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LL Classic ticket registry begins today

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Lycoming County residents can begin registering today to potentially win tickets to August’s MLB Little League Classic to be played at Bowman Field between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals. Only residents of Lycoming County may register for the random drawing for tickets to ...

Loyalsock pitcher Andrew Malone was named Pitcher of the Year. (MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette)

Larry Van Stavoren is baseball Player of Year

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Three area baseball teams captured District 4 championships a few weeks ago. Many more put together strong seasons and continued showing why this area features strong baseball year after year. So imagine how difficult it was picking area award winners and an area All-Star team. Tough choices ...

Crosscutters impressed with Bowman Field improvements

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Leaning up against a padded wall near homeplate, Williamsport Cross­cut­ters manager Pat Bor­ders stared wide-eyed at Bowman Field taking in its new features. The 90-year old ballpark looks nothing like what it did when he managed the Cutters for each of the past two seasons, and that’s ...

Milton’s Kylie Brouse was named Pitcher of the Year, her second consecutive honor. (MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette)

Liberty’s Savanah Doney named Softball Player of Year

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The future apparently was now this past softball season. Although so many teams featured some of their youngest teams in recent memory, the underclassmen made huge impacts. Multiple teams had no seniors on their roster but all six classifications produced at least one district finalist. ...

Clinton County races rained out

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Racing at the Clinton County Motor Speedway was postponed on Friday night due to rain that hit the speedway around 5:30 and did not let up.   Speedway officials and sponsors will seek a makeup date for the night’s races, which were to includeSuper Late Models, Pro Stocks 270 Micro-sprints ...

Bucknell’s Swart earns PL honor

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LEWISBURG — Recent Bucknell graduate Sune Swart, a captain on the Patriot League champion Bison women’s basketball team, is a recipient of the 2017 Patriot League Award of Outstanding Leadership and Character. The Patriot League established the Award of Outstanding Leadership and ...

Lyco duo part of USA East Coast All-Stars

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Lycoming senior Alex Newbold and junior Calvin Chandler will join Lycoming coach Guy Rancourt and the USA East Coast All-Stars on the team’s annual trip to Europe, where the 2017 edition of the all-stars will face four national teams in Madrid, Spain, from Aug. 7-12. The 5-foot-10 Newbold ...

Jake Flaherty returns to Bucknell as assistant coach

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LEWISBURG — Jake Flaherty, a 2014 Bucknell graduate and a former wide receiver with the Bison football team, has returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach. Flaherty will work with the Bucknell running backs while also serving as the assistant recruiting coordinator. “We are ...

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Penn State’s one-game throwback uniforms will include gray facemasks and white shoes.

Penn State will wear throwbacks for a game

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The Penn State football team will turn back the clock for a special “Generations of Greatness” game against Indiana on Sept. 30 in Beaver Stadium. Elements of the game against the Hoosiers will take fans back in time, while the Nittany Lions will don uniforms with designs elements from ...

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The Little League World Series runs Aug. 17-27 at Lamade and Volunteer Stadiums.

2017 Little League World Series schedule

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Thursday, Aug. 17 G1—Latin American vs. Mexico, at Volunteer, 1 p.m. (ESPN) G2—Mid-Atlantic vs. New England, at Lamade, 3 p.m. (ESPN) G3—Canada vs. Europe-Africa, at Volunteer, 5 p.m. (ESPN) G4—Southwest vs. Great Lakes, at Lamade, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) Friday, Aug. ...

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Loyalsock has reached the PIAA baseball semifinals 7 times in 10 years, including three PIAA titles in that span.

Lancers look to continue tradition next season

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Most high school players have state championship dreams. Many others envision postseason glory. But, for so many, they remain just dreams. The outgoing Loyalsock seniors experienced both. They were part of a state champion as freshmen and helped the Lancers reach three state Final 4’s in ...

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Logan Edmonds could develop into Loyalsock’s ace next season.

Edmonds hopes playoff experience proves a plus

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Loyalsock pitcher Logan Edmonds opened Monday’s Class AAA Eastern Region final, surrendering a single, hitting a batter and issuing a walk. His day barely had started and already he faced a bases-loaded, no-out situation. No problem. Edmonds does not hide from challenges. He embraces ...

Jacob Belinda

Lock Haven pitcher drafted in the 10th round by Atlanta

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Former Lock Haven University pitcher Jacob Belinda was selected by the Atlanta Braves Tuesday in the 10th round with the 290th pick of the 2017 MLB Draft. Belinda, who capped a solid four-year career for the Bald Eagles in the spring, is just the second player in school history to be selected ...

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The Little League World Series schedule will be announced this week.

New LLWS uniform designs are released

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Russell Athletic and Little League unveiled jersey designs to be worn during the 2017 Little League World Series tournaments. The announcement comes at the start of National Little League Week, June 12-18, when Little League announces this year’s LLWS schedule and first-round pairings. ...

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Loyalsock's Andrew Malone pauses at third base as Derek Gee and another player hug in the outfield after their 4-0 loss to Holy Redeemer for the PIAA Class AAA semi-final game at Central Columbia Monday.

Lancers fall short of state final but find some positives

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ESPY — As players packed up their belongings, not a word was spoken. The eerie silence emanating from the Loyalsock dugout marked an ending and seemed symbolic. The Lancers made so much noise throughout the 2017 season and especially once the playoffs started. But Holy Redeemer finally ...

Loyalsock kept off-balance at plate in semifinal defeat

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ESPY — Tony Molitoris reached into his bag of baseball cliches following Monday’s win over Loyalsock and read off the keys to a win one by one. Pound the zone. Check. Mix pitch speeds and types. Check. Be tough in tight spots. Check. The Holy Redeemer pitcher shrugged his shoulders ...