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Communication fuels Hughesville defense in win

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HUGHESVILLE — One could close his or her eyes Monday night and still understand why Hughesville started taking over its game against Jersey Shore. Spartan players were not just in constant motion, but constant communication, talking, instructing and working as one. Hughesville turned ...

Montgomery showing it’s on the right path to wins

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Cameron Yeagle jumped high, stretching his right arm as far as it could go before slapping the basketball back in play and saving a Montgomery possession. Only 20 seconds remained last Friday against Northeast Bradford and Montgomery trailed by 25, but the Red Raiders had not backed down all ...

ROUNDUP: Central Mountain girls wins 2nd in a row

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Quinlynn McCann scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Central Mountain won its second straight game, defeating Milton, 43-36, in girls basketball. The Wildcats snapped a 48-game losing streak Saturday and now are 2-0 for the first time this decade. Avery Baker scored 10 points and added ...

Penn State OC Rahne named ODU coach

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Penn State offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne has been hired as the new head coach at Old Dominion. Rahne was in his second season as PSU’s offensive coordinator this year and has worked for James Franklin since their days at Vanderbilt beginning in 2011. The 39-year-old Rahne started his ...

Franklin content with Cotton Bowl bid

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Things did not turn out rosy for Penn State on Sunday, as the Nittany Lions were not selected for the Rose Bowl, as most fans hoped for and expected. Penn State did, however, land a coveted New Year’s Six bowl game for the third time in four years. The Lions are headed for the Cotton Bowl ...

4 area wrestlers win at Top Hat Tournament

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Without hesitation Branden Wentzel looked at the official and held his two hands up about a foot apart. He had already recorded one takedown in Saturday’s 106-pound final at the Tom Best Memorial Top Hat and the Montoursville freshman felt like he could get another in the second period to ...

Brought guiding young Hornets

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Wellsboro girls basketball coach Maureen Poirier was there when Cathryn Brought began her basketball journey. And one better believe she is enjoying watching now as Brought concludes that journey. Poirier was Brought’s first basketball coach when the current Wellsboro senior began playing ...

Muncy, Wellsboro displayed potential in losses

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MUNCY — Yes, Muncy and Wellsboro want more than moral victories. Yes, they believed they could earn wins at Saturday night’s Muncy Rotary Tournament. But in defeat, both young teams displayed their potential and produced building blocks that could lead toward bigger things. Both area ...

Meredith’s upset starts PSU rout of Penn

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STATE COLLEGE — As the final seconds ticked down on Brandon Meredith’s upset win over No. 10 Michael Colaiocco on Sunday, the Rec Hall sellout crowd of 6,437 rose to its feet as one. This would be just the first of eight wins for the No. 3 Nittany Lions in a 33-7 win over the Quakers, ...

Bald Eagles top Seton Hill in OT

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LOCK HAVEN — Prior to the Thanksgiving break, the Lock Haven University men’s basketball team dropped a contest to Holy Family that left a bad taste in LHU coach Mike Nestor’s mouth. Hoping that his team could use the break to mentally refocus and do some soul-searching before heading ...

Kegler’s Korner; Dec. 9

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For the third time this season, Amanda and John Heck turned in the high female and male series of the week. Amanda’s 704 in the Monday Night Classic League at Harvest Moon was followed closely by Alicia Edkin’s 702 in the Intercommunity League the next night. That league also saw Lisa ...

6 area players earn all-state in volleyball

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In a season to remember for area volleyball with two teams advancing to the state quarterfinals and one advancing to the state final, six area players were named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class AA all-state team. Two Wellsboro players made the team, the first ...

Bucknell pulls away from Drexel in women’s hoops

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Only holding a one-point, 28-27, lead at the half, Bucknell pulled away in the second half to defeat Drexel, 60-49, Sunday night at Sojka Pavillion. The Bison shot 43 % (19-44) from the field as Ally Johnson led a group of double-digit scorers with a team-high 15 points. Ellie Mack scored 13 ...

Parker’s 24 points lifts LHU women to victory

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LOCK HAVEN — Hoping to use the Thanksgiving break to heal some bump and bruises, the Lock Haven women’s basketball team was hoping to feed off of a solid win over Slippery Rock. Looking fresh and rejuvenated, the momentum was still there from their latest outing as they handed Seton Hill ...

Nittany Lions fall to No. 6 Buckeyes in men’s basketball

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)  — Penn State pulled within eight points of Ohio State just 8 minutes into the second half, and it looked like the game was on. The Buckeyes had other plans. Kaleb Wesson scored 28 points and had 10 rebounds for his ninth career double-double, and No. 6 Ohio State ...

Golf tip of the week: Allow young golfers to have fun

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I have given many junior golf clinics and lessons alike, if there is anything that I have learned it is to allow them to have fun and learn at the same time. Some parents have the idea that their young offsprings might grow up to be a Tiger Woods. Not to say that is not a possibility, but the ...

Muncy senior Blair earns win for 1st time in 650 days

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Jacob Blair bounced about on the gym floor just off the mat in which he was soon going to wrestle his first match of the Tom Best Memorial Top Hat Tournament. He was a powder keg of energy just looking for a fuse to ignite him. Consider the opening whistle of his round-of-16 match with ...

Franklin agrees to a 6-year contract

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James Franklin, the self-proclaimed “Pennsylvania boy with a Penn State heart,” received a new contract Friday that will keep him as the Nittany Lions’ football coach through at least 2025. Franklin already was under contract through 2022, but his new deal extends him by three more ...