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5 game times announced for Nittany Lions’ 2019 football season

STATE COLLEGE — Five game times for the 2019 Penn State football season were announced Thursday. Penn State’s season opener against Idaho will kick at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, on BTN; the Buffalo game Saturday, Sept. 7, will be at 7:30 p.m. on FOX; the Pittsburgh game Saturday, ...

South Williamsport wins repeat District 4 title

As South Williamsport players and coaches huddled together and posed with another district championship plaque, the dark skies opened. It instantly started pouring, but not one person moved and all flashed wide smiles. A monsoon could have hit and South would not have cared. This was its ...

South’s Sinibaldi lives dream with a walk-off

It was not exactly the dream he first envisioned as a 10-year-old, but Pete Sinibaldi is not complaining. What he did Wednesday is close enough. Sinibaldi lived a high schooler’s fantasy, belting a walk-off single that vaulted South Williamsport to a second straight District 4 Class AA ...

Breen learned from past mistake in Mounties’ district victory

As the ball slowly rolled between the pitcher’s mound and third base, Tripp Breen experienced a flashback. The South Williamsport pitcher remembered a scenario early this season in which he hustled after the baseball, retrieved it, but did not throw it as the runner reached first base. This ...

Wildcats play Class 5A sub-regional game today

MILL HALL — Central Mountain has faced and beaten Hollidaysburg in back-to-back district championship games. And now for the second consecutive season the Wildcats are tasked with taking on Cathedral Prep in a PIAA Class 5A sub-regional game. It serves as a play-in with the winner advancing ...

Stevens coming back to PSU

Patrick Chambers and the Penn State basketball program picked up their biggest win of the year Wednesday night — in late May, with the season still five months away. Lamar Stevens, a first-team all-Big Ten performer last season, decided to remove his name from the NBA draft and return to ...

Williamsport graduate helps Emory & Henry win national championship

What a year Williamsport athletics has had. Its boys and girls soccer teams repeated as district champions. The football team has a handful of recruits including, Treyson Potts and Joe Fagnano, going to Division I programs. Its wrestling team was in the district duals final. Allen Taylor won ...

Bucks, Raiders build budding rivalry

Chris Glenn feels like he has experienced this before. The only thing which has changed is the teams involved. And what a story those teams are writing. Glenn coached Jersey Shore from 2011-14 before arriving at Montgomery last season. While at Jersey Shore, Glenn helped his team win two ...

Despite district title loss, Williamsport shows perseverance

MOOSIC — Brayton Rowello fell behind Brady Antolick 0-2 before taking three balls and fouling off a pitch. And then another. And another. And another... Defying the odds, Rowello worked back from two strikes down, fouled off eight pitches and on the 14th third-inning pitch he saw Monday ...

Loyalsock’s Bam Brima plays in Big 33 All Star football game

Loyalsock’s Bam Brima pushes off a blocker to chase down a Maryland running back during the Big 33 All-Star football game at Central Dauphin Middle School on Monday. Brima, a defensive end at Loyalsock, will play at the University of Pittsburgh in the fall. Pennsylvania beat Maryland, 21-0, ...

Montoursville, Loyalsock coaches show the right perspective

They may coach rival teams who played yet another thrill-riding playoff classic in a series that reads better than a Shakespeare play, but Montoursville coach Jeremy Eck and Loyalsock coach Zac Martin shared the same perspective following Montoursville’s 3-2 District 4 Class AAA semifinal ...

District 2-4 Class 6A baseball championship capsule preview

No. 1 Hazleton (17-3) vs. No. 2 Williamsport (16-4) at PNC Field, Moosic, 4 p.m. Williamsport’s road to the playoffs: Williamsport defeated No. 3 Delaware Valley, 2-1, in semifinals Williamsport facts: The Millionaires are playing in their third straight final and seeking their third ...

Plenty of talent on PSU’s offense

STATE COLLEGE — Jahan Dotson’s academic advisor put it all into perspective for him. If his class of players — this upcoming season’s group of sophomores — remain together for the next three years, they have the potential to do something special. “Imagine you get your whole ...

Caputo sets Montoursville record as he wins triple jump title

SHIPPENSBURG — Dominic Caputo needed an extra jolt of energy as he went through the preliminary round of the Class AA triple jump Saturday at the PIAA track and field championships. He needed something to give him an edge. So Caputo approached Central Columbia’s Nate Snyder and asked him ...

Sock’s program walks away with 5 medals

SHIPPENSBURG — A smile widened across Hailey Zurich’s face as she walked off the podium in the middle of Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium. It was a smile which hid a myriad of feelings bundled up in the Loyalsock senior. Finishing in second place in the Class AA pole vault ...

Central Mountain’s McCloy finishes 2nd in high jump

SHIPPENSBURG — It took just one jump at 5 feet, 4 inches for Amelia McCloy to know it was going to be a PR kind of day in the high jump. There was something about that jump which showed the Central Mountain junior she had an opportunity to do something special on the final day of the PIAA ...

Track notebook: Milton’s Long clears 14-9 to take AA pole vault title

SHIPPENSBURG — Brant Long didn’t even try to hide his feelings about winning a state championship in the pole vault Saturday. He was as open as a Sheetz at 3 a.m. with his feelings. “Everything that happened was kind of a big, big shock,” the Milton junior said. He wasn’t the ...

PIAA track and field championship results

GIRLS CLASS AA Team scores: 1. Neumann Goretti, 64; 2. South Park, 36; t3. Girard College, 32; t3. Loyalsock, 32; 5. Shady Side Academy, 26; 6. Greenwood, 25.5; t7. Western Wayne, 24; t7. Saint Joseph’s, 24. 3,200: 1. Gionna Quarzo, Brownsville, 10:25.91; ...

Red Raiders headed to District 4 final

BLOOMSBURG — When Montgomery left fielder Tyler Shadle injured his ankle early this season, many feared his season and scholastic career were both over. But there Shadle was batting in the eighth inning Saturday against St. John Neumann. He was still battling, fighting back from a 1-2 count ...