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Rain forces postponements of playoff games from Thursday

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Some brief early afternoon downpours and the concern that more rain might follow forced District 4 to postpone all of Thursday’s scheduled baseball and softball games. The District 2-4 Class 6A baseball semifinal featuring Delaware Valley at Williamsport also was postponed. That game will ...

Improved vision has helped Dalena take off at plate

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It felt like Montoursville might be appealing to a higher power as it prepared to bat in the sixth inning Wednesday at Giles Field. “Praise the Lord, I see the Light,” was the song selection as Wellsboro held a one-run lead and was six outs from recording a huge District 4 Class AAA ...

Fisher’s home run sparks offensive explosion for CM

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LORETTO — Alyssa Fisher provided the spark when Central Mountain needed it. Behind two runs in the bottom of the third inning, Fisher rocketed a line drive home run to left field for the Wildcats’ first score of the game. The solo bomb ignited the dugout. It commenced CM’s two-out, ...

Wildcats ride offense to District 6 title

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ALTOONA — Central Mountain’s offense was sluggish until it wasn’t. The Wildcats were scoreless and hitless entering the fourth inning Wednesday in the District 6 Class AAAAA baseball final. Then they exploded for five runs in the inning and ended the game with 10 unanswered runs as they ...

Lions’ Parsons and Luketa share unbreakable bond

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STATE COLLEGE — It all began in Beaver Hall. The dorm Micah Parsons called “legendary” is the site where the friendship between Parsons and fellow linebacker Jesse Luketa first started. Together, Parsons and Luketa enrolled early during the 2018 spring semester and their college ...

ROUNDUP: Pastore leads Loyalsock to semis

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Anthony Pastore threw a six-hit complete game and dropped a go-ahead RBI suicide squeeze bunt in the sixth inning as Loyalsock erased a three-run, fourth-inning deficit and defeated Athens, 11-3, in the District 4 Class AAA quarterfinals. The Lancers earned their eighth consecutive district ...

Canton’s Rockwell earns victory No. 400 Tuesday

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CANTON — As the 1988 baseball season opened, Bob Rockwell never envisioned reaching 400 coaching wins. He did not even know he would be coaching, period. Rockwell was a rookie school teacher that March when Canton opened baseball practices. Its baseball coach, however, ran into time ...

Kitchen helps Warriors top Sullivan in playoffs

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CANTON — One does not reach 400 wins through talent and strategy alone. Sometimes, it is all about playing hunches and doing what some might not expect. So Canton coach Bob Rockwell never doubted that inserting freshman Cooper Kitchen to pitch the seventh inning of a one-run District 4 ...

Millionaires fall in district semis

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When the dust settled and the first baseman stepped on the bag for the final out in a back-and-forth game at Elm Park on Tuesday, the Williamsport Millionaires softball team came out of the dugout with the look of disappointment as the players went to shake hands with Delaware Valley. ...

Local roundup: Galeton softball earns 1st playoff win

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Galeton earned its first district playoff win in program history in softball with a 4-3 win over Canton in the District 4 Class A quarterfinals Tuesday. Jessie Evans led Galeton by going 3 for 3 with an RBI and run scored. Galeton led 1-0 after the first inning and took a 3-0 lead into the ...

Kendall’s rest helps Loyalsock become complete team

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There hasn’t been an extra workout Loyalsock’s Megan Kendall has missed this year. Any time there was an opportunity to hone her craft as a hurdler, she was willing to put in the time. That meant staying after practice. It meant taking on any and all comers at some of the toughest ...

Local roundup: Wellsboro opens districts with win behind Davis

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In the opening round of the District 4 Class AAA baseball playoffs, Carson Davis threw a complete-game three-hitter with eight strikeouts and no walks and went 3 for 3 with two RBIs at the plate to lead Wellsboro to an 11-0 five-inning win over Troy on Monday afternoon at Troy. The Green ...

PCT’s Quarry earns Bronze at archery nationals

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DUBLIN, OH — Penn College freshman Trevor Quarry took bronze in the men's recurve at the USA Archery Outdoor National Championship on Sunday and helped in the Wildcats to a 26th-place finish, in perhaps the toughest field ever. “Trevor has been shooting strong all year. Coming in as a ...

Montoursville’s Pauling breaks from pack in 800 to claim gold

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The last thing Raya Pauling wanted to do was play a rousing round of bumper cars. As things were beginning to get a little hairy in the final stages of the Class AA 800 at the District 4 track and field championships on Saturday, the Montoursville freshman made an abrupt move to the outside of ...

Warrior Run’s Magyar wins 1st individual district gold

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Addison Magyar was fine with being a key contributor on a district and state medalist relay team. But at times, the medal stand was getting a little crowded with three other athletes crammed together on a small podium. And for once, the senior was finally alone at the bottom of the highest ...

Williamsport’s Lyon pulls away to earn 3,200 gold

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J. Henry Lyon could feel Doug Hallman breathing heavily down his neck. Lyon couldn’t seem to get away from the Shikellamy runner and his hopes of capturing a district title seemed to be fading faster than the sun on an overcast Saturday. Lyon received his second wind in the final 400 meters ...

Penman bests her PR to take 100 gold

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Katie Penman had no visions of grandeur about beating Selinsgrove’s Megan Hoffman in the 100 final at the District 4 track and field championships on Saturday. The Williamsport sophomore had resigned herself to battling to hit the state qualifying standard. Hoffman has held ownership papers ...