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St. John Neumann's Kevin Anderson (1) blocks the shot on a fastbreak of Lewisburg's Aaron Hoover (2) in the first quarter Thursday at Neumann.

Unbeaten Knights get some different help in win

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As Lewisburg defenders swarmed Kevin Anderson, Andrew Fish looped around and lurked outside the 3-point arc. One Anderson found him, Fish pounced and delivered dagger-like blows. Fish might have only scored six points and hit two 3-pointers, but it was when he hit them that was so crucial ...

‘Mice Olympics’ help Dragon wrestlers

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MILTON — Prior to Thursday’s dual meet against Milton, Lewisburg head coach Jim Snyder told his team about the match within the match the Green Dragons needed to control. From 106 through 120 pounds, the two teams were young, and it appeared to be a spot Milton could make the dual real ...

Montour wrestling HAC champs; Fry hits 1,000

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Four pins helped Montoursville claim the PHAC title in high school wrestling on Thursday night, as the Warriors defeated Danville, 45-27. Montoursville’s Gable Crebs pinned Matt Dunkle in 30 seconds at 160 pounds and Kyle Bennett won by pin at 170 in 1:10. Muncy’s Hunter Poust pinned ...

Coming off loss, Loyalsock boys play solid in win vs. Jersey Shore

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Loyalsock head coach Ron Insinger had a challenge for his team coming into last night’s game against Jersey Shore. The Lancers were coming off an uninspiring 18-point home loss to Central Mountain Monday night in which it slept walked through much of the game. Insinger wanted to see intensity ...

Local roundup: Umpstead, Montgomery girls earn 1st win

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Montgomery won its first game of the season, downing Bucktail, 42-37. Jessica Umpstead led the Red Raiders with 13 points in girls basketball. Abby Stryker and Quyn Berry both scored eight. Megan Weber scored a team-high 20 points for South Williamsport, but the Mounties fell to ...

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Mansfield men top LHU as women fall at home

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Malik Carter posted a doubledouble for Mansfield, scoring a team-high 32 points and 19 rebounds, as Mansfield held off Lock Haven for an 89-82 win on Wednesday in men’s basketball. Mansfield (7-8, 5-7 PSAC) had five players in double figures, as Matt Tamanosky had 14 points, ...

Bucknell men ride dominant first half to win

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LEWISBURG — Bucknell junior forward Zach Thomas led Bucknell with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Bison shot a blistering 72 percent in the first half on their way to a 76-63 victory over Loyola, Md., on Wednesday evening at Sojka Pavilion. Four Bucknell starters reached double figures in ...

Dickey sparks Millionaire wrestlers in home victory

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When trying to convince Cam Dickey he needed to up his wrestling pace, Williamsport head coach Brian Nasdeo made a football reference for the Millionaire junior. The third-year head coach reminded Dickey he was the football team’s leading tackler in a season in which Williamsport won a ...

Lynch leads Golden Knights late in game over Quakers

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This was the first serious test for St. John Neumann without Kevin Anderson on the court, by coach Mike Kirby’s own admission. And facing an undefeated Millville team, the Golden Knights knew that it would be far from easy. No matter how much momentum St. John Neumann had throughout the ...

Local roundup: Coup buzzer-beater lifts WR girls over Loyalsock

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Taylor Coup hit a running desperation jumper at the buzzer to lift Warrior Run to a 30-28 win over Loyalsock Tuesday in girls basketball. Coup scored a game-high nine points while Madi Welliver added six. Loyalsock outscored Warrior Run 14-10 in the fourth but it wasn’t enough. Charlotte ...

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Roman Quinn, a former Crosscutter now with the Phillies, jokes with the Philllie Phanatic during the Crosscutters’ annual Hot Stove dinner Monday at The Genetti.

Quinn among Phillies visitors at Cutters Hot Stove

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By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com Roman Quinn looks thankfully upon his time in Williamsport. It’s where his professional baseball career began and it’s where he learned about everything that went in to being a professional baseball player both on and off the field. When he ...

Shore girls having big season so far

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As Olivia Edler scored Jersey Shore’s first six points against Troy, teammates grew excited. When Hannah Kauffman scored 11 straight third-quarter points, helping Jersey Shore open a big lead, teammates on the bench cheered and those on the court grew even more determined. No Bulldog cares ...

Central Mountain shoots way past Loyalsock boys

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By DEVIN BIERLY dbierly@sungazette.com With his team already up by 19 points midway through the fourth quarter, Central Mountain’s Matt Storeman banked in a 3-pointer right in front of his own bench. While back­pedaling down the court, Storeman gave a quick grin and soon thereafter, ...

Black Panther boys top Spartans

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HUGHESVILLE — Ryan Emery sometimes experiences night terrors as he wakes up recalling the Danville game’s conclusion. Eleven nights ago, Danville hit a buzzer-beater that denied Milton a thrilling win. Five nights later, Lewisburg added to Milton’s heartbreak, overcoming a 14-point ...

Local roundup: Montoursville boys rally past Warrior Run

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Montoursville turned a one-point halftime deficit into a five-point win with a 20-point fourth quarter as the Warriors beat Warrior Run, 55-50, on Monday night in boys basketball. Brycen Mussina made four 3-pointers, and Noah Fag­nano added three as the two combined for 37 points for ...

Penn College athletes give back with their community service

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Penn College said its athletees completed 1,648 community service hours. Wildcat athletes volunteered at 10 events, both on campus and in the Williamsport community, and helped raise $1,575 for various charitable organizations. Organized by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, all athletic ...

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Williamsport Area senior Qayyim Ali goes for a layup against  Lancaster McCaskey senior William Joseph Saturday night at Williamsport. View additional photos at cu.sungazette.com.

Cousins Ali, Scott lead Millionaires to victory

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On a basketball court behind a nursing home in Loyalsock, a young Stanley Scott and Qayyim Ali stood on the blacktop with a basketball. The two, now Williamsport senior teammates and also cousins, would play 1-on-1 and other games. They might not have known it then, but they were building a ...

Chris Masse on boys basketball: Johnson is still making an impact

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Growing up, Alize Johnson often displayed his talent but did not necessarily look like a future Division I basketball player. Being one of the smaller players was a big reason why. Johnson stood only 5-foot-9 when he entered St. John Neumann as a freshman seven years ago. Soon, though, he ...

Wallace helps Lycoming men escape with win

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In a matter of 150 seconds, Lycoming gave up a seven point lead and found itself down by one. The Warriors missed a couple layups and Arcadia took advantage as it went on a quick 8-0 spurt. Suddenly, Lycoming wasn’t getting the shots it wanted and Arcadia was getting what it ...