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Penn State/Ohio State shootout could be decided by FG

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As both potent offenses presumably march up and down the field in what could be a shootout Saturday night, it can be easy to lose sight of how such a game could come down to a field goal. That actually has been the case for each of Ohio State’s past two close-call visits to Penn State. If ...

Coach speak with James Franklin

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Opponent: No. 4 Ohio State (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Beaver Stadium TV: ESPN About the Buckeyes: Coach Urban Meyer returned from his three-game suspension last week, and they crushed Tulane, 49-6. … Rank second in nation in scoring at 54.5 points per game ...

Local roundup: Sock boys clinch district berth

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In boys soccer, Zach Stopper scored twice and Ty Whitmoyer added two goals and an assist as Loyalsock clinched a playoff spot for the first time in two years in its 5-1 win over Benton. Lewisburg dropped its third game of the season as Central Columbia got a goal with 22 seconds left in ...

Green’s anticipation leads to game-winning goal for Mounties

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Throughout Monday’s game, South Williamsport had been sending its corner kicks to the near post. It was a fact not lost on Mounties goalkeeper Alyssa Johnson and she passed the information on to temmate Bella Green. So when the Mounties set up for an overtime corner against Loyalsock, ...

Shearer growing up for Montour

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Two yards separated Montoursville from a potential safety. The Warriors led Loyalsock by 10 and faced a second-and-10 from the shadow of their end zone late in the third quarter. A year ago, the choice here was an easy one. Montoursville would run again. But this is a new year and Hunter ...

Costello rises to occasion

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Nick Costello was getting a feel for the FDU-Florham players trying to cover him early in Saturday’s game as Lycoming tried to run the football. He would work on his release to see if the Devils’ cornerbacks could keep up with him. They couldn’t, and Costello ...

ROUNDUP: Dorner leads South tennis

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Olivia Dorner didn’t surrender a game at No. 1 singles as the Mounties swept three singles matches in a 4-1 win over Hughesville in high school girls tennis. Madison Entz and Maria Duff teamed up for Hughesville’s win at No. 1 doubles. Bloomsburg swept the doubles matches as the Panthers ...

Ohio State to be without Bosa on Saturday

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Ohio State will be without its best defensive player against Penn State as defensive end Nick Bosa will miss Saturday’s game at Beaver Stadium. Bosa has been out with a core muscle injury and underwent surgery last week. His parents told media outlets on Monday that Bosa won’t be ...

Lions, Buckeyes set for potential shootout game

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Remember that great Penn State victory at Ohio State in 2008? The Mark Rubin game, when he stripped the ball from Terrelle Pryor late and the Nittany Lions earned a phenomenal win that led to a Big Ten title. The final score was 13-6. LOL. Penn State comes into this year’s showdown at ...

Penn College soccer teams get conference wins

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Pennsylvania College of Technology men's and women's soccer teams both posted North Eastern Athletic Conference victories last week. FLASHBACK: MEN'S SOCCER Starting their week last Sunday at crosstown non-conference rival Lycoming, the Wildcats lost, 6-0. Lycoming led in shots, ...

Lock Haven beat Shippensburg in women’s soccer

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•In women’s soccer, Haleigh Swam scored twice as Lock Haven topped Shippensburg 2-0. Gabby Kishbaugh and Ella Jones both assisted Swam and goalie, Bree Hilty had two saves. •In women’s tennis, Bucknell’s, Paige Leavy and Cayla Koch went 4-0, including a win in the championship ...

Warriors defense comes up huge in win

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Mike Clark exited the mass of Lycoming players and, one by one, shook the hand of each of his assistant coaches. A look of exhaustion was draped across his face. Maybe even a hint of relief? “Relief is a good word,” Clark said with a smile. His team put him ...

Potts helps Millionaires defeat Comets

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MOUNTAIN TOP —Treyson Potts was coasting, but still moving with prodigious speed. Crestwood safety Paul Feisel thought he had an angle on the Minnesota-bound Williamsport running back to knock him out of bounds. He didn’t. Potts scored. Potts then had a run designed to go to the left. ...

Penman scores twice in Williamsport girls win

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With about 12 minutes to play in the first half, Williamsport sophomore Katie Penman had a great chance to score for Williamsport. The speedy Millionaire got a ball down inside of the 18 and fired a shot that got blocked by an Altoona defender and rolled out of bounds. But Penman didn’t ...

Myles Sanders is comfortable in his new role

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Miles Sanders put on a show with 200 yards rushing for Penn State on Friday night at Illinois, but how he got those yards was just as important as the gaudy total. “I’ve been waiting for this for two years,” Sanders, now the star tailback with Saquon Barkley gone, ...

Pombor helps lead WAHS

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Jimmy Pombor has played up to competition nearly his whole life. When he was young, it was messing around on local soccer fields or in the backyard with two older brothers who are both soccer standouts in Kolachi and Tom. When he was nine, he began playing on older club teams. Now as a ...

Exciting win over Seals puts Loyalsock 1 win from D4 berth

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“Loyalsock is back, baby,” Loyalsock coach Ian Scheller shouted to a raucous post game huddle. Moments after Selinsgrove’s prayer of a shot from 40 yards out went wide and the buzzer echoed for miles, Loyalsock was legitimized. After two straight sub-.500 seasons in which the Lancers ...

Budman rushes for 3 TDs

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SOUTH CENTRE TOWNSHIP—Montgomery offensive starters ran 23 offensive plays Saturday afternoon. Those plays totaled 354 yards. Six plays resulted in touchdowns and 14 produced first downs. The message being delivered was clear. Following a slow start this season, the Red Raiders are ...

Strong defense lifts Spartans

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MUNCY — Brody Heller helped lead a relentless effort by the defense as Hughesville traveled to Muncy for a Saturday morning tilt. The Spartans gave up four shots in the first half, but surrendered just two over the final 40 minutes as an early goal from Austin Lewis held for a 1-0 win over ...