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Josh Stephen chases down a fly ball Tuesday afternoon at Bowman Field.

Cutters lean on Garcia after quick turnaround

Julian Garcia wasn’t warned Tuesday’s outing could be longer than normal. As he views it, just worry about putting together a quality start, and everything else will fall into place. But his Williamsport Cross­cut­­ters team was a little short-handed in the bullpen for the Independence ...

Insinger, Bowes into PA Sports Hall in fall

The Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame recently announced its Class of 2017, with 10 living inductees plus three deceased inductees. Included in the inductees are Loyalsock basketball coach Ron Insinger, former New Hampshire football coach Bill Bowes of Lock Haven and former NFL Defensive Player ...

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Cutters second baseman Jake Scheiner catches a pop fly Tuesday afternoon at Bowman Field.

4:30 a.m. arrival to 1:05 first pitch part of minor-league life

The sun was starting to come up Tuesday morning as Josh Stephen finally got to bed. There wasn’t really a ton of time to get comfortable and sleep either. He had to be back at the ballpark in five hours. Such is the life, occasionally, in minor league baseball. The Williamsport ...

Loyalsock Major Softball wins Section 3 opener

In the major softball sectional tournament in Milton, Loyalsock opened the tournament with a 5-3 win over Tunkhannock. Hannah Winter pitched the complete game to earn the win. Loyalsock jumped out to a quick lead with four runs in the bottom of the first inning and it added another in the ...

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The South Williamsport-White team that won the District 12 8-10 Softball title Monday. Front row: Chelsea Harrison, Lacey Kriebel, Lili Cox, Emily Holtzapple, Gianna Goodman, Kendal Cardone, Sage Lorson, Lily Reidy. Back Row: Bailey Livermore, Alizabeth Schuler, Abby Lorson

Local roundup: South-White D12 8-10 Softball champs

In the District 12 8-10 softball championship at Clinton Monday evening, South Williamsport-White came away with the 4-3 win over Jersey Shore to earn the district title. Jersey Shore battled through the losers’ bracket and won the first game on Sunday, 6-2, but South-White came back to earn ...

Loss gets away from Cutters

The Crosscutters al­lowed nine runs in the seventh and eighth innings to negate a season-high 14 hits as they lost at West Virginia Monday night, 11-6. Reliever Jhon Nunez took the loss, allowing four runs in 1 1/3 innings before giving way to Jake Kelzer, who allowed three runs and retired ...

Jersey Shore catcher Jaymison Stellfox tags out South Williamsport’s Lily Reidy as Reidy tries to go home on a passed ball in the second inning at Staggert’s Field in Montgomery in the District 12 8-10 softball championship game. Jersey Shore’s Jocelyn McCracken looks on. (MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette)

Jersey Shore forces championship rematch with South-White

MONTGOMERY— After walking a batter on four pitches, Jersey Shore pitcher Jocelyn McCracken was visibly frustrated with herself. But to add insult to injury, McCracken was beaned in the back on an errant throw by her catcher. McCracken took a moment to recover and the hit didn’t hurt or ...

Cutters’ 5-game streak gets broken

Williamsport’s five-game winning streak was snapped on Sunday afternoon, as the Crosscutters fell below .500 with a 4-2 loss at the West Virginia Black Bears in the second game of a three-game series. The loss drops Williamsport to 6-7 on the year. The Black Bears led 1-0 after one ...

Local roundup: Keystone, Newberry 9-11 baseball win

Both Keystone and Newberry’s 9-11 baseball teams posted wins in the District 12 tournament quarterfinals. Keystone defeated Williamsport-Red, 15-5, and Newberry defeated Loyalsock, 4-1. With the wins, both Keystone and Newberry advance to the semifinals and will play each other at ...

Stobbe lifts Cutter’s to 5th straight

Despite not being in the starting line up, Williamsport Crosscutters’ third baseman Cole Stobbe made an impact when he came in and helped lift Williamsport to a win over West Virginia, 4-2. Stobbe hit his fourth home run of the season in the win, the fifth consecutive victory for the ...

Allow the hands to hang down close to the body. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Golf tip of the week: Stand closer to the ball

Most golfers stand too far away from the ball at the address position. The hands and arms should hang down from the shoulders. Stand closer to the ball and allow the hands and butt end of the club to be no further than three inches from the body. The closer the better. Standing too far away ...

Williamsport’s Signor has solid day in major baseball win

WOOLRICH —­ In the battle of the last two unbeaten teams in the District 12 major baseball tournament, Keystone failed to record a run as Williamsport advanced to the district championship final with a 3-0 victory. Williamsport had a huge game thanks to starting pitcher Joey Signor, who ...

Yoder, Lutz both earn wins at Clinton County

MILL HALL — Andrew Yoder scored his second limited late win at Clinton County Motor Speedway on Friday night in the 25-lap feature, while Scott Lutz picked up the win in the sprints in the 20-lap main event. There were first-time ever winners in the pro-stocks with Al Rishel of Jersey ...

Williamsport Crosscutter Adam Haseley, left, smiles as he talks to manager Pat Borders prior to an at bat against the Batavia Muckdogs on Friday night at Bowman Field. (KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette)

Cutters notebook: 1st-round pick Haseley makes Williamsport debut

Adam Haseley is ready to play baseball again. The pomp and circumstance which came with being the Phillies’ first-round draft pick in last month’s MLB draft is over. No more — for now — press conferences at Citizens Bank Park. No more batting practice sessions with the rest of the ...

Local roundup: South-White 8-10 softball into D12 final

In the District 12 8-10 softball winners’ bracket final, South-White built an eight-run lead before falling behind by one, but South scored the final four runs in the fifth and sixth innings to pull away late in its 13-10 win over Loyalsock. With the win, South-White advances to the ...

Bucknell to induct 6 members into its Hall of Fame

LEWISBURG — The Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame will grow by six this fall, as three prominent 2000s-era men’s basketball student-athletes will join alumni from women’s swimming and women’s track and field in the 39th Hall of Fame Class. The inductees in the Hall of Fame Class of ...

Members of the Loyalsock major softball all-star team celebrate with each other after defeating Clinton in the District 12 championship game at Volunteer Stadium on Thursday evening. (IOANNIS PASHAKIS/Sun-Gazette)

Loyalsock majors top Clinton to win district championship

Hannah Winter found herself in unfamiliar territory when she pitched from the false mound that was used in the District 12 Major Softball Championship at Volunteer Stadium on Thursday evening. The stadium was converted to a regulation softball field, equipped with a false mound placed just in ...

The Williamsport Crosscutters’ Gregori Rivero makes it safely to second base as the Batavia Muckdogs’ Marcos Rivera reaches for the ball that went over his head on Friday night at Bowman Field. (KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette)

Stobbe’s 2-run double helps Cutters sweep Batavia

Standing on second base all alone, Cole Stobbe clapped his hands together. Two runs just scored on his double to the left-field corner, blowing open Friday’s game against Batavia at Bowman Field. It was an opportunity for Stobbe to take a deep breath and soak in the good feelings of a ...

Williamsport second baseman Raul Rivas is late with the tag as a Batavia player safely steals second base in the first inning at Bowman Field on Thursday evening. (MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette)

Cutters rally to win over Batavia

Jhailyn Ortiz’s hands immediately rose to the air as he danced off second base. Josh Stephen trotted down the first-base line just waiting for Juan Luis to touch homeplate and make the Williamsport Crosscutters’ 6-5 win over Batavia on Thursday official. Stephen smoked a 2-2 pitch up the ...