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Housed: Michigan had its way with the Nittany Lions

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Big House is too big for Penn State. For the second time in three years, the Nittany Lions laid an egg against the Wolverines, losing 42-7, before 111,747 Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Two years ago, the 49-10 loss was early in the third season of James Franklin’s ...

No. 5 Michigan cruises in 2nd half to easily defeat Penn State

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The annihilation in Ann Arbor, take two, came as a shock to this Penn State football team — and to just about everyone else. It was stunning to watch a PSU offense that's been so prolific for the past two years be so awful against No. 5 Michigan before 111,747 fans ...

Nelson’s big play helps Canton get to 1st D4 final in 21 years

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CANTON — Keegan Nelson heard a voice and listened. He usually forgets to raise his hands while rushing the passer, but did so this time. A split second later, Nelson’s hands swatted the football away, sealing a momentous win. And the Canton two-way starting linemen will never forget the ...

Muncy capitalizes on Sayre turnovers

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MUNCY — When a team turns the ball over seven times in a game, they almost never win. That’s exactly what happened to Muncy two weeks ago at Sayre in a 28-14 loss. Muncy coach Sean Tetreault was fairly certain his team wouldn’t commit seven turnovers again, despite the poor weather and ...

NPM advances to semis

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MANSFIELD — Garrett David wasn’t sure how teammate Roch Minnich got into Bloomsburg’s backfield so quickly. All the North Penn-Mansfield linebacker knows is Minnich beat Bloomsburg running back Hunter Coulter to the line of scrimmage then threw him to the ground. It set off a raucous ...

Montgomery falls in Eastern Conference final

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MONTGOMERY — The grass started to turn to mud, the players jerseys went from white and red to brown, and the opposing running backs started to grow stronger. As the rain kept coming, so did Montgomery running back Hunter Budman and Minersville running back Gabe Kuehn. Every time they ...

Troy holds off Wellsboro late

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WELLSBORO — The chain gang was immediately called over. They lumbered their way 160 feet across the rain-soaked turf. With each step, Wellsboro players became more convinced that it was their ball while their fans stayed silent. Troy had no doubt it was theirs. Wellsboro players were pointing ...

Bulldogs roll easily in victory

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JERSEY SHORE — With “20 strong” signs littering the fences and bleachers at Thompson Street Stadium the Jersey Shore Bulldogs did everything they could have to make their injured teammate Caleb Leone proud. From the first whistle to the last, Jersey Shore dominated CMVT in the first ...

State tennis tourney begins this morning

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The state tournament for singles and doubles tennis begins today at the Hershey Racquet Club. In the doubles Class AA tournament, Montoursville’s Maddy Reeves and Lydia Barbour face District 3’s Riley Smith and Isabel Midcap of Lancaster Catholic at 10 a.m. A win would advance the ...

Payne a solid asset for Lycoming’s defense

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Jarrell Payne wasn’t exactly planning a visit to Lycoming as he decided where he wanted to play college football while in high school. But at the advice of his coach, Payne joined a friend who was being recruited by the Warriors and made the trip from Jersey City, New Jersey, to ...

NPL beats Wellsboro for 3rd consecutive D4 title

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North Penn-Liberty defeated Wellsboro, 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-6), to win its third consecutive District 4 championship in Class AA. North Penn-Liberty is the first team to win three consecutive district championships since Towanda won five in a row in Class AA ...

Staff’s growing pains have shown

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For better or worse over its long history, but mostly for the better, Penn State football has been spoiled by the stability of its coaching staff. Even with Bill O'Brien’s two years, Penn State has only had four head coaches in the last 68 years. Of course, Joe Paterno’s 46-year tenure, ...

26-point early deficit too much for WAHS

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HAZLETON — A 26-point first half deficit was too much for Williamsport to claw back from, as the Millionaires lost to Hazleton in the District 2-4 Class 6A semifinals, 47-13, on Friday night at Hazleton. Damon Horton ran for 202 yards and reeled in a 59-yard touchdown pass and broke a ...

Williamsport girls win 3rd consecutive title

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As the Williamsport and Delaware Valley boys soccer teams were warming up, all of Williamsport’s girls players remained on the far side of the field. The girls were taking selfies with one another, posing for photographs with teammates, staring at their medals and hugging one another in ...

Millionaire boys make it 3 in a row

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J.R. Confair grew up watching his cousin and older brother reach the district playoffs, but immediately bow out. Before this current four-year run, the Williamsport boys soccer program was pretty stagnant and didn’t feature many highs. Between 1997 and 2013, the program featured just four ...

Mustangs outduel the Dragons in PKs to win

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SELINSGROVE — It’s a likely presumption that Skip Kratzer and Ben Kettlewell didn’t know they’d need to comb all day Thursday to find an experienced meteorologist from the National Weather Service for their Lewisburg coaching staff. Yet the noticeable wind that began gusting from the ...

Lewis scores 50th goal in Griffins’ win

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Brian Lewis scored four goals in Sullivan County’s opening round win during the District 4 Class A playoffs. He enjoyed the feeling so much he opened the Griffins’ semifinal game against Galeton with a run that resulted in what looked like a goal. An inadvertent whistle stopped the play, ...

East Juniata rolls to earn final berth

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It was near constant pressure throughout the game as Sullivan County took on top-seeded East Juniata at Kenneth M. Robbins Stadium in Loyalsock on Thursday. The winner advanced to the District 4 Class A Championship and East Juniata played like a trip was on the line. Thea Neimond scored ...

Stevenson’s defense will pose problems for Lyco

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Stevenson coach Ed Hottle called his counterpart at Lycoming, Mike Clark, earlier this week to discuss a matter which had nothing to do with Saturday’s game at David Person Field. Clark didn’t miss the opportunity to joke with Hottle though. “I told him, ‘I thought you were calling me ...

Local roundup: South girls, Sock boys come up shy

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A penalty kick by Southern Columbia’s Sam Palacz with 17 minutes remaining proved to be huge and gave the Tigers a 1-0 win over the Mounties in the District 4 Class A girls semifinals on Thursday night. South Williamsport and Southern played a solid game, as neither team’s defense ...