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College roundup: First-place Bucknell rolls past Holy Cross

Zach Thomas scored 18 points with six rebounds and Bucknell beat Holy Cross 77-56 on Saturday to extend its winning streak to six. Thomas, the Patriot League’s scoring and rebounding leader, made 4 of 7 from the field and 9 of 11 free throws with Nana Foulland adding 14 points and seven ...

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Montoursville's Luke Warnecke (33) shoots between Warrior Run's Gage Anzulavich, left, and Austin Soltesz (1) in the first quarter Friday at Montoursville.

Montoursville keeps WR down after a big start

A deficit of 20 in the first half didn’t necessarily deflate Warrior Run. Granted it wasn’t ideal, but this is the same Defenders team that battled back from 27 points down against Hughes­ville a few days prior. The Defenders have the ability to rally back against solid teams, but when ...

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Noah Stamm of Milton is No. 2 at 138 pounds and No. 10 overall.

Sun-Gazette area high school wrestling rankings

106 1. Brock Lutz, Montoursville 2. Coy Wagner, NP-Liberty 3. Isaac Landis, Canton 4. Zane Neaus, Milton 5. Brock Hamblin, Wellsboro 113 1. Jacob Blair, Muncy 2. Johnny Shreffler, Central Mtn. 3. Luke Gorg, Hughesville 4. Noah Hunt, Warrior Run 5. T.J. Walter, ...

Edwards latest solid heavyweight for CM

Central Mountain heavyweights have had to have patience over the years. The Wildcats haven’t had a four-year starter since Zach Corl graduated in 2011. But for Central Mountain coach Biff Walizer, it’s having to wait which has helped the Wildcat 285-pounders have success in recent years. ...

Rasheed pin at 197 part of a Nittany Lion rout

STATE COLLEGE — Cael Sanderson smirked as he sat next to Shakur Rasheed on the dais in the Rec Hall media room. The Nittany Lion 197-pounder was describing what enables him to lock up a crossface cradle on seemingly any opponent, as he did Friday night. “I hit them a lot on coach Cael ...

Local roundup: Spartan boys fall to Bloom

Hughesville fell to Bloomsburg at the buzzer, 42-40 Friday night in boys basketball after leading by 10. Taylor Mason led the Spartans with 16 points, Matt Myers had 7 and Partick Rogers had 6. Canton fell to Towanda 83-59. Towanda made 11 3-pointers, Dalton Potter had four of them. Michael ...

Herman Boone, the coach 
depicted in the movie “Remember the Titans,” speaks to a full house Thursday at Penn College.

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‘Titans’ coach speaks of team-building

Herman Boone, the T.C. Williams High School football coach portrayed by Denzel Washington in the movie “Remember the Titans,” spoke to a crowd of a few hundred at Penn College’s Klump Academic Center Auditorium Thursday evening as part of a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and ...

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Jersey Shore's Hannah Kauffman tries to shoot in a crowd of Williamsport's Samiya Little, back, and Gabby Thomas, front in the fourth quarter Thursday at Jersey Shore.

Kauffman leads Bulldog girls past Millionaires

JERSEY SHORE — Under­standing how Hannah Kauffman became such a good basketball player is not a difficult task. Simply, go look at her driveway. Close one’s eyes and he or she can see a 5-year-old Kauffman playing basketball against her father, Mark. As the years went by the games grew ...

Andrus part of CM road victory

SUNBURY — When Central Mountain’s Seth Andrus saw Shikellamy’s Cade Balestrini weigh in at 132 pounds Thursday night, he didn’t think much of it. He assumed the Braves’ sophomore state qualifier was going to make the bump to 138 for a better matchup. But as Andrus prowled behind the ...

Spartan defense shuts down Indians late

MUNCY — With just over three minutes to play, Muncy’s Jordan Yaple got the ball from outside of the 3-point arc and let go a great shot to cut down Hughesville’s deficit to just three points. Shortly thereafter, Muncy coach Jason Gresh called a quick timeout and told the Indians they ...

Nittany Lion women top No. 25 Scarlet Knights

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Teniya Page made 4 of 5 free throws with a second left and finished with 34 points to lead Penn State to a 70-67 win over No. 25 Rutgers on Thursday night. Down 11 with seven minutes to go, the Scarlet Knights rallied behind Tyler Scaife, taking a 65-64 lead on her ...

Local roundup: Lewisburg boys drop Neumann at buzzer

Nick Shedleski’s three at the overtime buzzer lifted Lewisburg to a 60-57 win over St. John Neumann Thursday in boys basketball. Shedleski finished the game-high 15 points, Nate Liscum and Aaron Hoover had 13 and 12 points. Andrew Fish, David Hill and Jayden Cioffi each had 12 points for ...

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Montoursville's Dylan Bower celebrates during the second quarter against Jersey Shore at Montoursville High School on Wednesday.

Warriors have 4 in double digits in win over Bulldogs

Go ahead, try and find Montoursville’s go-to player. Doing so is a futile process. This is not a team riding one or two players. Montoursville essentially has five go-to players. It is Montoursville’s balance, its unselfishness and its versatility that has the Warriors playing as well as ...

LHU men fall in final seconds

LOCK HAVEN — Some losses you can live with, while there are those that are hard to swallow. Wednesday night at Thomas Fieldhouse, Millersville scored the final two points in the game as the buzzer sounded to escape with a 66-64 win over Lock Haven University in a PSAC-East basketball ...

Local roundup: Shadle has triple-double in Galeton win

Makaya Shadle had a triple-double in Galeton’s 61-30 rout of Austin on Wednesday in girls basketball as she scored 18 points, swept away 10 steals and dished out 10 assists. Galeton took a 25-8 lead after the first quarter and never let up, holding Austin to single digits in all four ...

Devine’s record 8 treys help LHU women win

LOCK HAVEN — Rilegh was truly divine for the Lock Haven University women’s basketball team Wednesday night. Devine, just a sophomore, had a career night as she tied her career high with 30 points while establishing a new LHU record with eight made treys in an 86-84 win over Millersville, ...

Bison own sole possession of 1st place in PL

BALTIMORE — Zach Thomas scored 25 points, made four of Bucknell’s eight free throws in the last 50 seconds to hold off Loyola 78-70 and the Bison took over sole possession of first place in the Patriot League Wednesday night. The win is the fifth straight for Bucknell (12-8, 6-1). The ...

Former LH, CM coach Stauffer headed to PSCA HOF

Former Lock Haven and Central Mountain High School soccer coach Abe Stauffer is set to be inducted into the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame next Saturday in Harrisburg. “Being inducted means a lot, but this is not why I or any other coach gets into coaching. I ...

Cutters Hot Stove to honor Nichols

The Williamsport Cross­cutters 12th Annual Hot Stove Banquet will be held on Wednesday, January 24 in the Grand Ballroom of the Genetti Hotel in Wil­liamsport. Guests at this year’s ev­ent in­clude two former Phil­lies from the 1993 Nat­ional League Champ­ion­ship team; second ...

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Shayna McNamee and St. John Neu­mann meet Sullivan County Wednesday.

McNamee joins dad at 1,000 points

The ball rested inside her bedroom but, growing up, Shayna McNamee did not understand the significance. Once she hit junior high, however, it hit her. The ball belonged to her father, Tom, and commemorated him scoring 1,000 points while playing at St. John Neumann. A father’s gift soon ...