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2018 was a banner year for softball

The Sun-Gazette coverage area long ago proved it features some of the state’s premier softball. Year after year, the area produces elite players who earn all-state honors, earn college scholarships and take their teams deep into the postseason. From an individual perspective, 2018 will go ...

4-time NCAA wrestling champion Stieber helps at Canton wrestling camp

CANTON — More than 50 pairs of eyes were locked in on every move Logan Stieber made. Troy’s Sheldon Seymour played tackling dummy for the former four-time NCAA champion Monday at Canton High School as he showed the young wrestlers his best repertoire of armbars. Stieber broke everything ...

Local roundup: Loyalsock major baseball knocks off South

Loyalsock jumped out to an early lead through the first three innings and held off South Williamsport the remainder of the way for a 13-3, four-inning win in a District 12 major baseball losers’ bracket elimination game. Ethan Nagy and Jacob Wilson combined on the mound and only ...

Harer not retained, Eyer new coach

MUNCY — The repetitive thud of the plastic seats returning to their folded position echoed off the walls of the Muncy High School auditorium. There was still business to attend to during the monthly school board meeting, but a large majority of those who attended Monday night’s meeting had ...

Lycoming hires new men’s basketball coach

Looking for the next successor to lead a program that’s consistently in the mix for MAC Commonwealth titles and one that has been nationally ranked the last couple years, Lycoming College has hired its next men’s basketball coach in former Colgate assistant Mike McGarvey. The seven-year ...

Guzman falls short of cycle in loss

NILES, Ohio — Jonathan Guzman was a triple shy of the cycle, but the Williamsport Crosscutters fell to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 6-2, on Monday night at Eastwood Field. Guzman went 3 for 4 with his first home run of the season in the loss. His second-inning blast put the Cutters up, ...

A look at the area’s best players and coaches

If one word best describes the 2018 baseball season, it is surprising. Three teams faced long odds and were big underdogs at one point, but won district championships. Williamsport overcame all sorts of adversity to repeat as district champions and reach the state quarterfinals for the first ...

Local roundup: WALL major softball moves on to district final

In the District 12 major softball tournament, Williamsport moved on to the district championship as it topped Montoursville, 15-2 in four innings. Abby Robertson struck out eight in the complete game one-hitter and added two hits and two RBIs at the plate. Nataya Abdul-Hakim (3 for 4, double, ...

Correction

In the sports department’s annual year-end awards of Sunday’s sports section, Loyalsock’s girls tennis team and tennis player Katie Savidge were accidentally omitted from the “Program of the Year” capsule. The girls tennis team went 15-0 during the regular season and lost in the ...

Cutters top Scrappers on road behind Rodriguez

NILES, Ohio — Edwin Rodriquez drilled his first home run of the season and Abdallah Aris and Denny Martinez pitched 4 2/3 innings of no-hit relief as the Williamsport Crosscutters earned its second straight win with an 8-1 decision over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Sunday evening at ...

Phillies 1st round pick to join Cutters

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that 2018 1st round draft choice third baseman Alec Bohm has been promoted to the Williamsport Crosscutters. Bohm, 21, was the third overall pick in the draft out of Wichita State. He hit .339 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI this past season for the ...

Cutters washed out in Batavia

Rain in New York on Saturday caused the postponement of the final of a three-game series between the Williamsport Crosscutters and the Batavia Muckdogs. The two teams split the first two games of the series on Thursday and Friday, with Batavia winning in walk-off fashion Thursday night, and ...

Sun-Gazette year-end awards

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Gavin Hoffman, Montoursville The only thing left for Gavin Hoffman to accomplish during his senior year was to add on to the already impressive legacy he had forged in three previous years at Montoursville. The senior wrestler didn’t disappoint. He became the first ...

Anxiety and nerves turned into elation as Johnson made history

A festive atmosphere turned tense as the NBA Draft progressed Thursday night. Each time Alize Johnson heard another name announced from late in the first round into the second round, the anxiety increased. It felt like a needle being jabbed into his arm and each time he was passed on, that ...

It’s no coincidence that Johnson was drafted on Thursday night

Give me Jahad Thomas’s enormous heart and toughness. Give me Kyle Datres’s vision and Kevin Anderson’s shooting. Give me Isaiah Washington’s explosiveness and Chevy Troutman’s strong post moves. In short, give me Alize Johnson. It is not a coincidence that Johnson became the first ...

Golf tournament for WR grad still a success

Shortly after Warrior Run graduate Charlie Fisher’s best friend Rick Foresman passed away unexpectedly, Fisher and Foresman’s other friends knew they had to do something to be able to keep his memory alive. Foresman was heavily involved with youth football and Fisher knew that giving back ...

Cutters earn win in rain-shortened game

BATAVIA, N.Y. — A sudden rain storm in the eighth inning forced a rain-shortened game between Williamsport and Batavia as the Crosscutters earned the 9-7 win. The Crosscutters’ offense was having success against Batavia, pounding out 13 hits in the victory. The Crosscutters jumped out ...

Local roundup: D12 major baseball begins

In the District 12 major baseball tournament, Keystone started the tournament off with a 5-1 win over Williamsport. Keystone used a three-run sixth inning to pull away and Gabriel Johnson and Levi Schlesinger combined to only allow two Williamsport hits. Conner Foltz led Keystone by going ...

Penn State’s Carr gets drafted by New Orleans

BROOKLYN — Penn State guard Tony Carr was selected by New Orleans in the second round, the 51st pick overall, of the 2018 NBA draft. The Philadelphia native and Roman Catholic High School product became the Nittany Lions’ first draft pick since 1999 when center Calvin Booth was a ...

Neumann grad Johnson drafted by the Pacers

Friends and family members arrived well before Thursday night’s NBA Draft began. They celebrated, shared laughs and a few happy tears. And that was two hours before Alize Johnson even arrived at the Michael Ross Center at the Williamsport Trade and Transit Center II. Johnson, the St. John ...