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Logan Long of Central Mountain wrestles Calbe Freeland of Clearfield in their 145-pound final, a 3-0 Long victory, as assistant Doug Buckwalter looks on Saturday at Williamsport High School.

By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com Less than a week ago, Central Mountain coach Biff Walizer said he thought he would have a good dual-meet team, but he wasn’t sure how they’d be as a tournament team. Consider that question answered. The Wildcats scored 209 points and crowned ...

Sock boys win their tourney

When the pressure in­creases so does Loyal­sock’s basketball performance. At least it has been that way two games into the new season. The Lancers struggled in multiple quarters again Saturday night at CI Gymnasium, but when the pressure was highest, they again played their best ...

Warrior men continue unbeaten start to season

Guy Rancourt knew that Widener was not only capable of battling and clawing back from any deficit, and had already done so this year. In fact, three times this year the Pride found themselves down by double digits and three times the Pride battled from that to earn a victory. So no matter ...

Reeder leads Montour girls in Weaver’s coaching debut

Rebecca Reeder stands only 5-foot-6. By her own admission, the Montoursville senior is not an elite jumper either. But she sure can rebound. Reeder played like a 7-footer all afternoon Saturday against visiting Williamsport. Facing a team that started two players approaching 6-feet, Reeder ...

Local roundup: Millionaire boys take consolation game at Central York

Williamsport finished third at the season-opening tournament for Central York as it beat Franklin Learning Center, 64-30. The Millionaires used 15 and 11-point first-half runs to pull away. Daryl Wilson led with 12 points. John McCarthy had 28 points for Montoursville as the Warriors ...

LHU women fall at home

LOCK HAVEN — For the Lock Haven University women’s basketball team, the beat goes on. Looking to snap a 5-game losing skid since beginning PSAC play, the Bald Eagles couldn’t turn the trick as a horrible start resulted in a 56-34 loss to the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Hawks on Saturday ...

Carr, Watkins lift PSU men

STATE COLLEGE — Mike Watkins has worn a weighted vest in practice and it’s helped Penn State’s power forward when he finds himself wearing multiple defenders on game days. Penn State’s 6-foot-9 forward scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to spark the Nittany Lions’ 74-54 win ...

Bald Eagle men lose to Pitt-Johnstown

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University men’s basketball team proved one well known fact to be true. It is not how you start, but how you finish. After taking the early in their battle with Pitt-Johnstown on Saturday, the Bald Eagles struggled for most of the game before falling 76-66 at ...

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Golf tip of the week: Beware of counterfeit golf equipment

It’s that time of year, thousands of online buyers will buy fake golf equipment and not even know it. When a new design hits the market, an exact copy will appear the next day. It takes a trained eye to spot a fake. If the price is 40 percent or less than the market value price, it ...

Muncy High School's Mike Kustanbauter wrestles Mifflinburg's Jansen Houdeshell during a 1825lb match at the Top Hat Tournament Friday at Williamsport High School. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette

CM starts strong at Top Hat

Wrestling isn’t Austyn Car­son’s main sport. He loves to play baseball for Central Moun­tain, and on the football field, he was the Wildcats’ leading passer, rusher, kicker and punter. Wrestling is something the senior has always done, but he’s never been the starter for the team ...

Lancer, Hornet boys to meet

Wellsboro and Loyalsock traveled more difficult routes than they would have preferred Friday night. Ultimately, all roads led toward each other. And the area’s top-ranked teams showed they have the toughness to match their talent. Now, they will play for the early-season’s top ...

Green Hornet girls open with a victory

MUNCY — As the game started, Muncy’s game plan was fairly simple: don’t let Wells­boro’s point guard or shooting guard put up 20 points and beat them. And the Indians did just that against Wellsboro, but while they kept Lizzie Poirier and Cathryn Brought to a combined 16 points, it ...

Local roundup: Williamsport boys fall to William Penn in Central York tourney

Williamsport fell to William Penn in the Central York Tournament, 63-55, Friday night as the boys basketball season began. Marcus Simmons (10), Al-Tamar Jason (13) and Darryl Wilson (14) each scored double-digit points. The Millionaires will play Franklin Learn­ing Center, a 100-41 loser to ...

Warrior women win third straight before road trip

Just three days earlier, Lycoming sophomore Hailey Dayton sat out at Alver­nia with an illness. The game before that, she had just six points coming off of the bench for the Warriors against Hood. But on Saturday afternoon at Lamade Gymnasium, you could say Dayton got her moment to shine. It ...

MLB’s Manfred to go into Little League Hall of Excellence

In honor of his dedication to the growth of youth baseball and softball, his commitment to pursuing excellence and his positive influence as a role model to Little Leaguer players, Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred, Jr. will be enshrined into the Little League Hall of ...

District 4 officials ref state final on Thursday night

Seven referees from the District 4 area officiated the PIAA Class AAAA championship game on Thursday night between Imhotep and Erie Cathedral Prep. The seven officials include Selinsgrove’s Carey Latsha and Kevin Kline, Sunbury’s Jim Delbaugh, Danville’s Brian Albertson, Cogan ...

Bucknell’s Pechin named a finalist for STATS FCS award

LEWISBURG — Bucknell’s Alex Pechin was selected as a finalist for the STATS FCS Doris Robinson Scholar-Athlete Award, the organization announced Wednesday. Pechin, the 2017 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year and an All-Patriot League First Team honoree, is among 13 finalists for ...

Local roundup: Lyco men hold off late Alvernia rally

As Alvernia University looked to close a 17-point lead as the clock ticked under five minutes remaining, the 12th-ranked Lycoming College men’s basketball team made plays — as Alex Newbold drew a huge charge that negated a layup and Chris Wallace had six points in the closing drive to help ...

Local roundup: Bison men fall at Northeastern

Vasa Pusica scored 17 points with four assists and three steals to lead four Huskies in double figures and Northeastern beat Bucknell 82-64 on Tuesday night to win its third straight. Zach Thomas led Buck­nell (4-6) with 15 points, Nana Foulland had 13, Nate Sestina 12 and Stephen Brown ...

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Penn State forward Mike Watkins, left, dunks against Wisconsin Monday at Penn State.

Tired Lions fall short at the end

STATE COLLEGE — The last 48 hours weren’t easy for the Wisconsin Badgers, who had all day Sunday plus a long flight into Happy Valley on Monday to stew over their worst home loss in nearly two decades. Penn State nearly extended that misery, but a potential go-ahead 3-pointer by Tony Carr ...