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Chambers suspended 1 game for shoving player

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State has suspended basketball coach Patrick Chambers for one game for shoving a player during a timeout Thursday night in a loss at No. 2 Michigan Midway through the first half in the 68-55 loss, the ESPN broadcast showed footage of a fired-up Chambers in a ...

Big man lifts Montoursville with 14 4th-quarter points

The scoreboard stunned Austin Loe when he looked its way. The Montoursville center thought his team was winning big, but upon glancing up early in the fourth quarter he realized the Warriors held only a three-point lead. Maybe it was the alarm he felt, maybe it was a sense of urgency, maybe ...

Zevan sparks Mustangs comeback

MIDDLEBURG — The major decision staring Midd-West’s Ethan Zevan in the face was nice, but he wanted more. The Mustangs were trailing Montoursville by a point Thursday night when the junior 126-pounder thought a big move could help spark his team. So he went back to a move he hit in the ...

Jersey Shore, Montoursville split local meet

JERSEY SHORE — It had the makings of a lop-sided contest for both teams as Montoursville traveled to Jersey Shore for a showdown in the pool. Montoursville came into the meet with some of the top swimmers in the area on the boys side. The same could be said about Jersey Shore, which boasts ...

Local roundup: Canton rides big first quarter to win over Montgomery

In boys basketball, Canton jumped out to a 27-6 first-quarter lead en rout to a 66-44 win over Montgomery. Ben Knapp led Canton with 14 points while Michael Smithers (13) and Cooper Kitchen (12) combined for 25. Kalen Guyer led Montgomery with 13 points. • In girls basketball, Grace ...

RB Sanders declares for NFL Draft

Miles Sanders waited his turn, sitting behind Saquon Barkley for two years, and all it took was one season of being Penn State’s starting tailback for Sanders to convince himself and others that he’s ready for the NFL. Sanders did as widely expected Thursday, announcing he’s forgoing ...

No. 2 Michigan still unbeaten after topping Penn State

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jordan Poole is noticing some extra attention from opposing defenses now. “I think today was the first time that I was actually being denied the ball on the perimeter, so it was something that I had to adjust to,” the Michigan sophomore said. “But we know that ...

Bison women open PL play with win

LEWISBURG – The Bucknell women's basketball team opened up conference play with a 71-56 win over American on Thursday night at Sojka Pavilion. In a balanced scoring effort, the Bison received at least five points from eight different players, led by 14 points from junior Ellie Mack. "I'm ...

Muncy’s Copeland has big 4th-quarter impact in Muncy win

MUNCY — Nearly every time Kaitlyn Copeland ran or jumped the previous few months, she felt stinging pain. The Muncy senior underwent foot surgery as the season approached and did not miss a game, but missed feeling like herself. Wednesday night, Copeland felt free and healthy again. ...

Fidelis happy he stuck with Lyco

Newly-hired Lycoming men’s basketball coach Mike McGarvey was scrambling. Longtime coach Guy Rancourt left for his alma mater at Western Connecticut State and McGarvey had to pick up the pieces of a successful program in a state of transition. Rancourt took three of his recruits with him, ...

Penn State with a flurry of moves following bowl loss

A slew of Penn State moves occurred Wednesday, the day after the Nittany Lions ended their season with a loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. Junior offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern announced they were forgoing their final year of eligibility to declare for the NFL draft, as ...

ROUNDUP: PSU crowns 6 champs at Scuffle

No. 1 Penn State won the 2019 Southern Scuffle with a tournament record 216.5 points to outdistance second-place Oklahoma State. The championship is Penn State’s eighth in its last eight trips to the tournament. The Nittany Lions crowned six champions with Nick Lee (141 pounds), Jason Nolf ...

Gimpy senior quarterback nearly leads Lions back from 20-point deficit

ORLANDO, Fla. — Winning 10 games, beating Penn State on New Year’s Day, and finishing in the Top 20 is no small deal for the Kentucky Wildcats. So when Mark Stoops took a seat on the podium flanked by linebacker Josh Allen and running back Benny Snell Jr. after Tuesday’s 27-24 victory ...

Late 4th down decision looms large in loss

ORLANDO, Fla. — Armchair quarterbacking is one of the favorite pastimes of our football-loving society, and plenty of Penn State fans were second guessing coach James Franklin following Tuesday’s 27-24 loss to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl. The Nittany Lions fell behind by 20 points before ...

Special teams, Snell, lead Kentucky in upset win

ORLANDO, Fla. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 27-24 loss to Kentucky on Tuesday in the Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium: Play of the game: Lynn Bowden Jr.’s 58-yard punt return for a touchdown gave the Wildcats a 10-0 lead with 45 seconds left in the ...

Near comeback caps McSorley’s career at Penn State

ORLANDO, Fla. – Trace McSorley’s career ended like it began – in a Florida bowl game, against an SEC opponent, attempting to rally the Nittany Lions from a three-score deficit. In the end, as Penn State lost to Georgia, 24-17, three years ago in the TaxSlayer Bowl, the Lions could not ...

Jersey Shore showing promise with early success

Jersey Shore felt like a mystery entering the season. The Bulldogs lost their Co-HAC-I MVP, returned just three players with varsity experience, but also possessed some you and talented players. Most really did not know how this season would start unfolding once the games started counting. ...

Penn State AD Sandy Barbour agrees to extension for “last stop”

ORLANDO, Fla. — Sandy Barbour has reached an agreement on a contract extension at Penn State, and the athletic director said the school will be her “last stop” as a college administrator. “Where would I want to go that’s a better opportunity, that’s a better fit for me than Penn ...