American Legion Bucktail Post #138 Presents Awards

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey Smethport American Legion Bucktail Post #138 honored two local first responders during a brief ceremony Wednesday evening at the post home. Honorees were James Neely (center) of the Smethport Fire Department, who is Firefighter of the Year, and Kevin Seipp (right) of the Smethport Police Department, who is Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Post Commander Pat Miesowitz (left) presented the Certificates…

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Scanlan Announces Retirement from Smethport Family Practice

Bradford Era – by Ruth Bogdan A local health care provider will be retiring this month from the Smethport Family Practice. Bonnie Scanlan, certified registered nurse practitioner, has served the McKean County community since 1986. “My last day of patient visits will be January 21,” said Scanlan. “I am leaving my patients in the capable hands of Dr. Cory Mathias and my fellow nurse practitioner, Filane Crumrine.” She described…

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Football All-Stars: Noah Lent Stands Out on this Year’s Offense

Bradford Era – by Joel Whetzel Explosive, high-octane offensive performances became a bit of a norm on the Pennsylvania side of the Big 30 border during the 2020 football season, and that came in large part through talented quarterback play. Three signal-callers highlight this year’s OTH-Era All-Star Football Team for the Keystone State, led by Offensive Player of the Year, Smethport’s Noah Lent. He was joined on the team…

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Jim McGuire Reflects on Nearly 40 Years as Smethport Assistant Coach

Olean Times Herald – by Joel Whetzel As seasons have gone by and coaching regimes changed over the years at Smethport Area High School, one thing has remained constant within the Hubbers’ program: the presence of assistant coach Jim McGuire. McGuire has served as an aide at Smethport since 1981, having recently completed his 39th season within the program. But his time at Smethport began even before that, as…

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Smethport’s Darion Gregory Hopeful for Return to Competition in 2021

Bradford Era – by Nate Steis Smethport Area High School graduate Darion Gregory is a runner used to competing at the highest level. In cross country, he was a four-time state qualifier and a two-time state medalist. He also competed at the state meet in high school track and field. So with that type of high school career, it was no surprise that he continued his running career at…

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Smethport’s Emily Treat Excelling in Collegiate Volleyball

Bradford Era – by Nate Steis University of Pittsburgh at Bradford junior Emily Treat (right) is one of the more notable athletes to emerge from Smethport Area High School in the past few years. The 2018 graduate was a four-sport athlete who excelled in basketball, cheer, softball and volleyball. In a competitive North Tier League that has featured a collection of talent at all member schools, Treat stacks up…

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Sue Jordan to Retire from Smethport After 20 Years of Service

Bradford Era – by Fran De Lancey Few professions have risen as fast as that of school business manager. School districts have grown and so have the budgets, which can best be managed by professional business managers who have training in finance, accounting and management. One person who has seen many changes in the school district business manager’s responsibilities is Sue Jordan, who is retiring March 19, 2021, after…

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Late Rally Lifts Smethport Past Union/A-C, 12-10

Olean Times Herald – by Joel Whetzel For the second time in three seasons, the Smethport football team is heading to the District 9 Class A championship game. Behind another stellar night of defense and some heroics from Noah Lent and Ryli Burritt, the Hubbers rallied in the fourth quarter to upend Union/A-C Valley, 12-10, on Friday night to advance to the D9 finale. Smethport had trailed 10-6 heading…

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Smethport Deals Coudy 1st District 9 Loss Since 2018 – Next: Post Season

Bradford Era – by Joel Whetzel It had been nearly two full calendar years since Coudersport lost to a team from within District 9, but three days short of reaching that two-year point, the Falcons’ streak came to an end. Behind a defensive performance for the ages and a strong night of running by Braedon Johnson, Smethport dealt Coudersport a 14-0 defeat on a cold evening in Potter County….

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Smethport Shuts Out Cameron County, 46-0

Bradford Era – Smethport’s defense continued its dominant season with a 46-0 shutout of visiting Cameron County. The Hubbers (4-0) raced out to a 34-0 halftime lead, and then scored twice in the second half. Noah Lent continued his impressive start to the season, completing four of six passes for 48 yards and three touchdowns. He added 150 yards on 13 rushes for a score, as well. Braedon Johnson,…

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