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Bucknell’s Van Hoose drafted by Yankees

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LEWISBURG — After authoring one of the finest pitching careers in Bucknell baseball history, Connor Van Hoose was selected Tuesday in the eighth round (247th overall) by the New York Yankees in the Major League Baseball Draft. Van Hoose becomes Bucknell’s 13th selection since the ...

Rowello, Shimp help lift Williamsport to 1st-round state win

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By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP—Whether true or not, Williamsport perceived that Downingtown East wanted it as its first-round 6A state tournament opponent. The Cougars lost their District 1 consolation game and rumors flew that they were not too upset about ...

Warriors win 1st state game since 2006

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SCRANTON — As Logan Ott settled his feet in the batter's box, he took a quick peek behind him and saw Lakeland catcher Adam Retzbach already setting up for a pitch up in the strikezone. The Montoursville sophomore left-hander prepared himself for an 0-2 high fastball. He got it and ...

Lancers battle to end in state loss

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TURBOTVILLE — Rhiallie Jessell dug out two trenches in the right-batters box to fit her New Balance cleats. Loyalsock just scored its first run of the game and the first run scored against Holy Redeemer in nearly a month. The Lancers had some momentum with the right batter at the plate in ...

Bulldogs’ early lead doesn’t hold up

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TURBOTVILLE — Any loss can be difficult to deal with, but when it happens in the final game of a season or career, the pill can be a little more difficult to swallow. After cruising through the regular season schedule, the Jersey Shore softball team kept things moving ahead with wins over ...

South’s season comes to an end to Bellwood-Antis

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SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — After running track last year, South Williamsport senior Gideon Green gave baseball one last chance. It will go down as one of the best decisions the Shippensburg-bound linebacker made during a memorable scholastic career. Just imagine what Green would have ...

Lewisburg pushed Valley View to limit in a 2-run loss

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SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Lewisburg held its quickest post-game huddle following Monday’s Class AAAA state tournament opener. Really, there was not much else to say other than congratulations. Sure, Dixon Black and Duke Starfusky combined on a five-hitter as District 2 champion Valley View ...

Penn State DT Corey Bolds announces plans to transfer

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Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Corey Bolds has left the Penn State football team and plans to transfer. Bolds, a 6-foot-3, 289-pounder, was a three-star recruit from Paramus Catholic High School in Paterson, N.J. He sat out last season as a true freshman. Bolds posted the following to ...

Lyco’s Scanlon earns Coach of Year nod

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After leading the Lycoming College men’s lacrosse team to its first 10-win season in eight years, head coach Chris Scanlon was honored as the Robert Darrow Curry Coach of the Year at the 33rd annual Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony this past weekend. Scanlon, in his fifth year as head coach ...

Area baseball, softball teams set for states today

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Six area baseball and softball teams captured District 4 championships last week. Those teams and three other area runners-up who reached their respective state tournaments have put together super seasons that they will never forget. But now they have a shot at doing a lot more. Now those ...

A closer look at today’s state tournament matchups

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Softball Class AAAA: Bethlehem Catholic (18-5) vs. Jersey Shore (19-2) at Moser Complex, Turbotville, 5 Becahi road to states: In District 11, beat No. 5 Blue Mountain, 11-1 and No. 2 Bangor, 8-2 Becahi notes: The Golden Hawks ended Bangor’s two-year district title reign and built a ...

Montoursville no longer the underdog this season

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Montoursville reached last year’s District 4 Class AAA semifinals, but several starters graduated. It would not have been shocking if the Warriors took a step back. Jeremy Eck had other ideas. Eck returned to his alma mater last fall, hired to coach a storied program that had not won a ...

Breen has been clutch for South

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The pregame temperature soared toward 93 degrees as South Williamsport warmed up last Tuesday. Pitcher Tripp Breen did not care. He started running around, excited about the opportunity approaching. South coach Smokey Stover intervened and told him he needed to conserve his energy. Breen ...

Shimp shows he’s calm under pressure

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As Cody Shimp took the mound at PNC Field last Monday, Hazleton runners on first and third looked his way. The tying run was at the plate, but Shimp promptly ended the threat inducing a grounder that would end the inning. Except it did not. The ball was booted and Hazleton loaded the bases. A ...

Golf tip of the week: Perfection does not apply to game of golf

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Perfectionists have a difficult time playing golf. Golf is one of those games that requires patience and a long time commitment. Many golfers quit before they groove a proper swing. Most beginner golfers expect to play well the first year and usually give up. You must be mentally tough and ...

Bulldogs building off past success with another D4 title

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Most public schools will experience down seasons at least every once in a while. But not Jersey Shore softball. There really is no such thing there. Heck, the closest thing to a down season came last year when the Bulldogs went 11-10. At some schools, a performance like that might be ...

Wood has become a weapon for Montoursville

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Cameron Wood started his sophomore baseball season in the hospital. He is finishing it as a champion. The best might still be coming, too. Wood rebounded from an intestinal infection that hospitalized him for four days late last March and has provided Montoursville a weapon at the perfect ...

Lewisburg has come a long way in short time

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As Aaron Hoover recorded the championship-clinching strikeout, a sea of happy Lewisburg fans rose and cheered loud. Those fans stretched from behind home down the Central Columbia left-field line. The District 4 Class AAAA championship shows how far this program has come in a short time. But ...

LHU’s Heath Stover is named head baseball coach

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LOCK HAVEN — After serving as the interim head coach during what was a successful 2018 season, Heath Stover has officially been named Lock Haven University’s head baseball coach. As interim head coach this past spring, Stover guided the Bald Eagles to a number of special accomplishments. ...