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Muncy’s Good has stepped up at quarterback

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When Coleman Good approached the sideline as a freshman, he was seeking guidance. When Good approaches the sideline now, he is offering suggestions. That started happening last season as a sophomore and illustrates well how much progress the Muncy quarterback already has made. A season after ...

Connecticut friends do remarkable things for team

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Michael Iannazzo and Matthew Vivona usually are their all-star team’s youngest players. Their talents have let both Fairfield, Connecticut all-stars play up an age group the past several years. Both enjoyed the experiences and their teammates. They also enjoyed some fantastic runs, ...

Batavia takes both games of doubleheader

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After dropping the first game of a doubleheader to the Batavia Muckdogs, 6-5, in eight innings, Williamsport proceeded to lose the second contest, 4-3.. The Crosscutters are now 26-29 and continue falling out of the wild card race, currently 6 1/2 games back. In the first game of the ...

MLB Little League Classic worked well, so try it again

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Who said Bowman Field was a pitchers’ park? Josh Bell and Jedd Gyorko didn’t seem to think so with their home runs in the first two innings. Who said Bowman Field couldn’t host a Major League Baseball game? Plenty, and there was reason to be skeptical that a 91-year old minor-league ...

PCT Wildcat Weekly: Fall sports teams prep for openers

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Practice continues and season openers loom for Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports athletes as the Wildcats will compete as full-fledged members of NCAA Division III for the first time. Scheduled to open in non-North Eastern Athletic Conference play on Friday, Sept. 1: • ...

Canada’s win assures deep LLWS run

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A closer look at the 7-3 win by White Rock-South Surrey LL, British Columbia, Canada over Luz-Maracaibo LL, Maracaibo, Venezuela Sunday afternoon at Volunteer Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Reid Hefflick’s three-run home run. Hefflick’s home run gave Canada an early 3-0 lead in the top of the ...

Japan’s Ryusei Fujiwara runs to first base as South Korea’s Jin Won Shin tries to get the out during Sunday’s game at Volunteer Stadium in South Williamsport. (CARA MORNINGSTAR/Sun-Gazette)

Japan defeats South Korea

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A closer look at the 4-1 win by Tokyo Kitasuna LL, Tokyo, Japan over West Seoul LL, Seoul, South Korea Sunday afternoon at Volunteer Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: The final out. Riku Goto’s final strikeout, and the final out of the game, was a perfect representation of Goto’s performance. He ...

Chandler Spencer, of Texas, tries to run home as Connecticut’s Aidan Rivera plays catcher during Sunday’s game at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport. (CARA MORNINGSTAR/Sun-Gazette)
Chandler Spencer, 19 of Southwest, tries to run home as Aidan Rivera, 5 of New England, plays catcher during the Southwest versus New England Little League game at Lamade Stadium at the Little League World Series Complex in South Williamsport on Sunday.

Defensive gem key for Texas

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A closer look at the Lufkin, Texas, 6-3 win over Fairfield, Connecticut, Sunday at Lamade Stadium PLAY OF THE GAME: Texas left fielder Kyle Kolvar made what might be the play of the Series thus far. Kolvar robbed Michael Iannazzo of a game-tying, 2-run home run in the fifth inning, making a ...

Rare loss may be reason NJ is at the World Series

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The Holbrook Little League all-stars spent much of the previous four years battering opponents. The Jackson, New Jersey team has mostly been together since this group was 8 years old and became the first New Jersey team to ever win age 10, 11 and 12 state championships in three straight ...

4-foot-11 third baseman lights the fuse for NJ

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Jackson, New Jersey, manager Rob Grano hoped looking backward could keep his Mid-Atlantic champions moving forward Saturday afternoon. His weapon of choice was third baseman Ryan Kinsman. A year ago, Kinsman provided the 11-year-old state champions a big lift, batting lead-off. Kinsman ...

To understand Walla Walla, look at its past

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The seeds were planted five years ago. And from that start, something big, something historic blossomed. Walla Walla Valley Little League is playing at the Little League World Series for the first time. It is one of the biggest things to ever happen in the history of this town of 32,000. But ...

Joe Torre poses for photographs with members of the Emilia, Italy team, representing the Europe-Africa region, on Sunday at the Little League World Series complex. (KATELYN HIBBARD/Sun-Gazette)

Manfred helps make day a success

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The smile wouldn’t leave Rob Manfred’s face Sunday morning. Standing along media row at Volunteer Stadium, the commissioner of Major League Baseball didn’t even try to hide his excitement for the activities taking place on the field. In a line, members of the Pittsburgh Pirates stood, ...

Greenville tops California in rout

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A closer look at the Greenville, North Carolina, 16-0, five-inning win over Rancho Santa Margarita on Sunday at Lamade Stadium as Chase Anderson and Matthew Matthjis combined on a no-hitter. North Carolina became the first U.S team to ever throw consecutive no-hitters at the Series. PLAY OF ...

Little League Classic a chance to grow the game

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Among the excitement the Little League World Series brings to the Williamsport area every August, new excitment will fill the air tonight. Instead of counting down the final days of summer when the World Series begins, like past years, the sports world will count down the hours until the first ...

Longtime coach a Lufkin landmark

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Seven years ago, Bud Maddux opened the first Lufkin, Texas, indoor baseball facility. It is a popular baseball attraction, featuring batting cages, fields and clinics. Now he has helped create another Lufkin landmark. The longtime coach and mentor has led Lufkin to its first Little League ...

McCutchen back at one of earliest home fields

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PITTSBURGH — After playing in nearly 1,300 Major League games since he got called up to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2009, you will have to forgive five-time MLB All-Star Andrew McCutchen for not exactly remembering a ton about playing in Williamsport. Nine years in the big leagues, over 1,400 ...

Lions have the chance to be strong on special teams yet again

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Special teams were a major obstacle for Penn State not that long ago, then it all changed last season when a special teams highlight turned into the program’s most important play in many years. Marcus Allen’s blocked field goal and Grant Haley’s touchdown return ...

Sioux Falls toppled Rapid City machine

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Many other Little Leagues have competed throughout South Dakota this century. But only Rapid City sat on the Little League throne there. Rapid City put a headlock on the rest of the state, winning the first 17 state championships of the 2000s. The Canyon Lake and Harney Little Leagues formed ...

Hurdle remembers time managing Bills, being at Bowman

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PITTSBURGH — It has been awhile since Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has stepped foot inside of Bowman Field in Williamsport. In fact, if you want to be exact on just how long, it’s been 26 years now. Hurdle’s wife, Karla, is a Muncy native and he has been to Muncy and the ...