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Mounties thinking big for this year

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South Williamsport features one of District 4’s youngest rosters. There are no juniors and five of nine freshmen started last week. Several freshmen also helped South Williamsport’s Little League all-stars finish second in the state three years ago. Obviously, South’s future appears ...

Local roundup: Loyalsock softball wins wild one

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Loyalsock had 18 hits and scored eight runs in the fifth inning to take the lead for good and held off a late South Wil­liamsport rally as the Lancers came away with the 12-10 high school win Monday afternoon at Loyalsock. Loyalsock took an early 2-0 lead before South came back and took an 8-4 ...

Williamsport’s eyes opened after trip south

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Winning the championship would have been nice, but Williamsport competing at the Mingo Bay Classic meant more than capturing a trophy. Ultimately, the elite South Carolina tournament was all about opening Williamsport players’ eyes. It is about seeing strong competition that prepares the ...

Wildcat weekly: Penn College tennis season ending

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The season ends this week for Pennsylvania College of Technology tennis teams and the baseball and softball squads continue their march toward playoff spots. While neither the men’s nor the women’s tennis teams qualified for play in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Team ...

ROUNDUP: Brooks throws no-hitter as PCT sweeps twinbill

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Penn College’s Taylor Brooks had a career day for the Wildcats, hitting a grand slam in the opening game and throwing a no-hitter in the second game in a doubleheader sweep of Morrisville State, 8-0 and 4-0. Brooks, a Williamsport graduate, threw the Wildcats’ first no-hitter since ...

Millionaires sweep home doubleheader

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Jesse Cornell already slammed two triples and is hitting over .500 this season. It would be hard to blame the Williamsport second baseman had he gone up hacking in the 11th inning after Williamsport loaded the bases. Instead, Cornell took a patient approach. It was a rewarding approach, too. ...

Bucknell senior Julie’n Davenport lines up during the 2017 Senior Bowl game for the North Team at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Alabama. Davenport will be the first Bison player to be drafted since quarterback Sam Havrilak was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 NFL Draft in the eighth round. (AP)

Bucknell’s Davenport ready for NFL Draft

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LEWISBURG — Standing on the track that goes around Bucknell’s football field on Friday, Bucknell senior Julie’n Davenport sometimes would stop to shake hands with a fan or even take a photo and chat with anyone who stopped by. After his NFL Combine workout recently and practicing with ...

Bald Eagles sweep Millersville at home

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LOCK HAVEN — After two well-played games which resulted in close losses to Millersville on Friday, the Lock Haven University baseball team returned home to Watkins Field at the Stern Athletic Complex on Saturday hoping for better results. The Bald Eagles saw their hopes become reality as ...

Area track and field bests

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Based on results reported to the Sun-Gazette. Only one time per athlete or relay team will be used for each event. Must win event in dual meet, or place in an invitational to qualify. Class AA Girls 3,200 relay: 1, Lewisburg (Emma Bailey, Selena Permyashkin, Sarah Reif, Hannah Jones), ...

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Golf tip of the week: Does your golf ball fit your swing?

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We have been testing different golf balls with various golfers and swing types. Wow, did we learn something. With all the new innovations and high-tech analyzers, a golfer can now fine-tune every part of his or her swing, including their equipment, even the golfball they use. I have been ...

Nittany Lion O-line more experienced

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Center Connor McGov­ern made a bold prediction about the offensive line that should come as great news to Penn State fans. “We’re going to be one of the strong points this year on the team,” McGovern said. “We’re going to be a lot more physical.” If that is indeed the case ...

Bison look at QB, OL in spring game

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LEWISBURG — Before Friday night’s annual spring game for Bucknell’s football team, Lewisburg grad Drew Newcomb’s dad texted him and joked that he better get an interception during the game for the Bison’s defense. Newcomb, by his own admission, didn’t do much early on, but he did ...

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Neumann grad Alize Johnson to test waters of the NBA draft

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Missouri State forward Alize Johnson, a St. John Neumann High School graduate, an­nounced Friday he will declare for the NBA Draft. However, he will maintain his college eligibility by not hiring an agent. “I have every intention of returning to Missouri State for my senior year,” ...

Bald Eagles sweep MU softball

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By BILL ALBRIGHT For The Sun-Gazette LOCK HAVEN — The general rule of thumb for success in the PSAC is to split on the road and sweep at home. Lock Haven did just that the past two days, as it followed a split at at Mansfield Thursdaywith a sweep of the Lady Mountaineers at home ...

Bald Eagle Invitational results

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Girls results (#-Denotes new meet record) Team standings: 1, Lewisburg, 101.5; 2, Athens, 74; 3, Loyalsock, 66; 4, Mifflinburg, 61; 5, Montoursville, 46.5; 6, Bishop Carroll, 42; 7, Altoona, 37.5; 8, Penns Valley, 35; 9, DuBois, 33; 10, Jersey Shore, 31; 10, Milton, 31; 12, Millville, 26; ...

Local roundup: South baseball holds off Southern

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Tyler Askey pitched 3 1/3 strong innings in relief to earn the save and hold off a late Southern Colum­bia rally as South Wil­liamsport won, 6-4, Friday in high school baseball. Aaron Guerrisky led South with three hits, two doubles, three runs and two RBIs while Ben Johnson had three hits ...

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Tommy Stevens figures to get plenty of action during Saturday’s Blue-White spring game at Penn State.

What to watch for during Saturday at Beaver Stadium

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There’s plenty to be excited about with the Penn State football program coming off an 11-3 season, Big Ten title and thrilling Rose Bowl game (even in a loss), and there are a lot of reasons to think the team will be very good again this fall. There are, however, some big questions as ...