Local Sports

Warrior baseball wins long-awaited home opener

Brycen Mussina took the full count and hit a routine grounder toward Jersey Shore’s shortstop. But the throw was off the mark. It proved to be a costly error, as it allowed two Montoursville runs to cross the plate and give Montoursville a four-run lead in the bottom of the second ...

Local roundup: Davis nips Serfass in Molly Dry 1600

Jersey Shore’s Isaac Davis won a tight race in the 1,600, posing a time of 4:34.63 to win at the Molly Dry Invitational Thursday at Mansfield University. Davis edged Loyalsock’s Quinn Serfass by just .01 seconds to win the race. Hughesville’s Brenden Gardner won the 300 hurdles and ...

South uses 7-run 4th to defeat Defenders

South Williamsport baseball players waited nearly 11 months, longing for another shot at Warrior Run. When that opportunity came Wednesday, the District 4 Class AA quarterfinal rematch looked a lot like last year’s game being replayed. The Defenders mercy-ruled South, ending its season last ...

Local roundup: Hughesville’s Hill hits game-winning RBI

With bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Hughesville’s Mike Hill hit a game-winning RBI up the middle, bringing in Carter Marquardt — who was pinch running for Jared Snyder — to give the Spartans a 6-5 win over Southern Columbia in high school baseball. Snyder ...

Central Mountain softball tops Jersey Shore

By JON GERARDI jgerardi@sungazette.com JERSEY SHORE — Central Mountain has done well scoring a run or two in the first inning of games and using that to get off to a good start. Granted, it’s still very early in the softball season, but it’s been working for the Wildcats. And Tuesday ...

Penn State WR Johnson enjoying an improved spring

Typically each spring, one player emerges as the most talked-about guy on the Penn State football team, someone his coaches and teammates frequently mention and praise. Altoona’s Kevin Givens had that distinction a year ago. This spring, it’s redshirt sophomore receiver Juwan ...

Knight softball now 3-0

St. John Neumann could not really put together an offseason softball program. That is because Neumann was not even sure it would field a team. It was not until two weeks before spring practices started that Neumann finally had nine players and knew a 2017 season would exist. And what a season ...

Millionaires win game at Mingo Bay

Williamsport improved to 2-0 in pool play of the Mingo Bay Classic Tuesday in Conway, S.C., with a 15-5, 5-inning win over Logan, W.V. The Millionaires, now 2-0 in pool play, were led by 3 RBIs from both Jalen Jackson and Michael Weber as they scored nine runs in the fifth inning. Each team in ...

Bald Eagles split wild doubleheader

LOCK HAVEN -- The balls were flying, the bats were swinging, and the runners were scoring Tuesday afternoon in a PSAC crossover baseball doubleheader between Seton Hill and Lock Haven. When the final totals were in, Seton Hill and Lock Haven split with the Bald Eagles winning the opener, ...

Mets beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay Bruce homered twice, including the tiebreaking shot in a testy eighth inning to lead the New York Mets over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Monday night. Recently bumped up to the cleanup spot, Bruce put the Mets in front 4-2 with a towering, two-run drive off his ...

Daneker back with Coastal Carolina after Tommy John

Amanda Daneker never really experienced much life without playing softball. She has excelled at the game since the first time she played as a child. Imagine how tough it was then, watching from the dugout as Coastal Carolina played without her last year. The three-time first team Loyalsock ...

Local roundup: JS baseball drops Selinsgrove

Timmy Saar and Brandon DePasqua combined on a shutout as Jersey Shore recorded an impressive 2-0 win in baseball Monday over last year’s District 4 Class AAA champion Selinsgrove. Saar threw five strong innings and allowed no runs for a second time this season while DePasqua went 2 for 3 with ...

Muncy’s young, but still a threat

Seven 2016 starters graduated and Muncy started both a freshman pitcher and catcher last Wednesday against Sullivan County. Still, the “R” world is forbidden inside the Muncy dugout. The Indians might be one of the area’s youngest, and most inexperienced, teams, but they are not using ...

Lancers string together 8-run rally with two outs in victory

Forget the individual statistics. Loyalsock players are paying those numbers little attention. As long as they are scoring runs and winning games, the Lancers are happy. And Loyalsock was downright giddy Monday as 11 players reached base and Andrew Malone and Logan Edmonds combined on a 4-hit ...

ROUNDUP: Lycoming softball sweeps twinbill from Colonels

In college softball, Kayla Kline had five hits and Lycoming completed come-from-behind wins in both ends of a doubleheader at Wilkes University, winning the first 3-2 in eight innings and the second, 4-3, running the team’s winning streak to seven games. Kline finished the doubleheader 5 ...

Penn College teams go 0-3 as weather wins again

In yet another week when weather-related postponements were the rule, Pennsylvania College of Technology softball and tennis teams went a combined 0-3 and the golf team finished third in a six-team event. SOFTBALL After a 26-day layoff, the Wildcats suffered a 9-1 non-conference loss to ...

Lock Haven salvages split with Raiders

LOCK HAVEN — Any time Lock Haven University head baseball coach Jim Chester leads his club into a weekend of PSAC baseball, he and the Bald Eagles are looking to win the four-game series. Saturday, the Bald Eagles split with Shippensburg before the two teams tangled again Sunday afternoon ...

Ali stays at new heights, win high jump at Susquehanna

SELINSGROVE — Qayyim Ali wants days like Saturday to be his bad days of jumping. He’s excited about his 6-foot, 10-inch mark in the high jump, but he doesn’t want to get overly excited about it. He wants to go higher, which the Williamsport senior has already done this season. And he ...

LHU, Bloom softball split softball doubleheader

LOCK HAVEN — Going into Saturday’s PSAC Central softball doubleheader between Bloomsburg and Lock Haven, the two teams appeared to be closely matched, at least on paper. Bloomsburg had split 22 games right down the middle at 11-11, while the Lady Eagles did the same with 24 games at ...

Golf tip of the week: Maintain the same spine angle for power

A golfer’s head position maintains the spine angle and controls balance during a golf swing. Head position is crucial with every sport. If you watch any professional athlete, such as a runner, the head seems to be a separated from the rest of the body. The body moves independently while ...