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Decade’s best No. 7: Jersey Shore buzzer-beater in 2017 was to be expected

Think about all the area girls basketball games played last decade. The total is somewhere around 4,400. And yet two of the best occurred on the same night at the same gym. The Montoursville District 4 Class AAAA championship win against Mifflinburg ranked No. 8, but it was that night’s ...

Golf tip of the week: The baseball-style grip gets a bad rap

Some golfers have the opinion that the baseball-style grip is unorthodox or not in style. For many years I had recommended against the baseball grip, but as I got older, I found the baseball grip to be very beneficial for one-fourth of my students, including myself. If you have arthritis or ...

Youth sports present perfect chance to begin playing baseball and softball

Youth sports is the perfect place to restart organized athletics, according to Stanford University School of Medicine professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya. Speaking on a virtual roundtable hosted by U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, on Thursday morning, Bhattacharya said as long as proper ...

PIAA sends wrestling proposal to sports medicine committee

In a surprise move Wednesday, the PIAA Board of Directors chose to pass on a first reading of the proposed change to 13 wrestling weight classes. Instead, the board voted unanimously to have the PIAA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) review the proposed weight class changes for ...

Lycoming’s Darrin Kenney, Ron Knoebel to enter MAC Hall of Fame

Lycoming College has two former athletes set for induction in the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame in former football standout Darrin Kenney (1992) and former NCAA wrestling champion Ron “Buddy” Knoebel (1965). Kenney joins former longtime coach Frank Girardi ...