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Johnson, McCarver talk LLWS, baseball

When asked if he remembered playing Little League as a kid, former New York Mets third baseman Howard Johnson almost took a trip back in time. He remembered the league he played in, the years he was there, which team he suited up for. He even remembered the team colors they wore and what ...

Cutters start road series with a victory

The Williamsport Crosscutters opened their three-game road series at Mahoning Valley with a 4-1 win over the Scrappers on Monday night. Williamsport and Mahoning Valley were deadlocked at 1-1 after two innings until Williamsport (17-25) broke out with a three-run top of the eighth inning ...

Crosscutters back in win column

Jogging in from the bullpen, Austin Ross was well aware of the situation he was entering in the eight inning Sunday. The Williamsport Crosscutters’ offense had just put together a five-run inning to break a tie and needed a shutdown inning to help try and salvage the finale of a three-game ...

Local roundup: South minors, West End 15’s each advance in regionals

From staff reports In the minor softball Eastern Region Invitational Tournament in Pittston, South Williamsport advanced with its 11-1 four-inning win over host Mountain Top on Sunday afternoon. South will take on New York on Tuesday at 3 p.m. as its best season in South Williamsport Little ...

Central Mountain to host basketball clinic

For area players wanting to get a head start on the upcoming basketball season, or new players looking to get their first reps on the court, Central Mountain will be hosting a basketball clinic this Saturday, August 4th at Central Mountain Middle School. The clinic is open to area boys and ...

Renegades rally from 3-run deficit to top Cutters

Ball in hand, Abdallah Aris began walking away from home plate. Nobody had called time after Michael Smith’s bunt was fielded and thrown to first base by Williamsport catcher Rafael Marchan. Aris walked away from the plate, focusing on his next pitch, before Marchan returned. Hudson ...

Morales capable of more than what numbers show

Hector Berrios likes to start his conversations about Williamsport Crosscutters pitcher Francisco Morales with a reminder the right-hander is just 18 years old. It’s an important part of Morales’ story. It’s easy to see this mountain of a human being who stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall and ...

Local roundup: South minor softball wins at East Region Invitational

At the East Region Invitational minor softball tournament, South Williamsport opened with a 7-3 win over Delaware on Saturday at Jenkins Township. South was led by Lynna Clark, who was 2 for 2 with a home run and an RBI, and Alizabeth Schuler, who went 2 for 2 with two triples. Maddie ...

Golf tip of the week: Positive attitude can improve your golf game

Many golfers get beat before they step on the first tee. Negative thoughts and a poor attitude create more harm to a golf swing than bad mechanics. A golfer that feels happy and relaxed will outperform golfers with good swings and bad attitudes. Everyone misses golf shots regardless of how ...

Panama earns LLWS berth by winning Latin America region

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA — For the 10th time in its nation’s history, a team from Panama will be heading to the Little League World Series as Vacamonte Little League from La Chorrera, Panama, won the 2018 Latin America regional. The Vacamonte Little League offense opened the tournament on fire ...

Crosscutters again can’t hold lead in loss

For a second, Jesse Wilkening looked away. Then he shrugged his shoulders quickly. “It probably wasn’t the best pitch call in the first place,” the Williamsport Crosscutters’ catcher said after Friday night’s 3-2 loss to Hudson Valley. It was only the second pitch reliever Keylan ...

Lewisburg hopes for healthier 2018

Lewisburg never really showed what it could do when operating at full strength last fall. That is because the Green Dragons really never were at full strength. Injures ravaged Lewisburg all season and the Dragons played one game with nine starters missing. Both sides of the ball took big hits ...

Spain makes LLWS for first time in more than 30 years

KUTNO, POLAND - For the first time in more than 30 years, a team from Spain will be heading to the Little League Baseball World Series after Catalunya Little League out of Barcelona took home the 2018 Little League Baseball Europe and Africa Region Championship title. Catalunya Little League ...

Bucknell’s Foulland, Thomas both go pro overseas

LEWISBURG — For the second straight day, a prominent member of the Bucknell men’s basketball team’s Class of 2018 has signed a professional contract. On Friday, Okapi Aalstar of the top flight league in Belgium announced the signing of former Bison forward Zach Thomas. The 2018 Patriot ...

West End 15s advance in regionals

In the Babe Ruth 15-year-old Mid-Atlantic regional in Milroy, West End moved on to the semifinals with its 8-3 come-from-behind win over Valley on Friday afternoon. Dane Armson earned the win, striking out four and allowing just one earned run in 3 2/3 innings worth of work. Owen Anderson ...

After 2 rainy days, West End opens tourney with win

West End could not have asked for a night with better weather after the past few days of torrential rain suspended the opening round of the Babe Ruth 14-year-old Mid Atlantic Regional Thursday night at Logue Field. West End got out to a hot start and finished with a 9-3 win over Valley from ...

Montoursville eager to restore program’s luster

Montoursville football and losing go together like peanut butter and pickles. Few District 4 programs have been as successful as Montoursville going back through the 1980s. The tradition has grown stronger in the 2000s with four district championships being won and the program experiencing ...

Myers strikes out 11 as Keystone wins

BERWICK — Keystone has received memorable pitching performances throughout each stop on its current postseason run. Add Brady Myers’ performance to that list as he helped his team earn a trip into the major baseball state championship with a 5 1/3 inning masterpiece. Myers fanned 11 ...

PSU’s Steve Jones talks to area fans

Ever since Penn State rose from the depths of mediocrity a few years ago, the Big Ten as a whole took a massive step in that same direction. For years, the Big Ten had a reputation of a weak conference that was top heavy. And when bowl season came around, many of those critics were proven ...