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Biggest question mark for PSU? LB unit

When you think about the tremendous linebackers who have played at Penn State in the past 20 years, the talent level has been staggering. LaVar Arrington, Paul Posluszny, Sean Lee, Dan Connor, NaVorro Bowman, Michael Mauti, Gerald Hodges, Mike Hull — they’re all part of PSU’s famed ...

Lyco’s Lazarich honored as an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee

A seven-time all-conference honoree and one of the best women’s soccer and lacrosse players in school history, Jordan Lazarich was honored as Lycoming College's NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, the NCAA announced on Thursday, July 12. Lazarich is one of four student-athletes eligible to win ...

PCT has 49 student-athletes honored

Penn College had 49 student-athletes selected as North Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes. The Wildcats finished eighth among the conference’s 14 teams and tied their 2015-16 total of 49 selections. For the fourth-straight year, the conference set a new record with 890 ...

Cutters offense posts season-bests in hits and runs

The baseball hung in the air like it was strapped to a parachute. It seemed like there was no way it could possibly fall to the outfield grass at Bowman Field without someone catching it Wednesday night. But Williamsport’s Brayan Gonzalez had hit the ball in a perfect spot. Tri-City right ...

Aklinski focusing solely on baseball

Ben Aklinski has been working various jobs since he was 16-years-old. He’s been a bus boy at various restaurants. He worked the front desk at a gym and been a bag boy, as well. He’s always worked those jobs to make sure he’s had a little money in his pocket while playing baseball. He ...

Montoursville seniors advance in state tournament

Eight runs in a two-inning span helped Montoursville defeat defending state champion Pennridge in the senior baseball state tournament on Wednesday evening, 10-0 in five innings. With the win, Montoursville will play tonight at 8 p.m. against either Hatboro or DuBois. Jaxon Dalena led ...

2018-19 Penn State men’s basketball non-conference schedule announced

STATE COLLEGE – The 2018-19 non-conference schedule for Penn State men’s basketball has been finalized by coach Patrick Chambers. A complete list of the nonconference and Big Ten Conference game times and broadcast information will be announced later this summer. The 2018-19 ...

Johnson starting pro path in NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS — About two miles east of the Las Vegas Strip, the who’s who of the NBA world gathers on UNLV’s campus in the middle of July for the Las Vegas Summer League. There, casual fans and basketball junkies alike can see everyone from the newest draft picks to veterans looking to scrap ...

Local roundup: South minor softball headed to championship

Alizabeth Schuler struck out the side for the first five innings en route to a 17-strikeout performance as South Williamsport defeated Mifflinburg, 5-1, in the minor softball Section 3 winners’ bracket final. The win advances South to the sectional championship on Thursday. South ...

Pelletier’s home run not enough for Crosscutters

Ben Pelletier hit his first home run of the season for the Williamsport Crosscutters, but an early two-run lead wasn’t enough as Mahoning Valley rallied to win the rubber match of the three-game series, 6-3. Pelletier’s solo home run in the top of the third inning was his first homer of ...

ROUNDUP: South minor softball opens sectionals with win

Lynna Clark drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as South Williamsport topped Troy, 8-7, in the opening round of the 8-10 softball sectional tournament. Troy opened the top of the seventh inning with four runs, but South Williamsport rallied for five runs in the ...

Aklinski’s homer leads Cutters to win over Mahoning Valley

NILES, Ohio — Ben Aklinski hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning, leading the Williamsport Crosscutters to an 8-4 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Sunday. The home run by Aklinski scored Seth Lancaster and Keudy Bocio to give the Crosscutters a 4-2 lead as Aklinski capped ...

West End 13s win district championship

In the District 8 championship game at Logue Field on Sunday afternoon, the West End 13-year-olds won another district title as it downed Mifflin County, 13-3 in five innings. West End jumped out to a 6-0 first-inning lead and extended that to an eight-run advantage with runs in the second ...

Tunkhannock forces rematch with WALL thanks to HR

As the ball landed just past the center-field fence near a group of Williamsport fans, Williamsport’s players on the field were looking around at one another. It was almost a sense of disbelief that they had just lost the way they did. After holding a tough Tunkhannock team to just three ...

Mahoning Valley rallies in 9th to top Cutters

NILES, Ohio — After holding a three-run lead entering the ninth inning, Mahoning Valley proceeded to score four runs, including the game-winning run with two outs, as the Scrappers defeated the Crosscutters, 6-5, on Saturday evening at Mahoning Valley. After a pitching change replaced Tyler ...

Local roundup: Pulizzi’s arm helps Montoursville juniors win

Rocco Pulizzi had an excellent day both on the mound and at the plate. Pulizzi struck out 10 batters and went 4 for 4 as Montoursville defeated Keystone easily, 12-2 in six innings to open the District 12 junior baseball tournament on Saturday. Pulizzi earned the win on the mound. ...

Golf tip of the week: Swing through the hitting area

Don’t hit at the ball, swing through it. Many golfers slap at the ball as if it was an insect. The longer the club stays on the ball after impact, the better. Very similar to comparing a long-barreled rifle to a shorter barreled gun. A longer barrel will propel a bullet further and ...

Erik Jones earns a victory at Daytona Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Driver Erik Jones earned his first career victory on Saturday at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Beach. Jones took the lead from Martin Truex Jr. in overtime to secure the victory. Jones only led for one lap as Truex Jr. led for 20 and Kasey Kahne led for 17. ...

Keystone tops WALL to win D12 10-12 title

Deacon Brown rounded third base, receiving a low-five from his manager, Tariq Moore Sr. The young Williamsport catcher side-shuffled his way down the third base line with his No. 4 red jersey becoming untucked. Brown just cut a three-run deficit down to one with a two-run blast that was just ...

Fletcher’s pitching lifts Keystone

WILLIAMSPORT — Hart Fletcher walked off the mound in the top of the sixth to a roar of cheers from the crowd after he threw a solid 5 1/3 innings. In perhaps one of the biggest games in his young career, Fletcher seemed to embrace the spotlight as Keystone crusied to a 5-2 win over Loyalsock ...