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Bill to separate publics, privates introduced

State representative Aaron Bernstine introduced a bill Tuesday to the Pennsylvania State Legislature which would separate state championship tournaments in eight sports in the PIAA. Bernstine (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) introduced the Parity in Interscholastic Athletics Act (HB 1600) at a ...

Cutters roster might be unpredictable

This is going to be an interesting summer in Williamsport. What’s going to happen with the Crosscutters’ season, which opens Friday night at Bowman Field, is anybody’s guess. In the past, it was always easy to point to more than a half-dozen prospects who were going to be worth watching ...

Cronulla Little League first team to claim spot in World Series

LISMORE, AUSTRALIA — The first ticket to the 2019 Little League Baseball World Series (LLBWS) was officially punched on Monday, as Cronulla Little League (Sydney, New South Wales) was crowned the Australia Region Champion with a 5-2 win over Ryde Red Little League. Matched up with a fellow ...

Mansfield’s Young inks pro contract

SATSUMA, Ala. – Mansfield University’s Arianna Young has signed a professional contract to play softball with The Field of the American Softball Association (ASBA). The Field is one of four teams competing in the ASBA, which played its inaugural season in 2018. “Being given the ...

South’s Breen has been at his best in pressure-packed situations

When he pitched his first state playoff game against Marian Catholic two years ago, Tripp Breen felt like his insides would soon burst. When Breen took the mound for Thursday’s Class AA state quarterfinal against Schuylkill Haven, he was relaxed, confident and determined. He then threw 6 ...

South Williamsport baseball wins a different way

Rarely do numbers tell the entire sports story. Look at those the South Williamsport baseball team has produced in 2019 and that point again becomes obvious. The Mounties do not feature eye-popping statistics and opponents looking at those numbers likely will not be intimidated. But look at ...

South players went from rivals to teammates

Once upon a time they were rivals. Now they are best friends. And the seven recent South Williamsport graduates have come together as one, helping the baseball program enjoy its best season ever. The players who once tried beating each other are now linked together forever as the Mounties ...

A capsule look at today’s PIAA Class AA semifinal.

PIAA Class AA Semifinals Devon Prep (10-13) vs. South Williamsport (18-4) at Walter Stump Stadium, Pine Grove, 4:30 Devon Prep road to semifinals: In District 12, beat Tacony Academy Charter, 22-0; in states, defeated Kutztown, 4-1 and Conemaugh Township, 5-0 Devon Prep facts: Do not ...

Toner, McAndrew, Weaver, Campbell win at CCMS

At Clinton County Motor Speedway, JR Toner, Sean McAndrew, Jeff Weaver and Adam Campbell all came away with victories. Toner won the Smith Excavating and Construction/Mason-Dixon Shoot Out Series late models race. Andrew Yoder was second, followed by Donnie Farling (third), ...

Winner’s arm proves valuable vs. Schuylkill Haven

Luke Winner provides South Williamsport quite a fullback each fall. The junior is a physical specimen who can run over or by would-be tacklers. But if South has any quarterback issues this coming fall, Winner might make quite an emergency signal-caller as well. He sure has spent the baseball ...

Garbrick has shot at dream in pros

Mill Hall native Alex Garbrick’s childhood dream came to fruition Wednesday when he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 40th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft. The redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher and former Central Mountain Wildcat is currently enrolled and ...

Williamsport has 5 softball, 5 baseball players honored

Five Williamsport baseball players and five Williamsport softball players were honored as Central Penn League all-stars. In addition, Williamsport’s Chase Smith was named Central Penn League Coach of the Year in softball. The Millionaires’ softball team was the league ...

Lycoming announces its 2019 football incoming class

After reaching the postseason for the first time in 11 years in 2018, the Lycoming College football team will look to continue to build with an incoming recruiting class that features six all-state selections and 40 members, 12th-year coach Mike Clark announced. The Warriors welcome four ...

Burkett comes up big in relief to propel South to PIAA semis

BLOOMSBURG — Tripp Breen struck out his 13th batter on his 101st pitch. Believing Breen had reached his pitch-count limit Thursday afternoon, South Williamsport coach Smokey Stover exited the dugout and took the baseball. But in the playoffs, the 100-pitch limit that exists during the ...

Red Raiders’ season ends in state quarters

BLOOMSBURG — Reilly Taylor’s right hand went up signaling timeout, but the home plate umpire ignored it. The action resumed uninterrupted. Never before has Montgomery been so devastated that a hitter did not receive timeout. Never before has Greenwood been so excited. Baseball can be ...

Rally in 4th inning lifts Pine Grove to a win

BLOOMSBURG — Ryan Leffler led his Pine Grove team into the dugout prior to its fourth-inning at-bat against Warrior Run on Thursday afternoon. A frustrated Cardinals offense needed something to get it going. So Leffler picked up all dozen or so bats leaning against the fence of Central ...

CM grad, 2011 LLWS star Garbrick drafted by New York Yankees

Eight summers ago, Alex Garbrick helped pitch the Keystone Little League team to the Little League World Series as the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, becoming the first area district team to get to the World Series since Newberry did so in 1969. This week, he got drafted to ...

Waltman leads Warrior Run to state quarterfinals

Moments after his team lost a heartbreaking District 4 Class AAA championship against Bloomsburg, Warrior Run coach Garth Watson smiled. What prompted that smile was a question about how tough his pitcher Madi Waltman is. All Watson could do was smile because what he likes most about ...

Rest helps reset Red Raiders

While many teams crammed their last remaining regular-season games into the final week, Montgomery spent that time practicing. Being idle that week might have been the best possible thing that could have happened. The Red Raiders had dropped four oftheir last five games and had eight days ...