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Doubledays snap Cutters’ win streak

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A three-run bottom of the fourth inning ultimately proved to be the difference as Auburn defeated Williamsport, 11-6, on Monday to snap a four-game win streak by the Crosscutters. After being tied after one inning at 1-1, Williamsport scored two in the top of the fourth to take a brief ...

LHU announces plans to add 2 new Division II sports

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LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University has announced plans to add two new Division II varsity sports — women’s tennis and women’s golf — over a two-year period. Both sports are sponsored by the NCAA at the Division II level and by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The ...

Bucknell football teams with Vs. Cancer

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LEWISBURG — This season, the Bucknell football team will team with Vs. Cancer to bring awareness to pediatric cancer and raise funds to support the cause. The Bison, who are the first collegiate football program at any level to team with Vs. Cancer, will celebrate their efforts during their ...

Keystone All-Star families pitching in to help team activities

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LOCK HAVEN — It’s been a thrilling summer, filled with lots of excitement and busy times, for families of the Keystone All-Stars. And they’re loving every minute of it. They’re taking advantage of every moment, not missing a game, practice, fundraiser or any other activity the team ...

Keystone All-Stars set to play New York

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BRISTOL, Conn. — The Eastern Region (Mid- Atlantic and New England) began the Little League season with 1,800 teams, but now it's shrunk to an Elite 12. Keystone joined the prestigious club with a 6-5 win over Lehigh in the Pennsylvania State Championship. Now, they're facing relentless ...

Crosscutters on 4-game win streak

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AUBURN, N.Y. — Randy Alcantara got Cody Wilson to hit into a double play in the ninth inning, leading the Williamsport Crosscutters to a 4-3 win over the Auburn Doubledays on Sunday. The double play came with a runner on first and helped to prevent the Doubledays from scoring in the ...

Local roundup: Gush places ninth in Reebox Crossfit Games

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Muncy wrestler Ethan Gush wrapped up a successful weekend at the Reebok Crossfit Games in Madison, Wis., placing ninth in the world in the 14-15 year-old age group. Finishing with 353 points, Gush placed in the top-20 in every event and placed as high as third in the P.S. He also placed in the ...

Back from injury, Reid looks to solidify Penn State defense

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State cornerback John Reid had a fairly extensive internship with technology giant Intel in 2017. It ran straight through preseason camp. And there is the problem. Sure the internship was great, but he was only able to do it because he was rehabbing a knee injury and ...

Cutters sweep doubleheader against Black Bears

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James McArthur was in trouble. The bases were already loaded in the first inning and he was staring at a three-balls-no-strikes count to West Virginia’s Nick Valaika. Three fastballs later the crisis was averted and the Williamsport Crosscutters’ starting pitcher walked off the mound with ...

Killgore has become a shutdown reliever

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The first time Keylan Killgore stepped on the field as a professional baseball player, he was only a couple hours removed from stepping off the airplane to get to Williamsport. He felt like he was prepared, but in the moment he ran from the right-field bullpen to the mound at Bowman Field, his ...

Keystone’s mascot has been good luck

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MILL HALL — Do you know the secret weapon behind the Keystone Little League All-Stars winning ways? He sits in the dugout, or sometimes on the field, his ever-watchful eyes trained on the boys as they practice and play their games. He is Moo-Key, the team’s stuffed moose mascot. Many of ...

It’s finally Sanders time to shine at RB

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STATE COLLEGE — Miles Sanders has waited his turn. He’s been patient. Worked hard behind the scenes. Learned what he could. Said all the right things. He was the nation’s top running back recruit coming out of high school, but it just so happened that Saquon Barkley, the best ...

West End 16-18s win 1st game of the Babe Ruth World Series

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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — A clutch hit by West End’s Cody Shimp lead West End, the Middle Atlantic region representatives, to a 3-1 victory over Crown Point, Ind., in the first game of the 2018 Babe Ruth 16-18-year-old World Series in Jamestown, N.Y. Shimp’s game-winning RBI single in the ...

Clouds in Columbus but PSU ‘in good shape’

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STATE COLLEGE — Throughout his five-year tenure, James Franklin has regularly used examples of bad behavior to help educate his football team. That includes what’s currently going on in Columbus. In case you’ve been in a cave, Ohio State — the Big Ten’s flagship program — ...

Golf tip of the week: Create power with a big arc

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Many golfers keep the right elbow too close to the body on the backswing, or left elbow for the left-hand golfer. If the right elbow is too close to the body, the swing becomes restricted, creating a smaller arc. A large arc produces clubhead speed, accuracy, higher ball flight and a free, ...

Franklin shows off paintball outing bruises

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STATE COLLEGE — Linebacker Manny Bowen is back on the Penn State team, which was the biggest football news of media day, but coach James Franklin actually stole the show by doing something rather, um, cheeky. Franklin made national news when he showed off some bruises he got during the ...

Summer memories last a lifetime for Keystone kids

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MILL HALL — Keystone’s historic journey to Williamsport happened seven years ago, but even today the vivid memories of that improbable run still resonate in the minds of those athletes. Landon Breon treasured the moment the team exited the tunnel and entered the field to begin its first ...

Cutters to play doubleheader today due to rain

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Friday night’s Crosscutters vs. West Virginia Black Bears game was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today starting at 5:05 p.m. The second game will begin approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. Both are scheduled to be ...

Penn College finishes 4th in NEAC Presidents’ Cup

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Penn College placed fourth in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Presidents’ Cup, it was announced Friday. It is highest finish for the institution since joining the conference in 2014-15. The Wildcats finished 14th in 2014-15,10th in 2015-16 and sixth last season. “I’m extremely ...