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Local roundup: Montoursville girls suffer 1st loss

Marlene Bassett and Lauren O’Malley combined for almost 30 points, but it wasn’t enough for Montoursville as the Warriors suffered their first loss of the season, 44-37, to Mount Carmel on Thursday night. Bassett led Montoursville  (9-1) with 15 and O’Malley had 14. Despite a ...

Bison wrestlers win one at home

LEWISBURG — The toughest two matches of Tyler Smith’s season were the first two he wrestled back in November. Fol­lowing his and Bucknell’s win over Franklin & Mar­shall on Tuesday night at Sojka Pavilion, the junior said he was thankful to get those tough matches to start the ...

Liberty rattles off 4th consecutive win

LIBERTY — Seconds after missing a free throw, Brandyn Choplosky crashed the boards and helped North Penn-Liberty maintain possession. That hustle play eventually produced two points. It was a little sequence on Wednesday against visiting Cowanesque Valley, but it spoke volumes. Things might ...

Local roundup: PC hoops swept on road; games postponed

Williamsport grad Alicia Ross had a team-high 25 points, but it wasn’t enough as Penn College lost on the road to Lancaster Bible, 86-47, in women’s basketball on Tuesday. Jane Herman scored 15 for the Wildcats (1-9, 1-5 NEAC). Penn College was held to just seven in the first quarter as ...

Williamsport’s Katelyn Wilson (11) drives around Hollidaysburg’s Maura Gildea to shoot in the third quarter at Williamsport High School on Wednesday. The Millionaires lost by 11. (MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette)

Local roundup: Williamsport girls lose at home to Hollidaysburg

In girls basketball, Williamsport cut a seven-point halftime deficit down to two to start the fourth quarter but the Millionaires were outscored 9-0 in the final period as Williamsport fell to Hollidaysburg, 35-24, Wednesday night at the Magic Dome. Williamsport outscored Hollidaysburg, ...

Penn State finishes No. 7 in final AP poll

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer The teams that started the season Nos. 1 and 2 finished as the top two of 2016. Just not in that order. Clemson was No. 1 in the final AP college football poll , knocking preseason No. 1 Alabama from the top spot when it counted the most. ...

Jersey Shore's Hannah Kauffman (20) brings the ball down the floor on a fast break after stealing the ball from Troy's Madison McClelland in the third quarter Monday at Jersey Shore.

Bulldog girls off to best start since 2000

JERSEY SHORE — Sidney Trunzo hit the court hard, but immediately bounced back up. Seconds later, she saved a loose ball and helped Jersey Shore produce two points. The Bulldogs repeated similar scenes all night. Jersey Shore is a balanced and deep team that could have its best season in a ...

Montour boys back from sluggish start

The early-season adversity could have broken Montoursville. Instead, it might have strengthened Montoursville. The Warriors started the season 2-5 and lost those five games by 23 combined points, including two in overtime. A few plays and/or shots here or there and Montoursville could have ...

Bald Eagle men rally

LOCK HAVEN — In the game of basketball as in any other sport, it isn’t how you start, but how you finish. Getting out of the gate a little slow, the Lock Haven University basketball team got stronger and stronger as the game went on and as result, the Bald Eagles downed Millersville 72-68 ...

Slow start dooms LHU women

LOCK HAVEN —  As the temperatures outside fell, unfortunately for the Lock Haven University women’s basketball team, their shots didn’t. Held scoreless for the first 7-plus minutes. the Lady Eagles didn’t get on the scoreboard until Lysa Mealing hit a layup with 2:40 left in the ...

PSU welcomes four early enrollees

The Penn State football program welcomed four early enrollees for the spring semester that started Monday, the school said in a statement. They are hybrid linebacker Brelin Faison-Walden of Greensboro, N.C., defensive back Lamont Wade of Clairton, offensive lineman Mike Miranda of Stow Ohio, ...

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Warrior Run’s Madi Welliver plays in a game against Williamsport on Saturday.

Defenders overcoming serious injuries

So many Warrior Run seniors share more than their grade. Sadly, many also share painful ACL injury stories. Six Defender seniors have suffered season-ending ACL injuries during their scholastic careers, including current starters Madi Welliver and Madi Beyer. Guard Chloe Sees became the latest ...

Marcus Allen says he’s returning to Penn State

Safety Marcus Allen is returning to Penn State for his senior season in 2017, he said in a Twitter statement Sunday. Allen said he’d received positive NFL feedback and met with Nittany Lion coach James Franklin. He will be a fourth-year senior. “After a series of long conversations with ...

ROUNDUP: PSU wrestling thumps Huskers

The Penn State wrestling team won three matchups of Top-5 ranked wrestlers on its way to a 27-14 win over No. 6 Nebraska in college wrestling Sunday. True freshman Nick Suriano, ranked third, opened the dual with a 3-2 win over No. 5 Tim Lambert at 125 pounds. At 157 pounds, top-ranked Jason ...

Penn College wrestlers returning to mats

After being idle for more than two months, Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers are ready to get back into action this week, while in basketball, after a week during which the men’s and women’s teams went a combined 0-3 in road games, they are about to enter a stretch that will see ...

O’Malley, Montoursville beat Dragons

Montoursville doesn’t play basketball like most teams. The Warriors don’t do iso and they don’t pound the ball into the hardwood like it owes them money. Montoursville plays basketball the right way. The Warriors full offensive power was on display Saturday night as it played team ...

Steelers’ Green questionable for Dolphins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Ladarius Green sat out practice on Friday, putting his availability for Sunday’s playoff game against Miami in doubt. Coach Mike Tomlin held Green out of practice after expressing concern about Green’s performance in practice on Thursday. ...

Four competitive spirit teams off to states

Four area competitive spirit teams are headed to the state tournament after Saturday’s District 4 competition. Advancing from the area are Montoursville, Hughesville, Milton and Warrior Run. Southern Columbia is also going to the state tournament. Southern Columbia took first place in the ...

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Golf tip of the week: Backswing to the downswing requires a smooth transition

A smooth transition is required when propelling any object with an implement, such as throwing a dart, shooting pool or throwing a football. Hitting a golf ball is no different, the golf club must change direction with a smooth continuous acceleration. Much like a roller coaster going down a ...