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Sestina gets to live out childhood dream and play at UK

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Nate Sestina remembers playing basketball in his living room with his two older brothers, Jason and Andrew. It was their Cameron Indoor or Allen Fieldhouse and they were J.J. Redick, Carmelo Anthony and Emeka Okafor. Nate always envisioned playing on the biggest stage with a nationally renowned ...

LHU track and field has success at Colonial Relays

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The Lock Haven University women’s outdoor track and field team turned in a strong all-around outing at the Colonial Relays hosted by William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. It proved to be another balanced effort from up and down the lineup, as the Bald Eagles stood out in nearly every ...

LHU volleyball coach Gerencir announces her resignation

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LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University volleyball coach Shannon Gerencir has announced her resignation from LHU after three seasons as the head coach. This past 2018 season marked Gerencir’s third at the helm of Lock Haven’s program and her 18th overall as a head coach at the NCAA Division ...

Practice for Stover yielding dividends as Shore wins

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JERSEY SHORE — The Stovers basement often doubles as a laboratory. That is where Alyssa Stover and her father Heath spend countless hours honing her softball swing. Stover grew up watching Georgia University legend Alex Hugo dominate and has tried emulating that swing. All that practice, ...

Coaches, players all thank Bucktail’s Ransom

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FARWELL — It was a who’s who of Bucktail football as former coaches and players joined family and friends in thanking recently retired coach Bruce Ransom for his 25 years of dedication to the program, which included 16 years as coach. Under the guise that he was attending a gender reveal ...

Kline playing well after ACL tear

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With her knee wrapped in a brace that looked like something out of “The Terminator,” Lycoming’s Kayla Kline found herself perched on the top of a sunflower seeds bucket for the majority of the spring semester last year. The first-team All-MAC Commonwealth shortstop missed her sophomore ...

With spotlight on him, Marsteller sold LHU program

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The sweat had yet to dry on Chance Marsteller’s face even though he took a few minutes to cool down. He hopped on the chair the NCAA designated to him following his third-place consolation match at the national tournament for a makeshift press conference. Marsteller stared down the lenses ...

ROUNDUP: Williamsport softball beats state champs

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The Williamsport softball team recorded a big early-season win and made a nice statement Wednesday at Elm Park, scoring a run in the bottom of the seventh and walking off with a thrilling 13-12 win against defending Class 6A state champion Punxsutawney. The Millionaires collected 11 hits and ...

PSU’s Stevens still limited by injuries

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Tommy Stevens seems keenly aware of the questions or concerns some fans may have about him, and Penn State’s projected starting quarterback tried to rebut a couple of the narratives Wednesday. Speaking to reporters after practice, Stevens addressed issues about him being able to stay ...

No. 9 hitter Reitz helps lift Lancers to a victory

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Maegan Reitz first gave Loyalsock a fourth-inning lead when she slammed a go-ahead home run. Two innings later, she scorched an RBI double down the left-field line, helping the Lancers open a big advantage. And Reitz is Loyalsock’s No. 9 hitter. This is the challenge Loyalsock presents ...

Penn State’s Bo Nickal wins Hodge Trophy

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STATE COLLEGE — When Bo Nickal was notified that he had been voted the 2019 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy recipient, he knew exactly who he would call first. “I immediately called my dad and told him. He was excited,” Nickal said in a phone interview on Tuesday. ...

Bald Eagles split with Shippensburg

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LOCK HAVEN —There some good news and bad news that resulted when Shippensburg and Lock Haven met in PSAC softball action Tuesday afternoon at Lawrence Field. The good news came in the first game of the doubleheader when the Bald Eagles rallied from a one-run deficit with three runs in the ...

Bucknell’s Roussell accepts position at Richmond

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LEWISBURG — After seven successful years at the helm of the Bucknell women’s basketball program, Aaron Roussell on Tuesday announced that he is leaving Bucknell to become the next head coach at Richmond. Roussell departs after presiding over the most successful seven-year period in Bison ...

Local roundup: South boys track loses season-opening meet

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Riley Hockman, Quaid Molino, Tayge Molino and Port Habalar combined to win the meet-opening 3,200 relay in 9:08.70, but South Williamsport lost its season opening boys track meet to Bloomsburg, 85-65. Habalar also added a victory in the 1,600 in 4:58.5 and finished second in the 3,200 to ...

Phillips pitches, hits Montoursville past Lewisburg

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LEWISBURG — Gabe Phillips provided Montoursville quite an offensive weapon last postseason while basically playing on one leg. Now healthy again, Phillips is inflicting maximum damage again showing how strong his all-around game is. Lewisburg knows that well after Phillips threw 1 1/3 ...

Experienced South Williamsport continues to show resiliency

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Having a short memory often is a valuable sports asset. The South Williamsport softball team, however, features nine returning starters, most who have played together over the last three seasons. So when Hughesville scored twice and took a one-run sixth-inning lead last Thursday, it was ...

Loyalsock sweeps doubles to earn win over South

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Multiple times throughout their No. 1 singles match, South Williamsport’s Franklin Summerson and Loyalsock’s Connor Rude fell into a deuce score to determine a game winner. The pressure of needing to get two consecutive points seemed to help Summerson, who won the majority of points ...