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Katie Jones sets state pole vault record at District 4 meet

Katie Jones wanted the state record in pole vaulting for awhile. And unfortunately this year, a stress fracture kept her from it. But as she was walking around the pole vault area early Saturday afternoon in a light mist at Williamsport High School, at some point she told herself today was the ...

Canadian rules acclimation challenges Lyco in scrimmage

Today, Mike Clark will get a rare spring-look at his team in a live helmet-smashing football scrimmage. The Lycoming College football coach and his team are up in Montreal today to take on Vanier College at 1 in an exhibition football game. Though the game will give Clark and his staff an ...

WHS boys win team title in AAA

Qayyim Ali hadn’t even started his best event of the District 4 Track and Field Championships on Saturday and he noticed a bevy of his Williamsport teammates had already qualified for next week’s state meet. The former state champion wanted to make sure they had some more company. Ali ...

Power failure forces rerun of boys AA 1,600 relay

Hunter Confair paused a moment to take in the scenery around him Saturday night. This was pretty special, he realized. The lights of STA Stadium illuminated it like a lonely baseball field in an Iowa corn field. Minutes past 8:30 at night, there wasn’t supposed to be a track meet running at ...

Kauffman’s debut season leads to a long jump gold for Jersey Shore

When Jersey Shore sophomore Hannah Kauffman came out for track this year with friends and coaches’ encouragement, she was thrown into a bunch of different events to see where she was good. Her coaches knew she was a two-sport athlete in both soccer and basketball, so they figured she may be ...

District 4 track and field results Day 2

CLASS AA Boys (Top two qualify for state meet) (*-Denotes met state qualifying standard) (#-Denotes new meet record) Team standings: 1, Milton, 88; 2, Southern Columbia, 76; 3, Danville, 70; 4, Loyalsock, 63; 5, Bloomsburg, 52; 6, Mifflinburg, 49; 7, Montoursville, 40; 8, Mount Carmel, ...

Local roundup: D4 baseball, softball playoff pairings out

Those who enjoy district baseball and softball playoffs should be thrilled starting Tuesday. The District 4 playoff pairings were released Saturday night and the move from four to six classifications makes for quite a full schedule next week. The District 4 Class AAAA baseball field features ...

Ganoe takes first sprints at Clinton

Kyle Ganoe of Thompson scored his first ever win at Clinton County Motor Speedway on Friday night in the IMCA sprints, while John Myers of Lock Haven scored his first win in two years in the limited late models, with Kevin VanamBurg of Lock Haven getting the Pro Stock non-stop feature. Other ...

Golf tip of the week

Pulling the golf ball left of the target (right of the target for the left-handed golfer), happens to be as big a problem as slicing the ball. I conduct 35 to 80 golf lessons per week, year-round, and a vast majority of my students ask me how to correct a pulled shot. Aiming the shoulders ...

Jersey Shore off to district playoffs fresh off a rout

By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com JERSEY SHORE — Lance Welsh rose his left hand and ex­pected a timeout. The home-plate umpire did not grant it. No worries. Welsh dug in and took a mighty swing, driving an RBI triple to the left-field fence. It was that kind of afternoon Friday as ...

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Isabel Sagar of Loyalsock leads the pack en route to taking the Class AA girls 3,200 Thursday at Williamsport.

Fox second, Sagar first

As she went up for her third and final jump in the District 4 Class AA high jump Thursday, Loyal­sock’s Maddie Fox hit the bar and didn’t clear what would have been a new PR at 5 feet, 6 inches. But despite not clearing it, the numerous fans and teammates around the retaining wall past the ...

Milton’s Leeser finishing strong in the distances

Tyler Leeser watched the race unfold in front of him, content to sit in the back of the lead pack and bide his time. The Milton junior wasn’t about to sprint to the front in the Class AA 3,200-meter run at Thursday’s District 4 Track and Field Champion­ships. His plan was just to ...

Lancers’ Neylon ready for challenge in the 100

As the temperature on Thursday climbed well into the 90s with the high humidity as the District 4 track championships began at Williamsport, Loyal­sock’s Charlotte Neylon sort of enjoyed it. The Lancer runner remembered how rainy and wet last year’s district meet was, and she definitely ...

O’Malley gives track best shot

Montoursville junior Lauren O’Malley doesn’t take a break from high school athletics. She plays soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter and for the past two years, she was a starter for Montours­ville’s softball team. But after the basketball season this past year wrapped up with ...

Local roundup: South softball ties HAC-III title

South Williamsport held off a late Bloomsburg rally as the Mounties escaped with a 7-6 win Friday, giving them a share of the HAC III softball title with Loyalsock. Alexis Schuler earned the win while striking out eight and she went 2 for 4 with a double, triple and three RBIs. Hanna Hennigan ...

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Connor Schramm of Williamsport clears 13-9 to win the Class AAA boys pole vault title Thursday at Williamsport.

Schramm repeats, seeks more at states

Connor Schramm hit the pole vault pit and bounced to his feet in one motion. The Williamsport senior punched the air with his right fist. Just a few minutes prior he was on the brink of elimination from the Class AAA pole vault at the District 4 Track and Field Championships. But at this ...

In Class AA, Loyalsock’s Fox takes second, Sagar wins gold

As she went up for her third and final jump in the District 4 Class AA high jump Thursday, Loyal­sock’s Maddie Fox hit the bar and didn’t clear what would have been a new PR at 5 feet, 6 inches. But despite not clearing it, the numerous fans and teammates around the retaining wall past the ...

Shore’s Butzler second in discus

Jersey Shore senior Emma Butzler was definitely surprised on Thurs­day afternoon that she took second place in the discus. But more so, Butzler was surprised with one of her throws. As Butzler let go of her throw at Williamsport High School, she saw it start to curve and thought it wouldn’t ...

Galeton, Lewisburg duos off to state tennis

Cool, calm and collected was the mood inside the West Branch Tennis Club where Galeton seniors, Eli Trimbur and Dave Rigas, captured the boys District 4 Class AA doubles tennis title. Trimbor and Rigas opted out of singles play to focus solely on their camaraderie and make a push for the ...