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1st-quarter flurry propels Loyalsock

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It had been 364 days since Loyalsock watched Wellsboro receive gold medals at Montoursville. All the Lancers could do that day was watch, wonder and hope it might some day earn another opportunity. Opportunity came calling Saturday and Loyalsock embraced it like a parent does a new-born ...

Warriors rally to advance to states

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SUNBURY — After Montoursville sleepwalked through the first half in which it faced a deficit from the opening tip, Dillon Young could sense the game was slipping away. Mifflinburg’s lead grew to 13 early in the third quarter and everything was going the opposite way compared to the last ...

Shore wins on buzzer beater

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SUNBURY — Trailing by two points with 3.3 seconds remaining, everyone in the gym knew Jersey Shore would commit to Hannah Kauffman for the game’s final shot. Following a Shamokin free throw, Aubrey Stetts inbounded the ball to midcourt where Haley Stetts tipped the throw-in. Kauffman ...

Bucknell men rally to defeat Army by 1

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LEWISBURG — For the fifth consecutive season and eighth time in the last nine years, the Bucknell men's basketball team has clinched a share of the Patriot League regular-season championship, this time coming in dramatic fashion with a come-from-behind 62-61 win over Army West Point on ...

Bison women hold off American

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — American attempted to rally back in the fourth quarter, but Bucknell held on for an exciting 64-64 victory over American on Saturday at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C., in a Patriot League contest. The Bison are currently 15-2 in the league and host Army on Wednesday ...

PSU women fall to Huskers in regular-season finale by 5

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STATE COLLEGE — The Penn State women’s basketball team dropped a tough 79-74 decision to Nebraska on Saturday afternoon in the teams’ regular-season finale at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State erased a 14-point third-quarter deficit, but the Huskers held off Penn State in the ...

3 area wrestlers advance from AAA Northwest Regional

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From staff reports Two Williamsport wrestlers and a Central Mountain wrestler took third place by winning in the consolation finals at their respective weights Saturday at Altoona in the PIAA Class AAA Northwest Regional tournament and secured a spot in the state tournament. Central ...

Local roundup: Lewisburg girls roll past East Juniata

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In the District 4 Class AAA consolation game, Lewisburg pulled away early and earned a berth in the state tournament with its 54-26 win over East Juniata on Saturday afternoon at Milton. Grace Kelleher scored a game-high 20 points to go along with seven rebounds, four steals and three ...

Golf tip of the week: Maintain wrist angles to stop scooping

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Scooping destroys good golf swings. It causes high ballooning drives, slices, hooks, deep divots, bladed shots and low running chips. The hands should return to the ball at impact as they were at the address position. The wrists should cock up (thumbs to the sky) and not bow or hinge ...

Muncy battles Southern tough, but comes up win shy of states

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MILTON — A 7-0 run midway through the fourth quarter of Friday night’s District 4 Class AA girls consolation game at Milton gave the sixth-seeded Muncy Indians a glimmer of hope against top-seeded Southern Columbia, but in the end, it was the Tigers who would claw their way into the state ...

Hughesville’s Gorg is 1 of 19 locals in semifinals

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Luke Gorg doesn’t believe he’s the forgotten man at 138 pounds. There could be a chance he’s flying under the radar just bit, but he doesn’t believe he’s forgotten. The two-time state qualifier from Hughesville is once again on the brink of qualifying for the state tournament after ...

Millionaires rally late, but can’t beat Cougars

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WILKES-BARRE — A playoff basketball game at the Mohegan Sun Arena is one of the greatest spectacles in high school sports. The crowd was electric and the lights were shining as bright as the moment. The Williamsport Millionaires were competing in their first district championship game ...

Galeton holds off Griffins

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WELLSBORO — Sure, Galeton would have loved capturing a District 4 Class A championship. But those bronze medals the Tigers earned Friday night still look mighty good. Galeton has made a steady upward climb the last three seasons and it has all climaxed with a memorable 2019 season. The ...

Central Mountain in 3rd after Day 1 of regionals

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After the first day of the PIAA Class AAA Northwest Regional tournament at Altoona, Central Mountain is in third place with 35.5 points, trailing Cathedral Prep (56) and Mifflin County (40), and both Central Mountain and Williamsport had wrestlers advance from the ...

NCAA releases DI qualifier allocations for wrestling

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LOCK HAVEN — The nationally-ranked Lock Haven University wrestling team is set for the postseason and the NCAA released its 2019 Division I conference tournament qualifier allocations along with updated coaches’ panel rankings and RPI. The final rankings will be important tools used as ...

Sullivan can’t deny Lourdes its 3rd straight district title

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DANVILLE — Bethany Beinlich kept making steals. Jessica King and Sophia Springman hit some big shots and Alexis Randall added some good passes. Just like that, against long odds, Sullivan County appeared poised to change a script that had read like Groundhog Day. Ultimately, a furious ...

Lewisburg’s Coleman adds more swimming gold

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Lewisburg’s Christian Coleman continued to highlight the District 4 swimming championships for local athletes during Day 2 of competition at Williamsport on Thursday. He took on a tough field of swimmers in the 100 free, but managed to push himself late to overtake Sayre’s Josh McClelland ...

Golden Knights lose in district championship

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DANVILLE — As St. John Neumann players received their silver medals, Knights’ fans rose and applauded. This team, however, was not in a festive mood. All it could do was watch Lourdes receive the gold medals a few minutes later and seethe. The championship Neumann wanted so badly and ...

Mounties come up shy of state berth

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With 30 seconds remaining in the game, South Williamsport coach Rob Houseknecht took out his four seniors, who exited their home court for the final time. They were met by hugs from their teammates and cheers from a packed crowd. The emotion poured from the players, who had just given ...