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Defense struggles for WHS

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WEST PITTSTON — Chuck Crews made a beeline for the officials as soon as Williamsport’s game at Wyoming Area ended Friday night. The third-year Williamsport head coach was in the face of the referee in a way which would have made Lou Piniella proud. Crews is always talking to officials ...

High-stakes game, stretch begins tonight

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It doesn’t get much better than this. Penn State, 6-0 and having climbed to No. 2 for the first time in almost 20 years, taking on Michigan on the grandest of whiteout stages at Beaver Stadium before a national TV audience, boldly underscores how far the ...

Warriors stay in playoff chase

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The botched snap made the Montoursville choice easy. Facing a second-and-16 with just 30 seconds remaining in the first half, the Warriors would run out the clock and be content protecting a 15-point lead against Hughesville. Oleg Bonner blew up that idea. More accurately, he blew it ...

McSorley likely needs to produce big game

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Five things to look for as Penn State hosts Michigan in what should be a tremendous whiteout atmosphere at Beaver Stadium. No. 1: Trace's test Saquon Barkley gets most of the hype, but winning this type of game against a great defense could come down to whether quarterback Trace McSorley ...

Shutout has Hornets at 9-0

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WELLSBORO — One play, Austin Hendrickson was bursting into the backfield for a 3-yard loss. Another play, Zach Florio was batting down a pass at the line of scrimmage like a healthy J.J. Watt. And another play, Hunter Brown was reading the quarterbacks eyes, leaping for an interception and ...

Defenders rally past Red Raiders

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TURBOTVILLE — Warrior Run senior quarterback Gage Anzulavich gathered his team around him after his coaches left the postgame huddle on Friday night and praised them for a comeback like he has never been a part of. The Defenders trailed visiting Montgomery by two scores in the third quarter ...

Penn State at Illinois a Friday night game for 2018

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Penn State's football game next season at Illinois has been designated for Friday, Sept. 21, the conference announced Friday as one of five non-Saturday games next season for the Big Ten Network. The game falls between two Saturday PSU home games, vs. Kent State on Sept. 15 and vs. Ohio State ...

Bulldogs pull away from BEA

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WINGATE — The play happened nearly as fast as Bald Eagle Area snapped the ball. Bald Eagles quarterback Derek Henry lined up behind his center, received the snap and dropped back a handful of steps. But he never saw Jersey Shore’s Jacob Jones coming for him. Jones got through the Bald ...

Week 9 HSFB summaries and statewide scores

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Wellsboro 53, Wyalusing 0 Wyalusing 0 0 0 0- 0 Wellsboro 26 21 6 0- 53 1st Quarter Wel- Quinn Henry 38 yard pass to Alex Kozuchowski (Nik Ingerick kick), 9:39 Wel- Henry 8 yard pass to Aiden Hauser (kick failed), 2:25 Wel- Henry 6 yard run (pass failed), ...

Football preview: South Williamsport at Muncy

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South facts: A week after capturing its second straight HAC-III championship, South battles the NTL-II champion. If South wins its last two regular-season games it will host a first-round Class AA playoff game and likely would be seeded no lower than No. 3. The Mounties have played in five ...

Football preview: Jersey Shore at Bald Eagle Area

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Jersey Shore facts: The Bulldogs snapped a two-game losing streak, defeating Shamokin, 32-0 last Friday. It was just the kind of performance the Bulldogs needed and reminded many why they are the defending District 4 Class AAAA champions. Tonight offers a good test against a team that played it ...

Football preview: Williamsport at Wyoming Area

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Williamsport facts: The Millionaires can clinch a first-round home playoff game if they win tonight. If the Millionaires build off last week’s strong performance at Coughlin, they could also start looking like a serious district title contender. Williamsport pounded Coughlin, 55-10, ...

Football preview: Hughesville at Montoursville

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Hughesville facts: The Spartans are hoping to turn their season around and snap a six-game losing streak. Hughesville has had its chances the last few weeks but has struggled to finish drives and lost 16-9 to Warrior Run last week. The road team has won the last three games in this series and ...

Football preview: Montgomery at Warrior Run

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Montgomery facts: The Red Raiders have all but clinched a District 4 Class A playoff berth but could make it official if they win tonight. A victory also would all but secure a first-round home game. Montgomery has put together one of the best turnarounds in District 4 this season and has a ...

Football preview: Shikellamy at Loyalsock

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Shikellamy facts: The Braves captured the HAC-I championship last week when they beat Mifflinburg, 48-7. Shikellamy finished undefeated in league play and did not have to share the title like it did last year. Shikellamy has won five of its last six games and its only loss during that time was ...

Around the area: Week 9

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Wyalusing (3-5) at Wellsboro (8-0) Wellsboro is 8-0 for a second straight year and can clinch a share of the NTL-I championship with a win on Senior Night tonight. The Green Hornets will win the title outright for a second straight year if they win their last two games. Wellsboro is battling ...

For Bhangdias, soccer is in family at Lewisburg

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Tommy Bhangdia won a state championship alongside his brother, Joey, in 2015, but last year he couldn’t share that success again. Just a year after winning the school’s second state championship, a meniscus injury to Tommy Bhangdia’s knee kept him from playing with his brother ...

Local roundup: Hughesville’s Lewis ties season record

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Hughesville’s Austin Lewis scored a goal in each half to help the Spartans defeat South Williamsport, 2-0, in boys soccer. With the two goals, Lewis tied the Hughesville single-season record for goals with 26. The win also keeps Hughesville’s playoff chances alive, as the Spartans are ...

Defenders back in districts after winning season finale

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When asked if there was any pressure coming into Tuesday’s regular season finale in a win-or-go-home game, Warrior Run’s Madie Majcher cracked a little smile and laughed a bit. It’s nothing new for her and Warrior Run. They’re used to pressure and big moments. “I dealt with it ...

PSU and Michigan bring big defenses

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Two terrific defenses will do battle Saturday night at Beaver Stadium, but only one of them will have to deal with trying to stop an explosive offense. Michigan has by far the best defense Penn State has played yet, but the Nittany Lions also have by far the best offense the Wolverines have ...