville softball team but it wasn’t just the seniors that shined for the Rockets during Tuesday’s Reg…

Bleday set Vanderbilt HR record

Bleday set Vanderbilt HR record

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COLUMBIA, South Carolina — There’s a new home run king in the history of the Vanderbilt baseball program, and his name is Jeffrey Joseph Bleday.

Bleday ties Vanderbilt single season HR record

Bleday ties Vanderbilt single season HR record

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Former Titusville High School outfielder J.J. Bleday belted his 22nd home run of the 2019 season on Friday for the Vand…

Madden claims title of overall champion at bodybuilding competition

Madden claims title of overall champion at bodybuilding competition

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