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Springman used any opportunity to show he was a valuable asset

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Colby Springman started his season as a reserve, but the freshman never envisioned staying there. Springman used opening on the bench as motivation. Any opportunity to show the coaches he could be an asset on the field would be embraced like a newborn baby. He was a player who could not be ...

Stover’s a reason Mounties are still playing

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Smokey Stover approached Tripp Breen after watching his pitcher walk three straight betters. This was not a pitching mechanics conference. “He asked me if I needed kicked in the pants and when I said no he told me to man up and throw strikes.” Breen listened and put words into action, ...

Strouse pitches Montgomery to state quarters

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BLOOMSBURG — Montgomery pitchers Brayden Strouse and Gage Yohn enjoy competing against each other. But these days there is only one clear winner as they do battle. And that is the entire Montgomery team. Two days after Gage Yohn threw a dazzling three-hit complete game against Millville ...

Phillips leads gutsy showing in Montoursville exit

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BLOOMSBURG —Gabe Phillips wore an ice bag over his right shoulder moments after Montoursville’s Class AAA state tournament opener against Wyoming Seminary concluded Monday night. Maybe it should have rested upon his chest. Because Phillips was all heart at Central Columbia High School, ...

Bucktail’s historic season ends in states

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BLOOMSBURG – Jordan Burrows squared up the ball like no other Bucktail hitter had all day Monday. It was destined for centerfield and likely to score one of the two runners on base in the seventh inning. Standing in front of the second base bag, though, was Old Forge shortstop Nina ...

Local roundup: Warrior Run wins, Montgomery falls in states

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In the the opening round of the PIAA Class AAA softball tournament, Madi Waltman recorded nine more strikeouts and Warrior Run jumped out to a 4-0 second-inning lead on its way to an 11-3 win over Kutztown on Monday afternoon at Fleetwood’s Lyons Field. Warrior Run (21-3) advances to the ...

Central Mountain falls in opening round of states

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Central Mountain displayed heart, but in the end, Penn Trafford’s streaky hitting decided the game as the Wildcats dropped its state playoff opener to the Warriors, 13-6. The loss ended Central Mountain’s season. It finished the year 11-10 with a district ...

Wesneski, McGinniss, Kline and Crebs earn Lycoming top honors

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Senior wrestler Garrett Wesneski, a Canton graduate, and senior women’s lacrosse player Kelly McGinniss were named the Lycoming College Male and Female Outstanding Athletes, respectively, at the college’s Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday. Junior basketball ...

Montgomery seizes moment with 5-run outburst to win districts

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Everything changed in three pitches Saturday for Montgomery. Those three pitches in the fifth inning were all the Red Raiders needed to go from searching for answers to sitting comfortably in the driver’s seat. In a span of three pitches in the top of the fifth inning, facing a one-run ...

Montoursville wants more than a district title

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Montoursville spent most of 2019 lurking among the shadows. The Warriors kept winning baseball games, but expectations were not sky-high for a young team that lost several good players from the previous season. How satisfying it was then when Montoursville captured both the HAC-II and District ...

Bucktail has plenty of community support

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As one turns into the Bucktail High School complex, he or she first sees the softball field. And for so long, those who made that left onto Bucktail Ave., drove right past the softball field. Those days are long gone now. Suddenly, Bucktail is the greatest show in town and it has become the ...

Montgomery never gave up on dream of a championship

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A smooth ride became quite bumpy as Montgomery pushed toward its regular-season conclusion a few weeks ago. After starting 11-3 and taking District 4 Class AAA champion Montoursville to the limit in an early-season game, Montgomery lost four of its last five games. The Red Raiders staggered ...

Defenders fall in final for 2nd year in a row

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TURBOTVILLE — Warrior Run played 10 innings Friday evening and was missing two players who were taking SATs Saturday morning when it played again. But the Defenders never flinched. They never buckled and never complained. They fought hard again, but Saturday’s 10-inning battle did not ...

Raiders, Defenders have second chance

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One look at the players’ faces told the story. A person could have arrived late, missed both games and known the result after seeing how Montgomery’s and Warrior Run’s players looked following their district championship losses last weekend. On consecutive days, Montgomery and Warrior ...

Alize Johnson opens courts in town

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As a kid, Alize Johnson had dreams of being an NBA player. But he also wanted to build a community park so that kids could possibly fulfill their own hoop dreams. Johnson, who was drafted by the Indiana Pacers last June, grew up playing at Memorial Park, Flanigan Park and at the Bethune Douglas ...

A capsule look at todays state playoff games

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By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com Six area baseball and softball teams start the quest for the state’s ultimate prizes today and the following is a brief look at each game. Baseball Class AA Blue Ridge (12-7) vs. South Williamsport (16-4) at Bowman Field, 4 p.m. Blue Ridge road to ...

Devin Hart wins at CCMS

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LOCK HAVEN — Devin Hart experienced the thrill of victory and agony of defeat this season at Clinton County Motor Speedway and he tasted victory again. Hart led all 40 laps of the first TC Transport/Smith Excavating and Construction Nittany 40 LLM race on Friday. Starting second, ...

Golf tip of the week: Turn shoulder for power

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I write about coiling and connection more often than any other parts of the golf swing because it is that important. The shoulder turn energizes the lower back muscles. It’s the resistance between the upper and lower body that creates the energy in which to compress a golf ball, very similar ...

2020 Penn State Blue-White game set for April 18

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STATE COLLEGE — The 2020 date has been set for Penn State’s annual Blue-White game. The Blue-White football game will be played Saturday, April 18, at Beaver Stadium. The intra-squad scrimmage is tentatively scheduled to kick in the early to mid-afternoon. More details about ...