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Bulldogs hold off Seals at line

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If the game’s on the line, the one person Jersey Shore coach Scott Munro wants on the line is Jay Dincher. He’s clutch when he needs to take free throws, and Friday night was no exception. In the final minute in a game that was within two possessions, Dincher continued to hit his shots ...

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Former Montoursville, Virginia coach Bestwick dies at 87

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Richard Bestwick, the Mon­toursville High School football coach from 1953-55 who later become head coach at the Uni­versity of Vir­ginia, Dallas Cow­boys scout and college athletic administrator, died Jan. 4 at 87 in Athens, Ga. Bestwick came to Mon­tours­ville after lettering three ...

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Declan O’Brien of Jersey Shore, with parents Matt and Amber.

Shore holds night for boy cured of neurological disease

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For 4-year-old Declan O’Brien, the only thing he wanted to do was to be able to play basketball with Mickey Mouse. While unfortunately he wasn’t able to play basketball with him, he will be able to meet him. Declan, the son of Amber and Matt O’Brien, will be headed to Disney World in ...

Local roundup: LHU 3-1 at Virginia Duals

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Lock Haven went 3-1 on the first day of the Virginia Duals Friday with wins over Fresno State (25-13), Buck­nell (31-9) and a 21-15 loss to Oklahoma in the York River Pool, and defeated Chat­tanooga 22-18 in the Silver Pool semifinals. Ron­nie Perry (149), Chance Mar­steller (165) and Corey ...

Tony Carr’s jumper lifts Nittany Lions

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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Tony Carr has had some nice second-half efforts lately. Penn State’s top shooter saved most of his best stuff for overtime on Friday. Carr scored nine of his 17 points, including a game-winning long jumper with three seconds left in overtime, and Penn State beat ...

Tigers defeat Defenders in a lopsided dual

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FRANKLIN TWP. — Jeremy Betz knew Thursday’s dual with Southern Columbia could be lopsided. His Warrior Run team had already previously wrestled Muncy and Montoursville tough. But last night, against the state’s No. 2-ranked Class AA team, well that was an entirely different animal. ...

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Montoursville’s Gavin Hoffman takes down Milton’s Hoyt Bower during their 195-pound match on Thursday at Montoursville High School. Hoffman won by pin in 47 seconds.

Local roundup: Lewisburg wrestling earns 600th win

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Lewisburg recorded its program’s 600th all-time win in program history with a 58-12 victory over Loyalsock in high school wrestling on Thursday. Austin Ruhl, Lance Klinefelter and Justin Gessner each pinned their Lancer opponents. Elijah Finnerty won at 145 pounds, Jacob Waltz pinned Ronnie ...

Local roundup: Sullivan County girls top Muncy

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Makenna Snyder had a team-high 17 points and Kassidi Lenhart added eight, but Muncy lost to Sullivan County, 58-45, in girls basketball on Wednesday. The Griffins were led by Jessica King’s double-double of 13 points and 13 re­bounds. Mykenzie Malo­cusky’s 12. Sophia Spring­man scored ...

Brown ties his career high in win for Bucknell

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LEWISBURG — On the night he was honored for reaching 1,000 career points, senior point guard Stephen Brown scored a career-high-tying 23 points in leading Bucknell to a 78-65 win over Lehigh at Sojka Pavilion. The Bison (10-8, 4-1 PL) have now won three games in a row and six of their ...

Simmons hits game-winner at end for Williamsport boys

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Marcus Simmons turned his words into action. After Hollidays­burg opened a seven-point fourth-quarter lead, Simmons told his team they would not lose. Then he made sure Wil­liamsport won. When the pressure has been highest the past two seasons, Simmons has been at his best and he helped the ...

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Lycoming's Chris Wallace (24) looks to the basket around Albright’s Brandon Lindsay Wednesday at Lamade Gym.

Thriller puts Lyco men atop Commonwealth

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There was no doubt in D’Yante Doughty’s mind that he was going to make both free throws against Albright to essentially seal the game. And quite frankly, there wasn’t much doubt from the Lycoming coaching staff or players either that he would make it. Working on free throws after ...

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Lycoming's Shelby Mueller (5) looks to the basket around an Albright's MiKayla Lea (3) Wednesday at Lamade Gym.

Warrior women struggle to score in defeat

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Morgan Mader set a new career high for Lycoming with 21 points. Shelby Mueller played solid like she usually does, coming up two boards shy of a double-double. But for the Warriors, that was essentially the extent of their scoring on Wednesday evening against a talented Albright ...

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Loyalsock’s Connor Watkins (4) splits the Montoursville defense to shoot during the second quarter at Loyalsock on Tuesday evening.

Lancers put together solid 32-minute effort in win

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Four Loyalsock starters scored during the game’s opening nine minutes Tuesday against rival Montoursville. So did two reserves. Together, they scored inside, they drained 3-pointers and they effectively dissected whatever defense Montoursville featured. The Lancers played outstanding at ...

Wood’s win at 220 helps Montoursville win

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TURBOTVILLE — Settling into the bottom position, waiting for the start of the second period, Montoursville’s Cameron Wood could hear coach Jamie Yonkin telling him from the bench he was fine. Wood was trailing by a point in a pivotal 220-pound bout against Warrior Run’s Wyatt Fisher on ...

Local roundup: Tuttle’s double-double helps lift Hornets

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Brandyn Tuttle posted a double-double of 16 points, 10 rebounds while adding four steals as Wellsboro defeated Athens, 81-47, in boys basketball. Collin Pietropola came up shy of a double-double after leading the Green Hornets with 21 points and grabbing eight rebounds, dishing out five ...

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St. John Neumann's Shayna McNamee (22) splits the defense in the third quarter Monday vs. NP-Mansfield.

McNamee leads Knights in victory

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Ask most about Shayna McNamee and they will tell you that she is a great scorer. That certainly is true since McNamee led the area in scoring last year and produced her 1,000th career point last Saturday. But the St. John Neumann senior is so much more than just a scorer. She is a complete ...

Defenders are playing tough again

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Warrior Run plays tough competition each day. And that’s just at practice. The Defenders approach practices like they are games and hold nothing back. If one is looking at how Warrior Run has transformed its program the past three seasons, watch those practices. If one wants to know why ...

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Lycoming players surround coach Christen Ditzler after her 300th career victory Monday night at Lamade Gym.

Ditzler wins No. 300

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Lycoming women’s basketball coach Christen Ditz­ler won her 300th ca­reer game Monday night at Lamade Gym, 62-55 over King’s in its non-conference finale. The Warriors (11-3) shot 67 percent in the fourth quarter, but just 19 percent on 3-pointers the entire game. The Warriors, playing ...

Local roundup: Thomas, Foulland lead Bison

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Zach Thomas scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Nana Foulland had 20 points, 11 boards and three blocks, and Bucknell beat Lafayette 80-75 in overtime on Monday night. Stephen Brown reached 1,000 career points on a tiebreaking 3-pointer late in overtime to become the 42nd player in ...

Kerry Collins' 1994 Nittany Lions set numerous offensive records and won the Rose Bowl.

Kerry Collins into Hall of Fame

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Former Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins, who led the Nittany Lions' 12-0 Rose Bowl champion team in 1994, is among the 13-member Class of 2018 in the College Football Hall of Fame. He'll be inducted with the rest on Dec. 4, 2-18 in New York City. Collins is the 25th member (19 ...