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Mike Mussina reminisces, jokes during pre-induction presser

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — For two minutes camera flashes illuminated in the face of Montoursville’s Mike Mussina and the four other former players being inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame this afternoon. The five inductees — Mussina, Edgar Martinez, Lee Smith, Mariano Rivera and ...

Having a local athlete join a HOF is no easy feat

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 16th story in a 17-part series looking at Mike Mussina’s journey from Montoursville to the National Baseball Hall of Fame) More than 19,000 athletes have played Major League Baseball. Only 232 have reached the National Baseball Hall of Fame. That is barely ...

Mussina keeps a low profile, but he is a man of action

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 17th and final story in a 17-part series looking at Mike Mussina’s journey from Montoursville to the National Baseball Hall of Fame) Nearly everyone around here knows about Mike Mussina the player. Unless they have lived in a cave since January, they also know ...

District 4 tops District 6 in senior all-star softball game

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In the District 4 vs. District 6 Senior All-Star softball game at Penn State’s Beard Field, District 4 came out on top in both games, 11-2 and 2-0. Both games were only five-inning contests. North Penn-Liberty’s Savannah Doney earned the win in the first game, throwing three ...

Penn State’s Franklin puts ‘elite’ comments in context

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CHICAGO — Penn State has made huge progress during James Franklin’s tenure and the coach can to point to many areas when discussing the strength of the program entering his sixth season. Still, some comments he made about not being elite following last year’s gut-wrenching 27-26 loss to ...

Cutters beat Spikes in 10th

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STATE COLLEGE — The Crosscutters scored five runs — including two in the tenth inning — over the final four innings to rally back to beat the State College Spikes, 5-4, in extras Saturday. With one out, Logan O’Hoppe doubled to center that brought in Corbin Williams ...

Golf tip of the week: Creating backspin

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Most golfers think backspin is induced by taking a vast divot, but that’s not the case. The only requirement for hitting a golf ball with backspin is making contact with the ball first. There are, however, golfers that take large divots but it’s not necessary to create backspin. For ...

Mussina’s induction is a community celebration

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 15th story in a 17-part series looking at Mike Mussina’s journey from Montoursville to the National Baseball Hall of Fame) Eric Giles now lives in Denver, but 33 years ago he was Montoursville’s starting catcher. While professional baseball scouts, college ...

Sock softball wins Section 3 title

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It was very hot Friday evening at James Short Park as Loyalsock and Shik-Acorn faced off in the Section 3 best-of-three series tournament. The weather, however, played no factor for Loyalsock as it won, 14-4 in four innings, capturing the Section 3 championship and moving on to the state ...

Keystone beats Selinsgrove in sectional final

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LOCK HAVEN — Keystone junior baseball pitcher Levi Schlesinger was cool under pressure Friday night in the Section 3 championship against Selinsgrove. Facing a one-out bases-loaded jam, bottom of the seventh, Schlesinger refocused and struck out Selinsgrove’s Sylvan Martin and forced ...

Keystone opens Eastern Regional with win

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The Keystone intermediate baseball team opened the Eastern Regional tournament with a 7-5 win over Commack Little League in Commack and Dix Hills, N.Y. “We played against the host team, the crowd was pretty loud and the crowd was active,” Keystone manager Scott Fravel said. “And it was ...

Cutters held to just 3 hits in shutout home loss

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The ball Hunter Hearn hit to left field in the fifth inning had everything it needed to make the Bowman Field fans believe it was going to be a home run. There was the trajectory off the bat. There was the immediate turn and retreat toward the left-field wall by Mahoning Valley left fielder ...

South becomes 1st D12 major softball team to get to regional

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It hasn’t yet set in what South Williamsport’s major softball team has accomplished. Just a few days after the players won the state championship in Plymouth Meeting in walk-off fashion, manager Cory Goodman admitted that it probably won’t actually set in that South Williamsport is ...

South’s Schuler has helped team get this far

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If you glance down South Williamsport’s results from the district, sectional and state tournaments, you instantly will see how good of an offense South Williamsport has. After all, this is a team that has scored 119 runs through three tournaments and seemingly the entire lineup can hit at ...

Mussina went out winning 20 games his final season

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 12th story in a 17-part series looking at Mike Mussina’s journey from Montoursville to the National Baseball Hall of Fame) As Mike Mussina warmed up in the Fenway Park bullpen, he knew this was his last chance. He also knew it was his last game. Mussina was ...

After 18 years, Mussina finally called it a career

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(EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 13th story in a 17-part series looking at Mike Mussina’s journey from Montoursville to the National Baseball Hall of Fame) Mike Mussina was alone. It was just he, his weights, the television and four walls. It seemed fitting. Mussina had started his baseball ...

Cutters split with Mahoning Valley at Bowman

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Adam Cox’s slider hasn’t always been a weapon he could use in any count. It’s primarily been a out-pitch to finish off a batter. But Thursday night in the opener of a doubleheader, the Williamsport Crosscutters’ reliever went to the pitch a little more than usual. His command of the ...

Stott’s latest journey takes him to Williamsport

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Life has become a little different for Bryson Stott. Stores closing early in the night is a culture shock compared to the 24-hour lifestyle which is so normal in his hometown of Las Vegas. But seeing the country as a professional baseball player is part of the intrigue of the life Stott has ...

Keystone holds off late rally

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LOCK HAVEN —Selinsgrove finally got out of the top of the fourth inning after Keystone took a 9-4 lead when dark clouds rolled in and forced a suspension Wednesday afternoon. The game was finished Thursday as Keystone eventually held on for a 15-13 win over Selinsgrove in the Section 3 ...