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Bucks win another via the mercy rule

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FARWELL — A season ago, the Bucktail Bucks baseball team finished its season with just one win, the lone success coming when it split a season series against Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. Although plenty of hard work lies in front of them, the young Bucks improved to 3-0 when they ...

Russell helps Bulldogs down Mustangs

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JERSEY SHORE — The Bulldogs are thriving under new coach Randy Smith. After recording a 10-run victory over Central Columbia in the season opener, Jersey Shore continued its momentum with another 10-0 mercy-rule victory over Midd-West on Tuesday. Bulldogs starting pitcher Kylie Russell ...

Local roundup: Lewisburg boys tennis remains undefeated

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After losing the first set, 6-0, to Williamsport’s Ben Haussmann and Michael LeBlanc, Lewisburg’s duo of Cole Temple and Sawyer Fisher bounced back to earn an 0-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory at No. 2 doubles to help the Green Dragons defeat Williamsport, 3-2, in boys tennis on Tuesday and ...

Montoursville freshman Moll with big hit in key spot

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Dylan Moll has spent much of his freshman year embracing opportunities. Last fall, Moll cracked the football team’s starting lineup and made a strong impact. Now it is baseball season and Moll again has worked his way on to the field. He might not be leaving anytime soon, either. ...

Bower’s new mindset has her leading Red Flash

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Her first two college seasons did not go the way Mikayla Bower envisioned. The 2015 Williamsport graduate watched as many games at St. Francis as she started and hit just .190 last year. Bower could have attacked reversing her fortunes many different ways. Maybe a different batting stance, ...

ROUNDUP: Tennis’ slam leads Wellsboro rout

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Wellsboro scored 16 runs over its final two at-bats as it posted a 17-0 win over North Penn-Mansfield in four innings of high school baseball action. Caleb Tennis hit a grand slam and drove in five runs for the Green Hornets, and Billy Lechler hit a three-run home run. Dalton Prough added four ...

Lukens making impact in final season at Mansfield

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Owen Lukens could only watch what was supposed to be his senior season go by without him. The experience hurt as much as the torn meniscus he suffered, but the Mansfield University infielder is a college student. Might as well learn as much as he could and turn a negative into a positive. ...

ROUNDUP: Penn College sweeps twinbill

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Five Penn College pitchers combined to hold Wells to just three hits over two games as the Wildcats swept and college baseball doubleheader, winning, 8-0 and 15-0, Sunday. Colton Riley homered in both games for Penn College, and Brittan Kittle was 5 for 6 with six RBIs and a home run in the ...

LHU baseball splits twinbill with KU

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LOCK HAVEN — After splitting a pair of games with arch-rival PSAC foe Kutztown on the road Saturday, the Lock Haven University baseball team was hoping for a sweep of the Golden Bears on Sunday afternoon at chilly Watkins Field. Unfortunately for LHU, the sweep wasn’t to happen. After ...

Bald Eagles sweep conference rival IUP

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LOCK HAVEN — Although Lock Haven softball head coach Kelly Shannon doesn’t like to talk about winning streaks, her team is riding high on the top of one that spans eight games. After recently downing arch-rival Bloomsburg twice last week, the Lady Eagles returned home to Lawrence Field ...

3 Penn College teams post wins

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Pennsylvania College of Technology men's and women's tennis teams and the baseball squad all tasted victory last week and, after an early-week postponement, the golf team got its season underway. MEN'S TENNIS Opening NEAC play on Thursday, the Wildcats blanked St. Elizabeth, 9-0, ...

Rishel returns to form after injury

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Jersey Shore 2014 graduate Christian Rishel took his time choosing East Stroudsburg. He already had put the finishing touches on another all-state baseball season by the time he committed that summer. Rishel entered an uncertain future seemingly already behind those who already were locked ...

Milton’s Bergey off to quick start in hurdles

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By JON GERARDI jgerardi@sungazette.com SELINSGROVE — When you look at the final result in the 300 hurdles at Saturday’s Selinsgrove Classic, Milton sophomore Leah Bergey had very little room for error if she wanted to win. It was a race that came down to just a fraction of a second and ...

Warrior Run boys win tight 3,200 relay

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SELINSGROVE — With each handoff during the boys 3,200-meter relay at the Selinsgrove Classic on Saturday, no team was pulling away from the pack. The eight-lap race was going to come down to a close finish. But even being tight, the Warrior Run runners had to feel just a little bit ...

Loyalsock offense explodes in win over Dragons

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When Maegan Reitz and Brynn Dunkleberger hit their first scholastic home runs Saturday, it was hard telling whether they or their Loyalsock teammates were more excited. Either way, those first-inning blasts ignited everyone wearing Maroon and White and Loyalsock kept pounding away and putting ...

ROUNDUP: Cioffi has big day at plate, on the mound in Neumann win

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Jaiden Cioffi went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, earned the win on the mound and worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out, third-inning jam Saturday as St. John Neumann defeated Benton, 8-3, and won its season opener. Adam Helminiak also went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Jeffrey Hamilton had a hit and two ...

Stroup makes big plays in Spartans’ win

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HUGHESVILLE — Jaret Stroup earned a win in relief and belted a double that ignited a game-winning rally Friday. But his best play involved neither a pitch or that big hit. Stroup made the game’s biggest play from first base in the fifth inning when he cut down a runner at home and ...

Local roundup: Waltman throws no-no for Defenders

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Madi Waltman threw a no-hitter as Warrior Run blanked Southern Columbia in softball, 10-0, in five innings on Friday afternoon. Warrior Run led 1-0 after the first and took a 5-0 lead after two innings. Waltman also led the Defenders at the plate with three hits, including hitting a home ...

Local roundup: Wagner’s homer helps Lewisburg stun Mifflinburg

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Lewisburg’s Delaney Wagner’s home run helped lead Lewisburg to a 12-11 stunner in softball over Mifflinburg, the defending District 4 Class AAA champions. Wagner finished 4 for 5 and had four runs. Katie Koch went 3 for 3 with three runs. Anne Weller struck out 10 and scattered six hits ...