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Lock Haven’s Luke Werner places fifth at MAC Championships

Lock Haven's Luke Werner placed fifth at 125 pounds to the lead the way for Lock Haven University wrestling team at the 2021 Mid-American Conference Championships. Werner, ranked 17th nationally and the tournament’s No. 4 seed, went 4-2 overall at the two-day tournament. He was the only ...

Local roundup: Lewisburg’s Caleb Leaman wins district gold in diving

Lewisburg's Caleb Leaman became a three-time medalist in District 4 diving competition and a back-to-back district champion when he won at Bloomsburg on Saturday at the District 4 diving championships. Leaman won the 11-dive event with a score of 359.35. In the girls competition, Lewisburg's ...

James Evans-McQuay helps Williamsport boys defeat Wyalusing

The COVID-19 pandemic kept James Evans-McQuay from playing inside last summer. So, he took his game outside. The Williamsport senior played outside nearly every day. If there was a season, he would be ready. And if there was not a season, he would still be ready. Inside again this winter, ...

South Williamsport captures first league championship since 2010

By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com MUNCY—South Williamsport did not talk much halftime strategy Saturday night. Instead, the Mounties discussed unforgettable moments. Then they went out and created their own. And their captain led the way as South ended an 11-year championship ...

LHU wraps up competition at MAC Championships on Day 1

TRENTON, N.J. — Luke Werner led the way for the Bald Eagles as the Lock Haven University wrestling team returned to competition and competed on Day 1 of the 2021 Mid-American Conference Championships. Ranked No. 17 nationally and the tournament’s No. 4 seed at 125 pounds, Werner went 2-1 ...

Golf tip of the week: Improve your putting stroke

The putter should move on an arc, back and through the ball. The arc is created by rocking the shoulders. Golfers who putt poorly usually try to keep the putter low and level to the ground. This creates the ball to hop and not roll smoothly. The putter must strike the ball on its equator ...

After a month off, undefeated Bucknell women return to the hardwood

It has been a month to forget for Bucknell’s women’s basketball squad. The undefeated Bison had every game in February canceled because the team has been on pause for the coronavirus. The Bison (8-0) are one of two unbeaten teams left in Division I basketball — joining Cal Baptist, ...

Video: Sun-Gazette Sports Talk-First show!

Sports Talk is a new weekly video series to keep the local sports fans up to date with what's going on and what's upcoming in the sports scene. “Doc” Chris Masse and Mitch Rupert from our sports department now bring you, Sports Talk!

Bucknell wrestling to have 10 at EIWAs

Bucknell’s wrestling team heads to Manheim today for the EIWA Championships. The Bison will compete with American, Army West Point, Binghamton, Drexel, Hofstra, Lehigh, LIU, No. 17 Navy and Sacred Heart. Session 1 begins with the pigtail, quarterfinals and pigtail consolations at 10 a.m. The ...

Muncy’s Bryce Vollman had a really tough path to get to Northeast Regional

For a brief moment, Bryce Vollman considered throwing in the towel. His 132-pound quarterfinal match at the District 4 Class AA tournament Saturday was not only one he wanted to win, but one he knows he should win. The Muncy senior didn’t win, though. He was pinned by Jersey Shore’s Liam ...

LHU set to compete at the MAC Championships in college wrestling

The Lock Haven University wrestling team is set to compete at the 2021 Mid-American Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday hosted by Rider University. It will be nearly a full calendar year since the Bald Eagles last competition in wrestling, which came at the 2020 MAC championships. ...

Bucktail defeats St. John Neumann in girls basketball

Bucktail wins over St. John Neumann Regional Academy aren’t typical in any sport, but particularly in basketball the Golden Knights basically enter every game they play against the Bucks has the favorite to win. But, as they say, that’s why they play the game and last night the Bucks’ ...

Grant Bachman has helped South Williamsport boys succeed

Grant Bachman sensed something good might happen, so he started playing basketball again. The South Williamsport junior was right, too. The Mounties are producing mighty well. And he’s a big reason why. Bachman took last year off so he could focus on baseball, but returned this season, ...

Sullivan County’s Nate Higley is focused on winning a state championship

There was nothing particularly different about the way Sullivan County’s Nate Higley went about his 145-pound championship match Saturday at the District 4 Class AA tournament. It’s why the senior just shrugged his shoulders when asked about the physicality of the match. “I’m just out ...

Julian Wilson helps Loyalsock beat backyard rival Neumann in a thriller, 84-81

Any time the basketball became loose Tuesday night, Loyalsock and St. John Neumann players were diving on top of each other pursuing it. It was a similar story when the ball bounced off the rim and a sea of arms and legs rose high after it. Loyalsock made runs, Neumann answered and vice versa. ...

Central Mountain boys snap a seven-game losing skid

For the past two weeks it has been a rough stretch of games for the Central Mountain boys basketball team. Prior to Tuesday’s game against Hollidaysburg, the Wildcats had dropped seven straight games. That includes three straight single-digit defeats. Tuesday’s 58-55 victory over the ...

Montoursville boys hold on to defeat Jersey Shore at home

Montoursville senior Dillon Young’s effort offensively and defensively lifts the Warriors past Jersey Shore, 64-54. On the offensive end, Young’s effort in driving into the basket helped the point guard registered 17 points. Simultaneously, he racked up six steals on the defensive end. ...