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Hauser helps lift Hornets

WELLSBORO — Ryan Sweet wasn’t even supposed to be in a position to intercept a pass late in the first half Friday night. His assignment on Wellsboro’s defense didn’t involve covering the Canton running back coming out of the backfield. But as he read the fourth-down play transpiring ...

Mounties struggle in loss to Red Tornadoes

MOUNT CARMEL — South Williamsport coach Chris Eiswerth sounded almost relieved and certainly ready to move onto the last two games of the regular season and hopefully the District 4 Class A playoffs. Other than finding ways to improve as any team always does after any game, there wasn’t ...

Central Mountain still searching for 1st win

The Central Mountain Wildcats found themselves down early yet again after an 88-yard touchdown pass to start the game against Selinsgrove on Friday night. Unlike other matchups in their winless start, the Wildcats responded quickly with a long touchdown of their own on a 62-yard touchdown ...

Lancers start out strong and cruise to home win

Over the last four years, the Loyalsock seniors have given the Lancer community a lot to be thankful for. Whether it was players like Malaki Parlante who has been a starter since he got there or other players who worked very hard on special teams to show they deserve a spot for the ...

Bucktail loses on homecoming

It was a game of two big momentum swings but in the end, it was Pottsville Nativity that made the final play to allow the Green Wave to spoil homecoming for the Bucks in a 22-14 win. The Green Wave jumped out a 14-0 lead in the first quarter paced by Nativity running back Steven Spolshi who ...

Distractions provide the latest test for the Nittany Lions

Tonight’s visit to Iowa is a great test for Penn State on several fronts. Number one, after landing in the top 10 for the first time this season, the Nittany Lions will find out how they handle prosperity with the campus slapping their backs and heaping praise on them. There’s less ...

5 keys for today’s game between Penn State and Iowa

Five things to look for as No. 10 Penn State visits one of the Big Ten’s toughest venues to face No. 17 Iowa, which is always difficult to beat in Saturday night games. No. 1: Franklin’s quest For everything he’s accomplished in his career and at Penn State, James Franklin still has ...

Freshman Rowley has made impact with Warriors

Mike Clark walked through the front gate of the Shangraw Athletic Complex. His car was about a block and a half away and as he prepared to make the left turn onto Union Avenue, a pickup carrying some of his Lycoming football players approached. “See ya, coach,” one of the players ...

Helmrich’s lone goal helps propel Williamsport to win

Williamsport had its gameplan in place just a day before it took the field at Balls Mills for its senior night game on a brisk Tuesday night. Knowing Katie Penman would have to fight double teams for much of the game, coach Scott McNeill thought another opportunity would open up for another one ...

South repeats as District 4 team champions

South Williamsport’s top trio of singles players have been outstanding all season and Thursday’s District 4 team tennis championships proved exactly where the group belongs in the area. Olivia Dorner lost one game all season, Lily Summerson posted an undefeated mark through the regular ...

Lycoming looking to avoid a 4-game skid

History points to Lycoming being a favorite for this weekend’s football game at Alvernia. The Warriors’ success in the Middle Atlantic Conference makes it a keystone of the league. Alvernia has never won a MAC game. But you won’t find a member of the Warriors counting Saturday’s game ...

Local roundup: Lewisburg field hockey beats Danville

In high school field hockey, Gabby Markunas had three goals and an assist and Izzy Zaleski scored twice in Lewisburg’s 10-0 win over Danville on Thursday. Kara Koch, Rylee Dyroff, Maddie Redding and Olivia Bartlett all scored as well. Muncy defeated Benton, 2-1. Hallie ...

Delaware Valley at Williamsport

Delaware Valley PPG—46.1, YPG—438; PPA—8.6 Delaware Valley facts: Winners of six straight, Delaware Valley has established itself as the clear favorite to win a third straight District 2-4 Class 6A championship. The Warriors have pounded six straight opponents by 34 or more points and ...

Canton at Wellsboro

Canton PPG—38.0, YPG—442.4; PPA—10.3, YPA—186 Canton facts: This is the second straight year that Canton and Wellsboro collide in Week 8 while having outstanding seasons. Over the first seven weeks of the last two seasons, these rivals have combined to go 27-1. Canton won a 26-16 ...

South Williamsport at Mount Carmel

South PPG—29.1, YPG—289.6; PPA—26.0, YPA—317.1 South facts: The final game of a three-week stretch competing against some of the district’s top Class AAA and AA teams comes tonight. South made quite a statement a week ago, giving Central Columbia all it could handle in a 17-7 ...

Milton at Loyalsock

Milton PPG—5.6, YPG—137.3; PPA—47.3, YPA—403.6 Milton facts: The Black Panthers are looking for any kind of spark in what has been a long season thus far. A young team that lost nearly all of last year’s rushing and receiving leaders, Milton is ranked last among District 4 teams in ...

Jersey Shore at Lewisburg

Jersey Shore PPG—29.9, YPG—377.3, PPA—28.0, YPA—317.1 Jersey Shore facts: A year after winning both the District 4 Class AAAA and HAC-I championships, Jersey Shore has a shot at adding another banner to its collection tonight. The Bulldogs can clinch a share of another HAC-I title if ...

Montoursville at Mifflinburg

Montoursville PPG—49.3, YPG—388; PPA—8.0, YPA—127.3 Montoursville facts: As outstanding as Montoursville has been throughout the 2000s, it has never won an outright league championship. That will change tonight if the Warriors defeat Mifflinburg. A victory would give Montoursville the ...

Muncy at CMVT

Muncy PPG—21.9, YPG—296.3; PPA—20.4, YPA—287.4 Muncy facts: Eight days after recapturing the Old Shoe, Muncy has to wake up early and hit the road and play CMVT. The Indians take a lot of momentum into the game and have won four of their last six games. One of the area’s younger ...