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Black Panthers drop AAAA softball final

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TURBOTVILLE — Rain dampened the last week of Milton softball’s season as the Black Panthers lost to Shikel­lamy, 3-1, in the District 4 AAAA finals at Moser Complex Thurs­day afternoon. The game originally scheduled for Wednes­day was moved to Thursday after rain swamped the ...

Lancers beat Blue Jays for 7th D4 title in 8 years

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STATE COLLEGE — Nearly 30 minutes following Wednesday’s District 4 Class AAA championship, long after the cheering stopped, Loyalsock pitcher Andrew Malone scooped some infield dirt as a memento. Malone and his teammates certainly delivered a memorable performance. And Lancer players ...

Loyalsock’s Malone has a beauty of pitching gem

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STATE COLLEGE — Off-handedly in the fourth inning, Zac Martin asked one of his assistant coaches Wednesday how many pitches Loyalsock starting pitcher Andrew Malone had thrown. When he heard the number 24, Martin, the first-year Lancers’ head coach, was taken aback. He wasn’t ...

Bucknell baseball has two earn honors

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LEWISBURG — Bucknell junior pitcher Connor Van Hoose and senior outfielder Brett Smith earned All-ECAC second-team honors, announced by the conference on Wednesday. Unanimous first-team All-Patriot League honorees, Van Hoose and Smith earn All-ECAC recognition for the first time in their ...

Passion drove Byham in what he did

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Bill Byham broadcasted Little League World Series games from the Bill Byham press section. That’s about as close to living legend as it gets around here and Byham, who died Tuesday at 88, was every bit of that. He started his adult life in sports as a minor-league pitcher and ended it with ...

Despite losing in final, CV raised bar for program

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STATE COLLEGE — As Cowanesque Valley players exited the field Wednesday, their fans stood and applauded. It mattered little that Sayre blanked the Indians, 10-0 in six innings, and captured the District 4 Class A championship at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The fact that ...

Hawkins named PCT volleyball coach

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Bambi Hawkins will return to the Penn College sidelines as the new women's volleyball head coach, Penn College Director of Athletics John Vandevere announced Monday. Hawkins previously led the Wildcats from 2000-2012, and was the Penn College men's club team coach for two years from ...

Playoff games all get postponed

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Rain and thunderstorms in Tuesday’s forecast forced a postponement of all District 4 baseball and softball playoff games. The three games originally scheduled for Tuesday were moved to today and Thursday. All District 4 baseball finals are at Penn State’s Medlar Field due to renovations ...

PCT archer Rupp named All-American

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Penn College senior Andrew Rupp was named USA Archery All-American and joined three of his teammates on the All-American Academic Team. It was the second consecutive year that Rupp has earned the award, and since 1997, 41 Penn College archers now have earned that coveted status 84 times. Rupp ...

Millionaires celebrate their first district title in six years

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MOOSIC — As Williamsport players raced from the dugout, Jalen Jackson sprinted toward second and jumped high into the twilight sky. A large hill stood in the distance, but Jackson and his teammates just reached their own summit. One can bet that as the years go by, all those Williamsport ...

Katie Jones merits long reflection

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For a moment, just a brief moment, Katie Jones sat on the mat of the pole vault pit, a dejected look strewn about her face. The South Williamsport senior popped to her feet and turned slowly to the crowd applauding her record-setting effort at the PIAA Track and Field Championships and waved ...

Lenhart’s defense helps bring Muncy to D4 final

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Penciling in a Muncy center fielder the last eight seasons was about as easy picking Skip Bayless’s brain. Hannah Cole roamed center field from 2009-12 and earned multiple all-state selections. Haley Gyurina took over in 2013 and built on that success while adding her picture to Muncy’s ...

Masse on baseball: Williamsport earned chance at title game

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Dejected Williamsport players left Wyoming Valley West’s baseball field last year wanting a second chance. It did not matter that Valley West, the eventual champion, played in the previous year’s Class AAAA state championship and was the favored top seed. Williamsport expected to win that ...

Jones healthy enough to repeat in pole vault

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SHIPPENSBURG — It was early on in the soccer season this past fall when South Williams­port’s Katie Jones ended up with an IT band injury and had to miss time. She had a chance to have come back and play, but Jones told coach Christa Mat­lack that she wanted to sit out the remainder of ...

Muncy back in D4 title game, states

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TURBOTVILLE — Muncy softball players could have slept awhile longer Saturday morning. Their game did not start until 1 p.m. and the field was just 10 minutes away. Instead, those players woke up early and went to work. It had been nearly a decade since Muncy reached either a district ...

Zurich second behind her friend in the pole vault

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SHIPPENSBURG — Coming into Saturday’s state meet at Seth Grove Stadium at Shippensbug University, South Williamsport’s Katie Jones and Loyalsock’s Hailey Zurich had a goal together. The two, who have become fairly good friends over the past year, wanted to place together on the podium. ...

Liberty softball reaches first state tourney

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TURBOTVILLE — As first baseman Liz Williams secured the final out, pitcher Savanah Don­ey and catcher Jillian Berguson simultaneously jumped high. They and all their North Penn-Liberty teammates had officially reached new heights. A program that went 14 seasons without a playoff appearance ...