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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 ...

All-around effort propels Lancers in HAC girls semifinal

SUNBURY — Shamokin started five seniors who helped it put together an undefeated HAC-I season. All five started a year ago when Shamokin reached the Heartland Conference Tournament final. Oh yeah, the Indians also had a decided height advantage over Loyalsock Thursday night. Throw in two ...

O’Hara hits buzzer-beating shot to lead Lewisburg girls

SUNBURY — Megan O’Hara briefly left Thursday’s Heartland Conference semifinal after suffering a third-quarter rib injury. O’Hara re-entered a few minutes later. And then she left the game a hero. Grace Kelleher threaded the defense and found O’Hara for a buzzer-beating layup as ...

Local roundup: Sullivan’s Saxe grabs 500th career rebound

John Saxe’s seven rebounds put him at 504 rebounds in his career as he helped Sullivan County to a 53-43 win over CMVT. Saxe finished with a team-high 21 points, Sam Carpenter had nine and Dylan Hottenstein had eight. Williamsport defeated West Scranton, 61-58, as Marcus Simmons led the ...

Watkins lifts Lancers over Red Tornadoes

SUNBURY — The player who often does the little things hit the game’s biggest shot. And he sure helped Loyalsock earn a big win. Connor Watkins took a Gerald Ross pass and hit a buzzer-beating layup Wednesday at Shikellamy as Loyalsock won a thrilling 53-51 HAC semifinal against Mount ...

Bickhart blocks CM’s game-tying shot

SUNBURY — Danville guard Jordan Bickhart blocked Central Mountain’s last path toward a Heartland Conference championship when he stuffed Matt Storeman’s potential game-tying shot as time expired. Ultimately, though, Central Mountain might have blocked itself Wednesday. The Wildcats ...

Bison roll to a rout over Loyola

LEWISBURG — Bucknell’s Stephen Brown scored 20 points, Zach Thomas had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Bucknell routed Loyola, 94-53, on Wednesday night to clinch the Patriot League regular season title. Bucknell (19-9, 13-2) has won 12 of its last 13 games, including six straight at home, ...

Local roundup: St. John Neumann girls hold off Milton

Abby Henderson posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and Shayna McNamee scored a team-high 20 points as St. John Neumann defeated Milton, 49-39. Casey McKimpson had 10 rebounds for Neumann. Mykenzie Malacusky totaled 25 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals and ...

McCann comes up big for Williamsport in win over Wildcats

The boxscore will never show the impact Tyler McCann made Tuesday night. The video will. There were the six assists the Williamsport senior guard dished out. There were the three steals he made. There was the time he hustled the length of the court and broke up what would have been a sure ...

Lycoming men nearly rally for win

Lycoming junior Darius James had a career-high 26 points and Lycoming nearly overcame a double-digit second-half deficit, but the Warriors lost their finale regular-season home game to Lebanon Valley, 82-79, on Tuesday at Lamade Gymnasium. Despite the loss, the Warriors still clinched at ...