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Lock Haven’s Jeffrey Weaver won twice at Clinton County Speedway

The Clinton County version of Ironman — Lock Haven’s Jeffrey Weaver — was victorious in two classes Friday night, winning his first RaceSaver 305 sprint car feature and the 270 micro sprint feature at Clinton County Speedway. He also finished second in the 600 micro sprint ...

Baseball notebook: All teams in Independent Summer League were winners

Hughesville captured the Independent Summer League championship Saturday, beating Warrior Run, 9-6, and Loyalsock, 11-3. Hughesville finished 13-1 and won its last eight games. Really, though, all four league participants were winners this summer. Having the league, period, after COVID-19 ...

Decade’s best No. 6: Steph Shamburg was a difference-maker with Warrior Run

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a series looking back at the Top 10 girls basketball teams, coaches, games and players from the last decade. Two years earlier, Warrior Run had endured a winless season, but freshman Steph Shamburg helped it reach the 2011 District 4 Class AA playoffs. A year later, ...

Hughesville celebrates Independent Summer League championship

HUGHESVILLE — It took quite a long and winding road there and the climax came two months after it was originally scheduled. Still, Hughesville’s baseball players finally created the dog pile they so coveted. This was not the championship Hughesville thought it would be celebrating, but ...

Swank’s work leads to impressive title performance

HUGHESVILLE — His spring high school season taken away, Devin Swank continued doing what he had done since the 2019 campaign ended. He kept working and preparing. So when Hughesville coach Chris Kish called on Swank to put out a sixth-inning fire against Warrior Run on Saturday, he was ...

Hughesville’s Chance Webb throws brilliant gem in his final baseball game

A year which offered so much promise turned so dark this past spring. Hughesville baseball felt like it was building something special and Chance Webb was a key reason why. But then the COVID-19 pandemic spread and the high school baseball season was over before it started, costing Webb his ...

Neil Rudel on sports: Memo to PIAA, parents deserve to see their kids play

Suffering through the coronavirus pandemic has been the worst thing most of us have experienced in our lifetime. If you and your family are healthy and working, count yourselves fortunate. Even so, every aspect of life has been affected — closing of schools, adjustments at work, the awful ...

Golf tip of the week: Learning the basics removes the frustration factor

Perfectionists have a difficult time playing golf. Golf is one of those games that requires patience and a long-time commitment. Many golfers quit before they groove a proper swing. They expect to play well in the first year and usually give up. You must be mentally tough and willing to ...

NCAA testing guidelines led to MAC decision

Lycoming College never got to the point of finding how much it would cost to test its fall athletes for COVID-19 for a full season. Doing that much testing was never a reality. Before the Middle Atlantic Conference suspended all sports for the remainder of the 2020 calendar year, officials at ...

Decade’s best No. 9: Lewisburg’s Grace Kelleher played fearlessly

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a series looking back at the Top 10 girls basketball teams, coaches, games and players from the last decade. Several adjectives can describe Grace Kelleher, the basketball player. The DeSales sophomore guard is talented, well-rounded and tenacious. But what best ...