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Bucknell’s Roussell accepts position at Richmond

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LEWISBURG — After seven successful years at the helm of the Bucknell women’s basketball program, Aaron Roussell on Tuesday announced that he is leaving Bucknell to become the next head coach at Richmond. Roussell departs after presiding over the most successful seven-year period in Bison ...

Local roundup: South boys track loses season-opening meet

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Riley Hockman, Quaid Molino, Tayge Molino and Port Habalar combined to win the meet-opening 3,200 relay in 9:08.70, but South Williamsport lost its season opening boys track meet to Bloomsburg, 85-65. Habalar also added a victory in the 1,600 in 4:58.5 and finished second in the 3,200 to ...

Phillips pitches, hits Montoursville past Lewisburg

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LEWISBURG — Gabe Phillips provided Montoursville quite an offensive weapon last postseason while basically playing on one leg. Now healthy again, Phillips is inflicting maximum damage again showing how strong his all-around game is. Lewisburg knows that well after Phillips threw 1 1/3 ...

Experienced South Williamsport continues to show resiliency

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Having a short memory often is a valuable sports asset. The South Williamsport softball team, however, features nine returning starters, most who have played together over the last three seasons. So when Hughesville scored twice and took a one-run sixth-inning lead last Thursday, it was ...

Loyalsock sweeps doubles to earn win over South

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Multiple times throughout their No. 1 singles match, South Williamsport’s Franklin Summerson and Loyalsock’s Connor Rude fell into a deuce score to determine a game winner. The pressure of needing to get two consecutive points seemed to help Summerson, who won the majority of points ...

Bucknell football schedule announced

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LEWISBURG — Bucknell head football coach Dave Cecchini unveiled his team's 2019 schedule on Monday afternoon. The Bison will host five games at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium during their 134th season of competition. Their challenging slate includes FBS program Temple and four teams ...

Lancers suffer frustrating loss to Red Tornadoes

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Anthony Pastore picked out a pitch he knew he could drive, the ting off the bat sounded like it was going to bring in Chase Cavanaugh, who was standing on second. The home plate ump then yelled that it was a foul. Pastore’s rocket over the third base just missed driving in Cavanaugh by ...

Local roundup: Penn College sweeps Lancaster Bible

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Penn College’s 12-7 win over Lancaster Bible College completed the 3-game weekend sweep. Brittan Kittle picked up his 100th career hit as he went 3-4 with 3 runs and 2 RBIs to lead Penn College. Jacob Carles, Riley, Flicker, and Samuel Zeigler all finished with two hits. Cody Nelson improved ...

Lambert helps lift Spartans

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MUNCY — Hughesville pitcher Taryn Lambert was not always at her best Saturday afternoon. That was except when the remaining margin for error was slim or none. Then Lambert was nearly perfect. And in a game that was close for five innings, Lambert’s ability to handle pressure so well ...

Bald Eagles are swept at home

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LOCK HAVEN — If you take a look at the Lock Haven University baseball team’s scores from the weekend, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the Bald Eagles dropped two doubleheaders to West Chester. However, a closer look at how the second games in both days unfolded, it is also ...

Local roundup: Williamsport baseball opens season with win

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Williamsport opened its 2019 season in impressive fashion, pounding out 15 hits and defeating Holy Redeemer, 10-3. Kyle Caringi pitched for innings of one-hit baseball and Joe Fagnano’s two-run, first-inning home run set the game’s tone. Fagnano, freshman Dallas Griess, Braeden Mazzante, ...

Boys track and field capsules

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CANTON Coach: Casey Aylesworth Assistants: Brandy McRoberts, Clint Kapichok. League: Northern Tier League Roster: Derek Atherton-Ely, Uriah Baillie, Kenny Biggs, Kyle Davis, Chance Deljanovan, Jaden Fantini-Hulslander, Levi Gaiotti, Joe Gleckner, Will Gowin, Ethan Groover, Logan ...

Girls track and field capsules

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CANTON Coach: Casey Aylesworth Assistants: Brandy McRoberts, Clint Kapichok. League: Northern Tier League Roster: Kaitlyn Andrus, Maddie Bardo, Cheyanne Bastion-Brown, Elle Binford, Megan Eagleberger, Emily Henson, Marissa Hess, Tamara Hess, Josie Kelley, Reagan Kelley, Kylie Landon, ...

Golf tip of the week: Grip the club with the dominant fingers

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Most golfers grab a golf club, grip tight and swing wildly at the ball. One should hold a golf club much like a surgeon holds a scalpel: relaxed and precisely. A correct golf grip can make a huge difference in how one hits the ball. The club should be held in the fingers and not the palm. A ...

Knepp helps lift Wildcats to a win

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MILL HALL — The Heartland Conference met the Mountain League on Friday as Central Mountain hosted Bellefonte in softball. Wildcat pitcher Madi Knepp looked sharp, allowing only three hits over four innings en route to the 13-3 victory over the Red Raiders in six innings. “We hit the ...

Local roundup: Doney throws a no-hitter in win for NP-Liberty

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In high school softball, Savanah Doney tossed a no-hitter, only allowing one baserunner and went 3 for 3 at the plate with a triple and four RBIs to lead North Penn-Liberty to its first win of the season, defeating Williamson, 14-0, Friday afternoon. Jessica Kouba went 3 for 4 for ...