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ROUNDUP: Williamsport tennis remains undefeated with win over Shore

In boys tennis, Cameron Butler and Jesse Kight picked up a tiebreaking win at No. 2 doubles and Amani Tran and Liam Ferry took the top two singles spots as Williamsport remained undefeated with a 4-1 win over Jersey Shore. Michael Walker picked up the Bulldogs’ lone win at No. 3 singles. ...

Millionaires open season with 14-run performance

MILL HALL — Williamsport fourth-inning hits and runs flowed like a raging Niagara Falls on Tuesday afternoon. The Millionaires produced 12 runs and belted 12 hits, erasing a four-run deficit and taking an eight-run lead. One at-bat perfectly symbolized that entire performance, too. Senior ...

Wellsboro’s Tuttle, Poirier named NTL Players of the Year

Wellsboro’s Brandyn Tuttle and Emma Poirier both were named NTL Players of the Years for boys and girls basketball, respectively, as the all-star teams were announced. Wellsboro was also named Coaching Staff of the Year. North Penn-Mansfield’s Dylan Meyer was named ...

Local roundup: Loyalsock tops crosstown rival Montoursville in boys tennis

In boys tennis, Connor Rude and Quinn Deitrick each picked up three-set wins at Nos. 1 and 3 singles, respectively, as Loyalsock escaped Montoursville with a 4-1 win. Ben Watts picked up the Warriors lone win at No. 2 singles in straight sets. Franklin Summerson’s three-set win at No. 1 ...

Marsteller beats Wick to place 3rd at NCAAs

PITTSBURGH — There was no plan in place for Chance Marsteller to deal with Evan Wick’s cradle. There were no special instructions from coach Scott Moore or assistant Rob Weikel. Wick, Wisconsin’s returning All-American, had a cradle locked up on the Lock Haven senior for the third time ...

LHU splits twinbill with Millersville

LOCK HAVEN — Coming off one of their best pre-PSAC starts in some time, the Lock Haven team got things going Sunday afternoon when they welcomed Millersville University to Lawrence Field for a doubleheader. When it was completed, there was both good news and bad news for the Bald Eagles ...

Nittany Lions crown 3 champions and win team title

PITTSBURGH — Anthony Cassar wakes up every day believing he’s a national champion. Today, when his eyes open, he’ll be just that. In one of the more surreal endings to an improbable season, the Penn State heavyweight climbed atop the 285-pound podium Saturday night at the NCAA Wrestling ...

Lock Haven swept by ESU

LOCK HAVEN — After opening the 2019 season by splitting a pair of games with East Stroudsburg on the road, the Lock Haven University baseball team returned home to Watkins Field, hoping for at least split or possibly a sweep. However, as things turned out, the Bald Eagles got neither ...

Mitch Rupert on wrestling: Milton’s Preisch finally gets his validation

PITTSBURGH — A year ago, Pat Santoro sat in the hotel room of Ryan Preisch and had no idea what to say. His junior 184-pounder had just lost in the blood round of the NCAA Wrestling Championships for the second consecutive season and he had no idea how to console him. Preisch broke the ...

Lincoln Park wins AAA title by 1 point over Trinity

In boys basketball, District 7 champion Lincoln Park won the Class AAA championship with a 73-72 thriller against District 3 champion Trinity at the Giant Center in Hershey on Saturday. In Class 6A, District 10 champion Kennedy Catholic won in double overtime, 64-62, against ...

Sock’s Ross earns top honor in boys basketball

Creating separate tournaments for non-boundary and traditional boundary schools was addressed last week, but there are two more items on a basketball wish list this reporter would love seeing come true by next winter. 1.) District 4 letting people know in advance what night certain ...

Local roundup: PCT baseball drops doubleheader

Penn College lost both games of a doubleheader in college baseball to Washington College, falling 10-9 and 1-0, both in seven inning games. Penn College’s Alex Flicker went 2 for 3 with a double in the first game. • Anna Gimmestad went 3 for 3 at the plate and made a sensational ...

Golf tip of the week: The shoulders should move the hands

The shoulder coil on the backswing dictates how high the hands go. The shoulders, chest and arms must remain connected throughout the golf swing. Many golfers turn the shoulder slightly and raise the hands high. Raising the hands without the proper shoulder turn causes a loss of power and ...

Mansfield baseball upset 9th ranked West Chester

In college baseball, Mansfield Mountaineers took down ninth-ranked West Chester, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon. Evan McAndrew through a complete game shutout for the Mounties. In the second game of the afternoon, West Chester struck for 10 runs through the first two innings en route to a 15-2 ...

Lock Haven duo earns All-American honors

PITTSBURGH — Nate Carr Jr. raised both arms in the air and then crouched down like a linebacker waiting to pounce on a running back in the hole. As soon as Lock Haven’s Kyle Shoop got within striking distance, the Bald Eagles’ assistant coach pounced. He wrapped the redshirt junior in a ...

Bucknell misses 2 game-tying looks as historic season ends

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Bucknell women's basketball team demonstrated its championship mettle on a national stage on Friday, but the 12th-seeded Bison fell one bucket short in a 70-67 loss to No. 5 Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Halton Arena. In the final seconds of ...

Shore’s Kauffman named Sun-Gazette Player of Year

This area experienced a drought when it came to postseason girls basketball success for a stretch during this decade’s first half. North Penn-Mansfield, however, ushered in a strong era in 2015 and district championships, as well as state tournament wins, have become more common. Loyalsock ...

5 Penn State wrestlers advance to finals

PITTSBURGH — Bo Nickal prepares for matches through visualization. He said he thinks about 12 or 15 ways he can pin an opponent before he ever steps on the mat. Funny thing is, he seems to have found a favorite way with a cradle more deadly than the fiercest Great White. The Penn State ...

Lourdes falls short in state championship against New Berlin

In girls basketball, District 4 Class A champion Lourdes Regional fell to New Berlin in the PIAA Class A state championship, 41-32, on Friday afternoon. District 7 champion Peters Township defeated District 1 champion Garnet Valley, 62-49, in the PIAA Class 6A state championship. In boys ...