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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley (26) and cornerback Amani Oruwariye (21) walk out of Spartan Stadium after Saturday’s loss in East Lansing, Mich.

Another tough defeat for PSU

By Cory Giger For The Sun-Gazette EAST LANSING, Mich. ‚ There will be questions about whether Penn State was ready to play, and if the Nittany Lions truly had gotten over their devastating loss last week at Ohio State. That might have been part of the problem, sure. But it’s not why ...

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Williamsport’s girls soccer team won its second District 2-4 AAAA title this past week.

WHS teams take another crack at states

After the Williamsport boys team took their district medals, posed for photos with the plaque and each other, coach Lee Kaar got them all together on the pitch in a huddle to congratulate them after defeating Delaware Valley, 4-1, in Thursday’s District 2-4 Class AAAA subregional ...

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James Franklin did not want to use the weather delay as an excuse for the loss.

Game will be remembered for the lightning delay

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 27-24 loss to Michigan State on Saturday at Spartan Stadium: Situation of the game: Before the play of the game, let’s outline the situation of the game. With Michigan State facing third-and-4 from the ...

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Michigan State's LJ Scott (3) slips away from a tackle attempt by Penn State's Marcus Allen (2) during the third quarter Saturday.

Lions play like they’re afraid of heights

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Just eight days ago, Penn State, ranked No. 2 for the first time since 1999, stood in the rarified air of the college football world and allowed itself to take a long, deep breath from the same mountaintop as Alabama. And man was it exhilarating -- while it ...

Mistakes cost LHU in home defeat

LOCK HAVEN — When East Stroudsburg invaded Hubert Jack Stadium Saturday for its annual meeting with Lock Haven, it took the usual 60 minutes to complete the football game, but only 20 seconds to establish the tempo that resulted in a 37-27 win for the Warriors. Receiving the opening ...

Defeat raises some difficult questions

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The College Football Playoff hopes are now gone with a second loss, but with three very winnable games left, Penn State is still in position to finish 10-2. At the beginning of most seasons, 10-2 would be fantastic. But after being ranked No. 2 a week ago and losing two ...

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The hands and club should remain in front of the chest throughout the entire swing. Much like throwing an object with the chest.

Golf tip of the week

A vast majority of golfers would improve their swing by rotating the chest around to the left after impact until the chest is facing the target, the chest moves to the right for the left-hander. The clubhead is orbiting the body with a great deal of force, reaching speeds of up to one ...

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Jacob Waltz of Loyalsock breaks up a pass to Lewisburg’s Dakoth Snyder, Friday night

Lancers advance out of early deficit

No coaches giving fiery motivational speeches were necessary. The Loyalsock players already had things under control. Trailing by 17 at halftime Friday, the players inspired each other and agreed their season would not end like this. They then put words into action. The Lancers made the ...

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Loyalsock's Katie Savidge

Loyalsock’s Savidge reaches semis in PIAA girls tennis

Loyalsock freshman Katie Savidge became the first ever area girls tennis player to reach the PIAA Class AA tennis semifinals after a 6-2, 6-4 win over Brooke Bauer of Knoch in the quarterfinals of the PIAA championships Friday at the Hershey Racquet Club. “It was great, totally unexpected, ...

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Mike Gesicki and Penn State look to rebound today at Michigan State.

May take another late lead to see if PSU learned lesson

We interrupt this weeklong post-Ohio State narrative to welcome another storyline today at Michigan State. If only it were that easy. What unfolded in Columbus should be forgiven considering the tremendous strides Penn State has made under James Franklin. But that doesn’t mean it will ...

Raiders reach D4 title game in Class A

MONTGOMERY — After he had talked to his team in the postgame huddle, Montgomery coach Paul Bozella was on the sideline just enjoying the moment of having won a playoff game. That’s when two of Montgomery’s players gave Bozella the celebratory bath with the water cooler. With the ...

Week 11: High school football summaries and statewide scores

Selinsgrove 14, Jersey Shore 7 Jersey Shore (7-4) 0 0 0 7 – 7 Selinsgrove (9-2) 0 7 0 7 – 14 Second quarter SEL-Jarrett Inch 6 pass from Logan Leiby (Tyler Close kick), 10:35 Fourth quarter JS-Hunter Frantz 13 pass from Elijah Shemory (Koby Peacock kick), 9:46 SEL-Ricky ...

Michigan State game can show how good team leadership is

Five things to look for as Penn State tries to bounce back from last week's crushing loss at Ohio State in another tough road game at Michigan State. No. 1: Leadership test How will the Nittany Lions respond to blowing a 15-point fourth-quarter lead in last week's 39-38 loss to Ohio State? ...

Football preview: Wyalusing at Muncy

District 4 Class A Semifinals No. 4 Wyalusing (3-7) at No. 1 Muncy (7-3) Wyalusing PPG-14.3, YPG-212.6; PPA-25.2, YPA-270.5 Wyalusing facts: The Rams are a better team than their record indicates and showed how dangerous they can be by nearly upsetting Towanda in a 15-6 loss last week. ...

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Luke Winner (9) and Cole Lentz (2) tackle a Mount Carmel runner Friday at South Williamsport.

Mounties stopped short in first round

South Williamsport got South Williamsported on Friday night by Mount Carmel. The Red Tornadoes took the gameplan the Mounties have used so well this year to post nine wins and turned it on its head at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium. Mount Carmel limited South Williamsport’s offensive chances ...

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Wyalusing running back Creighton Edsell (10) is taken to the ground by Muncy’s Michael Kustanbauter (27) and Dylan Wilt (2) during the first half Friday night at Muncy.

Muncy eliminated by two-point conversion

MUNCY – With Will Martin sliding his hands under a two-point toss from quarterback Shane Fuhrey with 36 seconds left in Friday night’s District 4 Class A semifinal clash between Wyalusing and Muncy at Stanley Schuyler Stadium’s Scott McLean Field, the visiting Rams ended the Indians’ ...

Bulldogs denied another district game

SELINSGROVE _ Down by a touchdown with two and a half minutes remaining in their District 4 AAAA semifinal with Sellinsgrove, Jersey Shore quarterback Elijah Shemory rolled out of the pocket and looked downfield to his favorite target _ Hunter Frantz _ slanting to the right sideline. While ...

Lycoming punting an asset

Practice can be a boring time for Lycoming punter Connor Bell. There’s a lot of stretching involved. Gotta make sure he’s loose. He’ll spend some time working on his drop and leg swing to make sure he’s ready to go. Maybe he’ll fire off a few kicks into the net on the ...

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Williamsport's Tom Pombor (9) and Leo Daverio (8) admire each other’s district championship medals after beating Delaware Valley at Balls Mills Thursday.

Millionaire boys repeat for first time in 22 years

Williamsport boys coach Lee Kaar laughed and admitted that he sighed relief when he saw Tom Pombor score the Millionaires’ third goal to put Williamsport ahead by two against Delaware Valley on Thursday night at the Balls Mills Soccer Complex. Kaar knew the team couldn’t just sit back and ...