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Korahn Williams of Lycoming 
celebrates a fumble recovery on a kickoff Saturday at Person Field.

Warriors pull back to .500 after topping FDU-Florham

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If Nick Costello were only 6-feet, 4-inches tall, the football probably never would have touched his fingers. Instead, at 6-5, the Lycoming receiver had just enough reach to grip the ball thrown to him by quarterback Chase Williams. Just getting his fingertips on the ball was enough to reel ...

Fumble recovery and punting keys in PSU win

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EVANSTON, Ill. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 31-7 victory over Northwestern on Saturday at Ryan Field: Play of the game: Penn State defensive end Shaka Toney, a redshirt freshman, drilled Northwestern quarterback Clayton Thorson in the first quarter, ...

LHU sets rush mark in victory

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LOCK HAVEN — How does an 0-5 football team spell relief? In the case of the Lock Haven University football team the answer is simply C-H-E-Y-N-E-Y. Coming out like a bunch of gangbus­ters, the Bald Eag­les scored on their first three possessions and they never looked back as they ...

Patient Barkley gets help in his Heisman chase

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EVANSTON, Ill. — Saquon Barkley has been the Heisman Trophy frontrunner for several weeks, and there’s not a lot of strong competition so far this season. His leading challenger’s hopes took a big hit Saturday when Baker Mayfield and No. 3 Oklahoma were stunned by Iowa State, ...

Line shift response sets up big offensive day for Muncy

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ALMEDIA — Muncy was missing a starter along its offensive line Saturday. And yet its offense never missed a beat. Chad McElwee moved from fullback to tackle, Mason Hillman shined the few times McElwee went back to his old position and the offensive line manhandled CMVT Saturday as Muncy ...

CV’s Adriance wins AA individual golf title

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From staff reports Cowanesque Valley’s Tanner Adriance shot a 79 on Saturday to win the District 4 Class AA individual golf championship with an overall score of 154. Evan Salamone of Lourdes took second with a 154 and Cowanesque Valley’s Austin Outman was third with a ...

Golf tip of the week: Understanding launch angles

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Several factors determine the proper launch angle for a particular golfer. Clubhead speed is just one of the factors: the slower the swing, the higher the loft. Compare utilizing a garden hose with low water pressure to the launch angle on a driver. The more the nozzle is elevated, the ...

Local roundup: Bhangdia has hat trick in Lewisburg win

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From staff reports Tommy Bhangdia recorded a hat trick and Ben Liscum had two goals and an assist to help Lewisbrug defeat East Juniata, 7-0, in boys soccer on Saturday. Nate Liscum had three assists for Lewisburg. The Green Dragons scored six goals in the second half after leading 1-0 at ...

Beinlich’s PK goal lifts the Griffins past Muncy

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MUNCY — Once she lined up for her penalty kick, it didn’t take Bethany Beinlich long to ponder where she was going to send her shot. A quick little stutter step and Beinlich drilled her shot to the left post, sneaking it just inside the post past the outreached arms of Muncy goalie Makenna ...

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Joe Fagnano of Williamsport is hit by Delaware Valley’s Jason Henderson Friday night at Williamsport.

Millionaires stumble against unbeaten DV

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By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com As Marcus Simmons made a nifty cut, sent a defender tackling air and sprinted 73 yards into the end zone, it seemed like Williamsport’s Comeback Kids were at it again. Simmons’ spectacular play cut what had once been a 13-point deficit to three early ...

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Gideon Green (26) of South Williamsport scores a touchdown Friday night vs. Bloomsburg.

Green too much for Bloom

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At the Bloomsburg 33 on a fourth-and-2, South Williamsport was hoping to keep its drive alive and then score. That’s when Gideon Green got the handoff, took a few steps up the middle and does what he does best, in breaking a run. Green shook off a few tacklers at the line of scrimmage, cut ...

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DaeSean Hamilton is now PSU’s all-time receptions leader.

Improvement has been James Franklin trademark

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If there’s one word that underscores James Franklin’s work to this point in his Penn State football tenure, it’s improvement. And that’s not by accident. At Vanderbilt and now Penn State, Franklin has built an impressive track record of taking over and patiently tinkering with a ...

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Cole Lentz (2) of South Williamsport tries to pull in a pass as Conner Timbrell (14) of Bloomsburg is called for pass interference Friday at South.

Mistakes hurt Bulldogs in loss

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Josh Krieger stuck his right hand in the air as he fought off a block. It was nothing more than a last-ditch effort to make something happen on a third-quarter Jersey Shore punt, but he stuck his hand in the air anyway. He felt the football hit his bear paw of a right hand, but he felt no ...

Barkley will need some room to maneuver

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Five things to look for as Penn State plays what figures to be a tough road game against a Northwestern team that could pose some problems on both sides of the ball. No. 1: Ready to run The Nittany Lions have to start showing a consistent running game, which they will need after next week's ...

Lyco captain Ward builds on better year

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Mike Ward’s advice to a younger version of himself is pretty basic: Just let the plays come to you. The Ly­coming senior captain looks back on who he was two years ago as a first-year starter at safety for the War­riors and knows he tried to do too much. Not only was he trying to replace ...

Four carries, 3 TDs for Webb in Loyalsock win

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TURBOTVILLE — Loyalsock’s Hunter Webb has matured physically into one of the most imposing figures on the football field in the district and the senior is closer to living out his dream as a Division-I athlete than he is to his past as a youth football player. A trip through a tunnel of ...

Red Raiders make big step toward playoff spot

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CANTON — Just two years ago, Eithan Marino was playing goalie for the Montgomery soccer team. A difficult and tough position to play, Marino would show his athleticism making diving saves and leaping for loose balls. Though not a very physical position for a 220-pounder, Marino made it look ...

Spartans can’t keep pace

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HUGHESVILLE — A quick glance at the scoreboard at the end of the first quarter after Central Columbia’s Isaac Gense­mer ran in an 11-yard touchdown and Hughes­ville already found themselves down 21-7. The Blue Jays kept on the gas with 466 yards offensively to Hughesville’s 206. The ...

Montoursville keeps it positive at 0-7

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CATAWISSA — Earlier in the season, after his team had started an uncharacteristic 0-2, Montoursville coach J.C. Keefer remarked that his team, both players and coaches, was having a lot of fun still as it developed and improved each week. With his team now 0-7 after a lopsided 42-7 loss to ...