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Montoursville’s Crebs rested injury to be ready for postseason

HUGHESVILLE — The last thing Gable Crebs wanted to do was miss the District 4 Duals tournament. He was a big part of the reason Montoursville had just one loss in the regular season and was the No. 2 seed in the tournament. But with a gimpy ankle, he and his coaches knew his focus should ...

Girls tourneys unpredictable as ever in D4

The common denominator throughout this season has been unpredictability. Once one thinks he or she has things figured out, something changes. More so than in years past projecting how the tournaments unfold is a difficult task. But let’s try anyway. Williamsport, though, competes in the ...

Mid-week match was prep for Shore’s O’Connor

HUGHESVILLE — Hunter O’Connor took a loss Wednesday night in Jersey Shore’s final dual-meet of the season. It was a loss he was OK with taking because he knew it was preparation. The junior 182-pounder took Wednesday’s match with Shikellamy’s Josh Krieger as a warm-up, an ...

Tough to predict D4 boys tourneys

The District 4 seeding process remains a mess and hopefully this is the last year using this unfair process. But we’re stuck with it this year so let’s break down what should be some of the more unpredictable tournaments in recent memory. Williamsport will be trying to defend its District ...

Penn College wrestlers set for regionals, baseball beginning, basketball ends

For the first time in school history, Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers have a shot at a NCAA national championship and they begin that quest Friday and Saturday at the NCAA Division III Southeast Region Championships in Rocky Mount, Virginia. The top three finishers in each weight ...

Muncy’s Klock knocks off 132’s top wrestler in state

HUGHESVILLE — Standing in the hallway preparing for his 152-pound final, Muncy’s Noah Gush heard a roar come from the gym at Hughesville High School. The senior knew he had to make sure he was prepared to go, but he wasn’t missing teammate Joe Klock’s matchup with Benton’s Cole ...

Lutz, Gorg change weights, have success

HUGHESVILLE —Montoursville’s Wyatt Lutz and Hughesville’s Luke Gorg both came to a season-altering realization earlier this season. It was the realization that neither one was going to be as successful as they wanted to be at the weights they had been competing at. For Lutz, a returning ...

Complete District 4 Sectional wrestling results

NORTH SECTIONALS Team scoring: Wyalusing 206.5, Athens 134.5, Towanda 129.5, NP-Liberty 100.5, NEB 90, Canton 80, Sullivan County 71, Troy 55.5, Williamson 24, Sayre 3, Wellsboro 3 Key: At - Athens, SC- Sullivan County, Wy-Wyalusing, Ca-Canton, NPL-North Penn-Liberty, We-Wellsboro, ...

Golf roundup: Watson takes the lead at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Back to his day job, Bubba Watson began with a tap-in eagle at Riviera and finished with a 6-under 65 on Saturday to take a one-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay in the Genesis Open. Watson, a two-time winner at Riviera, has gone two years since his last victory and has ...

Local college roundup: Foulland helps Bucknell beat Holy Cross in OT

Nana Foulland recorded 21 points and nine rebounds, and Bucknell held Holy Cross without a field goal in overtime to win 68-67 in men’s basketball on Saturday afternoon. Stephen Brown and Zach Thomas added 15 points each for the Bison, who reached the 20-win mark for the 14th time in school ...

Golf tip of the week: Make sure to add some spring to your swing

High handicap golfers are afraid to relax their legs. If the leg muscles are rigid, the knees can’t be active during the swing. The legs should feel relaxed and springy, similar to getting ready to jump over something. In fact, the entire body must be supple enough to move the body weight ...

Local high school roundup: Neumann holds Bucktail scoreless in 1st in a rout

St. John Neumann blanked Bucktail in the first quarter and held a 27-point lead en route to a convincing 65-28 rout of the Bucks in boys basketball on Saturday. Brandon Loner led Neumann with 14 points and Adam Helminiak scored 11. Andrew Fish had eight points, seven rebounds and five ...

Lunger, Athens earn win over Wellsboro girls

MANSFIELD — Few thought Athens could beat Wellsboro Saturday night. Not after Wellsboro swept the season series and won the first game by 32 points. Not after Wellsboro romped through the league season, going undefeated. But Athens never doubted it would win. And now the Northern Tier ...

Kovalchuk scores twice as Russians earn victory

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The blistering pace on the ice and the atmosphere in the arena was reminiscent of the epic showdown between the United States and Russia in Sochi four years ago. That’s where the similarities end. When the teams met again at the Olympics on Saturday night ...

Loyalsock can’t quite rally back in second half against Danville

SUNBURY — Loyalsock believed it played one good quarter Wednesday when it won a dramatic Heartland Conference semifinal game. Friday, it played two good quarters in the championship. But it was not enough. Danville built a 17-point second-quarter lead and held off a furious Loyalsock ...

Cruz, McNulty help Lancers win HAC trophy

SUNBURY — Sarah Van Fleet hugged the championship trophy like a long-lost sibling as she exited the court. Winning championships always is special, but this one was extra sweet. Loyalsock earned this one the hard way. The Lancers overcame two devastating injuries to standout players, ...

Liberty’s Wagner looking for strong performance

Coy Wagner is the kind of wrestler Eric Pequignot can build a program around. No, the freshman 106-pounder at North Penn-Liberty doesn’t have the most wins on the team. He probably isn’t going to be the Mounties wrestler who advances the deepest into the postseason. But what Wagner has ...

Local roundup: Hughesville’s Mason hits two milestones in win

Devon Bushor drains game-winner in double overtime to give Hughesville a 43-41 win over Warrior Run in boys basketball on Friday. Taylor Mason had a career night posting an 18-point, 19-rebound double-double and seven blocks to hit two milestones. Mason recorded his 500th career rebound and ...

Lycoming men’s lacrosse has an experienced crew for 2018 season

In 2017, it took a heartbreaking overtime goal in the season’s final game to keep the Lycoming men’s lacrosse team from reaching the postseason for the first time in three years. But fifth-year coach Chris Scanlon hasn’t needed to use it for motivation as Lycoming gets set for its 2018 ...

Prough, Grab lift Hornets to NTL Tournament Championship

Dalton Prough watched has watched Wellsboro grow into a Northern Tier League dynasty from the bottom up. Joseph Grab is experiencing Wellsboro basketball tradition for the first time. Together, the senior and freshman helped Wellsboro drop the hammer on North Penn-Mansfield Saturday night at ...