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Mid-week match was prep for Shore’s O’Connor

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HUGHESVILLE — Hunter O’Connor took a loss Wednesday night in Jersey Shore’s final dual-meet of the season. It was a loss he was OK with taking because he knew it was preparation. The junior 182-pounder took Wednesday’s match with Shikellamy’s Josh Krieger as a warm-up, an ...

Tough to predict D4 boys tourneys

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The District 4 seeding process remains a mess and hopefully this is the last year using this unfair process. But we’re stuck with it this year so let’s break down what should be some of the more unpredictable tournaments in recent memory. Williamsport will be trying to defend its District ...

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Muncy’s Joe Klock wrestles Benton’s Cole Rhone in their 132-pound match at the District 4 Central Sectional at Hughesville on Saturday.

Muncy’s Klock knocks off 132’s top wrestler in state

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HUGHESVILLE — Standing in the hallway preparing for his 152-pound final, Muncy’s Noah Gush heard a roar come from the gym at Hughesville High School. The senior knew he had to make sure he was prepared to go, but he wasn’t missing teammate Joe Klock’s matchup with Benton’s Cole ...

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Hughesville’s Luke Gorg works Central Columbia’s Isaac Kester in their 120-pound bout on Saturday at Hughesville during the District 4 Central Sectional Tournament.

Lutz, Gorg change weights, have success

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HUGHESVILLE —Montoursville’s Wyatt Lutz and Hughesville’s Luke Gorg both came to a season-altering realization earlier this season. It was the realization that neither one was going to be as successful as they wanted to be at the weights they had been competing at. For Lutz, a returning ...

Complete District 4 Sectional wrestling results

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NORTH SECTIONALS Team scoring: Wyalusing 206.5, Athens 134.5, Towanda 129.5, NP-Liberty 100.5, NEB 90, Canton 80, Sullivan County 71, Troy 55.5, Williamson 24, Sayre 3, Wellsboro 3 Key: At - Athens, SC- Sullivan County, Wy-Wyalusing, Ca-Canton, NPL-North Penn-Liberty, We-Wellsboro, ...

Golf roundup: Watson takes the lead at Riviera

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Back to his day job, Bubba Watson began with a tap-in eagle at Riviera and finished with a 6-under 65 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay in the Genesis Open. Watson, a two-time winner at Riviera, has gone two years since his last victory and has ...

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The legs should be flexed and springy.

Golf tip of the week: Make sure to add some spring to your swing

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High handicap golfers are afraid to relax their legs. If the leg muscles are rigid, the knees can’t be active during the swing. The legs should feel relaxed and springy, similar to getting ready to jump over something. In fact, the entire body must be supple enough to move the body weight ...

Lunger, Athens earn win over Wellsboro girls

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MANSFIELD — Few thought Athens could beat Wellsboro Saturday night. Not after Wellsboro swept the season series and won the first game by 32 points. Not after Wellsboro romped through the league season, going undefeated. But Athens never doubted it would win. And now the Northern Tier ...

Russian athletes celebrate after the preliminary round of the men's hockey game against the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Olympic Athletes from Russia won 4-0. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Kovalchuk scores twice as Russians earn victory

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The blistering pace on the ice and the atmosphere in the arena was reminiscent of the epic showdown between the United States and Russia in Sochi four years ago. That’s where the similarities end. When the teams met again at the Olympics on Saturday night ...

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Loyalsock’s Summer McNulty drives against a Lewisburg defender on Friday at Shikellamy during the HAC girls basketball championship.

Cruz, McNulty help Lancers win HAC trophy

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SUNBURY — Sarah Van Fleet hugged the championship trophy like a long-lost sibling as she exited the court. Winning championships always is special, but this one was extra sweet. Loyalsock earned this one the hard way. The Lancers overcame two devastating injuries to standout players, ...

Liberty’s Wagner looking for strong performance

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Coy Wagner is the kind of wrestler Eric Pequignot can build a program around. No, the freshman 106-pounder at North Penn-Liberty doesn’t have the most wins on the team. He probably isn’t going to be the Mounties wrestler who advances the deepest into the postseason. But what Wagner has ...

Local roundup: Hughesville’s Mason hits two milestones in win

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Devon Bushor drains game-winner in double overtime to give Hughesville a 43-41 win over Warrior Run in boys basketball on Friday. Taylor Mason had a career night posting an 18-point, 19-rebound double-double and seven blocks to hit two milestones. Mason recorded his 500th career rebound and ...

Lycoming men’s lacrosse has an experienced crew for 2018 season

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In 2017, it took a heartbreaking overtime goal in the season’s final game to keep the Lycoming men’s lacrosse team from reaching the postseason for the first time in three years. But fifth-year coach Chris Scanlon hasn’t needed to use it for motivation as Lycoming gets set for its 2018 ...

Prough, Grab lift Hornets to NTL Tournament Championship

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Dalton Prough watched has watched Wellsboro grow into a Northern Tier League dynasty from the bottom up. Joseph Grab is experiencing Wellsboro basketball tradition for the first time. Together, the senior and freshman helped Wellsboro drop the hammer on North Penn-Mansfield Saturday night at ...

All-around effort propels Lancers in HAC girls semifinal

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SUNBURY — Shamokin started five seniors who helped it put together an undefeated HAC-I season. All five started a year ago when Shamokin reached the Heartland Conference Tournament final. Oh yeah, the Indians also had a decided height advantage over Loyalsock Thursday night. Throw in two ...

O’Hara hits buzzer-beating shot to lead Lewisburg girls

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SUNBURY — Megan O’Hara briefly left Thursday’s Heartland Conference semifinal after suffering a third-quarter rib injury. O’Hara re-entered a few minutes later. And then she left the game a hero. Grace Kelleher threaded the defense and found O’Hara for a buzzer-beating layup as ...