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LHU’s Foltz is PSAC Player of Year

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven junior Marah Foltz of the women’s soccer team headlined the 2018 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference team as she was named Player of the Year and was one of four LHU players who earned All-PSAC honors. Senior-defender Jordan Shoff earned a spot on the second ...

Lewisburg girls are state bound

For the first time since 2009, the Lewisburg girls soccer team is heading to the state tournament. Lewisburg defeated Central Columbia, 5-1, on Wednesday to advance to the District 4 Class AA girls soccer championship game. Selena Permyashkin scored twice and Taryn Beers added a goal ...

Mansfield removes Evans’ interim tag

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University has removed the interim tag from sprint football coach John Evans. Evans was named the interim coach of the sprint football program in January of 2018. Prior to his appointment, Evans served as the Mountaineer defensive coordinator for four seasons. In his ...

Local roundup: Lewis’s 4 goals lead Sullivan to semifinals

In the boys soccer Class A quarterfinals, Tuesday night at Loyalsock, Brian Lewis scored all four goals, including the game-winner in the 66th minute to lift Sullivan County to a 4-3 win over East Juniata. The Griffins led 2-0 and 3-1 before East Juniata answered with two straight goals to ...

Bucknell wrestling to hold Bison Intrasquad Thursday night

The Bucknell wrestling team will hold its Bison Intrasquad on Thursday night. The dual, which is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. in Davis Gym, will give fans their first look at the 2018-19 Bison. It will pit the Blue Team, coached by Dan Wirnsberger and Evan Ramos, against the Orange Team, led by ...

Torn ACL hasn’t stopped Gee from contributing

His left knee heavily wrapped, Derek Gee cut across the end zone, worked himself open and caught a 9-yard touchdown pass Friday against South Williamsport. It was a big play and essentially helped Loyalsock put the dagger into South Williamsport two seconds before halftime in a game it ...

Dieffenderfer’s lifetime of practice comes to fruition in playoffs

It started as a 7-year-old on his club team. It progressed to early-morning workouts at Pawling Field where the sun was rising and dew flew off the rolling ball. Lewisburg’s Jack Dieffenderfer has worked on his ball-handling for more than half his life. He’s nearly perfected it. ...

Griffins earn program’s 2nd playoff win

With nine minutes to play in the game and trailing by a goal, Line Mountain knew it had to score an equalizer to keep its season alive. From outside of the 18, Emily Bingaman tried drilling a hard shot toward the center of the goal. Sullivan goalie Kassidy Beinlich saw the ball coming and ...

Albaugh’s goal puts Sock in semifinals

Connor Albaugh envisioned where he was going with his shot. He was hand-picked to be put in this crucial situation and he’s practiced it all season. He injured his knee the last time he took a free kick and had to get it drained. He missed the last two days of practice before ...

Quick strike leads South Williamsport to rout

It didn’t take long for South Williamsport’s offense to get going and score a goal. In fact, it only took the Mounties 74 seconds. That quick goal sparked South Williamsport, and the Mounties never were threatened against Sayre as they cruised to an 8-3 win in the District 4 Class A ...

LHU women’s soccer to play at West Chester in opening round playoffs

Lock Haven will make its first postseason appearance since 2006 when it heads to No. 4 seed West Chester on Tuesday, October 30 at 1 p.m. the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) announced. LHU finished its regular season with a 3-1 win at California (Pa.) to push its overall record ...

Penn College wrestlers set to open season

Last season, in their first year under coach Jamie Miller, the Wildcats made strides in the program that was restarted in 2010 after a 26-year lapse when they compiled a 7-20 dual match record -- the seven wins was the most in a season since 2012-13 -- and freshman Jared Mooney became the first ...

McSorley plays through injury in win

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State played about as poorly as possible early against Iowa, then came the “oh no” moment in the opening moments of the second quarter. Trace McSorley, a tough son of a gun who has always taken a licking and kept on ticking, lay on the field injured. The most ...

Lions overcome deficit, injuries

STATE COLLEGE — James Franklin awoke to a rainy Saturday morning and, being the glass-half-full guy that he definitely is, he immediately tried to get his team in a positive frame of mind. He told the Nittany Lions at breakfast it’s “a beautiful day in Happy Valley. There’s no ...

Scott’s late red zone interception seals tough win

STATE COLLEGE —Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn Stateís 30-24 victory over Iowa on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: Leading 30-24, Penn State allowed Iowa to move 72 yards to the Nittany Lionsí 3 when safety Nick Scott intercepted Nate Stanley on ...

High school foes Mussina, McCracken lead Shippensburg over Jackson, LHU

LOCK HAVEN —Three years ago, Crae McCracken furiously pursued Montoursville quarterback Brycen Mussina. Mussina tried carving up McCracken and his Loyalsock defense. Over a three-year span, McCracken and Mussina’s teams clashed four times, including in the 2014 District 4 Class AA ...

Local high school graduates shine in Shippensburg win over Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — As Loyalsock graduate Crae McCracken delivered a good block, Montoursville graduate Brycen Mussina unleashed a long 53-yard touchdown pass which clinched Shippensburg’s win Saturday at Hubert Jack Stadium. Players like Williamsport graduate Jalen Jackson and Hughesville ...

Offense struggles in loss as Warriors bowl hopes dwindle

EDWARDSVILLE — Cradling the football as if it was his first-born child as he floated through the air, Nick Yanik knew he was going to get hit. That didn’t mean he had time to prepare for it, unless you count clutching the football like a bag filled with $1 million as preparing. Lycoming ...