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Pry staying put at Penn State

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By Cory Giger For The Sun-Gazette STATE COLLEGE — Brent Pry loves it at Penn State, and James Franklin loves having him there, but at some point, Pry is widely expected to leave and become a head coach elsewhere. That time, however, is not now for the Nittany Lions' defensive ...

Neumann girls hold off Muncy at the end

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By JON GERARDI jgerardi@sungazette.com MUNCY — As Abby Henderson was on the line, she calmy hit both of her one-and-one free throws to give St. John Neumann a lead again by two points roughly a minute after Makenna Snyder hit a huge jumper for Muncy to tie the game at 28. So with 20 ...

Early signing day seen as plus

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STATE COLLEGE — A capsule look at James Franklin’s bowl media day news conference. Early signing day (part 1): College football now has an early signing period, and Wednesday is the first national signing day. That can be tricky with so much coaching movement taking place around the ...

Local roundup: Jersey Shore boys beat Bellefonte

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Nate Ewing scored 24 points, and Junior Armstrong added 19, as Jersey Shore beat Bellefonte, 60-56, Friday night in boys basketball. David Hill, Jaiden Cioffi led St. John Neumann to an 89-20 win over Benton, Hill had three threes and 21 total points, Cioffi finished with 12 and Malaki ...

Central Mountain fourth at King of the Mountain

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Central Mountain put eight wrestlers into today’s quarterfinals and are in fourth place after the first day of the King of the Mountain tournament on Friday. The Wildcats’ 66 team points left them just 4.5 points behind leader Chestnut Ridge (70.5). Seneca Valley (70) and Phillipsburg ...

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By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com HUGHESVILLE — Maybe it was Emily Akers hustling from past midcourt and blocking a potential go-ahead, buzzer-beating layup. Maybe it was point guard Kendra Smith repeatedly attacking taller athletes and making big second-half plays. Or maybe it was Jade ...

Aksenov pin lifts Dragons

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LEWISBURG — Jim Snyder pulled a piece of paper from his pocket. He unfolded it a couple times and pointed to a blue No. 3 scrawled under Milton’s name next to 220 pounds. Prior to the match, Snyder wrote that number there thinking the 220-pound bout was one the rival Black Panthers could ...

Local roundup: Shore, Montour split swim meet

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Jersey Shore’s Emma Butzler won the 50 free and helped two Jersey Shore relay teams earn victories as the Bulldogs defeated Montoursville, 120-45. Butzler won the 50 free in 25.50. The Bulldogs’ 200 free relay team of Butzler, Allison Moore, Jordan O’Connor and Veronica Sander won in ...

Nebraska rallies past Penn State in NCAA volleyball

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mikaela Foecke had 19 kills, Annika Albrecht and Briana Holman had 13 apiece and Nebraska fought off match point in the fourth set to beat Penn State in a five-set thriller in the NCAA volleyball semifinals on Thursday night. The fifth-seeded Hus­kers will play the ...

Abington tops Millionaires in their home opener

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Gone are four starters and their 1,000-plus points they combined to score a season ago. A few key players from last year’s Williamsport team returned, but sprinkled into the rotation are a few new names and faces. It’s going to take time for the new Millionaires to gel and with that, expect ...

Neumann’s 90-game streak is snapped by Montoursville

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As the chant started, point guard Owen Kiess dribbled toward the Montoursville student section. Together they watched the final seconds tick away. Kiess jumped high into the air and the students soon engulfed both he and his teammates. Nearly five years ago, such a scene unfolding at ...

Bucknell has 3 soccer players honored

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Continuing a long run of scholar-athlete awards for Bucknell women’s soccer student-athletes, seniors Karli Cirovski, Kendall Ham and Meghan Holtz were named to the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-East Region Team. Ham was a first-team selection for the second year in a row and will now be ...

Bragalone AP FCS All-American

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From staff reports It was announced on Tuesday that South Williamsport grad Dominick Bragalone was named to The Associated Press 2017 FCS All-American at running back, joining Maine’s Josh Mack. It’s the latest league award for the stellar running back, who also was named this year to ...

Webb leads Lancer defensive effort in win

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HUGHESVILLE — Hunter Webb has played stellar defense the last three years, helping Loyalsock win a championship and many games. And that’s just in basketball. Yes, Webb has made his most numerous headlines playing football, becoming an all-state linebacker and earning a scholarship to ...

Red Raider wrestlers beat South, work on maximizing their wins

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MONTGOMERY — Kyle Mowrey has been working on a basic math equation in the Mont­gomery wrestling room since the season began. The key point being that five points are more than two. So when his Red Raiders wrestlers take down an opponent, he immediately wants them looking to score back ...

Muncy boys beat South Williamsport

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Kolby Moyer made his first varsity start Monday night at South Williamsport. The Muncy junior sure made it one to remember. Moyer scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. But it was what he did in the game’s tensest moment that really stood out. After South Williamsport cut ...

Montour girls out for more this winter

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The current Montoursville players hear it all the time. Quite frankly, they are  sick of it. So many keep reminding the Warriors that they lost four starters from last year’s 25-win District 4 Class AAAA champion. Others tell them only two players are back who played the entire varsity ...

Local roundup: South girls top Troy

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Megan Weber scored 21 points and Alyssa Johnson added 12 Monday as South Williamsport won 58-18 at Troy for its first 2-0 start in 7 years in girls basketball. Montoursville was outscored 18-4 in the second half as the Warriors fell to Wyoming Area, 45-24. Lauren O’Malley led Montoursville ...