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

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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Friday 07/19/2019
Titusville falls to Harborcreek 12-7 as season comes to an end
Posted: July 19, 2019

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 in their second elimination game in as many days in the PA Section 1 Junior League Tournament at Jake Boyle Memorial Field.

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Monday 07/15/2019
Titusville native among final five at World Series of Poker
Updated: July 15, 2019 - 9:18 pm

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. 

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Sunday 07/14/2019
Former Titusville Rocket JJ Bleday signs with Marlins
Posted: July 14, 2019

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.

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Friday 07/12/2019
Lightning Softball Ready to Strike Oil Valley
Posted: July 12, 2019

Growing up playing softball in the Oil Region, former Titusville Rocket pitcher Emily Aul saw a need in her community for a competitive feeder program for the high school team based in town.

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Friday 06/28/2019
Season comes to an end
Updated: June 30, 2019 - 6:45 pm

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 Park. The result left their record at 0-2, eliminating them from any future contests this season.

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Tuesday 06/25/2019
Titusville falls to K-R-E, 10-1
Posted: June 25, 2019

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-Stars, as they fell to Knox-Rimersburg-Emlenton 10-1.

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