Penn College Renews Partnership with Fox Sports Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Penn College has renewed its partnership with Fox Sports Williamsport to broadcast home Wildcat athletic events for the 2017-18 season, Penn College Assistant Director of Athletics / Sports Information Director Matt Blymier announced Wednesday.

The coverage provided by Fox Sports will increase this season with weekly coach’s shows for soccer, basketball, baseball, and softball. Additionally, all home conference games for soccer, baseball, and softball will be broadcasted, as well as all home basketball games and select away basketball contests.

“We are thrilled to not only continue our partnership with Fox Sports, but to increase the coverage for our athletic programs,” Blymier said. “As we begin our first year as full NCAA Division III members, it’s crucial to increase the awareness of our institution and our department on a local, regional, and national level.”

All games will be simulcast on WEJS 104.1 FM/1600 AM and foxpsortswilliamsport.com Stream 2. The play-by-play provided by Fox Sports will also be simulcast on Penn College’s High Definition web broadcast of each game.  Last year, nearly 5,000 viewers tuned in to Wildcat games online.

“We are pleased to be able to provide Penn College Athletics with their own radio flagship station. Their transition to full Division III member status has been a process we have followed and been fortunate to broadcast since it began,” said Fox Sports Williamsport owner Todd Bartley. “Broadcasting the culmination of those efforts and the quality of the teams is very rewarding for our staff and our company.”

Pirates at Cubs

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue their visit to Wrigley Field in the Windy City with the middle game of their final series before the All-Star Break, visiting the Chicago Cubs. Coverage begins at 6:50 p.m. on FOX Sports 1600 and 104.1, proud members of the Pirates Radio Network.

Scrappers at Crosscutters

The Williamsport Crosscutters continue their homestand, with the second game of a three-game series against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Coverage begins at 6:40 p.m. on FOX Sports 1050 and 92.7, proud members of the Cutters Baseball Network.

Stanley Cup Final: Penguins at Predators

The Stanley Cup Final heads back to Nashville with the Pittsburgh Penguins looking to clinch back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships at Bridgestone Arena in game six. Coverage starts at 7:00 p.m., right here on FOX Sports Williamsport, a proud member of the Penguins Radio Network.

Tartans Selected to Host 2017 ECAC Championship

(DANBURY, Conn.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball team has been selected to host the 2017 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Women’s Basketball Championship presented by Visit Myrtle Beach, making their third postseason appearance in five seasons. The Tartans are the overall top seed of a 15-team field after finishing the regular season with an 18-7 record.

The Tartans, who finished fourth in the University Athletic Association (UAA), receive a first-round bye and will host the remaining field on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 3-5. The Tartans will open Friday’s play at 11:00 a.m. against the winner of Neumann University (18-8) and Brooklyn College (21-6) who play Wednesday, March 1 at Brooklyn.

Three other games will be played Friday at Carnegie Mellon at 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Semifinals will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. with the final being played Sunday at noon.

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Leading the Tartans is senior Lisa Murphy (McLean, Va./McLean) who is tops in the nation with a 79.9% field-goal percentage and ranks third in scoring with 24.6 points per game. The 6-1 center has posted 18 double-doubles for the season and averages 13.2 rebounds a game. She was named the UAA Player of the Year today for the second straight season after leading the Association in scoring, rebounding and blocks per game with 2.7.

Fellow senior Jackie Hudepohl (Saratoga, Calif./Lynbrook (Colgate)) is second on the team in scoring and rebounding with 14.8 points and 7.4 rebounds a game. The senior guard is shooting 43.0% from the floor and dishes out 3.2 assists a game while blocking 0.8 shots per game.

Last year, Murphy and Hudepohl helped the Tartans finish the postseason in the NCAA sectional semifinal for the first time in program history, tying the program record with 21 wins. This ECAC appearance will be the third for the Tartans, as they won the South Tournament in 2000.

Fox Sports Radio Williamsport to Broadcast 2017 USCAA Basketball National Championships

Norfolk, VA – Fox Sports Radio Williamsport (1050 AM – 92.7 FM – 1600 AM – 104.1 FM, Fox SportsWILLIAMSPORT.COM) has partnered with the USCAA to broadcast the 2017 USCAA Basketball National Championships.

The tournament will be held at Penn State Fayette in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Fox Sports Radio Williamsport will simulcast the play by play on its web platforms and through the USCAA Network, which will have live video of each game at basketball.theuscaa.com.

Fox Sports Radio Williamsport will call each semi-final and final of the 2017 tournament.

“Fox Sports Radio Williamsport is pleased to reunite with the USCAA on the national collegiate stage and bring such a high quality broadcast for these students athletes who are capping outstanding seasons in the USCAA National Basketball Championships,” states Fox Sports Williamsport owner Todd Bartley.

The 34 team single elimination tournament will begin this Tuesday with a skills competition at Penn State Fayette. The championships will tip-off at 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning with defending champions Concordia College Alabama taking on Paul Quinn College in first round Women’s Division I action.

Fox Sports Radio Williamsport will have the call beginning with the Men’s Division I semi-finals on Thursday evening, and carrying through to championship Saturday.

Fox Sports Radio Williamsport is currently home to high quality programming including NCAA and professional Pennsylvania sports. Also serving as the flagship station of the Williamsport Crosscutters Radio Network, the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fox Sports Radio Williamsport has been recognized numerous times by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association (PAPBA) for the “Best Play-by-Play” as well as “Best Sportscast” in the State of Pennsylvania.

“We are thrilled to have Fox Sports Radio Williamsport coverage of the 2017 National Championships,” states Executive Director Matthew Simms. “This partnership provides us with a first class broadcasting crew, more in depth player and coach interviews, and an opportunity to provide a larger footprint for Laurel Highlands Pennsylvania and our partners/sponsors. Collectively, it enhances the perception of the tournament and the USCAA to all involved.” To watch live visit basketball.theuscaa.com.

To listen live online to Fox Sports Radio Williamsport, you can download the Tune In app and search WLYC or USCAA or visit foxsportswilliamsport.com.

For more information about the 2017 USCAA Basketball National Championships, visit theuscaa.com, basketball.theuscaa.com, as well as our Facebook and Twitter (@USCAA) for updates on the tournament and all USCAA news.


Circle W Sports partners with Fox Sports Williamsport


(Williamsport, Pa.) – Fox Sports Williamsport is excited to announce a partnership with Circle W Sports to expand local content opportunities on Fox SportsWilliamsport.com.

“We are excited to partner with Fox Sports Williamsport to provide scores, standings and statistical data about local high school athletics to showcase District IV’s teams, coaches, and athletes,” said Circle W Sports Founder and Owner Ed Weaver. “The expectation is that this collaboration will allow us to share a wealth of information about our local teams and athletes in a way that Fox Sports and major news outlets share about professional sports.”

Fox Sports Williamsport and its affiliate stations are home to dozens of high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as well as numerous NCAA member colleges and universities, and serves as the flagship station and online platform for multiple professional sports teams.

“What Ed has done in serving our area teams with real time updates to standings and statistical data is a welcome addition to our ever growing multi-media platforms. His ability to flawlessly integrate data into our systems is impressive,” said Fox Sports Williamsport owner and General Manager Todd Bartley.

The partnership announcement coincides with the tip-off of the high school basketball seasons tonight as well as the rest of the winter sports season beginning.

About Circle W Sports

Circle W Sports was unofficially born in 2006 by Ed Weaver when he was hired as a Running Backs and Linebackers coach at his alma mater Wellsboro Area High School when he launched WellsboroFootball.com. 10 years later, Circle W Sports became an official business providing teams and school districts a platform to manage rosters, schedules/scores, and bring team history out of the trophy cases and bring it online for the entire world to see. Circle W Sports now operates several local websites for the Wellsboro Area School District (WellsboroAthletics.com, WellsboroBasketball.com, WellsboroSoccer.com), the District IV Football Coaches Association (combining the annual college scouting combine and All-Star game), and the Tioga County PA Sports Hall of Fame.

Fox Sports Williamsport and The NFHS Network jointly announce partnership agreement for online video broadcasts


Fox Sports Williamsport and The NFHS Network jointly announce partnership agreement for online video broadcasts.

“The NFHS Network is excited to have a partner like Fox Sports Williamsport producing live High School sporting events in Pennsylvania. They’ve got an aggressive schedule of PIAA events planned throughout the year and we’re happy to have their live streams available on the NFHS Network, ” Michael White, VP of Production and Programming for the NFHS Network.

The agreement is set to begin tonight with the live online video broadcast of the Hazleton at Williamsport playoff football game from STA Stadium. Ian Catherine and Ron Sahm will be call all the action which can also be heard live on stream 9 of foxsportswilliamsport.com.

By clicking the graphic in the Hazleton at Williamsport game story and following the instructions, fans will have access to the live video stream of the game tonight. As well as by clicking the NFHS Log on the right side of the website.

The NFHS Network is the official online video streaming partner of the PIAA.

“In our ongoing search for the best way to deliver our award winning play-by-play broadcasts of high school events it made perfect sense to work with The NFHS Network and their model of success.”, Todd Bartley, Owner of Fox Sports Williamsport.

The NFHS Network is a joint venture among the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), its member state associations and PlayOn! Sports.

The NFHS is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities.

PlayOn! Sports is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is the nation’s largest high school sports media company.

The NFHS Network captures the passion, pride, and energy of the high school experience by delivering live high school sports and events to family members and fans whenever they want, wherever they are.

All NFHS Network events are available online at www.NFHSnetwork.com. Follow the NFHS Network on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram at @NFHSnetwork for the latest news and event information.

About Fox Sports Williamsport

Fox Sports Williamsport entities (1050, 1600 AM, 104.1, 92.7 FM, foxsportswilliamsport.com and espnwilliamsport.tv have broadcast thousands of Lycoming County High School sporting events since 2007.

Daily on-air content includes the only local sports talk program The Locker Room Show airing Monday – Friday 4 – 5 p.m. as well as the Lycoming County High School Coaches Show airing Wednesday nights from 7 – 8 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings. High School GameDay from the Fairfield Auto Group Game of Week site each Friday from 5 – 6:45 p.m. and the 5th Quarter Show each Friday following the game presented by the Watson Inn.

Fox Sports Radio is the country’s largest sports radio network, providing more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually to 750 stations nationwide, including the top 100 markets.

About Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA)

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, Inc. (PIAA) is a non-profit corporation and a voluntary membership organization. The members of PIAA consist of almost all of the public junior high/middle and senior high schools, some of the Charter and Private junior high/middle Schools, and many of the Charter and Private senior high Schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Generally stated, the function of PIAA is to develop and enforce rules regulating interscholastic athletic competition, which are authorized or adopted by the member schools. For more information visit www.piaa.org.

About PlayOn! Sports Network

PlayOn! Sports Network is the nation’s premier high school sports media company. PlayOn! is the largest rights holder, producer and aggregator of high school sports events distributed across television, the Internet and mobile devices. By combining State Athletic Association postseason content with the regular season events of member schools, PlayOn! Sports provides viewers the most comprehensive high school sports content available and marketers with a unique multi-media platform solution to reach teens, young adults and families. PlayOn! Sports is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with offices in the Midwest and California.

About The NFHS Network

The NFHS Network is a joint venture of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), its member State Associations and PlayOn!. The NFHS is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. PlayOn! manages the day-to-day operations of the NFHS Network, which delivers live and on demand high school events at www.NFHSnetwork.com as well as through mobile apps.

All NFHS Network events are available online at www.NFHSnetwork.com. Follow the NFHS Network on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram at @NFHSnetwork for the latest news and event information.

BREAKING NEWS: Stover named Baseball Coach at South Williamsport


Former Lock Haven University Head Baseball Coach Paul “Smokey” Stover has been approved tonight by the South Williamsport Area School Board to the same position at South Williamsport High School.

Details to follow on this developing story.

Student Athletes of the Week for September 16, 2016


The Fox Sports Williamsport Student Athletes of the Week presented by Beiter’s for the week of September 16, 2016 are as follows:

Sarah Malone, Senior, Loyalsock Township High School

Sport: Tennis

In recent matches Sarah Malone picked up a win in Number 1 singles for Loyalsock defeating Montgomery’s Delayna Deem, 6-1, 6-1 and was impressive in a non-conference sweep of Cowanesque Valley.

She is the Editor of the Yearbook and a member of the National Honor Society .

Sarah is looking into going to college next fall and pursuing a degree in nursing.


Treyson Potts, Sophomore, Williamsport High School

Sport: Football

In his first three games for the Millionaires this season Potts has a pair of receptions for 66 yards plus 421 yards rushing on 42 carries, and scored 7 touchdowns for the 3-0 Millionaires.

Treyson has already caught the attention of numerous colleges with his efforts on the gridiron. He is looking to further his educational opportunities as well as pursue his athletic career at the next level upon graduation.