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Area swimmers have success on Day 1 of districts

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The first day of the District 4 swim meet is in the books, and plenty of area swimmers had success. Danville dominated with 10 podium appearances and a lead in both the boys and girls team standings. The Jersey Shore swim team secured two individual state qualifiers while medaling in seven ...

Burdett helps lift Loyalsock girls to win

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MILTON — Anna Burdett often impacts a game even if she never shoots the basketball. She provided her latest and most important example yet Wednesday night, helping Loyalsock earn another district final and state tournament berth. Burdett grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds, dealt three ...

Offense sputters for Warrior Run

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MILTON — The looks were there and Warrior Run was far from shy about shooting the ball. Be it a jumper inside, a layup or a deep 3-pointer, the Defenders had their opportunities. But Wednesday was a night where no matter where Warrior Run was shooting it from, the shots just didn’t seem ...

Ironmen cruise past Bulldogs by 44

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MILTON — Jersey Shore has not reached the state tournament since 1986 when current coach Scott Munro was still a junior. The Bulldogs have that opportunity this weekend against Athens when they play for the final state tournament berth and third place in District 4 Class AAAA. Jersey Shore ...

Packer’s mindset has helped him win this year

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For Hadyn Packer, wrestling is a mind game. The Jersey Shore freshman knows he’s capable of winning any match he’s in. But there are still moments of doubt. Like last weekend, knowing he was facing Benton’s Nolan Lear in the quarterfinals of the District 4 Class AA tournament, Packer ...

CM coach Walizer looks ahead to regional tourney

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MILL HALL — If you walk into the Central Mountain High School mat room prior to practice, you’ll observe the wrestlers engaged in an intense, but friendly dodgeball competition. The grapplers utilize the game as a pre-workout exercise as they away await the arrival of a few wrestlers who ...

Montoursville cruises to AAAA final

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TROY — The first quarter was fairly even as Athens was able to stay with top seeded Montoursville, trailing by just four in the District 4 Class AAAA semifinals. After that, Montoursville started to settle in. The Warriors outscored Athens, 45-22, over the next two quarters on their way to ...

Lyco cruises to MAC Commonwealth final

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CHESTER — Down by 10 midway through the first half, the Lycoming men’s basketball team turned to its inside game and then in the second half, it opened up its outside game. The Warriors knocked down eight 3-pointers to lift Lycoming to a 90-77 win over top-seeded Widener in the ...

Local roundup: Canton boys fall in overtime to Sayre

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In the District 4 Class A semifinals, Canton battled Sayre tough into overtime, but the Redskins earned a 62-54 win. Isaiah Niemczyk led Canton with 18 points and Zach Rentzel added 12 for the Warriors. • In men’s basketball, Bucknell held on to defeat Colgate, 71-70, in a Patriot ...

Mansfield Hall of Famer Long earns spot on US over-35 team

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Mansfield University field hockey All-American and MU Alumni-Athletic Hall of Fame member Heather Long was selected to represent the United States Women’s over-35 Field Hockey Master’s Team for the second time and will compete at the 2020 FIH Masters World ...

Dread’s late 3 lifts No. 16 PSU over Rutgers

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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Patrick Chambers wants No. 16 Penn State to develop a killer instinct. He may want to show his Nittany Lions replays of Myles Dread’s effort from Wednesday night. Dread hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift Penn State over Rutgers 65-64 after the ...

Saraj Ali is difference-maker for Lancers vs. Hughesville

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Saraj Ali so often provides the little things that do not show up in a boxscore, but which often can be the difference between winning and losing. Tuesday night at Williamsport, Ali did all the big thing, too. Ali was a difference-maker on both ends and the sophomore playing one of his best ...

Defenders stumble in district semifinals

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SUNBURY — If there ever was a game Warrior Run wanted back or could start over, it would be its District 4 AAA semifinal game against Central Columbia on Tuesday. The Blue Jays blew the top off the building off at Shikellamy and let the rain fall in a 63-50 win. The Blue Jays held a ...

Bennett has some unfinished business

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Dylan Bennett has been preparing to wrestle Line Mountain’s Jacob Feese for weeks. Going back to the state dual-meet tournament, the Montoursville junior wanted to be ready for how Feese was going to try to beat him. The last thing he needed was a repeat of the disappointing loss he took to ...

PCT falls in NEAC playoffs

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LANCASTER — Penn College played tough and tried to rally late in the game, but Lancaster Bible held on to defeat the Wildcats, 77-73, in the NEAC quarterfinals Tuesday night. Penn College scored on a layup with 2 minutes, 35 seconds to play in the game from Loyalsock grad Ben Sosa to ...

Lyco looking to keep postseason run going

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After knocking off the MAC Commonwealth’s preseason favorite in the opening round of the conference’s championship, the Lycoming College men’s basketball team is looking to keep its season going and knock off postseason favorite Widener, the top seed in the tournament, tonight on the road ...

Local roundup: Lyco men’s lacrosse loses by 12

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Shain Quigley and Owen Zimmerman both scored twice, but Lycoming couldn’t rally to defeat Ithaca in men’s lacrosse, losing on the road, 17-5. Drew Collins added a goal. • In women’s lacrosse, Karli Gilbert scored three goals, but Lock Haven lost to Bloomsburg, 10-7, as the ...

Dietrich wins on opening day at Lincoln Speedway

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Lincoln Speedway had its annual Ice Breaker 30 on Saturday as Danny Dietrich claimed his second career opening-day win with a standing-room only crowd in attendance. Dietrich lined up for the main event in third, behind pole-sitter Glenndon Forsythe and Ryan Smith. Forsythe led the field into ...

Dangerfield helps Lyco advance to MAC Commonwealth semis

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For Darius Dangerfield the stage is not too big. He is the only returning Lycoming player with playoff experience. So Monday night’s MAC Commonwealth playoff opener was no different than any other night. “To me it was just another game, I’ve been here before,” Dangerfield ...

After rough stretch, Millionaires headed to final

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Williamsport experienced some tough times and won eight games in two years entering the 2018-19 season. Now the Millionaires are district championship-bound once again. The Millionaires have turned things around the past two seasons and earned a second straight District 2-4 Class AAAAAA ...