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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 ...

Ben Aklinski does it all in Cutters’ 2-1 victory

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Rounding third base in the third inning, Ben Aklinski heard his manager and third-base coach Pat Borders ask, “Who are you?” It was a fair question after last night’s two home run performance for the Williamsport Crosscutters’ outfielder. The 32nd-round draft pick out of the ...

Pelletier becoming more comfortable at the plate

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In his final at-bat at Bowman Field of the Williamsport Crosscutters' previous homestand, Ben Pelletier had a sneaking suspicion he was going to see an 0-2 breaking ball. He had already seen two of them from Hudson Valley pitcher Alan Strong and was prepared for another one. Pelletier's ...

South minor softball wins the Eastern Region championship

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South Williamsport minor softball capped its best season in Little League softball history with a 7-2 win over New Jersey in the Eastern Region Invitational Championship on Thursday afternoon at Pittston. On Thursday morning, South clinched a spot in the tournament final with a 3-0 win over ...

Bucknell announces its 2018-19 wrestling schedule

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LEWISBURG — A Sojka Pavilion visit by Penn State highlights the Bucknell wrestling team’s 2018-19 schedule, released Thursday. The Nittany Lions, winners of seven of the past eight NCAA titles, are set to make their first ever trip to Lewisburg for a 7 p.m. dual on Friday, November 30. ...

ROUNDUP: South minor softball moves to region semis

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Alizabeth Schuler threw a one-hit shutout as the South Williamsport minor division softball team remained undefeated at the Eastern Regional with 2-0 win over New Jersey. With the win, South Williamsport finished 4-0 in the Mid-Atlantic pool and advanced to this morning’s semifinals. It ...

Crosscutters rally falls short

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Williamsport pitching combined to strike out 17 Mahoning Valley batters, setting a new season-high, but fell 6-5 in the series finale to the Scrappers on Wednesday night. Keudy Bocio went 2 for 4 with his first two doubles of the season, driving in three runs for his first multi-RBI game. ...

Crosscutters blow lead again in loss

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The Williamsport Crosscutters blew an early lead and a close game late broke open as the Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored five runs combined in the seventh and eighth innings to pull away for a 7-2 win Tuesday night at Eastwood Field. The Cutters took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on ...

South minor softball clinches spot in regional semifinals

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In the minor softball Eastern Regional Invitational Tournament, South Williamsport clinched a spot in the semifinals with its 6-2 win over New York on Tuesday evening in Pittston. South takes on another undefeated team in New Jersey today at 9 a.m. With the game tied at two in the top of ...

Johnson, McCarver talk LLWS, baseball

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When asked if he remembered playing Little League as a kid, former New York Mets third baseman Howard Johnson almost took a trip back in time. He remembered the league he played in, the years he was there, which team he suited up for. He even remembered the team colors they wore and what ...

Cutters start road series with a victory

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The Williamsport Crosscutters opened their three-game road series at Mahoning Valley with a 4-1 win over the Scrappers on Monday night. Williamsport and Mahoning Valley were deadlocked at 1-1 after two innings until Williamsport (17-25) broke out with a three-run top of the eighth inning ...

Crosscutters back in win column

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Jogging in from the bullpen, Austin Ross was well aware of the situation he was entering in the eight inning Sunday. The Williamsport Crosscutters’ offense had just put together a five-run inning to break a tie and needed a shutdown inning to help try and salvage the finale of a three-game ...

Central Mountain to host basketball clinic

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For area players wanting to get a head start on the upcoming basketball season, or new players looking to get their first reps on the court, Central Mountain will be hosting a basketball clinic this Saturday, August 4th at Central Mountain Middle School. The clinic is open to area boys and ...