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Bucknell falls to 2nd place Georgetown

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bucknell football team fell to second-place Georgetown, 14-3, in its final road game of the 2018 campaign on Saturday at Cooper Field. Freshman running back Herman Moultrie III provided all of the offense Georgetown needed, scoring one touchdown and recording 157 ...

Golf Tip: Visualize a bulls-eye when chipping

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When you are chipping a ball from the fringe, visualize a larger target, such as a bulls-eye. The further you are from the cup the larger the circles. For example, if you are thirty or more feet, the circumference of the outer ring should be approximately four feet in diameter. The larger ...

Wood’s emergence has Montoursville surging

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It was not one specific moment which started pulling Cameron Wood back. It was more a series of games which left him feeling like a void needed filled. Wood watched from the Memorial Stadium bleachers a year ago as Montoursville struggled and finished 2-8. The results, though, really did not ...

Lyco’s Fisher climbing up record book

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Jamie Fisher feels the pressure every Saturday morning. He only gets so many opportunities to have an impact on the Lycoming football team as its kicker, so each gameday he knows he can’t afford to be off his game. The junior has been one of the best kickers in the history of Lycoming ...

Selinsgrove at Jersey Shore

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Class AAAA Championship No. 2 Selinsgrove (5-6) at No. 1 Jersey Shore (6-5) Selinsgrove PPG—19.0, YPG—253.7; PPA—20.7, YPA—248.5 Selinsgrove facts: The Seals are seeking their second straight District 4 Class AAAA championship and fifth since 2012. Selinsgrove and Jersey Shore are ...

Lewisburg at Montoursville

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Class AAA Semifinals No. 6 Lewisburg (7-4) at No. 2 Montoursville (9-2) Lewisburg PPG—30.5, YPG—354.4; PPA—20.3, YPA—277 Lewisburg facts: Lewisburg exorcized some playoff demons last week when it defeated No. 3 Central Columbia, 7-6 and is hoping to do some more of that Saturday. ...

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, ...