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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 ...

Doubledays sweep Cutters

Matt Kroon took a step to his left, but playing off the line at first base there was no way he was going to get to Jose Sanchez’s shot just inside the base. The Williamsport Crosscutters’ first baseman could only watch as the ball rolled into the outfield allowing two runs to score Tuesday ...

Perkins got chance back on mound

Jack Perkins wasn’t a big fan of sitting around Clearwater and not pitching. The time off after a long season at Stetson University was nice, but the 11th-round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies wanted to be pitching. He finally got his first chance to get back on the mound Monday night. ...

Abdul-Hakim is key in WALL win

Nataya Abdul-Hakim did everything in her power to ensure a win in Williamsport Area Little League’s quest for a sectional title as they beat Minersville, 9-0, on Tuesday evening at Old Lycoming. Abdul-Hakim was locked in from the second at bat of the game, doubling to begin a Williamsport ...

Local roundup: WALL major baseball stays alive in district elimination bracket

Williamsport’s all-star team came out on top with an 11-9 win over Loyalsock to advance in the losers’ bracket and eliminate Loyalsock in the District 12 major baseball tournament on Tuesday evening. With the win, Williamsport will face Montoursville today at Newberry at 6 p.m. with a ...

Rain forces a shortened game as Auburn wins in 7 innings

On a night which started with the tarp covering Bowman Field, it ended the same way. A late-night, continuous shower ended Auburn’s 5-3 win over the Williamsport Crosscutters after just seven innings. The two teams endured a 1 hour, 17 minute rain delay to start the night and then played ...

Cutters notebook: Wilkening still trying to learn

Days like Monday are by no means Jesse Wilkening’s favorite. The Williamsport Crosscutters catcher doesn’t even begin to hide his discontent for putting on his catching gear as the temperatures soar past 100 degrees. But he’s got work to do. The 14th-round selection of the Philadelphia ...

Bucknell announces 6 into 2018 Hall of Fame class

LEWISBURG — Six alumni will be joining the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame as part of its 40th induction class this fall. Among the inductees are former wrestler Bill Graham (Class of 1962), baseball star Jason Buursma (2008), soccer defender Michael Lookingland (2005), track ...

Three-run bomb pushes Cutters to third straight loss

Regardless of what the outcome, Manuel Silva was going to face only one more batter Sunday evening. Williamsport Crosscutters manager Pat Borders wanted that matchup to be as advantageous as possible for his southpaw pitcher. So Borders decided to walk right-handed hitter Cody Wilson ...

Keystone advances to district final

By BRETT R. CROSSLEY For the Sun Gazette It was a typical Keystone game where it just seemed to have the answer for each and everything the opposition attempted to do. The offense produced 16 hits, Levi Schlesinger, Gabriel Johnson, and Nathan Wian combined for six solid innings, and ...

1st round pick Bohm settling in

The crack of the ball meeting Alec Bohm’s bat in the first inning Saturday night echoed through Bowman Field. State College center fielder Wadye Ynfante broke back on a run, but he wasn’t going to catch the blast. There was a thud when the ball hit squarely in the middle of the 411-foot ...

Cutters bullpen struggles again

It should have been the second out of a decisive eighth inning. It should have provided Austin Ross with an opening to escape further damage. Instead, Alec Bohm’s throw to the plate bounced off the glove of catcher Jesse Wilkening and rolled to the backstop. Wilkening lay on the plate as ...

Making the case for the best soccer teams from each area school

With the 2018 World Cup’s round of 16 games just getting started and underway, plenty of area readers are no doubt thinking about soccer. And with that vested interest in national soccer at the forefront of people’s minds, it’s the perfect time to pose the question “who is the best ...

McSorley has had a week of honors

STATE COLLEGE — Trace McSorley just enjoyed a terrific week, with not just one, but two really cool things happening to him. First, Penn State’s senior quarterback took part in the prestigious Manning Passing Academy, which wrapped up last Sunday in Louisiana. Then on Tuesday, USA ...