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Central Mountain blanks Millionaires on the road, 5-0, in girls tennis

For the second time in two days, Central Mountain used its dominant senior stuffed lineup to defeat Williamsport in girls tennis Thursday in convincing fashion, 5-0. The Wildcats beat Williamsport by the same score Tuesday in Mill Hall. The shutout victory over Williamsport marked Central ...

Week 2 football: Williamsport at Wyoming Area

Williamsport PPG—43, PPA—18; YPG—354, YPA—277 Williamsport facts: The Millionaires will be trying to make a statement against the defending Class AAA state champions. Williamsport opened the season strong at Nanticoke last Friday, scoring 30 first-half points and cruising to a 43-18 ...

Local roundup: South girls defeat Montgomery

South Williamsport defeated Montgomery, 7-0, to hand the Red Raiders their first loss of the season in girls soccer. Eli Manning had three goals and Piper Minier had two goals. Abi Duck played outstanding in goal for the Red Raiders and recorded 17 saves. Benton cruised past Muncy, 8-0, and ...

Week 2 football: Jersey Shore at Shikellamy

Jersey Shore PPG—41, PPA—7; YPG—434, YPA—117 Jersey Shore facts: A year after repeating as District 4 Class AAAA champions and reaching the state semifinals, the Bulldogs appear hungry for more and routed Shamokin, 41-7, inflicting the mercy rule by the third quarter. An offense that ...

Week 2 football: Warrior Run at Hughesville

Warrior Run PPG—7, PPA—32; YPG—247, YPA—409 Warrior Run facts: A young Defenders team is replacing most of the starters from a District 4 Class AAA semifinalist, but showed some promise in its loss against Muncy. The defense made an impressive fourth-quarter goal-line stand and the ...

Week 2 football: Northwest at Montgomery

Northwest PPG—36, PPA—6; YPG—456, YPA—152 Northwest facts: The Rangers defeated Montgomery, 32-7 in last year’s Class A Eastern Conference championship and also beat state finalist Lackawanna Trail in its opener a year ago. Northwest features a smash-mouth offense and ran the ball ...

Week 2 football: Montoursville at Central Columbia

Montoursville PPG—56, PPA—7; YPG—379, YPA—94 Montoursville facts: After romping past Midd-West, Montoursville faces its first significant challenge in its District 4 Class AAA title defense. The two-time defending district champions face a well-rounded team which reached last year’s ...

Week 2 football: Bucktail at Muncy

Bucktail PPG—15, PPA—43; YPG—181, YPA—366 Bucktail facts: The Bucks struggled early, losing four first-half turnovers in last Friday’s 43-15 loss against Montgomery. The second half, however, showed promise. Gage Sutliff returned an interception 63 yards to set up quarterback Dylan ...

Week 2 football: Around the area

North Penn-Mansfield (0-0) at Wellsboro (1-0) Fierce rivals collide in Week 2 after splitting two exciting games a year ago. Wellsboro defeated North Penn-Manfield in the regular-season finale, but a week later, the Panthers went to Wellsboro and defeated the nine-win Green Hornets, 17-14, in ...

Sun-Gazette power rankings: Week 2

1. Montoursville (1-0): The defense outscored five area teams last week, producing two touchdowns. 2. Jersey Shore (1-0): In addition to topping 100 yards rushing, Cam Allison also intercepted a pass, kicked a field goal and connected on two extra points. 3. Williamsport (1-0): Lots of ...

Abbie Machmer continues to win as Sock suffers 1st loss

Abbie Machmer made the tennis court at Bruce Henry Park seem like a track Wednesday against Central Columbia. The Loyalsock junior relentlessly sprinted all over the court, never tired, hit some impressive winners and prevailed again. Machmer works a long match, but she often works a ...

Hoping for the best in a weird season

Around the area Saturday boys and girls soccer games were being played and it was great to see. In that sense, it was no different than your average September weekend each fall. But as we all know 2020 has been anything but normal. We all hope this fall season gets to be played to its ...

ROUNDUP: Swinehart helps South top Montgomery

Hayden Swinehart scored six goals Wednesday afternoon and added an assist as South Williamsport defeated Montgomery, 13-0, and won its second straight to open the season. Quaid Molino recorded a hat trick and had four assists while freshman Kayvan Shams scored twice. Sullivan County scored an ...

Williamsport beats Central Mountain in boys soccer to open season with a win

Williamsport coach Lee Kaar wasn’t exactly sure what to expect entering Williamsport’s season opener Tuesday afternoon at the Balls Mills Soccer Club. The COVID-19 pandemic obviously affected the offseason workouts this summer and Williamsport didn’t have its entire team for scrimmages ...

Decade’s best No. 3: Loyalsock’s Amanda Daneker became one of area’s best

Her softball journey started as a 3-year-old. In the family backyard, Amanda and her older brother Pat played catch. And just like that, Amanda was hooked. Her father Rees was a long-time coach and Pat eventually pitched in the Majors with the Chicago White Sox, but Amanda, too, would scale ...

Local roundup: Williamsport runners set personal bests in XC meet

Several Williamsport runners set personal records Tuesday as the Millionaires swept boys and girls meets against Loyalsock, 17-46 and 19-48, respectively. Henry Lyon set a blistering pace and won the boys race in a time of 15 minutes, 47 seconds. Ethan Holcomb (16:43), Gavin Furey (17:07) and ...

Chris Masse on football: Muncy’s offensive line could be strong

They know the glory often will not come their way. They also know how vital their role is. Without them Muncy would not have built a championship tradition, one that includes three District 4 Class A championships over the last four years. Muncy’s offensive linemen have paved the way for ...

Marley Green helps Spartans win in girls tennis

HUGHESVILLE — Marley Green was sitting comfortably with a three-game lead in the first set of her singles match Monday afternoon. Suddenly, the lead was just one game. The Hughesville senior felt the pressure of the moment. But she also used the moment to take her game to another level. ...

Kegler’s Korner: New bowling season has started up (Sept. 14)

The new bowling season has started up, hopefully with enough social distancing and mask wearing to keep everyone safe. As an extra measure of precaution, the USBC has granted a special exception to Rule 18, which normally restricts the use of liquid cleaners to clean balls during ...

Local roundup: Williamsport wins on senior night in girls soccer

Williamsport celebrated senior night Monday and then celebrated an opening-night win, defeating Central Mountain, 4-1. The defending District 2-4 Class AAAA champions scored two goals in each half and Kailee Helmrich led the way with two. Mia Clark and Hannah Meyers also scored with Mallory ...