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Girls team tennis begins on Tuesday

The District 4 girls tennis team tournament begins on Tuesday, as the brackets were released on Sunday afternoon. Central Columbia plays Selinsgrove at Muncy at noon in a preliminary match. Also in preliminary matches are Milton vs. Loyalsock at Williamsport at 10 a.m. and Bloomsburg vs. ...

PCT Wildcat Weekly: Penn College men’s soccer team boasts 2-0 week

Pennsylvania College of Technology teams had a combined four wins, five losses week as the fall sports season continued. FLASHBACK: MEN'S SOCCER Last Sunday at home with North Eastern Athletic Conference foe SUNY Poly, the Wildcats earned a weekend split with a 2-0 win on a pair of ...

Lewisburg, Loyalsock tie at 1-1 after 2 OT periods

There were numerous times throughout the game that Loyalsock’s Charlotte Neylon had a throughball or breakaway past midfield. And with how much speed Neylon has, Lewisburg’s defenders and goalie knew she could create an opportunity if she got some space. But just about every single time ...

Turnovers prove to be costly for LHU

LOCK HAVEN — Any way you view it, Saturday’s PSAC East football game between Millersville and Lock Haven was anything but pretty to watch. Four interceptions, a lost fumble, missed opportunities and the inability to finish drives by the Bald Eagles resulted in a 24-6 Millersville win at ...

College football’s elite is an exclusive club

Give James Franklin credit for one thing last Saturday night: He thanked everybody for coming. That’s typically how he opens his press conferences, which generally take on a predictable format. After Ohio State’s 27-26 gut punch, though, once Franklin’s initial welcome was out of the ...

Blue Jays pull away to defeat Mounties

BLOOMSBURG —Hunter Finn broke through the initial wave of defenders and ran the final 75 yards untouched. A Central Columbia defender tried to cut off his angle but was unable to get there. With every step closer to the end zone, South Williamsport fans rose from the ice cold aluminum ...

Colgate wins 10th straight, beats Bucknell

LEWISBURG — Grant Breneman threw for 254 yards and a touchdown, James Holland rushed for two scores and Colgate beat Bucknell, 27-3, on Saturday for its 10th straight victory. Colgate (5-0, 3-0 Patriot League), which leads the nation in scoring defense at 5.0 points per game, has only ...

Local high school roundup: Yerger’s goal keeps South girls undefeated

Lexie Yerger scored in the 72nd minute to keep South Williamsport undefeated in its 1-0 win over Benton in girls soccer. Alyssa Johnson made four saves for the Mounties (11-0). Wellsboro lost to Troy, 3-1. The Green Hornets’ goal came from Jenna Boyce. Bethany Beinlich scored ...

Local college roundup: Foltz, Swam help LHU women’s soccer earn victory

From staff reports Marah Foltz and Haleigh Swam both scored for Lock Haven as the Bald Eagles defeated Seton Hill, 2-1, in women’s soccer. Seton Hill scored late in the second half. Gabby Kishbaugh assisted on the Bald Eagles’ goal. Holly Burns scored two goals to lead ...

Golf tip of the week: Executing the flop shot

The flop shot is a handy tool but requires a unique technique. It takes guts and commitment if you decide to add a flop shot to your arsenal, especially if there is trouble on the opposite side of the green such as water or an out of bounds. Flopping the ball requires practice and ...

Thorsheim’s late heroics leads Bucknell men’s soccer

A late goal by Matt Thorsheim lifted Bucknell to a 1-0 overtime victory over Holy Cross. After coming on in the 105th minute, Alex Clarke made an instant impact as his assist to Thorsheim finally broke the tie and extended the Bison unbeaten streak to four games. Ryan Ott made two saves in ...

Montgomery wins Old Shoe Trophy for 1st time since 2004

MONTGOMERY — Jacob Gearhart collapsed at midfield as joy overcame him. A few feet away, jubilant Montgomery teammates jumped high into the air and others shared tight embraces. As that scene unfolded on the field, Montgomery fans cheered loudly and some wiped tears away. More than 30 ...

Persing scores 6 TDs for Ironmen

DANVILLE — The final numbers on the scoreboard at Ironmen Stadium were of no concern to Montoursville head coach J.C. Keefer on Friday night. The 52-26 loss to Danville was one thing. The loss of composure by his football team which catapulted the Ironmen to the lopsided win was of far more ...

WAHS clinches game late

YATESVILLE — One of the most predictable plays of the night led to one of the most dramatic finishes to a game all season. With the ball and a 4-point lead, Pittston Area football was moving the ball on the ground with ease, draining the eight minutes remaining along the way. That continued ...

Cavanaugh has 3 TDs in Sock win

MIFFLINBURG — Loyalsock entered Friday night’s contest on a three game skid and struggling to score. Needing a win to gain traction to make a playoff run. The Lancers were able to reshape their identity offensively led by Chase Cavanaugh with three touchdowns resulting in a 24-14 win ...

Green Hornets hold off Milton

WELLSBORO — Milton controlled the ball, the stat sheet, and momentum for the first 23 minutes and 46 seconds of the game. It looked like they were going to head into half time with a 7-point advantage and the ability to take over the contest. Wellsboro had a different plan. With under 30 ...

Red Tornadoes roll easily to win

MOUNT CARMEL — When one football team is significantly bigger, faster and stronger than the other in a given game, the result is often lopsided. That was exactly the case on Friday as an overmatched Hughesville team was held to just five yards of offense as a bigger, faster, stronger and ...

Wildcats lose in rout at home

MILL HALL — Hollidaysburg opened the season with a pair of road wins but quickly fell into a funk. The offense sputtered and the defense played inconsistent as the team slipped into a 5-game skid. But on the road against the Central mountain Wildcats — the Golden Tigers finally regained ...

Local roundup: Moyers’ 4 rushing TDs propel Dragons

Max Moyers ran for four touchdowns and helped Lewisburg defeat Shikellamy, 42-21, on Friday night. After going into the half tied 14-14, Lewisburg scored four touchdowns in the second half before Shikellamy again scored to build a lead. Lewisburg had 244 rushing yards, and Moyers ran for ...

High school box scores and results

Loyalsock 24, Mifflinburg 14 Loyalsock 7 7 3 7— 24 Mifflinburg 0 0 7 7 — 14 First quarter L-Chase Cavanaugh 4 run (Dietrick kick), 4:54. Second quarter L-Chase Cavanaugh 1 run (Dietrick kick), 0:17 Third quarter M-Rhylee Stahl 29 yard pass to Garrett Becker, (9:32), ...