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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 ...

Lewisburg girls headed to 1st state final

HAMBURG — As soon as the horn went off at Hamburg High School, the celebration was underway. A handful of Lewisburg players hugged each other and screamed near the 18-yard box. Others around midfield and some near the bench held Hershey’s chocolate bars, smiling from ear to ear. Even ...

Held together by tape, Pinzka has big day

Late in the fourth quarter Saturday, Lycoming safety Joe Pinzka and a teammate adjusted the tape around his elbow, looking for a better fit. They worked around the dried streak of blood staining the white bandaging. “They’re holding me together with tape,” Pinzka said with a perverse ...

Shore inspired by Leone to overcome adversity

Caleb Leone has not played a game this season, but he still might be Jersey Shore’s most valuable player. Whenever Jersey Shore has felt down, whenever adversity has seemed too much, every time victory has seemed like it has been slipping away, the Bulldogs have remembered Leone. One ...

ROUNDUP: Lycoming women set scoring record

For the second year in a row, the Lycoming women’s basketball team opened the season scoring more points in a game than it ever had before, shooting 47 percent from the floor and hitting 15 three-pointers to post a 118-56 win over Penn State-Hazleton on Tuesday. Four Warriors (1-0 overall) ...

Givens having a big season on defensive line

It’s tough for a defensive tackle to compile gaudy statistics, simply because of the nature of the position, so it’s often difficult to analyze the overall performance of those big space eaters in the middle of the line. Our eyes are trained to watch the football, not the big uglies ...