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NP-Mansfield beats Wellsboro to win Morton Jones Trophy in football

Things have not gone to plan for North Penn-Mansfield’s football team since the pandemic began. Unlike many other teams, the Panthers were not permitted summer workouts and the weight room was shuttered. In fact, three weeks ago it appeared that they would not be allowed to play at all. So ...

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 ...

Spartans defense lays foundation

HUGHESVILLE — Nasir Heard hurdled a defender, burst down the left sideline and went untouched most of the way to score a 64-yard, first-quarter touchdown. It almost looked easy, but it was the last thing Bloomsburg earned the easy way against a constricting Hughesville defense Saturday ...

NTL boys soccer: Wellsboro looks to be at top of Northern Tier

Wellsboro coach Todd Fitch was quick to quote one of his favorite authors Andy Andrews in saying that any time you are going after something big, it is going to be hard and that any reward worth having requires one to persist without exception. That author’s quote is somewhat fitting for ...

Bloomsburg defeats Hughesville in football, 34-6, Saturday in Week 1 opener

HUGHESVILLE --Even as the COVID-19 pandemic invaded last spring and forced so many inside, Brody Hock and Jack Howell still could play football together. All each had to do was go one house over. Hock and Howell are both neighbors and friends. They have spent countless hours playing outside ...

NTL girls soccer: Williamson coming off its best season

Last year was the best season Williamson’s girls soccer program has ever had. That’s no exaggeration either. Prior to 2019, Williamson never had a winning season and never made a playoff appearance. The Warriors were able to check both those off the list last fall. Williamson finished the ...

Montoursville easily defeats Midd-West in Week 1 opener in football

Dillon Young didn’t hear the fans Friday night at Memorial Stadium. Not that there were many to hear. Maybe 100 or so found their way into Montoursville’s football stadium. But after the first couple snaps, Young heard nothing which happened outside of the sideline barriers of the football ...

Jones dominates as Millionaires run away from Nanticoke

NANTICOKE — Whether Williamsport Millionaires senior Nassir Jones was on offense or defense, he made sure to leave his mark. Not only did the 6-foot-2 tight end haul in five passes for 130 yards and a pair of scores, but Jones made his presence felt in the Nanticoke Trojans backfield, too. ...

Bulldogs rout Shamokin in Week 1 opener at Jersey Shore

After a banner 2019 season for Jersey Shore football, fans at home wondered what 2020 would bring on the gridiron. So far so good is the answer they got Friday night, as the Bulldogs trounced Shamokin 41-7 in a game that hit running clock territory by the opening minutes of the third ...