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Badgers running back Taylor a force to be reckoned with

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Five things to look for as Penn State looks to bounce back from last week’s 42-7 drubbing at Michigan against a Wisconsin team that’s very capable of pulling off the upset. No. 1: To QB or not QB By all accounts, Trace McSorley is expected to start at quarterback for Penn State. But ...

ROUNDUP: McGarvey earns win in Lycoming debut

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In men’s basketball, Darius James scored a game-high 25 points and Lycoming outscored Penn State-Schuylkill, 60-47, after halftime as it opened its season with a 99-86 win in the opening round of the Dutch Burch Tip-Off Tournament. First-year head coach Mike McGarvey earned his debut win as ...

Society’s love affair with backup QBs doesn’t make sense

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A big pet peeve of mine is how we, as a sports society, fall in love with the backup quarterback, before he’s ever accomplished anything. Or the next recruit. Or next draft pick. Or minor league prospect. It’s the whole “grass is greener” thing. It may be natural, but it is not ...

Warriors preparing for injured QB

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Lycoming can’t afford to fall into a guessing game as it prepares for Saturday’s game against Misericordia. Will Cougars quarterback Brady Williams play or not is a question the Warriors haven’t entertained much as it’s prepared this week. Instead, their focus has been on preparing ...

Muncy at Canton

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Class A Championship No. 2 Muncy (8-3) at No. 1 Canton (10-1) Muncy PPG—24.3, YPG—323.8; PPA—323.8, YPA—224.6 Muncy facts: A week after exacting revenge on Sayre, Muncy is hoping to continue its redemption tour by winning its second district championship in three seasons. ...

Hughesville grad Yeager leading surprising Misericordia

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Lycoming linebacker Trey Smith took a minute Wednesday to text Misericordia defensive back Nick Yeager and wish him good luck on the Cougars’ game this week. “I told him I’ve been rooting for him all year,” Smith said with a laugh Wednesday. “Just not for this game.” It’s hard ...

District 4 moves all football games to Saturday

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With the threat of Friday's inclement weather, District 4 moved all of this weekend's playoff football games to Saturday. Originally, Classes A, AA and AAAA were to play Friday night. But forecasts calling for rain throughout the day and night moved those four games to Saturday. The Class A ...

Alize Johnson sent to G League

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Indiana Pacers forward and St. John Neumann graduate Alize Johnson has been assigned to the Pacers G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the organization announced on Wednesday. Johnson, who was selected with the 50th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, has appeared in three games for Indiana ...

Franklin sees value in knowledge, makes time for real issues

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ALTOONA — Football is not the be all, end all in life, and James Franklin made it clear Tuesday afternoon that he wants to make sure his players have a well-rounded understanding of what’s going on in the world. Around that same time, 600 miles away, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp ...

Toomer, Mackenzie cap Bucknell’s comeback win in OT

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SAINT BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Avi Toomer forced a tie in regulation, broke it to begin overtime and corralled the rebound of a missed 3-pointer as time expired in overtime, preserving Bucknell’s 88-85 victory over Saint Bonaventure Wednesday in a season-opening game that pitted two teams from ...

Williamsport defense strong, but can’t hold off Penncrest

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Jenna Whitford tried. She really did. So did Lila Vogelsong. The last line of defense for Williamsport threw themselves all over the Loyalsock turf. Rubber pellets stuck to their turf-burned legs. As a defensive center back, Whitford saved at least two goals by blocking shots and ...

Too little, too late for Millionaire boys

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Heads didn’t drop, verbal spats didn’t fly and fingers didn’t point. It could’ve been easy to play the blame game down three goals in the opening round of the state tournament less than a minute into the second half. Instead, Tom Pombor offered words of encouragement. Suddenly, ...

Don’t mistake this as a lost season for Lycoming

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It’d be easy to call this a lost season for Lycoming football. The program didn’t reach its expectations of a potential Middle Atlantic Conference title or an NCAA tournament berth. It won’t be playing in the now annual Centennial-MAC bowl series next weekend. Hell, the Warriors need a ...

Despite new faces, Lions have title hopes

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STATE COLLEGE — As the curtain is about to go up on another Penn State wrestling season, the goals remain the same, only the actors will be slightly different. The Nittany Lions start the season ranked No. 1 in the USA Today/NWCA Coaches Poll as the winners of the last three NCAA ...

Lewisburg girls win in PKs

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The Lewisburg girls soccer team advanced to the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals Tuesday by defeating ELCO in penalty kicks. The Green Dragons were in a scoreless tie with ELCO through regulation and two overtimes. But Lewisburg won the penalty-kick shootout, 4-2, to advance to Saturday’s ...

Williamsport boys not satisfied with 3rd straight district title

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There were no high-fives, jumping around or screams of jubilation. If one had no knowledge of the score, it would’ve been difficult to tell who won. “It was very business-like,” Williamsport coach Lee Kaar said. Williamsport had just won its third straight district title and clinched ...

Reeder’s return comes at right time for Williamsport girls

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When Williamsport found out that it had a bye to the District 2-4 Class AAAA championship game due to a team dropping out of the semifinals, coach Scott McNeill decided not to schedule a scrimmage in that two-week layover between the end of the season and the final. Instead, he just wanted ...

Canton’s Ward focused on winning district title

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Timmy Ward remembers earning Class A all-state honors last year. He just does not care anymore. Yes, it was a super individual achievement, but for Ward it also is ancient history. He earned all-state at wide receiver as a sophomore, but almost as soon as Ward earned the honor, he started ...

ESPN’s Kurkjian added to Hot Stove Banquet

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The Williamsport Crosscutters have announced that ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian has been added to the guest list for the 13th Annual Hot Stove Banquet to be held on Wednesday, January 16 in the Grand Ballroom of the Genetti Hotel in Williamsport. The event is presented in part by Panda ...