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Not going for it on 4th down proves costly for Pitt in loss

STATE COLLEGE — For all of his big talk, for all of his public lobbying about keeping the series going, for all of the needling he’s done toward Penn State about inconsequential things (such as last week’s beef over signals), Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi came up small in the biggest moment ...

Finale of Penn State-Pitt reflects an old-school series

STATE COLLEGE — If we don’t see a renewal of the Penn State-Pitt rivalry for years, decades, or even ever, those who were fortunate enough to witness Saturday’s last scheduled game between the neighboring schools were treated to a performance that did the series proud. Penn State ...

Pitt’s Pickett tosses for 372 yards

STATE COLLEGE — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 17-10 victory over Pitt on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: On 2nd-and-goal from the Penn State 1, with 6 minutes left and the Nittany Lions leading 17-10, Garrett Taylor stopped Pitt ...

Lycoming erases 19-point deficit to defeat Widener at home

Mike Clark wasn’t worried. There was no reason to be. All he and the rest of the Lycoming football team, except the 11 players on the field, could do was stand on the sideline and watch. The Warriors had put themselves in position to win Saturday at David Person Field despite being down 19 ...

Vogelsong’s play in goal helps WAHS

Williamsport goalie Lila Vogelsong doesn’t get tested a ton during games thanks in large part to the Millionaires’ possessing the ball a lot and often having a backline that doesn’t let a lot of great shot opportunities through. But that doesn’t mean that Vogelsong isn’t capable of ...

Silvagni propels Montoursville boys to win

Montoursville’s Angelo Silvagni sometimes gets in his own head. That might be the most difficult game for the skilled senior and he was tested more than once Saturday to block out the negative thoughts and not get down on himself. Did he get frustrated? Sure, but the Montoursville forward ...

Cowanesque snaps 18-game losing skid

ALMEDIA — Kole Hurler caught the fourth-down pass and considered stepping out of bounds, preserving time late in the first half. Then he saw a white jersey flash before his eyes and the end zone suddenly seemed a possibility. Hustling Cowanesque Valley tackle Magnus Swimley threw an ...

Local roundup: Imeri lifts Montgomery girls in 2 OT

Three minutes into the second overtime period, Morgan Tupper send a ball up to Nita Imeri, who saw Erby Imeri and fed it to her. Erby Imeri took it from there, getting a 1 v 1 look with the goalie and scoring to give Montgomery a 3-2 win against CMVT.Kana Showers and Nita Imeri scored in ...

Golf tip of the week: Proper shaft lean at address

More golfers than not, have too much shaft lean at the address position. Leaning the shaft toward the target actually can cause a slice and a low trajectory. Each golf club has a specific loft angle, shaft lean decreases the manufactures recommended loft. For example, if you are hitting a ...

Bison fall to 0-3 as they lose at home to ‘Nova

LEWISBURG — Bucknell trailed by four touchdowns at the half and lost to Villanova, 45-10. Blais Herman led Bucknell with three carries for 72 yards. John Chiarolanzio threw for 134 yards. However he did throw two interceptions in Bucknell’s loss. Villanova had 386 yards of ...

Bald Eagles’ offense sputters vs. Clarion

CLARION — Lock Haven found itself behind by three touchdowns in the first quarter and never was able to claw back as Clarion defeated the Bald Eagles, 48-20. By the time the Bald Eagles scored their first touchdown, Clarion had built a 34-point lead before halftime. Bryan Greene had a ...

5 keys to the game for PSU against Pitt at Beaver Stadium

Five things to look for as Penn State and Pitt play for the 100th time, with everyone fully aware this could be the last meeting between the in-state rivals for a long time. No. 1: Big plays Penn State’s offense needs to start playing with some consistency, getting more contributions from ...

South’s versatility shows in victory vs. Muncy

Sam Hostrander entered the season playing tight end and safety. Junior Ryan Rischoff played quarterback as a freshman. Friday night at Rodney K. Morgans Stadium, Hostrander and Rischoff played right and left guard, helping solidify an offensive line that dominated up front and paved the way ...

Warriors overcome sluggish start to win

Montoursville mustered just 16 yards of offense in the first quarter against a motivated and upset-minded Warrior Run defense. The Warriors offense struggled to move the ball, were hurt by penalties and had trouble getting anything on the outside in the opening 12 minutes. In the second ...

Griess helps lift WAHS

There was a moment at Williamsport’s STA Stadium on Friday night before everyone on the home sideline allowed themselves to celebrate. First, they had to scan the field for a yellow flag laying somewhere. No flag. Touchdown counts. Go nuts. Sophomore quarterback Dallas Griess made two ...

Bulldogs can’t top Tornadoes on road

MOUNT CARMEL — It’s always dangerous to leave points out on the field against any team in football. It’s even more dangerous when that team plays as good of a ball control game as Mount Carmel. Unfortunately for Jersey Shore, it learned that lesson on Friday. The Bulldogs were stopped ...

Wildcats struggle to find the endzone

BELLEFONTE — Through four games this year Central Mountain's offense has been peculiar. The unit has effectively moved the ball, but scoring has been such a rarity that three of CM's four game’s have ended in lopsided losses. That trend continued Friday as the Wildcats fell on the road to ...

Cavanaugh propels Sock

Chase Cavanaugh’s comfort level in Loyalsock’s offense was on full display as he completed three passing touchdowns to help the Lancers defeat Bloomsburg, 48-13, Friday night during the team’s annual “Youth Football Night.” “Our offensive coaches did a good job of being able to ...

Football roundup: Hauser breaks rushing mark at Wellsboro

Aidan Hauser ran for 237 yards on 20 carries to help Wellsboro defeat Towanda, 54-12, and in the process broke the school’s all-time career rushing mark. Hauser now has 3,502 rushing yards on 403 carries in his career, averaging 8.68 yards per carry. The Green Hornets’ running back ...

Football boxscores: Week 4

Williamsport 13, Hazleton 7 Hazleton 0 7 0 0 – 7 Williamsport 0 0 6 7 – 13 Second quarter H – Kevin Meluskey 3 run (Luke Russo kick), 9:51 Third quarter W – Dallas Griess 31 run (kick failed), 6:10 Fourth quarter W – Griess 40 run (Jonathan Cramer kick), 6:34 TEAM ...