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Lewisburg puts together a complete performance to beat Montoursville

As referee Mike Litzelman slapped the mat Thursday night, Lewisburg coach Jim Snyder jumped out of his seat and pumped his right fist. Winning wrestling matches in Montoursville in recent years has never been easy. In his final year leading the Green Dragons, in his final dual meet against a ...

Wildcats earn a victory over the Millionaires

MILL HALL — For the Central Mountain wrestling team it was business as usual, while for Williamsport, it was more growing pains for the young Millionaires. When it was all said and done, Central Mountain won, 47-19. “They (Williamsport) have some young hammers plus a couple of older ...

Bucktail can’t rally back in home loss

FARWELL — With snow falling outside, Northumberland Christian kept things heated indoors at Bucktail as they lit up the home team, 76-34, in a game where the Bucks just couldn’t find the basket. The Warriors ran up a quick 15-4 lead before Bucktail’s Gavin Becker hit a 3-point shot late ...

Sharon Taylor earns 1st NFHCA Lifetime Achievement Award

GILBERT, Ariz. — Former Lock Haven University field hockey coach Sharon Taylor, who guided the team to six nationals title during her 23-year career, was recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association and received the NFHCA’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award on ...

Local roundup: Gush, Nixon help Muncy wrestling defeat Montgomery

Ethan Gush and Ty Nixon each bumped up a weight class to pick up falls for Muncy as they bookended the Indians' 51-12 win over Montgomery in high school wrestling on Thursday. Blake Snyder earned a fall and Hunter Leet won a decision for Montgomery. North Penn-Liberty fell to Athens, 55-12. ...

PSU has 4 players in double figures in loss

Despite four players recording double figures in the scoring column, Penn State couldn’t defeat Ohio State, losing a close home contest in overtime, 76-71. Teniya Page scored 19 points to lead the Nittany Lions. Amari Carter and Karisma Ortiz both scored 12 and Siyeh Frazier added 11. ...

Dwier Brown reflects on role in ‘Field of Dreams’

Everyone Dwier Brown meets talks with him about their own father. It’s something Brown has both become accustomed to and enjoys. The man who played John Kinsella, the father of Kevin Costner’s character Ray Kinsella, in the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” understands why people do that. ...

Umpstead makes a difference in victory

MONTGOMERY — Jessica Umpstead scored six third-quarter points and set up several more throughout the second half. But it was the points the Montgomery senior erased that made the biggest difference. Umpstead blocked three likely layups and broke up a fastbreak by chasing down a player and ...

LHU upsets Raiders

LOCK HAVEN — If you were looking for a signature win for the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team, look no further. Hosting Shippensburg (14-3), the Bald Eagles put together one of their best overall efforts of the season to upset the Raiders, 59-58, in a huge PSAC-East contest at ...

Wildcats fall to St. Elizabeth in women’s basketball

Tori Wolfe battled for position under the basket. She got low and drove out the St. Elizabeth defender. Wolfe quickly grabbed the loose ball for a strong putback and Penn College was quickly up by two. After playing quality post defense on the next possession, Wolfe rapidly made her way down ...

Penn College men’s basketball loses in overtime

Penn College coach Geoff Hensley yelled out his offensive play call — pepperoni pizza. It was one of his many bizarre play calls that includes Harry Potter and tuna fish sandwich. The Wildcats struggled to run any offensive sets early, bringing out the rage in Hensley. Late in the first ...

LHU women lose at home to Shippensburg

LOCK HAVEN — Women’s college basketball is a contest of four quarters. Unfortunately for Lock Haven, they learned that the hard way Wednesday night as they fell 77-69 to Shippensburg University. “This is a game we definitely should have won,” said Lock Haven coach Jennifer Smith. ...

Local roundup: Kelleher scores 20 points for Lewisburg girls

Grace Kelleher led Lewisburg to a 48-44 win over Jersey Shore on Wednesday in girls basketball. Kelleher had a team-high 20 points with six rebounds and four assists. Sydney Hoffman had 16 points and Allie Reed scored eight points along with seven rebounds, six assists and four steals to fill ...

Garza’s 23 leads No. 23 Iowa to win

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Luka Garza matched a season-high 22 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds and No. 23 Iowa edged Penn State 89-82 on Wednesday night. Jordan Bohannon added 19 points, Ryan Kriener had 15 off the bench for the Hawkeyes (15-3, 4-3 Big Ten), who won their fourth straight and ...

Central Mountain falls at home to Ironmen

MILL HALL — Central Mountain has had about as much of a roller coaster season as you can imagine, and Wednesday night's matchup with conference-leader Danville was no different. Nothing about the Wildcats’ play and effort through four quarters would lead you to expect a 14 point loss to ...

Williamsport ends up just shy of beating Mifflinburg in wrestling

Brian Nasdeo wasn’t overly concerned with Williamsport’s 39-36 loss to Mifflinburg on Tuesday night. His eyes have always been focused on the bigger picture of a season. Even on a night where Williamsport could have probably won the dual and moved above .500 for the first time this season, ...

Dragons held off WAHS in a tough game

LEWISBURG — Grace Kelleher scored a career-high 34 points, made 25 free throws and helped Lewisburg record a big win. But Kelleher was not thinking about the 25 foul shots she made following Tuesday’s win against Williamsport. She was focused on the seven she missed. Never mind that ...

Local roundup: Jersey Shore’s Hunter O’Connor wins 100th match

Hunter O’Connor became the eighth Jersey Shore wrestler to win 100 career matches, but the Bulldogs dropped a 38-35 decision to Hughesville in high school wrestling. O’Connor scored a second-period fall in the night's second bout as the Bulldogs broke out to a 17-0 lead, but Hughesville had ...

Hughesville’s outside shooting too much for Muncy

HUGHESVILLE—Day after day, Hughesville basketball players consistently made 3-pointers. Their practice shooting statistics compared favorably against past teams that made deep state tournament runs and featured Spartan legends like Rezin Davis and Brian Gerney. The excellent marksmanship ...

Neumann looks to slow offense down

St. John Neumann can run the court well. The Knights feature quality athletes, have some speed and possess good passers. But look at Neumann this season like a traffic light. Coach Mike Kirby does not want them seeing red lights and stopping what they do. He also does not want them seeing ...