Lent, Johnson Lead Smethport Past ECC, 39-6

Bradford Era – by Patrick Kotnik Another fast start and high quality performance from quarterback Noah Lent and running back Braedon Johnson led Smethport to a 39-6 win over Elk County Catholic Friday night in Smethport. Lent accounted for five total touchdowns with two coming through the air and the other three on the ground. Overall, he completed six of his 10 passes for 76 yards and rushed for…

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Smethport Runs Away With Opener at Otto-Eldred, 60-6

Bradford Era – by Sam Wilson The Smethport football team is off and running… Led by dual-threat quarterback Noah Lent and speedy tailback Braedon Johnson, the Hubbers ran away with a 32-0 first quarter and never looked back in a season-opening victory at Otto-Eldred on Friday. The Hubbers took the final score 60-6 as Lent ran for three touchdowns and threw for three more. “We’ve got a senior-heavy team,…

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Veteran-Laden Smethport Hubbers Again Have Sights Set High

Olean Times Herald – by Jeff Uveino When Adam Jack took over as head coach of the Smethport football program in 2017, the team hadn’t had a winning season since 2004. Since then, the Hubbers have rattled off back-to-back winning campaigns, and Jack enters his fourth year with high expectations for a senior-heavy team. After going 9-0 in 2018’s regular season before falling to Coudersport in the District 9…

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Smethport’s Dave Ball Finds Lost 1931 High School Ring, Tracks Down Owner

Bradford Era – by Christine Holtz Sometimes the most interesting things are found in the most unexpected places. That’s just what happened to retired sewage plant operator and Smethport resident, Dave Ball, one stormy day last fall. The story began during a tumultuous rainstorm, which brought five inches of water to the area in less than 45 minutes, causing flooding throughout the town and flushing a large amount of…

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Smethport’s Harold Lindgren Gifts 145 Acres to Pitt-Bradford

Bradford Era The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has purchased 145 acres of forested mountaintop along Quintuple Ridge above South Avenue, which will be used for academic and recreational use. The university bought the land for a reduced rate from Harold Lindgren of Smethport, who set the rate as a gift to the university. “We are very grateful to Mr. Lindgren for his generosity,” said Dr. Catherine Koverola, Pitt-Bradford’s…

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Two Smethport Students Awarded Scholarships

Bradford Era – by Free and Accepted Masons McKean Lodge #388 Free and Accepted Masons in Smethport has awarded $1,000 scholarships to Hunter Faulkner and Ethan Nannen, both honor students in the Class of 2020 at Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School. Hunter will attend the Pennsylvania College of Technology in the fall to study architecture and sustainable design. At Smethport High, he was active in choir, golf, baseball and…

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Smethport Grad Contributes to Professional Papers on COVID-19 Patients

Bradford Era – Fran De Lancey A 2006 graduate of Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School and now a physician, was the lead writer of two published professional papers that were focused on radiologic evaluation of pediatric COVID-19 patients. Dr. Alexandra Foust, whose parents, Tony Alfieri and Michelle Alfieri-Causer, reside in Smethport, is a pediatric radiologic fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric program of Harvard Medical School, where…

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Anna Holohan Named Smethport HS Valedictorian

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey Anna Holohan will graduate as the valedictorian of the Class of 2020 at Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School during the commencement ceremony on June 5. She is the daughter of Tim and Mary Beth Holohan. Following graduation, Anna Holohan will attend Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio, where she will major in neuroscience as a member of the honors program. She has been…

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Residents Sew Protective Face Masks for Healthcare Workers

Bradford Era – by Christine Holtz With the numbers of suspected and confirmed cases of coronavirus increasing each day, healthcare facilities across the nation are experiencing a shortage of much needed N95 masks, which help filter out at least 95% of airborne particles, including bacteria and viruses. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, local citizens have been coming together to help protect the livelihood of the nation’s vital healthcare workers by…

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Sena Kean Manor Helps Residents Keep in Touch with Loved Ones Amidst Pandemic

Bradford Era – by Christine Holtz During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff at Sena Kean Manor have been working diligently to make sure residents are safe, entertained and able to stay connected to loved ones and the community. The facility recently started posting pictures on their Facebook page of residents holding signs with handwritten messages to their loved ones. Many residents wanted people to know they are safe and a…

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