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Daneker back with Coastal Carolina after Tommy John

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Amanda Daneker never really experienced much life without playing softball. She has excelled at the game since the first time she played as a child. Imagine how tough it was then, watching from the dugout as Coastal Carolina played without her last year. The three-time first team Loyalsock ...

Local roundup: JS baseball drops Selinsgrove

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Timmy Saar and Brandon DePasqua combined on a shutout as Jersey Shore recorded an impressive 2-0 win in baseball Monday over last year’s District 4 Class AAA champion Selinsgrove. Saar threw five strong innings and allowed no runs for a second time this season while DePasqua went 2 for 3 with ...

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Muncy’s Christian Good warms up between innings last week in a game against Sullivan County.

Muncy’s young, but still a threat

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Seven 2016 starters graduated and Muncy started both a freshman pitcher and catcher last Wednesday against Sullivan County. Still, the “R” world is forbidden inside the Muncy dugout. The Indians might be one of the area’s youngest, and most inexperienced, teams, but they are not using ...

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Loyalsock's Chase McNulty celebrates after hitting a triple in the third inning. At right is Montoursville’s Gabe Phillips.

Lancers string together 8-run rally with two outs in victory

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Forget the individual statistics. Loyalsock players are paying those numbers little attention. As long as they are scoring runs and winning games, the Lancers are happy. And Loyalsock was downright giddy Monday as 11 players reached base and Andrew Malone and Logan Edmonds combined on a 4-hit ...

ROUNDUP: Lycoming softball sweeps twinbill from Colonels

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In college softball, Kayla Kline had five hits and Lycoming completed come-from-behind wins in both ends of a doubleheader at Wilkes University, winning the first 3-2 in eight innings and the second, 4-3, running the team’s winning streak to seven games. Kline finished the doubleheader 5 ...

Penn College teams go 0-3 as weather wins again

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In yet another week when weather-related postponements were the rule, Pennsylvania College of Technology softball and tennis teams went a combined 0-3 and the golf team finished third in a six-team event. SOFTBALL After a 26-day layoff, the Wildcats suffered a 9-1 non-conference loss to ...

Lock Haven salvages split with Raiders

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LOCK HAVEN — Any time Lock Haven University head baseball coach Jim Chester leads his club into a weekend of PSAC baseball, he and the Bald Eagles are looking to win the four-game series. Saturday, the Bald Eagles split with Shippensburg before the two teams tangled again Sunday afternoon ...

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Qayyim Ali of Williamsport has cleared 6-10 in the high jump in each of his last two meets.

Ali stays at new heights, win high jump at Susquehanna

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SELINSGROVE — Qayyim Ali wants days like Saturday to be his bad days of jumping. He’s excited about his 6-foot, 10-inch mark in the high jump, but he doesn’t want to get overly excited about it. He wants to go higher, which the Williamsport senior has already done this season. And he ...

LHU, Bloom softball split softball doubleheader

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LOCK HAVEN — Going into Saturday’s PSAC Central softball doubleheader between Bloomsburg and Lock Haven, the two teams appeared to be closely matched, at least on paper. Bloomsburg had split 22 games right down the middle at 11-11, while the Lady Eagles did the same with 24 games at ...

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Golf tip of the week: Maintain the same spine angle for power

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A golfer’s head position maintains the spine angle and controls balance during a golf swing. Head position is crucial with every sport. If you watch any professional athlete, such as a runner, the head seems to be a separated from the rest of the body. The body moves independently while ...

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Williamsport senior Kolachi Pombor signed his letter of intent to play soccer at Alvernia during a signing ceremony at Williamsport High School on Thursday. Present at the ceremony were, from left to right, his mother Christiana Pombor, Kolachi Pombor,  legal guardian Kim Palmatier and sister Sia Pombor. Standing in the back are, from left, assistant boys soccer coach Dave Confair, head coach Lee Kaar and assistant coach Philip Marie. Absent from photo is assistant coach Dave Ferry.

Local roundup: Lewisburg boys tennis team off to 7-0 start

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Lewisburg’s Tim Sprunt defeated Selins­grove’s Steven Pomy­kalski, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1 singles as Lewisburg defeated the Seals, 5-0 on Friday to improve to 7-0 in boys tennis. AJ Swanson and Peter Kinnaman won for Lewisburg at No. 1 doubles, 6-1, 6-0. The Green Dragons are at Jersey ...

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Lyco coach Mike Clark sees some benefit from a May 21 game in Montreal under Canadian football rules.

Lyco has Canadian trip coming in May

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After back-to-back sub-.500 seasons, the Lycoming College football team will be crossing the border to try and improve its skills against an international opponent. On Sunday, May 21 at 1 p.m., the Warriors will take on the Vanier College Cheetahs of Montreal in an exhibition football game. ...

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Recent 879 third-highest bowling score in the county

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Longtime bowler Walt Gibbs wasn’t keeping track of his score. Having bowled since he was just a 12-year-old kid, Gibbs knows that’s an easy way to throw yourself off and lose any rhythm you have. Instead, he took a deep breath and relaxed and kept bowling in his third game at Fa­x­on ...

Report: PSU defensive back John Reid suffers knee injury

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Penn State junior cornerback John Reid has suffered a knee injury and could miss the entire season this fall, according to a report Thursday by Lions247.com. Losing Reid would be a big blow to the Nittany Lions on defense and special teams. He has been a major contributor on defense his ...

Christian Good helps power Muncy to win over Sullivan County

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MUNCY — As his two older sisters and three older brothers accomplished a lot playing multiple high school sports, youngest child Christian Good watched. He absorbed what he saw and anticipated the day his chance would come. That moment arrived Wednesday and Good owned it. Starting his first ...

McSorley determined to cut down on mistakes

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley’s has spent a lot of time this winter thinking about one pass from last season — his final toss. That late-game interception set up USC’s Rose Bowl-winning field goal and set McSorley on a path to improve his in-game ...

Central Mountain’s Morgan Wetzel swings at a pitch against Midd-West at Central Mountain on Wednesday. Central Mountain won, 12-2. (TIM WEIGHT/For The Sun-Gazette)

Local roundup: Hoover, Lewisburg ends Sock’s HAC streak

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In high school baseball, Aaron Hoover pitched the complete game and drove in Wilson Fisher with a walk-off single as Lewisburg ended Loyalsock’s HAC-II win streak at 38 games with a 5-4 win. Lewisburg was down two entering the bottom of the seventh inning before Hoover’s single ended the ...

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Loyalsock's Alden Mileto celebrates after hitting a single for an RBI in the first inning on Monday vs. Danville.

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By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com As Danville intentionally walked Connor Watkins, Loyal­sock baseball players started yelling and saying the Ironmen were making a huge mistake. The game was tied in the bottom of the seventh Monday, the light was nearly gone and Chase McNulty carried ...

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Montoursville's Caroline King holds the lead with two hurdles left in the girls 100 hurdles during a track meet vs Lewisburg Tuesday. King won the event. Lewisburg won both the boys and girls team events.

Local roundup: Ali sets WHS jump mark

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Qayyim Ali set a Williamsport school record in the high jump by two inches with a 7-1 in a 91-59 win at Shikellamy Tuesday in boys track and field. Ali, a 2015 PIAA champion in the event, also won the long jump. Harrison Gronland and Felix Hernandez led Lewisburg over Montoursville ...