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What’s needed in order to start PSU season on time?

Penn State’s football season is scheduled to kick off in 162 days, which seems like a long time away, but the reality is there’s simply no way to know right now how the sports world — or the world in general — will look at that point because of the coronavirus. If things returned to ...

LHU’s Platt Meyer inducted into EATA club

For the last three decades, LHU’s Linda Platt Meyer has been an educator, an industry advocate and public speaker. It’s that work, along with her more than 30 years helping to transform medical care for Special Olympics (SO) athletes, that recently culminated with her induction into the ...

BOTD No. 5: 2019 Shore team had one of most explosive offenses in area history

While the 2014 Bulldogs were defined by a menacing defense, 2019 Jersey Shore likely will be remembered for having one of the most entertaining, explosive offenses in area history. Jersey Shore scored points at a Daytona 500 rate, utilizing a rapid no-huddle offenses that might have Chip Kelly ...

BOTD No. 6: 2014 Bulldogs had a dominant defensive squad

Anyone who knows this reporter knows I love offense. The more points, the more yards, the happier I am. And while I always will remain that way, the 2014 Jersey Shore team made me love seeing dominant defense, too. They produced it nearly every week. If one is drawing NFL equivalents, Jersey ...

PIAA has shown patience, but what’s next?

It’s time we get real about spring sports. We’re all holding out hope the PIAA will allow games to resume when the newest current two-week moratorium ends. But the reality is that’s likely not to happen. With the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to not have ...

BOTD: Montoursville found its footing after a 3-4 start in 2014

Seven weeks into the season, Montoursville was just hoping it could make the playoffs. Seven weeks later, it warmed up at Shamokin’s Kemp Memorial Stadium for a state tournament game as District 4 Class AA champions and one of the state’s top eight teams. It was quite a ride filled with ...

BOTD: Lancers came together at the right time in 2017

Those who look at just the record might raise some eyebrows when seeing the 2017 Lancers ranked No. 8. Loyalsock traveled a sometimes rocky road that season and finished 8-5. Still, by season’s end this was an outstanding team, one which captured a District 4 Class AAA championship and that ...

BOTD: Montoursville’s 2018 resurgence came one season after going 2-8

Editor’s Note: This is a series looking back at the top 10 football teams, coaches, games and players from last decade. Montoursville suffered a setback when it went 2-8 in 2017 following three consecutive District 4 championship appearances and two titles. It made quite a comeback in ...

BOTD: Success in 2013 was a precursor to South’s 2014 playoff run

Call this a warm-up act. One of the best seasons in program history was on the horizon, but South tuned up for that year by reaching a second consecutive District 4 Class A championship and consistently decimating the opposition. South went 10-2, capturing a second NTL-II championship in ...

Loyalsock’s Gair named top area boys player

Loyalsock hopes the season lives on but with the state quarterfinals at a standstill and at most three games remaining, the postseason Sun-Gazette Awards have been determined. Here is hoping everything returns to normal soon, everyone stays safe and next season goes off without any ...

Kegler’s Korner: March 23

Most leagues were not in action last week due to the virus outbreak, but it should be mentioned that Shawn Pepperman bowled an 816 series in the Intercommunity League last Tuesday night before bowling was suspended. It seems like a good time to congratulate the following bowlers who won ...

Wood’s senior performance earned him Wrestler of the Year

Before Matt Yonkin placed the gold medal around Cameron Wood’s neck, the senior 220-pounder looked at Montoursville’s coach and expressed his surprise. How could someone who started his career as a .500 wrestler as a freshman reach the point to where he was a state champion? The two ...

2019-2020 Sun-Gazette wrestling all-stars

WRESTLER OF THE YEAR Cameron Wood, Montoursville Was the most decorated of those returning to the Montoursville lineup having finished fourth at the state tournament as a junior. Wrestled all season like the team’s leader by example. Maybe the most consistent performer on the team whose ...

Construction at LLWS complex halted for now

Governor Tom Wolf's halting of all non-life-sustaining businesses has halted construction at the Little League World Series complex in South Williamsport. But despite the temporary disruption in work, Little League President and CEO Stephen Keener believes the work will be done before the ...

Chambers reflects on Lions’ season

There was a lot of crying and a lot of emotions for the Penn State basketball players when, after so many years of building in the program, the members of this year's team were told they would not get a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Patrick Chambers detailed the emotions of how ...

Golf tip of the week: No. 1 mistake most golfers make

The number one mistake golfers make on the backswing is to move the club with the hands and not the shoulders. If the hands take the club back without the shoulders, the club will take the inside route and end up behind the golfer on a laid-off position, breaking through the natural swing ...

Chris Masse on high school sports: Time to unveil the best of the 2010s

Well, this has been a horrible few weeks. I wish I could spin it, but I would be lying by doing so. We are all hoping normalcy soon returns and my heart aches for those impacted by this coronavirus outbreak. It hurts as well for the winter sports athletes still competing who have had their ...

Keener focused on doing what’s important

It’s way too early to speculate about whether or not there will be a Little League World Series in South Williamsport this summer, according to the organization’s President and CEO Stephen Keener. While Little League is preparing with a number of different scenarios with how the ...

SW grad Katie Jones wins Big Ten indoor pole vault title after meniscus tear

It was during her freshman season that South Williamsport grad Katie Jones realized something didn’t feel right. Every time she started to run down the runway in the pole vault before vaulting, she felt constant pain in her knees. The trainers at Penn State ran various tests, but she ...

Loyalsock’s McNulty earns Sun-Gazette Player of Year nod

Late during the regular season, I wrote a column saying how the Heartland Conference’s Division III might be the state’s most competitive. The end result was all six teams producing winning records. Two captured district championships, four reached district finals and five reached the ...