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  • District 12 Little League Score from 6/220

    DISTRICT 12 TOURNAMENT  6/22/18 Keystone 5, Williamsport 1 Montgomery 14, South Williamsport 2 Jersey Shore/GSV 11, Muncy 1 East Lycoming 7, Hepburn 6  Upcoming games 6/24/18 Loyalsock vs. Keystone at Jersey Shore, Sunday, 2 p.m. Jersey Shore/GSV vs. Newberry at Newberry, Sunday, 2 p.m. Montgomery vs. Woolrich at Woolrich, Sunday, 2 p.m. East Lycoming vs.

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  • Johnson retires the final seven batters he faces to help Keystone defeat Williamsport 5-10

    By BRETT R. CROSSLEY For the Webb Weekly  BEECH CREEK—At the start of the fourth inning Keystone’s Gabriel Johnson had already struck out the side once. He was locked in a pitcher’s duel against Williamsport’s Makai Day, who matched him in scoreless innings up to that point.  Johnson needed to stay close to perfect and

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  • District 12 Schedule0

    District 12 Baseball Tournament 2018 (Source: facebook.com/district12littleleague) Ages 10-12 Baseball Bracket starts this Friday, June 22 (6/22) Friday, June 22 Game 1 (6:00 PM @ Beech Creek) Williamsport vs Keystone Game 2 (6:00 PM @ Jersey Shore) Jersey Shore/GSV vs Muncy Game 3 (6:00 PM @ South) South vs Montgomery Game 4 (6:00 PM @

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  • Troop 12 to Hold 100th Anniversary Picnic0

    Troop 12, BSA, of St. Luke Lutheran Evangelical Church in Williamsport, will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding at a special reunion and picnic on July 14th at the Eagles Mere Auto and Air Museum located at Merritt Airport between Eagles Mere and Laporte on PA 42. Everyone ever associated with the troop

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  • Diamonds in the Rough0

    The local high school baseball season recently came to a close, and every summer I do my very best to give out props. Two of my friends had exceptional years at the helm. Kudos to them and their talented teams. Williamsport had their best season on the diamond since 2002 and claimed consecutive district titles

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  • Separation of Sports and State

    Separation of Sports and State0

    Before I get started, a tip of the Colorado Rockies hat to Kyle Datres. The former Loyalsock Township grad was drafted to begin his professional baseball career within the Rockies organization. At press time the North Carolina junior was hoping to lead his team to the College World Series. More on this next week. For

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  • Congratulations Class of 2018

    Congratulations Class of 20180

    Congratulations to all the graduates of the Class of 2018! Our area is blessed to have so many talented young people; I am amazed by what they accomplish in today’s world. Whether it is academically, musically or athletically there’s more being achieved than ever before. Take a moment to congratulate those special people in your

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  • Grit: May 29, 1960: City Bus Company to Take Over Run to Montoursville1

    Bus service between Williamsport and Montoursville will be operated by the Williamsport Bus Company, beginning Wednesday. The sale of the Lycoming Auto Transit Company, present operator, was approved last week by the Public Utility Commission. The fare for travel between the borough and the city will be 15 cents. Transfers will cost two cents. Montoursville-bound

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  • Bass, Birds and Benefits0

    It’s great to see the mountains that line the West Branch Valley aglow in that special spring-green foliage. At times, it didn’t seem like spring was ever going to get here — let alone summer. We truly live in one of the most beautiful places on God’s green earth, and it’s great to see everybody

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  • The Summer Job Disappearing Act0

    Another monumental shift in society — in the summer of 1978, 60% of teenagers were working or looking for work. By 2016, only 35% were doing that! Now, don’t be quick to judge (as I was) and say the kids these days are too lazy to hit the job trail. Many are spending more time

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  • A Lot of Work to be Done!0

    It’s great to see the bridge over Loyalsock Creek that connects Montoursville and Loyalsock is getting a makeover. Over 14,000 vehicles cross the bridge on a daily basis. That’s a pretty amazing amount of traffic crossing the old three-span truss bridge that was originally built in 1931. It was definitely due for some structural repair.

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  • Building a Successful Program Takes More Than Just Good Players0

    Being a leader of men and women takes a certain type of skill, especially when dealing with a group and asking it to accomplish a set of goals over the course of a season. Each and every coach faces situations that will be difficult. They will also be a part of the athlete’s highest accomplishments

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  • 10th Annual Ray of Lights Awards Slated For Saturday, May 19 At Community Arts Center0

    There is an abundance of fine musical and acting talent performing in the high schools throughout the Susquehanna Valley. This talent gets showcased in a fantastic awards presentation, much in the spirit of the Oscars and the Tonys, when the 10th Annual Ray of Light Awards are presented on Saturday, May 19, beginning at noon

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  • Lycoming County Youth Development Task Force

    Lycoming County Youth Development Task Force0

    May 1st Alex Reed a sophomore from Loyalsock and Connery McFadden a senior from Saint John Neumann met with Congressman Tom Marino to discuss the Lycoming County Youth Development Taskforce.  Alex and Connery presented information on the areas of focus for the YDTF and asked for Marino’s support.  Alex and Connery spoke about the recent

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  • Gabe & the Cutters0

    2018 will mark the Williamsport Crosscutters’ 20th season, and the team will be celebrating the milestone in a number of ways during the upcoming season. Although the Crosscutters have been in existence 20 years it has been 25 years since Gabe Sinicropi, the team’s vice president of marketing, relocated from Geneva, New York when the

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  • Who Says You Don’t Learn Anything in Kindergarten?0

    Lest anyone think that a significant mentor can’t enter your life early on, I’ve got other thoughts on that and wanted to share someone who was very influential to me at a tender age. How young? How about kindergarten? I was blessed to have the one, and only Mrs. Sipe lead the way in the

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  • Waltman Off to Special Start for Warrior Run0

    When Warrior Run’s Madi Waltman entered the circle against Loyalsock, she knew it was going to take a big effort against one of her team’s toughest league foes. Waltman wasn’t just good; she was outstanding throughout the game as the Defenders defeated the Lancers 7-1, after being swept in the previous season. The victory also

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  • Not Keen to the Club Scene0

    Some of you lucky elders out there may have been part of the famed Mickey Mouse Club. We won’t mention how long ago that actually was. But I will say Annette Funicello was probably one reason a few males signed up. I am here to report that I’ve been club less for quite a long

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  • O’Malley Honored0

    (Note: Montoursville’s Tom O’Malley made his Major League debut in 1982 with the San Francisco Giants, and played with the White Sox, Orioles, Rangers, Expos, and Mets during a nine-year MLB career. He then played six seasons in the Japanese Baseball League winning both a regular season MVP award and the Japan Series MVP Award.)

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  • Earth Day0

    Sunday is Earth Day and this year’s campaign centers on ending plastic pollution — but I’ll get to that in a minute. The idea for Earth Day was the brainchild of then U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson. He organized the first Earth Day after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara,

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  • From the Hardwood to the Diamond: Loyalsock Girls Make the Transition With Ease0

    As the basketball season came to a close Loyalsock softball coach Tom O’Malley knew the majority of his team would need a break before heading to the diamond to start practice. Loyalsock’s historic run through the district and a portion of the PIAA state playoffs meant six players of the 14 listed on the softball

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  • Uptown Music Collective Wraps Up Performance Season With a Tribute to The Rolling Stones0

    On April 27th and 28th the Uptown Music Collective will take the stage at the Community Arts Center to perform the music of the group frequently called the “The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World,” The Rolling Stones. The performance, Gimme Shelter: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones, will feature Uptown Music Collective students bringing some

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  • Cremer & Crew0

    Last week, twelve boys’ and twelve girls’ high school basketball teams converged on Hershey’s Giant Center with the same goal in mind — capturing a PIAA State Basketball Championship. It mattered little that Mother Nature’s snowy wrath had postponed the yearly hoop festival for several days causing the event to be played Monday-Wednesday, rather than

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  • County Hall Corner: Back to the Future0

    Those who follow this column might notice that there have been several articles this year relating to future plans and concerns for Lycoming County. The reason for this is preparation for the approval of the study: “Lycoming 2030: Plan the Possible,” the new Comprehensive Plan for the county. The last plan was done in 2006,

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  • Though The Years: Grid March 27, 1966: Reaction Pleasant to Cost of School0

    Grit March 27, 1966 Reaction Pleasant to Cost of School Compiled by Lou Hunsinger Jr. A “pleasant surprise” in public reaction to the announced $10,099,910 cost of Williamsport Area School District’s proposed new high school has been expressed by Dr. Clyde H. Wurster, district superintendent. Explaining that the high cost of the project was an

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  • NCC8 to Host Archaeology Open House, Indian Artifact Fair0

    If you enjoy learning about prehistoric cultures in Lycoming County, the time to share your collected curiosities is at the Third Annual NCC8 Indian Artifact Fair. Northcentral Chapter 8, Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will host the educational open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at the Taber Museum of the

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  • Commitment and Excellence

    Commitment and Excellence0

    Young people today are faced with so many more problems than when I was a student. Yes, we had the Cold War, and the fear of nuclear weapons, and Three Mile Island was another hot topic of the day, but what goes on around young folks today most of us never imagined. Please appreciate how

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  • Klingerman Won’t Let Season End After Hitting Clutch 3-pointer to Give Loyalsock a 54-50 Win Over District 1 Champion Valley Forge0

    Moments after one of the most important wins in school history Loyalsock team managers Grant Walters and Ronnie Emery summed up the experience perfectly by thanking the fans and calling the game special. “I just want to thank the fans,” Emery said. “It was one of the best groups of fans I’ve ever seen.” Emery

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  • The “Sock”0

    No, this is not going to be a story about one of my favorite socks, but it is a piece about one of my favorite trout streams — the Loyalsock Creek. My wife and I left DuBois, PA following our wedding and our next stop that evening was just beyond Williamsport. I remember telling her

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  • This Week’s LION: Donald Free, Road Warrior0

    Try this experiment. Take a white sheet of paper and put a black dot in the middle and ask ten different people what they see. Odds are, almost everyone will say, “I see a black dot.” Yet, that dot only takes about one percent or less of the white space — so why don’t people

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  • 33 & 660

    33 & 66 The deluge of televised college basketball in recent weeks may verge on a bit of overkill. It almost seems that every college hoops game being played anywhere found itself on one television network or another. With the hysteria of March Madness now upon us, basketball junkies are in hoops heaven and office

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  • One-Man Volleyball Team Promotes Positive Message For Students0

    School students confront a devil’s brew of issues and challenges these days such as school shootings, teenage suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, and bullying. One man, Bob Holmes, offers an unconventional, but hopefully, effective positive message of hope through his one-man volleyball exhibition and rally that he will be presenting at Loyalsock High School on

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  • Staying Active in Senior Years0

    We all know the importance of staying active as we age. Exercising not only keeps your weight down, but also boosts immunity and mood, and has been shown to promote heart health, delay or prevent osteoporosis and even prevent some types of cancer. Exercise is also a social activity. A water aerobics class gives the

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