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Mounties show pass presence to complement powerful ground game

HUGHESVILLE — As Chevy Bolay and Cole Lentz sped by defenders on consecutive second-quarter plays, almost every Hughesville defender pursued South Williamsport running back Gideon Green. Quarterback A.J. Flick hit both receivers in stride for touchdowns as South started blowing open the game ...

Hoffman takes bronze at Cadet Worlds

Montoursville senior Gavin Hoffman won a bronze medal at 85 kg at the Cadet World Wrestling Championships in Athens, Greece on Saturday. The two-time PIAA state champion won a trio of matches in the repechage to pick up his first world medal. Hoffman went 1-1 in the championship bracket on ...

WHS now 3-0

HAZLETON — Just listen to Cam Dickey when he hits another player on the football field. Close your eyes if you can and listen to the collision, much like the one he had on the goal line in Williamsport’s football game Friday night. It’s impossible to imagine that thunderous car crash of ...

Pitt game remains special to Blackledge

Penn State vs. Pitt means many things to many people. But, current players aside, it’s doubtful the game means more to anyone than it does to Todd Blackledge. Blackledge’s legend with the Nittany Lions was solidified with his 47-yard touchdown pass to Gregg Garrity in the 1983 Sugar ...

Delaware Valley’s defense stifles Warriors in a rout at Lycoming

Delaware Valley should have been facing a difficult decision: kick a long field goal or keep the offense on the field on fourth-and-10. Then it was bailed out by referee Brian McGrath. A questionable unsportsmanlike conduct penalty gave the Aggies new life inside the Lycoming 15 and they ...

Lancers dominate at home

Through two games, the Loyalsock Lancers have shown resiliency and the ability to score points, but had lacked consistency on defense. Friday night at Kenneth Robbins Stadium, the homestanding Lancers kept one foot on the gas and stomped the visiting Mifflinburg Wildcats with the other, ...

Rivalry, like all, should be measured in fun

Five things to look for as Penn State looks to avenge last year’s loss and beat Pitt for the first time since 1999. No. 1: Protect ball Pitt’s defense cannot stop Penn State’s offense consistently for four quarters. That’s all there is to it. The Nittany Lions are going to score, ...

Lycoming QBs seek an edge

Beyond the competition for their position, Chase Williams and Collin Wright see the bigger picture. Both players want to be Lycoming’s full-time starting quarterback. But regardless of how head coach Mike Clark utilizes them this season, they both just want to help the Warriors ...

Caputo scores 2 in victory for Montoursville

At the half, Montoursville did hold a two-goal lead against Loyalsock, and while some teams perhaps would have been satisfied leading by two, the Warriors wanted to get another goal in the second half. For the coaching staff, Montoursville wanted to make the adjustments at halftime to possess ...

Warriors see some positives

For a team that got a fresh look this year due to graduation of some good talent, the Montoursville Warriors might be a dangerous team in the coming weeks despite their 0-3 record after Friday night’s 7-0 loss to the visiting Danville Ironmen. Danville came to Montoursville as the heavy ...

Muncy plays fast, too fast for CV

MUNCY — As Muncy was running plays and practicing prior to Friday’s game at Stanley T. Schuyler Memorial Stadium, the coaches could be heard repeatedly telling their players to play at an up-tempo pace and be fast. It’s something Muncy coach Sean Tetreault has been stressing and focusing ...

Bulldogs score quickly and often

JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore sprinted to the line, Troy walked. Jersey Shore snapped the ball within seconds, Troy took nearly took the entire play clock. Jersey Shore rarely huddled, Troy always huddled. Heck, Jersey Shore even scored quickly as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-0 ...

Defenders have no answers for Bloom

BLOOMSBURG — When the stat sheet and scoreboard look as ugly as they looked for Warrior Run on Friday, there’s not much anyone can say. So, Defenders’ coach D.J. Flick didn’t have that much to say after Blooms­burg dominated his team in every facet of the game in a 62-6 ...

High school football Week 3: Summaries and statewide scores

Canton 30, Bucktail 6 Bucktail 0 6 0 0 - 6 Canton 6 8 0 16 - 30 FIRST QUARTER C - Michael Smithers 1 run (Curtis Lammy kick failed0 SECOND QUARTER C - Levi Gaiotti 74 pass from MIchael Smithers (Tim Ward run) B - 1-yard run FOURTH QUARTER C - Timmy Ward 47 pass from Michael ...

Golf tip of the week: Creating proper back angle at address

Most mid to high handicap golfers have an incorrect back angle when addressing the ball. The back angle should be approximately thirty to forty degrees. If the back is too upright, the shoulders can’t rotate on the proper plane allowing the hands to get ahead of the chest on the backswing, ...

Bucknell falls at home

LEWISBURG — Holy Cross toppled the Bucknell football team, 20-0, in the Patriot League opener for both teams Saturday at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Diquan Walker rushed for 72 yards and two touchdowns while Peter Pujals, a two-time All-Patriot League selection, threw for 178 yards ...

Edinboro beats LHU

EDINBORO — In what proved to be a tight defensive battle, Daniel Strawbridge led the way for the Bald Eagles, but it wasn’t enough as Lock Haven fell at Edinboro in PSAC Crossover action. In the fourth, the Fighting Scots added a touchdown to the pad the lead, a lead they would hold down ...

Preview: Williamsport at Hazleton

Williamsport facts: The Millionaires face their first big test this season against an old rival and in a rematch of last year’s District 2-4 Class AAAAAA semifinal. Williamsport has won three straight in this series and thumped Hazleton twice last year, but the Cougars bring back the majority ...

Dollard lifts Lewisburg to 2 OT win over Williamsport

LEWISBURG — There wasn’t a ton of time remaining on the scoreboard in the second overtime period and Lewisburg knew if it wanted to avoid a tie against Williamsport, it had to put in a goal. Reese Moore was taking off down the outside and sent a great cross to his left high to about 15 ...

Moving on from tough early losses keeps seasons intact

A crowded locker room can be a lonely place after a crushing defeat or a blowout loss. Helmeted heads down, slouched over in a silent locker room except the clack of the cleats and the muffled crowd noise. A devastating loss can bring a season crashing down on even the strongest programs. Like ...