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WR Juwan Johnson looking to transfer elsewhere

Receiver Juwan Johnson, coming off a disappointing junior season for Penn State, may have played his final game in a Nittany Lion uniform. No, Johnson isn’t declaring for the NFL draft a year early, but he is looking at transferring to play his final college season elsewhere. Johnson’s ...

Local roundup: Grab scores 25 in Wellsboro’s victory

From staff reports Joseph Grab scored 25 points thanks to making six treys, Brandyn Tuttle added 11 and Wellsboro rolled to a 67-27 win over Cowanesque Valley in boys basketball on Friday. Grab tied Michael Pietropola’s mark of six 3-pointers made for second all-time in Wellsboro ...

No. 1 PSU crushes Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. — No. 1 Penn State opened up Big Ten dual meet action with a convincing win at No. 11 Northwestern on Friday night. The Nittany Lions, under the direction of veteran coach Cael Sanderson, rolled to a 33-8 victory for their 50th straight dual meet win. Senior Jason Nolf ...

Shore plays well all around as Bulldogs defeat Central Mountain

JERSEY SHORE — Just three seconds after the jump ball, Jersey Shore showed that this game would be much different than the last two. The Bulldogs played well in those two previous losses, moving the ball well and producing good shots. They just kept missing. Thursday, though, Brielle Hess ...

Central Mountain wrestling remains unbeaten

MILL HALL — How good the Central Mountain wrestling team has been this year may be best summarized in coach Biff Walizer being unsatisfied by a 33-point win over Shikellamy on Thursday night. The Wildcats won five consecutive bouts to break a tie, recorded six falls for the third time in ...

Lewisburg sweeps Shore during Dragons’ senior night

LEWISBURG—Christian Coleman just seems to enjoy his time in the water and being with his teammates on Lewisburg’s swimming and diving team. He can constantly be seen helping the younger swimmers as they prepare for events. He’s always prepared, a constant leader, and strong competitor ...

Bucktail boys lose to Neumann

RENOVO — St. John Neumann steamrolled into the Dale Florey Gymnasium last night often putting on a clinic of what skill, size and speed can look like on a high school court. Bucktail was often up to the task, but the Knights cruised to a 75-33 win. The loss dropped Bucktail to 4-9 in a ...

Parker joins Nittany Lions as new wide receivers coach

Penn State hired a new wide receivers coach Thursday, while a former coach who held that position with the Nittany Lions took a lucrative job at Michigan. The new receivers coach is Gerad Parker, who once served as the interim coach at Purdue and most recently spent two seasons as receivers ...

Lutz throws block party in Lyco win

Erica Lutz didn’t need to leave the paint. She was plenty effective down low and that’s not even including her 15 points, with 12 of those in the paint. The stoic sophomore made up for a lackluster shooting night with a spirited defensive effort as she led a Lycoming defense which ...

Lycoming misses on late chances to tie Alvernia

Jordan Logan has made some picture-perfect passes in his career, most of which have come on the soccer field. The three-time MAC Commonwealth midfielder turned basketball starter is 10th all-time in the history of Lycoming’s men’s soccer program with 17 assists. He had another ...

Mounties focused on matchups, not duals

TOWANDA — Eric Pequignot has spent the season putting his wrestlers in bad positions. He’s not doing it for his own amusement. He’s doing it because he knows it’s going to benefit his North Penn-Liberty wrestlers down the road. He and his team understand the position they’re in. ...

SW grad Brewer attending umpiring school

Having your hometown be the site of the Little League World Series every year can often times give a young player dreams of playing under the bright lights of Volunteer or Howard J. Lamade Stadiums, lacing up the cleats in front of thousands of people who are all there to see you play. Or maybe ...

ROUNDUP: Bucknell men comeback for win

For the fifth time this season, Bucknell overcame a double-digit deficit to win a game, this time using a strong final 10 minutes to outlast Colgate, 84-81, Wednesday night at Sojka Pavilion. Seniors Kimbal Mackenzie (25 points) and Nate Sestina (15 points, nine rebounds) led the way for the ...

Southern beats Muncy in match of two of top-ranked teams in state

FRANKLIN TWP. — The gym was mortuary-esque. Only the hum of the television play-by-play broadcaster hovered over the dull hum of silence. It didn’t feel like the kind of setting expected for a wrestling match between two of the three top-ranked teams in Pennsylvania. With one Ian Yoder ...

Cioffi helps lift Knights to a win

Jaiden Cioffi never has cared about how many points he scores. He is content being an excellent rebounder, defender, passer and leader. But Cioffi can be an offensive weapon. Whatever it takes to produce victories, the St. John Neumann forward will do. And that meant taking center stage ...

Nickal, Nolf both undefeated this year

STATE COLLEGE — It’s interesting how similar the perspectives of a fifth-year senior and a redshirt freshman can be on the Penn State wrestling team. Senior 197-pounder Bo Nickal and freshman 149-pounder Brady Berge revealed those similarities in separate interviews Tuesday in the ...

Poirier’s 19 lifts Wellsboro

In girls basketball, Emma Poirier led Wellsboro to a 46-16 win over Canton on Tuesday. Poirier finished the game with 19 points,. Cathryn Brought had 15 points and seven steals. Tamara Hess led Canton with six points. North Penn-Liberty fell to Towanda, 78-34. Taylor Thompson led Liberty with ...

Made shot at buzzer too late as South holds off Lewisburg

The ball bounced off the rim twice, then fell through the basket. South Williamsport players celebrated while jubilant Lewisburg players jumped and embraced each other. Seconds later, South was the only team still celebrating. Roz Noone hustled, corralled a late rebound and hit what would ...

Lancers learn from early season defeat

Loyalsock played good opponents throughout its first seven games, but outside of being pushed hard against rival Montoursville, the state’s No. 5-ranked Class AAA team made an undefeated start look pretty easy. That all ended last Wednesday at Danville. The defending Heartland Conference ...