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Gush wins in final bout to secure victory for Muncy

MUNCY — Royce Eyer smiled for a brief moment before answering the final question posed to him Thursday night. The competitor in him, the former NCAA champion at Lycoming, would have loved to have seen his 170-pounder Ethan Gush take on state-ranked Nolan Lear from Benton at the end of last ...

Local roundup: King, Springman lead Sullivan County girls

Jessica King and Sophia Springman both posted double-doubles as Sullivan County defeated Montgomery, 55-27, in girls basketball Thursday evening. Springman had a 15-point, 13-rebound double-double and Jessica King had a 29-point, 16-rebound double-double. Both had five steals and two ...

McNulty scores 1,000th in Lancers’ loss

Summer McNulty has been a mainstay on Loyalsock’s basketball team since joining as a freshman. McNulty charged into the paint in the third quarter and made a shot with 14.2 seconds left. The horn quickly sounded and the game stopped as McNulty was honored for her 1,000th career point. She ...

Lewisburg tops MAHS in thrilling OT contest

Dante Sims never doubted himself. The Lewisburg senior guard wanted the ball and he welcomed the pressure. Sims has not been the most consistent foul shooter this season, but maybe the stakes were just not high enough before because when everything was riding on his shooting, Sims delivered. ...

WR cruises to a win over South boys

TURBOTVILLE — Looking up to a 6-foot-6 Ethan Hartman and a 6-foot-5 Kade Anzulavich and trying to gain rebounds was tough for a South Williamsport team that put its tallest kid on the court at 5-foot-11 Evan Laudenslager and Landon Sandford. Trying to slow down a 210-pound Ahmahd Keyes and ...

Seals beat the Wildcats in girls basketball

MILL HALL — Central Mountain led by as many as 12 in the game and controlled a seven-point lead midway through the fourth quarter. But despite the team’s consistent edge on the scoreboard, the Wildcats were never really in control of the game's narrative. Central Mountain suffered from ...

No. 7 Nebraska, No. 1 Iowa up next for PSU

STATE COLLEGE — Cael Sanderson and his staff have accumulated so much talent so consistently that it’s been rare for Penn State to enter a dual meet with fewer ranked wrestlers than an opponent, let alone as the underdog. However, that might be the case this Friday and the next. The ...

LHU has 4-game win streak snapped

LOCK HAVEN — Any way you look at it, the PSAC game between Lock Haven and Millersville was an old fashioned barnburner. When the smoke cleared, the Marauders escaped with an 83-80 win Wednesday night at the Thomas Field House. The loss snapped the Bald Eagles’ win streak at ...

LHU wins at home by 7 in women’s basketball

LOCK HAVEN — Coming off a big win on the road at Bloomsburg, the Lock Haven University women’s basketball team was hoping to get back on the winning trail when it hosted Millersville. Taking the initial lead and surviving several runs by the Marauders, the Bald Eagles walked off with an ...

Local roundup: Eyer has double-double for Muncy

Ross Eyer had a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double to help Muncy defeat CMVT, 41-26, in boys basketball Wednesday night. Max Rymsza led Muncy (6-7) with 15 points. Gerhett Parrish recorded his first career double-double by scoring 15 points, grabbing 10 boards and having three blocks ...

Bucknell women stay undefeated in league

LEWISBURG — Bucknell defeated Colgate on Wednesday at Sojka Pavilion, 68-43, to remain undefeated in the Patriot League at 7-0. The Bison (14-4, 7-0) jumped out to a 24-6 lead after the first quarter and led by 14 at the half over Colgate (13-5, 5-2). Tessa Brugler led Bucknell with ...

Mayors’ Task Force formed to help save MiLB teams

Chattanooga (Tenn.) Mayor Andy Berke, Dayton (Ohio) Mayor Nan Whaley and Columbia (S.C.) Mayor Steve Benjamin have joined together to create the “Mayors’ Task Force to Save Minor League Baseball.” The task force was formed after Major League Baseball’s original proposal to eliminate 42 ...

Stevens scores 19 as Nittany Lions win

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Lamar Stevens scored 14 of his 19 points in the first half, and Penn State was in control for most of the game in a 72-63 victory over Michigan on Wednesday night. Curtis Jones scored 18 points and Myreon Jones added 16 for the Nittany Lions, who handed Michigan its ...

Snyder’s steal helps lift Spartans past South

HUGHESVILLE — Alex Snyder turned the ball over late Tuesday and South Williamsport had a shot at completing a last-second comeback. But in that moment, Snyder did what outstanding athletes always do: She forgot about the previous play and moved on. Then Snyder made the game’s biggest ...

Canton claims at least share of NTL title in wrestling

CANTON – There weren’t many buttons for Lyle Wesneski to push with his lineup Tuesday night against Towanda. Really there was just one. Instead of sending out state-ranked Garrett Storch at 182 pounds, he moved the senior up a weight class and gave senior Chance Deljanovan an opportunity ...

Burleigh wins 300th game in NPM win

MANSFIELD —Things looked grim at halftime of the Peg Berguson Memorial Game for North Penn-Mansfield. The first half had not gone Kipper Burleigh’s way, who came into the game with 299 career wins. Wellsboro leading scorer Joe Grab had 19 points, Mansfield’s leading scorer Logan Tokarz ...

WAHS defeats CM, Shamokin in swimming

The Williamsport swim team exemplifies the spirit of team camaraderie. While the stands poolside were not quiet on Tuesday evening, the Williamsport swim team drowned out any noise en route to a dual meet victory across the board against Central Mountain and Shamokin. The boys won over ...

Local roundup: Bigelow grabs 500th career board; Muncy tops CMVT

Muncy clinched a District 4 playoff berth with a 59-27 win over CMVT and Muncy’s Aleaha Bigelow reached a milestone by grabbing her 500th career rebound. Bigelow had a huge double-double with a career-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Jessica King posted a near triple-double with 23 ...

South helps its playoff chances with dominant road win

MUNCY — Ethan and Evan Laudenslager had a hand in all 16 first-quarter points South Williamsport scored Monday. The brothers again showed how they share a special basketball bond. And now the entire team is forming a strong bond. The Laudenslagers set the tone, their teammates joined ...

Jones’ early spurt keys Williamsport

Within the first two minutes Monday night, Williamsport’s Nassir Jones drove through the lane and had a strong finish for two. He then assisted on an Ahmir Ellzy driving layup, and drew a shooting foul on the next drive hitting one to give the Millionaires a five-point lead to begin the game ...