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Viva la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final after win v. Belgium

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — They’re young, they’re brash and they’re collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title. Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and France are about to get that chance. Les Bleus are headed to the World Cup ...

Keystone 13-14-year-olds lose to Montoursville, 12-2

MONTOURSVILLE — Keystone’s 13-14 year olds were defeated by Montours-ville on Saturday. The score was 12-2. Keystone coach Tom Miller said Montoursville’s Rocco Pullizzi pitched a great game and kept the Keystone hitters in check most of the time. Leading hitters for Keystone were: ...

Nittany Lions earn 19th Top 15 finish in Learfield Directors’ Cup

UNIVERSITY PARK – For the 19th time in the past 25 years, Penn State has earned a Top 15 finish in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. The Nittany Lions placed No. 12 in the final 2017-18 Directors’ Cup rankings, finishing in the Top 15 for the eighth time in the past nine years. ...

Zakutney takes 2nd in High Bar at World Cup

MERSIN, Turkey – Penn State men’s gymnastics rising junior Sam Zakutney wrapped up his competition at the FIG World Cup Challenge in Mersin, Turkey this weekend with a second-place finish on the High Bar, and a fifth-place finish on the parallel bars for Team Canada. The Ottawa, Ontario ...

VICTORIOUS: Williamsport Crosscutters take win against Mahoning Valley, 8-4

NILES, Ohio – Ben Alkinski plated five runs in all, including a three-run home run (1) in the 7th inning to power the Cutters to a 8-4 win over Mahoning Valley. Alec Bohm finished the night 2 for 3 with a pair of RBI, his first multi-RBI game in a Cutters uniform. Rafael Marchan plated a ...

Hill sends Altoona Curve into All-Star break with walk-off single

ALTOONA — The Altoona Curve came from behind to win their third straight game, 3-2, over the Trenton Thunder as Logan Hill delivered the game-winner on Sunday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Curve (45-39) recorded three consecutive singles from Will Craig , Jordan George and Hill’s ...

PSU’s Castano National Champion in Mexico

VERACRUZ, Mexico – Penn State rising sophomore Gabe Castano (Allentown, Pa.) claimed the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Mexico’s Long Course National Championships in Veracruz Saturday night. Castano touched the wall in a personal-best 51.50 seconds and will compete again Monday ...

Kingham pitches, hits Pirates to 4-1 win over Phils

PITTSBURGH — With the Pittsburgh Pirates struggling to score runs, rookie pitcher Nick Kingham came through to give himself some run support. Kingham pitched six solid innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pirates avoid a three-game sweep with a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia ...

Keystone 9-11 wins district championship

WILLIAMSPORT — Keystone pitcher Hart Fletcher made sure to bring his A-game in the district championship. Fletcher fanned 12 batters to lift Keystone to a district title win, 5-2, over the Loyalsock All-Stars. “The team played well,” Keystone head coach Brad Mahoney said. “Loyalsock ...

CM Basketball camp registration now open

MILL HALL — Central Mountain Lady Wildcats Basketball head coach, Scott Baker is accepting registrations for the Skills and Games Camp to be held July 16-19 at Central Mountain High School. The camp will run from 9:00 AM to noon each day. Camp is open to any girl that will be entering ...

Basketball clinic to be sponsored by Wildcats

MILL HALL - Cody Toppert Basketball Clinic sponsored by the Wildcats Boys Basketball Boosters. August 4th at Central Mountain High School. Clinic is open to boys and girls in grades 7-12. Cost is $75. For more information or to register, call 570-660-7499.

Wildcats to hold annual Haywood’s Junior Open

MILL HALL — On August 19, the Central Mountain Golf team will hold the 3rd annual Haywood’s Junior Open. This is a golf tournament for kids 18 and under. We will have three age groups: U10, 10-13 and 14-18. The fee for golfers is only $10.00 — the price includes golf, food and ...

West Branch Soccer Club registration now open

LOCK HAVEN — Fall soccer registration at West Branch Soccer Club is now open. WBSC offers soccer for boys and girls in Clinton County in the form of in-house (u5-u13) recreation soccer. Located in Lock Haven, WBSC offers excellent skill development while having fun learning how to play ...

Nittany Lion Gabe Castano set for Mexican Nationals

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State rising sophomore Gabe Castano (Allentown, Pa,) will begin competition in the Mexican National Swimming Championships in Veracruz Saturday. Castano, a native of Monterrey, Mexico, is slated to compete in the men’s 50- and 100-meter freestyle events. He made a ...

Hayes, Keller selected for 2018 All-Star Futures Game

ALTOONA — Altoona Curve third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes and former Curve pitcher Mitch Keller have been named to the U.S. roster for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, Major League Baseball announced on Friday. The Futures Game showcases the top prospects from around baseball as part of ...

Keystone Juniors to open district playoffs against Montoursville

PHOTO PROVIDED Pictured is the Keystone Juniors baseball team. Kneeling left-to-right are Evan Cross, James Haines, Hayden Perdoe, Colby Keen and Kyler Friese. Standing left-to-right are coach Casey Friese , coach Craig Cross, Zaine Counsil,Daniel Bechdel, Ry Brazell, Brady Bendik,Aaron ...

Keystone 10-12 wins District 12 title after 4-2 win over Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — When Keystone relies on pitcher Gabe Johnson, the youngster always delivers. Gabe threw nine strikeouts and allowed just two runs as the Keystone All Stars knocked off Williamsport, 4-2, to win the district championship. Keystone’s win completed a brilliant opening round ...

Keystone goes for district crown Friday at 8 p.m.

By ANDREW POWELL apowell@lockhaven.com BEECH CREEK -- After another dominating win against Montoursville, 13-5, the Keystone All-Stars now enter Volunteer Stadium on Friday to play the winner of the losers’ bracket in the district tournament. Keystone's opponent will either be Loyalsock, ...