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Don’t mistake this as a lost season for Lycoming

It’d be easy to call this a lost season for Lycoming football. The program didn’t reach its expectations of a potential Middle Atlantic Conference title or an NCAA tournament berth. It won’t be playing in the now annual Centennial-MAC bowl series next weekend. Hell, the Warriors need a ...

Despite new faces, Lions have title hopes

STATE COLLEGE — As the curtain is about to go up on another Penn State wrestling season, the goals remain the same, only the actors will be slightly different. The Nittany Lions start the season ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll as the winners of the last three NCAA ...

Lewisburg girls win in PKs

The Lewisburg girls soccer team advanced to the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals Tuesday by defeating ELCO in penalty kicks. The Green Dragons were in a scoreless tie with ELCO through regulation and two overtimes. But Lewisburg won the penalty-kick shootout, 4-2, to advance to Saturday’s ...

Williamsport boys not satisfied with 3rd straight district title

There were no high-fives, jumping around or screams of jubilation. If one had no knowledge of the score, it would’ve been difficult to tell who won. “It was very business-like,” Williamsport coach Lee Kaar said. Williamsport had just won its third straight district title and clinched ...

Reeder’s return comes at right time for Williamsport girls

When Williamsport found out that it had a bye to the District 2-4 Class AAAA championship game due to a team dropping out of the semifinals, coach Scott McNeill decided not to schedule a scrimmage in that two-week layover between the end of the season and the final. Instead, he just wanted ...

Canton’s Ward focused on winning district title

Timmy Ward remembers earning Class A all-state honors last year. He just does not care anymore. Yes, it was a super individual achievement, but for Ward it also is ancient history. He earned all-state at wide receiver as a sophomore, but almost as soon as Ward earned the honor, he started ...

ESPN’s Kurkjian added to Hot Stove Banquet

The Williamsport Crosscutters have announced that ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian has been added to the guest list for the 13th Annual Hot Stove Banquet to be held on Wednesday, January 16 in the Grand Ballroom of the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport. The event is presented in part by Panda ...

Despite No. 1 ranking, PSU wrestling lineup features 5 new faces

UNIVERSITY PARK — With Penn State Wrestling Media Day on tap today and the Nittany Lions’ season-opener less than a week later, wrestling fans will recognize some familiar refrains. Penn State, winner of three straight NCAA championships and seven of the last eight, will start the season, ...

Lycoming men’s soccer earns NCAA bid

After tying the nation’s top-ranked team Messiah, 0-0, in double overtime of the MAC Commonwealth Championship game, the Lycoming college men’s soccer team earned the first NCAA Championship at-large bid in school history, and will face Penn State Behrend in the first round on Saturday ...

Wolverines wanted to run up score

ANN ARBOR, Mich. —Michigan’s players wanted to keep scoring and rub it in Saturday night because they felt that’s what Penn State tried to do in last year’s meeting. “This one was definitely personal, knowing that they tried to score at the end of the game last year,” Wolverines ...

Penn College men set for hoops opener

"Penn College basketball is on the rise and the future will be very exciting." That, in a nutshell, is the optimism expressed by first-year coach Geoff Hensley. The Wildcats open their season at 3 p.m. Saturday at Alvernia University. NEAC play begins Nov. 28. Hensley spent the past four ...

Lyco men fall to Messiah on road

Facing off against the top ranked team in the nation and the defending national champions on the road, the Lycoming College men's soccer team put up a valiant fight and nearly came away with a second straight MAC Commonwealth Championship over Messiah, but the Falcons overcame a missed penalty ...

Golf tip of the week: Great swings possess common denominators

You may have noticed all good golfers do not look the same when they swing. However, they all have common denominators. If you apply the same common denominators, you will also improve your ball striking, regardless of how you swing. The common denominators are: • Good posture at ...

Bald Eagles can’t rally vs. WCU

WEST CHESTER — The Lock Haven University football team totaled 288 yards of offense on the day, but it wasn't enough as the Bald Eagles fell to No. 11 West Chester, 48-14, on Saturday. The Golden Rams jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game midway through the first quarter, but LHU ...

South grad Bragalone has 177 on ground

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Brad Mayes threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third and Marquis Wilson returned an interception 65 yards for a score as Lehigh shut down Bucknell, 45-17, on Saturday. Lehigh snapped a string of seven straight losses, including a first-ever 0-3 start in ...

Loyalsock’s Sagar wins state meet

HERSHEY — All season long Loyalsock’s Isabell Sagar has been the favorite to win the PIAA Class A state cross country girls’ title. On Saturday she showed why. The Lancer senior was never challenged as she cruised to gold in the race, winning in 19:12 — 39 seconds ahead of ...

South freshman Dorner finishes 3rd at states

HERSHEY — It was a difficult moment for Olivia Dorner as she attempted to comeback after dropping her first set of the season at the PIAA tennis singles championships in Hershey. It was a tough moment for her to be challenged, but one she attempted to overcome. She won the first point of ...

Keister’s 2 goals lift Mustangs to victory

SELINSGROVE — After the team had posed together with the district championship plaque and their gold medals for photos, Midd-West’s Alyssa Keister was standing near her teammates looking at the plaque for a second. She then proceeded to tightly hug it, holding it close against her chest ...

Quakers strike early in rout of Griffins

Brian Lewis stood alone at midfield. A Millville defender that was assigned to him was a few yards to his right while 40 yards at his back, the Millville keeper practiced his punts while all the action was 80 yards away. Sullivan County decided to pack it in on its side of the field, trying ...

Stevenson’s safety preserves win

Multiple options were flooding through the headset Ed Hottle was wearing. Each of the Stevenson assistant coaches who had an idea of what the Mustangs could do on the final play of Saturday’s game against Lycoming shared it with Hottle, the head coach in charge of making the ...