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Ohl leads Bulldogs past Millionaires in softball

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Five straight Williamsport batters delivered hits and loaded the bases. There were no outs and Jersey Shore held a slim one-run lead that appeared would soon be erased. Montana Ohl remained unfazed. The Jersey Shore pitcher never changed her expression, never showed any negative response. She ...

Mounties stop Warrior rally in seventh inning

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A low ball from South Wil­liamsport’s Emily Hennigan allowed Jaylnn Cochran and Faith Foster to move over to third and second base, respectively. For Montoursville, it seemed like a possible rally was in the works. With the two runners on, Montoursville not only had runners in scoring ...

Local roundup: Muncy baseball beats Neumann

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Muncy scored six runs over the first three innings, cruising to a 10-3 win over St. John Neumann Thurs­day in high school baseball. Christian Good opened with three shutout innings for the Indians. Caleb Smith drove in a trio of runs for Muncy, and Nathan Paisley had three hits and an ...

Bryce Effner among recruits visiting this week

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Spring games always are big recruiting occasions, and the Blue-White Game is one of the biggest. Typically, Penn State seems to come out of these weekends with a commitment or two, and it wouldn’t be a shock if that trend holds again this year. While often a surprise commit or two will ...

New approach still glorified scrimmage at Penn State

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Thanks to almost breathless reports by some media outlets, Penn State football fans probably know there’s supposedly a major change in store for this year’s Blue-White Game today. That’s right, the team plans a more competitive, game-like approach. Coach James Franklin said ...

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Ethen Stryker of Williamsport celebrates a seventh-inning hit Tuesday at Jersey Shore.

Millionaires top Shore in first game after trip

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JERSEY SHORE — Two innings earlier, Jersey Shore right fielder Darren Stetts made a brilliant catch and stole a sure Quen­tin Brown double. Brown would not let Jersey Shore steal the win. Brown exacted revenge in the seventh inning Tuesday, hitting a go-ahead RBI single that scored Jalen ...

Shields helps Williamsport win while having solid comeback year

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The two metal plates and 16 screws inside her knee remind Cali Shields every day that she suffered a devasting injury last year. The sweet swing Shields provides and the slick plays she makes at third base remind, she and her teammates that Shields still remains quite a dangerous softball ...

Local roundup: Shore’s Saar earns fourth win on mound

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Timmy Saar won his fourth game, tying for the area-lead, and Brandon DePasqua stranded the winning runs in the seventh inning for his second save as Jersey Shore edged Shamokin, 6-5, on Wednesday afternoon. Saar came within an out of throwing his second straight complete-game and Colten ...

LHU to host cross country regionals in 2019 and 2021

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Lock Haven earned hosting responsibilities for the cross country regionals in 2019 and 2021, the NCAA announced on Wednesday. The NCAA noted that multiple PSAC institutions will serve as hosts and/or co-hosts for various NCAA DII regionals and championships from ...

WHS grad Weber earns honors at SFU

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Saint Francis sophomore Hannah Weber, a Williamsport grad, was recently named the Female Track and Athlete of the Week for the Red Flash, when she ran an NEC leading time of 2:14.47 in the 800. Weber then bested her own mark in the 800 not long after by setting a new PR at the Colonial ...

PSU mailbag: Optimism runs high in the spring

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Cleaning out the spring mailbag while peeking ahead to a season where expectations are back to where they used to be: Neil: I’m looking forward to the 2017 season more so than any for the past 10 years. I won’t go into the recruits, or the Xs and Os. Rather, does this season perhaps ...

Mounties rebound from loss

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Just one day removed from getting shut out by Mount Carmel, South Wil­liamsport coach Smokey Stover said that the loss did the Mounties a lot of good. It was the type of pitching and competition the Mounties needed to see to improve. So in just a 24-hour span, South Williamsport learned and ...

Local roundup: WR softball tops South

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Warrior Run improved to 6-1 after defeating South Williams­port, 5-1 on Tuesday in softball. Madi Waltman threw a complete game and was 2-4 with a doubel and an RBI, Haley Miller went 1-4 with two RBIs. Montgomery defeated Millville 12-3. Emily Snyder and Sage Whipple pitch a two hit game as ...

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Paige Lentz, 14, Isabella Bachman, 5, and pitcher Emily Hennigan, 28, congratulate each other after taking out two Hughesville runners in one play Monday at South Williamsport.

Mounties’ 5-0 start their best in 7 years

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Each day it seemed the walls drew closer. The South Williamsport softball team really could not learn how good it was outside because Mother Nature kept it inside and players grew antsy. Four weeks passed before the Mounties could leave the gym and hit the field. But, oh, how they used that ...

Neumann softball team shows it has a chance

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Kaylin Brown never played a softball game before this season. Now she is a starting left fielder. Welcome to St. John Neumann where athletes like Brown make it possible for the school to field a team each season. Players like Brown, who went 3 for 3 last Tuesday against Montgomery, and so ...

Local roundup: Liberty’s Doney strikes out 15 in no-hit victory

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Liberty sophomore Sa­vannah Doney struck out 15 in her first career no-hitter in a 6-0 softball win Monday over Benton. Don­ey also doubled and had two RBI. Bloomsburg beat Loyal­sock in 8 innings, 8-7. Eliza­beth Haller had 3 hits in the loss. Kalindi Maggs had a big day, going 3 for ...

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Andrew Malone delivers a pitch earlier this season against Danville. Malone will play baseball at Mount St. Mary’s next season in college.

With college choice made, Malone off to a strong start

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When Loyalsock pitcher Andrew Malone committed to Division I Mount St. Mary’s last summer he heard as many questions as he did congratulatory responses. Several wondered why he was making his decision before his senior year even started. Malone is showing them why every time he plays this ...

Williamsport’s Washington to transfer to Quinnipiac

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Williamsport High School’s Isaiah Washington has committed to continue his college basketball career at Quinnipiac. He is graduating after three seasons at Penn State and will have two years of eligibility and may play right away as a graduate transfer. The move to Quinnipiac was first ...

Wildcat weekly: Golfers set for NEAC tourney

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The season ends this week for Pennsylvania College of Technology golfers as they compete Saturday and Sunday in the NEAC Championships. And, while taking advantage of a dry spell, and paced by a women’s softball team that won all 10 of its games, five spring sports teams posted a combined ...

Montoursville’s Johna Laubaugh slides home during the Warriors’ game against the Jersey Shore Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon. (ANNE REINER/Sun-Gazette)

Warriors top Shore for first time since 2005

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Montoursville features no senior players and only two juniors. One of those juniors, right fielder Rachel Cortright, is playing again following a three-year absence. Do not, however, let the Warriors’ youth or varsity inexperience fool you. These kids can play mighty well. They proved it ...