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Neumann grad Johnson signs multiyear deal with Nets

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NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets signed St. John Neumann graduate Alize Johnson to a multiyear contract Sunday after the forward’s solid play during his two 10-day contracts. Johnson has appeared in six games, averaging 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in about 13 minutes per game and shooting ...

Neumann baseball ready to make a run

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St. John Neumann faced a two-run deficit and was three outs from defeat last Wednesday at Muncy. Listening to the players and coaches in the dugout before that seventh inning, one could hardly tell. The Knights were confident and had little doubt they could come back and win the game. Then ...

Williamsport 6th at PIAA meet

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Williamsport finished sixth in the coed division of the PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships, highlighting three area teams who placed at the state competition Saturday. Montoursville finished eighth out of eight teams in the Class AA Large division, and Milton took seventh in the Class AA ...

ROUNDUP: Penn College men’s lacrosse earns 1st win

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Penn College dealt La Roche College a 16-8 setback in a North Eastern Athletic Conference men’s lacrosse game Sunday, giving the Wildcats their first win as an NCAA program. Penn College jumped out to a 3-0 with consecutive scores by Danny Harkins and James Conway. Penn College found the ...

Bucknell football falls to Fordham, 31-17

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Fordham defeated Bucknell, 31-17, in college football on Saturday afternoon in Lewisburg. The Bison jumped out to a 3-0 lead after Ethan Torres kicked a 39-yard field goal in the first quarter, but Fordham scored the next 10 points to take a lead. Bucknell tied the game when Coleman Bennett ...

Riley Houser comes up key for CM in win

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JERSEY SHORE — Shortstop Riley Houser made two tremendous plays over the game’s final three innings. She produced two hits, including a triple, and scored what became the winning run by reading a grounder well and hustling home. Obviously, Houser enjoys making those plays and performing ...

Warriors move to 3-0, beat the Bulldogs by 7

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JERSEY SHORE — Despite a last inning, two-run push by Jersey Shore, it was not enough as the Bulldogs lost to Montoursville, 8-1. Despite the loss, Jersey Shore coach Mike English saw positives that came out of it. “Our effort was terrific,” said English. “We just need to stay ...

Local roundup: Neumann baseball cruises to win

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St. John Neumann defeated Sugar Valley, 24-10, in baseball Friday afternoon. The Golden Knights jumped out to a three-run lead after the first inning and never relented the lead. JerVal Weeks-Shuler, Jeff Hamilton and Naseer Dymeck all had two hits and Weeks-Shuler and Hamilton both drove in ...

WR’s Tanner hits goal in high jump in 1st meet of year

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HUGHESVILLE — Spencer Tanner wasn’t sure what to expect from his first track meet in two years. So he played it safe. He entered the boys high jump at 5 feet, not knowing just how high he could go. As the Warrior Run senior cleared bar after bar, he and Defenders coach Shaun Landis began ...

Selinsgrove sweeps Central Mountain track and field

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MILL HALL — Central Mountain boys losing 118-32 and the girls losing 101-49 on paper does not look stirring for the Wildcats, but coach Danielle Wilson felt they put in a positive effort against Selinsgrove. “They put in a great effort,” said Wilson. “The boys team is a smaller team ...

Jeff Hamilton lifts Neumann to comeback win over Muncy

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MUNCY — Jeff Hamilton will play college football at Misericordia. Football is this standout lineman’s future. But right now he is a baseball player. He’s a pretty darn good one, too. And hours after signing his letter of intent to play at Misericordia, Hamilton proved it. Hamilton ...

Walks hurt Central Mountain in loss at home in baseball

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MILL HALL — It was the combination of numerous walks surrendered and a trio of big innings offensively from Mifflinburg on Wednesday that left Central Mountain still in search of its first home victory. Collectively, Central Mountain managed to walk 11 batters as it fell, 11-7, to ...

Young players step up to lift Bucktail baseball to win

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FARWELL — Bucktail and Sugar Valley met up as each team was looking for their first win of the season. The Bucks are starting three freshmen all in the infield, but are led by Kyler Friese starting at the catcher spot. Those young players proved to be big factors as Bucktail claimed a 15-5 ...

Bucktail cruises past Sugar Valley to move to 2-0

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FARWELL — For the second game in a row, Bucktail needed just three innings to claim a 15 run, mercy-rule victory. This time it was against Sugar Valley, 16-1, Tuesday. The Phoenix went up 1-0 after a double and error led to a run, but overall it was too much Bucktail power at the plate and ...