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Cutters snap losing skid

The Williamsport Crosscutters held off the Auburn Doubledays in the final game of a series at Auburn to snap a six-game losing skid and earn their first win since the opener. Williamsport (2-6) is off today and gets back to action on Wednesday as it hosts Batavia for a three-game homestand. ...

Local roundup: Montoursville, Keystone majors win in routs

Montoursville’s offense exploded in the first inning for 17 runs and the Montoursville Major Baseball team kept its foot on the gas en route to a 39-0 rout over Woolrich in four innings on Monday afternoon. With the win, Montoursville advances in the District 12 tournament to play at East ...

Early outburst sinks Cutters

The Auburn Doubledays scored two runs in four of the first five innings Sunday afternoon on its way to a 9-5 win over the Williamsport Crosscutters at Falcon Park. Williamsport lost for the sixth consecutive time since winning on Opening Day last Monday in State College. Paul Panaccione ...

Sock major softball wins behind 10-run outburst

Loyalsock scored 10 runs in the third inning to post a 19-0 win in four innings over Newberry in the major softball winners’ bracket final Sunday. Newberry falls to the consolation bracket final where it plays Clinton, a 4-2 winner over Muncy, for the right to play in the district ...

North Penn-Mansfield’s Garrett Bickhart rushes against Lewisburg’s Trey Delbaugh, left, at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium in South Williamsport during the annual District 4 North-South All-Star Game. (KATELYN HIBBARD/Sun-Gazette)

North holds off furious South comeback attempt for win

Before players like Isaiah Hankins and Elliott Walker came along, Williamsport lost a lot. It was the same story at Jersey Shore before players like Tyler Smith arrived. Now both those programs win a lot. And one last time, those players reminded a District 4 audience exactly how good they ...

Newberry junior softball, Clinton majors victorious

The Newberry Junior Softball team is one win away from claiming a District 12 championship after a 14-4 win over Clinton. The second game of the best-of-three series is set for Monday at Clinton at 6 p.m. If Clinton wins, they would force a winner-take-all game at Nippenose on Thursday at 6 ...

Utilize the lower part of the leg for short chip; move up the leg for longer shots.  (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Golf tip of the week: Control your distance with the lower body

Proper lower body action can control distance, velocity and accuracy. Move the arms and hands the same cadence on the backswing and downswing. The entire right leg starting at the ankle and working up to the hip can do amazing things (the left leg for the left-hand golfer). Utilize the ankle ...

Sun-Gazette year-end awards

BOYS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: MONTOURSVILLE'S GAVIN HOFFMAN There hasn’t been a three-time PIAA wrestling champion from this coverage area since Jason Betz of Warrior Run and Trap McCormack of Bald Eagle-Nittany and Sugar Valley in the 1990s. There also hasn’t been a three-time ...

Sun-Gazette senior awards

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette senior awards are selected by each school. ... Lewisburg declared a tie in its senior girls athlete of the year between Cassie Sumfest and Bailee Dyroff. WILLIAMSPORT'S QAYYIM ALI: Ali raised eyebrows when he cleared 7 feet twice this spring, including once to be ...

Cutters lose 5th in a row

Auburn’s Jeyner Baez hit a walk-off double into left field to drive in Joshual Ramirez and give the Auburn Doubledays a 7-6 win over the Williamsport Crosscutters in 11 innings. With the loss, the Crosscutters fall to 1-5, and have lost five consecutive games. Williamsport is at ...

The West Virginia Black Bears’ Julio De La Cruz is tagged out as he slides into third base by the Williamsport Crosscutters’ Cole Stobbe on Friday night at Bowman Field. (KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette)

Cutters lose all 3 games to Black Bears in first homestand

The pitch was supposed to be in the dirt. That was Orestes Melendez’s plan when he released the 1-2 offering in the eighth inning on Friday night at Bowman Field. The breaking ball never got there, though. It stayed in the hitting zone and West Virginia’s Jose Barraza didn’t miss it. ...

CCMS forced to cancel yet again

For the second Friday night in a row the Clinton County Motor Speedway was forced to cancel its racing program due to persistent rain showers on and off all day. The speedway will swing back in action Friday with a five-division show of limited late models, IMCA/PASS sprints, pro stocks, ...

South Williamsport’s Connor Rutan, left, blocks a defensive lineman during a game last year at South Williamsport. Rutan will play for the North all-star team in the District 4 game tonight. (SUN-GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

When Connor Rutan started playing football as a kid, South Williamsport football had fallen on hard times. A program that reached state championships in 1993 and ’97 experienced just one winning season from 2001-11. Rutan is now a South graduate and the program is one of the district’s ...

West Virginia’s Huascar Fuentes steals third base as the Williamsport Crosscutters’ Cole Stobbe tries to field the throw at Bowman Field on Thursday. (IOANNIS PASHAKIS/Sun-Gazette)

Black Bears strike out 16 in victory over Cutters

Usually the plan for Scooter Hightower is to let his defense work behind him. He trusts is fastball, loves to throw his change-up, and believes in his location to get the baseball in position where he defense can make plays. Thursday against the Williamsport Crosscutters, Hightower didn’t ...

Rain postponed D4 football all-star game

Rain early on Friday morning and storms projected in the evening led to the postponement of the annual District 4 North-South All-Star Game at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium in South Williamsport. The game, sponsored by the South Williamsport Lions’ Club, will be played tonight at 7 ...

Stephen not worried about early results

Josh Stephen has learned in his short time as a minor league baseball player to avoid the ebbs and flows of a season. So when he looks at his first two games of the Williamsport Crosscutters’ season and doesn’t see the results matching his approach, there’s no worry in his voice or his ...

MU’s Watkins takes bronze at  Junior Championships

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Mansfield University freshman Hunter Watkins took home bronze in the javelin at USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships on Thursday. Watkins hit a lifetime personal best of 65.43 meters in his third and final throw of the preliminary round. His throw was less ...

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NUU soccer team wins U12 President’s Cup

The North Union United Adrenaline U12 boys soccer team competed in Barboursville, West Virginia, this past weekend and won the Region 1 President’s Cup championship. The states in Region 1 are Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, ...

Hughesville’s Gardner made impact

Brenden Gardner might have put together a breakout season as a junior. An injury would not let him. Gardner missed all but three games in 2015 after suffering a concussion. A promising season was cut short. But all that did was make Gardner hungrier entering his senior year. It might have ...

Lycoming swim team, McGinnis honored

For the seventh straight semester, the Lycoming College women’s swim team has earned Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American Team honors, the organization announced on Wednesday, June 21. The women’s swim team has earned the award both in the fall and the ...