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Liberty boys top rival Mansfield

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For too many years, North Penn-Liberty fans sat through loss after loss in the boys basketball rivalry against North Penn-Mansfield. Oh, how the tables have turned. Liberty got off to a torrid start, leading by 12, and never let the lead back into single digits as it rolled over Mansfield, ...

Individual bouts in short-handed dual were competitive

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MONTGOMERY — Eric Gerber lived every wrestling coach’s worst fear in this bizarre wrestling season Thursday night at Montgomery. Nearly half his team is stuck in COVID quarantine, so the South Williamsport coach brought just six wrestlers to what should have been an intriguing Mid-Penn ...

Tough schedule is helping Williamsport swimmers get better

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Take a quick glance at the schedule for Williamsport’s swimming team and you’ll see that it’s full of a lot of tough meets from start to finish. First, Williamsport had to compete against Hazleton, which features two returning state qualifiers in the boys competition. Then there was a ...

High school roundup: Warrior Run girls defeat Greenwood

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Warrior Run defeated Greenwood, 54-18, in girls basketball. Jordan Hartman led the Defenders with 13 points and Sydney Hoffman added 11. Athens defeated Williamson, 62-23, as Kayleigh Miller (20 points) and Caydence Macik (21) combined for 41 points. Williamson was led by Lateisha Peterson's ...

Bucktail boys fall against Northumberland Christian

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It’s one of the most common descriptions in sports: a young team. Still, that’s perfectly fitting for the Bucks' boys basketball team this year which is again led by coach Gene Bruno. One senior, two juniors and eight freshmen will be taking to the court all season and will be getting ...

Penn State wrestling is preparing for No. 24 Michigan State

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STATE COLLEGE — Despite the sweeping changes the COVID-19 pandemic has forced on him and his wrestling team, Penn State coach Cael Sanderson remains grateful. “I think that’s just something that you have to take time for, and yet you have to discuss it and just recognize things,” ...

Central Mountain girls now 2-0 after victory over Lewisburg

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After trailing 13-7 midway through the second quarter, Central Mountain went on to outscore Lewisburg by 24 the rest the way out to move to 2-0 on the season. Freshman guard Ava Renninger posted a game-high 21 points as Central Mountain defeated Lewisburg, 52-34, Tuesday night. Wildcats ...

Williamsport girls defeat Jersey Shore at the Magic Dome

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As soon as Williamsport grabbed the rebound, it seemed like the ball was in its basket. It was rebound, sprint, pass and layup three times in the game's first six minutes. And just like that the Millionaires had a lead they would never relinquish. Just like that, a young team erased three ...

Wellsboro defeats Canton on the road by 8 in boys basketball

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CANTON — After letting a 16-point fourth-quarter lead slip away in their opener against Athens on Friday night, Wellsboro knew things would have to be different going forward late in games. So, when Wellsboro’s 17-point third-quarter lead dwindled to five with 6 minutes left in the fourth ...

Penn State’s James Franklin keeping eye on the QB position

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The game of musical chairs within college football — coaches and players — never seems to stop these days, and that’s been true at Penn State. The Nittany Lions have added and subtracted personnel with the biggest change being the hiring of new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich, who ...

Local roundup: Gorman will coach Lyco men’s lacrosse in 2021

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A former assistant coach at Lycoming College, Brendan Gorman will return to the Warriors as the men's lacrosse program's seventh coach, Director of Athletic Mike Clark announced Monday. Gorman served as an assistant coach with the Warriors in 2005 under Mike Talerico in his second year of ...

Bucknell women top Lehigh at Sojka Pavilion on Sunday

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Bucknell women’s basketball team remained undefeated at 6-0 after defeating Lehigh, 80-66, at Sojka Pavilion on Sunday afternoon. Taylor O’Brien and Abby Kapp both scored 18 for the Bison and Tessa Brugler had a 12-point, 14-rebound double-double. Penn State fell at home to No. 22 ...