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Local roundup: Montgomery girls tennis sweeps Mid-Penn honors

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In girls tennis, Montgomery swept all Mid-Penn honors with Katie Forrestal earning league MVP and coach Chip Deem garnering Coach of the Year honors after Montgomery captured the league title. All three singles spots and both doubles teams all consisted of Montgomery players. Forrestal (No. ...

With three big losses, would 9-3 be successful year for PSU?

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Penn State has made it through the gauntlet part of the schedule, and with only Rutgers and Maryland remaining, a 9-3 regular season seems to be a safe bet. Which begs the question: Is a 9-3 season at Penn State considered a success? Yes. Absolutely. Without question. Silly to think ...

Penn State dumps Jacksonville State behind Stevens and Bolton

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Lamar Stevens and Rasir Bolton scored 25 points apiece and Penn State beat Jacksonville State 76-61 on Monday night. Stevens also grabbed nine rebounds and Josh Reaves chipped in 11 points for the Nittany Lions (2-0) who won their second straight inside the Bryce ...

Dylan Wilt made sure he would not be overlooked

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When Sean Tetreault became Muncy’s coach three years ago he noticed nothing about then-freshman Dylan Wilt that said he would become a program-changer. Back then Wilt was short and did not look like a potential threat. Offense or defense it did not matter. Wilt was not intimidating. But ...

Barzona, Bucknell get needed test

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LEWISBURG — Geo Barzona rose to his feet and pumped his fists as he walked toward the center of the circle Sunday. The usually stoic Bucknell 125-pounder knew he just recorded a big win. It was worth breaking character for a moment and showing his excitement. His win over Buffalo national ...

PSU rolls Kent State to start 2019 season

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State raised its 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championship banner to the Rec Hall rafters Sunday before its season opener against Kent State. Then in the next hour and change, the Nittany Lions made a down payment on another. Based on the Nittany Lions’ results in a 52-3 ...

Lock Haven and Lycoming wrestlers off to strong starts

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Lock Haven’s returning All-American Chance Marsteller went 3-0 in his 2018-19 season debut ehich helped set the pace for four individual champions at the 2018 Journeymen Collegiate Classic Tournament in Troy, New York on Sunday. Marsteller downed No. 11 Branson Ashworth, 7-4, in the ...

Surging Panthers’ season ends in district semis

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MOUNT CARMEL — After starting its season 1-2, North Penn-Mansfield ran off eight straight wins, which resulted in the Panthers advancing to Saturday’s District 4 Class AA semifinal at Mount Carmel, while picking up an outright Northern Tier League championship along the way. Clearly not ...

Penn State’s defense stands up Wisconsin

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STATE COLLEGE — There were times the past couple of years, even when Penn State was lighting up scoreboards, that the Nittany Lions were accused of having a finesse offense. And defensively, it was OK for PSU to give up a lot of yards and points because everyone knew the offense would ...

Penn College women begin hoops play Saturday

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Despite fielding a team that is relatively young -- nine of 13 players are new to the program -- Penn College's women's basketball coach Lauren Healy believes that player depth and athleticism will result in good things this season. The Wildcats open at 8 p.m. on Saturday against Susquehanna ...

Bulldogs capture district title with thrilling overtime win

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JERSEY SHORE — Absolute pandemonium. Twice. Jersey Shore and its fans thought it had won its second District 4 AAAA Championship in three years when Selinsgrove quarterback Dan Stoch fumbled the ball with four seconds remaining in regulation. They rushed the field only to have the team ...

Warriors advance to title game

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Montoursville coaches did not even know if Dylan Moll could play before Saturday’s District 4 Class AAA semifinal. An elbow injury kept Moll sidedlined last week, but the sophomore cornerback soldiered on Saturday, repeatedly delivering hard hits. By the fourth quarter Moll really was ...

Lewisburg advances to state semifinals

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LANCASTER — The Lewisburg girls soccer teams amazing season just doesn't want to end. The Green Dragons used two long bombs and a stellar defense to defeat District 12 champion Lansdale Catholic, 3-0, Saturday at Mannheim Township High School in a PIAA Class AA quarterfinal match. “I am ...

Warriors earn win, bowl bid

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DALLAS — Klayton Kelly floated through the air some 3 feet off the ground. He stretched his arms as far as his shoulder pads would allow him. But it wasn’t far enough to touch the football spiraling toward the ground. The Misericordia wide receiver hit the Mangelsdorf Field turf with a ...

Sanders growing into leader for Lions

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STATE COLLEGE — As C.J. Thorpe, a defensive lineman from Pittsburgh, picked up a kickoff and started rumbling with it Saturday afternoon, Miles Sanders cheered on his good buddy. But Thorpe fumbled, denying himself a SportsCenter highlight, and when he got to the sideline, Sanders ...

Gross-Matos, Sanders lift Lions over Wisconsin

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STATE COLLEGE — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 22-10 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: On fourth-and-1 from the Penn State 36, leading 16-10, the Nittany Lions faked a punt with Johnathan Thomas running for the ...

Lock Haven finishes off season with win

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ERIE – Redshirt-senior quarterback Cameron Tobias saved the best game of his Bald Eagle career for last and his heroics led the offense, as Lock Haven closed the season with a thrilling, 50-48, victory over host Gannon. Tobias and the Bald Eagles overcame a snow-covered field and a ...

Lycoming soccer falls in 1st round of NCAA Championship

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UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Lycoming College men’s soccer team’s postseason run ended with a 1-0 defeat against Penn State Behrendin the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship on Saturday night John Carroll University. The Warriors (15-4-2 overall) earned the first NCAA ...