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Spartans look to keep tradition going under Kish

When Nick Grove became the Hughesville baseball coach nine years ago, changing the program’s culture was his first goal. It was a difficult task considering the Spartans had reached the postseason just twice that decade. Hughesville ended that playoff drought Grove’s first year and has ...

PC baseball sports 2-1 week, 11 events wiped out

During a week in which there were more postponements than there was play for Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports teams, the sun shone, figuratively, on the baseball team which went 2-1. Eleven other events were washed out. BASEBALL Stepping up at NCAA Division II Mansfield ...

Lock Haven rides pitching to twinbill sweep of Kutztown

LOCK HAVEN — Following a recent loss to Clarion, Lock Haven head baseball coach Jim Chester presented an option to his club. Get your heads on straight and refocus, or you are going to lose a pair of games to Kutztown this weekend. After Sunday’s action on Watkins Field, the Bald ...

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Qayyim Ali won a PIAA title in the high jump in 2015 as a sophomore.

Boys track and field: Team by team

CANTON Head coach: Katie Steever. Assistant coaches: Casey Aylesworth, Allen Westerbaan. League: Northern Tier League. Returning individual district placewinners: None. Returning individual state qualifiers: None. Roster: Seniors - Dakota Benson, Grayson Nybeck, Eric Schrader, Juniors - ...

Stay up and balanced regardless the club being used during the wet season. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Golf roundup: Spring golf requires a shallow divot

During the spring months, the ground is soft and saturated, making it tough to strike a ball with a solid blow. To help improve ball striking in wet conditions, try to swing with a more shallow sweep. Stay more upright and balanced, as if you were hitting a ball off a hard surface such as ice ...

Track and field: Selinsgrove Classic results

Boys 3,200 relay: 1, Williamsport, 8:20.90; 2, Loyalsock, 8:34.30; 3, Shikellamy, 8:35.41; 4, Warrior Run, 8:36.50; 5, Danville, 8:37.83; 6, Milton, 8:42.68. 110 hurdles: 1, Brenden Gardner, Hughesville, 16.39; 2, Duncan Bedford, Southern Columbia, 16.63; 3, Justin Kline, Shikellamy, 17.14; ...

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South Williamsport’s Katie Jones is the defending PIAA Class AA champion girls pole vaulter and signed for Penn State.

Girls track and field: Team by team

CANTON Head coach: Katie Steever. Assistant coaches: Casey Aylesworth, Allen Westerbaan. League: Northern Tier League. Returning individual district placewinners: Randi Jennings, Katie Henson. Returning individual state qualifiers: Randi Jennings. Roster: Seniors - Olivia Bardo, Katie ...

High school softball preview: Shore, Milton together in AAAA

Jersey Shore and Milton dominated District 4 Class AAA softball for nearly a decade so it was a tinge sad seeing that dual monarchy split up two years ago. Jersey Shore remained Class AAA and captured two more championships. Milton moved to AA and reached two straight finals, winning last ...

South shuts out Shore in boys tennis

In boys tennis, South Williamsport defeated Jersey Shore, 5-0, Friday afternoon at the West Branch Tennis Club. Bryce Brewer defeated Dominic Maneval in three sets at No. 1 singles while McGwire Molino and Jarod Jacobs won in straight sets at No. 2 and 3 singles respectively. South 5, Jersey ...

Gardner among area winners at Selinsgrove Classic

By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com SELINSGROVE — A year ago, Brenden Gard­ner was a contender in the high hurdles, but by no means was he the favorite. At every invitational, the Hughesville hurdler had to deal with the likes Ian Nieves, Connor Oldt and Josh Guthrie. But now, all ...

Local roundup: Lofton signs with soccer club in Iceland

Former Central Mountain standout Sam Lofton signed a professional contract to continue her soccer career overseas, signing with Breidablik UBK in Iceland. Lofton, a James Madison University grad, played with Sweden’s Sunnana SK in 2016 and had time in the National Women’s Soccer League ...

Lions work out with Prescott, Wade impresses

STATE COLLEGE — Running back Saquon Barkley and some Penn State teammates got a chance to work out with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, the reigning NFL Rookie of the Year, during a recent trip to Florida. “It was really cool,” Barkley said when telling the story following ...

Bucknell Bison release 2017 football schedule

LEWISBURG — The 2017 Bucknell football schedule features six home games, including the first-ever matchup with Mon­mouth, and a road trip to William & Mary, against whom the Bison have not played in 21 years. The slate begins on Saturday, Sept. 2, with a home contest against Marist and ...

Loyalsock christens new track by beating South in dual

Charlotte Neylon stood with her arms crossed at the finish line and waited. The sun was setting behind the Donald E. Schick School and a beautiful spring afternoon was turning into a chilly spring night. For the first time Wednesday, as the Loyalsock sophomore stood at the finish line waiting ...

Galeton boys tennis is gold standard of District 4

About 70 miles northwest, on the outskirts of the Susquehannock State Forest sits a tennis factory. Way up north a tiny borough that poulates a little over 1,100 has become a District 4 tennis power. The Galeton Tigers have been the gold standard in District 4 when its comes to boys ...

Bald Eagles split DH with Clarion

LOCK HAVEN — If you are looking for a way to describe the nature of the play by the Lock Haven University baseball team Wednesday afternoon, two words come to mind: listless and lethargic. Coming into the doubleheader, the Bald Eagles had shown wins in 12 of their first 16 games, while the ...

Spartans win their opener

HUGHESVILLE — Zach Murray made his 2017 pitching debut Wednesday at Bodine Park and tried being the team’s closer. He immediately made it interesting, allowing two singles and a walk. It was a rough start and the Hughesville junior could have been rattled as Montgomery put the go-ahead ...

Local roundup: Saar, Lesser help Shore baseball defeat St. Joe’s

Timmy Saar and Calvin Lesser combined on a four-hit shutout Wednesday as Jersey Shore opened its season with a 2-0 win over St. Joseph’s. Saar struck out six in five strong innings while Colten Corter went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Lance Welsh and Brandon DePasqua each doubled. Aaron Hoover ...