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Board investigation finds Muncy wrestling broke rules

MUNCY — Muncy School District completed an investigation into the district’s wrestling program and discovered students were using hypohydration, according to Dr. Craig Skaluba, superintendent. “It was an investigation into the wrestling program as a whole. Basically, the findings of ...

Bald Eagles grind out winning run in 9th

LOCK HAVEN — After a two-hour plus weather delay, Lock Haven and Shepherd went toe-to-toe in a classic contest in the semifinal round of the NCAA Division II Atlantic 1 Regional tournament Thursday. For Lock Haven, it was a matter of persistence and patience which led to productivity as the ...

LHU stays alive in regional

LOCK HAVEN — After opening with a 1-0 win over Shepherd, day two of the 2018 Division II Atlantic 1 Regional softball tournament produced bittersweet results for Lock Haven University. The bitter made its appearance in the winners’ bracket final with a 3-1 loss to top-seeded West Chester, ...

ROUNDUP: Williamsport boys win District 2-4 team title

Tiarnan Ferry and Ty Jackson each won their Nos. 2 and 3 singles matches, respectively, in both the District 2-4 Class AAA Boys Tennis Tean Championship semifinal and final on Thursday afternoon, at the Wyoming Valley Indoor Tennis Club to lift Williamsport to its first team district title ...

Backyard Brawl’s first games to start Friday

Due to expected rain in the forecast on Saturday, the first two games of the annual Backyard Brawl are scheduled to take place on Friday evening. At 5 p.m., South Williamsport will play Montoursville at Logue Field. Williamsport and Loyalsock will play the second game at 7:30 p.m. The ...

Four pitchers combine to lift Williamsport

The Williamsport offense has generated headlines all season. Hitting a collective .309 and smashing a district-best 16 home runs provides that justification. As the offense has piled up big numbers, the pitching staff has flown under the radar despite its success. That changed Wednesday at ...

BEA drops Shore to win 6th straight

WINGATE — Bald Eagle Area is entering the final act of the season with a boost in its confidence. They’re riding a six-game win streak, and just dropped the Jersey Shore Bulldogs, 5-1, at home to increase its record to 14-3 on the year. “I think we played really well in our outfield ...

Local roundup: Wellsboro baseball clinches NTL Large School title

In high school baseball, Wellsboro clinched its first NTL Large School Division title for the first time since 2012 with its come-from-behind 7-6 win over Athens. Johnny Rowland pitched six innings, earning his sixth win of the season and 18th of his career, second most in program history. ...

WHS’s Zheng wins AAA title

Williamsport senior Kevin Zheng won the District 2-4 Class AAA singles title thanks to a convincing 6-1, 6-1 victory over Delaware Valley’s Tomas Reese on Wednesday afternoon. In the semifinals, Zheng earned a 6-2, 6-3 win against Abington Heights’ Timmy Christman and defeated ...

Lewisburg falls to Central in team tennis finals

Central Columbia defeated Lewisburg, 3-1, in the finals of the District 4 boys tennis team championship on Tuesday afternoon. In the finals, Lewisburg’s AJ Swanson defeated Sam Krause, 6-3, 6-2, at No. 3 singles. In a rematch of the District 4 singles championship, Central Columbia’s ...

Bucknell football completes incoming freshman class

LEWISBURG — Bucknell head football coach Joe Susan announced the six players who will complete his team's incoming freshman class on Wednesday afternoon. “We are fortunate to be able to complete our class of first-year players,” Susan said. “The young men who have chosen to be a part ...

Bucknell’s Van Hoose earns top award

LEWISBURG — Bucknell senior right-hander Connor Van Hoose earned the 2018 Patriot League Pitcher of the Year award on Wednesday, and three other Bison also garnered All-Patriot League spots as the team prepares to start postseason play this weekend. Van Hoose was also a first-team All-Patriot ...

LHU’s Slattery named All-Region team

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Lock Haven junior Bekah Slattery earned 2018 All-Region honors for college softball. The 2018 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Central Division Pitcher of the Year was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II All-Atlantic Region Second ...

PCT baseball has 4 earn NEAC honors

Penn College had four baseball players named to the All-North Eastern Athletic Conference on Wednesday. Sophomore Brittan Kittle was named to the first team and senior Max Bair, sophomore Ben Flicker and sophomore Cody Cline were named to the second team. Kittle played in all 31 games ...

Jessell delivers for Sock despite no warm ups or batting practice

TURBOTVILLE — As Juliana Cruz watched the game’s first pitch be delivered, Loyalsock catcher Rhiallie Jessell pulled her car outside the Warrior Run softball field. Assistant coach Rennie Rodarmel switched places with Jessell, who made a quick dash toward the Lancer dugout as Rodarmel ...

NASCAR memo: France family ‘dedicated’ to sport

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If NASCAR is for sale, the France family isn’t saying. An attempt to calm employees about the future of the struggling, family-owned racing series came Tuesday from NASCAR President Brent Dewar, but his memo said only that there would be no comment on “industry ...

Yonkin leaves legacy in Montoursville program

I learned everything I ever needed to know about Jamie Yonkin in a 45-minute conversation in the Montoursville wrestling room in 2010. I wasn’t sure about how the conversation would go, but I wanted to give the Warriors’ head coach an opportunity to speak about a car accident which left ...

Wildcats easily defeat the Braves

MILL HALL — Shikellamy’s been a punching bag for the Wildcats this year. After a 16-1 blowout win against the Braves on April 19, Central Mountain dominated again with a 9-1 victory against Shikellamy on senior day. “Cait Brush pitched a great game,” Central Mountain coach Benjamin ...

LHU wrestling honored

LOCK HAVEN — Athletes will be honored with lightpole banners along the levee, beginning this fall. Lock Haven downtown manager Kasey Blesh explained the new “Celebrate Athletes Banner Program” at city council’s meeting. Council also recognized the Lock Haven University wrestling ...

LHU makes NCAAs; will host regional

INDIANAPOLIS — The Lock Haven University softball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament as the Bald Eagles were selected today for the 2018 NCAA Division II Softball Championships. The Bald Eagles were tabbed as the No. 4 seed in the Atlantic Region and will host the Atlantic 1 ...