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Berwick at Williamsport

Berwick PPG—40.0, YPG—344; PPA—0, YPA—126 Berwick facts: The Bulldogs bring back a strong core from last season’s District 2 Class AAAA finalist and have outscored their first two opponents, 80-0. After thumping Abington Heights, 40-0 in the opener, Berwick scored 38 points in the ...

Muncy, Sullivan boys look to move up in conference

In the last eight years, Jason Gresh has done a nice job of building the Muncy boys basketball team into a strong team that competes every year. Now, he’ll spend his fall afternoons trying to do the same for the boys’ soccer team. Gresh now leads a program that has just one .500 season or ...

Montgomery at Wellsboro

Montgomery PPG—6.5, YPG—133.5; PPA—26.5, YPA—388 Montgomery facts: The bad news for Montgomery is that it lost its first two games against Class A rivals South Williamsport and Canton. The good news is that it could see both those teams again if reaches the District 4 Class A ...

Local roundup: Williamsport boys post 4 second-half goals in win

Williamsport scored first and never let up as the Millionaires added three second-half goals to defeat Mifflinburg, 4-1, in boys soccer on Thursday afternoon. Leo Daverio scored twice for Williamsport and Jimmy Pombor and Michael Collyer both added a goal. Elliott Wannop, who replaced a sick ...

Warrior defense works on communicating

As the football bounced out of the hands of a wide open Susquehanna receiver, a collective deep breath was breathed on the Lycoming sideline. Simultaneously, three members of the Warriors’ secondary turned and looked at one another trying to figure whose responsibility the receiver was. It ...

Muncy at Towanda

Muncy PPG—32.5, YPG—417; PPA—7.0, YPA—207.5 Muncy facts: This team is younger than the one that captured the NTL-II championship a year ago, but Muncy remains dangerous. The Indians have shown some good balance offensively and played excellent defense en route to starting 2-0 for a ...

Montoursville at Jersey Shore

Montoursville PPG—46.5, YPG—266.5; PPA—3.0, YPA—140 Montoursville facts: The Warriors already have matched last season’s win total when they were one of the district’s youngest teams. They experienced growing pains but those look like blessings now that the Warriors have so many ...

South Williamsport at Hughesville

South PPG—40.0, YPG—374; PPA—6.5, YPA—198.5 South facts: The Mounties have controlled this rivalry throughout the decade, winning five of the last six in the annual series. South lost most of its starters from last year, but has started strong again and is seeking its first 3-0 start ...

Shikellamy at Loyalsock

Shikellamy PPG—3.5, YPG—146.5; PPA—30.5, YPA—327 Shikellamy facts: The Braves captured the HAC-I championship, went 9-3 and reached the District 4 Class AAAA final last year but have a much younger and newer look this season. Shikellamy struggled in its first two games against Class ...

Sun-Gazette football power rankings

1. Lewisburg (2-0): This is the first time Lewisburg has been ranked No. 1 since 2011 and it is seeking its first win against Mount Carmel since 2010. An improved defense has helped the Green Dragons ascend to the top spot, holding both opponents to fewer than 235 yards. The starters did not ...

HAC girls soccer preview: Hughesville hopes to carry momentum into 2018

After winning five games in 2016, Hughesville looked as if it would end the year with even less wins. The Spartans were sitting at 3-11 with four games left on the schedule. But that’s when Hughesville rattled off four consecutive wins against South Williamsport, Troy, Milton and Montgomery ...

Bucktail falls behind in loss against Nativity BVM

FARWELL — With humid temperatures exceeding 90 degrees, Bucktail and Nativity BVM knew it would be a sweaty slugfest on a rare Wednesday evening game, and that was exactly how things played out throughout the night in Farwell. The Bucks actually had their fans thinking an upset was possible ...

PSU has bigger concerns than scheduling Pitt

Think with your head, not your heart. Penn State has to pay for 31 athletic programs. Pitt has only 19. Penn State’s attendance average last year at Beaver Stadium was 106,707. Pitt’s average at Heinz Field was 46,076. The value of Penn State’s football program is $549.5 million, or ...

Local roundup: Williamsport loses volleyball opener

Williamsport began its first season of varsity volleyball with a 3-1 loss to Sugar Valley, but the Millionaires played close sets with Sugar Valley throughout on Wednesday night at Williamsport. In the four sets (25-23, 25-21, 25-27, 28-26), Williamsport only lost by two points twice and ...

Around the area: Week 3

Mount Carmel (1-1) at Lewisburg (2-0) This could be one of the best District 4 games played tonight. Both teams have district championship aspirations and both made statements with impressive opening-week wins. Lewisburg also is trying to erase seven years worth of frustration after losing ...

Loyalsock beats Williamsport with a goal in the final 15 seconds

Loyalsock and Williamsport soccer fans were given a treat as both teams got together for a primetime contest under the lights of the Balls Mills Soccer Complex. Williamsport had a chance to add to an already huge start as it defeated Central Mountain to open the season. For Loyalsock, it was ...

HAC boys soccer preview: Lewisburg’s expectations remain high

Last year, Lewisburg lost 10 of its 11 starters. Coming off a 49-1 stretch in which it captured two state championships, expectations were a little tamed for a relatively young and inexperienced squad. But like it always does, Lewisburg continued to churn out talent and win another district ...

Local roundup: Williamsport tennis improves to 6-0

In girls tennis, Williamsport earned its sixth consecutive win by defeating Central Mountain, 4-1. Williamsport’s Natalia Diaz was challenged and split sets with Kendall McCluskey, winning the third set super tiebreaker, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1 (10-4). At No. 1 doubles, Kalindi Maggs ...

Franklin knows Pitt game is big one

Welcome to Super Bowl LV week of the James Franklin era at Penn State. That’s 55 for the Roman numeral-challenged, representing the 55th game of Franklin’s PSU tenure. “This is the Super Bowl for us,” the coach said of Saturday’s game at Pitt. “It is the most important game on ...

Cutters drop another close game in season finale

As the Williamsport Crosscutters’ season came to an end at Bowman Field on Monday afternoon, manager Pat Borders couldn’t help but think about how the 1-0 loss to State College succinctly summed up Williamsport’s season. Four Cutters pitchers were solid, scattering six hits and ...