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PIAA’s new pitch count rules come into play for baseball

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It seems Montoursville coach Travis Wurster has the same problem each year, and that’s cramming a lot of games into a short window. And it makes things interesting for the pitching staff. Montoursville had 10 games in 12 days last year, as did South Williamsport. Two years prior, it was 14 ...

Spring previews to appear next week

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Full season previews for high school baseball, softball, track and tennis will appear late next week in the regular Sun-Gazette editions, still in time for many opening days with the expected delays from inclement March weather. A boys tennis preview will run Thursday, March 30. A softball ...

Lock Haven drops indoor men’s track

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It was announced on Thursday that Lock Haven University will discontinue the men’s indoor track and field team effective after the conclusion of the spring 2017 semester. Lock Haven University president Michael Fiorentino Jr. said it was his “professional judgement that it is in the best ...

LHU, Mansfield split openers in PSAC baseball

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FARRANDSVILLE — After completing their southern tours to start the 2017 collegiate baseball season, Mansfield and Lock Haven returned home with hopes of starting the PSAC seasn. Although Mother Nature had other thoughts during the past week, the two teams didn’t bow down to the after ...

Local roundup: Lady Lions fall to VT in WNIT

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A quick first basket from Amari Carter opened the scoring for the Penn State women’s basketball team, but Virginia Tech hit four 3-pointers in the opening quarter and used a 20-0 run between the first and second quarter to grab the momentum in the WNIT for a 64-55 win in the third round ...

LHU, Mansfield split openers in PSAC baseball

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FARRANDSVILLE — After completing their southern tours to start the 2017 collegiate baseball season, Mansfield and Lock Haven returned home with hopes of starting the PSAC seasn. Although Mother Nature had other thoughts during the past week, the two teams didn’t bow down to the after ...

Bucknell has 2 hoops players honored

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In men’s basketball, Bucknell juniors Nana Foulland and Zach Thomas were both named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 13 first team, which was announced on Wednesday. Both players were also first-team All-Patriot League selections. Foulland was the ...

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Defensive tackle Robert Windsor does squats during a recent Penn State football workout session.

Nittany Lions work to start anew

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s 2016 season was remarkable by any measure, but coach James Franklin has a clear message about the team’s focus as spring practice begins today. “We understand that 2016 was nice and it was a great experience, but 2017 is a completely different animal,” ...

Local roundup: Lazarich scores 100th for Lycoming lacrosse

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With five scores against Misericordia, Lycoming junior Jordan Lazarich became the 13th player in the women’s lacrosse program’s history to reach 100 career goals, but Misericordia came away wtih a 17-8 non-conference win Tuesday at Lycoming. Lazarich has 102 goals for her career and also ...

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St. John Neumann’s Kevin Anderson drives to the hoop during Saturday’s game against Faith Christian at Martz Hall in Pottsville.

Neumann’s Anderson among best area’s seen

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The first time I watched Kevin Anderson play basketball, he was going through the St. John Neumann layup line before the team’s 2013 season opener. He was only 5-foot-9 and hardly stood out. Then the game started. Suddenly Anderson stood out, hitting two early 3-pointers. He continued to ...

Local roundup: PC baseball falls in ninth to Muhlenberg

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Muhlenberg scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to walk-off with a 6-5 win over Penn College on Monday at Diamond N­ation in Flemington, N.J. The Wildcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the third inning. Williamsport graduate Noah Esposito plated Ben Flicker with a single in the second, ...

ROUNDUP: PSU women advance in NIT with 70-51 win

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After coming up empty on its first four possessions, the Penn State women’s basketball program reeled off 15 consecutive points and held Fordham to just four points in the opening 10 minutes to take a commanding lead on its way to a 70-51 victory in the second round of the Women’s ...

Penn College golf season set to open, weather permitting

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Whether Mother Nature allows it to become a reality remains to be seen, but the Pennsylvania College of Technology golf team is scheduled to open its spring season later this week. GOLF “We had a couple of nice days (in February) and I was getting excited. Now, I look at the forecast and ...

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St. John Neumann teammates walk off the court after their loss to Faith Christian Academy in the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class A boys basketball tournament Saturday at Pottsville's Martz Hall.

Neumann suffers first loss in state quarters

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POTTSVILLE — St. John Neumann players exited the Martz Hall floor and struggled comprehending what just happened. The Knights had never felt pain like this all season and did everything possible Saturday at Martz Hall to prevent it from happening. But Faith Christian did what the 27 previous ...

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St. John Neumann's Kevin Anderson  (1) tries to drive around Faith Christian's Zeke Snowden (1) in the first quarter.

Knights can’t hit the shots they need at end

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POTTSVILLE — As Kevin Anderson drew a double-team at half court, alone stood Andrew Fish at the top of the 3-point arc. The sharp shooter received the pass from the distressed Ander­son and, with enough time to set his feet and take a deep breath, Fish let the open 3-pointer fly. It would ...

Penn State's Jason Nolf, top, wrestles against Missouri's Joey Lavallee 
in their
157-pound title match Saturday in St. Louis.

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PSU national champs

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ST. LOUIS — Penn State produced arguably the most astounding finals performance in NCAA history Satur­day night at the Scottrade Center to win its second consecutive national championship and sixth in seven years. The Nittany Lions won five consecutive finals (from 149 through 184), the ...

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Nana Foulland returns next year as defending Patriot League player of the year.

Bison look to return to NCAAs

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BUFFALO — Consider the modern era of Bucknell men’s basketball started in 2003, when it began its first full season at Sojka Pa­vil­ion and offered athletic scholarships. Since then, the Bison program has been the class of the Patriot League. Three different coaches have logged five ...

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Betsy Zimmerman, Josephine Wroblewski, and Brenda Brownawell were honored Saturday by the Williamsport Area Women’s Bowling Association.

Women’s bowling association puts two into its Hall of Fame

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The Williamsport Area Women’s Bowling Association inducted two women into its Hall of Fame at a banquet Saturday at The Genetti. They are Brenda Brownawell and Betsy Zim­merman. It also recognized Josephine Wroblewski as this year’s Golden Age Bowler. Brownawell has been bowling in the ...