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Local roundup: Montoursville’s Jean tosses shutout in high school debut

Montoursville freshman Madison Jean enjoyed an excellent high school debut, throwing a 5-hit shutout and going 1 for 3 with two RBIs as the Warriors routed Troy, 11-0 in their season opener. Fellow freshman Jordan McCarthy went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Madison Shaffer added two hits and an ...

Local roundup: Lewisburg boys tennis team off to 7-0 start

Lewisburg’s Tim Sprunt defeated Selins­grove’s Steven Pomy­kalski, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1 singles as Lewisburg defeated the Seals, 5-0 on Friday to improve to 7-0 in boys tennis. AJ Swanson and Peter Kinnaman won for Lewisburg at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-0. The Green Dragons are at Jersey ...

Lyco has Canadian trip coming in May

After back-to-back sub-.500 seasons, the Lycoming College football team will be crossing the border to try and improve its skills against an international opponent. On Sunday, May 21 at 1 p.m., the Warriors will take on the Vanier College Cheetahs of Montreal in an exhibition football game. ...

Recent 879 third-highest bowling score in the county

Longtime bowler Walt Gibbs wasn’t keeping track of his score. Having bowled since he was just a 12-year-old kid, Gibbs knows that’s an easy way to throw yourself off and lose any rhythm you have. Instead, he took a deep breath and relaxed and kept bowling in his third game at Fa­x­on ...

Report: PSU defensive back John Reid suffers knee injury

Penn State junior cornerback John Reid has suffered a knee injury and could miss the entire season this fall, according to a report Thursday by Lions247.com. Losing Reid would be a big blow to the Nittany Lions on defense and special teams. He has been a major contributor on defense his ...

Christian Good helps power Muncy to win over Sullivan County

MUNCY — As his two older sisters and three older brothers accomplished a lot playing multiple high school sports, youngest child Christian Good watched. He absorbed what he saw and anticipated the day his chance would come. That moment arrived Wednesday and Good owned it. Starting his first ...

McSorley determined to cut down on mistakes

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley’s has spent a lot of time this winter thinking about one pass from last season — his final toss. That late-game interception set up USC’s Rose Bowl-winning field goal and set McSorley on a path to improve his in-game ...

Local roundup: Hoover, Lewisburg ends Sock’s HAC streak

In high school baseball, Aaron Hoover pitched the complete game and drove in Wilson Fisher with a walk-off single as Lewisburg ended Loyalsock’s HAC-II win streak at 38 games with a 5-4 win. Lewisburg was down two entering the bottom of the seventh inning before Hoover’s single ended the ...

By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com As Danville intentionally walked Connor Watkins, Loyal­sock baseball players started yelling and saying the Ironmen were making a huge mistake. The game was tied in the bottom of the seventh Monday, the light was nearly gone and Chase McNulty carried ...

Local roundup: Ali sets WHS jump mark

Qayyim Ali set a Williamsport school record in the high jump by two inches with a 7-1 in a 91-59 win at Shikellamy Tuesday in boys track and field. Ali, a 2015 PIAA champion in the event, also won the long jump. Harrison Gronland and Felix Hernandez led Lewisburg over Montoursville ...

Local roundup: Central Mountain softball tops Williamsport

After falling behind 2-1 in the fourth inning, Central Mountain scored the next seven runs over the fifth and sixth innings as it defeated Williams­port, 8-2, Monday in high school softball. Cassidy Brush got the win for Central Mountain while Bailee Renninger and Morgan Wetzel had two hits ...

ROUNDUP: Caputo’s walk-off homer leads Lock Haven to sweep

Becca Caputo hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth in Game 2, which powered the Bald Eagles to a 1-0 victory and helped the Lock Haven University softball team sweep rival IUP on Sunday in PSAC Central action. Lock Haven won Game 1, 1-0, in walk-off fashion, and Caputo’s ...

Spartans look to keep tradition going under Kish

When Nick Grove became the Hughesville baseball coach nine years ago, changing the program’s culture was his first goal. It was a difficult task considering the Spartans had reached the postseason just twice that decade. Hughesville ended that playoff drought Grove’s first year and has ...

PC baseball sports 2-1 week, 11 events wiped out

During a week in which there were more postponements than there was play for Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports teams, the sun shone, figuratively, on the baseball team which went 2-1. Eleven other events were washed out. BASEBALL Stepping up at NCAA Division II Mansfield ...

Lock Haven rides pitching to twinbill sweep of Kutztown

LOCK HAVEN — Following a recent loss to Clarion, Lock Haven head baseball coach Jim Chester presented an option to his club. Get your heads on straight and refocus, or you are going to lose a pair of games to Kutztown this weekend. After Sunday’s action on Watkins Field, the Bald ...

Boys track and field: Team by team

CANTON Head coach: Katie Steever. Assistant coaches: Casey Aylesworth, Allen Westerbaan. League: Northern Tier League. Returning individual district placewinners: None. Returning individual state qualifiers: None. Roster: Seniors - Dakota Benson, Grayson Nybeck, Eric Schrader, Juniors - ...

Golf roundup: Spring golf requires a shallow divot

During the spring months, the ground is soft and saturated, making it tough to strike a ball with a solid blow. To help improve ball striking in wet conditions, try to swing with a more shallow sweep. Stay more upright and balanced, as if you were hitting a ball off a hard surface such as ice ...

Track and field: Selinsgrove Classic results

Boys 3,200 relay: 1, Williamsport, 8:20.90; 2, Loyalsock, 8:34.30; 3, Shikellamy, 8:35.41; 4, Warrior Run, 8:36.50; 5, Danville, 8:37.83; 6, Milton, 8:42.68. 110 hurdles: 1, Brenden Gardner, Hughesville, 16.39; 2, Duncan Bedford, Southern Columbia, 16.63; 3, Justin Kline, Shikellamy, 17.14; ...

Girls track and field: Team by team

CANTON Head coach: Katie Steever. Assistant coaches: Casey Aylesworth, Allen Westerbaan. League: Northern Tier League. Returning individual district placewinners: Randi Jennings, Katie Henson. Returning individual state qualifiers: Randi Jennings. Roster: Seniors - Olivia Bardo, Katie ...