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Muncy baseball off and running

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Muncy had no idea when high school sports were shut down for two weeks starting March 13 last year that its season was over. As with every team last spring, the shutdown was a cruel blow. Unfortunately, the Muncy seniors cannot get that year back. The returning players, however, are doing ...

Lions’ new coach knows a challenge

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Power-5 conferences seeking new leadership in football or basketball generally have two choices: A head coach at a mid-major program who has had success, or a rising assistant from a bigger-name school. In Micah Shrewsberry, Penn State chose the latter. Shrewsberry has spent the last 13 ...

ROUNDUP: Muncy’s Johnson among 3 to win state title

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Muncy’s Austin Johnson recorded five falls on his way to a first-place finish at the Keystone State Championships for youth wrestling over the weekend. The tournament was held in place of the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling state tournament, which was canceled for the second year in a row. ...

College roundup: Mansfield baseball falls to Kutztown

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Senior Tyler Melko, a Cowanesque Valley grad, hit his fifth home run in the last four games to tie the nightcap at three, but Kutztown scored the game winner in the top of the sixth inning to complete the 7-2, 4-3 sweep in PSAC East action in college baseball. Through just 16 games, Melko has ...

Williamsport softball starts strong, defeats State College

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Williamsport had not played or practiced together since the previous Saturday. It had a ready-made excuse if things did not go well Saturday at Elm Park. The Millionaires never needed it. They made big plays, key pitches and delivered timely hits instead. Because the school was in remote ...

After remarkable turnaround season, CM’s Scott Baker resigns

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He referred to it as rewarding. That is how Scott Baker summarized his tenure as the Central Mountain girls basketball coach. Baker — who led the Wildcats to an eye-opening 17 wins this past season —made the decision to step down as Central Mountain’s coach earlier this week. He spent ...

LHU grad Chance Marsteller has success at Olympic Trials

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At the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Fort Worth, Texas, Lock Haven graduate Chance Marsteller earned a win against Penn State’s Vincenzo Joseph at 74-kilograms in the quarterfinals of the men’s freestyle competition. The late sessions did not end in time for this edition. The finals ...

Golf tip of the week: Cure the shanks in the springtime

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At the beginning of every golf season, there is a good chance that most golfers will experience the dreaded shanks sooner or later. The word shank is so powerful. Golfers are afraid to say it out loud. It robs a golfer of confidence and scares them so badly they are afraid to take the club ...

15 PSU wrestlers, LHU grad Marsteller set for Olympic Trials

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Fifteen wrestlers with Penn State and Nittany Lion Wrestling Club ties will be competing at the 2021 United States Olympic Wrestling Team Trials this weekend. Four current Nittany Lions, two gold medal winners from the 2016 Olympic Games, and nine wrestlers who have won NCAA individual titles ...

Local roundup: Lycoming men’s basketball has 3 earn honors

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For the first time since 2004, the Lycoming College men’s basketball team produced three all-conference selections, as senior guard Darius Dangerfield and sophomore forward Dyson Harward were each named to the All-MAC Freedom first team, and sophomore forward DeAundre Manuel was an honorable ...

Area track and field athletes to look out for this year

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This may be one of the most exciting spring high school sports seasons I’ve ever experienced in 20 years in this business. Usually, there’s so much we already know and we can predict how things are going to go in any spring sport. For one of the first times, I have no problem shrugging my ...