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  • Local Wrestlers Win Gold in Hershey0

    In adherence to the well-known saying, ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,’ the fruit lying in the backyard of Denny and Jennifer Harer’s home can be identified as ‘golden delicious!’ The couple’s offspring, sons Conner and Brandt, were the talk of Hershey and the state’s wrestling fans when the Montgomery duo walked away

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bower & Brotherhood0

    Since community icon Bill Pickelner was first presented with what is now known as the Ray Keyes Sports Award (named in honor of longtime Williamsport Sun-Gazette sports editor) in 1957, the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance has yearly recognized local individuals for their involvement in helping others through sports. Usually, the individual chosen to receive the

  • Billies Basketball0

    A 75-yard game-winning overtime drive engineered by Patrick Mahomes gave the Kansas City Chiefs the Super Bowl victory, their third NFL title in five years, and put the finishing touches to the past football season in dramatic fashion.  Local sports attention now switches to the upcoming high school basketball and wrestling tournaments underway to crown

  • Rituals & Superstitions0

    Roses are red, violets are blue Don’t forget Valentine’s Day, or shame on you! As February’s mid-point approaches, Valentine’s Day falls on the heels of President’s Day and Ground Hog Day, marking the third ‘celebration’ of the year’s shortest month. At a recent family event on a sunny Sunday afternoon, conversation shifted to Punxsutawney Phil’s


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