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Mounties in first D4 final since 2009

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MANSFIELD — The turnaround of the South Williamsport girls’ basketball program took a giant step forward Saturday night. After a 58-46 win over top-seeded Sayre, the Mounties find themselves in the district final for the first time since 2009, and back in the state playoffs for the first ...

Millionaires come up just shy in loss

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Williamsport nearly capped a season highlighted by dramatic comebacks with its best one yet. The Millionaires rallied from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit with six minutes remaining in the District 2-4 Class 6A semifinals and took a one-point lead with 40 seconds remaining before Scranton ...

CM has multiple wrestlers advance

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At the District 6 Class AAA tournament, Central Mountain had one champion, four second-place finishers, a third-place finisher and two fourth-place finishers take home medals on Saturday at Altoona. In District 6 Class AAA, the top four finishers in each weight advance out of ...

Brooks wins district gold for WHS in wrestling

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Izek Brooks was Williamsport’s lone champion at the District 4-9 Class AAA wrestling tournament on Saturday afternoon in Clearfield as teammate Nate Powley took home a second-place finish. In District 4-9 Class AAA, the top four finishers in each weight advance out of ...

Local high school roundup: CV girls lose to Benton

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Cowanesque Valley hung tough with Benton on Saturday night at Mansfield University, but the Tigers broke things open in the fourth quarter and pulled away for a 44-26 District 4 Class A semifinal win. Benton outscored CV, 18-4 in the fourth quarter, but CV (15-8) is still state ...

Montoursville’s Bennett has upset win at 145

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The bigger picture has always been apparent to Montoursville’s Dylan Bennett. In the short term, he was taking losses at tough tournaments in the middle of the season which hurt. But he knew those losses were setting him up for success like he had Friday night at the District 4 Class AA ...

Kiess comes up big for Warriors in final quarter

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Every time a Montoursville player was under duress, trapped deep in a backcourt corner, they turned to Owen Kiess. Looking for a clutch, experienced senior, the Warriors turned to Kiess in the fourth quarter of a playoff game and he didn’t let his teammates or a packed gym at Montoursville ...

Wellsboro boys back in D4 semis

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WELLSBORO — Yes, Wellsboro has played better basketball games. Yes, the Green Hornets were up and down at times Friday against Bloomsburg. But this is the playoffs. It’s all about survival and wins do not come with style points. Wellsboro is seeking the program’s first district ...

Spartans earn spot in AAA semifinals

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TURBOTVILLE — Warrior Run’s student section came all decked out in camouflage, flannel and other hunting gear. The Defenders were on the hunt to avenge two earlier defeats to Hughesville by a combined 21 points. Then, Hughesville went out and bagged itself a berth in the District 4 Class ...

Panthers stun Green Hornets

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WELLSBORO—Bloomsburg might have surprised many Friday night. The Panthers just did not surprise themselves. Bloomsburg did not care that it was the lowest seed in an eight-team District 4 Class AAA field. It did not care that top-seeded Wellsboro had 21 wins and a league championship. It ...

Local roundup: Shore’s Armstrong has 32 in playoff loss

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Jersey Shore’s Junior Armstrong posted a double-double, but it wasn’t enough as Danville used a strong second half to defeat Jersey Shore, 71-56, in the District 4 Class AAAA quarterfinals. Armstrong had an impressive 32 points and a team-high 13 rebounds. Hunter Frantz added 11 ...

Lyco’s Mueller named All-MAC first team

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After leading the Lycoming College women’s basketball team through its most successful season in two decades, senior Shelby Mueller became the first Lycoming player to earn back-to-back first-team All-MAC Commonwealth honors since the team joined the conference in 2007-08. Mueller became ...

Workouts have more than paid off for Lewisburg’s Snyder

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The first time Jim Snyder set up his son, Dakotah, to work out with former two-time state champion Russ Hughes, Dakotah couldn’t have been more excited. Dakotah was in fifth grade, his eyes were wide as he stepped on the mat before the District 4 tournament began with a former Penn State ...

Brima’s stiffling defense helps lift Lancers to win

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Bam Brima considers himself a defensive guy. Loyalsock’s 6-foot-5 forward is happy watching others score if he can help anchor the defense. Collin Graver was happy to oblige Brima in the duo’s final home game Thursday. Brima played stifling defense and Graver scored 13 points off the ...

Jersey Shore denied state tourney berth

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MIFFLINBURG — There’s a saying that every dog has his day. But alas, it proved not to be that day for Jersey Shore to secure a berth in the Class AAAA state tournament. Mifflinburg (18-5) rallied from a halftime deficit with a game-changing 21-3 run in the third quarter, spoiling Jersey ...

Mitch Rupert’s District 4 predictions

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DISTRICT 4 CLASS AA PREDICTIONS (Top 5 qualify for NE Regional) 106: 1, Gable Strickland, Benton; 2, Sheldon Seymour, Troy; 3, Jacob Blair, Muncy; 4, Blake Wirt, Line Mountain; 5, Gabe Gramly, Mifflinburg; 6, Andrew Johnson, Danville. 113: 1, Wyatt Lutz, Montoursville; 2, Mario Barberio, ...

Local roundup: Lewisburg girls earn PIAA berth

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In girls basketball, Lewisburg outscored Selinsgrove by 24 after the first quarter as it pulled away for a 46-29 win in the opening round of the District 4 Class AAAA playoffs. With the win, Lewisburg (21-4) clinched a second straight berth into the PIAA playoffs and will play the ...

Lyco’s Wallace, Newbold earn honors

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Finishing their careers as the first pair of classmates in program history to accumulate 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds, Lycoming College men’s basketball seniors Chris Wallace and Alex Newbold were both honored as part of the All-MAC Commonwealth teams. Wallace was a first-team ...

Lyco swim coach Hammaker retires

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After a record-breaking 17-year career as the head coach of the Lycoming College men’s and women’s swim programs, Jerry Hammaker announced his retirement from the program. A national search for a successor will begin immediately. The Warriors wrapped up the 2017-18 season by setting six ...

Sullivan’s Randall stops Montgomery offense in D4 win

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LAPORTE — Alexis Randall often is Sullivan County’s eraser. The 6-foot forward is a defensive force, consistently shutting down passing lanes. Quick, tall and athletic, opponents sometimes might feel like Spider-Man is chasing them all over the court. Wednesday night, Randall played ...