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Bucktail rallies to top Muncy

After falling victim to a no hitter in its season opening shutout loss to Galeton, Bucktail quickly fell behind again yesterday when Mid-Penn rival Muncy jumped out to a six-run lead after two innings. Bucktail senior Makenzi Brennan gave the Bucks their first base hit of the year before ...

Warriors open year with shutout

It was only the first game and so many challenges remain. Still, a big-game atmosphere surrounded the Montoursville-Loyalsock showdown Thursday afternoon. Both teams intensely competed and both dugouts remained vocal all game. So what if this was just the opener? This was still a big ...

Local roundup: Bison baseball falls against Binghamton

In college baseball, Bucknell fell to Binghamton, 9-6, on Wednesday evening. Dominic Toso had a pinch-hit two-run double in the seventh inning to get the Bison on the board late. Dominic Toso led Bucknell with two RBIs. Binghamton jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after the first inning and ...

BU women’s lax to play at Mathewson

LEWISBURG — Because Graham Field is being resurfaced, the Bucknell women’s lacrosse team will play the remainder of its 2018 home schedule at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The Bison will first take the Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium field on Saturday as part of a lacrosse ...

LHU baseball remains ranked at 18th

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University baseball team remained in this week’s national rankings as the Bald Eagles checked in at No. 18 in this week’s National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA) Week 7 Division II National Poll. Last week, LHU entered the rankings for the ...

Montoursville grad Molesky to pitch in independent league

Two times it could have been over. Montoursville graduate Vince Molesky underwent Tommy John Surgery as a junior at Mount St. Mary’s in 2012. That was strike one. Strike two came three years later when Molesky struggled in his first season with the Gateway Grizzlies, leading the Frontier ...

Lancers ahead after trip South

Advantage, Loyalsock. Ultimately, it might not matter, but Loyalsock has a big head start on its District 4 competition, playing five games already. The Lancers played five games in Myrtle Beach last week, going 3-2 against strong competition and showing the offensive firepower which made ...

ROUNDUP: Brought leads Hornets past Canton

In high school softball, Cathryn Brought struck out six in four innings of one-hit ball, while also adding two RBIs at the plate, and Wellsboro defeated Canton, 12-1, in five innings. Sydney Tremper went 3 for 4 with a double, an RBI and three runs and Kailee Klymer had a home run and three ...

Snyder starts season strong for Spartans

When the ball hit the dirt and bounced away, Selinsgrove’s Evan Hoke broke toward second and an easy stolen base appeared imminent. Jared Snyder had other ideas. Hughesville’s senior catcher, blocked the ball, immediately snapped up and retrieved the ball. Seemingly in one motion, he ...

ROUNDUP: Bucknell explodes to finish softball sweep of Holy Cross

Ryanne Rokos hit her first career home run to fuel Bucknell’s best offensive output of the season in a 14-2 win over Holy Cross in Patriot League softball action Sunday. The Bison completed the three-game sweep over the Crusaders. Bucknell’s 14 runs came on nine hits, seven walks, and ...

Penn College golfers have high hopes

After a great fall season, the Pennsylvania College of Technology men's golf team is scheduled to resume play at noon on Monday at the Dutchmen Spring Invitational at Lebanon Valley College. Last week, the baseball, softball and men's tennis teams all tasted victory. MEN'S GOLF In ...

Local roundup: Montoursville softball opens year with a victory

Montoursville softball opened its season on a high, scoring five seventh-inning runs and defeating Juniata, 9-4, on the road. Madison Jean threw a four-hitter and went 3 for 4 with a home run. Bre O’Dell had a big high school debut, delivering two hits and two RBIs. Fellow freshman ...

LHU sweeps Mansfield baseball

LOCK HAVEN — Taking advantage of sun-drenched conditions at Watkins Field on Saturday afternoon, the Lock Haven University baseball team kept its winning ways rolling along as the Bald Eagles swept both games of a PSAC-East twinbill with Mansfield, winning 8-4 and 4-3, the second win in ...

Girls track and field preview

TOP GIRLS RETURNERS Sprints: Charlotte Neylon, Loyalsock She posted the best time in the area in the 100-meter dash in the area a year ago at 12.40 and finished second at the district meet to eventual state runner-up Breana Gambrell of Athens. She’ll likely be battling Gambrell again in ...

Golf tip of the week: Tense muscles destroy golf swings

Most golfers grip the club too tightly, destroying any chance of completing a good golf swing. The club should orbit the body freely as if you were twirling a weight on a string around your hand. If the muscles in the arms and hands are rigid. There is no chance of gaining clubhead speed. The ...

Gibbs, Bohner inducted into bowling HOF

On Saturday, the Lycoming County USBC Bowling Association held its annual Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet and inducted its two newest members of its Hall of Fame in Walter Gibbs and Robert Bohner. WALTER GIBBS Gibbs was one of the highest average bowlers in the local association ...

Numerous teams could be playing for district title

Having the District 4 championships at Medlar Field’s Lubrano Park was a fun experience last June. The State College baseball complex is just as good as a Minor League Baseball experience as one can receive. But it is not Bowman Field. Yes, Medlar Field might be flashier than Bowman Field, ...

Local roundup: Welker, McNulty help Sock softball win

Katie Welker and Summer McNulty both went 3 for 4 as McNulty added a triple and Loyalsock rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat Fort LeBoeuf from Erie, 7-5, in the final game of a tournament in South Carolina. Sam Stopper went 2 for 3 with a team-high five RBIs and scored three runs. ...

Area teams full of talented softball players throughout rosters

No area District 4 team captured a district championship last year, although five reached finals. It was not that shocking, though, since so many teams were young. If that is the case come this June, however, it would be shocking. Those talent-laden teams are a year more experienced, a year ...

Teams arrive for Final Four

SAN ANTONIO — Loyola-Chicago’s team plane pulled into a private hangar, and the players were serenaded by a brass band playing “Deep in the Heart of Texas” while they walked a festive carpet to a team bus emblazoned with their logo and colors. The 11th-seeded Ramblers sure looked like ...