Sports

Central Mountain baseball loses in PIAA 5A subregional

Local Sports

NEW CASTLE — When walking shoes were added to Cathedral Prep’s arsenal of bats, arms and gloves in the PIAA Class 5A subregional on Friday, the combination proved too much for Central Mountain to overcome. With walks to the first four batters leading to a four-run first inning, and then ...

Southern’s Julian Fleming will play football at Ohio State

Local Sports

Southern Columbia’s Julian Fleming — the top-ranked wide receiver prospect in the nation — announced on a video on his Twitter on Friday morning that he would be playing football at Ohio State. Ohio State was one of Fleming’s final five schools, along with Penn State, ...

Once more, Mounties played close, hard-fought game to win

Local Sports

As the game remained tied and the skies turned dark, South Williamsport players remained confident. Sayre had tied Wednesday’s District 4 Class AA final in the fourth inning and it stayed that way entering the seventh. That was when coach Smokey Stover essentially reminded his players that ...

Millionaires back in familiar territory

Local Sports

Many had the feeling that following a Class 6A state quarterfinal loss a year ago, Williamsport baseball might be headed downward. The Millionaires then spent the entire 2019 season proving how wrong that prediction was. Williamsport went 16-5, its most wins in a year since 2011, came within ...

Lorenzo will enter National Wrestling HOF

Local Sports

STATE COLLEGE — As hard as it is to imagine, there was a time when Rich Lorenzo, whose name is as synonymous with Penn State wrestling as any other, gave no thought to coaching. A quirk of fate in the late 1960s, as Lorenzo was finishing up his degree at Penn State, spawned a Hall of Fame ...

Ronnie Perry named LHU women’s wrestling coach

Local Sports

LOCK HAVEN — Ronnie Perry, a 2018 NCAA Division I national finalist, has been named the Lock Haven University women’s wresting coach. LHU announced last week its plans to add varsity women’s wrestling. The team will compete next year during the 2019-20 academic year. Perry, a ...

South Williamsport wins repeat District 4 title

Local Sports

As South Williamsport players and coaches huddled together and posed with another district championship plaque, the dark skies opened. It instantly started pouring, but not one person moved and all flashed wide smiles. A monsoon could have hit and South would not have cared. This was its ...

South’s Sinibaldi lives dream with a walk-off

Local Sports

It was not exactly the dream he first envisioned as a 10-year-old, but Pete Sinibaldi is not complaining. What he did Wednesday is close enough. Sinibaldi lived a high schooler’s fantasy, belting a walk-off single that vaulted South Williamsport to a second straight District 4 Class AA ...

Breen learned from past mistake in Mounties’ district victory

Local Sports

As the ball slowly rolled between the pitcher’s mound and third base, Tripp Breen experienced a flashback. The South Williamsport pitcher remembered a scenario early this season in which he hustled after the baseball, retrieved it, but did not throw it as the runner reached first base. This ...

Wildcats play Class 5A sub-regional game today

Local Sports

MILL HALL — Central Mountain has faced and beaten Hollidaysburg in back-to-back district championship games. And now for the second consecutive season the Wildcats are tasked with taking on Cathedral Prep in a PIAA Class 5A sub-regional game. It serves as a play-in with the winner advancing ...

Stevens coming back to PSU

Local Sports

Patrick Chambers and the Penn State basketball program picked up their biggest win of the year Wednesday night — in late May, with the season still five months away. Lamar Stevens, a first-team all-Big Ten performer last season, decided to remove his name from the NBA draft and return to ...

Bucks, Raiders build budding rivalry

Local Sports

Chris Glenn feels like he has experienced this before. The only thing which has changed is the teams involved. And what a story those teams are writing. Glenn coached Jersey Shore from 2011-14 before arriving at Montgomery last season. While at Jersey Shore, Glenn helped his team win two ...

Despite district title loss, Williamsport shows perseverance

Local Sports

MOOSIC — Brayton Rowello fell behind Brady Antolick 0-2 before taking three balls and fouling off a pitch. And then another. And another. And another... Defying the odds, Rowello worked back from two strikes down, fouled off eight pitches and on the 14th third-inning pitch he saw Monday ...

Loyalsock’s Bam Brima plays in Big 33 All Star football game

Local Sports

Loyalsock’s Bam Brima pushes off a blocker to chase down a Maryland running back during the Big 33 All-Star football game at Central Dauphin Middle School on Monday. Brima, a defensive end at Loyalsock, will play at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall. Pennsylvania beat Maryland, 21-0, ...

Montoursville, Loyalsock coaches show the right perspective

Local Sports

They may coach rival teams who played yet another thrill-riding playoff classic in a series that reads better than a Shakespeare play, but Montoursville coach Jeremy Eck and Loyalsock coach Zac Martin shared the same perspective following Montoursville’s 3-2 District 4 Class AAA semifinal ...

District 2-4 Class 6A baseball championship capsule preview

Local Sports

No. 1 Hazleton (17-3) vs. No. 2 Williamsport (16-4) at PNC Field, Moosic, 4 p.m. Williamsport’s road to the playoffs: Williamsport defeated No. 3 Delaware Valley, 2-1, in semifinals Williamsport facts: The Millionaires are playing in their third straight final and seeking their third ...

Plenty of talent on PSU’s offense

Local Sports

STATE COLLEGE — Jahan Dotson’s academic advisor put it all into perspective for him. If his class of players — this upcoming season’s group of sophomores — remain together for the next three years, they have the potential to do something special. “Imagine you get your whole ...