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Williamsport major softball wins D12 title

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Just like a rerun in a movie, the veteran group of Williamsport Area Little League was able to put up big runs and hold off Montoursville in a 12-1, four-inning game to capture the District 12 major softball title Thursday night at Elm Park. Both teams matched up in the championship game ...

Vierling helps lift Cutters

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As a middle-of-the-order hitter at Notre Dame, Matt Vierling was counted on for the in-game power he could produce. As a leadoff hitter with the Williamsport Crosscutters, he’s able to simplify his approach and stick with an up-the-middle approach. That simplified approach has the ...

Cutters’ catcher Marchan always a step ahead

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The catcher in Pat Borders loves to watch Rafael Marchan work behind the plate. The 19-year-old Williamsport Crosscutters catcher always seems to be a step ahead of the game. Borders and the coaching staff don’t have to get his attention when they’re looking to pass along a sign. Instead, ...

Local roundup: South minor softball beats Loyalsock

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South Williamsport’s Alizabeth Schuler and Lynna Clark combined for a four-inning perfect game in a 14-0 win over Loyalsock in the District 12 minor softball tournament. Schuler went 2 for 2 with two RBIs. In the other 8-10 game, Clinton won in a rout, 28-3, over East Lycoming to ...

All-star football game always exciting

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A year ago both teams combined for 66 points and 815 yards. The North took a huge lead before the South made a furious comeback. Plays were big and hits hard. In other words, it was the typical District 4 North-South All-Star Game. The South Williamsport Lions Club presents the 28th Annual ...

26 earn all-state softball honors

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The Sun-Gazette softball coverage area once again was heavily represented on the Pennsylavnia Association High School Softball Coaches Association 2018 All State Teams. A near-record 26 players earned all-state honors in four different classifications, including seven who earned first-team ...

Eyer hopes to keep Muncy successful

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Initially, Royce Eyer had reservations about applying to be Muncy’s next wrestling coach. He was aware of the situation surrounding Denny Harer and his removal from the position. Plus, the Hughesville and Lycoming College graduate is a friend of Harer. But as he saw the potential direction ...

Lansberry hired as Lyco assistant coach

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Seth Lansberry was working in Philadelphia turning dirty dirt into clean dirt when he received a phone call out of the blue from Lycoming College wrestling coach Roger Crebs asking if he’d be interested in coaching. The Lycoming graduate was a volunteer assistant wrestling coach at ...

LHU announces 2018 field hockey class

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LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven field hockey team announced its 2018 recruiting class by coach Pat Rudy and assistant Anna Rodgers. According to the coaches, the class is versatile, adds immediate depth and strengthens the roster at Lock Haven. The class is made up of seven players ...

Cutters end road series with 6-run loss

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NILES, Ohio — The Williamsport Crosscutters let an early two-run lead slip away as Mahoning Valley took the lead in the fifth inning and didn’t allow Williamsport to score another run en route to an 8-2 win over the Crosscutters on Tuesday evening. The Scrappers’ pitching staff of ...

2018 was a banner year for softball

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The Sun-Gazette coverage area long ago proved it features some of the state’s premier softball. Year after year, the area produces elite players who earn all-state honors, earn college scholarships and take their teams deep into the postseason. From an individual perspective, 2018 will go ...

Local roundup: Loyalsock major baseball knocks off South

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Loyalsock jumped out to an early lead through the first three innings and held off South Williamsport the remainder of the way for a 13-3, four-inning win in a District 12 major baseball losers’ bracket elimination game. Ethan Nagy and Jacob Wilson combined on the mound and only ...

Harer not retained, Eyer new coach

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MUNCY — The repetitive thud of the plastic seats returning to their folded position echoed off the walls of the Muncy High School auditorium. There was still business to attend to during the monthly school board meeting, but a large majority of those who attended Monday night’s meeting had ...

Lycoming hires new men’s basketball coach

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Looking for the next successor to lead a program that’s consistently in the mix for MAC Commonwealth titles and one that has been nationally ranked the last couple years, Lycoming College has hired its next men’s basketball coach in former Colgate assistant Mike McGarvey. The seven-year ...

Guzman falls short of cycle in loss

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NILES, Ohio — Jonathan Guzman was a triple shy of the cycle, but the Williamsport Crosscutters fell to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 6-2, on Monday night at Eastwood Field. Guzman went 3 for 4 with his first home run of the season in the loss. His second-inning blast put the Cutters up, ...

A look at the area’s best players and coaches

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If one word best describes the 2018 baseball season, it is surprising. Three teams faced long odds and were big underdogs at one point, but won district championships. Williamsport overcame all sorts of adversity to repeat as district champions and reach the state quarterfinals for the first ...

Local roundup: WALL major softball moves on to district final

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In the District 12 major softball tournament, Williamsport moved on to the district championship as it topped Montoursville, 15-2 in four innings. Abby Robertson struck out eight in the complete game one-hitter and added two hits and two RBIs at the plate. Nataya Abdul-Hakim (3 for 4, double, ...

Correction

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In the sports department’s annual year-end awards of Sunday’s sports section, Loyalsock’s girls tennis team and tennis player Katie Savidge were accidentally omitted from the “Program of the Year” capsule. The girls tennis team went 15-0 during the regular season and lost in the ...