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Local roundup: McNamara helps lead NPM

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In girls basketball, North Penn-Mansfield hit 22 of 30 free throws and outscored Sayre, 58-40, in the final three quarters on its way to a 63-49 win. JoAnne McNamara led NP-M with 21 points and four steals and Jaime Palmer added 17 points and 14 rebounds. Cathryn Brought scored a game-high 20 ...

Mussina won’t have team logo on his HOF plaque

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Mussina will not have a team logo on the cap of his Hall of Fame plaque. The Hall announced the decision Friday, three days after Mussina was elected. Mussina spent his first 10 major league seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and his last eight with the New ...

Flick jumpstarts late South run to overcome 12-point deficit

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As a second Warrior Run defender collapsed into the paint, A.J. Flick spinned, slightly faded away and hit a bank shot. A player who had not scored over the game’s first 27 minutes suddenly could do no wrong. Flick scored six straight points in 56 seconds, then found Pete Sinibaldi for ...

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Lutz wrestles up a class to lead Montoursville

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From staff reports In high school wrestling, competing up a weight class at 126, Brock Lutz picked up a pin in 3:31 to lead Montoursville to a 46-30 win over Hughesville. Cale Cooklin, Charles Crews and Ethan Williamson gave Williamsport three falls in the first four bouts of the night as ...

Tater tots casserole helps Chandler to career high

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Calvin Chandler III felt good from the time he woke up Wednesday morning. It got a whole lot better when he went to the cafeteria and had tater tots casserole for breakfast. After going to his classes as a theatre-acting major, the Lycoming senior decided to hit the gym for a shooting ...

Last-second shot sends Lyco to 2nd straight loss

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With Erica Lutz’s putback with 1.1 seconds remaining in Wednesday’s game, Lycoming appeared to have avoided a fourth-quarter collapse. After once leading by double digits, the Warriors needed just one stop — which had been hard to come by — to fend off Lebanon Valley. That stop ...

Teasdale off roster, will transfer from PSU

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson announced Tuesday that true freshman 125-pounder Gavin Teasdale is off the team and intends to transfer. Sanderson, at his weekly media availability in the Lorenzo Wrestling Complex, was matter of fact in announcing the ...

ROUNDUP: Mackenzie, Toomer lead Bucknell past Loyola

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Kimbal Mackenzie scored 16 points, Avi Toomer added 14 and Bucknell defeated Loyola, 71-68, in men’s basketball at Sojka Pavilion. Bruce Moore scored 11 points for the Bison. Bucknell led by 12 points at the half. Loyola was led by Andrew Kostecka’s 26 points. A near double-double from ...

Mussina elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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It started in the family basement. It will end in Cooperstown. What a journey Mike Mussina has traveled. Mussina gained baseball immortality Tuesday when he was selected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The Montoursville native and 18-year Major League veteran needed 75 percent of ...

Finality of immortality: a brother’s emotional journey

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Mark Mussina is the brother of Montoursville native and Hall of Fame pitcher Mike Mussina. Before I start, let me say that I understand the contradictory nature of the words finality and immortality. One means “coming to an end” while the other means, “living ...

Lewisburg beats Warrior Run in wrestling

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TURBOTVILLE — Jim Snyder estimates that 70 percent of Lewisburg’s practices involve his wrestlers working on their feet. It’s a plan which works for multiple reasons for the Green Dragons. First, it allows Lewisburg to further perfect an area which is a strength for its ...

Local roundup: Hughesville’s Weaver earns win No. 500

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Jade Cordrey hit five 3-pointers as Hughesville beat South Williamsport, 43-41, on Tuesday to give Hughesville coach Craig Weaver Sr. his 500th victory as a girls basketball coach. Cordrey finished with 24 points and Cierra Getz added 10. Hailey Neidig led South with 12 points, Jaela ...

Weinhoffer helps South defeat Muncy

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MUNCY — Ryan Weinhoffer provided South Williamsport a boost when he hit a buzzer-beating jumper that ended the third quarter. Weinhoffer then fed Cole Lentz for a layup early in the fourth. And then he hit a go-ahead basket. Then he hit a mid-range jumper that gave South another lead. Then ...

Montoursville’s Mike Mussina elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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Montoursville native Mike Mussina is now enshrined with baseball's greatest players in Cooperstown, N.Y. The former New York Yankee and Baltimore Orioles pitcher received 76.7 percent of the vote and joined Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Lee Smith and Harold Baines as members ...

Local roundup: Neumann boys rally to beat Jersey Shore

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In boys basketball, facing a 12-point third-quarter deficit, St. John Neumann outscored Jersey Shore, 25-12, in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 60-55 win. David Hill led Neumann with 22 points, 12 rebounds and three steals and Malaki Parlante (13) and Jaiden Cioffi (11) also hit ...

Insinger records 1,000th career win, making Pennsylvania history

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His young grandsons stood up front, wearing shirts that featured four numbers. All around him, Ron Insinger’s teenage sons smiled. Yes, those Loyalsock boys basketball players might not be Insinger’s biological sons, but they share a tight family relationship. So what happened Saturday ...

Spartans are loaded with young talent

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Some nights it can be hard seeing it, but the foundation is there. One can never count out Hughesville. The Spartans have built a powerful program upon defying the odds and often peak at the perfect time, the 2017 District 4 Class AAA championship run and a first-round upset of Mount Carmel ...

Penn State extends its match-win streak to 52

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Just a week after the top-ranked Penn State wrestling team notched an 11-point win that left its coach taking the blame for a rather flat performance, the Nittany Lions on Sunday wrestled more like their fans are used to seeing. Penn State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) won eight of ...