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Lycoming men defeat Lehman College in postseason

There was no jumping. There was no screaming. There was no bench-clearing celebration. Just a few nearly frost-bitten smiles and a couple glove covered high-fives. This is what Lycoming College men’s soccer has become. A dominant program that has high expectations. No. 7 Lycoming scored a ...

Galasso is impressing at Lyco

Standing on the sideline as players poured out of the locker room for practice, Steve Wiser called out to fellow Lycoming coach Steve Radocaj on Wednesday. “Hey, Rad, how long did it take us to know Galasso was a player,” Wiser asked. “I don’t know,” Radocaj said. “An hour? ...

Missed opportunities hurt Lock Haven in loss

LOCK HAVEN — The inability to maintain drives that resulted in points on offense and the inability to get off the field on defense, especially on third down, has hurt the Lock Haven football team for much of the season. In Saturday afternoon’s Senior Day game with Mercyhurst, it was much ...

Local roundup: Hinton scores 34, but LHU men fall on road

Lock Haven fell to Virginia Union, 72-69, in the Bald Eagles’ men’s soccer season opener. Amir Hinton led the Bald Eagles with 34 points shooting 8 for 9 from the arc and eight rebounds. • Bucknell opened the season with a 76-71 win over Rider in women’s basketball. Kaitlyn Slagus ...

Local roundup: Lock Haven women’s basketball team falls to Concord

Lock Haven dropped second close game to Concord at the MEC/PSAC Challenge, 73-68, in women’s basketball. Kayla Henderson led LHU with 18 points. • Amir Hinton had 28 points in Lock Haven’s 70-78 loss to Shaw at Shippensburg Wolf’s Bus Lines Classic in men’s basketball. Ra’eese ...

LL announces 2018 dates, new Central Region HQ

On Friday’s annual Little League International Board of Directors meeting, Little League announced the official dates for the 2018 Little League World Series. The Little League Baseball World Series will take place August 16-26. The Senior League Baseball World Series will begin on July ...

Lancers have spent year with Danville revenge on their minds

Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck could wait. Justin Van Fleet still was thinking football. Shortly after the 2016 football season ended, Van Fleet and his family took a Disney World vacation. But the Loyalsock football coach still found time to make sure his players were attacking their offseason ...

Girls’ evolution evident in quarter century of PIAA soccer

This year, players on Southern Columbia’s girls soccer team asked assistant coach Jen Stine if they could watch old film of her and former teammate Erin Snyder playing in the late 1990s. Stine told her players that they had to preview it first to make sure they were as as good as they had ...

Lycoming set for season finale on Saturday

The Stevenson team Lycoming will play in its season finale Saturday isn’t the same one which won the Middle Atlantic Conference title last year. That was a Mustangs team which had built for a few years to have the kind of team which could win a league title. But the Warriors aren’t ...

Football preview: Wyalusing at Montgomery

Wyalusing PPG—15.5, YPG—222.2, PPA—24.8, YPA—264.6 Wyalusing facts: The Rams won a 22-21 thriller at top-seeded Muncy last week, scoring the winning touchdown and 2-point conversion with 36 seconds remaining. Now Wyalusing is playing in its first district final since 2001 and can win ...

Football preview: Loyalsock at Danville

Loyalsock PPG—34.1, YPG—400.4, PPA—21.0, YPA—260.3 Loyalsock facts: The Lancers are trying to win their first district championship, since capturing the 2009 Class AA crown. Loyalsock is also hoping to exact a measure of revenge against Danville after the Ironmen thumped it, 34-7 at ...

Local roundup: Chester leaves LHU baseball coaching job

After three seasons as the head baseball coach at Lock Haven , Jim Chester has stepped down from the position to accept the head coaching duties at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. Chester was named LHU’s head coach in August 2014 and spent three seasons at the helm of the Bald ...

Montgomery to compete for first D4 title

The Montgomery football players could sense what their success meant, but meeting five former players really drove that point home. What they are doing became tangible. And it sure motivated these hungry Red Raiders. Five players from the 2000 team that played in the District 4 Class A ...

Warriors not giving up on this season

Don’t think Lycoming is giving up on the season now. Not after all the Warriors have been through this season. Not when it would have been so easy to give up eight weeks ago after an 0-3 start. Saturday’s game at Stevenson means the world to this team. It may not seem like much, but ...

PSU wrestlers dominate opener

STATE COLLEGE — On the night the No. 1 Penn State wrestling team raised a banner to celebrate its seventh national championship, the curtain was raised on the careers of three new Nittany Lion starters. Freshman Devin Schnupp (125), senior Corey Keener (133) and sophomore Anthony Cassar ...

Blacknall up and down at Penn St.

STATE COLLEGE-- To say Saeed Blacknall has had a roller coaster career at Penn State would be a massive understatement. From six catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the Big Ten Championship, to being suspended for the ensuing Rose Bowl, the senior wideout has been all or nothing at ...

Williamsport girls dropped in overtime

Shortly after the PA announcer noted there was one minute remaining in overtime, it seemed that the Governor Mifflin girls soccer team was hoping to end things right there and not have a second overtime against Williamsport. So from 40 yards out, Anna Werner got the ball and made her move ...

WHS boys struggle to establish offense

Cumberland Valley couldn’t have asked keeper Matt Zambetti to do more than he did. A shot high? Zambetti tipped it backwards and out of play. A quick fast shot to one of the posts? Zambetti dove and kept it out of the net. No matter where Williams­port tried placing a great shot, ...

Green Hornets earn first PIAA soccer win

Tyus Yeingst took to what looked to be an open shot. But sliding in came Nic Ingerick, putting himself in harm’s way, blocking the shot. Later, Luke Myers wound up his right leg as he looked to have an open shot on Nate Redell’s goal. But again, sliding in at the last moment was Noah ...

Nittany Lions embrace finesse

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State has a finesse offense, James Franklin admitted, and while it’s actually been that way for a while now and produced a lot of success, the coach knows the unit has to get tougher. “I don’t think this is something that’s been the last two weeks,” ...