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Garner excelling for Lyco

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Standing next to all-conference defensive tackle Ahmad Curtis, it would be easy to think Willie Garner can’t possibly play the same position. Curtis is a 6-foot-1, 300-pound mountain of man with the light feet of a ballet dancer and the strength and power of a swinging wrecking ball. Garner ...

Kauffman’s strong game not enough for Bulldogs

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LEWISBURG — Hannah Kauffman never got any sort of chance to relax in goal or take a quick breather. Just about anytime she looked up, a Lewisburg player had the ball in Jersey Shore’s end of the field and was about to take a shot. Lewisburg was firing shots about seemingly as fast as the ...

ROUNDUP: LHU Athletics Hall of Fame class announced

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The 2018 Lock Haven University Athletics Hall of Fame Class has been announced, recognizing seven individuals and one team who achieved greatness in sports, as determined by the LHU Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. The 2018 Hall of Fame Class will be inducted at the annual Hall of Fame ...

Nittany Lions’ talent masking both their youth and mistakes

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STATE COLLEGE — Only a true Penn State nitpicker would witness a 53-point victory and come away somewhat unimpressed. So be it. Yes, the Nittany Lions demolished Kent State, 63-10, on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. Yes, they are 3-0 heading into their Big Ten opener at ...

PSU notebook: McSorley threw for 229 and 2 TDs

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STATE COLLEGE — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 63-10 victory over Kent State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: Backup quarterback Sean Clifford connected with freshman receiver Daniel George for a 95-yard touchdown pass with 6:55 ...

Hughesville’s Millheim plays well in loss

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HUGHESVILLE — With low-flying helicopters and airplanes from the Hughesville Balloon Fest rumbling over Raymond H. Perritt Stadium and with all the shots being fired at him, Hughesville goal keeper Steven Millheim probably thought he was under an aerial attack. Millheim faced constant ...

Lycoming’s defense is key in victory over Lebanon Valley

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There’s a stray blue trash can which is never too far from the Lycoming football bench. It’s there on game day and for each practice session, too. When the Warriors defense creates a turnover, they take a football and slam it into the receptacle and slam down the lid. It’s Lycoming’s ...

Ranked IUP rolls past LHU

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LOCK HAVEN — When IUP rolled into town ranked third in the nation in Division II, some might have wondered just how good the Crimson Hawks actually were. Not wasting any time answering that question, IUP scored 21 points in each of the first two periods for a 42-3 halftime spread en rout to ...

Brooks and Glover lift Penn over the Bison

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Karekin Brooks ran for two first-quarter touchdowns as Pennsylvania jumped out to a big early lead in its season-opener and beat Bucknell, 34-17, on Saturday. Ryan Glover threw a pair of touchdown passes for Penn (1-0), which has beaten Bucknell (0-3) in seven straight ...

Golf tip of the week: Hitting a ball from a plugged lie

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Hitting a ball that has plugged in a bunker, (fried egg) is not that difficult. Many golfers try to open the wedge and try to splash it out, try closing the club face and allow the club to extract the ball from the sand. The deeper the ball is in the sand, the more you shut the club face. ...

Local roundup: Williamsport wins shootout with Hazleton

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Marcus Simmons had a 56-yard touchdown pass from Joe Fagnano and Fagnano then ran in the 2-point conversion to lift Williamsport to an exciting 64-63 win over Hazleton on Friday night. Simmons recovered a fumble with 33 seconds left to seal the win and prevent Hazleton from driving. ...

Time for PSU to flag itself

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Being that this is 9/11 week, let’s go off the field. James Franklin opened his press conference Tuesday — September 11 — with the nice gesture of acknowledging the ultimate sacrifice that thousands paid 17 years ago, including one of his former teammates at East Stroudsburg, a man ...

Muncy snaps 7-game skid against South

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MUNCY — A split second after securing the game-clinching interception, Muncy cornerback Kolby Moyer raised his right arm, sprinted toward the sideline and jumped high into coach Sean Tetreault’s arms. Simultaneously, linebacker Mike Kustanbauter vomited at the 40-yard line. Never has a ...

Shearer throws for 4 TDs as Montoursville cruises

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TURBOTVILLE — The Montoursville Warriors scored on an impressive nine-play drive to open up the game, but allowed the Warrior Run Defenders to drive the length of the field to the 1-yard line in what looked to be a huge momentum boost moving forward. Well, the Warriors held strong for a ...

McSorley accounts for 5 TDs in PSU’s rout of Kent State

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STATE COLLEGE — James Franklin has a man crush on Trace McSorley and isn’t afraid to admit it. “If you’re a young quarterback out there, watch Trace McSorley,” Penn State’s coach said Saturday. “The guy has been winning since he was in diapers.” Franklin went on and on ...

Moyers carries Green Dragons in a rout

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LEWISBURG — Max Moyers knew his team was hurting. With all-state wide receiver Dylan Farronato on crutches and starting quarterback Nick Shedleski gimpy from hits the last couple of weeks, Moyers knew he and the run game would be relied on. He was up for the challenge. Moyers racked up ...

Canton jumps out to 40-point lead early in lopsided victory

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In any sport, some nights you just run into a better team. That was the case last night in Farwell as the Canton Warriors arrived at Dwyer Memorial Field ready to play. The team speed on both sides of the ball proved too much for the Bucks as Canton rolled out to a 40-point lead until the ...

Lancers can’t top Panthers in road loss

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BLOOMSBURG — The decisive pass Friday night floated from Jack Howell’s hand, putting enough air under it to both let Bloomsburg receiver Aiden Klinger run under it and to keep it away from the outstretched hands of a Loyalsock defender. When Klinger caught the ball, he was gone. In a ...

Montgomery wins on its homecoming night

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MONTGOMERY—Down yet another quarterback, Montgomery never lost hope, or the lead, in a 26-12 win over Sayre in a Class A battle on homecoming night at Red Raider Stadium a the Montgomery Athletic Complex Friday night. Instead Montgomery found a way to change its offense to get Hunter ...

49 unanswered points lift Blue Jays over Spartans

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HUGHESVILLE — If you would have watched the first drive of the Hughesville Spartans offense, you would have thought the final score would be closer than a 49-24 win by Central Columbia. Throughout the evening, Hughesville’s injury-ridden and young football team showed spurts of hope for ...