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Lycoming wraps up spring

The wind whistled, the kind of wind which finds a way to penetrate any layer of clothing you can put on. It felt like late October on Sunday afternoon at David Person Field. It was football weather. It made sense the Lycoming College football team was on the field honing its craft. The ...

3 Penn College teams post 7-2 week

Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball, men's tennis and men's golf teams all posted wins over the past week, going a combined 7-2. BASEBALL At home last Sunday in North Eastern Athletic Conference action against Wells College, the Wildcats improved with a sweep by scores of ...

Hennigan keeps Wellsboro offense quiet

Pregame discussions along the third-base line Saturday afternoon highlighted the wrecking crew that has been the South Williamsport offense. Scoring 38 runs and pounding out 32 hits in three games can do that. But while the offense generated the publicity, how good South’s pitching and ...

Bulldogs win a slugfest

The cheers started on the Loyalsock side of the field, but ended abruptly as the softball was squeezed in the glove of Jersey Shore first baseman Arizona Shreck. Then the cheers erupted from the Jersey Shore side of Short Park, growing only louder when the first baseman dove back to the bag to ...

LHU sweeps Pitt-Johnstown in softball

LOCK HAVEN — Although there was no reported sighting of geese flying around the Lock Haven University campus Saturday, a quick look at the scoreboard at Lawrence Field might tell a different story. Behind the dominating pitching of the LHU duo of junior Bekah Slattery and sophomore Kayla ...

High school roundup: Caringi, Shimp combine for 11 Ks in Williamsport win

Kyle Caringi and Cody Shimp combined to strikeout 11 batters and Williamsport blanked Punxsutawney in high school baseball on Saturday, 10-0 in six innings. Quentin Brown went 3 for 3 with a double, home run and two RBIs and Joe Fagnano was 2 for 4 with a home run. Tanner Esposito ...

College roundup: McGinniss scores OT goal for Lyco women’s lacrosse

Kelly McGinniss scored 33 seconds into overtime to cap a seven-goal performance and help Lycoming defeat Widener, 18-17, in a MAC Commonwealth women’s lacrosse game. Bucknell lost to Boston, 9-6, in a defensive struggle. Bucknell twice got the score to within one goal, but the Terriers ...

Golf tip of the week: Get off the back foot

Most higher handicap golfers finish flat-footed as if they are afraid to allow the entire body to release through the impact zone. The body should finish facing the target with the upper body up and over but not beyond the left hip, or right hip for the left-hand golfer. The knees, hips and ...

Yohn, Raiders come up big in rout over Bucks

MONTGOMERY — Gage Yohn helped Montgomery start turning its season around Wednesday, throwing a 4-hit complete-game and striking out 11 against St. John Neumann. Friday, Yohn used his bat to help the resurgence continue. So did several others. And now the defending Mid-Penn champions are ...

Local roundup: Liberty loses on ‘Pink Out for Callie’ night

North Penn-Liberty lost to Troy, 4-3, in high school softball on Friday. Savanah Doney struck out eight for Liberty and had a double and RBI. Abby Heatley led the team by going 2 for 4 and Maria Kshir had a double. Liberty raised over $1,000 for Callie Cavanaugh’s family during ...

Bald Eagles roll to sweep vs. Clarion

LOCK HAVEN — Like Old Man River, the Lock Haven University softball team keeps rolling along. Coming into its doubleheader with Clarion, the Bald Eagles had won 10 straight. Following Friday’s doubleheader at Lawrence Field, you can make that twelve straight as the Bald Eagles blanked ...

Rally in next-to-last AB helps Sullivan top Neumann

It was far from a crushing, deep hit that would wow fans. Sullivan County’s Quincy Fry probably wasn’t too concerned, though, since it was enough of a hit to do what she needed to do. With a 2-0 count, Fry drove the next pitch and the ball took a hard hop before hitting the ...

Shore wins as CM defense falters late

MILL HALL — If Jersey Shore’s game against Central Mountain was indicative of the softball program’s direction, then the Bulldogs certainly have a bright future ahead of them. On the road in Mill Hall, the Bulldogs buried the Wildcats, 4-0, to record its third consecutive win to open ...

ROUNDUP: Mounties hit 5 homers, Sauers tosses no-hitter

South Williamsport blanked Southern Columbia, 16-0, in four innings as the Mounties hit five home runs and Mookie Sauers threw a no-hitter. Sauers had six strikeouts in her no-hitter and Ashley Gardner went 3 for 3 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs. Lilly Eiswerth, Emily Hennigan and ...

Cutters to celebrate 20th anniversary with throwback uniforms

This summer marks the Williamsport Crosscutters’ 20th season, and the team is planning to celebrate this milestone in a number of fun ways this summer. It was 1999 when the Williamsport Cubs changed affiliation from the Chicago Cubs to the Pittsburgh Pirates and took on the new Crosscutters ...

Lewisburg rallies from 2 down to beat Spartans

HUGHESVILLE —Lewisburg left fielder Lily McBride entered Wednesday’s game against Hughesville possessing the team’s lowest batting average. She then delivered a 4 for 4 performance. It is not like McBride came into the game as an easy out. The sophomore hit .333 last season and ...

Shore holds off Central Mountain baseball

MILL HALL — Entering Wednesday’s contest with Central Mountain, the Bulldogs knew they had a stiff test ahead of them. They had to travel to Mill Hall and battle an undefeated Wildcat team with two seventh inning come-from behind victories. Up two runs, but in a bases-loaded jam in the ...

Local roundup: Esposito strikes out 11 in Williamsport’s win

Tanner Esposito struck out 11 batters in four innings of work to help Williamsport defeat Hollidaysburg, 11-1 in six innings on Wednesday in high school baseball. Quinten Brown, Brayton Rowello and Riley Hilner combined for nine hits and Cam Pardoe and Ethen Stryker both had two. Gage ...

Franklin not fan of Friday college games

James Franklin doesn’t like that the Big Ten is now scheduling football games on Friday nights — Penn State will play one at Illinois on Sept. 21 — and said the practice is all about “greed.” “I’m not a fan of Friday night (college) games,” Franklin said Wednesday on a Big Ten ...

Williamsport’s Aldenderfer pitches clutch final 1 2/3 innings

All around her, the chaos kept growing. Central Mountain had already hit four home runs an inning earlier. Now, the defending District 6 Class 5A champions loaded the bases and retaking a sixth-inning lead appeared inevitable. Central Mountain may have hit Williamsport pitcher Mikayla ...