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Loyalsock beats Williamsport with a goal in the final 15 seconds

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Loyalsock and Williamsport soccer fans were given a treat as both teams got together for a primetime contest under the lights of the Balls Mills Soccer Complex. Williamsport had a chance to add to an already huge start as it defeated Central Mountain to open the season. For Loyalsock, it was ...

HAC boys soccer preview: Lewisburg’s expectations remain high

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Last year, Lewisburg lost 10 of its 11 starters. Coming off a 49-1 stretch in which it captured two state championships, expectations were a little tamed for a relatively young and inexperienced squad. But like it always does, Lewisburg continued to churn out talent and win another district ...

Local roundup: Williamsport tennis improves to 6-0

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In girls tennis, Williamsport earned its sixth consecutive win by defeating Central Mountain, 4-1. Williamsport’s Natalia Diaz was challenged and split sets with Kendall McCluskey, winning the third set super tiebreaker, 6-7 (3-7), 6-1 (10-4). At No. 1 doubles, Kalindi Maggs ...

Franklin knows Pitt game is big one

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Welcome to Super Bowl LV week of the James Franklin era at Penn State. That’s 55 for the Roman numeral-challenged, representing the 55th game of Franklin’s PSU tenure. “This is the Super Bowl for us,” the coach said of Saturday’s game at Pitt. “It is the most important game on ...

Cutters drop another close game in season finale

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As the Williamsport Crosscutters’ season came to an end at Bowman Field on Monday afternoon, manager Pat Borders couldn’t help but think about how the 1-0 loss to State College succinctly summed up Williamsport’s season. Four Cutters pitchers were solid, scattering six hits and ...

Knapp becoming a playmaker for Canton

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The incoming pass seemed like it might be too high, but Ben Knapp adjusted his body, stretched his arms high and caught the 8-yard pass while being hit. That reception became a small footnote Friday as Canton dominated both lines of scrimmage, defeating Montgomery, 28-6, and improving to 2-0 ...

Is Penn State’s defense really as bad as it looked?

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Penn State gave up 38 points to a mid-major at home Saturday night, barely escaping Appala-chian State with a 45-38 OT victory. So, the defense is awful, right? It sure looked that way. But maybe, just maybe things won’t be as bad as they appeared in the opener. I’ve made no secret of ...

Cutters give up 8 runs in final 3 innings

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The final pitch Francisco Morales threw wasn’t a bad one Sunday evening. It was off the plate inside to State College’s Delvin Perez. But somehow the former first-round draft pick put the barrel of the bat on the ball and hit it hard enough to carry the 2-2 pitch over the left-field wall. ...

Warriors not panicking despite opening loss

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It would have been easy for Lycoming players and coaches to be riddled with Chicken Little syndrome following Saturday’s lopsided loss to Susquehanna. It would be easy to panic. Instead, there was none of that. There was a heavy dose of frustration mixed with a dash of head-scratching. But ...

Givens suspension hurting PSU’s defense

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STATE COLLEGE — Defensive tackle Kevin Givens did not play in Saturday’s opener as he was suspended for violating team rules and was on the sideline in street clothes. It’s unclear what rule Givens broke, and also unclear if he will be available to play next week at Pitt. Coach James ...

Local roundup: Wellsboro takes home 1st-place finish at CM tourna

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From staff reports The Wellsboro volleyball team took home a first-place finish in the Silver Bracket of the Central Mountain tournament on Saturday. “CM puts on a great tournament with teams from all over, which creates various levels of competition,” said head coach Sharon Zuchowski. ...

Wildcat Weekly

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Penn College tennis teams set to open Pennsylvania College of Technology tennis teams are set to begin their fall seasons while the college's soccer, cross-country and women's volleyball squads saw their first action over the weekend. Men's-women's tennis The Penn College men, with ...

Disaster averted

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STATE COLLEGE — Teams like Appalachian State make sports fun. And unpredictably zany. Eleven years to the day after pulling off one of the biggest upsets in college football history, a 34-32 stunner at No. 5 Michigan, the small school from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina, ...

For openers, Lions raise their share of questions

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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State opened its season with a wildly-entertaining 45-38 overtime victory Saturday over Appalachian State which anyone who witnessed had to enjoy. Well, almost anyone. “I started the game at 46 years old,” James Franklin said afterward. “I ended it at ...

Warriors show good and bad in season-opening loss

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The good new for Lycoming was it started four consecutive drives in Susquehanna territory in the second half Saturday. The bad news was the Warriors earned zero points from those four drives. Lycoming turned over the ball six times yesterday, including four interceptions by freshman ...

Shorthanded Bucktail tops CMVT on road

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SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP — Bucktail players made their coaches a promise early last week. They kept repeating it as game day drew closer. Even if it was behind, as long as Bucktail was close in the fourth quarter against CMVT, it would win. One better believe coach Bruce Ransom and his staff ...

Cutters top Spikes in first game of final homestand

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Ethan Lindow allowed just one unearned run over six innings in his final start of the season as the Williamsport Crosscutters opened its final series with a 7-3 win over the State College Spikes at Bowman Field on Saturday. The left-hander failed to allow an earned run for the third time in ...

Oruwariye comes up with clutch play

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STATE COLLEGE — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 45-38 overtime victory over Appalachian State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Nittany Lion cornerback Amani Oruwariye intercepted App State quarterback Zac Thomas in the end zone on first down ...

5 keys for the Nittany Lions in opener vs. Appalachian St.

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Five things to look for as Penn State opens the season against an Appalachian State team that will be overmatched but won't be intimidated coming in to play on such a big stage. No. 1: Take charge early In the best-case scenario, Penn State will grab a big early lead and control throughout, ...