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Hook-and-lateral to Barkley one yard short

STATE COLLEGE — Highlights, lowlights, and in-betweens of Penn State's game Saturday at Beaver Stadium, a 35-6 win over Rutgers. PLAY OF THE GAME: A Saquon Barkley highlight that epitomized his struggles most of the day to make a big play. Trace McSorley completed a pass to DaeSean ...

Green Hornets’ great season comes to an end

Wellsboro was hoping to keep its great postseason run going, but came up just shy in a 2-1 loss to Masterman in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Hazleton High School. Wellsboro scored in the first half when Gabe Leach sent a corner kick in that Johnny Rowland ...

Golf tip of the week: Shape of hand is as unique as fingerprint

I have written thousands of golf tips, but the information in this tip is as golden as a nugget. There are very few tips that apply to one-hundred percent of the readers; this tip does just that. If you follow the instructions below your swing will improve immediately. • Stand erect and ...

2 first-half goals help Dragons’ advance

MANCHESTER — Playing against a 3-5-2 defensive formation, Lewisburg freshman Ben Liscum knew the middle of the field was crowded against New Hope-Solebury, but he probably also knew that at some point, an opportunity to score would come along. With how well Lewisburg plays offensively, it ...

Loyalsock’s Hunter Webb runs with the ball against Danville on Friday night at Danville High School during the District 4 Class AAA championship game. The Lancers won, 35-6. (MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette)

Lancers roll in district final Class AAA win over Danville

DANVILLE — It’ll take a tape measure to figure out just which seam opened up wider for Loyalsock on Friday night. The one which allowed Jacob Waltz to return the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown was wide enough to let a Mack truck drive through. The one which opened up for Hunter ...

DAVE KENNEDY/Sun-Gaztte Correspondent
Wyalusing defenders try to stop Montgomery quarterback Brayden Strouse (38) on Friday at Montgomery High School during the District 4 Class A championship game. Montgomery lost to the Rams, 28-6.

Edsell lifts Wyalusing; Red Raiders have best season in 17 years

One by one, Montgomery football players lined up at midfield and received silver medals. One by one, the public address announcer read their names and, one by one, Montgomery fans cheered. Those names will not soon be forgotten. Whatever the future holds, those players, this team, will always ...

Hoffman looks to contribute for Bison

LEWISBURG — Garrett Hoffman had just finished a summer workout and weight-lifting session with his brother Gavin and, as usual, stepped on the scale to check his weight. When he saw 228 pounds on the scale, the Bucknell sophomore knew it was an issue. He hadn’t put on bad weight, he just ...

Winning state game elevates Wellsboro

Winning a district championship, the first in program history, was something that helped elevate Wellsboro boys soccer to a new level. It solidified the fact that the Green Hornets can compete with anyone within the district. Wellsboro’s been successful in boys soccer for years — the ...

Lycoming ends year below .500

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Chase Williams stood tall in the pocket surveying a field littered with green jerseys. He took a small step forward, allowing a charging pass-rusher to brush past him like a summer breeze. The Lycoming quarterback saw the the window in the Stevenson defense he wanted to ...

Dragons still rolling in states

If you were to ask people around the district if Lewisburg would win a fourth consecutive district championship, have just one loss entering the state playoffs and win a first-round playoff game, no doubt a few in the area would say probably not. “They lost too much from last ...

Lycoming men defeat Lehman College in postseason

There was no jumping. There was no screaming. There was no bench-clearing celebration. Just a few nearly frost-bitten smiles and a couple glove covered high-fives. This is what Lycoming College men’s soccer has become. A dominant program that has high expectations. No. 7 Lycoming scored a ...

Galasso is impressing at Lyco

Standing on the sideline as players poured out of the locker room for practice, Steve Wiser called out to fellow Lycoming coach Steve Radocaj on Wednesday. “Hey, Rad, how long did it take us to know Galasso was a player,” Wiser asked. “I don’t know,” Radocaj said. “An hour? ...

Missed opportunities hurt Lock Haven in loss

LOCK HAVEN — The inability to maintain drives that resulted in points on offense and the inability to get off the field on defense, especially on third down, has hurt the Lock Haven football team for much of the season. In Saturday afternoon’s Senior Day game with Mercyhurst, it was much ...

Local roundup: Hinton scores 34, but LHU men fall on road

Lock Haven fell to Virginia Union, 72-69, in the Bald Eagles’ men’s soccer season opener. Amir Hinton led the Bald Eagles with 34 points shooting 8 for 9 from the arc and eight rebounds. • Bucknell opened the season with a 76-71 win over Rider in women’s basketball. Kaitlyn Slagus ...

Local roundup: Lock Haven women’s basketball team falls to Concord

Lock Haven dropped second close game to Concord at the MEC/PSAC Challenge, 73-68, in women’s basketball. Kayla Henderson led LHU with 18 points. • Amir Hinton had 28 points in Lock Haven’s 70-78 loss to Shaw at Shippensburg Wolf’s Bus Lines Classic in men’s basketball. Ra’eese ...

LL announces 2018 dates, new Central Region HQ

On Friday’s annual Little League International Board of Directors meeting, Little League announced the official dates for the 2018 Little League World Series. The Little League Baseball World Series will take place August 16-26. The Senior League Baseball World Series will begin on July ...

JUDI PINKERTON/For The Sun-Gazette
Hunter Knott, left, and Cole Cavanaugh, right, meet Danville tonight in the District 4 AAA final.

Lancers have spent year with Danville revenge on their minds

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck could wait. Justin Van Fleet still was thinking football. Shortly after the 2016 football season ended, Van Fleet and his family took a Disney World vacation. But the Loyalsock football coach still found time to make sure his players were attacking their offseason ...

RALPH WILSON/For The Sun-Gazette
Williamsport, with Haley Whitford, competed in the PIAA soccer playoffs this season as District 2-4 Class AAAA champion.

Girls’ evolution evident in quarter century of PIAA soccer

This year, players on Southern Columbia’s girls soccer team asked assistant coach Jen Stine if they could watch old film of her and former teammate Erin Snyder playing in the late 1990s. Stine told her players that they had to preview it first to make sure they were as as good as they had ...

Lycoming set for season finale on Saturday

The Stevenson team Lycoming will play in its season finale Saturday isn’t the same one which won the Middle Atlantic Conference title last year. That was a Mustangs team which had built for a few years to have the kind of team which could win a league title. But the Warriors aren’t ...

KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette
Jensen Drick and Montgomery are playing Wyalusing for a district title.

Football preview: Wyalusing at Montgomery

Wyalusing PPG—15.5, YPG—222.2, PPA—24.8, YPA—264.6 Wyalusing facts: The Rams won a 22-21 thriller at top-seeded Muncy last week, scoring the winning touchdown and 2-point conversion with 36 seconds remaining. Now Wyalusing is playing in its first district final since 2001 and can win ...