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The Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State hosts its men’s and women’s teams started with money from Buffalo Sabres and Bills owner Terry Pegula.

PSU hockey continues growth

STATE COLLEGE — In the shadow of Beaver Stadium stands a sparkling rink with two sheets of ice that Terry Pegula hopes will be the incubator for the growth of hockey in Pennsylvania and across the United States. Eight years ago, Pegula and his wife, Kim, gave more than $100 million to Penn ...

Nittany Lion men lose in OT at home

STATE COLLEGE — The cheers and hollers coming from the Minnesota locker room were audible at least 20 feet away, deep inside Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center. It sounded like joy, a feeling the Golden Gophers hadn’t experienced in at least 10 days after losing two of their best ...

Bison win fourth straight

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Zach Thomas had 17 points and 15 rebounds, Nana Foulland scored 13 and grabbed 11 boards and Bucknell beat Colgate 63-51 on Monday night for its fourth consecutive win. Stephen Brown added 10 points and Kimbal Mackenzie scored nine on 3-of-5 shooting from 3-point range ...

Local roundup: Muncy wrestlers dominate Shore

Muncy’s six pins catapulted the Indians to a 69-9 victory over Jersey Shore Monday night in wrestling. After forfeits from 106 to 126, Bryce Vollman and Joe Klock got back-to-back pins, Ethan and Noah Gush got pins at 152 and 160, and Hunter Poust and Coty Steele pinned at 220 and 285. Jersey ...

Chris Masse on boys basketball: Pastores both relentless workers

Anthony Pastore did not play varsity basketball as a freshman. Neither did his older brother Mike. Now, Mike is a starting guard at Elizabethown and Anthony is establishing himself as an outstanding scholastic point guard. There is a common denominator. Both Pastore’s are relentless ...

Local roundup: Milton wrestling goes 4-1 at the Line Mountain Duals

At the Line Mountain Duals, Milton went 4-1 by defeating Berlin Brothersvalley (45-27), Brentsville, Va. (53-28), North Penn-Liberty (44-30) and Pittston (66-12) with a loss to Huntingdon (54-18). Against Berlin Brothersvalley, Milton’s Hoyt Bower pinned Josh Most in 26 ...

Wildcat Weekly: Penn College winter sports teams return to action

Over the past week, Pennsylvania College of Technology men's and women's basketball teams saw their first action since December, but, along with the wrestling team, all went winless.   MEN'S BASKETBALL On the road at Penn State DuBois in non-conference action on Tuesday, Penn College ...

Defender girls are now 9-2

TURBOTVILLE — Warrior Run produced 12 first-half field goals and 10 included an assist. Six players scored during that time and the Defenders efficiently carved up the defense. Opponents are putting so much energy into stopping elite center Megan Zimmerman, but Warrior Run showed again ...

Local roundup: Smith helps lift Williamsport boys to win

Eric Smith scored the go-ahead basket for Williamsport in the second quarter and the Millionaires held on the rest of the way for a 72-63 win over J.P. McCaskey. Darryl Wilson led Williamsport with 17 points, Keith Jason added 16 and Marcus Simmons scored 13. Dylan Meyer scored 16 ...

Warriors stumble with 0-3 first day at Whitehills

A trio of golden mylar balloons floated in a barren corner of Lamade Gymnasium. The three balloons formed the number ‘100’, a reminder of the milestone Lycoming 174-pounder Brandon Conrad reached Friday morning at the Budd Whitehill National Duals. The senior from Bloomsburg became the ...

Lycoming concludes Budd Whitehill Duals with 2-0 mark

Canton grad Garrett Wesneski helped lead Lycoming to a 24-18 win over Ohio Northern to conclude the second day of the Budd Whitehill National Duals at Lamade Gym with a 2-0 mark for the Warriors. Wesneski used a third-period reversal and a riding time point to defeat Nathan Barcaskey in their ...

Bald Eagles lose to Rams at home

LOCK HAVEN — The scoreboard had it as a West Chester 88-55 win, but that is only a small part of the story from Saturday’s PSAC-East women’s hoop game from Thomas Fieldhouse. It was more about the changing of the guard. When you only show two wins in 11 games, making a change in ...

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Grip wear under the thumbs is an indication you are gripping too tight.

Golf tip of the week: Relax both the arms and hands

Golfers and non-golfers alike ask me, “what is the most common mistake amateur golfers make?” The answer is they grip the club too tight. I write about this regularly, tension in the arms and hands ruin most golfer’s full potential of being a good golfer. If the hands and arms are ...

LHU’s Hinton hits 1,000th in loss

LOCK HAVEN — For the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team, it was one of those games that was there for the taking. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen for the Bald Eagles. Playing toe-to-toe with West Chester for 35 minutes, the Rams gained separation in the 8-10 point range ...

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Ahmahd Keyes of Warrior Run runs up the court after time expired, celebrating Warrior Run’s overtime win over Hughesville Friday night at Warrior Run.

Warrior Run down 30-3, wins in OT

TURBOTVILLE — Warrior Run point guard Cassidy Hoff­man weaved by and around Hughesville defenders as the seconds ticked away. Nearly all night Warrior Run chased Hughesville, but now the Defenders commanded the action. Less than a minute later Ahmahd Keyes blocked a last-second shot, held ...

Antonio Brown sick, questionable Sunday

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown was sent home from Steelers practice Friday, but it wasn’t because of the calf injury he’s been nursing for the past four weeks. Brown was a full practice participant all week, but coach Mike Tomlin said Brown fell ill Friday. So Tomlin kept him away from ...

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Gable Crebs of Montoursville is the top-ranked area wrestler at 160.

Sun-Gazette area high school wrestling rankings

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

Pittsburgh senior Ryan Solomon is a former state champ from Milton.

Solomon seeks big ending at Pittsburgh

The pomp and circumstance of the NCAA wrestling championships has lost its luster to Ryan Solomon. He’s been to the tournament enough times without leaving as an All-American that he’s no longer wowed by the experience. The only thing that matters for Pitts­burgh’s heavyweight is ...

Bulldogs hold off Seals at line

If the game’s on the line, the one person Jersey Shore coach Scott Munro wants on the line is Jay Dincher. He’s clutch when he needs to take free throws, and Friday night was no exception. In the final minute in a game that was within two possessions, Dincher continued to hit his shots ...

Richard Bestwick

Former Montoursville, Virginia coach Bestwick dies at 87

Richard Bestwick, the Mon­toursville High School football coach from 1953-55 who later become head coach at the Uni­versity of Vir­ginia, Dallas Cow­boys scout and college athletic administrator, died Jan. 4 at 87 in Athens, Ga. Bestwick came to Mon­tours­ville after lettering three ...