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Neumann grad Johnson signs multiyear deal with Nets

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

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

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

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 ...

Local roundup: South Williamsport defeats Loyalsock in boys tennis, 4-1

South Williamsport defeated Loyalsock, 4-1, in boys tennis. The Lancers' Jett Pulizzi earned a 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5) win at No. 2 singles over Kade Sanford. Logan Ogden won at No. 1 singles, 3-6, 7-6 (5), 10-5 against Sean Jensen and Ross Flerlage won at No. 3 singles for the Mounties, 6-4, 6-1, ...

Bucknell football falls to Fordham, 31-17

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

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

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

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 ...

Golf tip of the week: Golfers can improve driving distance with proper loft

A slower swing speed requires more loft and a faster swing speed requires less loft. For example if you take a garden hose with low pressure and lift it higher, the water will travel will traver farther. But if you go too high the water will travel less distance. That same theory can be ...

Montgomery erases late deficit to top rival Muncy, 6-3, in softball

MUNCY — Each game was tied entering the seventh inning and Montgomery trailed by a run late Thursday at rival Muncy. The Red Raiders are 2-0. A good nucleus remains from the 2019 co-Mid-Penn champions. What Montgomery has revealed these first two games, however, is that it possesses the ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Allison Lininger’s RBI double helps spark Central Mountain softball to a win

MILL HALL — Allison Lininger rocketed an RBI double into the right-center gap during the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Wildcats a two-run lead over Shikellamy during Tuesday’s game. Lininger strolled into second base as Central Mountain’s lead over the Braves began to build. The ...

Dylan Moll goes 3 for 4 to help Montoursville top Lewisburg in baseball

The COVID-19 pandemic dealt high school baseball players a cruel blow last spring when it forced the 2020 season’s cancellation. It hurt every player, but Dylan Moll especially suffered. Moll had missed most of his sophomore season with an injury following an excellent freshman campaign ...