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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 ...

Yurcich bringing ‘juice’ to the Lions

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Early returns on the arrival of new Penn State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich are quite positive. “I love the energy he brings, and I can’t wait to go through a whole season with him,” standout receiver Jahan Dotson told the media via Zoom on Monday. “He’s a ...

Loyalsock’s senior class delivers program its best team

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Nearly every reporter who interviewed Loyalsock coach Ron Insinger as the Class AAA state championship approached last Saturday asked him the same question. Insinger provided the same answer, too. “A lot of people have asked me what’s the best team I’ve ever coached, and I said ‘I’m ...

Central Mountain baseball falls in home in opener

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MILL HALL — Central Mountain had a shot. With a runner on second base in the bottom of the seventh inning down by one run Monday against Mifflin County, Central Mountain needed just one more base hit to even the game at seven runs apiece. Trailing 8-7 in the bottom half of the seventh ...

Lancers have a strong bond as a family

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Loyalsock broke its state championship celebratory huddle the same way it had every huddle throughout the 2021 season. Players and coaches gathered together and yelled, “Family!” That essentially is how Loyalsock captured its first state championship and there was no reason to change ...

Local roundup: Hughesville tops NPM in baseball

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Carter Cowburn dominated in his first high school and Hughesville collected 11 hits as it defeated North Penn-Mansfield, 11-0, in six innings in its season opener Monday on the road. Cowburn threw five innings of one-hit baseball, striking out 12 and letting the Tigers put just three balls in ...

Kegler’s Korner: Day takes top men’s series with 802

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Tim Day rolled an 802 in the Monday Night Classic League to take the top men’s spot in last week’s bowling, while Karla Anderson’s 629 in the Susquehanna Health Mixed League was the best women’s series for the week. Congratulations to Fred Kreitz, who rolled the first 300 game of his ...

Cisney, Rine, Hart win at Port Royal

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Dylan Cisney finally parked it in Port Royal’s victory lane for the 2021 season, and the win was worth $4,000 and was Cisney’s fifth of his career at the Juniata County oval. Jeff Rine claimed his 26th Port Royal win. Devin Hart claimed the limited late model win. Down at Williams Grove ...

Insinger captures missing piece of sterling resume

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HERSHEY — Julian Wilson and Brendan Clark hoisted Ron Insinger upon their shoulders and gave the Loyalsock coach his greatest ride yet. After 47 years, 1,267 games and endless hours spent molding boys into men, Insinger finally was a state champion. This Shakespeare of coaching had ...

Jennings got hot when it counted most for Lancers

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HERSHEY — Loyalsock essentially had the game won. The two-minute mark was approaching and the Lancers held a 17-point lead. Still, Dom Jennings could not resist. When the Brookville defense briefly backed off him, an athlete who has played like Superman with a basketball the last three games ...

Williamsport proved it belonged even in defeat

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Williamsport absolutely belonged among the final four teams Saturday at the PIAA Class AAA Team Wrestling Championships. Those words would have seemed inconceivable just a decade ago. The Millionaires were saddled with mounds of historical relevance on the state’s wrestling landscape, ...

Loyalsock wins PIAA Class AAA boys basketball championship

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HERSHEY—They traveled all over the state, played so many tournaments and spent countless hours working together. And that was not just this year, but the past nine. The road included some twists, turns and bumps but it all led to Hershey's Giant Center. And that is where Loyalsock kicked ...