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  • October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month0

    Breast Cancer is one of the biggest and perhaps scariest health threats that women face (though some men sometimes suffer it). October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the observation of it helps to shine a light on this serious health problem. Information and understanding of breast cancer is one of the most important goals

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  • The Dream Team

    The Dream Team2

    A lot has changed since the very first Little League World Series. The national exposure these boys receive is off the charts nowadays. ESPN and their affiliates not only cover the entire tournament, but they are now televising many of the regional games. It’s insane. Don’t get me wrong folks. I’m loving every minute, and

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  • A Summertime Staple0

    My son and I had a great conversation here recently. The nine-year-old was proudly telling me all about the first few days of his basketball camp. Jensen was having a blast, and he explained everything that took place in that little gym. We talked free throws, hotshot competitions, full-court dribbling, and no-look passes for an

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  • A Holey Bucket0

    Admittedly, as a big fan of old country music, I have a new-found affinity for a 1949 Hank Williams ditty “My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It.” The title of the whimsical tune instantly popped in my head during a recent midwestern trip devised to check off one of my ‘bucket list’ destinations, the College

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Playoffs?0

    Even if you don’t remember it, sports fans were treated to one of the best post-game press conference speeches of all time on November 25, 2001, by Jim Mora, the then coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Following his team’s dismal five-turnover performance in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Mora gave a blistering tirade

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  • Graver Leads Lancers In Big Moment to Help Pick Up Playoff Win Over Warrior Run0

    The beautiful things about sports are the opportunities they provide for those of us willing to take a chance. Everything is there for a competitor. It’s often times about seeing the chance, being prepared, and meeting the challenge. For Loyalsock’s Collin Graver, those chances are, at times, far and few between. They might not be

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  • Mr. 900! And Wanted: Men in Blue and West End Boys

    Mr. 900! And Wanted: Men in Blue and West End Boys0

    Congratulations to Loyalsock head basketball coach Ron Insinger on recording his 900th victory! C.I., as he is affectionately known, already holds the record for wins as a high school basketball coach in the state of Pennsylvania. He is sitting at 902 as I pen this article. I look forward to the day he cracks 1,000

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  • The Road to 900

    The Road to 9000

    A few days after Loyalsock’s basketball team achieved win number 900 for veteran coach Ron Insinger, the coaching legend was kind enough to sit down and share his thoughts on what it all means to him. “Believe it or not I can vividly remember each one from 100 on through. Reaching a lofty goal is

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  • Insinger and Ross Make History on a Special Day for Loyalsock Basketball

    Insinger and Ross Make History on a Special Day for Loyalsock Basketball0

    Loyalsock’s Ron “CI” Insinger Gymnasium is usually buzzing with activity, but it was unusually full last Saturday as the Lancers took on Athens in the middle of the afternoon. Balloons hung from the railing lining the top of the gym, and a larger than usual student section filled in the bleachers in the far corner.

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  • Mifflinburg’s Tanner Stoltzfus Joins Elusive 1,000-Point Club0

    It was the middle of the first quarter at Ron “CI” Insinger gymnasium, and the crowd and players could tell something special was brewing. Mifflinburg’s Tanner Stoltzfus was closing in on 1,000 career points, which has widely become the mark of a truly impactful player at the high school level. Stoltzfus crossed the plateau with

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  • Happy Anniversary!0

    Happy Anniversary! January 22, 2003, we published the first issue of Webb Weekly. Our cover story was about the upcoming Super Bowl. Man, have we covered a lot since then. Going back through and looking at past issues this week has been a trip, to say the least. The people, places, events and more that

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  • Brima Finds His Spot to Give Loyalsock Even More of a Punch Underneath0

    When Bam Brima joined Loyalsock’s basketball team, he was already behind after a highly successful season on the gridiron. Brima was described by most coaches and fans as raw, but once polished could be a key part of the team. Brima might have exceeded expectations in how fast he has found his spot within the

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  • Webb Weekly Gem of the Week… Big Games Abound as Area Athletes Open Winter Season0

    One year ago Mitchell Klingerman was sitting on the bench during a Loyalsock basketball game wishing for a chance to play. It wasn’t because of skills. It was simply because Loyalsock year in and year out has a lot of talent. Klingerman quietly went about his business, working hard after practice and through the off-season,

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  • Proceed with Caution0

    The intersection of ‘achieving goals’ and ‘it was meant to be’ can be a very precarious crossroad. There are no traffic lights, yield signs, or uniformed sentries to guide you through the turmoil safely. The decisions to speed up, slow down, or turn around and plan the journey for another day are instantaneous. If you

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  • Proceed with Caution0

    The intersection of ‘achieving goals’ and ‘it was meant to be’ can be a very precarious crossroad. There are no traffic lights, yield signs, or uniformed sentries to guide you through the turmoil safely. The decisions to speed up, slow down, or turn around and plan the journey for another day are instantaneous. If you

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  • West Branch Hall of Fame To Honor 11 Inductees0

    Two weeks ago the West Branch Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame stepped up to the plate and successfully hosted the 55th Annual Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies in Williamsport. Among the 13 statewide honorees was Loyalsock Township High School basketball coach Ron Insinger, Pennsylvania’s all-time leader in boy’s high

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  • Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame To Hold Its Inductions Locally0

    Lycoming County has always been a hotbed of sports, producing many great and proficient athletes. As a way to celebrate that sports heritage, the West Branch Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame was organized with its first class of inductees in 1974. The West Branch Chapter has been one of the more

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  • Rockets’ Red Glare0

    Happy Fourth of July! Summer is moving right along; before you know it the calendar will read Labor Day. Let’s be careful out there, not only on the highway, but with all the summer activities and especially setting off fireworks. The first commemorative Independence Day fireworks were set off July 4, 1777. Before the Declaration

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  • Heads Up, High Fives and Holy Carp!0

    All of the schools are now out for summer, please drive with extra caution. There are a lot of young folks on bikes, skateboards and yes, driving the roads all hours of the day. Watch out for that child darting out from between two parked vehicles. If you see a ball come into your line

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  • The 100 Day Dash0

    So much has been talked about and made up about what is going to occur as President Donald Trump begins his ‘Contract with the American Voter.’ If you remember, Mr. Trump was in Gettysburg this past October when he released a plan for his first 100 days in office. It was his action plan for

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  • Guess Who’s Paying for the Inauguration?0

    Friday will bring the inauguration of our Nation’s 45th President, Mr. Donald John Trump. I pray we all can come together as one and move forward as One Nation Under God. If you’re like me, you’re tired of seeing the division brought to us by the network of your choice. The Republicans and Democrats need

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  • A Perfect “Springer” Storm0

    The final Presidential Debate is upon us on Wednesday night. It is not only must see TV for deciding who deserves your vote, but it also has become like a reality TV show worth watching. Congrats to both Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mr. Donald Trump, you managed to turn the second debate into an

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  • She is Innocent as Charged0

    Did you really think anything was going to come out of the FBI’s investigation of Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton? FBI Director James Comey stated last week, “I would not recommend criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.” Really, there’s a real shocker! He

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  • Good to Hear Your Thoughts!0

    I have recently talked about the Presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle. It, as always, has been great to hear from so many of you. Some interesting thoughts were provided to me by the most important source I have, you! We are blessed to live where we live and I am blessed to

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  • Tricks, Treats and Folks Seeking Elected Seats0

    My favorite week of the year on page 2. I get to dress up as your friendly neighborhood Spiderman. I thought about a different look for you this year, maybe Barak Obama but with Webb as my last name there is really only one choice of attire. Now for my public service message for Halloween

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  • Revitalizing Billtown’s Sports Swagger A Business and Community Effort0

    Demolition and construction. These two words equal future. As in moving forward for the best of a community, city or an area. I have always been fascinated by tearing down and rebuilding. My Mom is proud to tell that my first word was bulldozer or something that sounded like it. As I looked in through

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  • Youth of Today0

    It was the end of the workday and I was rushing around to get up to Jersey Shore for a middle school hoops game. Pick up Michelle; hit the MAC machine for a quick sixty, so she doesn’t have to buy her own ticket. Ahead of schedule, we ran through the drive-thru at Burger King

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  • The First Family of Basketball0

    I first met head Loyalsock basketball coach Ron Insinger in the late seventies. South Side Head Coach Doug Houseknecht and his assistant Steve Manning were my sixth grade teachers. They asked my good friend Chris Sullivan and I to be ‘ball boys’ for the varsity and JV teams. It was a tough choice – stay

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