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Sun-Gazette wrestling rankings for Jan. 27

106 1. Jacob Blair, Muncy 2. Brock Lutz, Montoursville 3. Tyler Dilly, Williamson 4. Coy Wagner, NP-Liberty 5. Isaac Landis, Canton 113 1. Mario Barberio, Muncy 2. Johnny Shreffler, Central Mtn. 3. Noah Hunt, Warrior Run 4. Luke Gorg, Hughesville 5. Dylan Reese, S. ...

Blair No. 1 and looking to do more

That Jacob Blair walked out of the Muncy High School gym Thursday night disappointed speaks to just how far the sophomore has come. Defeating a state-ranked opponent just isn’t enough for the 106-pounder. See, there are finally some pretty big expectations on Jacob Blair. He’s the No. ...

Spartan girls to districts

By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com HUGHESVILLE — Wherever Warrior Run all-state candidate Megan Zim­merman went, Jayden Leighow followed. Zimmer­man tried all night shaking Leighow, but the senior forward stuck on her like glue. Leighow played relentless defense inside while guards ...

Nittany Lion wrestlers handle Gophers

STATE COLLEGE — Through nine seasons, Cael Sanderson has enjoyed about as much success as any coach could reasonably expect, with one exception. His Penn State teams were just 1-4-1 against the Golden Gophers. The top-ranked Nittany Lions took another step toward fixing that one blemish ...

Local roundup: Lancer girls top South

Summer McNulty scored 14 pints and Sarah Van Fleet added 10 as Loyalsock beat South Williams­port, 60-29, Friday night in girls basketball. Benton held St. John Neumann to single-digit point totals in each of the final three quarters in a 59-32 victory. Lydia Albert led Montoursville ...

Local roundup: Central Mountain’s Andrus earns 100th win

Seth Andrus earned his 100th win as Central Mountain won 70-3 at Williamsport. He beat Cam Dickey, 12-4 at 132 pounds. Alec Dickey’s 9-3 win by decision at 152 over Alonzo Henry was Williamsport’s lone victory. Montoursville defeated Hughesville, 65-6. The Warriors got five pins out of ...

Measures passed at LLB’s congress in New Orleans

Little Leaguers in the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division eligible for postseason play may now compete with their league’s Major Baseball tournament team effective this year, in a measure passed this past week at Little League’s quadrennial congress in New Orleans. To be eligible for ...

Muncy and Benton’s matchups live up to hype

MUNCY — The dual-meet between Muncy and Benton was never in doubt Thursday night. Even Benton coach Bryan Hart knew his Tigers team just didn’t have the firepower to hang with the Indians. But the gym wasn’t packed because of the dual-meet score. It was packed to see a handful of ...

Ex-Phillies Williams, Morandini remember back on 1993 season

One pitch didn’t change Mitch Williams’ life. It didn’t change his love of the most fun season he’s ever had in baseball. Even now 25 years later, the former Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher shrugs off Joe Carter’s World Series-winning home run in 1993 as nothing more than a moment ...

Dragons hold off WAHS

As Williamsport made a fourth-quarter rally, Lewisburg point guard Grace Kelleher brought the ball upcourt and raised her left hand. The message was clear. Relax. Lewisburg did just that Wednesday at Williamsport and played near-flawless basketball over the final four minutes. The Dragons ...

Lycoming’s Mader has provided spark for Warriors

Injuries have definitely run their course on the Lycoming women’s basketball team. First Warrior Run grad Madi Welliver had to have surgery on her knee and miss the remainder of the season after she got some time off the bench. Then Mifflinburg grad Kayla Kline — arguably one of the ...

Brown has career-high 27 for Bison

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Stephen Brown scored a career-high 27 points with seven 3-pointers and Bucknell beat Navy 87-67 on Wednesday night for its seventh straight victory. Bucknell (14-8, 8-1) maintained sole possession of first place in the Patriot League with its sixth straight road win of ...

Local roundup: Klingerman’s 23 leads Loyalsock boys

Despite missing Gerald Ross who was sick with the flu, Loyalsock defeated Milton, 72-54, in boys basketball. Mitchell Klingerman led the Lancers with 23 points and Connor Watkins added 14. Milton was led by Tony Manzano’s 24 points. Neumann defeat Benton, 66-25. Andrew Fish led the Golden ...

Bigelows come up big against Neumann

Emma Bigelow dominated the boards and played stifling defense. Aleaha Bigelow scored a career-high 10 points and added seven rebounds. Together, the Bigelows formed quite the sister act Tuesday at the Catholic Community Center and helped power Muncy to a big win. Emma grabbed 12 rebounds ...

Southern edges Muncy in battle of ranked schools

MUNCY — Patrick Edmondson had no idea he was going to be bumped up in the lineup. The Southern Columbia freshman was preparing for what was to be a dog fight with Muncy’s Mario Barberio at 113 pounds. But an unexpected loss four bouts prior changed everything for the Tigers. And when the ...

Local roundup: Shore’s Butzler earns 100th individual win

Jersey Shore senior Emma Butzler won the 200 free on Tuesday with a time of 2:12.36 to record her 100th career individual win as Jersey Shore lost to Lewisburg in girls swimming, 95-75. She won the event by roughly six seconds. Butzler also has been part of 77 relay team victories in her ...

Zimmerman is stepping up for Warrior Run

When Megan Zimmerman’s soccer or softball days were over the past year, her sports work was just beginning. Often times, following a soccer or softball practice, Zimmerman traded in her cleats for her basketball sneakers and started working. Zimmerman is a driven athlete and, more than ...

Shore defeats previously undefeated Hornets

JERSEY SHORE — Averie Hess and her Jersey Shore teammates deliver unforgettable moments nearly every time they take the court these days. But what these resilient Bulldogs did Monday might have provided them their best long-term memory yet. Hess played her best high school game, delivering ...

Newbold’s 1,000th point just part of successful resume

If you look at Lycoming’s roster, you’ll notice there’s only two seniors listed — Chris Wallace and Alex Newbold — and to say they have an impressive resume together would be a bit of an understatement. They’re both 1,000 point scorers — the first pair of Lycoming teammates to ...

Local roundup: Rymsza’s 7 treys lift Muncy boys to win

Noah Rymsza hit seven 3-pointers to end with 28 points, Muncy hit 13 from 3-point range and the Indians defeated Midd-West, 66-49, in boys basketball on Monday. Jordan Yaple had career highs with nine points and seven rebounds and Matt Coyner grabbed 10 boards. Cole Lentz had 11 points, ...