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A closer look at all area wrestlers at Hershey

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CANTON Timmy Ward Grade: Sophomore. Weight class: Class AA, 152 pounds. Career record: 59-16. Season record, who beat him: 29-6, Montoursville's Gable Crebs in a dual meet; Juniata's Tyler Wileman and Gettysburg's Dylan Reinert at the New Oxford tournament; Towanda's Cooper Mosier at ...

Wellsboro accomplishes mission Outman and Griscavage set

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The mission immediately was made clear. That lone district championship banner hanging inside Wellsboro’s gym would soon receive company. Wellsboro was going to win a district championship. When Wellsboro coach Todd Outman and assistant Charlie Griscavage took over in 2010 they made sure it ...

Kiess is the engine that powers Warriors

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Owen Kiess grabbed the District 4 Class AAAA championship trophy and held it high so all could see it. This was a moment he and his teammates dreamed of. It was a moment Montoursville fans had dreamed of since 1985. And it almost was a moment that never happened. Kiess seriously considered ...

Shedleski isn’t focusing on past as he makes last run

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A year ago Andrew Shedleski walked into the Giant Center for the PIAA Wrestling Championships with a softball in his sock. Well, not a literal one. But the swelling in his ankle looked like it was the size of a softball. The result of a gym class accident left the Lewisburg wrestler nowhere ...

Canton grad Wesneski set to compete at NCAAs

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When Garrett Wesneski approached Lycoming coach Roger Crebs about the possibility of transferring to wrestle for the Warriors, he did so under the condition that he could move to heavyweight. Making the cut to 197 pounds at the University of Maryland had become borderline impossible. He knew ...

Local roundup: NPM boys win play-in state game

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The North Penn-Mansfield boys basketball team made a 3 1/2 hour trip worth it Tuesday night, defeating North Star, 72-59, on its home court in a Class AA state tournament play-in game. The Tigers (18-10) won their first state playoff game since 2011 and will play District 9 runner-up Ridgway ...

Heartland Conference basketball all-star teams

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The area boys and girls basketball players were well-represented on the Heartland Conference all-star teams which were released yesterday. The teams were selected by the coaches who picked up the pieces after the Heartland administrators stopped doing all-star teams following last spring’s ...

Montoursville wins D4 title with new cast

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The high school basketball game dramatically has changed over the last 33 years. The rules, the styles, programs rising, falling and rising again. A constant, though, had been Montoursville boys basketball not winning a district championship. After the Warriors won the 1985 Class AAA ...

Good’s calm demeanor carries him to state tournament

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Don’t mistake Coleman Good’s lack of expression for indifference. The Muncy junior is anything but on the wrestling mat. But he understands the importance of consistency. He understands the value in maintaining an even keel at all times, never too high and never too low. So ...

Coyner’s switch has helped Muncy’s run to PIAA tourney

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Matt Coyner always played guard as he climbed the Muncy basketball ladder while growing up. Circumstance and a growth spurt changed things when Coyner reached high school. As a guard, Coyner suddenly made a mighty good forward. The senior is not the tallest post player, standing at ...

ROUNDUP: Williamsport girls headed to states in 400 free relay

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The Williamsport girls 400 freestyle relay team captured first place at the District 2/4 Class AAA championships on Monday to earn a spot in the state meet. The team of Annie Rosenow, Elisa Dinicola, Lydia Smith and Isabelle Griswold topped their seed time by more than 12 seconds to take ...

Sickness can’t keep Lutz from title

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Wyatt Lutz said he felt like he never conditioned a day in his life. His nose was clogged and he had a sore throat, too. The Montoursville senior 113-pounder was sick as a dog all week leading into the PIAA Class AA Northeast Regional tournament. Although he felt it as he was on the mat ...

Jessell makes most of lone hoops season

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Rhiallie Jessell looked unstoppable Saturday as she scored nine straight second-quarter points. The Loyalsock senior made all six shots she attempted that quarter, three from the field and three at the line. Jessell also grabbed three rebounds and added a steal as Loyalsock started routing ...

Bower, Reidy help deliver long-awaited championship

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As the second half progressed Friday, Dylan Bower started hitting jump shots like they were layups. And as a long-elusive district championship inched closer, Tyler Reidy repeatedly grabbed rebounds while snuffing out Mifflinburg offensive opportunities. Among Montoursville’s starting ...

Bucknell routs Boston to reach Patriot League Tournament final

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LEWISBURG — Senior point guard Stephen Brown scored 19 of his game-high 26 points in the first half, and Bucknell advanced to the Patriot League Tournament championship game with a resounding 90-59 win over Boston University on Sunday afternoon at Sojka Pavilion. This is the 12th time ...

Penn State crowns 3 champs, can’t catch Ohio State

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Points were at a premium Sunday at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, and Penn State couldn’t score nearly enough to dethrone defending champion Ohio State. The Buckeyes won their third title in the last four years at Michigan State’s Breslin Center by crowning ...

LHU baseball sweeps twinbill from D&E

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Lock Haven (6-2) was able to win both ends of a doubleheader Sunday against Davis and Elkins (4-13) as the Bald Eagles won, 5-1 in game one and 13-7 in game two in college baseball. In game one, Lock Haven was able to get on the board first when they scored two runs in the top of the second ...

Penn College baseball team wins opener

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A week after its season opener was postponed due to bad weather at home, the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team found the conditions more to its liking on Saturday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and came away with a 4-1 win over Lehman College. The Wildcats scored two runs in ...

20 area wrestlers qualify for PIAA tournament

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Hunter Poust couldn’t help but think about it. He didn’t wrestle particularly well in his first two matches of the PIAA Class AA Northeast Regional Tournament, and he couldn’t help but wonder if he jinxed himself by getting rid of the jet black hair he’s been sporting for the last ...