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Local roundup: Warrior Run’s Anzulavich records triple-double in win

Warrior Run’s Gage Anzulavich put up a triple double of 18 points, 11 rebounds and 11 blocks as Warrior Run defeated South Williamsport in boys basketball, 66-39. Luke Burrows added 16 points for the Defenders. South was led  by Aaron Guerrisky’s 15. Montoursville defeated ...

Marlene Bassett of Montoursville swats the ball away from Jersey Shore’s Sidney Trunzo Thursday night at Montoursville.

Warriors’ unbeaten start to season moves past Bulldogs

Most students love snow days. Montoursville junior Lauren O’Malley hates them. Snow is one of the few things that prevents O’Malley from playing basketball, soccer or softball. O’Malley hates losing, but despises boredom nearly just as much. A standout three-sport athlete, O’Malley ...

Fox leads Sock girls in victory

All it took for Loyal­sock’s Maddie Fox was 46 seconds to do a lot of damage. Two quick jumpers and a nice layup and all of a sudden, Loyalsock went from leading by three to taking a 9-point lead and essentially putting away the game. It’s a credit to the hustle that Fox has when she’s ...

Warrior Run wrestlers fall to Southern

TURBOTVILLE — Stuck in a precarious position with his own shoulders exposed to the mat, Shane Casey stuck with his tight-waist tilt. The Southern Columbia senior held on to Warrior Run’s Trey Heiss for everything he was worth in the third period of their 120-pound bout Thursday ...

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PSU’s Godwin declares for NFL draft

Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin will forgo his final year of eligibility with Penn State to enter the NFL draft. The two-time All-Big Ten selection ranks in the top four in program history in receiving yards (2,404) and receiving touchdowns (18). He’s the second PSU player to ...

Bulldog wrestlers fall to Seals at home

JERSEY SHORE — When Selinsgrove invaded the Dawg Pound Thursday for a PHAC wrestling dual meet with Jersey Shore, the odds makers in Las Vegas might have listed it as a “pick em”. For most of the evening, that was the way things looked for the final outcome as the two teams battled each ...

Local roundup: Mansfield boys beat Wellsboro; Hoffman wins 100th match

Brock Burleigh scored 22 points for Mansfield as it overcame 10 Wellsboro three-pointers in a 62-59 win in boys basketball Thursday night. Liberty used a strong defensive first half and solid team play to get an early lead and hold onto it in a 57-43 win. Tyler Boyer led with 16 ...

Williamsport’s Emily Pardee and Bellefonte’s Lauren Young go for a rebound during a girls basketball game at Bellefonte on Wednesday night. (TIM WEIGHT/For The Sun-Gazette)

Williamsport girls fall on the road in close one to Bellefonte

BELLEFONTE — They saved their best for last. Wednesday night, Bellefonte and visiting Williamsport fans we glued to the edge of their seats for mostly all of their contest as the Millionaires met up with the Red Raiders. For four full quarters, the two teams exchanged leads, shifted ...

Montoursville’s Ethan Buirch dunks the ball on a fast break during the fourth quarter against Jersey Shore on Wednesday evening at Jersey Shore (MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette)

Montoursville controls final minutes to defeat Shore

JERSEY SHORE—Before bringing the ball upcourt, Noah Fagnano motioned his hands down. The non-verbal message was clear. Everyone relax. Montoursville had read this script before. Jersey Shore had again tied the game midway through the fourth quarter Wednesday and visions of past close losses ...

Dutchmen defeat Warrior men

The Lycoming College men’s basketball team may have come into Wednesday’s conference matchup with Lebanon Valley seeded as the MAC Commonwealth’s No. 1 team, but the fifth-ranked Flying Dutchmen looked anything but intimidated by that fact on Dutch Burch Court last night. Coming right ...

Lycoming women shake off slow start

The Lycoming College women’s basketball team started off a bit slow in its showdown with MAC Commonwealth foe Lebanon Valley on Wednesday evening, as a poor bit of shooting in the early going left the squad facing a one-point deficit at the end of the first quarter. The Warriors didn't stay ...

Pa Football News honors 26 area kids on all-state team

The Sun-Gazette coverage area had players peppered throughout the six classes on the Pa Football News all-state team, announced on Wednesday afternoon. South Williamsport offensive lineman Conor Rutan was named the Class AA Lineman of the Year and was a first-team offensive lineman. Other ...

LLB approves rule/regulation changes

The Little League International Board of Directors has approved new rule and regulation changes that will take effect starting this season. Along with two major administrative changes to background checks and residency requirements, the 2017 rule and regulation updates focus on increasing the ...

Local roundup: Lewisburg’s Vaji earns 300th victory

From staff reports Aaron Hoover hit five 3-pointers and keyed a big fourth quarter as Lewisburg won a hard-fought 53-46 game at Lourdes and gave coach John Vaji his 300th career win. Hoover, Dylan Farronato, Adam Cole and Nate Liscum all scored in double figures as Lewisburg (5-3) ...

Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold shakes hands with Penn State running back Saquon Barkley after the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rose Bowl defeat a spectacular peformance

LOS ANGELES -- Jordan Smith sat alone at his locker for more than 45 minutes after the remarkable Rose Bowl game wearing his full uniform, including helmet, because he didn't want his college career to end. Not like this. As his teammates showered and milled around, Smith, a senior ...

Referee Mark Dawson raises Rylan Hicks’ hand after his 145-pound win Tuesday vs. Montgomery.

Hicks, Hughesville wrestlers beat Montgomery

HUGHESVILLE — There’s a hill by Rylan Hicks’ house he likes to run. He’s not sure how long the road up the hill is, but he knows it’s long enough. When asked how steep it is, his eyebrows rise, speaking volumes about the how tough the task of running the hill is. It’s the time ...

Penn State wide receiver Chris Godwin, catches a touchdown pass over Southern California defensive back Iman Marshall during the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Loss can’t take shine off Lions’ incredible season

PASADENA, Calif. — The effort and the finality moved James Franklin to tears. After the Nittany Lions wound up one stop and a field goal short of beating Southern Cal on Monday in the highest scoring Rose Bowl of all time, losing 52-49 as time ran out, Franklin didn’t mask his ...

Trace McSorley and Penn State dropped a thrilling 52-49 Rose Bowl Monday to USC.

Rose both memorable and disappointing for Penn State

LOS ANGELES — If you’re a sports fan, it would be nearly impossible not to have been enormously entertained by the thrilling Rose Bowl game between Penn State and USC. However, if you’re a Nittany Lion fan, you probably fall into one of the following two categories: 1. The game was so ...

Southern California wide receiver Deontay Burnett catches a touchdown pass in front of Penn State safety Marcus Allen during the second half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Darnold-to-Burnett key

PASADENA, Calif. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 52-49 loss to Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl on Monday: Play of the game: USC quarterback Sam Darnold threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Deonta Burnett, splitting two PSU defenders, with 1:20 remaining to tie the ...

Warrior girls stay unbeaten

Seconds after entering the game, Shelby Kurtz stole a pass. She then forced a jump ball that extended a Montoursville possession before adding another steal. Next, Kurtz grabbed an offensive rebound and dealt an assist. Kurtz did all this in less than a minute. Just that fast, Kurtz showed ...