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Williamsport Crosscutters’ 2020 season officially canceled

For the first time since 1993 there will be no professional baseball in Williamsport this summer after Minor League Baseball announced the cancellation of the season Tuesday. Major League Baseball informed MiLB officials yesterday it would not send any of its players to its affiliates, ...

Muncy’s Ty Nixon is making up time after ACL tear

Ty Nixon wasn’t missing a step of his quickness. He looks like he’s spent his time off the mat bench pressing Buicks. The only hint of a hitch in his giddy-up was the large stabilizing brace on his knee. Otherwise, the Muncy junior-to-be looked like the same person who went to the state ...

Linden’s Schweikart drove to a win at Clinton Speedway

Clinton County Speedway finally got the 2020 racing season open on Friday and Linden’s Dale Schweikart claimed the victory in the 25-lap event in a contested battle with his son, Dakota. Other winners of the night include Garret Bard in the 600 micro sprints, Lock Haven’s Jeffrey Weaver ...

Crosscutters’ season officially canceled

The Williamsport Crosscutters' season was officially canceled Tuesday after Major League Baseball announced it will not supply its minor league affiliates with players. The announcement, made at 5 p.m., brings an inevitable conclusion to the Minor League Baseball season which never ...

Montoursville native Hoffman finding confidence with move to 197 for OSU

It wasn’t the losing which got to Gavin Hoffman in his first varsity season of wrestling at Ohio State. He’s lost matches before and he knows how to handle it. But the idea of not wrestling to his potential is what sent the Montoursville graduate to what he called “a dark place.” He ...

Decade’s best No. 1: Raiders made history in 2010

As Casey Drick threw a perfectly-placed pitch and struck out Northeast Bradford’s final batter, what once seemed some crazy dream had become reality. Prior to 2004, Montgomery had never reached the playoffs. Prior to 2010, Montgomery had never won a league or district title. Now Montgomery ...

Spitfire ready for successful summer

Opponents often marvel as they watch the Spitfire ASA team take the field without having warmed up and then conduct softball clinics. Spitfire looks so good and makes it look so easy. But this team is not just successful because it is talented. This team is great because it relentlessly ...

NASCAR rolls on, through crisis and controversy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The one thing NASCAR has always gotten right is its ability to keep the wheels turning. In crisis or coronavirus, the show finds its way to a race track and keeps plugging along. That has never been in doubt, at least not since 2001 when Dale Earnhardt died in a crash on ...

Original League starts Challenger Division team

The genesis for Original League getting the organization’s first ever Challenger Division began last October. Mark Powell, the league’s second vice president and a board member, had been involved with the Special Olympics with his wife, Tammy, for quite awhile. The two brought up the ...

Bombers ready for national tourney

They have not lost much the last three years, but each rare defeat has made an impact. Each one has made the Central Pennsylvania Bombers better. During that time, the 14U bombers have suffered less than 10 defeats and have come back strong following each one. They have compiled an impressive ...

Corson headed to Bucknell in fall

HUGHESVILLE — Only a broken water heater prevented Jacob Corson from perfect high school baseball attendance. Corson’s help was needed at home during his freshman season following the break and he missed a voluntary workout. It had to take something beyond Corson’s control to keep him ...

Sun-Gazette sports year-end awards

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Olivia Dorner, South Williamsport When Dorner burst onto the scene as a freshman, she turned heads in the area with how good of a tennis player she was. As a sophomore last year, Dorner knew she had a target on her back and even so, continued to dominate. Dorner ...

Sun-Gazette senior athlete award winners

WILLIAMSPORT MILLIONAIRES Owen Mahon: Mahon ran track and field, cross country and wrestled. He was a cross country state qualifier and placed fourth as a senior at the District 2-4 subregional competition. He was a junior Olympic competitor in the 400 and 800 in track and field. He will ...

Jaiden Cioffi hoping to recoup lost time on field in baseball

LA PLUME — Jaiden Cioffi had one pitching outing of his freshman baseball at Misericordia before COVID-19 canceled spring sports. Just one. The St. John Neumann graduate threw up his arms as he recounted what was supposed to be his first season of collegiate baseball. Instead of spending ...

Ride Out Club finding its footing after being shut down

Branden Wentzel has been all over the country to wrestle. The sport he loves almost requires such a schedule to reach the point of success he has as a state champion for Montoursville. But now he has to travel just a few minutes from his home to get the kind of workout he needs. The Ride Out ...