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  • The Boys of Summer

    The Boys of Summer0

    Major props to all of our local baseball and softball teams. Many came home with District banners. Lycoming County was well represented. This is a great time of year. It brings back so many great memories. I am a huge fan of Little League. I, too, experienced some post-season successes. My squad made it to

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  • It’s Not About the Shoes It’s What You Do in Them!0

    During a recent ESPN Sunday Night Baseball telecast, veteran announcer Karl Ravech (best known locally for his long-tenured association with the Little League World Series) conducted a pre-game interview with Baltimore Orioles sensational shortstop Gunnar Henderson. Henderson, a member of the American League all-star team and participant in this year’s Home Run Derby, showed excitement

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  • Say-Hey!

    Say-Hey!0

    This column comes with a forewarning — if you’re not a baseball fan, have little sense of sports royalty, and journey through life with little sentimentality, please turn the page and see what is on Jamie’s mind. Hopefully, I’ll catch you next week. Despite my lifelong love affair with sports, I am not one to

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  • An American Legend That Led by Example0

    It’s not about the color of a man’s skin; it’s about the person within. These are words I strongly believe in. During my lifetime, the one place I’ve found the best example of this is on the athletic field and within those that support sports. In our great nation, athletics, competition, and the passion of

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  • Fan Support Fueled Lady Mounties Run0

    The numbers flashed on the scoreboard at Penn State University’s softball field closed the final chapter of South Williamsport’s season but did nothing to take away the excitement, accomplishments, and memories contained in the many pages of the year-long story penned by the young ladies proudly wearing the Mountaineers blue & white. From the bitter

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  • Is this Heaven?

    Is this Heaven?0

    The area’s finest minor leaguers aged 7-10 recently gathered at our magnificent complex off State Route 973. Massive crowds traveled some 50 miles to Cogan Station to witness many spectacular performances and stellar plays. We welcomed teams from Jersey Shore, Muncy, WALL, South Williamsport, Hughesville, Loyalsock, Montgomery, and Montoursville. Several fans pitched their tents to

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  • O’Malley’s Mounties and Little League’s Future Leadership0

    As I’m sitting here in the early morning hours at my desk on the South Side, there’s only really one thing to lead off with this week. My longtime friend Tom O’Malley has the Mountie softballers on the doorstep of a PIAA State Championship. What an exciting time in these young ladies’ lives and for

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  • Three Hundred

    Three Hundred0

    It was brought to my attention. I now have three hundred articles with Webb Weekly. I am sure there are several more. But these three hundred submissions are archived. That makes me smile. Special thanks to my big brother Jim. He has been a great mentor and friend. I tend to disagree with his politics

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  • Eminent Estes0

    Over the years, the entertainment business has seen its share of many successful pairs. Burns & Allen, Lewis & Martin, and Abbott & Costello come to mind. As the Williamsport Crosscutters recently opened the doors to another season of baseball at Bowman Field, Estes & Sinicropi began their 31st year bringing enjoyment to the area

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  • Wilson to Lead Little League’s Lineup0

    As May entered its final days, there was plenty to cheer about on the local sports scene. Softball teams from Jersey Shore, Loyalsock, Muncy, and Williamsport had earned themselves entry into the PIAA state tournament, while South Williamsport’s baseball and softball teams both remained alive, and the Williamsport Crosscutters were making final preparations for the

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  • Indy Fever0

    Memorial Day is one of those holidays that ‘gets to me.’ Coming from a family with a military background and reflecting upon my own time in the service makes this well-deserved time of remembrance something I find very moving. But as the calendar evoked last week’s annual tribute, my reflections about the military became shared

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  • Interesting and Exciting Season For The Williamsport Crosscutters in 20240

    The Bowman Field faithful will have lots to look forward to this year as the Williamsport Crosscutters begin their fourth season in the MLB Draft League. As usual, there will be the fantastic line-up of interesting and unique promotions. One of the most interesting will be an appearance by WWE Wrestling Hall of Famer Tito

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  • South Williamsport HOF Welcomes Eiswerth & Polk0

    Author Thomas Wolfe once wrote, ” You can’t go home again.” But as the two men sat upon the stage at South Williamsport High School, one coming from three blocks away and the other traveling 1,000 miles, coming home to where it all began was humbling for both of them. For Chris Eiswerth and Nick

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  • This Week’s LION: Joe Hamm is Our Man0

    Note: This is the fourth article in a series recognizing ten people who have impacted our community and are great role models. Here is a trivia question you can spring on your friends. In the recent Pennsylvania primary, what Republican received the most votes for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives? By the title of this

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  • Local Memorial Day Services0

    The Annual Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park, West Fourth Street and Wahoo Drive, on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Lycoming County Veterans Memorial Park Commission and the Lycoming County Veterans Council, Inc. The keynote speaker will be Major General Mark

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  • Playoffs Await0

    The high school baseball and softball regular seasons conclude this week, and area fans may want to heed the words of Terrell Owens to “get your popcorn ready.” The PIAA district playoffs begin next week, and a bevy of area teams have spent the past few months prepping for the upcoming opportunity to make deep

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  • Grit: May 12, 1968 – L.L. Camp Season to Open June 230

    Little League Baseball Inc. is expecting another banner season for the summer camp program which runs from June 23 to August 16. Officials at L.L.B. headquarters in South Williamsport expect a full capacity for about 500 boys for the 4 regular two-week sessions. The new Green Acres campsite at Hillsgrove in Sullivan County will be

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  • Pitching Woes0

    Have you taken note? The cover date of this week’s Webb Weekly is 042424. There might be lucky numbers in there somewhere — but if there aren’t, don’t blame me! Speaking of numbers, fans who have recently attended South Williamsport baseball home games at the recreational complex have been greeted by a new scoreboard beyond

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  • My Fishing is Slow

    My Fishing is Slow0

    Trust all is well, sports fans. I have a few items that need your attention. I told you about a friend who does some underwater snapshots — Michael Kinney of Get Lost Photography. My guy is super talented, and he is planning the ultimate adventure. Michael is hoping to kayak the entire West Branch of

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  • Social Capital Important to Fighting Obesity0

    According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), social relationships are important predictors of a range of individual outcomes, such as well-being and health. These social relationships can be categorized as interpersonal forms of social support, identification with groups, or social capital. In this article, I want to briefly explore the relationship between social capital

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  • Williamsport Area Little League Opens Its Season on Saturday, April 270

    Our national pastime of baseball will be in full swing when the Williamsport Area Little League opens its 2024 season on Saturday, April 27. It will do so at the newly constructed fields at Brandon Park. There is an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation by the league’s officials and players. “We’re excited to be back

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  • Fore0

    While April Fool’s got this month started, it didn’t take long for its first two weeks to make a memorable positive mark on the sports calendar. Major League Baseball began on a high note for fans of the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates; UConn and South Carolina proved without a doubt they are the

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  • Musical Memories: Free Spring Concert by Repasz Band0

    “Phantom of the Opera.” “West Side Story.” “Annie.” “Avenue Q.” “The Lion King.” “Man of La Mancha.” “Fiddler on the Roof.” “Wicked.” “Jesus Christ Superstar.” These are just some of the 16 musicals on the program at the Repasz Band’s spring concert — slated for 7:30 p.m. on April 16 at Williamsport’s Community Arts Center.

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  • Warriors That Golf0

    Lycoming College has a golf team. Yes. We still get a few strange looks. Whether it is walking across campus with our clubs. Or when we pull up to a McDonalds in our matching outfits. This is my second stint with the Warriors. I mentored the team from 2001 to 2016. I got out of

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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

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  • County Hall Corner: D.C. Corrupts Even LLWS0

    Most of us who live paycheck to paycheck (or, in my case, from Social Security deposit) do not understand what makes the rich tick. Yes, we know that they can get to wear the finest clothes, go to the nicest restaurants, travel wherever they want, etc., but the rich generally take all that for granted.

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  • LCUW Announces 2023 Douglas C. Dickey Humanitarian Award Winner

    LCUW Announces 2023 Douglas C. Dickey Humanitarian Award Winner0

    Honoring a lifelong Lycoming County resident and leader, the Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) has selected Mr. Robert Glunk, Executive Chairman of Journey Bank, to receive the organization’s highest honor, the Douglas C. Dickey Humanitarian Award. The award will be presented at the organization’s Together United Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration on Thursday evening, April

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  • March ‘Madness’0

    As the NCAA’s annual hoop frenzy enters its Sweet Sixteen round of play this weekend, many fans’ brackets have already been busted, while fans of the remaining teams in the field are giddy with excitement over what could be. Oh yes, March Madness, a term first coined by Henry Porter, an Illinois high school official,

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  • The First Pitch of Spring0

    Happy official Spring to everybody! Like me, most see March 1st on the calendar as the beginning of the season that moves us out of winter. Some may recognize it as the first pitch of Spring Training baseball, while for others, it may be Saint Patrick’s Day. I know one thing: the weather this past

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  • The Rickwood Bucket

    The Rickwood Bucket0

    ‘Bucket lists’ are an unusual commodity. Sometimes, they have holes in them; other times, they overflow with expectations. As the years have passed, my ‘bucket’ has continued to be worked on, especially regarding baseball-related items. Checked off has been witnessing Major League Baseball games at all 30 MLB stadiums and taking a road trip to

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  • County Hall Corner: The 21st Century Freedom Riders0

    Originally, there were eight holidays that everyone knew about. There were the major holidays of Christmas and Easter, along with Independence Day (July 4) and Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November). The minor ones were: Lincoln’s Birthday (February 12), Washington’s Birthday (February 22), Memorial Day (last Monday in May), and Labor Day (First Monday in

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  • Attitude of Gratitude0

    Let’s start with a basic premise — all of us want to be happy. Everything every person on the planet does is with the intention of making them happy. We may be misguided, and what we seek might not actually make us happy, but the intention is to make us happy. People search for things

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  • 2024 Super Bowl Predictions (Taylor’s Version)0

    Back when Mike Rafferty started this tradition (back in 2012 if you’re keeping score), he used to come up with clever puns for each of the predictions. I’ve tried to do this over the years, but 1. I’m not as clever as Raff and B. Even if I were that clever, this piece has grown

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