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Sock trio all score in double digits as Lancers cruise

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Loyalsock had three scorers reach double figures, buried eight 3-pointers and knocked off Bloomsburg, 70-45, in the quarterfinals of the District 4 Class AAA playoffs. Cassie Gee connected on four 3s and finished with 15 points and Juliana Cruz, who buried two long treys in the first half, ...

Deem 1 of 23 locals in today’s district semis

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Devon Deem didn’t waste time firing off a good, crisp shot in his only bout at the District 4 Class AA Wrestling Championships on Friday night. The Montgomery freshman understands the important of that first takedown. And through his work during the regular season, he understands how ...

Bower helps lift Montoursville to win

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Dylan Bower drew contact and a foul was called before he put the ball up, so his third-quarter shot did not count. But it still went through the net. Of course it did. Nearly every time Bower shot Friday against Milton, he made it. It is playoff time again and that means the Montoursville ...

Gair propels Lancers in rout of Troy

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Loyalsock drained 11 3-pointers and had four players reach double digit point totals as it upended Troy, 97-38, on the backend of a doubleheader at Loyalsock on Friday night. Loyalsock will advance in the District 4 Class AAA playoffs to take on Central Columbia at a time and date to be ...

East Juniata edges Wellsboro by 1 point

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COCOLAMUS — With just a few seconds left on the clock, Wellsboro’s Emma Poirier caught an inbound pass at half court and launched one as time expired. It bounced off the backboard, and with that came the end of Wellsboro’s girls basketball season. East Juniata escaped from a comeback ...

Local roundup: Defenders in 1st D4 semi since 2014

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Jordan Hartman continued surging late this season and scored a game-high 14 points as Warrior Run routed Towanda, 54-26, in the District 4 Class AAA quarterfinals. Hartman drained four 3-pointers and Warrior Run (17-6) dominated from the start, outscoring Towanda by at least six points in ...

Lycoming has success at Southeast Regional

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Three Lycoming College wrestlers won their first two bouts to advance to a semifinal win from earning a bid to the NCAA Division III Championships and four more will need to win three bouts in wrestlebacks today, as Lycoming finished the first day of the NCAA Southeast Regional in sixth ...

South seizes opportunity in playoffs with win

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White-clad South Williamsport students jumped and blue-clad adults loudly applauded. That scene unfolded before, during and after Thursday’s District 4 Class AA quarterfinal. If this was not what the South boys basketball players had dreamed playoff basketball would be like, it was pretty ...

Warriors earn home postseason win over Widener

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Jenn Grove knew where Devan Rimmer was going. Playing her for the second time in five days, Grove knew the tendencies of the All-MAC Commonwealth first teamer. Like she always did, Rimmer drove baseline with her right hand and while trying to ward off a hounding Becca Painter, the ...

LHU comes up shy in upset bid in men’s basketball

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LOCK HAVEN — Going into Thursday night’s meeting with regionally-ranked West Chester, Lock Haven coach Mike Nestor knew the cards were stacked against his Bald Eagles with his depleted bench. Trailing by just five points at halftime, the Bald Eagles came up short of posting their upset as ...

Poor shooting hurts Bald Eagles

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LOCK HAVEN — Some teams come ready to play and some don’t. In the case of Lock Haven’s game with West Chester, the Bald Eagles didn’t execute a lot of the little things that resulted in a 62-51 loss to the Golden Rams on Thursday. The Bald Eagles only shot 31 percent for the game, and ...

Blue-White game set for 3 p.m. kick April 13

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State football’s spring practices concludes with the Blue-White game, which is set for Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. The game will air live on the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com, and will be tape-delayed on Big Ten Network at 8 ...

Lycoming women set for 1st home playoff game in 22 years

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Though the uniforms, shoes and even playing style are all different than the last time her Lycoming women’s basketball team hosted a postseason game at Lamade Gym, long-time coach Christen Ditlzer still sees plenty of similarities in the 2019 version of her 1997 team that advanced to the NCAA ...

Sectionals a strong warm-up for Wood, Crebs

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Cameron Wood was in trouble early during Saturday’s District 4 Central Section tournament. He and Montoursville teammate Gable Crebs had a friendly wager about who could get the most falls in the least amount of time in their respective weight classes, and Crebs laid down the gauntlet in the ...

Weather on Wednesday postpones area games

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Wednesday’s winter storm forced all local playoff basketball games to be postponed. Seven local games are now scheduled for Thursday and 11 are set for Friday. In girls Class A, Galeton plays at Sullivan County and Meadowbrook Christian is at Millville on Thursday. Both are set for a 7 ...

Nolf, Nickal to get senior day sendoff

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STATE COLLEGE — For Penn State wrestling fans, Sunday’s 2 p.m. season finale against Buffalo will surely be bittersweet. Another Rec Hall sell-out crowd will be treated to one last performance by the three-time defending NCAA champions. What promises to be a lopsided win over the Bulls ...

Area X tournament renamed in honor of Patrick Eck

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Before Area X was formed in 1998, junior high and elementary wrestlers from northeastern Pennsylvania and local wrestlers had to travel to central Pennsylvania or farther to wrestle for an opportunity for a state championship. Patrick Eck, a 1975 graduate of Jersey Shore High School, had a ...

Muncy plays well defensively to lift Indians to win

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Amaya Copeland and Rebecca Dgien took the court late Tuesday as Muncy started celebrating a big win. The two seniors do not play a lot, but they still were two of Muncy’s most valuable players last night. Muncy played a fabulous game, but the seeds were planted when Copeland, Dgien and ...

Confidence helps Kurtz take 3rd place at 113 at sectionals

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Landan Kurtz was never more confident than he was Saturday afternoon. He was a loss away from his wrestling season ending, but he believed he was just fine. The Warrior Run sophomore had three reasons to be confident in the 113-pound bracket. Those three reasons were the number of wins he had ...