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District 4 track and field results

GIRLS CLASS AA * — denotes state qualifier # — denotes district meet record Team standings: 1, Loyalsock, 114; 2, Lewisburg, 68; 3, Athens, 60; 4, Warrior Run, 56; 5, Mount Carmel, 55; 6, Montoursville, 46; 7, Bloomsburg, 41; 8, Wyalusing, 38; 9, Williamson, 35; 10, Southern ...

Districts begin Monday in baseball and softball

All that offseason and preseason work that at times might have seemed so tedious has paid off. Now all those who paid the price can reap the benefits, qualifying for the District 4 playoffs that open Monday for baseball and Tuesday for softball. Thirteen area softball teams will fight for ...

Golf tip of the week: Stop topping the ball

Topping the ball is one of the most aggravating problems for beginner golfers. There are different causes for topping the ball. The head must be the center point of the swing. If the head moves back and forth, the spine angle moves back or forward of the ball, creating an egg-shape arc. It ...

Yoder wins limited late model at CCMS

LOCK HAVEN — The sixth try was the charm. With a season scheduled to begin April 12, Clinton County Motor Speedway finally got a night of racing completed. Almost. The pro stock feature was lost to curfew and will be made up next week. Red flag stops were needed in the Smith ...

Gee comes up big for Lancers

Those who do not know him or his story likely believe Derek Gee is completely healthy. That goes double when he makes circus catches and delivers RBI hits like he did Friday against visiting Jersey Shore. Gee hardly looks like an athlete who has played with a torn ACL since October. But that ...

Sock’s Martin knew Barone had talent

Zac Martin knew what was coming a year before Nick Barone reached high school. Well, change that. The Loyalsock baseball coach knew Barone could make an immediate impact as a freshman, but could not have imagined that he would become so prolific. While others were busy playing games on ...

Stevens transfers to Mississippi State

Tommy Stevens has found a new home, and it’s no surprise at all where the former Penn State quarterback is transferring. Stevens is heading to Mississippi State where he will reunite with former Nittany Lion offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead. Stevens entered the transfer portal last ...

Local roundup: Neumann’s Weller records 400th K

In high school softball, St. John Neumann’s Anne Weller recorded her 400th strikeout against Sugar Valley as the Golden Knights swept a doubleheader, 15-0 and 16-1, both in four innings Friday. Maria Helminiak went 4 for 6 with four RBIs in the two games. Madi Waltman threw a ...

Mansfield’s Hillson retires after 33 seasons

Harry Hillson, the program’s all-time wins leader, has announced his retirement as head coach of the Mansfield University baseball team after 33 seasons at the helm. Hillson amassed 892 wins since being named head coach of the program prior to the start of the 1987 season. He ranked 12th ...

7 individuals qualify for states on Day 1 of districts

Kamryn Snyder spoke Thursday between sniffles, the result of a flu which left her less than 100 percent for the District 4 track and field championships. She gingerly climbed off the top step of the podium after receiving her gold medal for winning the girls Class AAA shot put. She’s been ...

Eisenhower shuts out Neumann in 1st varsity start

MUNCY — Whatever the task, Leia Eisenhower always could block everything out while focusing on her given task. And that was when she was just a young child. Eisenhower has grown up now, but her tunnel vision remains a constant and was a valuable asset Thursday when the Muncy freshman ...

Central Mountain softball advances to D6 Class 5A final

MILL HALL — Central Mountain’s slight 2-1 lead had coach Fred Caldwell uneasy. His team was in a competitive contest with two-win Hollidaysburg, but the coach knew the Golden Tigers’ record wasn't reflective of their attitude. “I’m always worried,” Caldwell said of the early ...

Ferry, Tran earn silver in doubles tourney

Williamsport senior Liam Ferry and junior Amani Tran ended their season with silver medals after losing in the finals of the District 2-4 Class AAA tennis doubles championships at the Wyoming Valley Indoor Tennis Club on Thursday. The Millionaires’ duo lost 6-3, 6-2 to the ...

Local roundup: WAHS holds off Shore’s upset bid in baseball

Braeden Mazzante went 3 for 4 with two doubles and earned the win in relief as Williamsport fought off an upset attempt at Jersey Shore and won, 11-5, in high school baseball Thursday. Riley Hilner also had three hits, two doubles and two RBIs as Williamsport (14-4) won for the 10th time in 11 ...

Burkholder leads Neumann to tie of school wins record

Keon Burkholder’s pitches remain as potent as they did earlier this season. Mechanics, movement and velocity still look good. The reason the St. John Neumann sophomore has become dominant and his team has played some of the best baseball in program history the last few weeks is more a ...

Sock’s Neylon running through illness

SOUTH CENTRE TWP. — Tears welled in Charlotte Neylon’s eyes when she saw her time. She couldn’t help it. There was a time this year when the Loyalsock senior never thought she’d see a 100-meter time under 13 seconds again. So when she won the girls 100-meter championship at the ...

ROUNDUP: South’s Breen wins 8th in a row

Dom Harding hit a grand slam, Logan Burkett smacked two doubles and Tripp Breen won his eighth straight start as South Williamsport defeated Muncy, 8-1. Harding’s sixth-inning grand slam broke open the game and Burkett drove in three runs. Breen struck out 11 and allowed one hit in five ...

Central Mountain routs Black Panthers on senior day

MILL HALL — It was Senior Day for the Central Mountain baseball team Wednesday afternoon at Mill Hall Community Field and the Wildcat seniors made the most of their final home-field appearance. With clouds drifting in and out of the area, the Wildcats weren’t about to let Mother Nature ...

Williamsport’s season comes to end in 1st round of states

After losing five starters from a district title and state tournament team, Williamsport wasn’t supposed to repeat either of those feats. Ten wins would’ve been a pleasant surprise and maybe even a district win. But a relatively young Williamsport team had other ideas. The Millionaires ...