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Kiess has helped Montoursville

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His team just six outs from elimination, Owen Kiess slammed a grounder off the third-base bag. It looked like a sure single. Kiess thought otherwise. The Montoursville senior noticed the ball not being attacked in the outfield and took advantage, hustling into second for a double. Two ...

Mussina has been a rock at second base

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Four batters into his first varsity start, Montoursville second baseman Peyton Mussina was presented his first big moment as a high school baseball player. District 4 Class AAAA champion Lewisburg already led Montoursville, 1-0, and had a runner on second when Nick Shedleski hit a screaming ...

Longtime sports editor Brigandi awaiting kidney transplant

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The need for organ donation once again has been felt in the newsroom of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. This time, the story is about Ben Brigandi, longtime sports editor who is in need of a kidney transplant. Brigandi, who joined the Sun-Gazette as sports editor in December 1999, has been out ...

Sun-Gazette promotes Gerardi to sports editor

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Jon Gerardi has been named sports editor of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, publisher Bernard A. Oravec announced. A native of Williamsport, Gerardi joined the sports staff part time in 2007 and returned to the Sun-Gazette full time in 2014 as assistant sports editor. “Jon has already proven ...

Golf tip of the week: Maintain connection to increase core power

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The body’s core must be involved in any athletic motion, such as throwing a football. When striking a golfball the club must remain in front of the chest, and the upper armpits should stay married to the sides of the upper ribcage. The hands, arms and club should stop when the left shoulder ...

Montoursville’s Phillips back despite a hamstring injury

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As the season progressed, his hamstring continued producing more pain. Gabe Phillips’ psyche hurt more. The Montoursville infielder and pitcher desperately wanted to be on the field, but his hamstring would not let him. That was until Phillips had enough. Montoursville asked the junior if ...

Montoursville doing little things right

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Dylan Bower lit the fuse when he drove a double into the left-center field gap. Freshmen Peyton Mussina and Dylan Moll fanned the flames following that long shot. And neither hit the ball more than 20 feet. Mussina and Moll both dropped perfect bunts, Mussina’s slowly rolling up the ...

Cutters’ roster keeps getting younger

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With each passing year, the roster of the Williamsport Crosscutters appears to be getting younger and younger, and this year appears it won’t be any different. Sure, there’s going to be plenty of college-aged talent added to the mix from the Major League Baseball draft, but the ...

Franklin happy with quick turnaround

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Halftime of the Minnesota game, 2016. Golden Gophers 13, Penn State 3. James Franklin still vividly recalls what he heard from fans at Beaver Stadium. “The stadium is chanting ‘fire Franklin, fire Franklin,’” the coach said Thursday during a visit to Altoona. Hard to believe, but ...

Penn State football single game tickets on sale June 26

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STATE COLLEGE — The Penn State football public single game ticket sale will begin on Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. Nittany Lion Club members can purchase single game tickets now as part of their exclusive presale. Variable pricing for single game tickets will be used again this year with ...

Bucknell’s Gottesman earns academic nod

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LEWISBURG — Bucknell junior pitcher Jeff Gottesman has been named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I Baseball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Gottesman, who was also this year’s Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year, was ...

Bucknell’s Fiamoncini named All-America

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EUGENE, Oregon — Bucknell freshman Maura Fiamoncini earned Second Team All-America recognition with a 13th-place finish in the javelin at the NCAA Championships, which were held at Oregon University's historic Hayward Field. Fiamoncini finished as the fourth-best freshman in the nation. ...

Bucknell men’s basketball releases non-conference schedule

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LEWISBURG — The Bucknell men’s basketball team is accustomed to playing difficult non-conference schedules. It’s more of the same in 2018, as the Bison figure to be well-prepared in advance of the always-grueling Patriot League slate. Coming off seven Patriot League regular-season ...

Late offensive surge lifts Owls past Williamsport

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PINE GROVE — Once Stephen Aldrich made contact with the ball and saw it traveling deep down the right field line, he was hoping it was going to drop. Williamsport right fielder Cody Shimp tried his best to track it down and make a diving catch, but the ball landed just a few feet from ...

Defenders fall in AAA state quarters

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ALMEDIA — Two great pitchers were in prime season form, but only one could come out on top in the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinal matchup between Warrior Run and District 11 champion North Schuylkill at First Keystone Community Bank Field at Central Columbia. North Schuylkill took advantage ...

LHU softball class features 2 locals

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LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University softball team has announced its 2018 recruiting class. Coming off a special 2018 season, Lock Haven coach Kelly Shannon is very excited about this year’s recruiting class which includes five talented student-athletes. The class of five is made up ...

MU sprint football adds exhibition game

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MANSFIELD — Mansfield University sprint football has added an exhibition contest against defending NCFA National Champion Sacred Heart University Club Football on Saturday, Sept. 8. Kick-off is slated for 3 p.m. at Karl Van Norman Field. “We’re looking forward to playing one of the ...

Rockies pick Datres in 12th round

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The sound resonated throughout the house. Even neighbors could hear it if they walked by outside. Repeated pings rang away as Kyle Datres kept swinging at his Hit-A-Way. The quest for improvement, the desire to be the best kept pushing Datres. And he was just 8-years-old. As far back as ...