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Latrelle Jackson (23) of Williamsport is tackled by David Munoz (34) and Gabe Tilford (24) of Shikellamy Friday in Williamsport.

Williams interception sparks WHS toward double-overtime win

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Ethan Williams hung on to Gabe Tilford’s jersey like it was a bag full of $1 million. There was no way it was leaving the Wil­liamsport sophomore safety’s grasp. So he clutched, and he pulled, until finally the Shikellamy quarterback began to fall like a tree chopped down at the base of ...

Physical test awaits PSU in first road game

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Five things to look for as Penn State kicks off the Big Ten schedule in a very difficult environment tonight at Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium. No. 1: Let’s get physical The Hawkeyes are going to try and come out and smack PSU in the face, especially early, so we’ll see if the Nittany Lions ...

No clouds of dust in Nittany Lions’ identity

No clouds of dust in Nittany Lions’ identity

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If we’ve learned anything about James Franklin during his now four-season tenure at Penn State, it’s that he’s going to do things his way. And there can be no debating that his methods, even if some of them are a significant departure from the past, have been wildly successful. On ...

Red Raiders improve to 3-2

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MONTGOMERY — Chris McClintock came in high to finish off a big hit on Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech running back Sevon King, who’s 80 pounds heavier than McClintock. Hunter Budman got lost in a crowd of CMVT defenders, soon the officials were about to blow the play dead but Budman emerged, ...

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Rocco Stark of Central Mountain tries to escape Clearfield’s Matt Wisor Friday night at Central Mountain.

Clearfield too fast for Central Mountain

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MILL HALL — Central Mountain has yet to get over the hump. The Wildcats were overwhelmed on both sides of the ball as they were dropped by the Clearfield Bison, 49-10 on Friday night. “In the first half we did some good things,” Central Mountain (0-5) coach Jim Renninger said. “But ...

Week 5: High school football summaries and statewide scores

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Montgomery 32, CMVT 12 CMVT 6 0 0 6- 12 Montgomery 7 13 12 0- 32 1st Quarter CMVT- Trevor Welsh 21 yard pass to Mekhi Mundrick (kick blocked), 1:35 M- Hunter Budman 37 yard run (Rhyle Strausbaugh kick), 1:25 2nd Quarter M- Brayden Strouse 44 yard pass to Jensen ...

Montoursville’s Jonah Isaacson (13) is tripped up by Hughesville goalie Steven Millheim as he tries to score in second half at McCall Middle School in Montoursville. (MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette)

6 second-half goals lift Montoursville past Spartans

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As quick as Hughesville hoped to score to get some momentum back to start the second half, Montoursville took it away. To open the final 40 minutes, the Warriors needed just 41 seconds to put in a goal and take the wind out of Hughesville’s sails. With a loose ball rolling around about 12 ...

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Lewisburg High School graduate Brandon Smith and Penn State open Big Ten play this weekend at Iowa.

PSU’s Smith takes a look at football life, married life

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STATE COLLEGE — To excel and succeed at a premier football program like Penn State requires an uncanny devotion to the game, a marriage between player and sport. For Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith, he finds himself splitting time between two marriages. Away from the field, the ...

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Dawson Sechrist and Jersey Shore have won three straight.

Football preview: Jersey Shore at Montoursville

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Jersey Shore facts: The Bulldogs are seeking their first win at Montoursville since 1985. Jersey Shore has lost 31 of the previous 32 games in this series but enters tonight as the favorite and has played excellent football the last three weeks. Jersey Shore has dominated all facets during that ...

6-year-old Jersey Shore kid DeCapria to be on ESPN

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Vito DeCapria, the six-year Jersey Shore boy who overcame a Stage IV Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor and became an honorary football captain for the Penn Quakers, will be featured on an ESPN SportsCenter story at 9 a.m. today with Julie Foudy. DeCapria beat the rare and aggressive form of ...

Football preview: Warrior Run at South Williamsport

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Warrior Run facts: The Defenders have really struggled the last two weeks, being outscored, 93-6. Warrior Run allowed four special teams touchdowns against Bloomsburg before Mifflinburg blanked it last week. Warrior Run made good strides last season but has been unable to generate offensive ...

Football preview: Muncy at Sayre

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Muncy facts: The Indians go on the road for a second straight week and this time it’s a District 4 Class A championship rematch. Muncy defeated Sayre, 13-0 on the road last year to win districts and is 4-0 for the first time since 2013. The road team won both games last season with Sayre ...

Football preview: Loyalsock at Hughesville

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Loyalsock facts: The Lancers are coming off a heart-breaking loss for a second time after Central Columbia edged it, 17-14 last week. Loyalsock (2-2) has lost its two games by five combined points while outscoring opponents in their wins by 54. Loyalsock has a tough remaining schedule but also ...

Around the area: Week 5

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Canton (2-2) at North Penn-Mansfield (2-2) Canton has won two straight and is averaging 27 points per game. The Warriors (2-2) are in a good spot entering tonight’s game and are hoping to exact a measure of revenge after losing, 42-8 to North Penn-Mansfield last year. Canton has played well ...

Sun-Gazette power rankings

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By CHRIS MASSE | cmasse@sungazette.com 1. South Williamsport (3-1): The Mounties finally return home following a three-game road trip and have a chance to fine-tune some things before embarking on a tough second-half stretch against teams who are a combined 15-5. The Mounties hold the top ...

Football preview: CMVT at Montgomery

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CMVT facts: The Rams have held leads in their last two games but were unable to hold on against Pottsville Nativity and Bucktail. CMVT (0-4) led Bucktail by four in the fourth quarter last Saturday before losing, 22-20. CMVT has some nice playmakers, including quarterback Trevor Welsh who has ...

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Lewisburg goal keepr Bethany Rippon dives for the lose ball as team mate Chloe Michaels (2) helps defend on an attempted head shot by Montoursville's Erin Witter (27) in the second half.

Patience the key as Montoursville girls beat Lewisburg

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It doesn’t matter how talented of a team Montoursville or Lewisburg has or how good they seem to be on paper. Nor does it matter if one of the team is struggling record-wise coming into the game. Montoursville coach Vic Gorini knows it will be a battle any time his Warriors have to ...

Williamsport success built on knowing their role

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For the New England Patriots and coach Bill Belichick, the saying is “do your job.” For the Williamsport Millionaires boys soccer team and coach Lee Kaar, it’s a variaton of “know your role.” That’s what Kaar and his coaching staff stressed to the 45-player roster before the ...

ROUNDUP: Warner’s OT goal leads South past Warrior Run

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South Williamsport defeated Warrior Run in overtime, 1-0, in girls soccer action on Wednesday. Lela Warner scored the game winner 9 minutes into the first OT period. Warrior Run’s Megan Zimmerman had three saves. Kerrah Clymer and Kailee Clymer both scored goals late in the second half ...