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South minor softball wins the Eastern Region championship

South Williamsport minor softball capped its best season in Little League softball history with a 7-2 win over New Jersey in the Eastern Region Invitational Championship on Thursday afternoon at Pittston. On Thursday morning, South clinched a spot in the tournament final with a 3-0 win over ...

Bucknell announces its 2018-19 wrestling schedule

LEWISBURG — A Sojka Pavilion visit by Penn State highlights the Bucknell wrestling team’s 2018-19 schedule, released Thursday. The Nittany Lions, winners of seven of the past eight NCAA titles, are set to make their first ever trip to Lewisburg for a 7 p.m. dual on Friday, November 30. ...

ROUNDUP: South minor softball moves to region semis

Alizabeth Schuler threw a one-hit shutout as the South Williamsport minor division softball team remained undefeated at the Eastern Regional with 2-0 win over New Jersey. With the win, South Williamsport finished 4-0 in the Mid-Atlantic pool and advanced to this morning’s semifinals. It ...

Crosscutters rally falls short

Williamsport pitching combined to strike out 17 Mahoning Valley batters, setting a new season-high, but fell 6-5 in the series finale to the Scrappers on Wednesday night. Keudy Bocio went 2 for 4 with his first two doubles of the season, driving in three runs for his first multi-RBI game. ...

Crosscutters blow lead again in loss

The Williamsport Crosscutters blew an early lead and a close game late broke open as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored five runs combined in the seventh and eighth innings to pull away for a 7-2 win Tuesday night at Eastwood Field. The Cutters took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on ...

South minor softball clinches spot in regional semifinals

In the minor softball Eastern Regional Invitational Tournament, South Williamsport clinched a spot in the semifinals with its 6-2 win over New York on Tuesday evening in Pittston. South takes on another undefeated team in New Jersey today at 9 a.m. With the game tied at two in the top of ...

Johnson, McCarver talk LLWS, baseball

When asked if he remembered playing Little League as a kid, former New York Mets third baseman Howard Johnson almost took a trip back in time. He remembered the league he played in, the years he was there, which team he suited up for. He even remembered the team colors they wore and what ...

Cutters start road series with a victory

The Williamsport Crosscutters opened their three-game road series at Mahoning Valley with a 4-1 win over the Scrappers on Monday night. Williamsport and Mahoning Valley were deadlocked at 1-1 after two innings until Williamsport (17-25) broke out with a three-run top of the eighth inning ...

Crosscutters back in win column

Jogging in from the bullpen, Austin Ross was well aware of the situation he was entering in the eight inning Sunday. The Williamsport Crosscutters’ offense had just put together a five-run inning to break a tie and needed a shutdown inning to help try and salvage the finale of a three-game ...

Local roundup: South minors, West End 15’s each advance in regionals

From staff reports In the minor softball Eastern Region Invitational Tournament in Pittston, South Williamsport advanced with its 11-1 four-inning win over host Mountain Top on Sunday afternoon. South will take on New York on Tuesday at 3 p.m. as its best season in South Williamsport Little ...

Central Mountain to host basketball clinic

For area players wanting to get a head start on the upcoming basketball season, or new players looking to get their first reps on the court, Central Mountain will be hosting a basketball clinic this Saturday, August 4th at Central Mountain Middle School. The clinic is open to area boys and ...

Renegades rally from 3-run deficit to top Cutters

Ball in hand, Abdallah Aris began walking away from home plate. Nobody had called time after Michael Smith’s bunt was fielded and thrown to first base by Williamsport catcher Rafael Marchan. Aris walked away from the plate, focusing on his next pitch, before Marchan returned. Hudson ...

Morales capable of more than what numbers show

Hector Berrios likes to start his conversations about Williamsport Crosscutters pitcher Francisco Morales with a reminder the right-hander is just 18 years old. It’s an important part of Morales’ story. It’s easy to see this mountain of a human being who stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall and ...

Local roundup: South minor softball wins at East Region Invitational

At the East Region Invitational minor softball tournament, South Williamsport opened with a 7-3 win over Delaware on Saturday at Jenkins Township. South was led by Lynna Clark, who was 2 for 2 with a home run and an RBI, and Alizabeth Schuler, who went 2 for 2 with two triples. Maddie ...

Golf tip of the week: Positive attitude can improve your golf game

Many golfers get beat before they step on the first tee. Negative thoughts and a poor attitude create more harm to a golf swing than bad mechanics. A golfer that feels happy and relaxed will outperform golfers with good swings and bad attitudes. Everyone misses golf shots regardless of how ...

Panama earns LLWS berth by winning Latin America region

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA — For the 10th time in its nation’s history, a team from Panama will be heading to the Little League World Series as Vacamonte Little League from La Chorrera, Panama, won the 2018 Latin America regional. The Vacamonte Little League offense opened the tournament on fire ...

Crosscutters again can’t hold lead in loss

For a second, Jesse Wilkening looked away. Then he shrugged his shoulders quickly. “It probably wasn’t the best pitch call in the first place,” the Williamsport Crosscutters’ catcher said after Friday night’s 3-2 loss to Hudson Valley. It was only the second pitch reliever Keylan ...

Lewisburg hopes for healthier 2018

Lewisburg never really showed what it could do when operating at full strength last fall. That is because the Green Dragons really never were at full strength. Injures ravaged Lewisburg all season and the Dragons played one game with nine starters missing. Both sides of the ball took big hits ...

Spain makes LLWS for first time in more than 30 years

KUTNO, POLAND - For the first time in more than 30 years, a team from Spain will be heading to the Little League Baseball World Series after Catalunya Little League out of Barcelona took home the 2018 Little League Baseball Europe and Africa Region Championship title. Catalunya Little League ...