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Hilner overcomes frustrating injuries to lead Williamsport

A shoulder injury delayed Riley Hilner’s wrestling debut last winter. He briefly returned, but a painful sports hernia ended that promising senior wrestling campaign. The Williamsport senior underwent surgery a day before spring practices started. Hilner’s doctor told him he might miss ...

Hennigan’s big bat crucial to South’s success

South Williamsport has only so much time whenever it practices. Having players constantly hop a fence or run outside it retrieving softballs can add up and cost the Mounties precious minutes. So when Emily Hennigan takes her batting practice cuts, South improvises. A player or two camps out ...

South graduate Bragalone gets invite to Giants minicamp

All Dominick Bragalone wanted was a chance. Now the South Williamsport graduate has it. Bragalone’s NFL dreams are within reach after the New York Giants invited him to next weekend’s minicamp Saturday evening. Bragalone was offered the invitation shortly after the NFL Draft concluded ...

Women’s league celebrating its 45th anniversary

Sitting near a small table on the second floor of the Central PA Tennis Center in South Williamsport, Cathy Specht and Mary Engel found themselves laughing at memories of the Williamsport Women’s Tennis League as president Karen Hooker sat nearby. Engel joked about how back when it formed, ...

Robertson duo leads Williamsport to split at Elm Tournament

Lynna Robertson provided the quality pitching and Amalie Robertson the power hitting. Together, the Williamsport sisters formed quite a Sister Act. Later Saturday, Montoursville showed how dangerous it can be, pounding the defending Class AA state champion and nearly defeating District 4 ...

Neumann looking like potential threat

Many years, St. John Neumann simply filling out a roster can pose a challenge. District 4’s smallest school has entered seasons before wondering if it could complete a season, the numbers were so small. That in mind, what a luxury it is for Neumann having 14 players this season. Even ...

Central Mountain’s McCloy matches high jump record

LOCK HAVEN — After aborting two consecutive approaches to the bar at 5-feet, 3-inches, Amelia McCloy looked to her coach who pointed a finger to each temple on his head. He pointed out her struggles on her approach were all in her head. So McCloy refocused. She cleared that bar on her ...

Zaparazinski’s complete game helps Mansfield split with Shippensburg

In college baseball, North-Penn Mansfield graduate Bryce Zaparzinski threw a complete-game shutout in the back-end of a PSAC East doubleheader to lead Mansfield to a 5-4 victory over Shippensburg on Sunday. Loyalsock graduate Tommy Baggett homered in the first game to spark Shippensburg to a ...

Schreffler continues to excel in 110 hurdles with win

LOCK HAVEN — Kameron Schreffler shrugged his shoulders at the idea he was doing anything different in the 110 hurdles. The Lewisburg junior has watched his times in the event drop faster than a skydiver in recent weeks, but he said it’s all part of the season’s plan. For the third time ...

Watts caps big weekend with Montoursville win

MUNCY — As throngs of fans lined up for Marvel’s newest box office juggernaut, Montoursville’s Ben Watts was lined up for a completely different end game Friday night. He was named an Eagle Scout during a ceremony on Friday. Saturday, 20 minutes before Montoursville’s tennis match ...

Local roundup: Loyalsock tops rival Hughesville in baseball

In high school baseball, Anthony Pastore threw six shutout innings and Alex Schluter (2), Connor Watkins (3) and Rees Watkins (2) each tallied multiple RBIs as Loyalsock topped Hughesville, 8-0. Loyalsock put up six combined runs in the fourth and fifth innings to put the game away. Solomon ...

College roundup: Penn College baseball sweeps Gallaudet

Penn College swept Gallaudet in a doubleheader. The Wildcats won 10-5 in the first game before exploding for a 23-9 win on game two. Nathan Holt threw a complete game one win as Alex Zelger, Jacob Charles, Brittan Kittle and Colton Riley all recorded a hit. Ethan Ketterman led the Wildcats ...

McSorley headlines 4 Penn State players drafted Saturday

All Trace McSorley wanted was a chance, and the Baltimore Ravens gave him one Saturday by selecting him in the sixth round of the NFL draft. “Incredibly blessed to be a Raven! Can’t wait to get to work,” McSorley tweeted. McSorley was one of four Penn State players drafted Saturday. ...

LHU sweeps Senior Day over Clarion to clinch PSAC Playoff berth

LOCK HAVEN — Saturday afternoon at sun-drenched Lawrence Field, the Lock Haven University softball team had several items of crucial importance to deal with and the Bald Eagles took care of business in fine fashion. Avoiding what could have been a trip game situation, the Bald Eagles ...

4 girls receive all-state honors

Discuss the best players in Jersey Shore, Sullivan County and Lewisburg girls basketball history and their names always will be included. Who the best player is can be debated, but one better believe Jersey Shore’s Hannah Kauffman, Sullivan County’s Mykenzie Malacusky and Jessica King and ...

Williamsport grad Simmons entering West Chester HOF

Brandon Simmons made big special teams plays and caught a last-minute, game-winning touchdown pass against Bloomsburg the previous season. Still, the Williamsport graduate and West Chester wide receiver wanted more as he entered his 2004 junior year. He attacked the offseason hard, made a big ...

Gorg helping organize fundraiser for Canton’s Timmy Ward

Luke Gorg’s life has been touched by cancer before. Having lost a grandfather to lung cancer, the Hughesville junior knew what kind of battle Timmy Ward and his family were facing when the Canton junior was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma prior to the start of wrestling season. So ...

Lancers rally to a victory in softball

Loyalsock first baseman Mari Housknecht flew through the air, snaring Hailey Holtzapple’s wicked line drive and saving a run. Two innings later, South Williamsport outfielders Lilly Eiswerth and Natalya Steppe made three brilliant catches, returning the favor and squashing a potential Lancer ...

3 Nittany Lion players could be drafted today

As many as three Penn State players could be selected on the second day of the NFL draft this evening, and several more could hear their names called this weekend. Which Nittany Lion player will be picked first? Will Trace McSorley get drafted at all? And will Kevin Givens’ gamble entering ...