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WAHS baseball and softball earn CPL all-star nods

The Central Penn League announced its baseball and softball all-star teams on Monday and Williamsport was represented in both sports. The Millionaires’ baseball team won the league championship this year and Kyle Schneider was named Coach of the Year thanks to coaching the ...

Area kid wins MLB Pitch Hit Run championship in Pittsburgh

Brooke Wilcox, from Covington, won the MLB Pitch Hit Run championship for the 9-10 year old softball division held at the Pittsburgh Pirates PNC Stadium this past Saturday. Wilcox is the daughter of Chris and Maryann Wilcox. Maryann is the North Penn-Mansfield girls soccer coach. Brooke ...

Cutters’ offense comes alive in victory

If hitting in contagious, it passed through the Williamsport Crosscutters on Monday night. The Cutters pounded out a season-high 13 hits from eight players in a 7-3 win over Auburn at Bowman Field. After struggling to consistently produce runs through the first three games of the season ...

Header from Kane lifts England

VOLGOGRAD, Russia — Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out. Kane found an open area of space at the far post and used his head to meet Harry Maguire’s flick-on, scoring the winning goal ...

Cutters notebook: Vierling made pro debut

Hitting in Citizens Bank Park was Matt Vierling’s opportunity to prove what he’s capable of in front of a Major League audience. In a workout with the Philadelphia Phillies prior to the MLB Draft, the Notre Dame product hit a few home runs during batting practice at the Phillies’ stadium ...

Local roundup: Williamsport major softball wins opener

In the opener of the District 12 major softball tournament, Williamsport scored nine runs in the bottom of the fourth and Kendall McAnelly threw a complete-game one-hitter as Williamsport topped Clinton, 10-0, in four innings on Monday. Alexandria Chilson (3 for 3, three RBIs, two runs) and ...

Cutters fall in extras for second straight night to State College

Drifting back toward the left-field wall, Ben Pelletier never took his eyes off the baseball. He did continue to drift back in the top of the 10th inning until he hit the wall and there was no more room to drift. The baseball hit by State College’s Stanley Espinal landed beyond the wall in ...

Kuznetsov trying to learn game and language

A year ago, Anton Kuznetsov spoke no English. He spoke to his coaches through Google Translator to try and figure out what the coaches wanted from him. At the same time, the Philadelphia Phillies heaped information on him as he was trying to learn baseball in a new country as a 19-year-old. ...

PSU’s Taylor earns spot on World Team

STATE COLLEGE — For David Taylor, ceding the first takedown in the first match of his best-of-three Final X series Saturday night against Nick Reenan was a simple math equation. If he scored more the rest of the way, he would win. And did he ever. Taylor earned his first U.S. Senior ...

Extra-inning affair ends with Spikes win

STATE COLLEGE - The ball shot out of Brayan Gonzalez's glove like it was thrown down the right-field line. He was trying to apply the tag on State College's Brenden Donovan on a wild throw from third base, but as Donovan collided with the Williamsport second baseman, the ball flew out of his ...

Golf tip of the week: Control accuracy with the shoulders

Most golfers are taught to open up their stance and shoulders for shorter shots. Try opening up the hips and the feet while keeping the shoulders parallel to the intended target line. The shoulders are the most important sights on the body. Golfers would improve their accuracy by squaring ...

District 4’s Dunn gets first taste of pro ball

Nick Dunn took a second to look around at his surroundings. He was standing in a ballpark he was familiar with getting ready to play his first professional game on a field he played on three years ago. “It's a little bit different,” the State College Spikes' second baseman said of Bowman ...

Cutters’ 2018 season begins with a victory at home

From the third-base coaching box, Pat Borders held two hands up in the air to stop Danny Mayer at second base. A leadoff double was more than good enough for the Williamsport Crosscutters’ manager in the seventh inning. The only problem was Mayer didn’t stop at second base. He knew off the ...

Johnson sets a daunting target

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Dustin Johnson used the long ball to show how much was going his way in the U.S. Open. Only it was the putter, not the driver. Johnson capped off another solid round in testing conditions at Shinnecock Hills with a 45-foot birdie putt on the par-3 seventh that dropped ...

O’Brien’s journey landed him with Cutters

When Stoney O’Brien didn’t hear his name called during the 2017 MLB Draft, he couldn’t hide his disappointment. He had a strong senior season at the University of Oklahoma and, even though he dealt with an injury, he thought he had done enough to warrant being one of the more than 1,200 ...

Sock grad Datres in no rush to go pro

Professional baseball can wait. The Colorado Rockies selected Loyalsock graduate Kyle Datres last week in the 12th round of last year’s Major League Draft, but the North Carolina third baseman is in no rush to start working his way up the Minor League ladder. One last collegiate goal ...

PSU’s Taylor to wrestle at Final X

STATE COLLEGE — The last time wrestling fans saw David Taylor in Rec Hall, it was a don’t-blink-or-you’ll-miss-it moment. In his final home dual meet for the Penn State wrestling team on Feb. 23 2014, he pinned his Clarion opponent in 11 seconds. Four years later, Taylor will get ...

Former MU standout Klein signs contract with NY Bucks

CANTON, N.Y. — Former Mansfield University baseball standout Tanner Klein has signed a professional contract to play for the New York Bucks of the Empire Professional Baseball League. Klein is the 53rd player in Mansfield baseball history to play the game professionally. Klein was a ...

MLB roundup: Kuhl snaps winless streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Kuhl pitched six solid innings to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Cincinnati Reds and Matt Harvey, 3-2, on Friday night. Kuhl (5-4) gave up two runs, one earned, and six hits while striking out six and walking three. ...

Briggs, Young win 2018 WCC Ladies Member Championship

Margot Briggs and Nan Young won the 2018 Williamsport Country Club Ladies Member Championship after two days of better ball of partners play. After a tie in the first round with 64s, Margot Briggs and Nan Young teed off in the final pairing with Jeanne Moulton and Betty Hall. After steady ...