×

Local Sports

Sayre at Muncy

Sayre PPG—21.4, YPG—281.5; PPA—16.6, YPA—275.1 Sayre facts: The Redskins are playing as well as any district team right now, winning three straight and five of their last six. Sayre has made a five-win improvement since last season and scored 28 straight points in a 28-14 win over ...

Sun-Gazette power rankings

Note: For teams that will not be participating in the postseason, I will be selecting their Player of the Year. 1. Montoursville (8-2): The way Montoursville defeated Selinsgrove last week was as impressive as the victory itself. The Warriors needed a game like that entering the postseason ...

Shamokin at Loyalsock

Shamokin PPG—22.3, YPG—240.3; PPA—24.7, YPA—316 Shamokin facts: Former New York Giants fullback Henry Hynoski has fueled a huge turnaround for a program that could be the making the first of many consecutive playoff appearances Saturday night. Shamokin is battle-tested as well and ...

Bloomsburg at North Penn-Mansfield

Bloomsburg PPG—19.3, YPG—236.4; PPA—26.1, YPA—300.1 Bloomsburg facts: The Panthers are the last team to beat North Penn-Mansfield, winning 28-7 there in Week 3. Bloomsburg played a rugged schedule in the HAC-III, going against Southern Columbia, Mount Carmel and Central Columbia. The ...

Athens at Montoursville

Athens PPG—18.8, YPG—245.5; PPA—23.7, YPA—257.9 Athens facts: The Wildcats started the season 3-1, but have struggled during the season’s second half, losing five of their last six games. Athens had Wellsboro on the ropes in Week 6, leading by 21 at halftime before losing, 35-28. ...

Warriors are back in Commonwealth tournament for 5th time in 6 years

Gone is the winningest senior class in program history. It took with it a combined eight all-region and 13 all-conference selections including its 61-14-9 four-year record, in addition to two MAC Commonwealth titles. The nine-man class was all starters and featured some of the best players in ...

Giants Hall of Famer McCovey has died at age 80

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, has died. He was 80. The San Francisco Giants announced his death, saying the fearsome hitter passed "peacefully" Wednesday afternoon “after losing his ...

Lycoming’s season has had its ups and downs

The explanation began the same way for each person: a deep sigh, eyes turned toward the ground or off into the distance and a subtle shake of the head. Explaining how Lycoming’s season has featured so many peaks and valleys isn’t exactly easy. But that’s exactly what the Warriors’ ...

Michigan gets to the CFP before Penn State

Ugh. I hate taking the side of Jim Harbaugh, the most overrated coach in college football, on just about anything. But I will here, based on some simple facts and personal assumptions. Michigan, No. 5 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, has a strong mathematical chance to make ...

Parsons wants to do it all at Penn State

A capsule look at James Franklin's weekly news conference. Opponent: Michigan (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, 3:45 p.m., Michigan Stadium TV: ESPN About the Wolverines: They are No. 5 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, released Tuesday night, making them the ...

LHU’s Foltz is PSAC Player of Year

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven junior Marah Foltz of the women’s soccer team headlined the 2018 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference team as she was named Player of the Year and was one of four LHU players who earned All-PSAC honors. Senior-defender Jordan Shoff earned a spot on the second ...

Lewisburg girls are state bound

For the first time since 2009, the Lewisburg girls soccer team is heading to the state tournament. Lewisburg defeated Central Columbia, 5-1, on Wednesday to advance to the District 4 Class AA girls soccer championship game. Selena Permyashkin scored twice and Taryn Beers added a goal ...

Mansfield removes Evans’ interim tag

MANSFIELD — Mansfield University has removed the interim tag from sprint football coach John Evans. Evans was named the interim coach of the sprint football program in January of 2018. Prior to his appointment, Evans served as the Mountaineer defensive coordinator for four seasons. In his ...

Local roundup: Lewis’s 4 goals lead Sullivan to semifinals

In the boys soccer Class A quarterfinals, Tuesday night at Loyalsock, Brian Lewis scored all four goals, including the game-winner in the 66th minute to lift Sullivan County to a 4-3 win over East Juniata. The Griffins led 2-0 and 3-1 before East Juniata answered with two straight goals to ...

Bucknell wrestling to hold Bison Intrasquad Thursday night

The Bucknell wrestling team will hold its Bison Intrasquad on Thursday night. The dual, which is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. in Davis Gym, will give fans their first look at the 2018-19 Bison. It will pit the Blue Team, coached by Dan Wirnsberger and Evan Ramos, against the Orange Team, led by ...

Torn ACL hasn’t stopped Gee from contributing

His left knee heavily wrapped, Derek Gee cut across the end zone, worked himself open and caught a 9-yard touchdown pass Friday against South Williamsport. It was a big play and essentially helped Loyalsock put the dagger into South Williamsport two seconds before halftime in a game it ...

Dieffenderfer’s lifetime of practice comes to fruition in playoffs

It started as a 7-year-old on his club team. It progressed to early-morning workouts at Pawling Field where the sun was rising and dew flew off the rolling ball. Lewisburg’s Jack Dieffenderfer has worked on his ball-handling for more than half his life. He’s nearly perfected it. ...

Griffins earn program’s 2nd playoff win

With nine minutes to play in the game and trailing by a goal, Line Mountain knew it had to score an equalizer to keep its season alive. From outside of the 18, Emily Bingaman tried drilling a hard shot toward the center of the goal. Sullivan goalie Kassidy Beinlich saw the ball coming and ...

Albaugh’s goal puts Sock in semifinals

Connor Albaugh envisioned where he was going with his shot. He was hand-picked to be put in this crucial situation and he’s practiced it all season. He injured his knee the last time he took a free kick and had to get it drained. He missed the last two days of practice before ...