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Burnell helps lift Wildcats

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JERSEY SHORE — Central Mountain’s Donovan Burnell entered Jersey Shore on Wednesday with a cold bat. He was hitting just .133 and craved a breakout performance to elevate his senior season. In Burnell’s first at-bat he cracked a moonshot over the left-field fence. It was his first ...

Local roundup: Sock’s Sagar cruises in 1,600 and 3,200

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In girls track and field, Isabell Sagar won the 1,600 in 5:23.11 and cruised in the 3,200, winning with a time of 10:32.09 as Loyalsock defeated Central Columbia, 105-45, in girls track and field. Sophia Gardner won with a distance of 17 feet, 1 1/2 inches. In a tri-meet, Warrior Run defeated ...

Penn State’s Parsons hungry for even more success in 2nd season

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Micah Parsons didn’t start a single game last season and still led Penn State in tackles, quite a remarkable feat at the school known as Linebacker U. Predicting success was easy for Parsons, the No. 1 linebacker recruit in the nation coming out of high school in Harrisburg. But even though ...

New coach Godfrey has Loyalsock back on track

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The Loyalsock softball route seemed paved well in advance. The defending District 4 Class AAA champions returned six starters from last year’s 18-win team and were bringing aboard several talented freshmen. Then chaos broke out in February. Upset by the school board’s actions against his ...

Friday practice pays off for Williamsport in win

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The focus of last Friday’s practice for the Williamsport’s tennis team was serves and getting them over for points on the first try. Williamsport spent a good amount of time on serves and it paid off in full during its first match after the practice. The Millionaires swept Central ...

Local roundup: Breen’s 3-hitter lifts South over Redeemer

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In high school baseball, Tripp Breen threw a 3-hit complete-game, Dom Harding produced three hits and South Williamsport won its fourth straight game, defeating Holy Redeemer, 8-1. Breen struck out 11 and South scored eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings to erase a 1-0 deficit. Harding ...

Phillips has shown why he’s a DI prospect

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Gabe Phillips had other collegiate baseball options, but Army felt like the perfect fit. The reasons went beyond baseball. West Point has everything the Montoursville senior pitcher/shortstop likes. From discipline, to structure, to academics, Army is where Phillips feels like he can find a ...

Bald Eagles split with Indiana

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LOCK HAVEN — Over the years, the Indiana (Pa.) and Lock Haven softball teams have gotten together for some hard-nosed battles and Sunday’s meeting at Lawrence Field was just another of those battles. The Bald Eagles took game one, 2-1, before IUP out-slugged LHU in the nightcap, ...

Local roundup: PCT sweeps softball doubleheader

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From staff reports Penn College improved to 11-9 thanks to a sweep of Morrisville State in college softball Sunday. In the first game, Williamsport grad Taylor Brooks led the Wildcats thanks to a 2 for 2 performance with a double and three RBIs. Penn College scored four runs in the ...

Caringi threw his best game Saturday in win over Liberty

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Kyle Caringi earned a Division I scholarship after pitching well a year ago and helping Williamsport capture a second straight district championship. Still, the left-hander feels like he has so much more to prove. The St. Bonaventure-bound pitcher is making 2019 his proving ground. And he is ...

Sock’s Gardner wins long jump with meet record

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SELINSGROVE — Still winded from running the 100-meter dash, Loyalsock’s Sophia Gardner didn’t have time to wait to make her final three jumps in the long jump. The finals had already begun and she had to get ready. On one hand, with clouds still obscuring the sunshine from Harold L. ...

Williamsport’s Mahon sets personal best to win 800

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SELINSGROVE — Owen Mahon pumped the brakes a little coming off the starting line. It caused the Williamsport runner to fall back in the pack of the fast heat of the boys 800-meter run Saturday. But the junior had the bigger picture of the race in mind. He and coach Jeremy Steppe had already ...

Aldenderfer climbing ranks at Lycoming

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Lycoming softball coach Melissa (Baer) Montoro has kept a close eye on Williamsport softball the last few years. Not just because it’s her alma mater, but because she was eyeing a stoic and tough pitcher in Mikayla Aldenderfer. Montoro got a closer look at Aldenderfer during the summer of her ...

Smith throws solid game, but Millionaires come up shy

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As game time approached, Williamsport coaches were unsure whether Kirsten Smith could pitch against perennial District 6 power Bald Eagle Area. A sore knee threatened to keep Smith sidelined. But there Smith was, throwing the entire game and taming a strong offense. Just imagine what she can ...

Local roundup: South softball rallies from 7 down in 7th

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South Williamsport recorded the area’s best early-season comeback Saturday at Montoursville, erupting for 10 seventh-inning runs on 10 hits as it shocked the host Warriors, 12-7, in high school softball. South trailed 7-2 entering the seventh and was held to two hits over the first six ...

Golf tip of the week: Are your grips the right size?

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Next time you buy golf grips, make sure they are the correct size and texture. There are five different sizes to choose from starting with junior, undersize, standard, midsize and jumbo. If a grip is too small, a golfer tends to grip the club too tight, and pull the ball to the left, if a ...

Bald Eagles sweep Mansfield at home

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LOCK HAVEN — After a couple of frustrating losses to West Chester last weekend, the Lock Haven University baseball team was hungry for a couple of wins. As for their hunger, the Bald Eagles welcomed Mansfield to Watkins Field for a PSAC East doubleheader and the Bald Eagles combined ...