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PSU notebook: McSorley threw for 229 and 2 TDs

STATE COLLEGE — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 63-10 victory over Kent State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: Backup quarterback Sean Clifford connected with freshman receiver Daniel George for a 95-yard touchdown pass with 6:55 ...

Hughesville’s Millheim plays well in loss

HUGHESVILLE — With low-flying helicopters and airplanes from the Hughesville Balloon Fest rumbling over Raymond H. Perritt Stadium and with all the shots being fired at him, Hughesville goal keeper Steven Millheim probably thought he was under an aerial attack. Millheim faced constant ...

Lycoming’s defense is key in victory over Lebanon Valley

There’s a stray blue trash can which is never too far from the Lycoming football bench. It’s there on game day and for each practice session, too. When the Warriors defense creates a turnover, they take a football and slam it into the receptacle and slam down the lid. It’s Lycoming’s ...

Ranked IUP rolls past LHU

LOCK HAVEN — When IUP rolled into town ranked third in the nation in Division II, some might have wondered just how good the Crimson Hawks actually were. Not wasting any time answering that question, IUP scored 21 points in each of the first two periods for a 42-3 halftime spread en rout to ...

Brooks and Glover lift Penn over the Bison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Karekin Brooks ran for two first-quarter touchdowns as Pennsylvania jumped out to a big early lead in its season-opener and beat Bucknell, 34-17, on Saturday. Ryan Glover threw a pair of touchdown passes for Penn (1-0), which has beaten Bucknell (0-3) in seven straight ...

Golf tip of the week: Hitting a ball from a plugged lie

Hitting a ball that has plugged in a bunker, (fried egg) is not that difficult. Many golfers try to open the wedge and try to splash it out, try closing the club face and allow the club to extract the ball from the sand. The deeper the ball is in the sand, the more you shut the club face. ...

Local roundup: Williamsport wins shootout with Hazleton

Marcus Simmons had a 56-yard touchdown pass from Joe Fagnano and Fagnano then ran in the 2-point conversion to lift Williamsport to an exciting 64-63 win over Hazleton on Friday night. Simmons recovered a fumble with 33 seconds left to seal the win and prevent Hazleton from driving. ...

Time for PSU to flag itself

Being that this is 9/11 week, let’s go off the field. James Franklin opened his press conference Tuesday — September 11 — with the nice gesture of acknowledging the ultimate sacrifice that thousands paid 17 years ago, including one of his former teammates at East Stroudsburg, a man ...

Muncy snaps 7-game skid against South

MUNCY — A split second after securing the game-clinching interception, Muncy cornerback Kolby Moyer raised his right arm, sprinted toward the sideline and jumped high into coach Sean Tetreault’s arms. Simultaneously, linebacker Mike Kustanbauter vomited at the 40-yard line. Never has a ...

Shearer throws for 4 TDs as Montoursville cruises

TURBOTVILLE — The Montoursville Warriors scored on an impressive nine-play drive to open up the game, but allowed the Warrior Run Defenders to drive the length of the field to the 1-yard line in what looked to be a huge momentum boost moving forward. Well, the Warriors held strong for a ...

McSorley accounts for 5 TDs in PSU’s rout of Kent State

STATE COLLEGE — James Franklin has a man crush on Trace McSorley and isn’t afraid to admit it. “If you’re a young quarterback out there, watch Trace McSorley,” Penn State’s coach said Saturday. “The guy has been winning since he was in diapers.” Franklin went on and on ...

Moyers carries Green Dragons in a rout

LEWISBURG — Max Moyers knew his team was hurting. With all-state wide receiver Dylan Farronato on crutches and starting quarterback Nick Shedleski gimpy from hits the last couple of weeks, Moyers knew he and the run game would be relied on. He was up for the challenge. Moyers racked up ...

Canton jumps out to 40-point lead early in lopsided victory

In any sport, some nights you just run into a better team. That was the case last night in Farwell as the Canton Warriors arrived at Dwyer Memorial Field ready to play. The team speed on both sides of the ball proved too much for the Bucks as Canton rolled out to a 40-point lead until the ...

Lancers can’t top Panthers in road loss

BLOOMSBURG — The decisive pass Friday night floated from Jack Howell’s hand, putting enough air under it to both let Bloomsburg receiver Aiden Klinger run under it and to keep it away from the outstretched hands of a Loyalsock defender. When Klinger caught the ball, he was gone. In a ...

Montgomery wins on its homecoming night

MONTGOMERY—Down yet another quarterback, Montgomery never lost hope, or the lead, in a 26-12 win over Sayre in a Class A battle on homecoming night at Red Raider Stadium a the Montgomery Athletic Complex Friday night. Instead Montgomery found a way to change its offense to get Hunter ...

49 unanswered points lift Blue Jays over Spartans

HUGHESVILLE — If you would have watched the first drive of the Hughesville Spartans offense, you would have thought the final score would be closer than a 49-24 win by Central Columbia. Throughout the evening, Hughesville’s injury-ridden and young football team showed spurts of hope for ...

Bellefonte rolls past Wildcats

MILL HALL — In a game they desperately needed to win in order to salvage their season, just about everything went wrong for the Wildcats. Starting quarterback Zane Probst was sidelined with an ankle injury, the offense was contained to just 76 rushing yards and was limited to under seven ...

Local roundup: Lewisburg boys falls to undefeated State College

In boys soccer, Dominick Simone made four saves but Lewisburg managed just four shots in its 1-0 loss to undefeated Class AAAA State College. Connor Albaugh totaled three goals and two assists, Brady Dowell posted two goals and an assist, Ty Whitmoyer tallied two scores and Zach Stooper ...

Bulldogs struggle against MCA

JERSEY SHORE —Sometimes in football, as in life, people just have a bad day. That simple explanation is the best way to describe what happened to Jersey Shore against Mount Carmel on Friday night. One week after an impressive performance in their first win of the year against Montoursville, ...

5 keys for PSU vs. Kent State

Five things to look for as Penn State closes the non-conference portion of the schedule against Kent State in what should be a blowout victory. No. 1: Clean things up The Nittany Lions will win easily to stay undefeated, but they need to play four solid quarters after struggling for large ...