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Tuttle’s 26 holds off late Neumann rally

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WELLSBORO — After a stunning first half that saw Wellsboro take a 16-point advantage into the break, it was surprising to watch the Green Hornets struggle throughout the third quarter. Wellsboro didn’t score a point until a free throw from Tanner Button broke up the drought. Despite the ...

Local roundup: Williamsport routs Central Mountain to get to .500

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In girls basketball, Jada Whaley scored 20 points, Katelyn Wilson added 14 and Williamsport scored 54 points in the middle quarters on its way to a 94-51 win over Central Mountain. Kalindi Maggs and Samiyah Little each added 10 for Williamsport, which got back to .500 with the win. Maddie ...

Muncy’s Barberio carries confidence into PIAA team tournament

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MILTON — It’s tough to find a moment when Mario Barberio isn’t smiling. The wrestling season has been nothing but fun for the Muncy junior. It’s easy to see why that smile is so often strewn about Barberio’s face. He’s spent the season taking challenge after challenge head on, ...

Hottenstein’s defense leads Griffins

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MUNCY — Time is winding down and Dylan Hottenstein understands his time is now. And maybe that is why he was so brilliant when the pressure was highest late Wednesday against Muncy. Hottenstein played smothering defense against Muncy high scorer Noah Rymsza, held him without a ...

PSU’s Lee ready for 2nd OSU match

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STATE COLLEGE — Nick Lee was a freshman just three weeks into his career as a Penn State starter last season when he got his first taste of the Penn State-Ohio State rivalry. That night made an impression on him. “That was really, really cool. It kind of felt to me like the biggest ...

Cerruti silences Mansfield

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MANSFIELD — Matt Cerruti didn’t really have time to think. He barely had time to get his feet set, but he was ready. Seconds after Jihad Barnes tied the game with an and-1 acrobatic floater, Christian Kelly grabbed the missed free throw in a crowd, kicked it out to an ...

Shelton-Burleigh sparks Bald Eagles off bench

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MANSFIELD — Lock Haven needed a lift. The Bald Eagles sleepwalked through the opening few minutes and were down against a team it previously beaten by 34. Enter Jalyn Shelton-Burleigh. Coming off the bench for the fourth consecutive game, the State College native jumpstarted a sluggish ...

Defenders win 1st league title since 1988

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LEWISBURG — Avery Bieber hugged Taylor Coup as happy Warrior Run teammates jumped around them. This was a celebration 31 years in the making and a scene few expected would unfold this season. But break out the Pet Shop Boys albums, the cassette stereos and the floppy computer discs. Warrior ...

Malacusky reaches 1,000-point milestone in win

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MONTGOMERY — It was a play that would easily be described as bang-bang due to how it happened so fast. As Sullivan County’s Mykenzie Malacusky pulled back for a 3-point attempt she didn’t even have time to think about it being the points she needed to cross 1,000 for her career. The ...

Mounties get revenge on Sullivan

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It never took Eric Gerber and his staff long to yell for their South Williamsport wrestlers to work on their feet Tuesday night. Score a takedown, let up your opponent and do it again. It’s how the Mounties approached their penultimate dual of the season, wanting to work on their feet. And ...

Bulldogs defeat CM on senior night in girls basketball

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MILL HALL — Central Mountain remained winless with four games left on its schedule, but the squad continues to play with the intensity of a team competing for spot in the postseason. Against rival Jersey Shore on senior night, the team could’ve folded, but instead it put up one of its most ...

Local roundup: Canton’s Smithers grabs 500th rebound in win

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In boys basketball, Michael Smithers scored a team-high 17 points and pulled down his 500th career rebound as Canton defeated Sayre, 60-46. Camden Route and Ben Knapp each scored 10 points and Canton outscored Sayre, 28-12, in the second quarter to break open a close game. Nate Ewing scored ...

Lock Haven names Machak as women’s tennis coach

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LOCK HAVEN — John Machak, a central Pennsylvania native, has been named Lock Haven University’s new head women’s tennis coach. From 1968 to 1992, LHU sponsored women’s tennis and in August (2018), LHU announced plans to reintroduce the sport. “I’m thrilled that tennis is coming ...

Local roundup: Bucknell wrestling defeats Franklin & Marshall

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In college wrestling, Bucknell defeated Franklin & Marshall, 35-6, on Sunday. Matthew Kolonia (149 pounds), Zach Hartman (157) and Frankie Guida, Jr. (174) each pinned their opponents in the first period, with Hartman needing just 55 seconds. Kolonia and Hartman’s pins, which ...