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Muncy’s Mike Kustanbauter works for the fall against Jersey Shore’s Hunter O’Connor during the 170-pound final of the Central Sectional tournament at Hughesville High School on Saturday.

Shore’s Mason resets, finds a way to win title

Max Mason jumped to his feet, raised his arms and marched to his corner where his father, whose Jersey Shore singlet he was wearing, waited with a celebratory high five. And then everything stopped. Referee Dave Kreider paused for a moment as he rose to his knees and the mat judge approached ...

Williamsport set for more playoff battles with District 2 teams

All the ranting is over. The District 4 seeding system needs fixed but things actually, for the most part, worked out this year. This is the first year of the six-classification system so let’s do some analyzing. Williamsport will be competing in the four-team District 2 6A tournament and ...

Penn State dominates Cowboys, wins duals title

Penn State dominated Oklahoma State in the title match-up of the NWCA Dual Championship Series. Head coach Cael Sanderson’s squad posted a 27-13 victory to claim its second consecutive national dual-meet title. In a dual meet featuring 18 ranked wrestlers, Penn State’s young lineup, with ...

ROUNDUP: Bucknell men claim share of PL regular-season title

BOSTON — Nana Foulland scored 20 points, Kimbal Mackenzie had 17 with three 3-pointers and Bucknell beat Boston University, 86-66, on Sunday to take a two-game lead in Patriot League standings and clinch at least a share of the regular-season title with two games to play. Zach Thomas ...

Neumann looking for 5th title in a row

The District 4 playoffs tip-off Tuesday with the Class A boys getting things started as St. John Neumann (22-0) will try to win its fifth straight district champion when it hosts North Penn-Liberty (6-15) Tuesday at 7. Millville (19-3), the No. 2 seed, hosts Galeton while Sullivan County ...

Hughesville’s Josh Dauberman signed his letter of intent to play football at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Seated on opposite sides of Dauberman are his mother, Christine (left) and father, Chris. Standing are Hughesville football coach Dan Tucker, left, and Hughesville athletic director Kevin Steele. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Local roundup: Baumunk puts up double-double for Sullivan boys

Alex Baumunk recorded a double-double to lead Sullivan County over Troy, 52-31, in boys basketball on Saturday. Baumunk finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds as John Saxe added 18 points for the Griffins. • Matt Tamanosky and Malik Carter combined to score 50 points to lead Mansfield to ...

Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski (24) shoots against Pacific center Sami Eleraky during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Men’s basketball roundup: No. 1 Gonzaga remains only undefeated team

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nigel Williams-Goss had 18 points and seven assists as No. 1 Gonzaga beat Pacific, 82-61, on Saturday to remain the only undefeated team in Division I. Johnathan Williams had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and five players scored in double figures for Gonzaga (28-0, 16-0 ...

Muncy’s Noah Gush front, wrestles Montoursville’s Kyle Bennett in their 160-pound final in the Central Sectional at Hughesville. Bennett won a major decision, 12-4.

43 wrestlers from area advance to District 4 AA meet from Central Sectional

HUGHESVILLE — Jeremy Hanford was finally able to take a breath. He had dug himself out of the hole he was in during the 126-pound final and got back to even. So he took a breath and got back to work. From that point on in the second period, the Warrior Run junior was just back to ...

Bald Eagle women win on Senior Day over WCU

LOCK HAVEN — The basic philosophy of Lock Haven University women’s basketball coach is “give me your best effort and whatever you do, don’t quit.” Down at times, but never out, the Lady Eagles were as tough as nails down the stretch as they posted a 62-57 win over West Chester on ...

Lyco men tie regular-season win mark

With over a dozen family members up from his hometown of Philadelphia, senior guard David Johnson wanted to put on a show. With every made shot, his family members and the other 800 plus fans in attendance were put into a frenzy. And when he walked off the court in his final regular season ...

Brake’s late 3-pointers seal Lock Haven men’s victory at home

LOCK HAVEN — They weren’t exactly two shots heard around the world, but they were a pair of treys that got the fans inside the Thomas Fieldhouse excited. With Lock Haven trailing West Chester by three with less than two minutes left, Tarojae Brake took matters in his own hands as the true ...

Warrior women to hit road in their MAC playoff opener

Just before tipoff of Lycoming’s matchup with Stevenson on Saturday afternoon, the Warrior seniors were honored for their contributions for the past four years. But before that, Lycoming honored Steven­son’s three seniors by giving each a rose. And when Stevenson’s Sara Tarbert walked to ...

Stamm comeback includes Southern sectional title

CATAWISSA — Noah Stamm has thought about the injury for nearly a year. The dislocated elbow — so bad it required surgery — drove his preparation during the off-season and has been a constant reminder since his Milton team began practice in November. Now the junior is ready to put the ...

District 4 sectional results

central sectional At Hughesville High school Team standings: 1, Warrior Run, 160; 2, Muncy, 156; 3, Montoursville, 131.5; 4, Benton, 108; 5, Jersey Shore, 83; 6, Hughesville, 81; 7, Bloomsburg, 73.5; 8, Central Columbia, 66; 9, Montgomery, 47.5; 10, South Williamsport, 33; 11, Loyalsock, ...

All serious golfers should have their equipment evaluated by a master clubfitter.

Golf tip of the week: Putter adjustments can be necessary to put well

Most golfers are concerned about the proper loft and lie on their irons and driver. But the fact is correct putter loft and lie can increase the chances of making more putts. The standard putter loft bought off the rack at a box store, or pro shop is four degrees. The problem is everyone ...

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Mike Martin of Montoursville, left, is in the field at 220 pounds today in the District 4 AA sectional at Hughesville.

Today’s District 4 sectionals starta postseason run for March hopefuls

For the last three years, Mike Martin has been patient. It would have been easy to quit with only wrestling matches here and there for Montoursville. But he was patient. When the Warriors’ senior finally got his opportunity to be a starter this year, he made the most of it. Martin enters ...

Sock wins HAC

SUNBURY — Loyal­sock practices can be quite intense. Lancer players battle each other hard and sometimes temporarily forget they are teammates. But when the games start, Loyalsock comes together. And what a team it is becoming. Three weeks after looking like a long shot to even win its ...

Knights 22-0 into playoffs

MUNCY — Many players go through their four-year high school career without winning 22 games. Heck, even some go through their whole senior season with just two wins, just like St. John Neu­mann’s graduating class six years ago. But Neumannn’s Kevin Anderson doesn’t even have two ...

Local roundup: Muncy defeats SJN girls to end regular season

Makenna Snyder and Emma Bigelow both came up just shy of double-doubles as Muncy defeated St. John Neumann, 47-41, in the regular season finale for both teams in girls basketball on Friday. Snyder had 12 points and nine rebounds and Bigelow had eight and eight. Sasha McMonigle added 13 points ...

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District 4 sectional predictions

Central Sectional 106: 1, Jacob Blair, Muncy; 2, Luke Gorg, Hughesville; 3, Vayle-Rae Baker, Benton; 4, Noah Hunt, Warrior Run. 113: 1, Wyatt Lutz, Montoursville; 2, Colby Bronzburg, Bloomsburg; 3, Mario Barberio, Muncy; 4, Keefer Goodspeed, Warrior Run. 120: 1, Cole Rhone, Benton; 2, ...