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Williamsport, with Haley Whitford, competed in the PIAA soccer playoffs this season as District 2-4 Class AAAA champion.

Girls’ evolution evident in quarter century of PIAA soccer

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This year, players on Southern Columbia’s girls soccer team asked assistant coach Jen Stine if they could watch old film of her and former teammate Erin Snyder playing in the late 1990s. Stine told her players that they had to preview it first to make sure they were as as good as they had ...

Lycoming set for season finale on Saturday

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The Stevenson team Lycoming will play in its season finale Saturday isn’t the same one which won the Middle Atlantic Conference title last year. That was a Mustangs team which had built for a few years to have the kind of team which could win a league title. But the Warriors aren’t ...

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Jensen Drick and Montgomery are playing Wyalusing for a district title.

Football preview: Wyalusing at Montgomery

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Wyalusing PPG—15.5, YPG—222.2, PPA—24.8, YPA—264.6 Wyalusing facts: The Rams won a 22-21 thriller at top-seeded Muncy last week, scoring the winning touchdown and 2-point conversion with 36 seconds remaining. Now Wyalusing is playing in its first district final since 2001 and can win ...

Football preview: Loyalsock at Danville

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Loyalsock PPG—34.1, YPG—400.4, PPA—21.0, YPA—260.3 Loyalsock facts: The Lancers are trying to win their first district championship, since capturing the 2009 Class AA crown. Loyalsock is also hoping to exact a measure of revenge against Danville after the Ironmen thumped it, 34-7 at ...

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Tyler Leeser of Milton signed a letter-of-intent this week to the track team at Virginia Tech. In front with Tyler are parents Janice and Tom, also his head coach. In back are Milton athletic director Rod Harris, coach Johnathan Dick, and principal Andrew Rantz.

Local roundup: Chester leaves LHU baseball coaching job

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After three seasons as the head baseball coach at Lock Haven , Jim Chester has stepped down from the position to accept the head coaching duties at Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina. Chester was named LHU’s head coach in August 2014 and spent three seasons at the helm of the Bald ...

Members of the Montgomery football team celebrate during a game this year against Cowanesque Valley. The Red Raiders, just a year after winning only two games, are hosting the District 4 Class A championship against Wyalusing on Friday. (KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette)

Montgomery to compete for first D4 title

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The Montgomery football players could sense what their success meant, but meeting five former players really drove that point home. What they are doing became tangible. And it sure motivated these hungry Red Raiders. Five players from the 2000 team that played in the District 4 Class A ...

Warriors not giving up on this season

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Don’t think Lycoming is giving up on the season now. Not after all the Warriors have been through this season. Not when it would have been so easy to give up eight weeks ago after an 0-3 start. Saturday’s game at Stevenson means the world to this team. It may not seem like much, but ...

PSU wrestlers dominate opener

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STATE COLLEGE — On the night the No. 1 Penn State wrestling team raised a banner to celebrate its seventh national championship, the curtain was raised on the careers of three new Nittany Lion starters. Freshman Devin Schnupp (125), senior Corey Keener (133) and sophomore Anthony Cassar ...

Blacknall up and down at Penn St.

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STATE COLLEGE-- To say Saeed Blacknall has had a roller coaster career at Penn State would be a massive understatement. From six catches for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the Big Ten Championship, to being suspended for the ensuing Rose Bowl, the senior wideout has been all or nothing at ...

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Williamsport High School’s Jenna Whitford (12) moves in to take control of the ball from Ava Brower (2) Tuesday during the first round of the PIAA girls soccer playoffs.

Williamsport girls dropped in overtime

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Shortly after the PA announcer noted there was one minute remaining in overtime, it seemed that the Governor Mifflin girls soccer team was hoping to end things right there and not have a second overtime against Williamsport. So from 40 yards out, Anna Werner got the ball and made her move ...

WHS boys struggle to establish offense

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Cumberland Valley couldn’t have asked keeper Matt Zambetti to do more than he did. A shot high? Zambetti tipped it backwards and out of play. A quick fast shot to one of the posts? Zambetti dove and kept it out of the net. No matter where Williams­port tried placing a great shot, ...

Green Hornets earn first PIAA soccer win

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Tyus Yeingst took to what looked to be an open shot. But sliding in came Nic Ingerick, putting himself in harm’s way, blocking the shot. Later, Luke Myers wound up his right leg as he looked to have an open shot on Nate Redell’s goal. But again, sliding in at the last moment was Noah ...

Nittany Lions embrace finesse

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State has a finesse offense, James Franklin admitted, and while it’s actually been that way for a while now and produced a lot of success, the coach knows the unit has to get tougher. “I don’t think this is something that’s been the last two weeks,” ...

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Scranton Prep’s Alec Buttner drives past Lewis­burg’s Ryan Veloz Tuesday at Memorial Stadium in Scranton.

Two-time state champs advance

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SCRANTON — In a desperate hole against the two-time defending state champions, Scranton Prep came storming back. Angelo Terrana scored with eight minutes left. Two minutes later, all-state performer Cullen Myers pulled the Cavaliers within a goal. But Lewisburg fended off Prep’s ...

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James Franklin reminded everyone Penn State is four points form being unbeaten.

Franklin keeps it short, sweet

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STATE COLLEGE — A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Rutgers (4-5, 3-3 Big Ten) About the Scarlet Knights: They’ve made solid strides this year under coach Chris Ash after disastrous 2016 that saw them go 2-10 and 0-9 in the Big Ten while rarely being ...

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Joe Moorhead and James Franklin’s coaching has been questioned the last two weeks in close losses at Ohio State and Michigan State.

Nittany Lion coaches deserve share of blame

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The sky is not falling on Penn State. The team is still going to finish 10-2 and go to a decent bowl game, most likely the Citrus or Outback. Still, there are serious problems the Nittany Lions must address for this season and beyond if they’re going to remain nationally prominent and take ...

Gus Edwards leads a three-man rushing attack for Rutgers.
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Rutgers sits right there behind PSU in Big Ten

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STATE COLLEGE — Enter­ing Saturday’s Home­coming game between Penn State and Rutgers, both teams find themselves in unexpected territory in the Big Ten East standings. With the Nittany Lions dropping two straight and the Scarlet Knights winning three of their last four conference ...

ROUNDUP: Marsteller wins Clarion Open title in LHU debut

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Alex Klucker and Chance Marsteller both dominated their respective weight classes and each finished a perfect 5-0 on the way to individual titles for the Lock Haven wrestling team at Sunday’s Clarion Open. Klucker went 5-0 with a pair of pins in a strong 157-pound bracket and Marsteller ...

WILDCAT WEEKLY: Penn College soccer teams make mark

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The Pennsylvania College of Technology soccer program made great strides this season as the women's team advanced to Sunday's North Eastern Athletic Conference Championship for the first time and the men's squad made it to the semifinals, also for the first time. FLASHBACK: Women's ...