Warriors, Cougars team up for “Champions for Charity”

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Lycoming College men’s basketball team will host Misericordia University on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. in “Champions for Charity,” an exhibition game between the two defending Middle Atlantic Conference champions at Lamade Gym, with all proceeds from the game being donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.

All attendees will be asked to pay admission for the game to help raise a donation for the relief fund. Prices are set at $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for students. Other donations will be welcome. At halftime, there will be a halfcourt shot contest, with contestants making a $1 donation to take a shot to win a Lycoming/NCAA Division III identity t-shirt.

The game received a one-time relief waiver from the NCAA, as it is one of nearly 40 charity basketball exhibition games being held around the country for a variety of causes, including hurricane relief for Harvey, Irma and Maria and wildfire relief.

The Warriors are coming off a 24-5 season in 2016-17, in which they won their second straight MAC Commonwealth Championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Lycoming is ranked 22nd in the D3hoops.com preseason poll.

Misericordia, meanwhile, went 20-8 in 2016-17, as they claimed the MAC Freedom Championship. The Cougars were 18th in the DIII News Preseason Top 25.

The Warriors open the 2017-18 regular season with a trip to Medgar Evers for a 5 p.m. game on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

UPMC Susquehanna Sports Medicine Champions Cup Details

Sports Medicine at UPMC Susquehanna is honored to serve student athletes, coaches, and athletic directors in our local school districts by providing health care that keeps them performing to the best of their abilities. Our Sports Medicine staff takes pride in serving athletes of all sports and are encouraged by their successes. The UPMC Susquehanna Sports Medicine Champions Cup is a new award established to recognize the most excellent UPMC Susquehanna partner school in our region.

PARTICIPATE
Each UPMC Susquehanna partner school may choose 10 teams in any seasonal sport (five boys teams, five girls teams) that have the potential to achieve a PIAA district or state championship (A to AAAAAA). Co-op teams may also participate separately from the host team.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

  • Bucktail
  • Canton
  • Central Mountain
  • Cowanesque Valley
  • Hughesville
  • Jersey Shore
  • Loyalsock
  • Montgomery
  • Mountoursville
  • Muncy
  • North Penn Liberty
  • North Penn Mansfield
  • Saint John Neumann
  • South Williamsport
  • Sullivan County
  • Warrior Run
  • Wellsboro
  • Williamson
  • Williamsport Area

SCORE POINTS
Partner schools in which teams or individual athletes achieve a PIAA district or state first or second place as a team, or an individual athlete, will accrue points for the school as follows:

  • 30 Points First Place
  • 18 Points Second Place
    • Bonus Points can be obtained for individual athletes in any of the school’s programs who achieve first or second place (runner up) status in state competition.
  • 10 Points First Place State (Individual)
  • 6 Points Second Place State (Individual)

CURRENT POINTS TOTALS

RECOGNITION
The UPMC Susquehanna Sports Medicine Champions Cup will be presented to the partner school with the highest score for PIAA performance. The privilege of displaying the trophy will be awarded to the school for placement in its trophy case for the year of honor. A similar award will be on display at UPMC Susquehanna to recognize the champion school. The Student Athlete Perseverance Award will be given to an athlete who was injured, rehabilitated and successfully returned to play during the season. One athlete from each participating partner school will be selected for the award by their certified athletic trainer. Awards will be presented at a regional reception following the spring athletic season.

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Student Athletes Compete for UPMC Susquehanna Sports Medicine Champions Cup

Student athletes at regional schools will all be playing for a new award this school year. In recognition to the continued partnership between UPMC Susquehanna and school districts throughout the region, UPMC Susquehanna established a new award to recognize the most excellent athletes at a UPMC Susquehanna partner school. Teams and school districts through northcentral Pennsylvania will compete for the inaugural Champions Cup.

Sports Medicine at UPMC Susquehanna is honored to serve student athletes, coaches, and athletic directors in our local school districts by providing health care that keeps them performing to the best of their abilities,” said Mike Ludwikowski, Outreach Athletic Training Supervisor for UPMC Susquehanna. “Our staff takes pride in serving all their athletes and get excited and enjoy their athlete’s successes.”

Nineteen schools from Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties are participating throughout the 2017-18 school year. Each school athletic director selected up to 10 teams from each seasonal sport (five boys teams, five girls teams) that have the potential to achieve a PIAA district or state championship (A to AAAAAA). Each team or individual athlete, depending on the sport, is then awarded points based on how they finish in district and state level competitions.

At the end of the 2017-18 school year, student athletes and school representatives will be invited to a special recognition celebration and the UPMC Susquehanna Sports Medicine Champions Cup will be presented to the partner school with the highest score for PIAA performance. A similar award will also be on display at UPMC Susquehanna to recognize the champion school.

A special Student Athlete Perseverance Award will also be given to an athlete who was injured, rehabilitated and successfully returned to play during the season or the school year. One athlete from each participating partner school will be selected for the award by their certified athletic trainer.

For more information or to see current standings for participating schools, please visit UPMCSusquehanna.org/ChampionsCup.

Loyalsock Cares Hurricane Harvey relief effort underway

As previously announced by Loyalsock School District Superintendent Mr. Gerald McLaughlin the an initiative to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, named “Loyalsock Cares” has begun its collection effort.

The drive will continue through Monday, October 2. Items can be dropped off to any Loyalsock school building lobby from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as the Loyalsock Bus garage from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – Noon.

A complete list of needed items is posted above.

Stay tuned to FOX Sports Williamsport, FOXSportsWilliamsport.com, News Talk 104.1/1600 WEJS and TalkWilliamsport.com for updates on how to help.

2017 District IV Football Coaches Show debuts tonight

The 2017 District IV Football Coaches Show debuts tonight on Fox Sports Williamsport 92.7 FM, 1050 AM and online FoxSportsWilliamsport.com.

Join host Todd Bartley as he discusses the biggest football match-ups in District IV.

Scheduled to appear on the show this evening are head coaches; Sean Tetreault, Muncy, Chris Eiswerth, South Williamsport and Justin Van Fleet, Loyalsock to name a few.

During the show, Buffalo Wild Wings will also be showing the Week #4 edition of Coaches’ Corner at 7:30 p.m., on WNEP2; including a District IV preview and feature on the “Loyalsock Cares” program to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Loyalsock announces Hurricane Harvey relief effort

Earlier this afternoon Loyalsock School District Superintendent Mr. Gerald McLaughlin announced an initiative to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, named “Loyalsock Cares.”

On Monday, September 11, “Loyalsock Cares” will begin collecting items to aid in the Hurricane Harvey recovery including school supplies, first aid and cleaning supplies. A complete list of needed items will be posted in the next day or so.

The collection point is the Loyalsock bus garage and volunteers are needed to aid in receiving donated items as well as sorting and packaging for loading onto a donated 18-wheel tractor-trailer destined for Texas in early October.

“FOX Sports Williamsport and News Talk 104.1/1600 WEJS are excited to partner with “Loyalsock Cares” on their Hurricane Harvey relief effort,” according to Owner and General Manager, Todd Bartley.

Stay tuned to FOX Sports Williamsport, FOXSportsWilliamsport.com, News Talk 104.1/1600 WEJS and TalkWilliamsport.com for updates on how to help.

FOX Sports Williamsport Debuts Series Pin

FOX Sports Williamsport proudly announces a first of its kind pin for the 2017 Little League World Series. DPH Custom Pins, is the official pin maker for FOX Sports Williamsport.

“This is the first year of FOX Sports Williamsport so we thought it would be fitting to commemorate that debut with a pin. From the first conversation, DPH Custom Pins was all in with our ideas and did an amazing job for us. We are very pleased with the final product and believe fans will be as well,” according to FOX Sports Williamsport General Manager and Owner, Todd Bartley.

Pins will be available for purchase for $3.00 each throughout the 2017 Little League World Series at the FOX Sports Williamsport studio, located at 460 Market Street Suite 310, during regular business hours.

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.