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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 ...

Local roundup: Williamsport boys tennis beats Shik

Williamsport won in boys tennis against Shikellamy, 5-0. Three of five varsity wins were matches in which the Millionaires did no allow their opponents to score a single game. Kevin Zheng (No. 1 singles) and Ty Jackson (No. 3) won, 6-0, 6-0, as did the No. 2 doubles team of ...

Fatherly to compete in 2020 Olympic trials

As a child, the dream took shape. Maybe it seemed far-fetched, but the dream never faded. One day, she could become an Olympian. Huge high school success followed, but it was not until college that Rachel Fatherly truly believed her dream might come true. And now the dream seems more within ...

Middle linebacker spot still up in air

Who will start at middle linebacker this season remains a big question for Penn State, and Cam Brown has been working at the position late in spring ball. Brown said the spot is still “up in the air,” so who gets time there will be something to watch in Saturday’s Blue-White ...

Blue-White autograph info released

STATE COLLEGE — The Penn State annual Blue-White Game autograph session slated for Saturday will give fans the opportunity to get signatures from the Nittany Lion football team between 12:15 and 1:05 p.m. The Nittany Lions will be spread out at five stadium gates by position. The ...

Local roundup: Taylor wins 2 events in WHS track loss

Allen Taylor won the 110 hurdles by just over a second and picked up a win in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 1 inch, but Williamsport fell in a close one against Selinsgrove, 79-71, in boys track and field on Tuesday afternoon. Williamsport’s Sam Penman won the javelin with a ...

Lewisburg softball enjoying resurgent season

Right fielder Brynna Rutz sprinted ahead, but it looked like the sinking line drive would hit the ground before she reached her destination. For so long Lewisburg has experienced that sinking feeling. The Green Dragons have not made the playoffs during the 21st century, won just four games ...

Muncy wrestling community shows support for Harer

One-by-one people marched to a microphone in the middle of the Muncy High School auditorium Monday night. Their intention was the same. Some had notes in their hand. Some read prepared statements. Others spoke off the top of their head. Some needed a few extra seconds to compose themselves, ...

Lyco linemen use spring practices for technique

Spring practice has gotten to be a little monotonous for Lycoming offensive lineman Brad Stubbs. The senior understands its value, though. But those day-after-day drills for his footwork and blocking technique after three years have gotten to be old hat. But don’t ever mistake him for not ...

Ott leading the way for undefeated Warriors

Logan Ott appeared at ease last week. Whether allowing just one run in six innings or going 5 for 7 offensively, the Montoursville sophomore looked like a 15-year-old simply enjoying the game he loves. That is exactly how he planned it. Ott verbally committed to play baseball at Maryland ...