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Swartz, Wildcats defeat Warriors

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MILL HALL — Central Mountain entered the season with numerous uncertainties. They lost top talent to graduation and had huge question marks on the mound. But just seven games into the season, the pitching rotation has seemingly exceeded expectations. On Wednesday, the Wildcats knocked off ...

Local roundup: Williamsport boys tennis beats Shik

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Williamsport won in boys tennis against Shikellamy, 5-0. Three of five varsity wins were matches in which the Millionaires did no allow their opponents to score a single game. Kevin Zheng (No. 1 singles) and Ty Jackson (No. 3) won, 6-0, 6-0, as did the No. 2 doubles team of ...

Fatherly to compete in 2020 Olympic trials

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As a child, the dream took shape. Maybe it seemed far-fetched, but the dream never faded. One day, she could become an Olympian. Huge high school success followed, but it was not until college that Rachel Fatherly truly believed her dream might come true. And now the dream seems more within ...

Middle linebacker spot still up in air

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Who will start at middle linebacker this season remains a big question for Penn State, and Cam Brown has been working at the position late in spring ball. Brown said the spot is still “up in the air,” so who gets time there will be something to watch in Saturday’s Blue-White ...

Blue-White autograph info released

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STATE COLLEGE — The Penn State annual Blue-White Game autograph session slated for Saturday will give fans the opportunity to get signatures from the Nittany Lion football team between 12:15 and 1:05 p.m. The Nittany Lions will be spread out at five stadium gates by position. The ...

Local roundup: Taylor wins 2 events in WHS track loss

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Allen Taylor won the 110 hurdles by just over a second and picked up a win in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 1 inch, but Williamsport fell in a close one against Selinsgrove, 79-71, in boys track and field on Tuesday afternoon. Williamsport’s Sam Penman won the javelin with a ...

Lewisburg softball enjoying resurgent season

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Right fielder Brynna Rutz sprinted ahead, but it looked like the sinking line drive would hit the ground before she reached her destination. For so long Lewisburg has experienced that sinking feeling. The Green Dragons have not made the playoffs during the 21st century, won just four games ...

Muncy wrestling community shows support for Harer

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One-by-one people marched to a microphone in the middle of the Muncy High School auditorium Monday night. Their intention was the same. Some had notes in their hand. Some read prepared statements. Others spoke off the top of their head. Some needed a few extra seconds to compose themselves, ...

Lyco linemen use spring practices for technique

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Spring practice has gotten to be a little monotonous for Lycoming offensive lineman Brad Stubbs. The senior understands its value, though. But those day-after-day drills for his footwork and blocking technique after three years have gotten to be old hat. But don’t ever mistake him for not ...

Ott leading the way for undefeated Warriors

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Logan Ott appeared at ease last week. Whether allowing just one run in six innings or going 5 for 7 offensively, the Montoursville sophomore looked like a 15-year-old simply enjoying the game he loves. That is exactly how he planned it. Ott verbally committed to play baseball at Maryland ...

Lycoming wraps up spring

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The wind whistled, the kind of wind which finds a way to penetrate any layer of clothing you can put on. It felt like late October on Sunday afternoon at David Person Field. It was football weather. It made sense the Lycoming College football team was on the field honing its craft. The ...

3 Penn College teams post 7-2 week

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Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball, men's tennis and men's golf teams all posted wins over the past week, going a combined 7-2. BASEBALL At home last Sunday in North Eastern Athletic Conference action against Wells College, the Wildcats improved with a sweep by scores of ...

Hennigan keeps Wellsboro offense quiet

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Pregame discussions along the third-base line Saturday afternoon highlighted the wrecking crew that has been the South Williamsport offense. Scoring 38 runs and pounding out 32 hits in three games can do that. But while the offense generated the publicity, how good South’s pitching and ...

Bulldogs win a slugfest

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The cheers started on the Loyalsock side of the field, but ended abruptly as the softball was squeezed in the glove of Jersey Shore first baseman Arizona Shreck. Then the cheers erupted from the Jersey Shore side of Short Park, growing only louder when the first baseman dove back to the bag to ...

LHU sweeps Pitt-Johnstown in softball

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LOCK HAVEN — Although there was no reported sighting of geese flying around the Lock Haven University campus Saturday, a quick look at the scoreboard at Lawrence Field might tell a different story. Behind the dominating pitching of the LHU duo of junior Bekah Slattery and sophomore Kayla ...

Golf tip of the week: Get off the back foot

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Most higher handicap golfers finish flat-footed as if they are afraid to allow the entire body to release through the impact zone. The body should finish facing the target with the upper body up and over but not beyond the left hip, or right hip for the left-hand golfer. The knees, hips and ...

Yohn, Raiders come up big in rout over Bucks

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MONTGOMERY — Gage Yohn helped Montgomery start turning its season around Wednesday, throwing a 4-hit complete-game and striking out 11 against St. John Neumann. Friday, Yohn used his bat to help the resurgence continue. So did several others. And now the defending Mid-Penn champions are ...

Local roundup: Liberty loses on ‘Pink Out for Callie’ night

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North Penn-Liberty lost to Troy, 4-3, in high school softball on Friday. Savanah Doney struck out eight for Liberty and had a double and RBI. Abby Heatley led the team by going 2 for 4 and Maria Kshir had a double. Liberty raised over $1,000 for Callie Cavanaugh’s family during ...