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Lancers learn from early season defeat

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Loyalsock played good opponents throughout its first seven games, but outside of being pushed hard against rival Montoursville, the state’s No. 5-ranked Class AAA team made an undefeated start look pretty easy. That all ended last Wednesday at Danville. The defending Heartland Conference ...

32-point 1st quarter propels Loyalsock in rout

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The Loyalsock Lancers, at 8-1, hosted the Central Mountain Wildcats who were coming off their first win of the season before being brought back down to earth after a humbling 76-37 loss Monday evening. The Lancers, who suffered a tough loss at the hands of Danville two games ago, bounced ...

Pardee scores career-high 20 in WAHS win

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Jada Whaley dazzled throughout the second half Saturday, scoring 23 points, finishing well around the basket and setting up teammates. But the Williamsport point guard has been doing that for four years. Opponents know this and focus their game plans on slowing Whaley. If Williamsport is ...

Paulhamus helps lift Montour

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TOWANDA — Savannah Paulhamus wobbled off the mat following her final bout Saturday. It looked like the Montoursville freshman was walking on two cooked noodles. She rested ever so briefly on Warriors coach Matt Yonkin as he congratulated her for her crucial four-point victory against ...

Bucknell drops its first home game of season

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In women’s basketball, the Bucknell women’s basketball team lost at home for the first time this season, falling 70-62 to Boston. Ellie Mack, Kyi English and Kate Walker each had 13 points to led the Bison offense. Kaitlyn Slagus filled the stat sheet with seven points along with seven ...

The question is why is Mussina not in HOF already?

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As the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame announcement approaches Jan. 22, national media often are debating several players’ credentials. Montoursville native Mike Mussina is a frequent player discussed. Honestly, I do not understand why. The question is not if Mussina is a Hall of Famer, ...

Receiver struggles made team vulnerable

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The receivers spoiled the season for Penn State. It’s easy to just say, “they dropped a lot of passes,” which obviously hurt the team. But it was so much more than that. Connect the dots with me here. The Nittany Lion offense was sensational the past two years because it could ...

Lycoming swimmer Kramer competing with heart issue

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Emilie Kramer remembers competing at the District 4 swimming and diving championships when she was at Wellsboro and sort of feeling unusual after she competed in her various events. It wasn’t heavy breathing, anxiety, a panic attack or even feeling extremely stressed out. Just a weird ...

Woodland stays in front at Kapalua

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KAPALUA, Hawaii — One day, Gary Woodland pulled away with five straight birdies. The next day, all it took was one big putt. The challenge now is to finish off the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Woodland broke a tie with Rory McIlroy by making a 65-foot eagle putt on 15th hole, and he ...

Warriors lose in Basinger tourney

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Calvin Chandler lined up his shot and fired away. There was no second guessing or hesitation. The 6-foot-7 big man’s 3-pointer from the top of the key gave Lycoming hope. The Warriors, with only nine dressed players, climbed back from a 21-point deficit to get within five with less than five ...

LHU men get back to .500

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LOCK HAVEN — After seeing its record slip under .500 for the third time this season, Saturday’s PSAC East meeting with Mansfield was an opportunity to get back even. Although it wasn’t a cake walk against the Mountaineers, once the pendulum swung in their favor, the Bald Eagles ...

Bald Eagle women cruise to win

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LOCK HAVEN — Riding a four game losing skid, the Lock Haven University women’s basketball team was looking to right the ship when Mansfield came into town. Sporting a winless record, the Mountaineers were no match for LHU as the Bald Eagles rolled to an 80-46 win in a PSAC-East contest at ...

Local roundup: McNulty’s 17 helps lift Loyalsock to win

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Summer McNulty scored a team-high 17 points and was one of four Loyalsock players in double figures as Loyalsock defeated North Schuylkill, 70-55, in girls basketball on Saturday. Maddie Fox (15 points), Cassie Gee (11) and Juliana Cruz (11) all had double figures in ...

Lyco women beat King’s

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In women’s basketball, four Lycoming players finished in double figures and it hit 51 percent from the floor while jumping out to a big first-quarter lead en route to a 77-55 win over regional rival King’s. Kayla Kline posted her seventh double-double of the season, notching 17 points and ...

Golf tip of the week: Wedges require more aggressive swing

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The higher lofted wedges — 50-degrees and higher — require a more aggressive swing. Slower swings cause the ball to slide off the face of a higher lofted club. A more aggressive swing speed forces the surface of the ball into the grooves creating more backspin, much like a rifle bore ...

Brima’s stellar defense shuts down Southern

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Loyalsock forward Connor Watkins often goes against taller post players, but he does not mind. Daily practices sometimes are even more grueling so he is ready. So are his teammates. Bam Brima is the reason why. Brima ignites the Loyalsock defense and his competitiveness is contagious. He ...

Muncy’s Blair hopes to be back on mat for sectionals

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Jacob Blair never misses a Muncy wrestling match. He’s always there matside barking out instructions and encouragement to his teammates. It’s as close as the junior has been able to get to the wrestling mat this season. Blair underwent arthroscopic surgery on Dec. 26 to repair a torn ...