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Rowello welcomed at Williamsport after transfer

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Williamsport players poured out of the dugout and waited at home as Brayton Rowello circled the bases. Sure, they were excited that Rowello’s two-run, first-inning home run gave them a 2-0 lead against Downingtown East on Monday. But they also were equally happy that a player who has ...

PIAA preview: Montoursville (18-2) vs. Oley Valley (15-7)

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Class AAA baseball Montoursville (18-2) vs. Oley Valley (15-7) at Pottsville, 3 p.m. Montoursville road to quarterfinals In District 4, beat Mount Carmel, 11-0 and Loyalsock 3-2; in states, beat Lakeland, 8-0 Montoursville notes: The Warriors are seeking their first state semifinal ...

PIAA Preview: Williamsport (13-6) vs. Bensalem (21-3)

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Class AAAAAA baseball Williamsport (13-6) vs. Bensalem (21-3) at Pine Grove, Noon Bensalem road to quarterfinals In District 1, beat Central Bucks South, 5-3; Souderton, 6-3; Conestoga, 10-0 and Council Rock North, 7-5; in states, beat Parkland, 1-0 Bensalem notes: The Fighting Owls ...

PIAA Preview: Warrior Run (17-4) vs. North Schuylkill (24-2)

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Class AAA softball Warrior Run (17-4) vs. No. Schuylkill (24-2) at Central Columbia, 5 p.m. Warrior Run road to quarterfinals In District 4, beat Bloomsburg, 4-3 and North Penn-Liberty, 9-1; lost to Loyalsock, 6-4; in states, beat Brandywine Heights, 7-6 Warrior Run notes: The ...

Rancourt reportedly leaving Lycoming

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After one of the most successful 10-year runs in the history of the Lycoming College men’s basketball program, head coach Guy Rancourt is reportedly stepping down from his post with the Warriors to take the head coaching job at his alma mater, Western Connecticut State University, ...

Loyalsock’s Datres drafted by Colorado Rockies

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Loyalsock High School graduate Kyle Datres was selected in the 12th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon. The University of North Carolina junior was taken 366th overall as a third baseman. Datres leads the Tar Heels in hitting this season ...

Ott paints masterpiece for Warriors

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SCRANTON — Every pitch Logan Ott threw Monday was like a painter’s brush stroke. Each was done with a purpose and with conviction. By the time he was done, the Montoursville sophomore left-hander had painted a masterpiece. It was a big part of the reason the Warriors find themselves in ...

Win gives Eck chance to coach once more

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Montoursville coach Jeremy Eck was not there Monday when his team played District 2 champion Lakeland at Marywood University. But one better believe his players were thinking of him. Eck was ejected in the 10th inning of a dramatic District 4 Class AAA championship win against Loyalsock ...

Bucknell’s Van Hoose drafted by Yankees

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LEWISBURG — After authoring one of the finest pitching careers in Bucknell baseball history, Connor Van Hoose was selected Tuesday in the eighth round (247th overall) by the New York Yankees in the Major League Baseball Draft. Van Hoose becomes Bucknell’s 13th selection since the ...

Rowello, Shimp help lift Williamsport to 1st-round state win

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By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP—Whether true or not, Williamsport perceived that Downingtown East wanted it as its first-round 6A state tournament opponent. The Cougars lost their District 1 consolation game and rumors flew that they were not too upset about ...

Warriors win 1st state game since 2006

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SCRANTON — As Logan Ott settled his feet in the batter's box, he took a quick peek behind him and saw Lakeland catcher Adam Retzbach already setting up for a pitch up in the strikezone. The Montoursville sophomore left-hander prepared himself for an 0-2 high fastball. He got it and ...

Lancers battle to end in state loss

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TURBOTVILLE — Rhiallie Jessell dug out two trenches in the right-batters box to fit her New Balance cleats. Loyalsock just scored its first run of the game and the first run scored against Holy Redeemer in nearly a month. The Lancers had some momentum with the right batter at the plate in ...

Bulldogs’ early lead doesn’t hold up

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TURBOTVILLE — Any loss can be difficult to deal with, but when it happens in the final game of a season or career, the pill can be a little more difficult to swallow. After cruising through the regular season schedule, the Jersey Shore softball team kept things moving ahead with wins over ...

South’s season comes to an end to Bellwood-Antis

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SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — After running track last year, South Williamsport senior Gideon Green gave baseball one last chance. It will go down as one of the best decisions the Shippensburg-bound linebacker made during a memorable scholastic career. Just imagine what Green would have ...

Lewisburg pushed Valley View to limit in a 2-run loss

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SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Lewisburg held its quickest post-game huddle following Monday’s Class AAAA state tournament opener. Really, there was not much else to say other than congratulations. Sure, Dixon Black and Duke Starfusky combined on a five-hitter as District 2 champion Valley View ...

Penn State DT Corey Bolds announces plans to transfer

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Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Corey Bolds has left the Penn State football team and plans to transfer. Bolds, a 6-foot-3, 289-pounder, was a three-star recruit from Paramus Catholic High School in Paterson, N.J. He sat out last season as a true freshman. Bolds posted the following to ...

Lyco’s Scanlon earns Coach of Year nod

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After leading the Lycoming College men’s lacrosse team to its first 10-win season in eight years, head coach Chris Scanlon was honored as the Robert Darrow Curry Coach of the Year at the 33rd annual Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony this past weekend. Scanlon, in his fifth year as head coach ...

Area baseball, softball teams set for states today

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Six area baseball and softball teams captured District 4 championships last week. Those teams and three other area runners-up who reached their respective state tournaments have put together super seasons that they will never forget. But now they have a shot at doing a lot more. Now those ...