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Two ACL tears have hit Lancer girls

Entering the season, Loyalsock looked like one of the district’s most dangerous teams. The Lancers returned four starters from a Class AAA state qualifier and were adding talented freshmen Cassie Gee and Summer McNulty. But Gee tore her ACL in December and was lost for the season. Loyalsock ...

Local roundup: Wellsboro boys hold off NP-Mansfield

Dalton Prough totaled 18 points, four assists and three rebounds and Wellsboro held off a North Penn-Mansfield comeback for the 52-47 win, Monday night in boys basketball. Garrett David (15) and Brent Burleigh (14) combined for 29 points as NP-M outscored Wellsboro, 20-12, in the fourth ...

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Muncy's Coleman Good works to keep Southern Columbia's Tyler Waltman on the mat at 145 pounds during the championship final of the District 4 Duals Saturday night at Milton.

Muncy settles for runner-up spot after dropping final to Southern

By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com MILTON — Everything changed with one move. One move in the first match, in fact. The energy, the mood, the excitement level, and the echoing noise off the walls of The Jungle at Milton High School all changed thanks to Southern Columbia’s Jaret ...

Shore win has sprung Sullivan County boys

One can trace Sullivan County’s resurgence to Dec. 28 at the Hughesville Christmas Tournament. That night, the Griffins trailed Jersey Shore by 14 late in the third quarter and appeared headed toward both the consolation game and a .500 record. Four-year starting point guard John Saxe was ...

No. 10 Big Red nip Bald Eagles

LOCK HAVEN - When 10th-ranked Cornell rolled into Mat Town USA for a Super Bowl wrestling matinee with Lock Haven University, many people might have serious apprehensions. However, after a little more than an hour-and-a-half of Division I wrestling, those apprehensions were merely a distant ...

Lady Lions drop Spartans

STATE COLLEGE — After a back-and-fourth first quarter, a 19-6 burst to end the second quarter propelled the Penn State's women's basketball team to a 74-59 win over Michigan State Sunday afternoon. The Lady Lions (14-10, 5-6 Big Ten) connected on 41 percent of their shots from the ...

Local roundup: Bucknell’s Smith earns 100th victory; PC men win

In college wrestling, Tyler Smith won the 100th bout of his collegiate career during the Bucknell wrestling team’s dual Sunday at American, but the Bison fell, 32-11. Smith, Intermat’s No. 15 wrestler at 141 pounds, edged Jack Mutchnik by a 4-0 decision to become the 10th Bison to reach ...

Local high school roundup: Vargeson, Vinluan help CV rout Montgomery

Tyler Vargeson and Skyler Vinluan led Cowanesque Valley to a 62-19 win over Montgomery. Vargeson led Cowanesque Valley with 13 points and Vinluan added 12. Seth Huyler had 10. Steve Prince led Montgomery with five points. Junior Armstrong’s 25 points weren’t enough as Jersey Shore fell ...

Golf tip of week: Proper lie helps accuracy

The proper lie of a club must be checked while in motion or during an actual hitting situation. Just checking the lie at the address position is incorrect. It's not that simple. How the club appears at the address position is not the same as when in motion. The shaft flexes in motion, ...

Muncy settles for runner-up spot after dropping final to Southern

MILTON – Everything changed with one move. One move in the first match, in fact. The energy, the mood, the excitement level, and the echoing noise off the walls of The Jungle at Milton High School all changed thanks to Southern Columbia's Jaret Lane. The senior state champion was having the ...

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Penn State's Mark Hall, top, wrestles Ohio State's Bo Jordan at 174 pounds Saturday at Penn State’s Rec Hall.

Lions hold off Ohio State

STATE COLLEGE — No. 1 Penn State did what very few thought was possible Saturday night in front of an electric Rec Hall crowd of 6,699 — beat No. 2 Ohio State without Jason Nolf in the lineup. The Nittany Lions clinched a share of the Big Ten dual meet championship when they edged the ...

Kauffman threes spark Bulldogs over Shikellamy

JERSEY SHORE — Hannah Kauffman isn’t the type of player opposing defenses want with an open look, especially not with the chance to swing the momentum and take the lead. No matter how well Shikellamy seemed to guard Kauffman, at the start of the fourth quarter she twice hit ...

MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette St. John Neumann's Jaiden Lynch collides with Muncy's Dylan Wilt as he drives to the basket Saturday at Neumann.

Lynch scores career high 29 for the Knights in win

Jaiden Lynch really had no offseason last summer. As soon as the St. John Neu­mann senior started preparing, he broke his collar bone. When Lynch found his rhythm earlier this season he injured his ankle. Then, one game after returning, he injured it again. Lynch certainly has not had an ...

Warrior boys avenge earlier 33-point defeat to Lancers

As the last second ran off the clock, Montoursville point guard Owen Kiess jumped into Josh Dinges’ arms. Simultaneously, students stormed the court, surrounding jubilant Warriors as many other blue-clad fans provided a standing ovation. It was a scene those players had never witnessed ...

Lyco men stumble

Down near the baseline with the shot clock ticking toward zero, Arcadia’s Brandon Thomp­son had no real look. With two Lycoming defenders draped over him, all he could do was try to shoot and hope. So the Knights’ guard did a quick turnaround and let go of his shot. It ended up being ...

Lyco women earn home victory

Just 45 seconds out of the half, Arcadia’s Sydney Cyr tied the game up at 34. After trailing for the entire first two quarters, it was a possible momentum shift the Knights were hoping for. But shortly after that game-tying shot, Lycoming’s offense sparked again as it had in the first ...

Bald Eagles respond to midweek defeat

LOCK HAVEN — Half way through Saturday’s Eastern Wrestling League dual meet with Cleveland State, Lock Haven found itself holding on to a 13-6 lead. Realizing the Vikings were still hanging around, the Bald Eagles turned the final five Viking wrestlers every which way but loose as they ...

Bison men take 10th straight game

LEWISBURG — Zach Thomas scored 20 points and Stephen Brown scored 14 and Bucknell beat Lafayette 74-59 on Saturday night for its 10th straight win, opening a three-game lead in the Patriot League standings. Bucknell used an 8-0 run that started with Thomas’ 3-pointer and ended with his ...

District 4 Duals meet results

Quarterfinals No. 1 Southern Columbia 57, No. 8 Warrior Run 10 285: Connor Fullmer, SC, pinned Jeff Burkhart, 2:33; 106: Nick Dorkoski, SC, dec. Kaden Majcher, 2-0; 113: Patrick Edmondson, SC, dec. Noah Hunt, 6-3; 120: Jaret Lane, SC, pinned Keefer Goodspeed, 1:04; 126: Jeremy Hanford, WR, ...

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District 4 Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee Mitch Rupert of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, with parents Darla Sitler and Skip Rupert.

Sun-Gazette’s Rupert into D4 Wrestling Hall

Williamsport Sun-Gazette sports writer Mitch Rupert was inducted into the District 4 Wrestling Hall of Fame Saturday during the District 4 Class AA Duals at Milton High School. The Hall is run by the D4 Wrestling Coaches Association. Rupert, Bill Ennis, and Pete Bergen were honored ...