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Dawson recalls facing Mussina

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It was the bottom of the first inning at Fenway Park against the Baltimore Orioles and Andre Dawson, in the tailend of his professional career — went to the plate with two outs against the Orioles. As he stepped in the batter’s box, Dawson looked up and saw Mike Mussina eyeing him on the ...

Loyalsock 9-11 softball finishes 3rd in state

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After battling through the losers bracket to be on the doorstep of the state title game, the Loyalsock 9-11 softball team dropped an 8-7 extra-inning heart-breaker to Yough on Monday evening in Greensburg. Loyalsock fell behind 1-0 in the bottom of the third inning, but Jillian Kennedy led ...

Cutters down Batavia for 4th straight win

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BATAVIA, N.Y. — The Crosscutters extended their longest winning streak of the season to four games with a 7-0 win at Batavia on Saturday to sweep the road series with the Muckdogs. The finale of the series is today at 5:05 p.m. The Crosscutters are off Monday then have a three-game road ...

Golf tip of the week: Feet position is crucial at setup

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The feet play an essential part in the golf swing. Proper feet position creates a solid foundation to swing on. One of the main components of a repetitive golf swing is maintaining balance throughout the swing. The feet should be approximately shoulder width with the irons, and slightly wider ...

South gets a champions’ parade

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After defeating Connecticut, 3-2, in the Eastern Regional championship game, South Williamsport’s majors girls softball team was given a champion’s parade through South Williamsport to honor the team as they prepare to head to Portland, Ore., for the Little League Softball World Series, ...

New-look Lancers look to keep Sock surging

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The four Loyalsock players who attended last Tuesday’s District 4 media day share a common bond. All four became starters earlier than expected, replacing injured players. All four embraced those opportunities and became vital contributors. Senior linebacker Aiden Gair replaced Dominic ...

Cutters win 3rd straight

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BATAVIA, N.Y. — Williamsport scored a run in the top of the second inning and never allowed Batavia to take a lead in the game en route to a 5-3 win over the Muckdogs on Friday to start a three-game road series with a win. The victory also is the third consecutive win for the Cutters, ...

Sock 9-11 softball falls in state tourney

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From staff reports Loyalsock’s 9-11 softball team lost in the state tournament to Yough, 6-1, Friday at Greensburg. The loss drops Loyalsock into the elimination bracket where Loyalsock will play Greater Wyoming today at 4 p.m. Bri Helmrich led Loyalsock by going 1 for 2 ...

Italy’s Emilia Romagna LL wins Europe-Africa title

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KUTNO, POLAND — Emilia Romagna Little League from Bologna, Italy, has officially been crowned the Europe and Africa Region Champion and is headed to South Williamsport for the Little League World Series. Emilia Romagna Little League went undefeated throughout the regional tournament, ...

South wins Eastern title; advances to World Series

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BRISTOL — All tournament long, South Williamsport manager Cory Goodman’s team has used a bit of everything to get the job done during an impressive four-game stretch. A lightning-quick rally. A critical manager’s challenge. A power-packed laser show with hard-hit balls smoked to the ...

Shore loaded up schedule for 2019

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Jersey Shore could load its non-league schedule with soft opponents. But the Bulldogs duck nobody. Instead of softening the schedule, they load it up. A year ago, Jersey Shore’s five non-league opponents finished 57-12, capturing a state championship, winning four district titles and ...

Cutters win consecutive games

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An 0-1 fastball neck high to Logan O’Hoppe didn’t deter the Williamsport Crosscutters’ designated hitter from swinging. Heck, the way he’s been swinging the bat the last two weeks it feels like every swing has the potential to send a baseball into orbit. This one actually did. ...

New approach has helped Logan O’Hoppe’s hitting

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Logan O’Hoppe over-exaggerated his swings during batting practice Thursday at Bowman Field. It’s a process he’s taken to using over the last two weeks or so which have sparked the 19-year-old’s most impressive run of the season. When his exaggerated opposite-field swing drove ...

18-year-old Rojas shows talent in Cutters split with Auburn

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The day Johan Rojas showed up in Williamsport batting practice was already taking place. He wasn’t participating since it was about over, but he took the opportunity to show off his million watt smile, shake hands with everyone around the cage and offer a heartfelt hello. His infectious ...

South major softball headed to World Series

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South Williamsport's major softball team is headed to the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore. South Williamsport defeated Connecticut, 3-2, Thursday afternoon in the Eastern Regional championship game to secure a World Series berth. Connecticut led early, 1-0, in the ...

Playing hard leads to bloody lip and broken nose for Markwardt

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If Hunter Markwardt had just caught the fly ball which sent him to the left-center field wall last Friday, he would have been fine. There would have been plenty of time to brace himself before contact. But it was when he lunged, ever so slightly, as the ball came down which got him in ...

West End stays alive in Mid-Atlantic Regional

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After dropping a close game on Tuesday night, West End came back less than 24 hours later and staved off elimination with its 11-4 win over New York in the Babe Ruth 13-year-old Mid-Atlantic Regional in Altoona. West End (4-1) moves on to the quarterfinals where it will take on Mifflin ...