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Local roundup: Loyalsock Major Softball stays alive

Hannah Winter threw a one-hitter and Loyalsock collected 10 hits as it stayed alive in the Major Softball state tournament on Wednesday with a 13-1, four-inning win over Warrington. Loyalsock advances to the consolation semifinals today where it plays Fair Chance in another elimination game at ...

Boshart named Lyco women’s lacrosse coach

After two years as an assistant coach with perennial Division II power Lock Haven University, Whitney Boshart will take on the reins of her first head coaching position when she takes charge of the Lycoming College women’s lacrosse team, Lycoming Director of Athletics Mike Clark ...

Wickwire, Watkins earn MU honors

MANSFIELD — Mansfield softball star Koryn Wickwire and men’s track and field athlete Hunter Watkins have been named Mansfield University 2017 Spring Athletes of the Year. Wickwire collected a pair of first-team All-Atlantic Region nods taking home both NFCA and CCA accolades at utility. ...

Williamsport 9-11s in softball win District 12 title

By DEVIN BIERLY dbierly@sungazette.com OVAL – Before heading out to bat with the bases loaded in the third inning, Ally Chilson heard some encouraging words from a teammate. “Now would be a good time for one of your home runs,” one of her teammates shouted from the dugout. On the ...

Seoul West wins Asia-Pacific region for LLWS

Seoul West Little League from Seoul, South Korea, emerged victorious at the 2017 Little League Baseball Asia-Pacific Region Championship, defeating Tung Yuan Little League from Chinese Taipei, 6-1, on Friday, July 7. A total of 11 teams participated in the seven-day event, held at the brand new ...

Crosscutters rained out at Connecticut

The Crosscutters game at Connecticut Tuesday night was postponed by wet field condtions. The two will make up the game tonight with a doubleheader beginning at 5:05. The se­ries will conclude on Thursday before Lowell visits for three games starting Friday. State College begins a two-game ...

Local roundup: Loyalsock Major Softball falls in the opening game of states

Loyalsock lost in the first round of the Little League Major Softball state tournament Tuesday, 9-3 to Morrisville. The loss dropped Loyalsock into the bottom half of this double elimination tournament, where it faces Warrington today at 1. Loyalsock would need to win games each day starting ...

Mansfield Hall of Fame inductions set for September

ESPN radio host Freddie Cole­man is among those set for induction into the Mansfield University athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 29, which is homecoming weekend at the school. The class, announced Tues­day, also includes Brian DeCec­co, Ethel Moser, the 1992 baseball team, and the ...

KC Chiefs promote Mount Carmel graduate to general manager

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It only took Brett Veach a decade to go from working as an assistant to Andy Reid in Philadelphia to standing alongside the Kansas City Chiefs’ coach as their general manager. The Chiefs announced Mon­day they had promoted their co-director of player personnel to the ...

Listi’s homer gives him confidence and Cutters a win

Austin Listi’s confidence is unwavering. It’s something he prides himself in. Not even a slow start to his first pro season with the Williamsport Crosscutters could shake that confidence. But following the best day of his short professional career Sunday, he couldn’t help but ...

West End 15s are district champs

In the District 8 Babe Ruth Championship at Logue Field on Sunday afternoon, West End won the district title with a 10-5 win over Altoona. With the win, West End advances to the state tournament where it will play Pennsbury on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Belleville. This West End team has won ...

Phillies pleased with pitching development

By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com Phillies Director of Player Development Joe Jordan is leading a minor league system which has the third highest winning percentage in all of minor league baseball. It’s the highlight of a season for the Phillies in which the big league team is on pace ...

Local roundup: West End 15s reach District 8 championship

From staff reports West End’s 15-year-old all-star team earned a spot in the District 8 championship game by defeating Altoona, 13-2 in five innings at Logue Field on Saturday afternoon. The win is a second consecutive 10-run win for West End. West End held just a 2-1 advantage through ...

Golf tip of the week: Weight transfer is critical

Most golfers lack a full weight transfer. The left shoulder should turn enough to transfer 80 to 95 percent of a golfer’s weight up and over the right hip, (left hip for the left-hand golfer). The shoulders should turn around the spine as a wheel moves on an axel. The left shoulder ...

Learning curve for hitters after a difficult first week

One of the worst things which could have happened to the Williamsport Crosscutters was a strong opening night performance some two weeks ago. A couple home runs, a couple well-struck balls to the gap, all seemed to work against the Cutters’ offense for the following week. But for hitting ...

Williamsport team wins title in D12 Major Baseball

As Williamsport reliever Kydreece Burks stepped up to the muddy mound at Volunteer Stadium in the bottom of the sixth inning with runners on first and second in a one-run game, he began to have flashbacks. After struggling against Keystone the previous two years, he was having trouble blocking ...

Loyalsock champs of Section 3 Major Softball

MILTON — Loyalsock’s Major Softball team was never fazed by the 65-minute rain delay or Tunkhannock’s constant battering of cheers at the Mary Byers Sports Com­plex. Loyalsock cruised to a 6-0 shutout to capture the Section 3 Major Softball title and remain undefeated through their ...

Seabold makes debut as Cutters move over .500

By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com The time spent on the pitcher’s mound by Connor Seabold this year is going to be limited, so he wants to make the most of each opportunity he gets. During his professional debut for the Williamsport Crosscut­ters on Saturday at Bowman Field, the ...

Ortiz, Haseley homers support Young in win

Kyle Young finally had to work to the last batter he faced Friday night in his Bowman Field debut. Prior to that, he was carving up the Mahoning Valley lineup like a Thanksgiving turkey. Williams­port’s 7-foot tall left-hander threw any pitch he wanted for a strike and put hitters away ...

Seventh-round pick seeks some confidence at plate

Nick Maton’s eyes got big Thursday night when he sent a line drive down the left-field line. It was exactly the kind of hit he needed. It had been 10 days since the last time he had a hit fall for the Wil­liamsport Crosscut­ters, but this was going to be the one to break his streak. Then ...