In The Game: Fall 2021 Episode 1

Newscast/Video posted November 8, 2021 in Sports, In The Game by In The Game

In The Game is a collection of sports feature stories. Join host Robyn Coleman as we take a journey around Central Pennsylvania to meet the people making this place special.

In The Game’s Dale Ostrander introduces you to a local wrestler making a name by beating the boys. Jake Starr will take you to Johnstown where two rival football programs joined forces to save the season.

Zach Gershman brings you back to State College where a teenager shows off his talents on the sideline. Finally, Preston Shoemaker tells the story of a minor league baseball superfan battling a rare pain disorder.

About the Contributors

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Preston Shoemaker

Senior / Journalism

Preston Shoemaker is a senior Bellisario Fellow from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania and is majoring in broadcast journalism. He is a director, play-by-play broadcaster and writer for the CommRadio sports department. He is also an executive producer for the Centre County Report and the newly formed After the Whistle. Preston is the Broadcast Assistant for the Altoona Curve, Double-A Affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he serves as a play-by-play broadcaster and works with media relations. Preston aspires to become a professional play-by-play broadcaster. To contact him, send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or follow on Twitter @prestonshoe21.

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Jake Starr

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Jake Starr is a fourth-year student from West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is majoring in broadcast journalism. Jake is one of the general managers at CommRadio and takes on a variety of other roles as well. He serves as a play-by-play broadcaster for CommRadio, in addition to BTN Student U. In addition to CommRadio, Jake was a sports and news anchor for the Centre County Report, as well as serving as a reporter and is currently an executive producer. Jake is working a summer internship with the Saugerties Stallions of the PGBCL in New York. To contact Jake, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can also follow him on Twitter @jstarr1999.

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Dale Ostrander

/ Broadcast Journalism

Dale Ostrander is a Junior from Parish, New York majoring in broadcast journalism at Penn State and a minor in Sports Studies. He is a play-by-play announcer for the CommRadio sports department. He appears frequently on weekly college football and college basketball podcasts. If you would like to contact him, email him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). and follow him on Twitter @Dale61157

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Zach Gershman

Junior / Broadcast Journalism

Zach Gershman is a Junior from the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, majoring in broadcast journalism. He is the host of his own YouTube channel ZachOnSports, where he interviews sports and media industry leaders including Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Costas, ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi, the voice of the NHL Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick, and many others. Zach is also a part-time producer at ESPN Radio 103.7 and 1450 AM in State College, Pennsylvania. At Penn State, he is a production assistant for Penn State Athletics, news broadcaster at CommRadio, the head journalist of the Penn State Sports Business Conference, a field reporter/interview anchor for PSN News and a member of Penn State Sports Night.

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Robyn Coleman

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

I am a senior at the Pennsylvania State University. As a Philadelphia native, I am currently studying broadcast journalism with a minor in African-American studies. While I continue my journey as an aspiring on-air personality, I plan to pursue my career in the entertainment industry.