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NASCAR memo: France family ‘dedicated’ to sport

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If NASCAR is for sale, the France family isn’t saying. An attempt to calm employees about the future of the struggling, family-owned racing series came Tuesday from NASCAR President Brent Dewar, but his memo said only that there would be no comment on “industry ...

Yonkin leaves legacy in Montoursville program

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I learned everything I ever needed to know about Jamie Yonkin in a 45-minute conversation in the Montoursville wrestling room in 2010. I wasn’t sure about how the conversation would go, but I wanted to give the Warriors’ head coach an opportunity to speak about a car accident which left ...

Wildcats easily defeat the Braves

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MILL HALL — Shikellamy’s been a punching bag for the Wildcats this year. After a 16-1 blowout win against the Braves on April 19, Central Mountain dominated again with a 9-1 victory against Shikellamy on senior day. “Cait Brush pitched a great game,” Central Mountain coach Benjamin ...

LHU wrestling honored

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LOCK HAVEN — Athletes will be honored with lightpole banners along the levee, beginning this fall. Lock Haven downtown manager Kasey Blesh explained the new “Celebrate Athletes Banner Program” at city council’s meeting. Council also recognized the Lock Haven University wrestling ...

LHU makes NCAAs; will host regional

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Lock Haven University softball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament as the Bald Eagles were selected today for the 2018 NCAA Division II Softball Championships. The Bald Eagles were tabbed as the No. 4 seed in the Atlantic Region and will host the Atlantic 1 ...

Montoursville’s Kiess dominant again despite rough warm-up

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JERSEY SHORE — Owen Kiess looked and felt horrible as he warmed up Monday. This is becoming a recurring theme. But so is Kiess dominating once the game starts. Kiess is turning ugly warm-ups into pitching masterpieces and the Montoursville senior delivered his best one Monday. Kiess ...

Lewisburg’s Casimir wins singles title

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It didn’t take long to see what Lewisburg’s Carter Casimir was all about as he opened the semifinals of the District 4 Singles Championships on Monday. Casimir arrived nearly an hour prior to the start of his semifinal match against No. 4 Dhruv Kotru of Danville. The rigorous warmup ...

Spartans trying to end playoff drought

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Hughesville played against Muncy last Saturday morning, but the work started well before the 11 a.m. first pitch. This was, “Strikeout Cancer Day,” and Hughesville players wanted everything just right. They delivered, too. The Spartans drew a good crowd, raised a lot of money and honored ...

ROUNDUP: Sullivan softball moves into first place in Mid-Penn

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Sullivan County had 17 hits and Madison Burke pitched a complete game one-hitter as the Griffins topped Muncy, 15-1, in six innings and took sole possession of first place in the Mid Penn conference. Quincy Fry went 4 for 5 and Mykenzie Malacusky added two hits and a homer for ...

Backyard Brawl teams boast impressive resumes

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Just the name makes it sound great. What really makes the Backyard Brawl so much fun are the teams involved. Having four teams all within a five-mile radius of each other makes for an interesting setup. So many of the players on those teams have spent most of their lives playing with and ...

Penn College baseball team seeks championship

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While the season ended for the Pennsylvania College of Technology softball team last week, it continues with a North Eastern Athletic Conference championship on the line for the baseball squad this week. BASEBALL In non-conference action on Wednesday at Elmira College, the Wildcats ...

South’s Johnson to play in East-West game

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As teams exchanged post-game handshakes last year, most baseball players understood their days had ended. Ben Johnson’s was just starting. The South Williamsport first baseman knew he could still squeeze in a weight-lifting session. One could hardly blame Johnson for heading home, but he ...

Ryder’s 4 for 4 day lifts Spartans

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HUGHESVILLE—Megan Ryder did not produce a third-inning run from thin air. It just felt that way. The Hughesville shortstop hit a lead-off single, stole second, then tagged up and reached third on a pop-out hit about 15 feet up the first-base line. She continued pressuring the catcher as she ...

Bald Eagles split on Senior Day

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LOCK HAVEN — Any way you choose to color the picture, it was a bittersweet day for the Lock Haven University baseball team Saturday afternoon at Watkins Field in the season finale. The sweet part of the day came between games when nine seniors were recognized for their contributions to the ...

Local roundup: Weller tosses perfect game

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Anne Weller threw a four-inning perfect game, striking out seven batters on 50 pitches — 40 for strikes — as St. John Neumann defeated Sugar Valley, 15-0, in four innings in softball on Saturday. Weller had a home run, two RBIs and scored three runs offensively. Breanna Minnier, Maria ...

Lewisburg’s Casimir into D4 semifinals

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Lewisburg’s Carter Casimir made it look fairly simple in the District 4 singles tournament, winning his second- and third-round matchups by 6-1, 6-1 scores to make it to the district semifinals on Saturday morning at Williamsport High School. Casimir defeated Bloomsburg’s ...

Area track and field bests

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Based on results reported to the Sun-Gazette. Only one time per athlete or relay team will be used for each event. Must win event in dual meet, or place in an invitational to qualify. Area bests are through Friday’s results. Class AA Girls 3,200 relay: 1, Lewisburg, 9:56.33; 2, Loyalsock ...