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LOCAL ROUNDUP: Neumann’s Henderson grabs 500th rebound

In girls basketball, St. John Neumann senior forward Abby Henderson grabbed her 500th career rebound in the first half of a 50-25 defeat to Benton. Henderson finished with seven points, 16 rebounds and four blocks while Brooke French led Neumann with nine points. Riley Fry notched a ...

Bucknell’s Susan steps down as football coach

LEWISBURG — Bucknell director of athletics and recreation Jermaine Truax on Monday announced that Joe Susan has resigned as head football coach and will take on a role within the athletics department. “The profound impact that Joe Susan has had on the men in our program spanning nearly ...

MU removes interim tag from women’s soccer coach Shaffer

MANSFIELD – Mansfield University has announced that it removed the interim tag from women’s soccer head coach John Shaffer. He is just the second head coach of the Mountaineer program that was founded in 2002. “I would like to thank the search committee for their time and ...

Fox helps ignite Loyalsock in a HAC-III victory

Maddie Fox runs the court like a deer, plays tenacious defense and passes well. She often, however, is labeled a shooter. Might as well embrace that role and go with it. Fox did just that Saturday again and again. All her practice paid huge dividends and ignited an electric 3-point party as ...

Kauffman looks to mirror Tagliaferri

If one ever constructs a Jersey Shore girls basketball Mount Rushmore, Hannah Kauffman and Alison Tagliaferri might be side by side. How fitting then that Kauffman will play college basketball for Tagliaferri at Bloomsburg next winter. Tagliaferri revived a dormant program during her ...

Tornadoes win battle of AA heavyweights

Mount Carmel graduated five starters from last year’s District 4 Class AAA champion. It features no seniors this year and opened the season 0-3. But this perennial power is looking mighty dangerous again. The names have changed, but Mount Carmel continues growing and winning. Now a Class AA ...

Penn State earns win over No. 10 Wisconsin

UNIVERSITY PARK — Neither coach was particularly pleased with the outcome of No. 1 Penn State’s 24-13 win over No. 10 Wisconsin on Sunday in Rec Hall. Despite the fact that Penn State won six of 10 bouts, amassed a 39-8 edge in takedowns and notched its 51st consecutive dual meet win, ...

Lycoming takes 9th at Whitehill Duals

Dropping his opponent on his head and getting the fall wasn’t exactly Chris Grecco’s plan Saturday. But it worked. The Lycoming 174-pounder improvised a little bit in the Warriors’ final match of the Budd Whitehill National Duals, and it helped his team go 2-0 and finish in ninth place ...

Penn State falls to No. 6 Michigan State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Tom Izzo wasn’t impressed with much of No. 6 Michigan State’s double-digit victory over Penn State. The Spartans built a big lead early and dominated at times in the paint in their 71-56 win on Sunday. From Izzo’s standpoint, that’s all they did well and ...

Sotos’ defense helps Bison win

LEWISBURG — Jimmy Sotos knew he had to do something. He had three turnovers in four possessions in the final 10 minutes and missed a front end of a 1-and-1 with 21 seconds left. The sophomore guard, who is the only player in program history with back-to-back 11 assist games, is more known for ...

Wildcats drop basketball double-header to Keuka

In women’s basketball, Penn College dropped a 59-39 contest to Keuka. Kaylah Brown scored a team high eight points. • In men’s basketball, Elijah Vazquez knocked down six 3-pointers and scored a team-high 22 points, but Penn College fell to Keuka College 78-56. Women’s Basketball ...

LHU men fall at home vs. California

LOCK HAVEN — Simple arithmetic will tell you that six isn’t greater than eight in terms of pure numbers. However, sometimes the effort by and results from six can be greater than those provided by eight and that unfortunately for the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team came to ...

Loyalsock grad Williams hitting stride at LHU

Marcus Williams was convinced his competitive athletic career was over. After stepping away from the Lock Haven football program after his freshman year because he “just wasn’t happy in the system,” Williams assumed his college career was over. He was content with playing pickup ...

16th-ranked Cal beats LHU women

LOCK HAVEN — Facing the once-beaten and nationally-ranked California women’s basketball team, Lock Haven University coach Jennifer Smith and assistant coach Zack Smith, had a plan to attempt to handle the powerful Vulcans. For the first half and most of the third period, the Bald Eagles ...

H.S. roundup: Williamsport boys overcome 3rd quarter deficit

In boys basketball, Williamsport outscored McCaskey, 57-38 in the second half to overcome a 13-point thrd quarter deficit and pull away for an 86-76 win to snap a three-game losing streak. Ahmir Ellzy scored a career-high 23 points and Nassir Jones (14), Isaac Ritter (14), Marcus Simmons (13) ...

Golf tip of the week: Drop the hands on the downswing

A high percentage of golfers cast the club on the downswing, causing the club to approach the ball from outside to in of the target line. This problem can be corrected by merely allowing the hands to drop from the right shoulder on the downswing, left shoulder for the lefty, known as the ...

Wildcats overcome slow start to beat Bulldogs

JERSEY SHORE — When Jersey Shore opened an eight-point lead in front of a large and boisterous crowd Friday, Central Mountain could have panicked. But the Wildcats never flinched. They had Jersey Shore right where they wanted them. Yes, Central Mountain would like to start games stronger, ...

Mitch Rupert on wrestling: Andrews putting together best season of his career

Cameron Andrews wrestles with no fear. It’s showing in his results. It’s a new feeling for the North Penn-Liberty senior. He’s always been a solid wrestler, but even at his best a year ago when he won 25 matches, hints of doubt would creep into his mind even when he was winning. That ...

Warriors go 1-2 at Whitehill Duals

Just seconds before Garrett Wesneski walked onto the mat, he turned to Lycoming teammate Trevor Corl and asked what the team score was. In all the excitement of watching Travis Ogden record a technical fall, he lost track of where the Warriors were in their dual with Castleton on Friday. Corl ...