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Another lottery for MLB Little League Classic announced

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As he stood at the podium and gave a brief speech to the people in attendance at the annual Little League luncheon on Thursday afternoon, former Philadelphia Phillies star Gary Matthews made sure to make one thing clear to everyone that was in attendance and those watching the live stream ...

Crosscutters roster full of young, talented players

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Pat Borders’ eyes lit up at the mention of his middle infielders. “Wow,” was the first word to escape the Williamsport Crosscutters’ fourth-year manager. Jonathan Guzman and Brayan Gonzalez are each just 18-years-old, but they’ve already left an indelible impression on their ...

Canseco to appear at Cutters game

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Jose Canseco changed baseball for what he believes is the better. But 13 years since the former American League MVP wrote his tell-all book about steroids in baseball, Canseco wishes he hadn’t written it. He called his 2005 book, “Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant ‘Roids, Smash Hits & How ...

Montoursville’s run capped best season in 12 years

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Contrary to conspiracy theories colleagues and I hear all the time, sports writers do not cheer for specific teams or players. What we root for are good stories. And the Montoursville baseball team provided a great story all season long. A year after losing the majority of its starters, ...

Five Lycoming players earn Academic All-MAC honors

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A pair of Lycoming basketball players, two Lycoming swimmers and a wrestler were honored by being named to the Academic All-MAC team, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Lycoming men’s basketball player Chris Wallace, women’s basketball player Shelby Mueller, swimmers Emilie ...

PSU women release non-conf. schedule

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State women’s basketball coach Coquese Washington announced the Nittany Lions’ 2018-19 non-conference schedule, which includes six teams that qualified for the postseason. Penn State will host Providence (Nov. 8) and NCAA tournament participan Cal (Nov. ...

Australia earns LLWS berth thanks to throwing a no-hitter

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LISMORE, AUSTRALIA. — An impressive no-hit performance by Oscar Hyde and an explosive offense earned Gold Coast Little League from Queensland, Australia, the first ticket to the Little League World Series with an 11-0 win over Adelaide Seahawks LL in the 2018 Little League Australia Region ...

Kentucky-bound Marsh pitched well late to secure win

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Dillon Marsh was no longer worried about being fine with his pitches. He didn’t nibble and he didn’t try to paint corners like the Rembrandt of the baseball diamond. He offered up fastballs to Montoursville over the final three innings of Monday’s PIAA Class AAA semifinal and told them ...

Montoursville one win away from state championship appearance

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When Montoursville coach Jeremy Eck first met his new players last fall, he delivered a powerful message. His players never forgot those words. Before last Thursday’s Class AAA state quarterfinal against Oley Valley, Eck quoted classic kids’ movie “Finding Nemo.” That does not mean ...

Kiess has helped Montoursville

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His team just six outs from elimination, Owen Kiess slammed a grounder off the third-base bag. It looked like a sure single. Kiess thought otherwise. The Montoursville senior noticed the ball not being attacked in the outfield and took advantage, hustling into second for a double. Two ...

Mussina has been a rock at second base

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Four batters into his first varsity start, Montoursville second baseman Peyton Mussina was presented his first big moment as a high school baseball player. District 4 Class AAAA champion Lewisburg already led Montoursville, 1-0, and had a runner on second when Nick Shedleski hit a screaming ...

Longtime sports editor Brigandi awaiting kidney transplant

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The need for organ donation once again has been felt in the newsroom of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. This time, the story is about Ben Brigandi, longtime sports editor who is in need of a kidney transplant. Brigandi, who joined the Sun-Gazette as sports editor in December 1999, has been out ...

Sun-Gazette promotes Gerardi to sports editor

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Jon Gerardi has been named sports editor of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, publisher Bernard A. Oravec announced. A native of Williamsport, Gerardi joined the sports staff part time in 2007 and returned to the Sun-Gazette full time in 2014 as assistant sports editor. “Jon has already proven ...

Golf tip of the week: Maintain connection to increase core power

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The body’s core must be involved in any athletic motion, such as throwing a football. When striking a golfball the club must remain in front of the chest, and the upper armpits should stay married to the sides of the upper ribcage. The hands, arms and club should stop when the left shoulder ...

Montoursville’s Phillips back despite a hamstring injury

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As the season progressed, his hamstring continued producing more pain. Gabe Phillips’ psyche hurt more. The Montoursville infielder and pitcher desperately wanted to be on the field, but his hamstring would not let him. That was until Phillips had enough. Montoursville asked the junior if ...

Montoursville doing little things right

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Dylan Bower lit the fuse when he drove a double into the left-center field gap. Freshmen Peyton Mussina and Dylan Moll fanned the flames following that long shot. And neither hit the ball more than 20 feet. Mussina and Moll both dropped perfect bunts, Mussina’s slowly rolling up the ...

Cutters’ roster keeps getting younger

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With each passing year, the roster of the Williamsport Crosscutters appears to be getting younger and younger, and this year appears it won’t be any different. Sure, there’s going to be plenty of college-aged talent added to the mix from the Major League Baseball draft, but the ...

Franklin happy with quick turnaround

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Halftime of the Minnesota game, 2016. Golden Gophers 13, Penn State 3. James Franklin still vividly recalls what he heard from fans at Beaver Stadium. “The stadium is chanting ‘fire Franklin, fire Franklin,’” the coach said Thursday during a visit to Altoona. Hard to believe, but ...