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Lightning suspends Cutters finale in State College

Due to severe weather in State College during Thursday night’s contest, the game was suspended with the State College Spikes leading the Williamsport Crosscutters, 3-0, heading to the fifth inning. Last night’s game will be resumed on Monday in State College as a part of a makeshift ...

Cutters start post All-Star break with win

STATE COLLEGE — When Williamsport and State College get together for a New York-Penn League baseball game, you can usually expect just about anything to happen. Thursday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, it was one of those nights as the Crosscutters prevailed, 5-3 over the ...

Buchholz, Miner retire due to medical reasons

Ryan Buchholz did his best for as long as he could to play through extensive pain from back injuries, but the Penn State defensive end announced Wednesday that he has decided to retire from football. Buchholz, a redshirt junior who would have been a starter this season, was one of two Nittany ...

All 6 Cutters on the All-Star team play key role in win

Leaving the isolation of a deserted bullpen, Williamsport’s Keylan Killgore trotted toward the mound where the New York-Penn League South All-Stars were gathered. He joined them and took the baseball from 14-year-old bench coach Josiah Viera. Viera, who suffers from Progeria and stands just ...

PSU RB greats excited about Sanders

STATE COLLEGE — Two of the greatest running backs in Penn State history, Ki-Jana Carter and Blair Thomas, raved about Saquon Barkley, of course, and said they are excited to see Miles Sanders carry on the school’s terrific tailback tradition. “Saquon was the man. Now it’s Miles’ ...

PCT baseball team to serve as tarp crew for LL Classic

Penn College’s baseball team will serve a second stint on the tarp crew for Sunday’s MLB Little League Classic game at Bowman Field between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Mets. Approximately 20 players and coach Chris Howard will staff the tarp prior to, and during the game, ...

LHU men’s soccer picked 7th in poll

LOCK HAVEN —The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced the men’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and the Lock Haven men’s soccer team was listed at No. 7 in the preseason rankings. West Chester picked up four first-place votes and was picked as the favorite among the league's ...

MU to host NYCBL expansion team

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University’s Shaute Field will serve as the home stadium for the newest expansion team in the New York Collegiate Baseball League, the Mansfield Destroyers beginning in the summer of 2019. Team president and owner Don Lewis made the announcement at a press ...

Bucknell’s Thorsheim named All-PL

LEWISBURG — Bucknell sophomore forward/midfielder Matt Thorsheim secured one of the 12 spots on the Preseason All-Patriot League men’s soccer team on Tuesday. Thorsheim was a third-team All-Patriot League, a United Soccer Coaches third-team All-Northeast Region and a College Soccer News ...

19-year-old Marchan one of the Cutters’ most complete players

Maybe the biggest compliment Christian Marrero could give Rafael Marchan is he wasn’t entirely sure which was Marchan’s natural side of the plate. He stood outside the Williamsport Crosscutters’ dugout Friday afternoon and thought about it for a second. “I’m going to say his right, ...

Crosscutters struggled to score in 1-run loss to Muckdogs

By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com The Williamsport Crosscutters’ 2-1 loss to Batavia on Sunday ended the way so many of their at-bats had ended throughout the nine innings at Bowman Field. Zach Wolf’s strikeout of Jake Holmes with the tying run in scoring position encompassed so ...

Little League teams finalized

It took an extra day, but the Little League World Series field is complete. Staten Island, New York and Coventry, Rhode Island secured the final two Series berths Sunday afternoon. New York defeated Berlin, Maryland, 4-0 to capture the Mid-Atlantic championship and Rhode Island edged ...

It’s Thompkins’ time at PSU

Juwan Johnson is getting most of the attention, and rightfully so, among the Penn State receivers this preseason, but another wideout will need to have a big year for the offense to be as explosive as projected. Senior DeAndre Thompkins says he's ready to take his game to the next level in ...

Wildcat Weekly: Penn College celebrates past, looks to future

Classes begin Aug. 20 at Pennsylvania College of Technology and while athletes are preparing for this season's openers, there were several things to celebrate since the end of last season and some changes are on the way in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Matlack named interim ...

Penn State adds women’s soccer coach

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. –Haley Miller has joined the Penn State women’s soccer coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach, as announced by head coach Erica Dambach. Miller, a former captain for the James Madison Dukes, brings four years of coaching experience to the Nittany ...

Wilkening’s RBI single gives Cutters win in the 10th

Jesse Wilkening rounded first base and kept right on running. He ditched his red Williamsport Crosscutters helmet as he waited by the outfield grass for his teammates to mob him Saturday night at Bowman Field. The Cutters’ catcher had just lined an RBI single to right-center field to score ...

Michigan, Iowa, Idaho all earn U.S. berths

The U.S. Little League World Series field is nearing completion. The field actually was supposed to be finished by late Saturday night, but the New England and Mid-Atlantic finals were rained out. The West championship between Rocklin, California and Honolulu, Hawaii did not end before the ...

Whalley LL goes undefeated to win Canada regional

MIRABEL, QUEBEC — Whalley Little League of Surrey, British Columbia, will be returning to the Little League World Series after an impressive 8-0 performance to win the Canada Region Tournament. After starting off the tournament with a 5-4 victory over Alberta, Whalley Little League was ...

West End has 4 players earn tournament honors

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The West End 16-18-year-old Babe Ruth all-star team had two players earn All-Defensive team honors at the World Series and another two players named to the All-World Series team, the league announced on Saturday. Named to the All-Defensive team were two West End ...

Be more creative around the green

If you find your ball off the green and in the high fringe, a putter may be the wrong club for this particular situation. Try hitting the top half of the ball with the leading edge of a club of your choice, I prefer a sand wedge. Keep the hands quiet and utilize the shoulders to move the ...