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Kendra Smith (4) of Hughesville defends Maddie Fox (20) of Loyalsock on a pass attempt Saturday at Loyalsock.

McNulty and Fox lead Lancer girls over Spartans in home win

Loyalsock freshman Summer McNulty keeps surprising herself. But she has never surprised her coaches and teammates. They understand how good she is. McNulty keeps showing opponents that as well. McNulty scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and made two steals off the bench Saturday at ...

Williams hits Millionaire winner

Trailing for the first time since the first minute of the game, Williamsport’s Ethan Williams rallied the Millionaires for a 37-36 victory over Pottsville, draining a jump shot in the lane with 1.3 seconds left Saturday night at the Magic Dome. “We kept playing team defense, and I tried ...

Jim Tarman was Penn State athletic director from 1982-93.

Tarman did share to build PSU sports

Jim Tarman’s passing last Sunday brought a wave of testimonials from many in the Penn State family. One in particular jumped out at me. After leaving Penn State in the late 1960s following a stint as assistant sports director under Tarman, Ernie Accorsi launched what has become an ...

Higley a champ as Sullivan second at South tourney

The opening was clear as day to Sullivan County freshman Nate Higley. Even standing a country mile away from Sha­mokin’s Devin Pietkiewicz, there was an opening to get to his inside trip. So Higley went for it trailing by four points in the third period. And he got it. The big move, ...

Locla roundup: Neumann’s McNamee scores 1,000th point

St. John Neumann’s Shayna McNamee scored a game-high 22 points, including the 1,000th point of her career, in a 46-30 win over Millville in girls high school basketball. McNamee came in to the game needed just two points to reach the milestone. The Knights broke open a one-point game ...

Warrior men rebound from their first defeat

In the words of Lycoming senior Chris Wallace, Wednesday’s 10-point loss to Lebanon Valley was “a humbling game.” Sure, the Warriors would have liked to have won and still be undefeated overall but that road league loss helped the team refocus a little and be a bit grounded. Consider ...

Trio of area teams advance to PIAA Competitive Spirit Championships

In competitive spirit, Hughesville, Williamsport, and Milton advanced to states out of the District 4 championships at Shamokin on Saturday afternoon. Southern Columbia won the overall title with 234.5 points and reached states in small varsity. Milton was second with 198 and advanced as ...

Mader shot boosts Lyco women

After Hailey Dayton made her second free throw to give Lycoming a three-point lead, Stevenson knew it only had two seconds to get into position to take a 3-pointer to force a second overtime with no timeouts left. Stevenson inbounded the pass from the baseline and tried to make a half-court ...

Mounties’ Withers one of four local champions

Rion Withers wasn’t expecting to walk out of his home gym Saturday with a tournament championship. But that’s exactly the South Williamsport 220-pounder did. Withers was one of four local champions at the 8th Annual South Williamsport Tournament. He held on to his spot as the ...

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Stop searching and apply the three golden tips.

Golf tip of the week: The three golden tips of the game

Golfers spend their entire life searching for a golden tip that will make them a better golfer overnight. The fact is; these three golden tips will help you play better without consulting a golf guru. 1. Take time and set up to the target-line with the body parallel to the intended line of ...

Bald Eagle men earn win in a physical contest with East Stroudsburg

LOCK HAVEN — East Stroudsburg and Lock Haven University have hooked up in some wild-and-wooly basketball games over the years, but maybe none with more turns and detours than Saturday’s game at Thomas Fieldhouse. Coming off a solid effort that resulted in an eight-point win on the road at ...

Montoursville grad Bassett helps ESU win

LOCK HAVEN — For the first five minutes of Saturday’s PSAC-East women’s basketball game between Lock Haven and East Stroudsburg, the Bald Eagles played the Warriors tough through four lead changes. However, with LHU holding a slim 8-7 lead, the Warriors sprinted their way to a 14-0 run ...

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Averie Hess and Jersey Shore are out for their second consecutive winning season.

Bulldogs revival leading to another solid season

Take away Hannah Kauff­man, Averie Hess, Janel Eck and Jersey Shore features no other player who received significant varsity playing time last year. Kauffman and Hess are the only starters back from that team that won 19 games and became the first Bulldog team to reach the state tournament ...

Kriner looks ahead after cutting to 285

When Justin Kriner finished his football season and stepped on the scale, he was a little concerned. His wrestling coaches may have been a little more concerned. North Penn-Liberty’s two-time regional qualifying heavyweight knew he could drop the more than 40 pounds it was going to take to ...

Stevens sets BJC record in PSU win over Northwestern

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — On a night where Penn State’s guards deferred to their bigs, Nittany Lions forwards Lamar Stevens and Mike Watkins were too much for Northwestern to handle. Stevens set a Bryce Jordan Center record with 14 field goals and scored 16 of his career-high 30 points in the ...

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Montoursville’s Caleb Schans tries to escape from Mifflinburg’s Jansen Houdeshell during their 182-pound match on Thursday evening.

Bennett’s win at 145 pounds proves to be key for Montoursville

Dylan Bennett never heard the official call for two points, so he kept fighting. The freshman scooted inches at a time, trying to find his way out of danger Thursday night. Finally, the Montoursville 145-pounder won the position, getting settled behind Mifflinburg’s Eric Gessner to prevent ...

Eck helps propel Bulldogs over Montoursville girls

JERSEY SHORE — Janel Eck missed practice time earlier this week, battling ankle and toe injuries. But missing Thursday’s game against Montoursville never crossed her mind. The senior knows she only has so many high school games left. It is going to take a lot more than some pain to keep ...

Local roundup: Montgomery’s Marino helps Raiders win

Eithan Marino got the night rolling as Montgomery defeated Benton 42-27. Marino beat Zach Poust 8-4 in the 220-pound match. At 120, Coby Puterbaugh pinned Benton’s Nico Amante in 3:30. Central Mountain defeated Jersey Shore, 64-11. Jersey Shore’s only wins came at 182 and 126 pounds by ...

Lenhart leads Indians

MUNCY — Kassidi Lenhart might be her toughest critic. The junior guard has made nice progress during her second season starting, but she does not always agree. But even Lenhart had to step back and admit she was outstanding Wednesday night against Montgomery. Lenhart delivered an A+ ...

Frazier’s late basket propels PSU women

With the game on the line, tied at 74-74, Penn State sophomore Siyeh Frazier laid in a shot under the basket with 15 seconds left to give the Penn State women's basketball team the lead and eventually a 77-74 victory over Indiana in a Big Ten Conference contest on Wednesday evening at the ...