Our 2020-2021 pheasant season ended with neither a bang nor a whimper, although it was closer to the latter. Our Lab Finn came up lame after a few rousing play sessions with puppy Riley and a romp in the woods the day before we were set to close out the season on its final day with what is o…

‘Holiday deer hunt’ approved for N.Y.’s Southern Zone

CORNING — With eight seconds remaining in the game, the senior connection of Gabby Picco and Sydney Tomasso shined as Picco found Tomasso on the back side of the Corning defense. Tomasso, the St. John FIsher bound guard drove baseline and flipped up a floater that went in, followed by a Picc…

The District 4 basketball playoffs kick off today, and this year the quarterfinals and semifinals will be at the site of the higher seeds.

WILLIAMSPORT — Three local wrestlers, Sullivan County’s Nathan Higley, Athens’ Gavin Bradley and North-Penn Liberty’s Kohen Lehmen earned the right to advance to the Super Regional state qualifier next week-end. The three battled through a Northeast Regional tournament that parsed out multip…

SAYRE — The atmosphere felt like a playoff basketball game. The Sayre Redskins and the Northeast Bradford Panthers battled it out Saturday afternoon for playoff positioning. The Panthers were able to avenge a loss from the first game of the season to take down Sayre on the road in the final …

Nine local wrestlers will make look to take another step toward Hershey as the Northeast Regional Tournament kicks off on Saturday at Williamsport High School.

WAVERLY, N.Y. — For the second time this season the Waverly girls picked up a win over Horseheads, this time winning 56-43.

LIBERTY -- After a third quarter in which they were outscored by 10 and their hot first half shooting had cooled down, Troy looked up at a scoreboard that saw them trailing by eight points and their hopes to clinch the NTL Large School title Tuesday night at North Penn-Liberty were slipping …

With thirty seconds left, Wellsboro’s Peyton McClure stepped to the line and knocked down two clutch foul shots to extend Wellsboro’s lead over North Penn-Mansfield to seven, effectively icing a comeback win for the Hornets in a must win game to keep their NTL Large School title hoops alive.…

TIOGA CENTER, N.Y. — Sidney Tomasso had 25 points to lead Waverly to a 79-41 win over Tioga in girls’ basketball action on Saturday.

Gavin Bradley did not have his fastball Saturday at the District IV AA Individual Wrestling Tournament. He didn’t really know why that was. Maybe it was the lack of practice time this past week due to weather issues or the fact that it was a rather subdued atmosphere at the Magic Dome due to…

Even after he had his hand raised as district champion, all eyes stayed on Nate Higley. Sullivan County’s all time wins leader immediately ran off the mat over to the small slice of basketball court left exposed next to the auxiliary mat and started running wind sprints. Saturday’s district …

Down 17-8 after one quarter, the Panthers against mounted a comeback for the win 52-47 over Athens on Saturday.

The Athens boys and girls junior high swim teams each won the Junior High Championships against Towanda. The boys won 198-14 and the girls won 123-107.

ATHENS — The Wildcats picked up a 67-55 win over Canton in NTL boys’ basketball action on Friday.

As Wellsboro watched their 18-point second half lead slip away, it brought up a feeling of déjà vu for the Hornet faithful. All three of the Hornet losses this year has been late leads given away. At South Williamsport Friday night, Wellsboro was determined not to let it happen again as Well…

WAVERLY — The Waverly girls basketball team bounced back after a tough loss the night before, getting the last laugh in a 61-53 victory over Newark Valley on Thursday night.

Athens trailed 27-22 at the half, but Athens scored 41 second-half points in a 63-51 win.

NEWARK VALLEY--Just under a year ago, the Newark Valley Cardinals and the Waverly Wolverines matched up against each other in the Section IV girls Class B quarterfinal game.

With Troy down two with under thirty seconds to play, everyone at the Troy Commons building thought that Ty Barrett would take the last shot for the Trojans. That included the Wellsboro defense. So, when the district’s leading scorer drove right, three Hornets collapsed on him. That’s exactl…

Before he became widely known as a turkey call maker whose products have been responsible for the demise of thousands of gobblers for nearly 50 years, Al Holbert was a turkey hunter.

Harrisburg, Pa. — Pennsylvania hunters took 3,608 black bears during the 2020 seasons, a total down 20 percent from the previous year but still the sixth highest ever in the Keystone State.

For the very first time since we moved to Alba in l982, we have two deer eating whatever they can find in our backyard and visiting our neighbors and eating their bushes.

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Maisie Neuber had 29 points as Northeast Bradford edged Sullivan County 63-62 in a non-league matchup.