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Montoursville wins first district title since 1985

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SUNBURY— As he sat back and watched the game’s final seconds unfold, Montoursville forward Dylan Bower placed his hands behind his head. Even a player who helped make it happen had trouble comprehending the new reality. Break out the floppy discs, the Commodore 64s and party like it’s ...

Shore’s Tomb pulls upset at 195 pounds

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David Tomb was intimidated. He hasn’t been wrestling all that long. He only weighs 173 pounds while competing at 195. And his quarterfinal opponent Friday night at the PIAA Class AA Northeast Regional was a state seventh-place finisher a year ago. Winning wasn’t necessarily on the Jersey ...

Mounties can’t quite top Tigers

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MILTON — Instead of smiles, there were scowls. Instead of high fives, there were low heads. And instead of gold, there was silver. Despite winning just one game two years ago, South Williamsport wasn’t merely happy to be in the district championship. After staving off elimination the last ...

CM has 3 move out of quarters at Northwest Regional

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At the Northwest Class AAA regional tournament at Altoona on Friday, three local wrestlers advanced out of the quarterfinals into today’s semifinals: Central Mountain’s Johnny Shreffler (113 pounds), Logan Long (145) and Jacob Edwards (220) Edwards pinned Williamsport’s ...

Ward performing well after injury

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Reaching down, Timmy Ward adjusted the massive brace on his left leg. Asked whether it was his knee or ankle he banged up a month ago which nearly ended his season. “Oh, it was both,” the Canton sophomore said. “Not fun.” Ward very nearly never got to wrestle in the postseason ...

Lewisburg’s Coleman, Meng earn gold medals in swimming

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District swimming was twice as nice for Lewisburg’s Christian Coleman. A day after he won gold for the Green Dragons with a win in the 200 individual medley, he followed it up with another gold-medal effort, winning the boys 100 free in a time of 48.14 on the second day of the District 4 ...

MU’s Mullins, Kelly earn PSAC nods

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MANSFIELD – The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference head coaches selected Mansfield University seniors Brielle Kelly and Alyssa Mullins to first and second All-PSAC East teams. Kelly is the first Mountaineer to be selected on the first team since Jessica Uhrich in 2006-07 while Mullins ...

Lycoming’s Dressler earns NCAA postgrad scholarship

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With a near-perfect GPA as a biology major and after a season as Lycoming’s starting running back, senior Sam Dressler has earned one of the most prestigious honors in collegiate sports, being named as one of 58 NCAA postgraduate scholarships for the fall season. Dressler is the second ...

Local roundup: Van Hoose lifts Bucknell baseball

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Bucknell senior right-hander Connor Van Hoose matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in seven innings of work, and Bucknell received big contributions from freshmen Dominic Toso and Brenden Tuttle en route to a 5-4 victory over North Carolina A&T. Toso went 3 for 5 with three runs ...

Muncy wins 1st D4 title since 2004

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MANSFIELD — As their fans stood and applauded, Muncy players turned toward them and unveiled the District 4 Class AA championship plaque. The players held that hard-earned plaque together. A team whose motto all year has been “all-in, all-together,” celebrated its biggest win yet that ...

Meyer comes up clutch for Mansfield

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MANSFIELD — Dylan Meyer’s ankle looked even worse than it felt. The right ankle he injured Saturday was black, blue and swollen. But Meyer never considered missing Thursday’s third-place District 4 Class AA playoff game against rival Wyalusing. Not with a state tournament berth on the ...

Thomas records double-double as Bison advance in PL

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Patriot League Player of the Year Zach Thomas logged 27 points and 11 rebounds, and top-seeded Bucknell held off No. 8 Loyola (Md.), 83-78, on Thursday night at Sojka Pavilion in the Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal round. Bucknell, now 23-9 on the season, will host fifth-seeded Boston ...

Local roundup: Sullivan girls, boys both win consolations

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In the District 4 Class A consolation game in girls basketball, Sullivan County had a convincing 61-23 win over Cowanesque Valley on Thursday evening. Both teams advance to the state tournament. Sullivan, the third-place finishers, will play the District 11 runner-up to be determined ...

Shore’s Emma Butzler wins individual, 2 relay golds on Day 1

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Jersey Shore senior Emma Butzler added to her accomplishments, as she claimed an individual gold medal and helped her two relay teams win as well on the first day of the District 4 swimming championships at Williamsport High School Wednesday. Butzler and Lewisburg’s Christian Coleman were ...

Hughesville girls return to District 4 championship

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MILTON — Four senior starters returned this season. Jade Cordrey was the newcomer. And what an addition she has become. Cordrey has played her best basketball at the perfect time and her experienced teammates have done the same. Together, that group has carried Hughesville back to the ...

Kelleher leads Dragons in district semifinals

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SUNBURY — Moments after hitting a tough mid-range baseline jumper, Lewisburg guard Grace Kelleher rummaged through a sea of players looking for her defensive assignment. Once she found her, there was no escape for the Danville guard. The other eight players cleared out, leaving Kelleher on an ...

Red Tornadoes earn win over Loyalsock girls

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MILTON — As time expired, Mount Carmel players jumped off the bench and swarmed their teammates near midcourt. Together they celebrated another proud moment for a program that rattles those off like they are coming from an assembly line. And that is how Mount Carmel reached another district ...

Good battled through tough bracket in districts

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The mask on Christian Good’s face hid the swelling and bruising on his face from a practice headbutt he took. It also hid his opponent from him. The Muncy sophomore wasn’t exactly pleased to wear a facemask during last weekend’s District 4 Class AA tournament at Williamsport, but he ...

Slagus leads Bison in regular-season finale

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Kaitlyn Slagus scored 25 points and nearly had a double-double with a team-high nine rebounds, eight of which were defensive, as Bucknell earned a win over Army, 75-55, on Wednesday on the road in the two teams regular-season finales before the Patriot League tournament begins. Bucknell ...

Local roundup: LHU women’s lacrosse routs Dominican

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The No. 25 Lock Haven University lacrosse team powered its way to a 2-0 start to the season thanks to a 23-goal effort as the Bald Eagles soared by visiting Dominican College, 23-5,. LHU’s 23 goals came from 13 different players including Katie Costanza, who scored five goals. • Lycoming ...