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Shore falls to Pottsgrove in AAAA tournament

SLATINGTON —Isaiah Taylor didn’t know his team was running a fake punt. The Pottsgrove running back stood on the sideline waiting for the Falcons to kick the ball back to Jersey Shore on Friday night at Northern Lehigh High School. But the ball was snapped to an upback and he got just ...

Just having fun has led to Dragons’ run

Two weeks ago, Lewisburg coach Jose Vega was asked about expectations as the state tournament approached after losing in the District 4 Class AA championship game. The Green Dragons had just lost to Midd-West in overtime, 2-1, and finished as district runners-up for the third time in the past ...

Warrior seniors hope to end with a win

Believe it or not, last week’s upset win over Misericordia was a blessing and a curse for Lycoming. It was a blessing because the Warriors, coupled with three other outcomes, earned a spot in this week’s Centennial-MAC Bowl Series against Franklin & Marshall. It was a blessing because ...

5 keys against Rutgers

Five things to look for as Penn State plays at Rutgers in what has become by far the easiest win on the Big Ten schedule each year. No. 1: Cut to the chase Rutgers is awful. This should be an easy win. Just show up and play. No. 2: OK, real keys I’ve got to have five of them, so here ...

Local roundup: Lycoming women fall on road to SUNY Geneseo

Despite outscoring the defending SUNYAC champions by seven points in the final 30 minutes, the Lycoming College women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome its first quarter deficit, falling to SUNY Geneseo, 55-49, in the second game of the York Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Charles Wolf ...

McSorley could become winningest QB at Penn State

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley will be chasing another school record and the No. 16 Nittany Lions can put themselves in position for a New Yearás Day bowl when they visit Rutgers for the Scarlet Knights’ final home game of an awful season. McSorley will become ...

Shore, Muncy, Montoursville all looking for redemption this weekend

Jersey Shore and Muncy play their state tournament openers tonight. Montoursville faces Danville for the District 4 Class AAA championship Saturday night, a game that doubles as the state tournament’s first round. One could call it state tournament weekend. A better title might be ...

Stubbs wraps up career at Lycoming

Brad Stubbs understands his place. He’s one of just five working pieces of a Lycoming offensive line. He’s one of thousands of letterwinners in the football program’s history. But the senior center’s impact on the football program isn’t quite as simple as he makes it seem. He’s ...

Montoursville at Danville

Where: No. 2 Montoursville (10-2) at No. 1 Danville (10-2), Saturday, 7 p.m. Montoursville road to final: beat No. 7 Athens, 50-8 and No. 6 Lewisburg, 21-17 Montoursville PPG—35.0, YPG—344.2; PPA—13.9, YPA—213.8 Montoursville facts: The Warriors are playing in their fourth ...

Jersey Shore vs. Pottsgrove

Where: Jersey Shore (7-5) vs. Pottsgrove (11-1) at Northern Lehigh High School, tonight, 7 p.m. Jersey Shore road to states: in District 4, beat CMVT, 52-0 and Selinsgrove, 20-17, OT Jersey Shore PPG—24.8, YPG—329; PPA—23.0, YPA—296.9 Jersey Shore facts: District champions for a ...

Muncy vs. Halifax

Where: Muncy (9-3) vs. Halifax (10-1) at West Perry High School, tonight, 7 p.m. Muncy road to states: in District 4, beat Sayre, 19-7 and Canton, 9-7 Muncy PPG—23.0, YPG—316.7; PPA—11.3, YPA—214.3 Muncy facts: The Indians are seeking their first state tournament win and have won ...

Local roundup: Mansfield field hockey trio receive All-PSAC honors

Mansfield University’s Madison Wilinsky and Brittany Ryan were named to All-PSAC field hockey second team and Larissa Motts and Meghan Griffin were named to the third team in voting conducted by conference head coaches. It marks the most field hockey student-athletes Mansfield has landed ...

Despite an ACL tear last summer, Shore’s Tomb continues to play both ways

Fellow Jersey Shore students often ask Kyle Tomb the same question. They know he tore his ACL last summer, but cannot comprehend how he continues playing two-way football each week. As many times as Tomb has heard the question, he still has not provided an answer. “I go into school and ...

Muncy playing best football at right time

The losses stung, but following all three defeats the message remained the same. Muncy opened the season 5-0, highlighting its strong start with fourth-quarter comeback wins against Towanda and South Williamsport. Things started changing on a cold, muddy night in Canton when the Indians lost ...

Lions to wrestle at Keystone Classic

Some people see the 10-team Keystone Classic field and wonder why Penn State would bother to drive to Philadelphia to wrestle those teams in a fabled basketball arena. Penn State coach Cael Sanderson looks at the other nine teams — Appalachian State, Drexel, Duke, Franklin & Marshall, ...

Alize Johnson adjusting to life in the pros

When asked about who played an instrumental role in the development of his basketball career, Alize Johnson mentioned his junior college coach at Frank Phillips Community College, Chris Hackett. For Johnson, he helped him adjust to not only college, but helped him become more physical on the ...

Wellsboro’s Tennis is NTL Co-POY

Wellsboro’s Cam Tennis was named Co-Player of the Year for the 2018 Northern Tier League boys soccer all-star team. On the first team, he’s joined by numerous locals. Williamson’s Seth Lee and Galeton’s Isaiah Shuemaker both were named first-team forwards. Wellsboro’s Brett Rudy was ...

Hillman, Schluter named HAC POY

The boys soccer Heartland Athletic Conference all-star teams were announced on Wednesday, as 53 area players earned all-conference honors. Highlighted on the squads were Williamsport’s Sam Hillman and Loyalsock’s Alex Schluter who each were named HAC-I and HAC-III Players of the Year, ...

Muncy senior Good wins district title on same field he was injured

Coleman Good stood at the 40-yard line smiling and wearing a gold medal. Just six weeks earlier, Good lay motionless on the same field some 20 yards away. That night at Canton, Good dislcoated his right elbow and it appeared his senior season might be over. Maybe it was fitting Good and ...