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Green another bruiser at South

South Williamsport senior two-way starting lineman Ben Johnson has played football with Gideon Green as long as he can remember. And after all those years together, Green still amazes Johnson. He amazes many more, too. Green has become one of the best players in South’s storied history ...

Then vs. now on style points for Penn State

Something very interesting happened near the end of Saturday’s Penn State game against Indiana that serves as a reminder of just how times have changed and how different the Nittany Lion program is from what so many people grew up watching. First, let’s go back to 1994, to the victory ...

Local roundup: Loyalsock tennis league champs

Loyalsock capped a 15-0 regular season in girls tennis and clinched a second straight Heartland Con­ference title with its 5-0 win over Montoursville Monday afternoon. Loyal­sock earned the top spot in team districts next week as Katie Savidge picked up a three-set win at No. 1 singles and ...

Win is great, but still work to do

UNIVERSITY PARK — Coming off its incredible, nationally-televised last-play win at Iowa, Penn State returned to Beaver Stadium on Saturday looking to build on its momentum. And, for 14 minutes, the Nittany Lions did just that, scoring in every way imaginable, taking full advantage of ...

Gideon Green powers Mounties past Lancers

It looked like a video-game play. South Williamsport running back Gideon Green ran four yards before being swarmed by multiple Loyalsock defenders. Like a player hitting the turbo button, Green kept his legs moving and those defenders went for a five-yard bumpy ride. Green carried them all ...

Defensive play by Lycoming helps Warriors defeat Wilkes

Trey Smith feared potential ridicule, but not potential tacklers. Seconds after intercepting a pass in the middle of the field, the Lycoming middle linebacker veered right and burst down the sideline. As defenders pulled closer, Smith performed a Superman-like leap into the end zone, capping ...

Van Fleet’s header seals Lancers’ win

As Anna Burdett was starting to jog to the corner of the field to take a corner kick for Loyalsock early in the second half, Rhiallie Jessell went over to teammate Sarah Van Fleet and patted her on the back and told her that she had this one. “I had my time last year, you got your headers ...

Local roundup: Williamsport boys soccer beats Bethlehem Liberty

Williamsport defeated District 11 powerhouse Bethlehem Liberty, 3-0, on Saturday in boys soccer. Tom Pombor, Tiarnan Ferry and Sam Hillman all scored for the Millionaires. J.R. Confair had six saves in goal for the shutout. Owen Yoder, Alex Yoder, Eric Counsil and Cole Geiger all ...

Bald Eagles fall on road to Shippensburg

SHIPPENSBURG — The Lock Haven University football team dropped a PSAC Eastern Division game at Shippensburg, 37-6. Shippensburg jumped out to a 17-0 first quarter lead and rushed for 220 total yards, which paved the way for the win. Red Raider quarterback Ryan Zapoticky threw for two ...

Monmouth rushes for nearly 300 yards in win

LEWISBURG — Monmouth averaged nearly 6.2 yards per rush, running for 292 yards, in a 35-13 win over Bucknell. Bucknell’s run game struggled, as the Bison had 29 carries for just 47 rushing yards. Bucknell’s John Chiarolanzio was 19 for 34 for 204 passing yards and had a passing ...

Golf tip of the week: Grip the ground with your feet

The body weight should be distributed equally over the insteps. Too much weight on the heels will cause the body to fall backward and too much weight on the toes will cause the body to fall forward during the swing. Grip the ground with your feet to improve your balance and feel. Balance is ...

Big rally for WHS on road

SCRANTON — All Latrelle Jackson had to do was run. The heavy lifting had already been done for the Williamsport running back. It was as if Moses himself was the center on the Millionaires’ offensive line, holding out his staff as the Scranton defense parted like the Red Sea. All Jackson ...

Hoosiers’ passing game should test Penn State

Five things to look for as Penn State faces one of the few pass-heavy teams in the Big Ten as Indiana pays a visit to Beaver Stadium. No. 1: Secondary first Hoosiers quarterback Richard Lagow will put pressure on the Nittany Lions with his strong arm, so the secondary will have to play ...

Hornets make big plays to beat Muncy

MUNCY — Brent English’s eyes widened. As an offensive lineman and linebacker, the 6-foot 200-pounder doesn’t get many chances to get his gloved hands on the ball unless it’s accidentally given to him. But when he caught an errant pass from Coleman Good, English looked like his ...

Future of PSU football won’t look like past

Let's take a look at the past, present and future of Penn State football, and why this is a timely week to do so. The Nittany Lions will celebrate their "Generations of Greatness" during today's game against Indiana with throwback uniforms designed to honor various great team and uniform ...

Moyers leads Green Dragons past Montoursville

LEWISBURG – Two pick-sixes by the Lewisburg defense bracketed Max Moyers’ 143 rushing yards in a 28-9 Dragons victory over the Montoursville Warriors Friday night in Heartland Conference Division II football action at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium. Montoursville coach J.C. Keefer was ...

Bulldogs make too many mistakes and suffer defeat

SELINSGROVE — It seemed early on that whatever could go wrong for Jersey Shore did go wrong. The Bulldogs fumbled the ball twice on the first six plays they ran. Then after two drives ended with punts, it was an interception after just two plays. And once Selinsgrove pinned Jersey Shore ...

Zollicoffer hopes more throws find him as offense improves

The smile on Brock Zollicof­fer’s face grew quickly. There wasn’t a hint of the Lycoming receiver trying to hide his excitement. “My first two career touchdowns,” Zollicoffer said. The junior had a big day in last Saturday’s win over King’s College for Lycoming. He established ...

Defenders continue to seek answers

TURBOTVILLE — When it’s tough for a team to put together individual plays on both sides of the ball where everyone takes care of their responsibility at the same time, then it’s generally going to be tough to win games. That is what Warrior Run is struggling with right now and its ...

Football roundup: Montgomery falls in double overtime

Brayden Strouse threw three touchdowns, but Montgomery fell in double overtime Friday night at Wyalusing, 36-35. Strouse went 9-14 for 141 yards. Hunter Budman had 17 carries for 52 yards and two tuchdowns and caught 3 passes for 36 yards and a touchdown. Hughesville fell short to Bloomsburg ...