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  • Several To Be Honored by Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance0

    Recognizing service to others by several individuals who have done so in an outstanding and dedicated way will be the focus of the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance when they hold their annual banquet on May 1 at the Genetti Hotel. This is a celebration of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to serve their community and

  • Shining Moments on the Local Hardwoods0

    As it has done for years, Hershey’s Giant Center ushered in spring’s arrival, rolling out the red carpet and hosting the annual Pennsylvania private & charter school invitational, formally known as the PIAA State High School basketball finals. Twenty-four teams, 12 boys and 12 girls squared off in the six PIAA classifications, aiming to take

  • The Good, the Bad & Mulkey0

    The welcome mat is out! Officially, spring begins this week. To be sure, it is a welcome sight, but in the transitioning world of sports, the changing of the athletic seasons defines the passing of time a bit more succinctly than do the pages of the calendar on the wall. ‘Athletic spring’ actually began a

  • Harlem Wizards to Appear at Williamsport High School Wednesday, January 170

    The Harlem Wizards will spin their basketball wizardry and prestidigitation (magic) again when they appear at the Williamsport High School Gym (the aptly nicknamed Magic Dome) on Wednesday, January 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event is being held to raise funds for the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation.

  • County Hall Corner: The Very Unique PA State Rep Jamie Flick0

    No matter how much a person may have studied or prepared for a new job or occupation, the cold water of reality hits almost immediately. Sooner than later, many ask themselves, “Dear God, what have I got myself into?” In previous columns, I have noted my own awakening to serving in local government. For this

  • Mountie Memories for a Lifetime0

    I’m proud to say I grew up at the top of Kane Street in Southside and worked my way down to where we now have our Webb Weekly office. It has been positive in life to have first been a Mountie through ninth grade and then moved across the river to become a Lancer. The

  • Sports Turkey Talking0

    Thanksgiving is the time of year when families gather far and near It’s been a tradition since 1620 that includes a feast of plenty, There’re many hugs for those we hold dear and football teams for which to cheer, Pause and reflect those memories great, enjoy the day, and celebrate! If your family’s Thanksgiving is

  • WASD to Offer Season Passes for Home Athletic Events0

    • August 23, 2023

    In an effort to move to a cashless system, the Williamsport Area School District athletic department is now offering season passes for purchase to individuals and families. While the season passes will be good for all home regular season events during the current school year, PIAA admission fees will remain in place for playoff games.

  • A Prideful Team, a Supportive Community0

    Four years ago, an enthusiastic group of parents, fans, and supporters gathered in the parking lot of South Williamsport’s AAA office to send off an excited team of pre-teens to the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon. The wide-eyed youngsters were members of the Little Mountaineer Softball All-Star team, which was about to

  • Hill and Tutler Sign Letters of Intent

    Hill and Tutler Sign Letters of Intent0

    Davion Hill and Sheiana Tutler recently signed their national letters of intent. Both will be playing Division I basketball; Davion is headed to Missouri State and Sheiana will be playing at Niagara University. Hill will leave Neumann having scored 2,801 points, and averaging 26.9 points per game. He also helped SJNRA win four straight league

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Event To Be Held Saturday, April 150

    One of the most interesting and unique fundraising events that benefits worthy causes in the area is the annual “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” event that benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeastern Pennsylvania, which serves the Lycoming County area. It takes place Saturday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 Faxon Bowling Lanes. Bowl for

  • A Chocolate Town Honor

    A Chocolate Town Honor0

    The game flashing across the TV screen was a bit of an afterthought as our conversation centered on the day’s activities. Suddenly, Jean pointed out, “That’s Dwight refereeing this game.” The game was the PIAA Girl’s 3A state championship game between Dunmore and River Valley from Hershey’s Giant Center. That Dwight was longtime friend and

  • Zach Lynn (left) and brother Josh with the Mifflinburg fishing team.

    Zach Lynn (left) and brother Josh with the Mifflinburg fishing team.0

    High School Fishing He’s felt the tension of playoff soccer. Enjoyed the 60-foot 6-inch challenge of trying to get a batter out. He’s experienced the excitement of sinking 3-pointers in raucous gymnasiums. But for South Williamsport senior Zach Lynn, it is the fourth sport he plays that gives him the most satisfaction. For many, the

  • Shamrocks, Hoops and Home Improvement0

    Well, the winter that wasn’t has shown up like a lion for the month of March. Let’s hope the saying holds true and it goes out like a lamb. What a great time of year, late winter snowfall and all. Soon we will be enjoying all the sweet sounds, sights, and activities of Spring. Daylight

  • Great Night in Montoursville0

    I love this time of year. Oh, it brings back so many memories. As a player. A broadcaster. A coach. And now as a fan. There are tons of ups and downs. Fantastic atmospheres. Tremendous student sections. The sounds. I still get nervous for my friends. High school basketball is at its best in March.

  • District IV Hoops Teams Keep Hopes Alive0

    An admitted ‘basketball junkie,’ a year ago, South Williamsport’s Dean Kriebel’s daily practice plan had one distinct goal; find a way to make it to the next day. The only game he was determined to win was the game of life. In December 2021, Kriebel was diagnosed with cancer, and his total concentration was to

  • Hoops Junkie0

    I simply love this time of year. Many of the local teams are getting geared. The playoffs have begun. Everyone has a clean slate. A few will advance. Maybe some will cut the nets. Buckle your seatbelts, sports fans. I have been in the gym an awful lot. Jensen’s squad is holding its own. So

  • Harlem Wizards to Appear at Williamsport High School’s “Magic Dome” For Fundraiser February 90

    The air will be filled with basketballs, basketball trickery, and, dare I say, “wizardry,” when the Harlem Wizards take on a team of 29 teachers, principals, and staff who will be in a charity basketball event at 6:30 p.m. on February 9 at Williamsport Area High School, gymnasium, fondly known as the “Magic Dome.” The

  • Harlem Wizards to Return to the Magic Dome On February 9 Tickets Now on Sale

    Harlem Wizards to Return to the Magic Dome On February 9 Tickets Now on Sale0

    The Harlem Wizards are set to return to the Magic Dome at Williamsport Area High School in a fundraiser benefit game for the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) on Feb. 9, 2023. The game, presented by Geisinger, will begin at 6:30 p.m., with doors set to open at 5:30. From crazy slam-dunks to

  • Branson


    I am very thankful for all of my part-time gigs. It gives me the opportunity to come in contact with so many great kids. Whether it’s coaching, broadcasting, or writing a note — I have made several new friends. This week’s column features a young man I have known for quite some time. I went

  • A Quick Ode to Davion0

    Hats off to Coach Justin Van Fleet and the Loyalsock Lancers. They are off to a great start on the gridiron. The boys knocked off mighty Southern Columbia 27-10 last week. That’s a big-time win as those Tigers don’t often lose, especially at home. It was a total team effort, but one guy led the

  • Coming Home0

    Paying no mind to the contents of author Thomas Wolfe’s 1940 novel You Can’t Go Home Again, newly appointed St. John Neumann basketball coach Louis Roskowski has done just that and is brimming with enthusiasm and anticipation as he takes over the reins of the Golden Knights boys’ program. Roskowski grew up in Williamsport, playing

  • Sorrow, Grace and the Future0

    I’m sure many of you have experienced the same emotions I have since first learning about the shooting at Robb Elementary school in Texas. As I am writing this, I am in just flat-out angry mode. These are our children; we are the United States of America, and we must find a way to protect

  • My Young Friend Ross

    My Young Friend Ross0

    My wife has a good job, allowing me to have several part-time gigs. Whether it’s broadcasting football, writing a column, or coaching hoops — I have the opportunity to come in contact with so many great kids. It is one of the many joys. So good news travels fast, and I am very excited for

  • Mr. Muncy and CI

    Mr. Muncy and CI0

    Smiles, handshakes, and the din of conversation filled the room at the Genetti Hotel as, for the first time in two years, the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance gathered for their 65th annual banquet. The yearly occasion provides the opportunity for the organization to celebrate and reflect upon individuals and groups who exemplify the lives and

  • My Guards are Outstanding

    My Guards are Outstanding0

    The St John Neumann Golden Knights had an amazing year on the hardwood. My phone continues to ring, and we are still trending. Everywhere we go. Someone will always extend a hand and want to talk basketball — even a month after the season. It is beautiful. Last week, Senator Gene Yaw stopped by to

  • Shining Moments0

    Calendars throughout the area denoted nothing special about March 18. However, at one anxious building on Penn Street in Williamsport, that third Friday in March was indeed a red-letter day. At about the same time, St. John Neumann Regional Academy graduate Kevin Anderson was taking the floor with his Delaware Blue Hens against Villanova in

  • South’s Girls Leave Their Mark0

    Piper Minier’s shot bounced tantalizingly on the rim two or three times before it dropped through the netting as a large South Williamsport rooting contingent let out a roar of approval. In what has been a miraculous season for the Lady Mountaineers basketball team, it seemed a moment when good fortunes would once again shine

  • Be Nice to Refs0

    Officiating high school basketball is hard. It is a very difficult and thankless job. I give my friends in stripes a lot of credit. You see, there is a major shortage with the local PIAA circuit. I see many of the same faces each night. The poor guys are overwhelmed. Kudos, boys and girls. Thanks.

  • The Dunstons: An African American Family Medical Dynasty0

    History is generally not great, earth-shattering events, or milestones, though it often is. It can also be made up of the stories of individuals, their individual achievements, and their struggle to make those achievements possible. The Dunston family is not generally a well-known local family. Still, they are an African American family who managed to

  • Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance Honors Local Community Members0

    Each year the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance recognizes individuals in the area who promote the spirit of brotherhood, tolerance, and community service at their annual banquet. Holding these annual affairs the past two years has proven problematic due to the COVID pandemic. This year’s banquet was slated for October, but a major uptick in COVID

  • Mountie Quest – Motivating Students to Achieve Their Dreams0

    Coaching youth and high school athletic teams over the years has taught me many lessons, but perhaps the most important is to never doubt the aspirations of the players under your tutelage. Years ago, while coaching a ninth-grade basketball team, I asked the squad members to write down their goals of what they would like

  • And Jason Makes Three0

    This Sunday evening at the Genetti Hotel, the West Branch Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame will induct 12 new individuals to its membership rolls. Among those to be recognized is former South Williamsport High School and Lycoming College football standout Jason Zalonis. His selection makes the Hall of Fame a Zalonis


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