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Penn State ready for in-state competition

With Thanksgiving dinner all but a fading memory, the Penn State wrestling team can finally bite into some of the meat of its dual meet schedule. The No. 1 Nittany Lions will take a day trip to Lewisburg for a 7 p.m. Friday dual with Bucknell before returning home to Rec Hall for a 1:30 p.m. ...

Jones leads Penn State to upset of Virginia Tech

STATE COLLEGE — Pat Chambers predicted two weeks ago that opponents would soon come to respect Myreon Jones’ sharpshooting abilities. When the Penn State freshman finally got his chance to showcase his shot against a ranked team on Tuesday night, he lived up to his coach’s ...

Lycoming hangs on late for win

Lycoming College rebounded from its first loss after a 3-0 start, and Penn College remained winless in the early stages of the season, but there was plenty of learning that went on during the Warriors’ 89-75 crosstown non-conference men’s basketball triumph on Monday night at Penn ...

Local roundup: Mansfield grad Carter signs to play pro overseas

In men’s basketball, former Mansfield University men’s basketball standout Malik Carter, a 2018 graduate, has signed a professional contract to play with BC Vllaznia in Albania. The club is one of the major basketball teams in Albania, having won nine league titles, 12 Cup titles, and a ...

Susquehanna distances itself late in 2nd half to beat Lycoming

As she drove into the paint for a layup, Lycoming’s Erica Lutz got knocked down as she let go of her shot. The Lycoming forward was on the ground as her shot went in and the Lycoming bench cheered for the ensuing foul shot that was coming. Lutz easily made the free throw to put Lycoming up ...

LHU, PSU, Bucknell compete at Mat-Town Open at Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — The nationally-ranked Lock Haven University wrestling team hosted the 13th annual Mat-Town Open Tournament marking the first time this season LHU has competed in the friendly confines of Thomas Fieldhouse. The No. 17 Bald Eagles didn’t disappoint as a number of LHU wrestlers ...

Scranton Prep proves to be too much for Montoursville to beat

DUNMORE—Defensive end Ryan Keen blew through the offensive line and forced a fumble that Montoursville recovered on the game’s first play Saturday afternoon. It appeared that maybe the Warriors would be every bit as dominant as they were when they captured the District 4 Class AAA ...

Saturday’s tough loss will be a learning experience

DUNMORE — The Montoursville post-game huddle Saturday lasted twice as long as did Scranton Prep’s before breaking up. Assessing a 14-game season and thanking dedicated senior leaders can take some time. Really, though, the central theme throughout that huddle was about reaching this ...

Effort buoys bowl spirit and keeps 10-win year alive

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State got more than just a W on Saturday. In blowing out Maryland, 38-3, the Nittany Lions accomplished several things that will carry them for the next five weeks. They sent their seniors, particularly quarterback Trace McSorley, out with a deserved curtain call. ...

McSorley shines for PSU on its Senior Day in rout of Maryland

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State played like a motivated, emotionally energized team trying to finish strong on senior day. Maryland played like it was merely trying to finish out an emotionally draining season. Both elements were understandable, and the combination led to a Nittany Lion ...

Golf tip of the week: Push the right knee in on backswing

The right knee — or left knee for the left-handed golfer — plays two critical roles during the backswing. It works as a stabilizer keeping the lower body from swaying and works as a retainer, holding the pressure of the upper body coil. It’s much like a spring being held stationary at ...

Montoursville’s dedicated work ethic last December has paid off

Past Montoursville football players often had clear calendars each December. That changed last year. Circumstances forced that change. Montoursville often plays deep into November and uses December to rest up before hitting the weights come January. But when Montoursville went 2-8 last ...

Montoursville vs. Scranton Prep

Where: Montoursville (11-2) vs. Scranton Prep (12-1) at Dunmore, 1 p.m. Montoursville PPG—34.8, YPG—347; PPA—12.8, YPA—204 Montoursville Road to Quarterfinals: In District 4, beat Athens, 50-8; Lewisburg, 21-17 and Danville, 32-0 Montoursville facts: The Warriors captured their ...

McSorley leaves a legacy like no other

As a verbal commitment to Vanderbilt in 2014, Trace McSorley remembers a phone call from James Franklin to inform that the coach was headed to Penn State. McSorley felt like he had been punched in the gut. “I was probably a little short (on the phone) because I was upset with how ...

Penn State’s 5 keys to the game

Five things to look for as Penn State wraps up the regular season against Maryland with a lot riding on the line. No. 1: Plenty to play for Talk about story lines. It’s senior day, Trace McSorley’s final home game and a chance to play for a berth in a New Year’s Six bowl game ...

Seniors have made a big impact at PSU

Nearly two dozen Penn State players will take part in the final home game of their careers Saturday against Maryland, and coach James Franklin gushed over what those players have been able to accomplish. “You look at their record, the senior class, I think all things considered, maybe one ...

Franklin plans on staying at PSU

James Franklin has stated that he plans to stay at Penn State for a long time, so does that mean the speculation about him possibly going to USC is over? Not exactly. Franklin gave a non-denial denial answer when asked about the USC speculation Tuesday afternoon. He tried to clarify things ...

Williamsport’s Hillman named Boys Soccer Player of the Year

In an early-season game against Altoona, Williamsport defensive midfielder Sam Hillman was matched up against Mountain Lions’ leading goal-scorer Alex Berardinelli. The all-conference forward was frustrated by Hillman, who followed him around all game, forced countless turnovers and stepped ...

Lewisburg’s Michaels named Girls Soccer Player of the Year

It was by far the play of the game and probably could have been argued that it was the play of the season. With under three minutes remaining, a shot had ricocheted off the crossbar at Hersheypark Stadium by Bedford’s Amber Thomas. Her teammate, Kiley Horne, was right there a few feet away ...

A remarkable turnaround for Montoursville

Montoursville might have lost a lot last year, but it learned a lot more. The Warriors returned just four starters from 2016’s District 4 Class AAA champion last fall and played against one of the district’s toughest schedules. Taken together, it was not shocking that one of the state’s ...