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Lewisburg boys look to return to final

Everyone on the Lewisburg’s roster and the coaching staff knows that tonight’s PIAA Class AA semifinal game will be anything but easy. It’s going to be tough and physical. In so many words, Lewisburg will be in for a battle for a long 80 minutes. Then again, that’s what one expects in ...

Franklin, Moorhead need to be on same page

Head coaches make the huge money in college football, just as CEOs get the big bucks in corporations and, for most of us, the manager of your office makes a lot more than you do. But who does the actual work? The grunt work. The daily grind. The nuts and bolts. The stuff that makes the whole ...

Huskers in rough year

STATE COLLEGE — Following a blowout 54-21 loss to Minnesota, Nebraska has fallen into an abyss that they have not seen in decades. With games remaining against Penn State and Iowa, not only are the 4-6 Cornhuskers likely to miss out on a bowl game, but they face the serious potential of ...

Local roundup: Ali hired as Lyco hoops assistant

Madina Ali, a former player at West Virginia and the all-time leading scorer at Williamsport High School, has joined the Lycoming College women’s basketball team coaching staff as an assistant coach. Ali has served as the head coach of the eighth-grade girls’ basketball team at ...

Hoffman wins for Bucknell as PSU cruises

STATE COLLEGE — Garrett Hoffman turned toward his Bucknell teammates as the final horn sounded and pounded his right fist into his chest a couple times. The Montoursville graduate and Bucknell 197-pounder had seen countless matches at Penn State’s Rec Hall as a fan prior to ...

Newton no stranger to big plays

As the quarterback rolled right, Sam Newton followed his eyes. He knew where the ball was going and knew he had safety help behind him. He took a calculated risk, jumped the route and intercepted the pass. Newton then weaved in and out of traffic and took the interception 80 yards for a ...

Lycoming men fall in NCAAs

Junior goalkeeper Chris Solecki made seven saves, but the seventh-ranked Lycoming College men’s soccer team fell victim to a second half goal, as 12th-ranked Drew University posted a 1-0 win in the second round of the NCAA Championship. The Warriors (19-3 overall) finish their season ...

Barkley still drives Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — It was midway through the second quarter Saturday, and Penn State’s running game was once again going nowhere. With just one first down and 11 yards rushing in the first quarter, the Nittany Lions trailed their old Eastern cousin Rutgers, 6-0, and though the ultimate ...

ROUNDUP: Marsteller wins 165 crown at Journeymen

In college wrestling, returning national qualifier D.J. Fehlman went 3-0 at 133 pounds and nationally-ranked Chance Marsteller was 3-0 at 165 to highlight another strong early season effort from the Lock Haven University wrestling team as the Bald Eagles competed at the 2017 Journeymen ...

McSorley makes win happen

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State got shellshocked by a fluky play to start the game and spent most of the first half sleepwalking through Saturday’s contest against lowly Rutgers. Then the team’s most reliable offensive player the second half of the season got things going. And no, it ...

Win brings confidence boost

STATE COLLEGE — Consider Penn State botching the opening kickoff an opportunity, one Penn State actually exploited. Sure, the freezing temperatures for this noon kickoff coming off two straight losses made Saturday’s game with Rutgers an easy one to forecast a little early ...

Hook-and-lateral to Barkley one yard short

STATE COLLEGE — Highlights, lowlights, and in-betweens of Penn State's game Saturday at Beaver Stadium, a 35-6 win over Rutgers. PLAY OF THE GAME: A Saquon Barkley highlight that epitomized his struggles most of the day to make a big play. Trace McSorley completed a pass to DaeSean ...

Green Hornets’ great season comes to an end

Wellsboro was hoping to keep its great postseason run going, but came up just shy in a 2-1 loss to Masterman in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Hazleton High School. Wellsboro scored in the first half when Gabe Leach sent a corner kick in that Johnny Rowland ...

Golf tip of the week: Shape of hand is as unique as fingerprint

I have written thousands of golf tips, but the information in this tip is as golden as a nugget. There are very few tips that apply to one-hundred percent of the readers; this tip does just that. If you follow the instructions below your swing will improve immediately. • Stand erect and ...

2 first-half goals help Dragons’ advance

MANCHESTER — Playing against a 3-5-2 defensive formation, Lewisburg freshman Ben Liscum knew the middle of the field was crowded against New Hope-Solebury, but he probably also knew that at some point, an opportunity to score would come along. With how well Lewisburg plays offensively, it ...

Lancers roll in district final Class AAA win over Danville

DANVILLE — It’ll take a tape measure to figure out just which seam opened up wider for Loyalsock on Friday night. The one which allowed Jacob Waltz to return the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown was wide enough to let a Mack truck drive through. The one which opened up for Hunter ...

Edsell lifts Wyalusing; Red Raiders have best season in 17 years

One by one, Montgomery football players lined up at midfield and received silver medals. One by one, the public address announcer read their names and, one by one, Montgomery fans cheered. Those names will not soon be forgotten. Whatever the future holds, those players, this team, will always ...

Hoffman looks to contribute for Bison

LEWISBURG — Garrett Hoffman had just finished a summer workout and weight-lifting session with his brother Gavin and, as usual, stepped on the scale to check his weight. When he saw 228 pounds on the scale, the Bucknell sophomore knew it was an issue. He hadn’t put on bad weight, he just ...

Winning state game elevates Wellsboro

Winning a district championship, the first in program history, was something that helped elevate Wellsboro boys soccer to a new level. It solidified the fact that the Green Hornets can compete with anyone within the district. Wellsboro’s been successful in boys soccer for years — the ...

Lycoming ends year below .500

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Chase Williams stood tall in the pocket surveying a field littered with green jerseys. He took a small step forward, allowing a charging pass-rusher to brush past him like a summer breeze. The Lycoming quarterback saw the the window in the Stevenson defense he wanted to ...