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Lock Haven duo earns All-American honors

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PITTSBURGH — Nate Carr Jr. raised both arms in the air and then crouched down like a linebacker waiting to pounce on a running back in the hole. As soon as Lock Haven’s Kyle Shoop got within striking distance, the Bald Eagles’ assistant coach pounced. He wrapped the redshirt junior in a ...

Bucknell misses 2 game-tying looks as historic season ends

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Bucknell women's basketball team demonstrated its championship mettle on a national stage on Friday, but the 12th-seeded Bison fell one bucket short in a 70-67 loss to No. 5 Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Halton Arena. In the final seconds of ...

Shore’s Kauffman named Sun-Gazette Player of Year

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This area experienced a drought when it came to postseason girls basketball success for a stretch during this decade’s first half. North Penn-Mansfield, however, ushered in a strong era in 2015 and district championships, as well as state tournament wins, have become more common. Loyalsock ...

5 Penn State wrestlers advance to finals

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PITTSBURGH — Bo Nickal prepares for matches through visualization. He said he thinks about 12 or 15 ways he can pin an opponent before he ever steps on the mat. Funny thing is, he seems to have found a favorite way with a cradle more deadly than the fiercest Great White. The Penn State ...

Lourdes falls short in state championship against New Berlin

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In girls basketball, District 4 Class A champion Lourdes Regional fell to New Berlin in the PIAA Class A state championship, 41-32, on Friday afternoon. District 7 champion Peters Township defeated District 1 champion Garnet Valley, 62-49, in the PIAA Class 6A state championship. In boys ...

LHU’s Shoop, Marsteller into quarters

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PITTSBURGH — Kyle Shoop spent the week visualizing how he wanted the NCAA Wrestling Championships to go. He pictured how he was going to attack each match he wrestled. That visualization looked a lot like what actually happened Thursday on the first day of the tournament at PPG Paints ...

Lock Haven has rough round, PSU takes control at NCAA wrestling

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PITTSBURGH – For as sparkling a round as Lock Haven had in the first session of the NCAA Wrestling Championships, the Bald Eagles had an equally tough round in the first session Friday. In all it was a mixed bag of results for area wrestlers during the third session of the tournament ...

6 PSU wrestlers advance after Day 1 of NCAA championships

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PITTSBURGH — A bright stream of light from the top of a TV camera caused Penn State coach Cael Sanderson to recoil as he stared down a throng of reporters Thursday night at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Already looking displeased with the events of the night’s second session, the ...

Unselfish play has propelled Bison

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LEWISBURG — The Bucknell women’s basketball team doesn’t care who gets the credit. They don’t care who wins the individual accolades, who gets the shots and who gets the most praise. When one makes a play, they all make a play. They celebrate and cheer more for each others success than ...

LHU’s Marsteller balancing wrestling, school and family life

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LOCK HAVEN — The music pounding through Chance Marsteller’s headphones before a match isn’t really what you’d expect. It’s not the rap which is popular with others his age. It’s not the rock music others used to get fired up. For Marsteller, he settles on the music he and his son, ...

Lock Haven goes 5-1, PSU leads team race at NCAA wrestling

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PITTSBURGH – Corey Hazel knew what happened ahead of him. D.J. Fehlman won. Kyle Shoop won. Chance Marsteller won. The Lock Haven 184-pounder and 285-pounder Thomas Haines continued that successful trend Thursday afternoon at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Lock Haven put five wrestlers ...

PSU’s Nolf 1 of 21 WPIAL grads wrestling near home

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PITTSBURGH — Jason Nolf played it off as if this weekend was just another tournament. He sat upon a dais filled with four other top seeds for this weekend’s NCAA Wrestling Championships and just shrugged his shoulders at the notion of wrestling so close to home. The Kittanning High School ...

Bucknell’s taxing schedule has the Bison prepared

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LEWISBURG — Don’t let Bucknell’s small college nestled in northeastern central Pennsylvania and non-big conference reputation fool you. The Bison play a taxing Patriot League schedule in addition to a non-conference schedule that features three teams that will be playing in the NCAA ...

Local roundup: Lewisburg boys tennis tops Sock

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Lewisburg defeated Loyalsock, 5-0, in boys tennis Wednesday to improve to 2-0. Cole Temple won at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-4 over Loyalsock’s Connor Rude. Lewisburg’s Zach Higgins won at No. 2 singles 7-6, 4-6, 10-6 and Sawyer Fisher won at No. 3 singles against Jonah Keissling, ...

LHU’s Haines has 3 days to showcase his work

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LOCK HAVEN — Thomas Haines can’t help but smile when he talks about wrestling. It’s what he loves. No matter the obstacles which have been tossed in front of him since graduating from Solanco High School, the Lock Haven senior still loves wrestling. Now, Lock Haven’s redshirt senior ...

Shoop not worried about lack of falls

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LOCK HAVEN — The numbers next to Kyle Shoop’s name are quite impressive. Thirty-one wins. Seven major decisions. Fifteen technical falls. But there’s a curious zero on his line of the Lock Haven wrestling stats sheet. It resides under the category of falls. Despite the 22 ...

Rasheed, Cassar both hope to win national titles

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STATE COLLEGE — For Shakur Rasheed and Anthony Cassar, the lead up to the 2019 NCAA wrestling championships has come full circle from preparing for last year’s tournament. It’s also 180 degrees different. Last year at this time, Rasheed was prepping for his first NCAA tournament ...

Moore has led a resurgence of LHU’s program

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If you believe in the power of numerology, then six holds great significance for the Lock Haven University wrestling team. Sixth-year coach Scott Moore has led a resurgence of the legendary program and will lead six Bald Eagles into battle at the 2019 NCAA Division I wrestling championships, ...

Nittany Lions are the favorites for another team title

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STATE COLLEGE — The secret to the Penn State wrestling team’s sustained stretch of success under coach Cael Sanderson, to the seven team championships in the past eight years, to the 51 All-Americans and 20 national champions, isn’t one single thing. Recruiting top-level talent year ...

Local roundup: Muncy’s Harer wins 4th PJW state title

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Muncy’s Brandt Harer won his fourth Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling state championship Sunday, finishing off a 5-0 tournament run with a 3-0 win in the finals of the 11- and 12-year-old 85-pound bracket. Harer is the first Muncy wrestler to win four PJW state titles, and he’s one of just ...