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Franklin extension possible

A potential contract ex­tension for coach James Franklin was the hot topic on the first day of the Penn State coaches caravan Monday. “Stay tuned. It’s moving al­ong,” PSU athletic di­rector San­dy Barbour said. “There’s no pressure or hurry from either Penn State or from Coach ...

MLB draft not on Datres’ radar

If he chooses, Kyle Datres could be playing Minor League Baseball later this summer. The 2015 Loyalsock graduate and North Carolina draft-eligible sophomore almost certainly will be drafted next month. He is projected as a sixth or seventh-round selection and is Baseball America’s ...

One last high school game for five local football stars

They all will play college football next fall. But there is one last high school game along their scholastic journeys. It is one last chance to show the state why they were some of Pennsylvania’s best players last fall. It is one last chance to enjoy the high school atmosphere. Five area ...

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Quarterback Isaiah Hankins, of Williamsport, looks to throw downfield during the East-West All-Star football game at Mansion Park in Altoona on Sunday.

Mussina, Hankins throw TD passes in PSFCA East-West game

ALTOONA — Montoursville’s Brycen Mussina threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Beaver’s Darius Wise to lead the West to a 17-14 win over the East at the PSFCA East-West All-Star football game Sunday at Mansion Park. Mussina was one of five Lycoming County representatives to play in ...

Liberty softball enjoying one of its best seasons in years

When North Penn-Liberty ended a 15-year playoff drought two seasons ago it seemed like a great story. A small school with little tradition did the improbable, but it felt like it might be a one-year wonder. Turns out it was much more. That 10-win breakthrough season provided a launching pad ...

Williamsport trio leads West

When they reached high school, Williamsport was coming off a winless season. By their junior years, Isaiah Hankins, Jalen Jackson and Elliott Walker had celebrated just five wins in two years. Last November, all three Williamsport seniors took turns holding a district championship trophy. ...

Softball season ends for Penn College; baseball season extended

Over the weekend the season ended for the Penn College softball team and it was extended for the baseball squad. SOFTBALL Competing Friday and Saturday in the NEAC Championships, the Wildcats went 1-2 in their second season under coach Jackie Klahold to complete a 21-13 campaign, 17-8 in ...

Local roundup: LHU softball falls to Bloom

Lock Haven’s quest of getting to the PSAC championship game fell shy on Saturday afternoon, as the Bald Eagles lost to rival Bloomsburg, 7-5, in the PSAC tournament in college softball. Bloomsburg jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after the first inning and added two more in the second to ...

PCT, LHU baseball both clinch playoff spots

Penn College returned to play Saturday for a pair of NEAC games against SUNY Poly and the Wildcats won the first game, 8-3, before the second was called in the third inning with Penn College ahead, 2-0. The second game won’t be made up. However, with the win in the first game, Penn ...

Montoursville athletic director Evelyn Wynn crosses the finish line of the Rider Rattler 10K race at Rider Park in 2014. Wynn will be running in the New York City Marathon for charity.

Montoursville AD Evelyn Wynn running the NYC Marathon for charity

If you walk into Evelyn Wynn’s new office at Montoursville High School, you would have no idea that one of her biggest passions is running. She doesn’t hang any medals from her various races. All the photos lining her window and desk are of friends or family. You would notice a pair of ...

Harrison single gives Pirates win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harrison singled home Gift Ngoepe with one out in the 10th inning to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-1, on Saturday night. Ngoepe led off the inning with a single against Carlos Torres (1-3), advanced to second on a wild pitch and took third ...

2017 area track and field bests

Based on results reported to the Sun-Gazette. Only one time per athlete or relay team will be used for each event. Must win event in dual meet, or place in an invitational to qualify. Class AA Girls 3,200 relay: 1, Lewisburg (Emma Bailey, Selena Permyashkin, Sarah Reif, Olivia Martin), ...

Molinari leads by a shot at Wells Fargo; Johnson makes cut

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Francesco Molinari returned to slightly calmer wind and didn’t miss a shot until his final hole Saturday morning, finishing off an even-par 72 for a one-shot lead after 36 holes of the Wells Fargo Championship. A three-hour rain delay kept the second round from ...

Golf is much like a love affair. It can break your heart or make you feel magnificent.

Golf tip of the week: The golf swing equals mass vs. mass

A golfer can hit a golf ball eighty-five percent of the total distance by aligning the weight of the body and the lever (the golf club) at impact. A golf ball weighs 1.62 ounces. The average male golfer weighs approximately 190 pounds. Let’s be honest, with that much mass hitting that ...

Ottawa Senators players celebrate their victory over the New York Rangers with goalie Craig Anderson (41) during the first overtime period in game five of a second-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series in Ottawa on Saturday, May 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Turris’ OT goal gives Senators a 3-2 series lead

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kyle Turris capped Ottawa’s comeback from two deficits and pulled the Ottawa Senators one win from returning to the Eastern Conference final for the first time in 10 years. Turris scored 6:28 into overtime to lift the Senators to 5-4 victory over the New York ...

Local roundup: LHU men third so far in PSAC track championships

Lock Haven University turned in stellar performances Friday at the PSAC Outdoor Championships where the men are currently third in the team scores. Shane Beavers had a season best mark in route to a third place finish in the shot put. Beavers used his last throw of the day to reach 50-10.75 ...

Williamsport's Isaiah Hankins is off to IUP in the fall.

Hankins, Mussina QBs in East-West All-Stars

Isaiah Hankins and Brycen Mussina never played football against each other. But they sure did compete hard against each other. The Williamsport and Mon­toursville quarterbacks shattered program records over the last three years and helped their teams win championships while earning ...

Game shows good year for area football talent

Montoursville and South Wil­liamsport played in three state championships during a nine-season span, ending in 1997. After that, postseason success and state­wide recognition started eluding the Lycoming County area. Many focused on the Southern Tier and/or coal country when talk­ing about ...

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Always Dreaming is the son of 2012 Kentucky Derby runner-up Bodemeister.

Always dreaming of another big victory

Five years ago today, I’m surprised my neighbors didn’t call the cops on me. I probably had earned it after all the times I called the cops on them. But I was jumping up and down in my living room, screaming bloody murder. Bodemeister had been so close to winning the Kentucky Derby. It was ...

Jay Paterno said Friday upon his alumni 
election to the Penn State board of trustees that restoring his father’s statue was not a priority.

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Jay Paterno elected to PSU board of trustees

A son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and staunch defender of his father’s legacy has been elected to the university’s board of trustees. Jay Paterno received the most votes in the alumni elections for trustee. “Being elected to Penn State’s board of trustees is and ...