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Knights cruise to a win

MUNCY — Once football practice ended last fall, Keon Burkholder’s athletic day was just beginning. The St. John Neumann junior soon turned in his shoulder pads for sneakers and started honing the skills he hoped could make him a breakout basketball player this winter. The hard work ...

Defenders defeat Mounties in boys basketball

With two steals and two breakaway dunks in the second half, Ethan Hartman made his 6-foot-6 presence felt. The junior center sparked the offense Warrior Run was looking for in its first win of the season, 44-34, at South Williamsport on Tuesday night. Hartman scored a career-high 24 points ...

Local roundup: WAHS swimming beats Jersey Shore

Williamsport defeated Jersey Shore in both girls and boys swimming, 101-77 and 106-39, respectively Tuesday. In girls swimming, Elisa Dinicola won the 100 fly in 1:04.07 for Williamsport and she was part of the Millionaires’ 200 medley relay team which won. Adelia Engel also won for ...

Spartans showing toughness early on

As the Hughesville fouls piled up and more key Spartans landed on the bench, Troy smelled blood. An early knockout seemed possible. A season ago that might have been this case. But this a new season and a new team. Instead of going down, Hughesville thundered back. And it was the Spartans ...

Winter break comes at good time for Lyco

Roger Crebs didn’t hesitate to say the winter break was coming at a good time for his Lycoming wrestling team. The veteran coach rattled off the litany of injuries which have plagued the Warriors through the first month and a half of the season and lauded the young wrestlers who have filled ...

ROUNDUP: Spartans’ hot foul shooting tops Sullivan

Lauren Henry hit all six of her free throws in overtime and Hughesville made 24 of 28 foul shots in a 50-45 win over Sullivan County in girls high school basketball on Monday night. Sullivan’s Jessica King hit a 3-pointer late in regulation to force overtime, but the Spartans outscored the ...

Nittany Lions in the AP Top 25 for the 1st time since 1996

Remember 1996? That was a cool year. I graduated from college that year, so yeah, that seems like a long, long time ago. Way back in 1996, the Penn State men’s basketball team was ranked in The Associated Press Top 25. The Nittany Lions finished that season 21-6 and No. 18 in the ...

Loyalsock sophomore Kennedy has huge game vs. Spartans

Allyia Kennedy assisted Cassie Gee as Loyalsock stopped a Hughesville run. Then she set up Summer McNulty for two free throws. Then she scored inside. Then she blocked a shot and made a steal. All that occurred during a three-minute third quarter stretch Saturday at Loyalsock. And those three ...

Lancers have made an early-season statement

It is not just Loyalsock graduating four starters last June that had many wondering if it would take a big step backward a season after capturing the District 4 Class AAA championship. It was that all those players started for at least three years. It was that all five earned league all-star ...

Run in 3rd quarter lifts PCT women to win

Penn College had its opportunities throughout the first half, but it seemed no matter how good of a look players had, the shots just wouldn’t fall in. Junior Cassi Kuhns, a Loyalsock grad, knew that her team had potential and shouldn’t be trailing. So at halftime, the team talked about ...

LHU women’s cruises to, 77-31, win over Carlow; Mansfield falls

Lock Haven dominated Carlow University, 77-31, in a non-conference matchup on Sunday afternoon at Donahue Pavilion in Pittsburgh. The Bald Eagles commanded the game right from the start, stifling the Celtics offense to hold a 22-5 lead after just the first quarter of play. While Carlow kept ...

WAHS, Muncy finish strong at King of the Mountain

MILL HALL — Nobody said it was going to be easy, and the second day of the 2019 King of the Mountain wrestling tournament was anything but that for Williamsport. Perched in sixth place with a half dozen wrestlers still alive in the championship bracket of the tournament, day two was not ...

Kegler’s Korner; Dec. 16

The Monday Night Classic League saw all the best scores for last week. Dewayne Harris and Dave Rickard each rolled a 300 game, beating out Jesse Gagnon’s 299 in the Walter Zeek Memorial League at Faxon. Rickard’s perfect game, his second of the season, propelled him to a 792 series, high ...

Mitch Rupert on wrestling: WAHS was successful in face of adversity last week

Williamsport competed at the Tom Best Memorial Top Hat last weekend without its best wrestler. It competed without one of its most dynamic freshmen. And it competed without a returning upper weight starter. And still the Millionaires finished in third place. It’s believed to be the team’s ...

Local roundup: Neumann tops EJ boys, 78-56

David Hill scored 21 points and Malaki Parlante added 20 to lift St. John Neumann to a 78-56 win over East Juniata in boys basketball Saturday. Josiah Reid added 14. Loyalsock defeated Troy, 90-73. Aiden Gair tallied a team-high 23 points and Rees Watkins had 21. Eli Gair shot two ...

WAHS tops Holy Redeemer, DuBois in both boys and girls swimming

In boys swimming, Williamsport won a dual meet with Holy Redeemer (96-67) and DuBois (84-82). Matthew Beard won two individual events (200 free, 100 fly) and helped the 200 medley relay team and 200 free relay teams earn victories as well. • In girls swimming, Williamsport ...

College roundup: Lyco’s Kline, Lutz both record double-doubles

Senior Kayla Kline and junior Erica Lutz each had double-doubles to lead the Lycoming College women’s basketball team, but MAC Commonwealth preseason favorite Widener University used a second-half rally to post a 76-68 win at the Schwartz Athletic Center on Saturday. Kline finished with 22 ...

PSU men top Alabama; women lose to Princeton

Penn State defeated Alabama, 73-71, Saturday to improve to 9-2. The Nittany Lions outscored the Crimson Tide by eight in the second half. Curtis Jones Jr. and Lamar Stevens both scored 18 points for the Nittany Lions. Myreon Jones added 17. • Penn State fell victim to a strong ...

Golf tip of the week: Offseason grip check

The offseason is a great time to work on the most crucial element of your swing: the grip. Watch the professionals on the television, notice how comfortable they are when gripping a golf club. The hands are relaxed and perfectly placed. In fact, the club appears to be part of their ...

Loyalsock’s Aiden Gair propels Lancers to win

LEWISBURG — Aiden Gair averaged nearly 15 points per game and drained a district-best 81 3-pointers a year ago, helping Loyalsock capture the District 4 Class AAA championship and win 27 games. Just imagine what he could have done if he was healthy. Gair played his entire junior season with ...