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Cutters lose 9th straight

AUBURN, N.Y. — The Crosscutters woes continue as Williamsport lost on the road at Auburn, 1-0, for its ninth consecutive loss. Williamsport hasn’t won a game since June 17 in a 4-0 win against West Virginia. Williamsport is at West Virginia today for a three-game road series with the ...

Local roundup: Montoursville major baseball stays alive

From staff reports Montoursville defeated Williamsport, 13-1, in four innings in an elimination game in the major baseball tournament to keep its all-star season alive. With the win, Montoursville advances to play either Loyalsock or Jersey Shore in an elimination game Saturday at East ...

Rehabbing MLB player homers twice to beat Crossutters

Former big leaguer Rafael Bautista hit a pair of home runs for Auburn to help send the Williamsport Crosscutters to its eighth consecutive loss, 5-2, Wednesday night. Bautista, who played in 26 games for the Washington Nationals over the last two years, is rehabbing from a torn ACL he ...

ROUNDUP: South minors shut out Hepburn-Lycoming

South Williamsport scored nine runs in the first inning on its way to a 13-0 win in a winners’ bracket game of the District 12 minor division baseball tournament. Caleb Johnson and Lincoln Miller both had a pair of hits for South Williamsport, and Cade Lusk, Garrett Lorson and Chance Quimby ...

UPMC Susquehanna partners with Lycoming to support facilities

With a history of more than 50 years as a linchpin of Williamsport’s East End sports scene, the all-purpose artificial turf field on the Western edge of the Shangraw Athletic Complex will for the first time carry its own name, as Lycoming College announced UPMC Susquehanna has secured the ...

Cutters lose 7th straight

AUBURN, N.Y. — The Crosscutters’ losing streak extended to seven games after a tough 4-3 loss on the road at Auburn. Williamsport is now 2-9 and has the worst record in the New York-Penn League. Mahoning Valley currently leads the Pinckney Division with a 7-3 record. ...

Local roundup: Miller’s walk-off double lifts South Williamsport minors

In the opening game of the 8-10 baseball tournament, Lincoln Miller belted a bases clearing one-out walk-off double to lift South Williamsport to an 8-7 win over Montoursville on Monday afternoon. Miller also earned the win, throwing two strong innings of relief. South jumped out to a 2-0 ...

Passion a big part of success for PSU D-line coach Spencer

STATE COLLEGE — The guy is, admittedly, a little crazy. James Franklin says that, too, about Sean Spencer, Penn State’s highly successful defensive line coach. So, what’s crazy about him? “Other than a tattoo that says ‘CHAOS?’” Spencer answers with a laugh while showing off ...

Bucknell HOF class announced

LEWISBURG — Seven standout alumni – including four from the track and field program, two from football and one from women’s basketball – have been elected to the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame and will be formally enshrined as part of the 41st induction class this fall. This year’s ...

McHugh and Nickal earn top PSU honors

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Athletics has announced its Female and Male Student-Athletes of the Year, with NCAA champions Ally McHugh and Bo Nickal earning the honors for the highly successful 2018-19 academic year. McHugh is the second member of the women's swimming and diving program to ...

Crosscutters using Monday to get back to winning ways

Whether or not the Williamsport Crosscutters won their series finale Sunday against Batavia, today was going to be a perfect time for a day off. When the Cutters gave up a five-run eighth inning in a tied game to drop its sixth consecutive game, it felt like an even better time for a day ...

Keystone defeated WALL in the District 12 baseball opener

BEECH CREEK - It was an electrifying start for the Keystone Little League All-Star team Sunday as they played host to the Little League District 12 opener. A 10-run second inning sparked the “Boys in Blue” as they took care of Williamsport, 14-3, in four innings. Starting pitcher Hart ...

2-time NCAA Champ Gabe Dean to host wrestling clinic at Canton

Two-time NCAA wrestling champion and four-time All-American Gabe Dean will be making a visit to Canton for a two day wrestling clinic on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Cornell University standout will bring with him the opportunity for area wrestlers to learn from the best in the sport and allow ...

South Williamsport’s Breen named Sun-Gazette’s top player

Four area teams captured district championships. Five teams won at least 14 games. St. John Neumann put together its best season ever, Canton coach Bob Rockwell won his 400th career game and South Williamsport reached the Class AA state semifinals. Yes, it was indeed an outstanding 2019 area ...

3-run double dooms Cutters in 5th straight defeat

Adam Cox had just given up a 10-pitch walk. One in which Batavia’s J.D. Orr fouled off four two-strike pitches to work from an 0-2 count to earn the walk. So on the Williamsport pitcher’s first offering to Dalvy Rosario, he put a fastball down in the zone for a strike. The problem was ...

9th round pick Rott makes Crosscutters debut

Rudy Rott isn’t an angry person by nature. But he learned over the course of four year at Ohio University how to play baseball angrily. In fact, a friend’s dad once told him he needed to hate the pitcher when he stepped in the batter’s box. It’s a trait he’s carried with him through ...

3 commit to Penn State

Penn State has had a busy recruiting weekend, landing three players since Friday night but losing a big one, as well. The latest news came Saturday night when four-star linebacker Derek Wingo decommitted from PSU and then committed to Florida. It was yet another big loss for the Nittany ...

Loyalsock’s Stopper highlights area all-star award selections

Loyalsock captured the HAC-III championship, Warrior Run reached the Class AAA state quarterfinals and South Williamsport defeated Warrior Run. All three teams play in the same conference. All four teams have good cores returning next spring. Throw in Bucktail and Montgomery returning nearly ...

Crosscutters drop opener of series with Batavia

Hardly nobody could blame Williamsport’s Edgar Made for being so far in front of the 3-2 change-up which ended Friday’s game at Bowman Field. Who ever could have imagined Batavia’s Joey Steele — who threw more balls than strikes — was going to drop an off-speed payoff pitch with the ...