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Local roundup: Reigle, Yoder both collect wins at CCMS

In only his second visit in two years, Cale Reigle scored his second win in as many tries in the IMCA/pass sprint auto barn 20-lap feature at Clinton County Motor Speedway while defending limited late-model champ Andrew Yoder went flag-to-flag to win the C&E Containers, Freyco Racing ...

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Loyalsock catcher Eric Holz is the rare high school catcher who calls his team’s pitches.

Lancer catcher calls it as he sees it

The game’s biggest pitch was coming, but Eric Holz never looked toward the dugout. No coaching was needed. The Loyal­sock catcher understood the situation and knew exactly what he wanted. Loyalsock held a two-run, sixth-inning lead, but Lancaster Catholic had the bases loaded and power ...

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Hunter Webb (17) is congratulated by teammate Andrew Malone (4) after his home run Thursday vs. Lancaster Catholic in the PIAA second round.

Loyalsock has turned on power when needed

Loyalsock did not hit any home runs during the three-game District 4 Class AAA tournament. The Lancers have three in two state tournament games. Two came Thursday in the state quarterfinals as Loyalsock defeated Lancaster Catholic, 6-4. The power surge has been impressive, but more important ...

Keely Henninger

Loyalsock grad in Trail World Championships

Not long after she graduated from Loyalsock High School in 2010, Keely Henninger began trail running. And running in the Pacific North­west, Henning­er gets to run some scenic trails. While those views in Oregon are great, Henninger gets to see another part of the world today as she ...

Jennifer Skow of Central Mountain records the putout Thursday vs. West Allegheny Thursday at Mount Aloysius College. 

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Wildcats out in PIAA second round

CRESSON — Central Mountain saw its season end against the West Allegheny Indians in the PIAA Class AAAAA quarterfinals Thursday, 5-3. But rather than dwell on the loss, CM coach Benjamin Trew preferred to reflect on his team’s success this year. “I really couldn’t be any more proud ...

Duggan announces intent to transfer but has harsh words for LHU

Lock Haven wrestler Patrick Duggan levied an incendiary review of Bald Eagles coach Scott Moore and his staff Wednesday as he announced his intention to transfer to the University of Iowa. Duggan’s intention to transfer from Lock Haven was first reported by iawrestle.com, but in a story ...

PIAA baseball and softball quarterfinal previews

Baseball Class AAA Quarterfinals Lancaster Catholic (21-5) vs. Loyalsock (19-3) at Pottsville, 4 L. Catholic road to quarters: In District 3 tournament, beat Annville-Cleona, 5-1, and Oley Valley, 6-0; in states, beat School of Sciences, 10-0. Scouting L. Catholic: The Crusaders are ...

Loyalsock’s coaches talk to some of their players during a game against Central Columbia at Penn State’s Medlar Field in State College in the District 4 Class AAA championship game. The coaching staff’s early-season sessions of breathing and envisioning have paid off as the Lancers are in the state quarterfinals. (MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette)

Sock coaching staff has kept the Lancers relaxed and ready

Those watching Loyalsock start its baseball practices early this season noticed something particularly standing out. Nothing. The Lancers literally did nothing when practices started. They breathed and envisioned. That is about it. Call it another brilliant move by the new Loyalsock ...

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Hunter Webb reached the 2015 PIAA semifinals with his older brother Jimmy.

Webb emerges as leader for Loyalsock baseball

As his older brother Jimmy played at the Brandon Little League field, Hunter Webb paid the baseball game little notice. The younger Webb was riding his skateboard nearby. Baseball just did not interest him that much. And 12 years later, it appears football, not baseball is Webb’s future. ...

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Williamsport, which lost 2-0 in the first round of the PIAA playoffs to Perkiomen Valley, loses four senior starters for next season.

Notebook: Edmonds earns spot as top postseason option

Nearly everyone attending Monday’s Class AAA state tournament opener assumed Loyal­sock coach Zac Martin would start Andrew Malone against Lakeland. The Mount St. Mary’s-bound pitcher threw two district playoff shutouts so it seemed a safe assumption. But Martin knew five days earlier he ...

Local roundup: PSU-Ga. St. a 7:30 kickoff

Penn State will meet Georgia State for the first time in program history in a primetime contest on Big Ten Network on Sept. 16, the school said Tuesday as the first three weeks of BTN games were an­nounced. The game will kick at 7:30 and also be Penn State's first against a Sun Belt ...

Pacino to play Paterno

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Pacino will star as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO biopic directed by Barry Levinson. HBO says the film will focus on Paterno dealing with the fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The ...

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Logan Edmonds pitches for Loyalsock Monday vs. Lakeland in the PIAA Class AAA playoffs.

Edmonds’ five no-hit innings help Lancers advance in Class AAA

ALMEDIA — Hunter Webb got pretty bored standing in center field Monday evening. The Loyalsock junior stood in the lush green grass of Central Columbia’s Don Engle Memorial Field and just watched teammate Logan Ed­monds work. Strikeout after strikeout, Webb stood there and watched. Ground ...

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Williamsport's Ethen Stryker (16) is tagged out at third by Perkiomen Valley's Dylan Boyd (24) Monday in the PIAA Class AAAAAA baseball playoffs.

Millionaires stopped early in return to state tournament

ALMEDIA — One look at Williamsport players leaving the Central Columbia baseball field Monday really said everything. Every player looked sad and several shed tears. This was a passionate team that hated losing as much as it loved winning and it truly believed its season would end next week ...

Hornets shut down in PIAAs

CANTON — Carson Davis be­gan to clench his fist in celebration after he thought he struck out Lorenzo Febbo. But mo­ments after hearing the um­pire yell “ball,” Davis’s right hand loosened and the at-bat continued. Febbo, with his second chance, lined a single to shallow right-center ...

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Maegan Miller hits for Central Mountain Monday in the PIAA AAAAA softball playoffs.

CM softball cruises into second round

STATE COLLEGE — Central Mountain is playing its best ball of the season right now, and it couldn’t have happened at a better time. Fresh off a 14-0 blowout against Meadville in its regional game, the Wildcats served up an encore performance and delivered an 11-1 beatdown to the Albert ...

South knocked out of playoffs

POTTSVILLE — Jarod Paisley wants Marian’s postseason run to continue for as long as possible. The senior did everything in his power Monday to make sure the Colts’ ride extended at least one more game. Paisley scattered five hits over 6 2/3 innings and went 2 for 2 at the plate to ...