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Board recommends opening Muncy wrestling coaching job

Just over one week has passed for Muncy School Board members to deliberate over close to 50 statements made in its last board meeting concerning the Muncy wrestling program and its head coach Denny Harer. Nearly 100 people were in attendance for Wednesday night’s 45-minute meeting along with ...

Plenty of speculation as to which team drafts PSU’s Barkley

Saquon Barkley will hear his name called early in the first round of tonight’s NFL draft, with the only question being how early? The Penn State star running back has been universally praised for his on-field skills and off-field maturity, and at one point there was a lot of talk about him ...

Local roundup: Montoursville boys tennis falls at Danville

Montoursville’s Tyler Bolton lost a tough match to Danville’s Andrew Tuchman, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 2 singles as the Ironmen defeated the Warriors, 4-1, in boys tennis on Wednesday afternoon. Montoursville’s only win came via a forfeit at No. 3 singles. Dhruv Kotru won for Danville at ...

Pitt hoping to renew series with PSU

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke doesn’t want the 100th football game between the Panthers and Penn State to be the last. Lyke said Wednesday that Pitt has sent the Nittany Lions a contract that would renew the series for four years starting in 2026, but has yet ...

Clinton County Motor Speedway set to open Friday

Clinton County Motor Speedway will open its gates for the first race of the 2018 season on Friday night with pit and bleachers gates opening at 5 p.m. Racing is set to start at 7:30. The night will be highlighted with a five-division show consisting of Limited Late Models, Laurel Highland ...

Waltman’s perfect game helps Defenders top South

Nobody would know it watching her, but Warrior Run pitcher Madi Waltman felt the nerves taking hold as the sixth inning progressed Tuesday. Nobody, outside her coaches or teammates, might know she missed a few spots that inning and displayed a rare human side on a day she looked anything ...

5 area girls earn basketball all-state

Shayna McNamee walked past the all-state photographs hanging above her as she approached the St. John Neumann each day the last four years. Once upon a time, she thought that wall was for other athletes. Now she is looking back at herself. And now she has earned quite an honor again. ...

Cruz delivers for Sock

Juliana Cruz arrived at Short Park ready to ensure Loyalsock gained ground in the HAC-III with defending co-champions South Williamsport taking on first place Warrior Run as well Tuesday. Cruz did just that, pitching a complete game, 2-hitter while striking out eight along the way as ...

Mistakes hurt Bucktail as Muncy rolls to win

RENOVO — Bucktail’s baseball team dropped six straight games since starting the season 3-0 and the Bucks are still searching game to game on a starting line-up. They’re young and mistakes are often magnified. That was the case in yesterday’s 7-2 loss to Muncy. Bucktail coach ...

Central Mountain tops Seals for second time in 2 days

MILL HALL — The Wildcats have Selinsgrove’s number. After a win against the Seals on Monday, Central Mountain delivered an encore performance and jolted to a 13-2 win over Selinsgrove on Tuesday. Madison Knepp pitched a complete game and surrendered two runs while throwing a pair of ...

Local roundup: Breen throws complete game in South’s win

Tripp Breen threw a complete game and only yielded one hit, an infield single, as South Williamsport blanked Warrior Run, 6-0, in high school baseball on Tuesday afternoon. Breen also struck out nine. Hunter Finn went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs and Dominic Harding was 2 for 2 with a ...

Loyalsock’s Haefner makes mound debut, closes out victory

Zach Haefner made his varsity pitching debut Monday against rival Montoursville. But the Loyalsock junior had envisioned situations like the one he encountered countless times before. Haefner has worked hard throughout the season, waiting for an opportunity to shine. When that came in ...

Williamsport’s Miller resigns as head baseball coach

Williamsport baseball coach Ryan Miller resigned Monday afternoon, citing personal reasons, and assistant coach Kyle Schneider was named interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Schneider becomes the sixth coach in program history. Miller addressed the team Monday, explaining ...

South grad Wheeland leading Bloom U.

Kalynn Wheeland has never played better collegiate softball. A year after a shoulder injury erased her season, the Bloomsburg University redshirt junior has become an elite PSAC player. Still, it not always sunshine and rainbows. Softball can be a humbling sport in which slumps can occur at ...

ROUNDUP: Yohn strikes out 7 as Montgomery beats Muncy

Gabe Yohn struck out seven seven and drove in three runs as Montgomery baseball defeated Muncy, 12-2, in five innings. Yohn was 2 for 2 with a double and a home run. Jensen Drick also homered and drove in three runs for the Red Raiders. Tate Repard threw a four-hit shutout and struck out 10 ...

Lewisburg baseball still writing its story

Lewisburg wrote quite a story last season as it rallied from a 4-7 start and ended a 17-year playoff drought. The Green Dragons then defeated HAC-I champion Jersey Shore in the District 4 Class AAAA quarterfinals and came within two outs of reaching the championship. That was a senior-laden ...

ROUNDUP: Bucknell offense rolls in spring game

The Bucknell football team wrapped up its spring practice schedule with its annual spring game on Sunday at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium, and the offense rolled to a 63-24 victory over the defense. Early in the controlled scrimmage, the defense applied considerable pressure on the ...

Penn College seeks men’s golf, tennis championships

End-of-the-season North Eastern Athletic Conference championships are on the line later this week for Pennsylvania College of Technology men's golf and men's tennis teams. GOLF "It's been a whirlwind." That's how Pennsylvania College of Technology golf coach Matt Haile ...

Best TD of Blue-White game not scored by PSU player

UNIVERSITY PARK — Brooke Fisher stole the show during Saturday’s Blue-White Game with a thrilling touchdown run before getting mobbed by Penn State players during a jubilant celebration in the end zone. “It was awesome,” PSU quarterback Trace McSorley said. Fisher is a 25-year-old ...

Millionaires sweep rival St. Mary’s

Experience gained outside Pennsylvania has Williamsport undefeated in Pennsylvania. Williamsport might have went 1-4 at the prestigious Mingo Bay Classic in Myrtle Beach, but those five games could end up being some of the most important it plays this season. The Millionaires have not lost ...