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Dwier Brown reflects on role in ‘Field of Dreams’

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Everyone Dwier Brown meets talks with him about their own father. It’s something Brown has both become accustomed to and enjoys. The man who played John Kinsella, the father of Kevin Costner’s character Ray Kinsella, in the 1989 movie “Field of Dreams” understands why people do that. ...

Umpstead makes a difference in victory

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MONTGOMERY — Jessica Umpstead scored six third-quarter points and set up several more throughout the second half. But it was the points the Montgomery senior erased that made the biggest difference. Umpstead blocked three likely layups and broke up a fastbreak by chasing down a player and ...

LHU upsets Raiders

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LOCK HAVEN — If you were looking for a signature win for the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team, look no further. Hosting Shippensburg (14-3), the Bald Eagles put together one of their best overall efforts of the season to upset the Raiders, 59-58, in a huge PSAC-East contest at ...

Wildcats fall to St. Elizabeth in women’s basketball

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Tori Wolfe battled for position under the basket. She got low and drove out the St. Elizabeth defender. Wolfe quickly grabbed the loose ball for a strong putback and Penn College was quickly up by two. After playing quality post defense on the next possession, Wolfe rapidly made her way down ...

Penn College men’s basketball loses in overtime

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Penn College coach Geoff Hensley yelled out his offensive play call — pepperoni pizza. It was one of his many bizarre play calls that includes Harry Potter and tuna fish sandwich. The Wildcats struggled to run any offensive sets early, bringing out the rage in Hensley. Late in the first ...

LHU women lose at home to Shippensburg

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LOCK HAVEN — Women’s college basketball is a contest of four quarters. Unfortunately for Lock Haven, they learned that the hard way Wednesday night as they fell 77-69 to Shippensburg University. “This is a game we definitely should have won,” said Lock Haven coach Jennifer Smith. ...

Local roundup: Kelleher scores 20 points for Lewisburg girls

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Grace Kelleher led Lewisburg to a 48-44 win over Jersey Shore on Wednesday in girls basketball. Kelleher had a team-high 20 points with six rebounds and four assists. Sydney Hoffman had 16 points and Allie Reed scored eight points along with seven rebounds, six assists and four steals to fill ...

Garza’s 23 leads No. 23 Iowa to win

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STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Luka Garza matched a season-high 22 points and also grabbed 12 rebounds and No. 23 Iowa edged Penn State 89-82 on Wednesday night. Jordan Bohannon added 19 points, Ryan Kriener had 15 off the bench for the Hawkeyes (15-3, 4-3 Big Ten), who won their fourth straight and ...

Central Mountain falls at home to Ironmen

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MILL HALL — Central Mountain has had about as much of a roller coaster season as you can imagine, and Wednesday night's matchup with conference-leader Danville was no different. Nothing about the Wildcats’ play and effort through four quarters would lead you to expect a 14 point loss to ...

Williamsport ends up just shy of beating Mifflinburg in wrestling

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Brian Nasdeo wasn’t overly concerned with Williamsport’s 39-36 loss to Mifflinburg on Tuesday night. His eyes have always been focused on the bigger picture of a season. Even on a night where Williamsport could have probably won the dual and moved above .500 for the first time this season, ...

Dragons held off WAHS in a tough game

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LEWISBURG — Grace Kelleher scored a career-high 34 points, made 25 free throws and helped Lewisburg record a big win. But Kelleher was not thinking about the 25 foul shots she made following Tuesday’s win against Williamsport. She was focused on the seven she missed. Never mind that ...

Local roundup: Jersey Shore’s Hunter O’Connor wins 100th match

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Hunter O’Connor became the eighth Jersey Shore wrestler to win 100 career matches, but the Bulldogs dropped a 38-35 decision to Hughesville in high school wrestling. O’Connor scored a second-period fall in the night's second bout as the Bulldogs broke out to a 17-0 lead, but Hughesville had ...

Hughesville’s outside shooting too much for Muncy

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HUGHESVILLE—Day after day, Hughesville basketball players consistently made 3-pointers. Their practice shooting statistics compared favorably against past teams that made deep state tournament runs and featured Spartan legends like Rezin Davis and Brian Gerney. The excellent marksmanship ...

Neumann looks to slow offense down

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St. John Neumann can run the court well. The Knights feature quality athletes, have some speed and possess good passers. But look at Neumann this season like a traffic light. Coach Mike Kirby does not want them seeing red lights and stopping what they do. He also does not want them seeing ...

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Neumann’s Henderson grabs 500th rebound

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In girls basketball, St. John Neumann senior forward Abby Henderson grabbed her 500th career rebound in the first half of a 50-25 defeat to Benton. Henderson finished with seven points, 16 rebounds and four blocks while Brooke French led Neumann with nine points. Riley Fry notched a ...

Bucknell’s Susan steps down as football coach

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LEWISBURG — Bucknell director of athletics and recreation Jermaine Truax on Monday announced that Joe Susan has resigned as head football coach and will take on a role within the athletics department. “The profound impact that Joe Susan has had on the men in our program spanning nearly ...

MU removes interim tag from women’s soccer coach Shaffer

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MANSFIELD – Mansfield University has announced that it removed the interim tag from women’s soccer head coach John Shaffer. He is just the second head coach of the Mountaineer program that was founded in 2002. “I would like to thank the search committee for their time and ...

Fox helps ignite Loyalsock in a HAC-III victory

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Maddie Fox runs the court like a deer, plays tenacious defense and passes well. She often, however, is labeled a shooter. Might as well embrace that role and go with it. Fox did just that Saturday again and again. All her practice paid huge dividends and ignited an electric 3-point party as ...

Kauffman looks to mirror Tagliaferri

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If one ever constructs a Jersey Shore girls basketball Mount Rushmore, Hannah Kauffman and Alison Tagliaferri might be side by side. How fitting then that Kauffman will play college basketball for Tagliaferri at Bloomsburg next winter. Tagliaferri revived a dormant program during her ...

Tornadoes win battle of AA heavyweights

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Mount Carmel graduated five starters from last year’s District 4 Class AAA champion. It features no seniors this year and opened the season 0-3. But this perennial power is looking mighty dangerous again. The names have changed, but Mount Carmel continues growing and winning. Now a Class AA ...