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Cutters fall after getting back into the game

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Williamsport had finally clawed back to even Monday night at Bowman Field when Nick Maton ended an 11-pitch at-bat with a sacrifice fly to tie the game in the seventh inning. Four consecutive innings of scratching out a run had gotten the Crosscutters back to even with West Virginia. Then it ...

Gibson, Van Slyke talk baseball

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Former Major Leaguers Bob Gibson and Andy Van Slyke visited Bowman Field Monday as a promotion for both Little League and the MLB Little League Classic on Aug. 20 between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals. Gibson, a Hall of Fame pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, did not play ...

Williamsport 9-11 Softball state champs

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From staff reports In the 9-11 softball state championship Monday evening at Fairchance Lit­tle League, Williams­port came away with the win and the state title as it defeated DuBois, 18-1 in four innings. The road ends for Williamsport, as this is the farthest a 9-11 softball team can ...

Leg action critical to pitcher Parkinson’s development

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David Parkinson gazed upon Bowman Field from the Wil­liamsport Crosscut­ters’ dugout Monday afternoon and talked about how good his arm felt. Even after throwing three innings in a 4-1 win over West Virginia on Sunday night, the left-handed reliever said his arm was nearly 100 percent. ...

WALL 9-11 softball team in state final

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From staff reports In the 9-11 softball state semifinals at Fairchance Little League on Sunday, Williamsport advanced to the state championship with its 18-8 win over DuBois. Williamsport plays today for the state title at Fairchance Little League at 6 p.m. against the winner of ...

Crosscutters notebook: Mims is more laid back

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Life is a little slower, a little more laid back, for Brian Mims in Williamsport. The Northern Virginia native is used to traffic, plenty of people and an up-tempo way of life. Here in Williamsport, the Crosscutters’ second baseman is much more laid back. It’s a nice change of pace for ...

Garcia’s solid in victory with Cutters

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Julian Garcia looked toward catcher Rodolfo Duran and could only laugh. A smile strewn about his face, the Williamsport Crosscutters pitcher waved off his catcher after catching a rocket of a line drive headed for his face. There weren’t many hold-your-breath moments in Garcia’s start ...

Defending D4 champ Montoursville keeping focus after graduations

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ne by one at last Tuesday’s District 4 Media Day, football coaches talked about their many returning starters. Montoursville coach J.C. Keefer told a different story. He could nearly count both his returning offensive and defensive starters on one hand. The Warriors have just two offensive ...

Weaver wins two sprints at CCMS

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After having four of five races rained out over the last month, Clinton County Motor Speedway had come back and run two straight programs in a row. Friday night, with the rain closing in, the staff and management ran a tight quick show and beat the incoming rain with four of the five features ...

Shore to be strong after D4 title run

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Some starters who helped a team capture a district championship the previous season might feel mighty secure about their starting positions entering the next year. But not at Jersey Shore. The Bulldogs might have 12 offensive players back who started multiple games and 11 on defense, but ...

Cutters pitching roughed up in loss

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Williamsport pitchers gave up two five-run innings as it suffered its worst loss of the season, 12-2, to the Wild Card-leading Mahoning Valley Scrappers. The loss overshadowed the sixth home run of the season hit by Williamsport right fielder Jhailyn Ortiz. The solo home run in the top of ...

ROUNDUP: WALL 9-11s post victory

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Williamsport’s 9-11 softball team put up a pair of three-run innings to post a 7-2 win over Lower Perkiomen in the state tournament. Williamsport advances in the winners’ bracket to play host Fairchance today. Abby Robertson and Laila Robertson combined to drive in five of ...

Muncy eager to defend first D4 title since 1989

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Dejected Muncy players walked off the field last November after Steelton-Highspire defeated it. The Indians had just competed in their first state playoff game since 1989, but that was little consolation. Muncy wanted more. Right then, the 2017 mission became clear. Build off the ...

West End 14s to elimination round

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West End's Age 14 Babe Ruth team finished pool play as the No. 2 team in Pool B to advance to elimination play in the Middle Atlantic Regional in Hamilton, N.J. West End will play Adi­rondack, N.Y., the third-place team in Pool A, at 9 a.m. today in a game pushed up to accommodate expected ...

Franklin now out to stay on top

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CHICAGO — Restoring Penn State’s reputation and returning its star near the top of the college football galaxy once again should have earned James Franklin some long-term job security. The fourth-year coach isn’t taking any chances. Expecta­tions are high in Hap­py Val­ley after the ...

Cutters stumble

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Cutters starting pitcher Kyle Young delivered yet another strong performance, tossing five scoreless innings as the Cross­cutters fell 2-1 Thursday at Mahoning Valley. Young struck out six. He allowed three hits, of which, only one left the infield, in a no-decision. He has 17 strikeouts ...

Millionaires moving on without injured all-state running back

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Four all-state players graduated last month, so the Williamsport football team already faced numerous challenges entering 2017. In a sense, all-state running back Treyson Potts provided a security blanket. The Division I recruit who already has received four collegiate offers ran for 2,017 ...

GoFundMe nears $100k for the family of drowned coach

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A GoFundMe account for the family of the late Lewisburg High School defensive coordinator Thaddeus Davis had reached $92,380 by 1,030 people toward its $100,000 goal as of Tuesday. Davis, 30, drowned last week off the coast of North Carolina during a family vacation. He left behind a wife, ...