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Wallace helps Lycoming men escape with win

In a matter of 150 seconds, Lycoming gave up a seven point lead and found itself down by one. The Warriors missed a couple layups and Arcadia took advantage as it went on a quick 8-0 spurt. Suddenly, Lycoming wasn’t getting the shots it wanted and Arcadia was getting what it ...

Lyco ends third at Whitehills

Seniors Seth Lansberry and Nolan Barger each earned All-Tournament hon­ors to lead the Lyco­ming wrestling team at the 29th annual Budd White­hill Duals, as the team finished in third place for the second time in three years, falling 24-14 to eighth-ranked Messiah in the semifinals before ...

Calella nearly posts triple-double in Lyco women win

Lycoming senior Nicole Calella finished an assist shy of a triple-double in helping the Lycoming women’s basketball team defeat Arcadia, 83-71, on Sunday at Lamade Gym. Calella had 14 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, also adding four steals. The Warriors (10-6 overall, 4-4 MAC ...

Local roundup: Second straight win for PCT women

The Penn College women’s basketball team won its second consecutive game in as many days as Penn College defeated Gallaudet at home, 68-59, on Sunday afternoon. After opening the year with eight consecutive losses, the Wildcats (3-10, 3-6 NEAC) have won three of their past five ...

Raiders ride early lead to win over LHU women

LOCK HAVEN —When you are playing with a short bench and fall behind early to a good team, it makes it extremely difficult to win the game. Experiencing that once again, the Lock Haven University women’s basketball team spotted Shippensburg a double-digit lead out of the opening tip and ...

Watkins lifts Penn State over No 24 Gophers

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State coach Patrick Chambers discussed end-of-game scenarios often over the last several days with his young team. He reminded Tony Carr about those conversations with three words and a slap on the rear end as the point guard trotted out to attempt two big free throws ...

Lansberry, Crebs set Lyco win marks

When college wrestling was really hard for Lycoming’s Seth Lansberry, he always knew Roger Crebs would be there for him. He’d break down the things that went wrong in a particular match or tournament and just how they could fix the problem. When Lansberry was struggling with cutting ...

McCracken done wrestling after surgery

Crae McCracken would wake up in the middle of the night and just lay in his bed and think. There was no way the Loyalsock senior was going to get back to sleep, not with all which was weighing on his mind. On one hand, he had an opportunity at Division I wrestling scholarships. He was the ...

Muncy’s Harer earns 200th win as wrestling coach

Muncy’s Denny Harer earned his 200th and 201st victories as a coach as Muncy went 4-1 at the Jersey Shore Duals on Saturday and placed third. “It’s about the kids. It’s exciting from where the program used to be to where it is now and hope to keep building off it,” Harer ...

Sun-Gazette high school wrestling rankings

106 1. Jacob Blair, Muncy 2. Luke Gorg, Hughesville 3. Johnny Shreffler, Central Mtn. 4. Noah Hunt, Warrior Run 5. Colton Taylor, Milton 113 1. Wyatt Lutz, Montoursville 2. Cody Coleman, Central Mtn. 3. Mario Barberio, Muncy 4. Alan Cortright, Williamsport 5. Ben Heinrich, ...

Montoursville's Nate Ripley breaks through Danville's Dyson Harward and Colin Holcombe during the game Friday at Montoursville High School.
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Montoursville falls to Danville at home

As soon as Brycen Mussina’s putback went through, Montoursville called a quick timeout with 77 seconds remaining in the game. Down by seven points, the Warriors knew they couldn’t let Danville hit a shot on the ensuing possession and had to try to force a turnover. Once the Ironmen came ...

LHU men can’t claw back in second half

LOCK HAVEN — For the first 20 minutes of Saturday’s game between Lock Haven and Shippensburg at Thomas Field House, the two teams played to a virtual dead heat. However, the second 20 minutes was different as Shippensburg outscored the Bald Eagles by a 15-point margin, scoring 50 to ...

PSU wrestling dominates Rutgers

By ANDY ELDER For The Sun-Gazette STATE COLLEGE — The deeper the No. 2 Penn State wrestling team has delved into the Big Ten portion of its schedule, the more the Nittany Lions have dominated. After dispatching Minnesota and Nebraska last weekend, Penn State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) won ...

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Local roundup: Bucknell 1-2, LHU 2-1 so far at Virginia Duals

On the first day of the Virginia Duals, Bucknell’s wrestling team went 1-2 as the Bison opened wtih a win over Campbell (23-15) before falling to No. 19 Arizona State (29-10) and No. 24 Virginia (27-9). The win marked the 100th for coach Dan Wirns­berger, who is just the second Bucknell ...

Budman seals win for Hughesville girls

Look at every step the Hughesville girls basketball program has taken the last four seasons and one sees Makenna Budman involved. She helped them take their biggest yet Thursday at Loyalsock. Budman is a well-rounded and driven player but she also has her scholastic career in perspective. ...

Two big treys lift Spartans

HUGHESVILLE— Warrior Run cut a once seven-point lead down to two midway through the fourth quarter. The Defenders were methodically and painstakingly getting back into the game. But in a matter of seconds, the game changed on just two shots. Hughesville hit two straight 3-pointers as it ...

Kansas City sets sights on stopping Steelers’ star Le’Veon Bell

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Prevailing wisdom says the easiest way to hold a star running back in check in the NFL is to simply keep him from getting started. That doesn’t really work against Le’Veon Bell. He willingly stops. Or at least hesitates. Then, when his patience has allowed the ...

CM wrestling remains unbeaten in win over Shikellamy

MILL HALL — If Biff Walizer set aside time to describe all 11 of the contested bouts in Central Mountain’s 53-10 win over Shikellamy last night, he would have used the word battled quite a bit. This Wildcats team isn’t flashy. Only Geo Barzona is a state placewinner. But it’s a ...