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Haseley hopes he has busted out of brief slump

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With a thunderous meeting of Adam Haseley’s bat with the baseball, everything in the world seemed to be right Sunday night. Concerns of his struggles have grown over the last week among Phillies message board posters. Borderline panic set in about what the Phillies really had in their ...

Brett Veach presented as KC GM amid questions about predecessor

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While the Kansas City Chiefs held a news conference Monday to present the seventh general manager in team history, much of the attention was on who no longer holds that position. Wearing a black suit with a bright red tie, red socks and shoes, Brett Veach was officially ...

Crosscutters drop series opener in 10

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Looking at the scoreboard late during Sunday’s game, Williamsport’s Adam Haseley was shocked at the discrepancies in hits between the Crosscutters and the Auburn Doubledays. At that point, Auburn had more runs than it had hits. But it still held the lead over the Cutters at Bowman ...

Tokyo Kitasuna back to LLWS

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Tokyo’s Kitasuna Little League advanced to the Little League World Series by defeating Chibashi LL, 17-0, in the final game Sunday of the Japan regional that lasted two days with 16 teams. The LLWS runs Aug.17-27 at Lamade and Volunteer Sta­diums. This will be Kitasuna’s sixth LLWS ...

Lessons from sports psychologist carrying over for Colby Fitch

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Colby Fitch needed a change this spring. Baseball was becoming a struggle and he was beginning to think the problem wasn’t necessarily physical. He visited the sports psychologist at the University of Louisville, where he was a junior, to figure out what he could change to bring him out of ...

Renz, Tyler win again at Williamsport Invitational

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Austin Renz and C.J. Tyler repeated their title at the 88th Williamsport Invitational Sunday, beating past champion Ben Cook and Al Kline, 2-1. With late day thunderstorms threatening and instructed to play fast, Tyler and Renz jumped out to a 3 up lead through 10 holes. The veteran team of ...

West End 16-18s eliminated

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The West End Age 16-18 Babe Ruth team was eliminated with two losses Sunday at the Middle Atlantic Regional in Mount Olive, N.J. West End fell 9-7 in nine innings to host Mount Olive at noon, then returned for a 9-1 loss to Pine Forge in the evening. Cody Shimp had 3 hits and Ryan Jolin and ...

Mexico, Venezuela teams to LLWS

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Two more teams qualified for the Little League World Series this weekend by claiming the Mexico and Latin America regions. Guadalupe Treviño Kel­ly LL from Tamaulipas won the Mexico regional in Sabinas Coahula,, defeating Matamoros LL, 3-1 on July 21. A total of 14 teams participated in the ...

West End 16s in Mid-Atlantic regional finals

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Isaac Snyder singled home Riley Hilner in the bottom of the seventh inning as West End advanced to the winner’s bracket final of the Age 16-18 Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic regional on Saturday in Mount Olive, N.J., with a 3-2 win over Northern Delaware. Jesse Cornell and Tanner Esposito also had ...

Reason to believe Penn State enters a contender

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Put your hand up if you saw Penn State shocking college football last season, winning the Big Ten title en route to a Rose Bowl appearance, top 10 ranking, and near berth in the College Football Playoff. Okay, I’ll put my hand back down. But I was one of just two reporters covering Penn ...

Golf tip of the week: Use left shoulder for approach shots

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The left shoulder is the nerve center for approach shots under one hundred yards. The entire left shoulder area including the shoulder blade can control accuracy and distance. The left shoulder can lift the ball for a soft landing or aid in getting over a greenside bunker. Place the ball in ...

PSU players not shying from lofty goals

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STATE COLLEGE — There was always hope at Penn State. Even during the seemingly darkest of times following the sanctions, players and fans alike had hope that the program once again could rise to prominence. There was hope going into last season. Hope that the Nittany Lions could have a good ...

Frye wins super late model feature at CCMS

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In the super late models Coleby Frye got by Waylon Wagner late in the 25-lap feature on Friday night at Clinton County Motor Speedway to secure a win while the IMCA sprint feature went to Kyle Ganoe, who scored his second win in four starts this year. Kolton Wagner won the FWD four-cylinder ...

Cutters’ win streak vs. Batavia at 18

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Catcher Colby Fitch homered for the second straight night, aiding the Crosscutters to a 5-2 win at the Batavia Muckdogs. Fitch’s second career home run came in the top of the fifth inning, giving the Cutters a 4-1 lead. Williamsport has won the last 18 games against Batavia dating to ...

Remaining LLB awards announced

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Little League announced the rest of its 2017 award winners Friday, volunteers who will be recognized throughout the Little League World Series running Aug. 17-27 at Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums. They are, Volunteer of the Year Joe O'Connor of Braintree (Mass.) Ameri­can LL, Softball ...

West End 14s off to MA regional

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West End used a five run third inning to clinch the Babe Ruth Age 14 state championship Friday. Eli Sel­linger went 3-4, Brae­don Mazzante and Caleb Reedy both had two hits. West End advances to the regional tournament in Hamilton, NJ and play Greenville-Westside Tues­day night. West ...

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In 8-10 Baseball, Keystone beat Danville, 13-11, to win the Section 3 title. Up next is the state tournament July 25-31 in Morrisville, with the first game against the Section 8 champion on July 25. • West End fell in the Babe Ruth Age 15 state title game, 12-8 to Mifflin County. Brock ...

WCC Invite begins

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The 88th Williamsport Invitational at Wil­liamsport Country Club heads into its second day of better ball match play today with eight teams remaining in the championship flight. Still alive are J.R. Cat­toni/Trent Miller, Zach Prowant/Kyle Deisher, Cory Lehman/Ross Drick, Ben Cook/Al Kline, ...

PSU’s Andrew Nelson expects to be healthy

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STATE COLLEGE — Andrew Nelson’s perspective on what’s important in college football is as enlightened and refreshing as you’ll hear. It’s unfortunate that Nelson has missed significant playing time in his Penn State career because of various injuries, but not being able to play has ...