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Blue-White notebook: Hippenhammer reels in two touchdowns

STATE COLLEGE — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s annual Blue-White spring game, won by the Blue, 21-10, Saturday at Beaver Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: Trace McSorley zinged a 43-yard pass to redshirt freshman K.J. Hamler in the second quarter. Hamler ...

Local roundup: Finn, Breen help South defeat MCA

Hunter Finn went 3 for 3 with a triple and Tripp Breen threw four strong innings as South Williamsport thumped Mount Carmel, 9-3. Finn scored three times and had two RBIs while Breen allowed two hits in four innings and struck out seven. Ben Johnson had two hits and doubled. Luke Winner also ...

Golf tip of the week: Long irons require a wood-type of swing

Long irons require a more sweeping motion, like a fairway wood. Place the ball more up in the stance at address, near the left heel area or right heel area for the left-handed golfer. Golfers who have trouble hitting the longer irons are usually impatient and throw the clubhead at the ball. ...

Lesser, Ewing propel Bulldogs

JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore pitchers fight a fierce battle each day. And that is just against each other. Seven Bulldog pitchers are doing all they can to establish themselves as the team’s ace. The big winner among this competition is Jersey Shore. If the pitchers are competing that ...

Williamsport’s Taylor cruises to hurdles victory at Bald Eagle Invitational

LOCK HAVEN — With silky smooth strides, Allen Taylor ate up the distance between he and his competitors. He stepped over each of the 10 hurdles as if he were stepping over a misplaced stone on the sidewalk. The freshman’s strides looked effortless as he ate up chunks of the tartan track ...

Warrior Run’s Mong earns 1st invitational win

LOCK HAVEN — Rylie Mong thought for a moment. She looked around her as the boys at the Bald Eagle Invitational continued their pole vault competition. “This is different,” the Warrior Run junior said with a smile. She’s used to winning the girls pole vault in dual meets. She should ...

Hoskins homers in Phillies’ win

PHILADELPHIA — Rhys Hoskins let two fastballs down the middle go for strikes and somehow saw another one. He crushed it. Hoskins hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Aaron Nola tossed seven impressive innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 Saturday. Nola (2-1) ...

Local roundup: Waltman strikes out 10 to lift Warrior Run softball

Madi Waltman struck out 10 batters and only yielded two extra base hits as Warrior Run continued its perfect season with a 9-3 win over Milton in softball on Friday afternoon. Haley Miller had two singles and a double and Gina Beyer, Waltman, Megan Herriman and Jade Swartz all hit two ...

Fans today can expect to see a lot of QB Sean Clifford

Penn State fans probably can expect to see a lot of Sean Clifford in today’s Blue-White Game as the quarterback tries to strengthen his hold on the third-string job behind Trace McSorley and Tommy Stevens. The spring scrimmage will pit the first-teamers (Blue) against the second-teamers ...

Bucknell’s annual spring game set for Sunday afternoon

LEWISBURG — The Bucknell football team wraps up its spring schedule with its annual Spring Game on Sunday at 1 p.m. Before the Spring Game, which will be held at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium, the Bison practiced 14 times in preparation for their 133rd season of competition. “The ...

With star RB Barkley gone, QB McSorley poised to lead

Many people questioned at the end of last season why Penn State star running back Saquon Barkley, a projected top-five NFL draft pick later this month, was not invited to the Heisman Trophy ceremony. But for the second year in a row, a case could have been made that the wrong PSU player was ...

Hoover propels Dragons

HUGHESVILLE — After Aaron Hoover struck out his fourth straight Hughesville batter Friday, a frustrated Spartan yelled that the team was making him look like Cy Young. Hoover and Lewisburg simply are happy he looks like the 2017 Aaron Hoover again. Showing the form that made him one of ...

LHU softball clinches playoff berth

LOCK HAVEN — Staying perfect in the PSAC Central and taking one big step toward the postseason is what the Lock Haven University softball team was busy doing at Lawrence Field Friday afternoon. After sweeping Bloomsburg recently, the Bald Eagles repeated that effort as they once swept the ...

Bald Eagles rebound with pair of victories

LOCK HAVEN — To say that the Lock Haven University baseball team is resilient might be the understatement of the 2018 season. After cruising along with just a few losses in PSAC-East play, the Bald Eagles fell on hard times during the past week or so. First came the frustrating loss to ...

New structure for Europe and Africa Region Tournament

KUTNO, POLAND — Earning the right to represent your region at the Little League Baseball World Series each year is an exciting opportunity for leagues from all around the world. Due to an increase in leagues throughout Europe and Africa wishing to participate in the tournament, the Little ...

Jermaine Truax named new director of athletics and recreation at Bucknell

Bucknell University announced on Thursday that Jermaine Truax will be its next director of athletics and recreation. Truax is currently Loyola University Chicago’s deputy director of athletics. He emerged as the leading candidate during a national search that began in February. “I am ...

Brown’s towering homer helps spark WHS

Quentin Brown hit .400 last year and helped Williamsport capture a district championship. That was good, but he remained unsatisfied. Brown wanted to develop more power and hit more doubles. He is doing just that, too. The hard work has paid off and Brown already has belted four doubles. Oh ...

Defenders make statement victory

Madi Waltman put together a solid freshman campaign a year ago and showed she could become an area future star. Turns out that future is now. Waltman is becoming a dominant pitcher and the Warrior Run sophomore painted a masterpiece with her arm Wednesday at Short Park. Waltman threw a ...

Swartz, Wildcats defeat Warriors

MILL HALL — Central Mountain entered the season with numerous uncertainties. They lost top talent to graduation and had huge question marks on the mound. But just seven games into the season, the pitching rotation has seemingly exceeded expectations. On Wednesday, the Wildcats knocked off ...