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Tough stretch led Defenders’ Hunt to postseason wins

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Noah Hunt has been asking the Warrior Run coaching staff for a workout partner more his size this postseason. The 113-pound returning state qualifier has been rolling around, for the most part, with opponents who are bigger than him. Leading into last week’s District 4 tournament, the ...

South makes huge turnaround to reach D4 final

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Two years ago, South Williamsport won one game. Two years later, South is district final and state tournament-bound. The Mounties have made a huge turnaround in a short time, highlighting it last week by thumping Northeast Bradford and defending champion Sayre while reaching the District 4 ...

ROUNDUP: Mansfield drops PSAC tournament opener

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Freshman Erin Gibbons was red-hot, scoring a game-high 18 points, but Millersville was too much for Mansfield in a 51-38 PSAC Tournament loss at Pucillo Gymnasium. Gibbons connected on four trifectas for her career-high 18 points and grabbed six boards in the program’s third playoff ...

Hughesville beginning to hit its stride

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Hughesville entered the season ranked No. 7 among statewide Class AAA teams. It finished the regular season 12-10. The regular season did not go to script, but Hughesville understood something important entering the postseason. None of that mattered. Everything Hughesville wanted to ...

Muncy’s Poust focused on his goals

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The team focus is still important Hunter Poust and the rest of his Muncy teammates. The Indians could pleased with the second-place finish they earned in this past weekend’s District 4 Class AA tournament. But Poust admitted Saturday night after winning his first individual district ...

ROUNDUP: Lyco wrestling to send 3 to NCAAs

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In college wrestling, three Lycoming College wrestlers placed in the top three to earn a trip to the NCAA Division III Championships, with junior 285-pounder Garrett Wesneski, a Canton graduate, taking first, senior 174-pounder Brandon Conrad second and junior 149-pounder Trevor Corl ...

Golf tip of the week: The golf swing is similar to a door

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A golf club moves around the body more than it does vertically. The back angle set at the address position creates the vertical plane. The club should remain in front of the chest while the shoulders rotate around the spine; much like a door swings on its hinges. Another example is comparing ...

Montoursville’s Bennett a surprise winner at district tourney

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Gavin Hoffman hemmed and hawed for a few seconds, stammering over his words trying to be as politically correct as he could in his assessment of teammate Dylan Bennett’s district championship. Finally, the Montoursville senior just blurted out what he was thinking without trying to ...

Top-ranked Klock forfeits with meniscus tear

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The way he felt after his morning semifinal match, Muncy’s Joe Klock could have wrestled in the 132-pound final Saturday at the District 4 Class AA Championships. For as much as he wanted to compete, though, he knew the smart move was not to wrestle. It took a little convincing from his ...

Saturday’s District 4 Class AA results

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Team standings: 1, Southern Columbia, 205.5; 2, Muncy, 157.5; 3, Montoursville, 120.5; 4, Wyalusing, 114; 5, Midd-West, 92.5; 6, Athens, 86; 7, Benton, 75; 8, Warrior Run, 69; 9, Mifflinburg, 62; 10, Line Mountain, 58; 11, Jersey Shore, 52; 12, Lewisburg, 47.5; 13, Milton, 36.5; 14, North ...

Muncy girls lose to Southern Columbia

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Southern Columbia held a 20-point lead and only 33 seconds remained. Muncy guard Kassidi Lenhart did not care as she dove head first after a loose ball. That play perfectly symbolized Muncy’s effort Saturday at Montoursville. Southern ended Muncy’s breakout season, winning the District 4 ...

Muncy boys headed to D4 AA final

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One by one, Muncy coach Jason Gresh pulled his starters as the game neared its conclusion Saturday. One by one, he gave them big hugs. More work remains, but one better believe this was a big moment. Muncy has come a long way the last two seasons and continued its upward climb Saturday at ...

Sullivan girls struggle offensively in loss

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DANVILLE — Stef Kramer spiked a shot out of bounds on one possession. On another, Jessica King stripped a shooter. Another time, Mykenzie Malacusky was earning a possession on a jump ball. Sullivan County played tough, lockdown defense at times, but struggled on the offensive end with ...

Sloppy play hurts Sullivan boys in loss

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DANVILLE — Alex Baumunk bobbled an easy pass that led to a turnover. John Saxe slipped on a wet spot, lost control of the ball, which led to another turnover. Open layups? Missed. Open jumpers? Missed. Free throws? Forget about it. Sullivan County played an uncharacteristically sloppy game ...

Mounties in first D4 final since 2009

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MANSFIELD — The turnaround of the South Williamsport girls’ basketball program took a giant step forward Saturday night. After a 58-46 win over top-seeded Sayre, the Mounties find themselves in the district final for the first time since 2009, and back in the state playoffs for the first ...

Millionaires come up just shy in loss

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Williamsport nearly capped a season highlighted by dramatic comebacks with its best one yet. The Millionaires rallied from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit with six minutes remaining in the District 2-4 Class 6A semifinals and took a one-point lead with 40 seconds remaining before Scranton ...

CM has multiple wrestlers advance

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At the District 6 Class AAA tournament, Central Mountain had one champion, four second-place finishers, a third-place finisher and two fourth-place finishers take home medals on Saturday at Altoona. In District 6 Class AAA, the top four finishers in each weight advance out of ...

Brooks wins district gold for WHS in wrestling

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Izek Brooks was Williamsport’s lone champion at the District 4-9 Class AAA wrestling tournament on Saturday afternoon in Clearfield as teammate Nate Powley took home a second-place finish. In District 4-9 Class AAA, the top four finishers in each weight advance out of ...