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Lancers rout Williamsport behind stifling defense

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Juliana Cruz again ignited Loyalsock’s swarming defense. The senior guard provided the glue, sticking on guards, shadowing them everywhere and forcing turnovers. Cruz long ago established herself as a defensive stopper, but it was a softball tip that helped her make a similar third-quarter ...

Lycoming’s Crebs gets 400th win

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Lamade Gymnasium was a beehive of wrestling activity as the Lycoming College wrestling squad gave its coaches, parents and fans an early Christmas present Monday afternoon. Hosting the 2018 edition of the Lycoming Duals, the Warriors took full advantage of the opportunity as they swept ...

Johnson reassigned to G League

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St. John Neumann graduate Alize Johnson has been reassigned to the Indiana Pacers G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants on Monday, the Pacers announced. Johnson was called up to Indiana on Dec. 4. The Pacers second round pick has played in four games, totaling two points and four ...

Jones helps power WAHS over Crestwood

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Nassir Jones features all the intangibles that help basketball players excel. The Williamsport forward is intelligent, determined and fiercely competitive. Oh yeah, Jones also is extremely athletic and talented. And when all those qualities come together, opponents could be in trouble. ...

Cordrey leading Spartans after late-season ACL injury

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Jade Cordrey could not run, jump or cut. But three months after the Hughesville guard tore her ACL, doctors told her she could shoot stationary shots. That was like giving Cordrey a long-sought present. She had suffered the devastating injury, playing in the District 4 Class AAA championship ...

Lewisburg swimmers perform well at Bucknell Invitational

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LEWISBURG—Bucknell’s Kinney Natatorium is home to the PIAA Swimming Championships and has been for a long time. For Lewisburg, it’s also home for dual swim meets and it wanted to make an impression early at the Bucknell Invitational. The combination of Jewels Hepner, Anna Batkowski, ...

Lock Haven gets big wrestling win over rival Bloomsburg

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15th ranked Lock Haven won eight of ten bouts including two pins, two tech falls and two major decisions in a 36-6 win over Bloomsburg Sunday at Nelson Field House. Bloomsburg posted a win at 125 pounds in the opening bout of the match, but the Bald Eagles went on a six-bout win streak from ...

Bucknell can’t pull off rally as it falls at Ohio State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Bucknell gave No. 15 Ohio State all it could handle on Saturday afternoon, but two contested 3-pointers would not drop in the final seconds, and the Buckeyes prevailed, 73-71, before 14,241 at Value City Arena. Kimbal Mackenzie and Avi Toomer led four Bison in double figures ...

H.S. roundup: South’s Johnson scores 20 in victory

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South Williamsport defeated Bloomsburg, 51-40, in girls basketball as Alyssa Johnson led the Mounties with 20 points. Claudia Green had 12 and Haley Neidig had six. Grace Kelleher scored 14 points in Lewisburg’s 44-30 win over Central Columbia. Erin Hilkert scored eight and Sydney Hoffman ...

College roundup: Lycoming women win thanks to 3 by Kline at buzzer

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In women’s basketball, down two with 5.6 seconds left, Kayla Kline inbounded the ball, ran behind the 3-point line in the center of the court and took a dribble handoff from Kelly Vuz, dribbled once and lifted a high-arcing shot that bounced off the glass and through the net as the clock ...

Golf tip of the week: Don’t adjust your body to fit the club

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Seventy percent of all golfers have equipment that doesn’t fit their build, stature or swing characteristics. If you are one of those golfers that have to adjust your body to get the club to set flat on the ground at address, then this tip is for you. It is impossible to play your best ...

Beachel sparks Warrior Run in OT win over Spartans

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HUGHESVILLE — Denver Beachel kept Warrior Run in the game when he made four straight first-quarter 3-pointers and scored 14 points. Late in regulation and overtime, he used his passing to help the Defenders win the game. He also drained three clutch free throws and a young Warrior Run team ...

Nittany Lions dominate ASU

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STATE COLLEGE — For the 6,676 fans who packed Rec Hall on Friday night for No. 15 Arizona vs. No. 1 Penn State, one question rose above the many that provided the backdrop for the nationally televised dual meet. Who’s the best 174-pounder in NCAA wrestling? Is it Sun Devil defending ...

No PSU players decided yet on going pro early

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State won’t have any players skipping out on the bowl game in order to start preparing for the NFL draft, but several Nittany Lions will have decisions to make after the game about possibly turning pro early. Defensive end Shareef Miller, for instance, already has ...

Local roundup: Neumann’s Hill drops career-high 30

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St. John Neumann received a career-high 30 points from sophomore David Hill, who went an impressive 10 of 15 from the line, to lead the Golden Knights to a 67-60 overtime win over Sullivan County. Dave Pardoe finished with 10 rebounds and Sam Carpenter scored 16 points while going 6 of 9 ...

Fox, Loyalsock defeat South Williamsport

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A night after tearing her ACL last January, Maddie Fox jubilantly hopped on one leg and cheered as her Loyalsock teammates made a second-half comeback and defeated Lewisburg. Fox’s right knee was torn apart, but not her spirit. She did not play again last season, but became another ...

Sherwood helps Montoursville defeat Central Columbia

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Lucas Sherwood was in trouble. The Montoursville sophomore was about to be thrown to his back by Central Columbia's Patrick O'Connell. As the two hit the mat in their 126-pound bout Thursday night, Sherwood calmly rolled through the position and found his way on top. Sherwood, who is in his ...

Numerous locals on NTL-I, II all-stars

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Numerous area players swept the Northern Tier League all-star teams, as two locals earned NTL-I and NTL-II Player of the Year honors. In the NTL-I, North Penn-Mansfield’s Garrett David was named Player of the Year. Canton’s Timmy Ward was named the Offensive Player of the ...