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Galeton Tigers advance to semis


Wellsboro, CV fall in prelims

Wednesday, May 1

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NE Bradford @ WELLSBORO, 4:30 pm Troy @ WILLIAMSON, 4:30 pm Athens @ COWANESQUE, 4:30 pm Wyalusing @ LIBERTY, 4:30 pm

Thursday, May 2

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Smethport @ GALETON, 4:15 pm

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Smethport @ GALETON, 4:15 pm

Friday, May 3

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Wellsboro @ MANSFIELD, 4:30 pm Williamson @ COWANESQUE, 4:30 pm

photo by TIM McBRIDE

GALETON’S JORDAN DUGAN maneuvers for the return of the serve at Bloomsburg.


At Wyalusing, the ladies of Cowanesque Valley suffered a setback as they dropped a one run deficit to the Lady Rams with Shanelle Ianson on the mound, and Kayla Schauer defending behind the plate. Cowanesque led off with a three run lead after the first inning, with a double

from Julie Brubaker, scoring on a single by Whitney Earl, followed by Jessi Prutsman rapping out a three run homerun for the lead. Cowanesque fell short of the lead, as Wyalusing scored four of their own in the bottom of the fourth. Schauer led off the seventh inning with a single, scoring off a double by Brubaker, who also scored on a single by Earl. Wyalusing secured the win with an insurance run

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Williamson @ COUDERSPORT, 3 pm Cowanesque @ COUDERSPORT, 3 pm

Saturday, May 4

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No. Potter @ WILLIAMSON, 10 am Bucktail @ GALETON, 11 am

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Monday, May 6

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Cowanesque @ WELLSBORO, 4:30 pm Williamson @ CANTON, 4 pm

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Cowanesque @ WELLSBORO, 4:30 pm Williamson @ CANTON, 4:30 pm Austin @ GALETON, 4:15 pm

Tuesday, May 7

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Wellsboro @ WYALUSING, 4 pm Williamson/CV @ CANTON, 4 pm North Penn @ SAYRE, 4 pm


in SPORTS History

courtesy of 2005 Johan Santana loses – had won 17 straight over 2 seasons 2004 Barry Bonds sets MLB record by being intentionally walked 4 times in a game 2003 Detroit Tigers lose a double header – record now 3-23 2002 Trevor Hoffman gets his 321st save – MLB record most with one team 1992 Rickey Henderson gets his 1,000th steal 1991 Nolan Ryan pitches his 7th no hitter – oldest to do so at age 44 1991 Rickey Henderson breaks Lou Brock’s career stolen base record with his 939th – ends with 1,406 1991 Darryl Strawberry of the Dodgers strikes out NL record 5 times 1988 Michael Jordan scores 55 against Cleveland in the playoffs – scored 50 the previous game – first back to back 50 point games in NBA playoff history 1980 Dallas is awarded a NBA franchise 1974 Doc Ellis of Pittsburgh hits 3 consecutive Reds batters in the 1st inning to set MLB record 1969 Don Wilson of Houston no hits the Reds – the Reds no hit Houston the day before 1925 17 year old Jimmie Foxx makes his MLB debut – career: .325 average, 534 Hrs, 1,922 RBI in 20 seasons

Bloomsburg University played host on Tuesday, April 30, for the preliminary and quarter final rounds of District IV boys’ team tennis. Up first in the preliminary rounds were both NTL West squads from Cowanesque Valley and Wellsboro, taking on Bloomsburg and Towanda, respectively, while Gale-

ton received a bye in the preliminaries and faced off with South Williamsport in the quarterfinals round, who defeated Milton in the preliminaries. Galeton posted an overall 14-0 undefeated record, wrapping up their regular season this past week with back-to-back 7-0 shutout victories over Williamson, led by Jordan Dugan at the number one seed, defeated Mike Lawless 6-2, 6-0 and 6-1, 6-1 respectively. At Bloomsburg, Wellsboro took on Towanda, suf(see TENNIS on page 4B)

Softball heats up in the dirt

Wellsboro @ LIBERTY, 4:30 pm Williamson @ COWANESQUE, 4:30 pm

No. Potter @ WILLIAMSON, 10 am Bucktail @ GALETON, 11 am

Robin e. Palmer, Sports editor

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This Week in NTL West SPORTS NE Bradford @ WELLSBORO, 4:30 pm Wyalusing @ MANSFIELD, 4:30 pm Troy @ WILLIAMSON, 4:30 pm Athens @ COWANESQUE, 4:30 pm

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Gazette

photo by ROBIN E. PALMER

MANSfIELD’S BATTER follows through on the swing as the pitch crosses over the plate.

Mansfield, Wellsboro secure victories by ROBIN E. PALMER WEDnESDAY, APRIL 24 WELLSboRo 6, WYALUSIng 3

At Wyalusing, the Hornets secured a 6-3 victory to improve to 5-1 overall for the season with Dan Saniga starting on the mound, relieved by junior Brandon Owlett, striking out five, walking one and allowing one earned run. Senior Matt Reese relieved on the mound in the final inning for the save. Wellsboro jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, before Wyalusing tied the game at two apiece. Wellsboro answered back to score two in the fifth and two in the seventh, to Wyalusing’s one in

the sixth for the win. At the plate, Dawson Prough went 3-4, while brother Dylan Prough went 2-4 with two runs, Brian Doty with a double and both Reese and Owlett each with a hit. MAnSfIELD 11, nEb 7

At Northeast Bradford, the Tigers of Mansfield took a 3-1 lead in the first, each team scoring one in the second, before the Panthers tied the game in the third, at four apiece. Both teams added three more across home plate in the fourth inning, before Mansfield rapped out the hits to score four in the fifth and conclude with an 11-7 victory. (see BASEBALL on page 4B)

in the bottom of the inning, squeezing out the win 8-7. Leading at the plate for the Lady Indians included Brubaker, 3-4 with two doubles, followed by Prutsman 1-2 with the three-run homer. WEDnESDAY, APRIL 24 WYALUSIng 2, WELLSboRo 1

Back at Wyalusing, the Lady Hornets traveled to take on the Lady Rams, suffering a one-run deficit in the final with Alexa Singer starting on the mound, relieved in the fourth by senior Brooke Kohler, and Paige Carr behind the plate. Singer struck out one, while allowing six hits, relieved by Kohler striking out four, allowing three hits. Wellsboro’s freshman Sarah Ingerick rapped out her second homerun of the season, scoring the only run of the night for the Lady Hornets in the first inning. At the plate, Wellsboro’s Maggie Smith connected with the end of the bat for a double, while freshman Darci Warriner recorded a hit for the Lady Hornets.

photo by ROBIN E. PALMER

WELLSBORO’S BROOKE KOHLER winds up and prepares for the release on the mound for the Lady Hornets. CoWAnESqUE 6, SAYRE 1

Cowanesque Valley secured a 6-1 victory over the Lady Redskins, improving to 4-4 overall, with Taylor Hager on the mound giv-

ing up only two hits, allowing no earned runs, while walking one and striking out four during her five innings of work. (see SOfTBALL on page 4B)

Track and field bests by ROBIN E. PALMER

Only a select few track and field meets remain in the regular season, as athletes prepare for the NTL Championships where they have one final attempt to qualify for the District IV championships, set for Saturday, May 18. This past week gave several local athletes the moment to strive for their personal bests and hit the marks needed for just that. North Penn headed to the Lock Haven Classic on Saturday, April 27, where junior Simone Lichty secured a fourth place finish overall in the field of competititors, with a time of 11:57.50 in the 3200 meters, while teammate JJ Walker crossed the finish line in

Opening Day!

photo by TIM McBRIDE

THE DUO Of SIMONE LICHTY and Violet Learn round the corner of the 3200 meter track.

photo by ROBIN E. PALMER

SOUTHERN TIOGA LITTLE LEAGUE got underway on Saturday, April 27, with a parade of teams through Smythe Park leading to an introduction of teams on Leopold Field. Teams officially began games with leagues from Tee-Ball age through Senior League. Come out and enjoy a night at the ball field this season! More highlights from opening day games on page 3-B.

a time of 23.06 for fourth place in the 200 meters, and a seventh place time of 52.03 in the 400 meters. In the field events, also clearing a qualifying height of 6-01 feet, senior Reece Correll secured first place in the high jump, and eighth place in the triple jump with a distance of 3911.50 feet. Wellsboro and Williamson squads headed to Bolivar, N.Y., on Friday, April 26, to compete in the annual Twin Tiers Invitational, also seeing athletes hit District qualifying marks including Wellsboro’s Thomas Straniere clearing a height of 11-06 feet in the pole vault, taking third place.

Senior Bobby Hill garnered a second place finish in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:22.83, while taking another second place (2:02.72) to teammate Jordan Jackson in the 800 meters (1:59.67). Jackson secured a first place District qualifying time of 51.47 in the 400 meters, followed by teammate Joe Doganiero (52.87), while Jack Chambers cleared the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 43.65 for second place overall. The 4x400 meter relay team secured a first place time of 3:30.76. In the girls’ action in the field events, at Bolivar, (see TRACK on page 4B)

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