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Pelletier’s home run not enough for Crosscutters

Ben Pelletier hit his first home run of the season for the Williamsport Crosscutters, but an early two-run lead wasn’t enough as Mahoning Valley rallied to win the rubber match of the three-game series, 6-3. Pelletier’s solo home run in the top of the third inning was his first homer of ...

ROUNDUP: South minor softball opens sectionals with win

Lynna Clark drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as South Williamsport topped Troy, 8-7, in the opening round of the 8-10 softball sectional tournament. Troy opened the top of the seventh inning with four runs, but South Williamsport rallied for five runs in the ...

Aklinski’s homer leads Cutters to win over Mahoning Valley

NILES, Ohio — Ben Aklinski hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning, leading the Williamsport Crosscutters to an 8-4 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Sunday. The home run by Aklinski scored Seth Lancaster and Keudy Bocio to give the Crosscutters a 4-2 lead as Aklinski capped ...

West End 13s win district championship

In the District 8 championship game at Logue Field on Sunday afternoon, the West End 13-year-olds won another district title as it downed Mifflin County, 13-3 in five innings. West End jumped out to a 6-0 first-inning lead and extended that to an eight-run advantage with runs in the second ...

Tunkhannock forces rematch with WALL thanks to HR

As the ball landed just past the center-field fence near a group of Williamsport fans, Williamsport’s players on the field were looking around at one another. It was almost a sense of disbelief that they had just lost the way they did. After holding a tough Tunkhannock team to just three ...

Mahoning Valley rallies in 9th to top Cutters

NILES, Ohio — After holding a three-run lead entering the ninth inning, Mahoning Valley proceeded to score four runs, including the game-winning run with two outs, as the Scrappers defeated the Crosscutters, 6-5, on Saturday evening at Mahoning Valley. After a pitching change replaced Tyler ...

Local roundup: Pulizzi’s arm helps Montoursville juniors win

Rocco Pulizzi had an excellent day both on the mound and at the plate. Pulizzi struck out 10 batters and went 4 for 4 as Montoursville defeated Keystone easily, 12-2 in six innings to open the District 12 junior baseball tournament on Saturday. Pulizzi earned the win on the mound. ...

Golf tip of the week: Swing through the hitting area

Don’t hit at the ball, swing through it. Many golfers slap at the ball as if it was an insect. The longer the club stays on the ball after impact, the better. Very similar to comparing a long-barreled rifle to a shorter barreled gun. A longer barrel will propel a bullet further and ...

Erik Jones earns a victory at Daytona Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Driver Erik Jones earned his first career victory on Saturday at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Beach. Jones took the lead from Martin Truex Jr. in overtime to secure the victory. Jones only led for one lap as Truex Jr. led for 20 and Kasey Kahne led for 17. ...

Keystone tops WALL to win D12 10-12 title

Deacon Brown rounded third base, receiving a low-five from his manager, Tariq Moore Sr. The young Williamsport catcher side-shuffled his way down the third base line with his No. 4 red jersey becoming untucked. Brown just cut a three-run deficit down to one with a two-run blast that was just ...

Fletcher’s pitching lifts Keystone

WILLIAMSPORT — Hart Fletcher walked off the mound in the top of the sixth to a roar of cheers from the crowd after he threw a solid 5 1/3 innings. In perhaps one of the biggest games in his young career, Fletcher seemed to embrace the spotlight as Keystone crusied to a 5-2 win over Loyalsock ...

Cutters snap losing skid

GRANVILLE, W.Va. — For the first time in the month of July, the Williamsport Crosscutters are winners. Williamsport snapped a seven-game losing skid to defeat West Virginia, 8-4, on Friday night to avoid being swept for the second consecutive series. The Crosscutters (8-12) are at ...

Serena playing well as contenders keep losing

LONDON (AP) — It’s hard to blame Serena Williams for having some trouble keeping track of all of her many titles at the All England Club. “I don’t necessarily have to win another Wimbledon in my career,” she was saying Friday, making a point about not having anything left to prove, ...

West End’s early 8-run lead holds up in 13-year-old win

West End jumped out to a huge eight-run lead in the first inning and held on en route to a 13-8 win over Keystone in the Babe Ruth 13-year-old baseball tournament on Friday at Keystone. James Batkowski led West End by going 2 for 3 with a double and three runs scored. Eli Eberhart ...

Cutters lose on a walk

GRANVILLE, W.Va. — It wasn’t the most exciting of walkoff victories, but it still counts. West Virginia defeated Williamsport thanks to a bases-loaded, walk-off walk for a 3-2 victory on Thursday night at West Virginia. The loss is the seventh consecutive loss for the Crosscutters, who ...

D4 softball all-stars lose close one in 11 innings

The District 4 vs. District 6 All-Star Game recently was played at Penn State’s Beard Field and was one of the best played since this annual all-star game started being played last decade. District 6 won, 2-1, in the 11th inning when Olivia Smith was hit by a bases-loaded pitch, bringing in ...

South minor softball wins district title

South Williamsport’s minor softball team earned a convincing 14-4 win in four innings over Clinton to win the District 12 championship on Wednesday at Clinton. Alizabeth Schuler threw all four innings for South Williamsport, only yielding one hit against Clinton. South Williamsport ...

MU sprint football announces its recruiting class

MANSFIELD — Head coach John Evans and the Mansfield sprint football program will welcome 43 incoming student-athletes for the 2018 season. The recruiting class of 43 freshman and transfers will join 42 returning Mountaineers to the program. The 2018 class come from eight states including ...

Bullpen blows another lead as Cutters lose 6th straight

Robbie Glendinning hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, leading the West Virginia Black Bears to a 7-5 win over the Williamsport Crosscutters on Wednesday. Logan Stoelke struck Keudy Bocio out with a runner on first to end the game for his second save of the season. The double by ...

ROUNDUP: McAnelly hits, pitches WALL to title game

Kendall McAnelly drove in three runs and tossed a three-hit shutout as Williamsport Area Little League advanced to the Section 3 final in Major Softball with a 4-0 win over Tunkhannock on Wednesday. McAnelly was able to keep Tunkhannock off balance for all six innings, and she hit a crucial ...