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Paige Lentz of South Williamsport fields a grounder as Loyalsock’s Sam Stopper advances Thursday at South Williamsport.

Mounties top Lancers in the final inning

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South Williamsport second baseman Sydney Bachman tightly held her home run ball after the most exciting high school game she ever played in ended. Moments earlier, fellow freshman Haley Neidig felt tears forming as she rounded first base and watched the winning runs score. Bachman and Neidig ...

Defense costs WHS in baseball

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With two outs in a tied game, Williamsport knew it needed to force a batter out with two runners on. But that out just seemed to never come. Hollidaysburg just continued to use clutch hitting to reach base and score. When Cody Shimp struck out Hollidaysburg’s Tyler Treese for the third out, ...

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Montgomery's Katie Forrestal clears a hurdle near the end as she holds the lead in the 100 hurdles Thursday vs. Wellsboro.

Local roundup: Montgomery, Wellsboro split

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Dupree Hosey took first in the long, triple and high jumps to lead Wellsboro to a 91-59 win over Mont­gomery on Thursday in boys track and field. Bryce Phillips took first in the 100 and 200 to lead the Red Raiders. Noah Fagnano won the 100 in 11.2 and the 200 in 23.5 to lead Montoursville ...

LHU Hall to include Poff, McMann, Melchior, Slotterback

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Carl Poff left Lock Haven University as the winningest head coach in the school’s history, including a fifth-place finish at the 1997 NCAA Championships. Thursday, he was selected as one of 11 inductees into the Lock Haven Athletics Hall of Fame. Joining Poff in this year’s Hall of Fame ...

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Penn College unveils new athletic logos

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Penn College revealed a new athletic logo this week, saying it depicts a strong, powerful and proud wildcat. The new mark, created by Skye Dillon, of Skye Design Studios features a full-body wildcat perched atop Bald Eagle Mountain alongside the West Branch of the Susquehanna River – icons ...

Jersey Shore’s Bradon DePasqua  is congratulated by his third base coach Mike English after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning at Jersey Shore on Wednesday against Central Mountain. (MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette)

Shore’s win puts Bulldogs in tie with CM in HAC-1

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JERSEY SHORE — Throughout the baseball season’s first month, Jersey Shore players lacked power-hitting prowess and joked about that. But the power suddenly has been turned on and opponents find Jersey Shore’s new found power hitting supply no laughing matter. Jersey Shore continued ...

No clear choice at QB yet for Lycoming

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Mike Clark doesn’t expect to make a final decision on who Lycoming’s quarterback will be next season by the time spring practice ends. But he said the next couple weeks and fall camp will give him plenty of opportunities to see who is ready to take the helm of the Warriors. After two ...

Local roundup: Doney strikes out 12 for Liberty softball

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Savanah Doney threw 12 strikeouts in Liberty’s 4-1 win over Williamson. Doney went 3 for 4 with a double and Abby Heatley was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a double. Williamsport dropped a close game to Altoona, 4-2. Kaylee Hornberger and Sam Reeder both went 2 for 4 and Reeder had an RBI for ...

Local roundup: Williamsport beats Shamokin in track and field

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In boys track and field, Jared Thompson took first in the 200- and 400-meter dash and helped the 3,200 relay team take first by nearly two minutes and the 1,600 relay team first by over 30 seconds as Williamsport defeated Shamokin, 118-32. Williamsport won all but three events. The ...

Mansfield U. sends 3 to Penn Relays

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The Mansfield University track and field will send three athletes to the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia this week in Hunter Watkins, Kenzie Jones and Kayla Shapiro. This year marks the 123rd running of the historic Penn Relays. Watkins is one of just 10 non-Division I ...

Montgomery’s Shadle leads 8-inning win over Muncy

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MONTGOMERY — Tyler Shadle possesses a sweet baseball swing. The only problem is Shadle sometimes haphazardly uses it. He did so when he chased an eighth-inning first pitch Monday. But then the Mont­gomery left fielder stepped out of the batter’s box, gathered himself and stayed patient. ...

Mounties thinking big for this year

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South Williamsport features one of District 4’s youngest rosters. There are no juniors and five of nine freshmen started last week. Several freshmen also helped South Williamsport’s Little League all-stars finish second in the state three years ago. Obviously, South’s future appears ...

Local roundup: Loyalsock softball wins wild one

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Loyalsock had 18 hits and scored eight runs in the fifth inning to take the lead for good and held off a late South Wil­liamsport rally as the Lancers came away with the 12-10 high school win Monday afternoon at Loyalsock. Loyalsock took an early 2-0 lead before South came back and took an 8-4 ...

Williamsport’s eyes opened after trip south

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Winning the championship would have been nice, but Williamsport competing at the Mingo Bay Classic meant more than capturing a trophy. Ultimately, the elite South Carolina tournament was all about opening Williamsport players’ eyes. It is about seeing strong competition that prepares the ...

Wildcat weekly: Penn College tennis season ending

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The season ends this week for Pennsylvania College of Technology tennis teams and the baseball and softball squads continue their march toward playoff spots. While neither the men’s nor the women’s tennis teams qualified for play in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Team ...

ROUNDUP: Brooks throws no-hitter as PCT sweeps twinbill

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Penn College’s Taylor Brooks had a career day for the Wildcats, hitting a grand slam in the opening game and throwing a no-hitter in the second game in a doubleheader sweep of Morrisville State, 8-0 and 4-0. Brooks, a Williamsport graduate, threw the Wildcats’ first no-hitter since ...

Millionaires sweep home doubleheader

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Jesse Cornell already slammed two triples and is hitting over .500 this season. It would be hard to blame the Williamsport second baseman had he gone up hacking in the 11th inning after Williamsport loaded the bases. Instead, Cornell took a patient approach. It was a rewarding approach, too. ...

Bucknell senior Julie’n Davenport lines up during the 2017 Senior Bowl game for the North Team at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Alabama. Davenport will be the first Bison player to be drafted since quarterback Sam Havrilak was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 NFL Draft in the eighth round. (AP)

Bucknell’s Davenport ready for NFL Draft

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LEWISBURG — Standing on the track that goes around Bucknell’s football field on Friday, Bucknell senior Julie’n Davenport sometimes would stop to shake hands with a fan or even take a photo and chat with anyone who stopped by. After his NFL Combine workout recently and practicing with ...

Bald Eagles sweep Millersville at home

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LOCK HAVEN — After two well-played games which resulted in close losses to Millersville on Friday, the Lock Haven University baseball team returned home to Watkins Field at the Stern Athletic Complex on Saturday hoping for better results. The Bald Eagles saw their hopes become reality as ...