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A capsule look at today’s PIAA area basketball games (B7)

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Girls Class AAA Loyalsock (24-3) vs. Imhotep (18-9) at Central Dauphin East High School, 6 p.m. Loyalsock road to second round: In District 4, beat Bloomsburg, 70-45; East Juniata, 61-24 and Warrior Run, 58-31; in states, beat Holy Redeemer, 57-41. Loyalsock leading scorers: Maddie Fox, ...

Crebs earns 7th-place medal in AA tournament

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HERSHEY — Something had to change for Gable Crebs between his junior and senior season. He had missed out on his first trip to the state tournament and realized what he was doing just wasn’t good enough. So he increased everything about the way he prepared to make sure he didn’t miss ...

Sestina slams door on Lehigh, propel Bucknell to PL title game

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By DEVIN BIERLY dbierly@sungazette.com LEWISBURG — Moments after Nate Sestina slammed home a putback dunk, the senior big man sprinted to the tunnel, yelling to himself with his teammates chasing him. The crowd still left in a tizzy and buzzing about Sestina’s dunk, but also that ...

Snyder’s coaching career measured in moments

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HERSHEY — Taking the long, cold walk up the runway away from six wrestling mats spread out across a hockey rink, Lewisburg coach Jim Snyder had the hand of his long-time assistant Mike Brown pressed against his back. Assistant Justin Michaels draped his left arm over Snyder’s ...

Bison seniors will leave a lasting legacy

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Bucknell coach Aaron Roussell isn’t ready to talk about his seniors just yet. He doesn’t want to think about life after one of the most successful senior classes in Patriot League history. Plus, their story is far from over. Top-seeded Bucknell (25-5) takes on eighth-seeded Loyola (7-23) ...

Griffins’ starters, reserves shine in win

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Sullivan County knew little about first round Class A state tournament opponent Covenant Christian. That information seemed as guarded as Mr. Krabs’ secret Krabby Patty formula. And it did not matter. Sullivan did not focus on what its opponent might do Saturday at Williamsport. It simply ...

Parlante 1 of most versatile players

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By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com Name a sport and there is a strong chance Malaki Parlante has played it. Postseason awards have yet to come out, but if there is one for the district’s most versatile athlete, Parlante might be the favorite. The St. John Neumann junior is a current ...

Green Hornets’ effort comes up just short

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TROY — Brandyn Tuttle had little interest in finishing his high school career last night. The Wellsboro senior big man has headed a resurgence in the basketball program. He was there when Wellsboro won its first district title in 66 years last season and he nearly ended another long drought ...

Lancers defense is like a chameleon

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By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com Loyalsock features no defensive system. They are not a man-to-man or a zone team. Basically, the Lancers are a chameleon, forever changing their colors. It has been that way all season and it paid huge dividends last Friday as Loyalsock defeated Holy ...

Lancers roll to first-round win

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Five Loyalsock starters quickly showed that Saturday’s Class AAA state opener against Palmerton would be little more than a glorified sparring session. The Lancers dominated from the start, built a 30-point second-quarter lead and romped to an 80-48 win. That gave a large audience that ...

Penn State wraps up Big Ten Championship

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MINNEAPOLIS — It seems like the only ones not getting excited about Penn State failing to win a Big Ten tournament championship the past two seasons were the Nittany Lions. They were poked and prodded and queried and questioned about that one blank spot on their resume and, even after they ...

PSU sits in 1st place

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MINNEAPOLIS — As expected, Penn State is going to have earn the team championship at the 2019 Big Ten wrestling championships and it’s going to have to hold off two-time defending champion Ohio State to do it. The Nittany Lions sit in first place in the team race with 131 team points, six ...

Canton grad Wesneski wins national championship

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ROANOKE, Va. — Canton grad Garrett Wesneski, seeded fifth in his field at 285 pounds, drove in on a single and completed the move to upset undefeated No. 2 seed Adarios Jones of Augustana in the 2019 NCAA Division III championship final, 9-7, in sudden victory to become a national ...

LHU wins 2nd consecutive EWL title as six win

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FAIRFAX, Va. — In what proved to be a dominant and historic outing, the Bald Eagles crowned six individual champions and soared by the tournament field, as the No. 21 Lock Haven wrestling team claimed the 2019 Eastern Wrestling League championship. It marked LHU’s second straight conference ...

Reserves were key for Bison in postseason opener

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When Bucknell needed a spark after facing a five-point second-half deficit in the Patriot League quarterfinals against Holy Cross, it turned not to All-Patriot League selections Kimbal Mackenzie or Nate Sestina. Instead it turned to freshman reserve Andrew Funk. And when Bucknell needed to put ...

Local roundup: Lycoming men’s lacrosse loses to Ursinus

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Senior Travis Rode led the Lycoming men’s lacrosse team with three goals, but 12th-ranked Ursinus College posted seven first quarter goals en route to a 16-6 non-conference win. Senior Cole Masterson led the Lycoming defense with five caused turnovers and freshman Justin Joseph notched four ...

Shore falls in AAAA playoffs

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Hannah Kauffman led Jersey Shore with 17 points, but the Bulldogs’ season came to an end with a loss to Lake-Lehman, 65-43, in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA playoffs at Pittston on Saturday afternoon. Sadie Griswold added eight points and both Haley Stetts and Reba ...

Golf tip of the week: Spend more time perfecting a proper swing

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The downswing is nothing more than a reaction to the action of the backswing. So it makes sense to work on perfecting a good takeaway. It all starts by moving the club with the chest, shoulders, and armpits while maintaining the triangle formed by the arms and shoulders. When the hands and ...

Wood 1 of 3 wrestlers who will medal today

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HERSHEY — Cameron Wood was honest with himself about his chances in the 220-pound semifinals Friday night at the PIAA Class AA wrestling championships. Facing top-ranked Dominic DeLuca, the Montoursville junior wasn’t expecting to lose, but he knew he was the underdog. So when he dropped ...