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LHU’s Moore named Coach of Year finalist

LOCK HAVEN —  Lock Haven University wrestling coach Scott Moore has been announced as one of the eight finalists for National Wrestling Coaches’ Association NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year. It marks the second straight year where Moore has been named as a finalist for this ...

LHU’s Rudy named to US Masters Team

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University field hockey coach Pat Rudy has been named to the United States Women’s Masters field hockey team. The team is headed to Antwerp, Belgium, for the 2019 Grand Masters Hockey (GMH) European Trophy in June and Rudy will be joined by three other LHU alumnae ...

Local roundup: Summerson, South open tennis season with win

From staff reports Franklin Summerson posted a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 1 singles to help South Williamsport defeat Shikellamy, 4-1, in boys tennis to open the season. Spencer Karasek won at No. 2 singles (6-2, 5-7, 12-10) and Sam Livorno earned a win at No. 3 singles (6-4, 6-1). • ...

MLB, Little League expand relationship with joint sponsorship agreement

In an expanded effort to grow the games of baseball and softball around the world, Little League International and Major League Baseball have announced an expansion to their official partnership with the creation of a joint sponsorship agreement. Effective immediately, Major League Baseball and ...

Bison back in PL final for 2nd time in 3 seasons

LEWISBURG — With the game in hand and all of its starters on the bench, Bucknell had little else to prove with a 26-point lead late in the fourth quarter. But that didn’t stop the Bison bench from fighting and scrapping on defense and playing patient offense. Bucknell grabbed three ...

Montoursville’s Jordan takes 4th at states in 100 back

LEWISBURG — After claiming two school records at the District 4 meet, Montoursville’s Sam Jordan headed to Bucknell with even bigger dreams. “I performed well at districts,” Jordan said. “All my races were pretty solid. It was a good cap to see where I would be at the ...

Stevens might be questionable for Blue-White game

STATE COLLEGE — Tommy Stevens, Penn State’s expected starting quarterback, will be handled cautiously this spring and, depending on his progress, might be questionable for the Blue-White Game. Stevens did not play in six of the Lions’ 13 games last season and did not make the trip ...

Loyalsock’s Ross named HAC-II MVP

Loyalsock’s Gerald Ross was named the HAC-II boys basketball MVP and Loyalsock coach Ron Insinger was in a three-way tie alongside Montoursville’s Mike Mussina and Central Columbia’s Chris Snyder for Coach of the Year honors. Loyalsock’s Connor Watkins and Anthony ...

Lewisburg’s Grace Kelleher named the HAC-II MVP

Lewisburg’s Grace Kelleher was named HAC-II MVP for her stellar play this year and Warrior Run coach Andrew Shamburg was named HAC-II Coach of the Year. Warrior Run’s Sydney Hoffman and Montoursville’s Lydia Albert joined Kelleher on the first team. Lewisburg’s Roz ...

Muncy’s Barberio named Mid-Penn Outstanding Wrestler on all-star team

Ten area wrestlers received Mid-Penn wrestling all-star nominations and Muncy swept the Outstanding Wrestler and Coach of the Year honors as the awards were announced Thursday. Muncy’s Mario Barberio was named Outstanding Wrestler and Muncy coach Royce Eyer earned Coach of the Year ...

Local roundup: Kline’s 3-run HR lifts Lyco softball to win

Back-to-back one-run pitching performances and a three-run home run from junior Kayla Kline led the Lycoming College softball team to their third sweep in a row at the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex, beating SUNY Poly, 8-1, in the morning and Fitchburg State, 3-1, Thursday. Williamsport ...

Loyalsock run ends with loss to McDevitt

HERSHEY — Loyalsock must settle for being Eastern Pennsylvania’s best boundary school team. Again. Just like last year, the Lancers are the last Class AAA public school standing on the Eastern side of the state tournament. Just like last year, they fought hard, but lost to a non-boundary, ...

Turnovers end Sullivan girls season

POCONO SUMMIT — Playing aggressively on defense and forcing teams to turn the ball over is nothing new for Jenkintown. That’s just the way it plays the game. And after coach Jim Romano watched Sullivan County game film, he noticed a lot of teams playing the Griffins in a zone defense. ...

Coleman overcomes nerves, takes 2nd in IM

LEWISBURG — For the first time in a long time Lewisburg’s Christian Coleman felt this nervous prior to a swimming race. The extra nerves sparked from an outstanding showing in the prelims of the 200 individual medley which saw Coleman earn the No. 2 seed in the championship swim. “I ...

Leaving Maryland started Wesneski’s title run

The day Garrett Wesneski walked into Kerry McCoy’s office to tell him he was leaving the University of Maryland was one of the toughest of Wesneski’s life. McCoy, the former Penn State two-time NCAA champ and two-time Olympian, had invested considerable time into getting Wesneski prepared ...

Bucknell’s Mack taking to new position

LEWISBURG — Right before every tip off, Ellie Mack takes a moment to be thankful. Despite the chaos and distractions of bright lights, screaming fans, blaring music and two colossal video boards, the Bucknell junior forward isn’t concerned about all the extracurriculars. She’s just ...

Wesneski named MAC Wrestler of the Year

A national title at 285 pounds to highlight a record-breaking career has helped Lycoming College senior and Canton graduate Garrett Wesneski earn the Middle Atlantic Conference Wrestler of the Year award. Wesneski is the first Warrior to earn the MAC’s Wrestler of the Year award, which has ...

State power Imhotep ends terrific Loyalsock season

HARRISBURG — That District 4 Class AAA championship banner the Loyalsock girls basketball team earned will forever hang high at the school’s gym. The banner will say that Loyalsock was the 2019 district champion, but those who know the team best understand the real story goes far beyond ...