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Loyalsock’s Sagar wins state meet

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HERSHEY — All season long Loyalsock’s Isabell Sagar has been the favorite to win the PIAA Class A state cross country girls’ title. On Saturday she showed why. The Lancer senior was never challenged as she cruised to gold in the race, winning in 19:12 — 39 seconds ahead of ...

South freshman Dorner finishes 3rd at states

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HERSHEY — It was a difficult moment for Olivia Dorner as she attempted to comeback after dropping her first set of the season at the PIAA tennis singles championships in Hershey. It was a tough moment for her to be challenged, but one she attempted to overcome. She won the first point of ...

Keister’s 2 goals lift Mustangs to victory

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SELINSGROVE — After the team had posed together with the district championship plaque and their gold medals for photos, Midd-West’s Alyssa Keister was standing near her teammates looking at the plaque for a second. She then proceeded to tightly hug it, holding it close against her chest ...

Quakers strike early in rout of Griffins

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Brian Lewis stood alone at midfield. A Millville defender that was assigned to him was a few yards to his right while 40 yards at his back, the Millville keeper practiced his punts while all the action was 80 yards away. Sullivan County decided to pack it in on its side of the field, trying ...

Stevenson’s safety preserves win

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Multiple options were flooding through the headset Ed Hottle was wearing. Each of the Stevenson assistant coaches who had an idea of what the Mustangs could do on the final play of Saturday’s game against Lycoming shared it with Hottle, the head coach in charge of making the ...

Lewisburg’s Hess places 7th in Hershey

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HERSHEY —Lewisburg has had some sensational runners throughout its illustrious history. It looks like they will have to make room for at least one more as freshman Jacob Hess put the rest of the state on notice with his seventh-place finish in 16:55 in the PIAA, Class AA boys’ race ...

Warriors easily cruise past Athens

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As Jacob Reeder took the pitch toward the right side, a cavernous hole opened up. He burst through it and Montoursville grabbed a lead it never relinquished just two plays into Saturday’s District 4 Class AAA quarterfinal. It did not really matter who touched the ball or whether ...

Shamokin scores 3 fourth-quarter TDs to win

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Loyalsock needed a response after Shamokin scored on back-to-back possessions to close out the first half of its District 4 Class AAA quarterfinal. Loyalsock needed something big, but didn’t get it as Shamokin scored two of its five second half possessions along with returning an ...

5 keys for No. 14 Penn State on the road against No. 5 Michigan

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Five things to look for as No. 14 Penn State looks to upset No. 5 Michigan on the road and thereby knock the Wolverines out of the College Football Playoff picture. No. 1: Need a good knee Trace McSorley injured his right knee last week against Iowa and missed a few series before returning ...

Moyers helps Dragons top Blue Jays

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A six-yard Max Moyers touchdown run put Lewisburg ahead by a point with 1:43 to play and the Green Dragons held on for a 7-6 win against Central Columbia in the District 4 Class AAA quarterfinals on Saturday night. Moyers ran for 131 yards and helped Lewisburg’s offense outgain ...

Local roundup: Wellsboro grad Kramer helps lift Lyco swimming

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Lycoming senior Emilie Kramer, a Wellsboro grad, posted a win in 1:09.01 in the 100-yard breaststroke to clinch the first victory for the Lycoming College women’s swim team under coach Matt McGuriman, closing out a 92-89 win over Stevenson University. The Lycoming men won 10 of 11 events to ...

5 PSU wrestlers earn wins at Clarion Open

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Five members of coach Cael Sanderson’s Nittany Lion wrestling team competed at the Clarion Open Saturday, officially opening up the open-tournament season. Every Nittany Lion competing came away with at least one victory. Sophomore Alex Nicholas posted the most victories for Penn State, ...

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 ...