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Bucknell’s Mack reaches 1,000-point milestone

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LEWISBURG — Ellie Mack reached a scoring milestone in Saturday’s 67-56 win over Lehigh at Sojka Pavilion as she became a 1,000-point scorer. Mack is the 26th Bucknell player to reach the 1,000 point mark and did so with a late 3-pointer. The win gave Bucknell 20 wins for the season. ...

Williamsport crowns 3 champs at AAA tourney

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Williamsport had three wrestlers win district championships at the District 4/9 Class AAA championships. Three Williamsport wrestlers also earned third-place finishes. Cael Nasdeo won for the Millionaires at 106 pounds with a pin of Clearfield’s Evan Davis in 5 minutes, 7 seconds. ...

Golf tip of the week: Allow club to complete your follow through

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Some golfers have a habit of recoiling or quitting after the club impacts the ball. Following through is very important in any sport, regardless of the game. Golf is no different. Completing the swing creates power, accuracy and balance. Allow the club’s momentum to complete your finish. ...

LHU student earns internship with Steelers

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LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University student Patrick Barner, a native of Beech Creek, recently was accepted for an internship with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Barner’s internship will run 12 weeks in the summer. He’s in LHU’s accelerated bachelor’s degree in sport ...

Sock’s Ali scores 27 in victory vs. NP-Mansfield

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Idris Ali did something rare early in the fourth quarter Friday night against North Penn-Mansfield. He missed a shot. But following that missed free throw, Ali sprinted forward, grabbed the rebound and made a reverse layup. Loyalsock put together a virtuoso offensive performance during its ...

Lancers advance to 4th straight semi

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Loyalsock gathered Monday morning, but did not practice. The Lancers simply talked. Following a Heartland Conference championship loss against Danville last Friday, Loyalsock hit reset, regrouped and remembered exactly why playing basketball is so much fun. And when they returned to the court ...

Montgomery’s Deem 1 of 24 locals to advance

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Over and over Devon Deem drilled one defense from the top position in the last couple weeks to be ready for Friday night. He knew he was going to see the Sayre's Jacob Bennett for the third time this season eventually. The two had wrestled a pair of dogfights this season, including a ...

Dragons fall in AAAA playoffs

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Nick Shedleski’s 3-point shot in the fourth quarter bounced around the rim before falling back into the hands of an Athens player. That was when Lewisburg coach Matthew Salsman knew his team might be in trouble. The Green Dragons had everything going right for the first three quarters, ...

3-pointers help Warriors cruise in playoffs

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The NBA All-Star game’s 3-point contest was last Saturday night. Apparently Montoursville didn’t get the memo and decided to hold their own Friday against Midd-West in the District 4 Class AAAA quarterfinals. The Warriors ended up hitting 15 3s — eight of them belonging to Hunter ...

Bulldogs move on in AAAA quarterfinals

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SHAMOKIN — Jersey Shore surrendered a late 3 as time expired in the second quarter to fall into a 12-point hole entering halftime. But once they entered locker room the message was clear: defense was going to lift the Bulldogs back into the game. The defense helped surge Jersey Shore in the ...

Local roundup: WAHS girls advance to D2-4 6A final

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Whitney Felix scored 15 points to help Williamsport defeat Wilkes-Barre Area by two points, 51-49, in the District 2-4 Class 6A semifinals at Berwick on Friday in girls basketball. With the win, the Millionaires advance to play in the championship game Friday, Feb. 28, at Mohegan Sun in ...

Spartans top Troy in D4 AAA quarterfinals

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HUGHESVILLE — He constantly works hard and has made enormous strides throughout his debut season. So when his biggest opportunity yet approached Thursday night, Hughesville freshman Dylan Bieber was prepared. And it took just 3 minutes, 39 seconds for Bieber to create a lasting playoff ...

Playoffs are new territory for PCT

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The tone that radiated through Bardo Gymnasium for the final practice of the season was unfamiliar for everyone in the room. The Penn College men’s basketball team was not just practicing for its final games of the regular season, both on the road tonight and Saturday. The Wildcats were ...

Williamsport’s Dawson has season cut short by injury

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The day after the Tom Best Memorial Top Hat, Williamsport’s Carter Dawson was stretching as he prepared to get in a workout to manage his weight. His right shoulder felt weird. The sophomore has had enough shoulder issues to know the difference between discomfort and a serious issue. He was ...

Bulldogs fall to Wildcats in districts

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MIFFLINBURG — The final buzzer sounded and Jersey Shore’s season ended with a 46-34 road loss to Mifflinburg in the District 4 Class AAAA playoffs Thursday. But even in defeat, the team left the court with their heads held high. The Bulldogs utilized every bit of energy and mental ...

Local roundup: WR boys earn 1st D4 win since 2004

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In boys basketball, Warrior Run defeated Mount Carmel, 65-54, to earn the program’s first District 4 playoff win since 2004. Ahmahd Keyes led the Defenders with 19 points and Denver Beachel chipped in 17. The Defenders took a seven-point lead after the first quarter and held a 36-26 ...

Canton’s Landis has come a long way since his freshman year

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Lyle Wesneski asked Isaac Landis to go out of his comfort zone for last week's North Sectional title match. The Canton coach’s 106-pounder tends to wrestle more defensively. But having twice already lost to Troy's Seth Seymour, Wesneski asked Landis to change his tactics and make sure he ...

Griffins lack numbers, not toughness

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Sullivan County does not feature a JV girls basketball program. The varsity roster includes only nine players, just one being a senior. The Griffins do not have many numbers and they do not possess ample experience. All they have are each other. Combine that with a ferocious work ethic and ...

Bucknell stays at top of PL with win in women’s basketball

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LEWISBURG — After trailing early after the first quarter, Bucknell responded by outscoring Holy Cross each of the next three quarters to pull away for a 63-45 Patriot League win in women’s basketball at Sojka Pavilion on Wednesday night. With the win, Bucknell improves to 19-6 ...

Local roundup: Canton rallies to top NEB in D4 AA boys hoops

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Canton rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit and reached the district semifinals for just the fourth time in program history Wednesday, surging past Northeast Bradford, 52-47, in a District 4 Class AA quarterfinal overtime thriller. The Warriors (13-10) trailed by as many as 12 in the ...