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No. 9 Penn State tops No. 24 Indiana at home

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State came face to face Saturday with a couple of demons that have haunted the program for a few years. The Nittany Lions slayed those demons in impressive fashion to get back on the winning track. “We always talk about ending the game on our terms,” ...

Lycoming men’s hoops defeats Rosemont

Shooting a season-best 52 percent from the floor, Lycoming had five players finish in double figures as it defeated Rosemont, 96-83, on Sunday afternoon. Mo Terry led the way with 23 points, five rebounds, four assists and two blocks and Matt Ilodigwe added 17 points and two helpers. Darius ...

Neil Rudel on PSU: Nittany Lions need to get way more defensive

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State is 9-1, which means the valley is happy. Right? Well, almost. The Nittany Lions held off Indiana, 34-27, on a cool, sunny Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium, but for the second straight week, their defense raised another caution flag. It just may be ...

#1 Penn State Rolls at Army West Point Invite

WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Penn State Nittany Lions (1-0, 0-0 B1G), ranked No. 1 nationally by InterMat, dominated action at the 2019 Army West Point Invite on Sunday in West Point, N.Y. Fifteen Penn Staters competed at nine weights and the Nittany Lions came away with four champions with 11 ...

NP-Liberty falls in state final, earns silver

CUMBERLAND VALLEY — North Penn-Liberty’s Maddison Minyo had just recorded another one of her patented sharp angle kills in the near cross court and North Penn-Liberty led 5-2 in the third set of Saturday’s PIAA Class AA championship against North Catholic. It looked like the Mounties ...

Kegler’s Korner: Nov. 18

Richie Munro led the men last week with an 801 series in the Monday Night Classic League at Harvest Moon. Charles Arndt’s 300 game in the Intercommunity League (Harvest Moon) was matched by Mike Shaffer in the Andy Tressler Memorial League. Brenda Brownawell bowled the ladies’ high triple ...

Muncy earns program’s 1st state playoff win in rout

Muncy showcased its power all afternoon as its offensive and defensive lines overwhelmed Millersburg. Running backs Ethan Gush and Elijah Weikle both topped 100 yards Saturday at Williamsport’s Millionaire Stadium, displaying the team’s athleticism. A week after repeating as District 4 ...

Lyco drops season finale in college football

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Dezmen Johnson gave a cursory chase, but he wasn’t going to break through a Stevenson convoy C.W. McCall would have been proud of. The Mustangs were about to score a defensive touchdown and, to his credit, the Lycoming receiver tried to get in the way, but it was no ...

Warriors hold off Broncos late for a victory in men’s basketball

SUNY Delhi quickly called a timeout to try to compose itself and draw up a play. The Broncos were trailing Lycoming by just three points and just 48 seconds were showing on the scoreboard inside Lamade Gymnasium. With possession, the Broncos quickly tried to find something, but Mo Terry ...

Bald Eagles top Gannon on senior day in football

LOCK HAVEN — Although there were only four seniors, the Lock Haven University football team was hoping to send them out on a winning note Saturday when the Bald Eagles hosted Gannon. Getting out of the starting gate at a fast pace, the Bald Eagles saw things get rather dicey late in the ...

Bald Eagles defeat Nyack College in women’s basketball

LOCK HAVEN — On the heels of a pair of season-opening losses to Fairmont State (70-79) and Concord University (60-86) in the 2019 MEC/PSAC CHALLENGE held at Fairmont State, the Lock Haven women’s basketball team was hoping that a return to the confines of Thomas Field House on Saturday ...

Men’s basketball: Last-second shot lifts Canisius over Bison

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Malik Johnson scored 27 points, but it was his backdoor feed to Jacco Fritz for a layup with eight-tenths of a second left that sent Canisius to an 83-81 victory over Bucknell on Saturday. Avi Toomer scored a career-high 20 points in his first action of the season for the ...

Local roundup: Mader scores 22 in Lyco women’s loss

Senior Morgan Mader led the Lycoming College women’s basketball team with a career-high 22 points, but Drew University used a strong third quarter to get past Lycoming, 74-63, in the championship game of the Rose City Classic on Saturday afternoon. Mader was one of three Warriors (1-1 ...

Montoursville wins title over Loyalsock

As the final seconds ticked away, Montoursville lineman Travis Johnson sprinted toward midfield. It appeared he would jump high into the air or embrace a happy teammate as Montoursville secured another major victory. But as soon as Johnson reached the 50-yard line, he promptly turned right, ...

Bulldogs win program’s 1st state game

SELINSGROVE — The football seemingly hung in the air as Jersey Shore’s Cayden Hess and Bishop Shanahan’s Nick Romano battled for possession. On third-and-17, Tanner Lorson’s floated pass down the right sideline was more of a last-ditch effort to salvage something from a drive bridging ...

5 keys to the game for Nittany Lions vs. Indiana

Five things to look for as No. 9 Penn State looks to bounce back from last week's loss in a game against an Indiana team that's ranked in the top 25 (No. 24) for the first time in 25 years. No. 1: Pressure QB The Lions have one of the top defensive lines in the country, but it failed to get ...

Eric Hunt on soccer: Seniors instilled family values at Lewisburg

Watching the Lewisburg boys soccer team this year for the first time in the District 4 championship game — a 3-1 win over Midd-West — I knew from the start this team was going to be special and were very close with each other. Up and down the roster, there were a handful of seniors who ...

N.P.-Liberty volleyball plays today for state title

By GARRETT CARR Sun-Gazette Correspondent The great 16th- and 17th-century British poet laureate John Donne wrote in his work “For Whom the Bell Tolls” that “No man is an island, / Entire of itself. / Every man is a piece of the continent, / A part of the main.” In short, ...

Nawri family shares special experience

Anytime as an athlete or a coach you make it to a state championship game, it’s special. For first-year North Penn-Liberty girls volleyball coach Jennifer Nawri and her daughter, first-year starting setter Julia Nawri, it has been twice as fun. The two of them will by vying for state ...