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All 5 starters help Loyalsock boys win

SUNBURY — All five Loyalsock starters reached double figures Thursday against Mount Carmel. Four doing so was not surprising because those four all average more than 10 points per game. The fifth was the surprise. And it could make the HAC-II champions especially dangerous as the postseason ...

Lewisburg sweeps Montoursville in boys, girls

Montoursville’s seniors were honored for their commitments to the swimming program as Lewisburg headed up Route 15 for both teams’ final dual meet of the season. Both teams were nearly in postseason mode as the meet opened with the 200 medley and ran through to the 400 free relay. The ...

Local roundup: Fleming helps Shore girls swimming earn a victory

In girls swimming, Jersey Shore defeated Central Mountain, 93-77. Taylor Fleming won the 50 free and 100 free. She also was part of the Bulldogs’ winning 200 medley relay team with Jordan O’Connor, Meaghan Keegan and Veronica Sander. • Jersey Shore defeated Central Mountain, ...

Montoursville denies Milton tying 3-pointer

As soon as Kaylin Scott grabbed the defensive rebound off a missed Montoursville free throw, Milton coach Phil Davis called a timeout. With just nine seconds remaining, Davis knew his team needed a 3-pointer to tie the game and came up with a play he hoped would work. Taylor Snyder looked ...

Loyalsock can’t find knockout blow in semifinal loss

SUNBURY — So many times, Loyalsock put Mifflinburg against the ropes and a Heartland Athletic Conference semifinal knockout appeared inevitable. But that finishing blow never came. And, ultimately, Riley Griffith was the one who knocked out the defending champions. Loyalsock squandered a ...

Defenders hang tough in HAC tourney loss

SUNBURY — Jordan Hartman drained two quick third-quarter 3-pointers as Warrior Run took a four-point lead against heavily-favored Danville. Not many outsiders knew much about Hartman before Wednesday’s Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament semifinal. They learned a lot about her as the ...

ROUNDUP: Wilt with 23 rebounds as Muncy wins

In boys basketball, Dylan Wilt notched 11 points and 23 rebounds in less than three quarters of action as Muncy jumped out to a 28-12 run en route to a 67-40 win over Bucktail. Noah Rymsza scored a game-high 19 points and Kolby Moyer added 12 for Muncy. Tyler Vargeson scored 15 points, but ...

Bald Eagles grind out win over ESU

LOCK HAVEN — What a difference five weeks and 120-plus miles can make. Earlier in the season, the East Stroudsburg women’s basketball team defeated Lock Haven by 21 points. However, Wednesday night at Thomas Fieldhouse, the Bald Eagles turned the tables on the Warriors, winning ...

Lock Haven falls to regionally-ranked East Stroudsburg

LOCK HAVEN — Going into Wednesday night’s meeting against East Stroudsburg, Lock Haven head coach Mike Nestor was hoping only that his depleted squad could hold its own with the regionally-ranked Warriors. However, after keeping their deficit in the 10-12 range for the first dozen ...

Mackenzie, Bucknell top Lehigh in huge PL contest

By DEVIN BIERLY dbierly@sungazette.com LEWISBURG — Kimbal Mackenzie has always had the ability, the skill and the drive. He just played with three all-conference players, not leaving him with many offensive touches. Now the senior leader, Mackenzie is taking his opportunity and running ...

Chris Masse on basketball: Bieber helping WR succeed despite back pains

Avery Bieber spent her summer playing soccer, basketball and traveling. A devout Christian, Bieber went on mission trips, often carrying or lifting heavy packages. The stress fracture on her spine could have occurred doing any of those summer-related activities. Maybe it was a combination of ...

Spartans’defense stifles CMVT in girls basketball

HUGHESVILLE — CMVT scored six second-quarter points against Hughesville Monday night. Considering how miserable Hughesville made its offense all game, that second-quarter production felt like an explosion. Hughesville defended the CMVT basket like a hungry lion guarding a fresh steak. The ...

Local roundup: Shore’s Ewing sets school record in loss

Nate Ewing tied a Jersey Shore school record for most 3-pointers in a game as he made seven, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs lost to Selinsgrove, 73-60, in boys basketball on Monday. Ewing ended with a career-high 36 points and Tanner Lorson added 13. Sam Carpenter nearly had a ...

Mansfield announces its 2019 sprint football schedule

MANSFIELD – Mansfield University sprint football has announced its 2019 schedule featuring seven regular season games including four home games at Karl Van Norman Field. The Mountaineers are coming off the most successful season in the sprint football era after posting a 4-3 record in 2018. ...

PCT’s Vazquez has turned into a go-to player

It all started two years ago as a third-year coach at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. Now the Penn College coach, Geoff Hensley heard about a sharpshooter at Community College of Rhode Island, a Division II junior college, which is the largest one in the New England region. Some of ...

Watson to coach Meadowbrook’s inaugural season

Garth Watson has always had his sights set on becoming the head wrestling coach at a high school. But he didn’t want to settle for just any job. He’s been patiently working as an assistant in District 4 since 1994 when he started at his alma mater Warrior Run. He also spent two years as ...

Last week of regular season should be exciting

The regular season has reached its final week, but the playoff picture remains somewhat unclear. Some teams are trying to solidify District 4 playoff spots and others are hoping to earn first-round home games. Two conference championships also will be held this week with the Heartland ...

LHU wrestling dominates Clarion

LOCK HAVEN — If you had thoughts of a possible letdown by the Lock Haven University wrestling team on the heels of its big win over Rider Friday night, forget it because it never happened. Coming out strong and focused, the Bald Eagles won the battle of the birds as they dominated the ...

Whaley comes up clutch to force OT in Williamsport win

All those times Jada Whaley practiced draining last-second shots over her father’s outstretched hands paid off Saturday night and provided her an unforgettable moment. Those previous shots gave Whaley bragging rights. This one and all the ones that followed delivered Williamsport its most ...

Williams helps propel Williamsport boys

Ethan Williams started Saturday’s game at Montoursville slow. Everything else he did, Williams did fast. And at times in the second half, the Williamsport guard made plays at a rate Usain Bolt might envy. Williams changed the game’s complexion during the second half with his smothering ...