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Bucknell introduces new coach Cecchini

LEWISBURG — Dave Cecchini was tired of wearing Valparaiso and Lehigh brown. “I got a lot of earth tones in that wardrobe right now,” he said. Instead, he turned in those bland threads for a new sharp Bucknell blue hat and sports coat, matching his blue and orange striped tie. Cecchini ...

Lock Haven native Zinobile honored by SFU

LORETTO — Just as humble now as when she played 20 years ago, Jess Zinobile has difficulty talking about herself when it's mentioned that she's the greatest women’s basketball player in Saint Francis and Northeast Conference history. The Lock Haven High School grad’s first instinct ...

Lycoming, Penn College cap wrestling regular season with wins

Joe Santomarco picked up a decision at 149 pounds to finalize a 51-3 win over Keystone College on Sunday. The Warriors (14-4 overall) benefitted from eight forfeits in the dual meet. Santomarco notched an 8-1 win over Colby Bronzburg. • Penn College went 1-2 at the Tigers Duals hosted by ...

Lock Haven men secure playoff berth

LOCK HAVEN — If the Lock Haven men’s basketball team was going to clinch a playoff spot for the postseason, it appeared as though it would have to wait until another day as Lock Haven trailed Bloomsburg. Needing a win over Bloomsburg to clinch that spot, the Bald Eagles found a way to ...

Huskies use 2nd half to defeat LHU women

LOCK HAVEN — For the first half of Saturday’s women’s basketball game between Bloomsburg and Lock Haven, the game was just waiting for someone to take charge. Unfortunately for the Bald Eagles, the Huskies picked up things on both ends of the floor in the second half to outscore ...

Lycoming men defeat Hood

There’s not a coach out there who wouldn’t prefer to be battling for a postseason berth instead of playing for pride, but on Saturday, the Lycoming men’s basketball team ignored its record, were dialed in from long range, and came away plenty proud of its 107-100 Middle Atlantic ...

Lyco women tie school record for conference wins in a single season

Cohesiveness breeds confidence, and as the Lycoming women’s basketball team can attest following its impressive 76-40 rout of Hood Saturday afternoon on Dutch Burch Court at Lamade Gymnasium, it’s a good feeling when playing your game is more important than the opponent you’re ...

English uses energy, efficiency to lift Bison women

LEWISBURG — On the game’s third possession, Kyi English made her way down to the post block. It was an unusual spot for the generously listed 5-foot-5 point guard. But she wanted to play big, and yesterday, she did. English came out with energy, efficiency and precision as she got ...

Jersey Shore girls win at Williamsport Coaches Invitational

Jersey Shore won the Williamsport Coaches Invitational in girls swimming with 405 points, as Williamsport took second and Central Mountain took third. Montoursville finished sixth. Jersey Shore’s Meaghan Keegan won the 200 IM and teammate Allison Moore finished second. Keegan also ...

Local roundup: Sinibaldi’s 21 helps South defeat N.P.-Liberty

From staff reports Pete Sinibaldi posted 21 points and seven rebounds, Cole Lentz added 18 points and seven rebounds and South Williamsport outscored North Penn-Liberty by seven in the fourth quarter to earn a 61-46 win in boys basketball. Ethan Laudenslager totaled three points, five ...

Golf tip of the week: Creating the proper back angle at address

Most high handicap golfers have an awkward back angle when addressing the ball. The back angle should be approximately 30 degrees. If the back is too upright, the shoulders can’t turn on the proper plane. If the back is bent too much, the shoulders will be beyond the toes creating poor ...

Muncy is eliminated in consolation round of PIAAs

HERSHEY — The half-nelson Mike Kustanbauter held was deep. It was the kind of half-nelson which forced fans to hold their breath waiting for the moment the referee started swiping for back points. The swipes never came. Instead, just as Kustanbauter was putting Brookville's Nathan Taylor ...

Team championships give Nixon confidence

HERSHEY — Ty Nixon walked off the mat a little taller Friday afternoon. For one of the first times this season, the Muncy freshman was full of confidence and he carried himself that way. Wrestling up a weight class in both of his bouts at the PIAA Team Wrestling Championships, fans got a ...

Fox hits 1,000 as Lancers win

Maddie Fox pumped her first and smiled. That was all she could do before jubilant Loyalsock teammates swarmed her. Simultaneously, fans who packed Montoursville’s gym stood and loudly cheered. Fox scored her 1,000th career point with three minutes, 10 seconds remaining in the third quarter ...

Bald Eagles roll to win vs. Rider in wrestling

LOCK HAVEN — When the Rider wrestling team invaded Thomas Field House on Friday night, the annual meeting between the two Eastern Wrestling League teams might have a pre-match billing of being an EWL war. As the meet unfolded, it turned out to be just that as Lock Haven won, 23-9. “Our ...

Williamsport excels under leadership of Witmer

One look at Nate Witmer as he moves up and down the side of the pool is enough to see how much enjoyment he gets out of the swimming. Williamsport’s swimming program has benefited greatly from Witmer’s influence. The former Division I athlete — who excelled at Lafayette College as a ...

Nittany Lions easily defeat Buckeyes in wrestling

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A record Ohio State crowd of 13,276 filled St. John Arena on Friday expecting their Buckeyes to snap No. 1 Penn State’s 55-match winning streak. The Nittany Lions had other plans. No. 1 Penn State won seven of 10 bouts, even without the services of two starters, as they ...

Pat Borders returns to Cutters for a fifth season

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that Pat Borders will return for his fifth season as manager of the Crosscutters in Williamsport. In his four seasons in Williamsport, Borders has an overall record of 154-147 and holds the Cutters managerial career mark for games and wins. Borders ...

Local roundup: Sullivan’s King has double-double

In girls basketball, Jessica King tallied 18 points and 21 rebounds and Mykenzie Malacusky added 17 points, four rebounds and four steals as Sullivan County defeated Millville, 61-51, on Friday. Alexis Randall added 12 as Sullivan jumped out to a nine-point halftime advantage. Sullivan County ...

Close decisions, bonus points, drop Muncy to state consolation bracket

HERSHEY — Ethan Gush worked furiously for a final takedown. He changed levels, tried different angles and swatted any reachable leg. But the takedown he needed just never came. Muncy’s effort was strong Thursday afternoon during its PIAA Class AA Team Wrestling Championships opener ...