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Millionaire boys drop possible playoff preview

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Size outmatched speed in the early matchup between a long and tall Hazleton team and the smaller, shiftier Millionaires in the Magic Dome Saturday night. It was a game similar to the one played last year between these familiar foes, and was a good measuring stick for Williamsport last year ...

Local roundup: Lycoming men win Basinger tournament

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Chris Wallace scored a season-high 22 points to go with nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks to cap an MVP performance and the ninth-ranked Lycoming men’s basketball team got out to another big first-half lead en route to an 88-71 win over Carnegie Mellon in the championship game of the ...

Nittany Lion men claim a rout

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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Pat Chambers wasn’t going to let himself or his players be deceived by Coppin State’s winless record. Penn State’s coach had seen the Eagles keep within striking distance for much of their game against UConn and watched as they pushed Georgia Tech for 30 ...

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A wood should strike the ball above the upper half of the clubface.

Golf tip of the week: Calculating the proper tee height

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Teeing the golf ball to the proper height varies with each golfer. The rule of thumb is to tee up the ball with the equator of the golf ball aligned with the top line of the club. Woods have a curved face, vertically and horizontally, known as bulge and roll. If the ball is teed too low, ...

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Penn State players Grant Haley, Saquon Barkley and Lamont Wade dance during charity kickball event with the Children's Cancer Network and HopeKids, this past week in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Some benefits exist to early enrollees with Nittany Lions

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Senior year! Hanging out with all your high school friends. Easier class load. Going to prom. Lifetime of memories — especially for star football players, who often rule the school their senior year. Why would a football player give all that up to go to college ...

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Chris Petersen and James Franklin pose Friday with the Fiesta Bowl trophy.

Petersen’s deeds outweigh his words at Washington

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Friday morning’s final pre-Fiesta Bowl press conference with the head coaches provided at least a slight glimpse into their personalities. While both offered mutual respect of the other’s program, it was easy to see that Washington’s Chris Petersen was content to ...

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Penn State coach James Franklin and his daughter Shola, left, watch during Fiesta Bowl practice this past week in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Nittany Lions need to pressure QB

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Five things to look for as Penn State faces Washington in what should be a fun Fiesta Bowl in the desert. No. 1: Pressure QB Both of these teams do a lot of things very well, but one clear issue for Penn State is that it often struggles putting pressure on the ...

Muncy repeats its title at Bob Rohm

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BLOOMSBURG — Denny Harer didn’t hide his frustration very well as both Jacob Blair and Joe Klock took forfeits in the final of the Bob Rohm Memorial Tournament at Bloomsburg University on Friday. Hamburg was avoiding two of Muncy’s better wrestlers, strategically bumping people away for ...

Nittany Lions back at Southern Scuffle next week

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STATE COLLEGE — Since Penn State started competing at the Southern Scuffle during the 2010-11 season, the tournament has served as both a proving ground and a source of momentum for the Nittany Lions. During that same time frame, Penn State has won NCAA championships in six of the last ...

Huskies stumble early in loss to PSU

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Washington got off to a rough start and was never able to fully recover Saturday against a faster, more physical Penn State team that outclassed the Huskies on both sides of the ball. "Flat out miserable," coach Chris Petersen bluntly said after the game. "But it is what it ...

Local roundup: Saxe leads Sullivan past Hughesville boys

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John Saxe scored 21 points and Sam Carpenter added 16 to help Sullivan County defeat Hughesville, 52-43, in the championship game of the Hughesville Christmas Tournament on Thursday night. Saxe had eight rebounds and Baumunk grabbed 10. Saxe took home all-tournament Most Valuable Player ...

Solid efforts from Griffins, Spartans

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HUGHESVILLE — Sullivan County flourished throughout the game’s final 10 minutes Wednesday, erasing a 14-point third-quarter deficit and stunning Jersey Shore. Less than an hour later Hughesville’s Luke Ergott provided outstanding all-around contributions and sparked a game-changing run as ...

Millionaires win own Christmas tournament

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Down by one with under 15 seconds remaining, Williamsport had a chance to show how far it had come. A young, yet rapidly improving and maturing Williamsport squad might have caved a couple weeks ago but the Millionaires are not the same team when the season started about a month ago and that ...

St. John Neumann’s Anthony Marrazzo dribbles down the court during the Golden Knights’ game against Wellsboro at St. John Neumann Regional Academy on Wednesday night. (CARA MORNINGSTAR/Sun-Gazette)

Local roundup: Wellsboro beats Neumann for 1st time since ‘83

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Brandyn Tuttle had a team-high 15 points, Quinn Henry added 13 and Wellsboro defeated St. John Neumann for the first time since 1983 in an exciting game, 50-41, at St. John Neumann in boys basketball on Wednesday evening. Tuttle ended with a double-double, grabbing 11 rebounds. Henry ...

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Keith Jason (3) of Williamsport dribbles as Khalid Lisby (5) of Prep Charter, moves behind him Tuesday at Williamsport High School.

Millionaires reach their tournament title game

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Williamsport teammates and coaches named Keith Jason, “Scrap” a while back. The complimentary nickname shares a dual meaning. Jason is tough like scrap iron and he is a fighter who never backs down. But Jason is more than just a fierce competitor and hustler. He also is a darn good ...

Barkley learns from Love on Washington

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Saquon Barkley and the Penn State offense will face quite a challenge against Washington’s top-ranked run defense, but Barkley was able to get a bit of a scouting report from another one of the nation’s elite running backs. “I talked to (Stan­ford’s) Bryce Love out in At­lanta and ...

Bowen, Charles kicked off Penn State team

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Junior linebacker Manny Bowen and sophomore receiver Irvin Charles have had their Penn State careers come to an end because of disciplinary reasons. A spokesperson for PSU said Tuesday that both players are off the squad because of a violation of team rules. It’s unclear what the two did to ...

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Trace McSorley’s reputation of being only successful on deep 50-50 passes carried over into this season.

McSorley erases doubters

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STATE COLLEGE — People have doubted Trace McSorley all along, yet he has done nothing but prove them wrong every step of the way. McSorley was a four-year starting quarterback in high school, reached the state title game all four years and won it three times. But he wasn’t offered a ...