BREAKING NEWS: NEWS TALK 104.1 SETS TRUMP VISIT COVERAGE

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NEWS TALK 104.1 and 1600 WEJS is set to bring the campaign rally of President Donald Trump this Monday with unprecedented coverage.

Beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 20, NEWS TALK 104.1 and 1600 WEJS will broadcast multiple interviews with local candidates seeking elected office.

Those interviews will be followed at 5 p.m. with live coverage from the Energy Aviation hanger.

Already scheduled interviews are slated to be with members of the Pennsylvania State Republican Party as well as members of the Lycoming County Republican Party leadership and many other guests.

The culmination of the evening will be the live broadcast of the remarks made from the stage by President Trump and State Representative Fred Keller who is seeking the Congressional seat currently open due to the resignation of former Congressman Tom Marino.

If you are planning to attend the event, please visit the Montoursville Borough Police website for travel restrictions and security protocols for the event.

A live audio stream will be available by clicking the listen live link above.

Wildcats Weekly #40

Penn College archers ready for nationals; baseball coach discusses season

Not only will Pennsylvania College of Technology archers be shooting for national titles later this week in Dublin, Ohio, but a trip to the World University Games also is on the line.

Competition in the U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships will be held at Darree Fields Park. Official practice and opening ceremonies will be held on Thursday with a 72-arrow qualifying round Friday morning followed by mixed team rounds. Another 72-arrow qualifying round will be held on Saturday prior to the official team rounds later that day. Action wraps up on Sunday with the Olympic individual head-to-head knockout rounds.

In addition to national qualifying on Friday and Saturday, those rounds also will be used for World University Games qualifying as the top three in each division will have an opportunity to compete July 3-14 in Naples, Italy.

Competing for Penn College will be:

Men’s bowhunter — freshman Ryan McCrickerd, of Bethlehem; junior David Fox, of Coburn; and freshman Sidney Alpaugh, of Pennsdale.

Mixed bowhunter — senior Rylee Butler, of Bellefonte, and either McCrickerd, Fox or Alpaugh, again depending on who is shooting well that day, according to coach Chad Karstetter.

Women’s compound — freshman Kayla Hoffer, of Hummelstown; junior Sapphire Naugle, of Jersey Shore; and senior Sabrina Toplovich, of Spring Creek.

Mixed compound — freshman Zach Williamson, of Mill Hall; and either Hoffer, Naugle, Toplovich or freshman Jessica Duke, of Allentown, based on who is shooting well.

Mixed recurve — senior Kaylee Burk, of Hermitage, and freshman Trevor Quarry, of Lebanon.

The number of Penn College entries is lower than normal as the date of this year’s national event conflicts with the college’s commencement. But that doesn’t mean that Karstetter still doesn’t have high expectations.

“Of (those) who are going, we have some high-quality archers. Indoors, we shot really well. That score is going to be added to their outdoor score to be an All-American (over the years, 43 Wildcats have been awarded All-American status 88 times),” the coach, in his 17th season, said.

“After coming off the Eastern Regionals (April 13) with a pretty good event, many of the archers showed potential on a placement for nationals. They might not be the winning score, but they will be right in the hunt to be in the top 10,” Karstetter said. “I think we’re going to do really well in the team rounds. Kaylee and Trevor, in the mixed recurve, did really well (at regionals), and I think they’re going to do well together.”

This year’s schedule consisted of just two events prior to nationals for Penn College, but that doesn’t concern Karstetter.

“For the most part, even though we’ve had a lot of rain, we’ve had a lot of opportunities to get outside and practice. We have been practicing quite a few team rounds against each other — we mix-matched people around to form teams so we could compete against someone rather than just going against the shot clock,” the coach explained.

By the time nationals roll around, it will have been a month since their last competitive meet and coming out of the regionals Karstetter and his assistant coach, Dustin Bartron, have had their archers fine-tuning.

“We had a couple of equipment issues that we did correct. And one of the big things we noticed was in the team rounds themselves. We didn’t practice a lot prior to going to regionals, we ran through it a day or two before just so everybody understood the timing and when they had to get up to the line and when to step off the line. We worked on a couple of those things,” Karstetter said.

“We’re looking forward to getting out to nationals and letting these guys do what they do best — and shine,” he added.

BASEBALL

It wasn’t the finish he was expecting, but coach Chris Howard agreed that his team’s season was a growing experience.

Seeded fourth going into a North Eastern Athletic Conference home first-round playoff game against fifth-seeded Wells College on Tuesday, the Wildcats saw their season end at 14-22 overall and 11-7 in all conference games with an 8-3 loss. It was Wells’ first-ever win against Penn College after five losses over three seasons.

The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the second inning but Wells unloaded against starting Penn College pitcher Nathan Holt, of Shippensburg, with a five-run third inning — also aided by three of the Wildcats five errors on the day — and added single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth frames. Penn College, meanwhile, scored once in the fifth inning and once again in the ninth, the latter on a home run by Colton Riley, of Danville.

“When the season ends as abruptly as it does, it’s always tough. You feel bad for your seniors. You wanted a little better ending for them,” Howard said.

“We were a good team this year, we just had some games where we let some innings get away from us, and that’s basically what happened against Wells. Some defensive miscues, errors, they kind of put us in a hole and we couldn’t seem to climb out of it. That’s a microcosm of the whole season,” Howard said.

“I told the seniors that in their four years they established a winning tradition here. It’s something that they can be very proud of and something that we can build on as a program,” said the coach, whose overall record in 13 seasons is 284-188.

“We do have a lot of bright spots going forward in our program,” Howard continued, pointing to the selection of four underclassmen who were named to the all-conference team in Brittan Kittle, of Millville, and sophomore Holt, on the first team, and freshmen Jacob Carles, of Bernville, and Alex Flicker, of Topton, on the second team.

Kittle earned his third All-NEAC selection, and back-to-back first team honors. A catcher, he ranked in the top 10 in the NEAC in runs (37), doubles (11), home runs (5) and RBIs (32). He

batted .331 and picked up 41 hits. Holt finished the season at 5-4 in 11 appearances. He fired a league-best seven complete games and was in the top five of wins (5), strikeouts (56) and ERA (2.97). Holt was named the NEAC Pitcher of the Week twice this season. Carles had stellar rookie campaign, roaming center field and in the batter’s box. He hit .356, with 24 RBI, five home runs, 38 runs scored and had 47 hits. He ranked in the top 15 in the conference in hits, home runs, walks and total bases. Carles was named the NEAC Player of the Week once this season. Flicker finished his first season with a .369 batting average, on 45 hits, with 32 RBIs, two home runs and 25 runs scored.

“All four, they all deserved it. They all had great seasons,” Howard said. “As I told them, and the rest of the team, it’s a great foundation for next year, especially with the big recruiting class we have coming in — a lot of quality players, good quality people.

“We didn’t end where we wanted to this year, but we’re going to reload and be back next year; and with maybe a little chip on our shoulder, something to work for a little bit harder.”

Looking back, Howard said, “I told the players that I’m going to come back and I’m going to try to be a better coach next year. There are some things that I certainly could have done differently. You have seasons like this and you reflect on where can you improve, not only as a program, but individually. And that’s for everybody. That’s not just for players, that’s myself, as the head coach, our assistant coaches; it’s right down the line.

“You want to decompress for a couple of days, but I’m looking forward to getting right back into the grind and see if we can’t turn this thing around for next year.”

Statistically speaking in the NEAC Top 10: Devon Sanders, of Bloomsburg, was No. 1 with a 2.28 ERA; Holt was No. 2 with 62 strikeouts and No. 6 with a 3.18 ERA; Carles and Kittle were tied for No. 8 with 5 home runs each; Flicker and Kittle were tied for No. 10 with 32 RBIs each; Andrew Gilbert, of Yardley, was tied for No. 3 with 2 saves; and Trevor Dolan, of New Bloomfield, was tied for No. 10 with 1 save.

SCHEDULE/RECORDS/RESULTS

Baseball

Final overall: 14-22

Final NEAC: 11-7 (11-6 regular season)

Tuesday, May 7 – host Wells College in NEAC playoff at Bowman Field, L, 8-3

Archery

Thursday-Sunday, May 16-19 – U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships at Darree Fields Park, Dublin, Ohio.

For more on Penn College athletics visit: www.pctwildcats.com

For more on the North Eastern Athletic Association visit: neacsports.com

Stage is set for Republican Commissioners Debate on News Talk 104.1

Republican candidates vying for a seat on the Lycoming County Board of Commissioners will voice their opinions on  “several big issues facing the county” during a formal debate slated for 7 p.m. tonight at the Clarke Chapel on the campus of Lycoming College.

All nine candidates have previously confirmed their intent to participate this evening. The candidates are John Bower, Stephen P. Brady, Gabriel J. Campana, Todd Lauer, Scott Metzger, Kathryn S. “Tabby” Nassberg, Chad Riley and incumbents Jack McKernan and Tony Mussare.

As previously reported, the debate format will include one-minute introductions followed by nine rounds of questions so each candidate will have the opportunity to lead off.

In between, there may be 30-second rebuttals at the direction of Todd Bartley, general manager of News Talk (104.1 & 1600 WEJS), who will serve as the moderator tonight.

The event will end with one-minute closing remarks.

Coverage on News Talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS begins at 7 p.m. tonight.

News Talk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS partner on Commissioner Debate

Courtesy: Williamsport Sun-Gazette, editor’s notes included

Republican commissioner candidates to debate pressing county topics

APR 19, 2019

KATELYN HIBBARD Reporter, khibbard@sungazette.com

Republican candidates vying for a seat on the Lycoming County Board of Commissioners will voice their opinions on “the big issues facing the county” during a formal debate slated for 7 p.m. April 30 at the Clarke Chapel, Lycoming College.

All nine candidates have signified their intent to participate, said Joseph Hamm, Lycoming County Republican Committee chairman. They are John Bower, Stephen P. Brady, Gabriel J. Campana, Todd Lauer, Scott Metzger, Kathryn S. “Tabby” Nassberg, Chad Riley and incumbents Jack McKernan and Tony Mussare.

“We’re going to talk public safety, we’re going to talk infrastructure, we’re going to talk taxes, the opioid crisis — the big issues facing the county,” Hamm said. “I don’t want to be too descriptive because I want the candidates to have to be quick on their feet.”

The debate will include one-minute introductions followed by nine rounds of questions so each candidate will have the opportunity to lead off, he said. In between, there may be 30-second rebuttals at the direction of Todd Bartley, general manager of News Talk (104.1 & 1600 WEJS) radio show, who will be the moderator, and Hamm.

The event will end with one-minute closing remarks. “This is kind of new,” Hamm said. “Due to there being so many candidates, we want to educate the voters and make sure they can hear directly from those nine candidates.”

The committee hosted a candidates forum about a month ago that had about 150 attendees, so Hamm hopes the debate will draw even more interest. “I think we’ll have a great turnout,” he said.

“We’ve got a facility that holds 350 and we’re hoping to fill it up.” The Republican Committee, Lycoming College and News Talk (104.1 & 1600 WEJS) are partnering to sponsor and host the debate.

“Our hope is that our candidates are able to give a clear description of their vision for the future. This is where our kids and grandkids are growing up and we want to make sure they decide to stay here as they become adults. That vision is critical to the future of Lycoming County.”

76ers at Magic

The Philadelphia 76ers take a trip to Orlando to take on the Magic this evening. Coverage starts at 7:00 p.m., right here NewsTalk 104.1 and 1600 WEJS, a proud member of the Sixers Radio Network.

News Talk 104.1 to broadcast Republican Candidate Forum

News Talk 104.1 will broadcast the Republican Candidate Forum Live this Tuesday, March 26th from the Genetti Hotel in downtown Williamsport. Todd Bartley, Owner and General Manager will host a pre-show leading into the event beginning at 6:06 p.m.

The event will be carried with limited commercial interruption.

An online audio stream will also be available by clicking the listen live menu.

Ryan Jones Celebration of Life Service Broadcast

News Talk 104.1 and 1600 WEJS with the permission of the Jones family will broadcast the celebration of life service of Ryan Jones today at 11 a.m.

Saint John’s Newberry United Methodist Church Pastor Lenore Hosier will co-officiate the service.

The service is also available by clicking the listen live menu and the link to Saint John’s Newberry United Methodist Church.

On behalf of the staff of News Talk 104.1 and 1600 WEJS, the thoughts and prayers of an entire community are with the Jones family at this time.

Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace on NewsTalk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS

NewsTalk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS, is proud to announce the final piece of its Sunday Fox News Block.

From the policy debates to the political fights, today’s top newsmakers make sure they sit down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. Plus, he’s got a top-notch panel to step in with insight and analysis live each Sunday at 11 a.m.

Be sure to check back to TalkWilliamsport.com for the entire weekend lineup.

From Washington on NewsTalk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS

NewsTalk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS, is proud to announce that as part of its Sunday Fox News Block, From Washington, will air at 10 a.m.

FOX News Radio’s National Correspondent Jared Halpern along with a team of FOX News reporters & contributors look at the week that was inside the beltway.

Be sure to check back to TalkWilliamsport.com for the full listing of our new weekend lineup.

New Sunday Fox News Block on News Talk 104.1

NewsTalk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS is proud to announce that as part of its expanded weekend lineup a Fox News Block will anchor Sunday mornings.

I’ll Tell You What with Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary, co-host of Fox News Channel’s “The Five” and host of “The Daily Briefing” and Chris Stirewalt Fox News Politics Editor and host of “Power Play”, run through the daily goings on in the world of politics.

I’ll Tell You What airs Sundays at 9 a.m. on NewsTalk 104.1 & 1600 WEJS .

Be sure to check back to TalkWilliamsport.com tomorrow for the reveal of the final program joining our weekend lineup, along with the full listing of our new weekend lineup.