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Cutters announce their 2019 schedule

The Williamsport Crosscutters, Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, have announced the schedule for their 2019 season which begins June 14 when they host the rival State College Spikes. The 76-game schedule will include 38 home games against seven different New York-Penn League ...

D4 golf championships moved to Williamsport CC

Due to extensive rain last evening in the LaPorte area, Eagles Mere golf course will not be able to host this year’s District 4 golf tournament. The tournament will now be held at Williamsport Country Club on Thursday and Friday. Thursday’s round will begin with a 10 a.m. shotgun start ...

South Williamsport at Central Columbia

South PPG—35.2, YPG—355.2; PPA—21.3, YPA—275.8 South facts: The Mounties are in the middle of a brutal three-game stretch which started last week against defending Class AA state champion Southern Columbia and ends next week against Mount Carmel. South is third in the District 4 Class ...

Around the area: Week 7

Hughesville (0-6) at Mount Carmel (4-2) Hughesville is hoping to generate some kind of momentum in a tough environment against a strong team at the Silver Bowl. The Spartans have improved defensively, but the offense continues to be a work in progress. Injuries have hurt too and Hughesville ...

Muncy’s Bigelow reaches 50-goal milestone

As a freshman at Muncy, Aleaha Bigelow never imagined her name on the 50-goal banner in the school’s gymnasium. Admittedly, it was one of her goals when she joined the team two years ago, but she wasn’t sure it would happen. And to get it by her junior year? That certainly didn’t seem ...

Hopes of a title not lost for Warriors

There was hope following a dreadful performance in Saturday’s loss to King’s College. It may have been hard to see through the anger and frustration, but it was there nonetheless for Lycoming. Saturday’s loss didn’t end the Warriors’ season. In fact, with five games left to play ...

ROUNDUP: Pepper helps Spartans sweep Lewisburg

In girls tennis, Hughesville’s Carlee Pepper defeated Lewisburg’s Hallie Keiser, 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 singles to help the Spartans win, 5-0. Lauren Hall won at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-4 and Riley Emerick earned a 6-4, 6-0 win for Hughesville at No. 3 singles. Milton defeated Jersey Shore, ...

Defense leading way for undefeated Canton

The first time Canton played defense this season, Towanda acted like it was not even there. The Black Knights moved 68 yards on five plays and easily scored a touchdown. Looking back, the sequence is an ironic one. Because since then, Canton has developed into a stingy unit that surrenders ...

Local roundup: Loyalsock tops Lewisburg in girls tennis

In girls tennis, Katie Savidge at No. 1 singles and Melina Vuocolo at No. 3 singles each won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, to lead Loyalsock to a 4-1 win over Lewisburg. Sienna Tolomay earned a 6-3, 6-4 win at No. 2 singles and Abigail Patel and Lea Jabbour teamed up for a 7-5, 7-6 win at No. ...

Penn State recruit: Brenton Strange

Position: Tight end Recruiting class (size): 2019 (17 players) Hometown/School: Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg Height/Weight: 6-5/210 Stars: 4 (247); 4 (Rivals) Other top offers: Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Maryland, North Carolina, Purdue, Wake Forest, ...

Frustration shifts blame to Franklin after loss to OSU

The road to the Big Ten championship and the College Football Playoff still runs through Columbus. Penn State found that out painfully Saturday night. And nobody felt the pain more than James Franklin, who was hoarse and animated afterward and challenged his program—starting with ...

Franklin’s passion great, but somewhat misguided

The ending of Penn State’s crushing loss to No. 4 Ohio State on Saturday night was embarrassingly bad, but that was only the beginning of the drama for coach James Franklin. The No. 9 Nittany Lions’ last-gasp hope in the 27-26 loss ended with a ridiculous fourth-down playcall that no ...

Golf tip of the week: Head should be up and not down

One of the biggest myths in golf is keeping your head down. The chin must be high enough to allow the left shoulder to pass under it. The correct terminology is keep the head steady, so the spine angle doesn’t change. The best way to create a stable and balanced swing is to keep the head ...

Williamsport defense only allows 10 points

The last few years, and even longer, Williamsport has been known for its offense that can put up 50 points on anyone. For years, the Millionaires have had a dynamic quarterback with weapons on the outside and in the backfield. But last night, an offense that was averaging 38.4 points per game ...

Huge 4th down stop by Ohio State with 1:12 left seals Buckeyes’ victory

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Dwayne Haskins threw two touchdown passes in the final seven minutes as No. 4 Ohio State wiped out a 12-point deficit to beat No. 9 Penn State 27-26 Saturday night in another wild game between the Big Ten powerhouses. Trace McSorley had 461 total yards, including a ...

Late 2nd-quarter TD helps shift momentum for King’s

Trey Smith’s body language said he knew he was in trouble. The Lycoming linebacker turned and ran like hell to try and catch up with King’s running back Jordan Downes as he streaked into the secondary uncovered. Monarchs quarterback Tommy Klock had missed on some earlier deep throws to ...

Yoder scores lone goal in Black Panthers’ win

On the right side of the goal at the corner of the 18, Owen Yoder was at a tough angle. He didn’t have an opening and he really didn’t have a shot, but he fired away anyway. His coach thought he should’ve passed it, but Yoder had other ideas. The junior forward scored at 91:26 to lift ...

Southern Columbia stays undefeated

Over the last eight years, only one District 4 school has won more football games than South Williamsport. That school, of course, is perennial state power Southern Columbia, which has won a pair of state championships in that time span, and which came calling to Rodney K. Morgans Stadium on ...

Local roundup: South girls soccer stays perfect; clinches D4 berth

South Williamsport scored seven goals from seven players as the Mounties defeated Wellsboro, 7-2, in girls soccer. Elizabeth Manning, Jaela House, Olivia Casella, Lexie Yerger, Maddy Swarthout, Kayt Coppola and Bella Green all scored. Southern Columbia’s Morgan Marks scored the only ...

Muncy wins its own field hockey tournament

In girls field hockey, Muncy opened its home tournament on Saturday with a 3-1 win over Southern Huntingdon. Muncy freshman Hallie McClure scored with an assist from sophomore Lily Moyer in the first half and added another goal with an assist from Ariana Copeland and Mackenzie ...