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Millersburg vs. Muncy

Millersburg Road to States: In District 3, beat No. 1 Fairfield, 56-28. Millersburg PPG—19.3, YPG—263.5; PPA—36.3 Millersburg facts: Not only is Millersburg playing for a spot in the state quarterfinals Saturday, but it also is playing for its program’s survival. This is the final ...

Bishop Shanahan vs. Jersey Shore

Shanahan Road to States: In District 1, beat No. 2 Pottsgrove, 56-24, and No. 4 Upper Moreland, 35-0. Shanahan PPG—26.2, YPG—293.5; PPA—20.3, YPA—244.1 Shanahan facts: Like Jersey Shore, Shanahan is pursuing the first state tournament win in program history. The Eagles captured ...

Hughesville’s Leighow, Lewisburg’s Liscum named all-state

Lewisburg’s Ben Liscum and Hughesville’s Justus Leighow were named all-state selections and PHAC coaches all-star selections in boys soccer at midfield. Leighow is just the second Hughesville player in program history to receive all-state honors, joining Cole Lesher in 2016 ...

Coplin is a versatile playmaker at Lycoming

Jeff Coplin was willing to do whatever was going to get him on the football field as quickly as possible. He came to Lycoming as a quarterback from Central High School in the heart of Philadelphia, but it took only five days for the coaching staff to ask if he’d be willing to make a position ...

Grega has been a force for NPL

North Penn-Liberty outside hitter Charisma Grega has always stuck out on a volleyball court. People may not forget hearing her name called because of the uniqueness — her namesake being the actress Charisma Carpenter — but they certainly will remember her level of play. The junior has ...

Nittany Lions will alter lineup again in wrestling this weekend

STATE COLLEGE — Injuries and Olympic qualifying will alter the Penn State wrestling team’s lineup again this weekend. The No. 1 Nittany Lions will wrestle in the Black Knight Invite at 10 a.m. Sunday in West Point, New York. In addition to host Army West Point, Hofstra, Central ...

Local roundup: LHU wrestling signs 7 to team

Lock Haven signed seven wrestlers during the early-signing period. The Bald Eagles signed Tyler Stoltzfus (174 pounds, St. Joseph’s Academy), Tanner Updegraff (157/165, Hershey), Will Betancourt Jr. (133, Manheim Central), DeShawn Farber (149, Nazareth), Killian Delaney (125, ...

Chris Masse on football: Jersey Shore’s program is defined by fighters

The seeds were planted six years ago. That season a Jersey Shore team that adopted the nickname “Dog Soldiers” completed one of the more remarkable runs in District 4 history, going from 0-10 the previous season to district champions. The roots continued growing stronger each year since ...

Minyo, McNamara form experienced duo at NPL

The outstanding volleyball careers of North Penn-Liberty seniors Maddison Minyo and JoJo McNamara almost never happened. They had planned to play soccer in junior high entering the 7th grade. Then Nightmare Volleyball Club coach Bill Grega held a summer clinic at Mansfield University the summer ...

Nowak, Bowens have been unsung heroes for NPL

Senior opposite hitters Patelin Nowak and Hannah Bowens are not necessarily the names you see in the paper all the time when it comes to state finalist North Penn-Liberty. Yet, their importance cannot be overstated. These two fill crucial front-row defensive roles for a North Penn Liberty ...

Franklin vents about criticism over Minnesota loss

James Franklin wanted to get some things off his chest and delivered an interesting monologue at the end of his press conference Tuesday. But why Franklin chose to say what he said in the first place is probably even more interesting, albeit it unknown. Franklin answered questions for about ...

Local roundup: Bucknell women defeat Bonnies

Bucknell defeated St. Bonaventure, 68-60, in women’s basketball on Wednesday. Ally Johnson led the Bison with a 17-point performance and Abby Kapp had 16 points. Ellie Mack had a near double-double with 13 points and eight rebounds. Penn State used a hot-shooting performance to take ...

Sean Clifford’s passion needs channeled correctly

Opponent: Indiana (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, noon, Beaver Stadium TV: ABC About the Hoosiers: They’ve won four in a row and already earned bowl eligibility, a rare occurrence for the program. ... They’re No. 24 in the AP poll, the first time they’ve been ranked since ...

Lewisburg’s season ends in state semifinals with 1st loss

HAMBURG — Lewisburg was pressing and getting looks offensively, but time was working against the Green Dragons. As the official signaled for a Lewisburg corner kick, Anton Permyashkin quickly ran to the far corner to set up the corner. Less than 25 seconds were on the clock. This ...

Green Dragons already talking about making another run

HAMBURG — A state tournament appearance can be a cruel beast sometimes. Lewisburg faced that beast for the second time in three years and, again, could not cash in on the biggest prize. Lewisburg had to settle for a top-four finish in the state after its 2-1 loss in the PIAA Class ...

Mounties stage improbable rally to reach state final

COAL TOWNSHIP — Finally, a team was going to take a set off of North Penn-Liberty in the state playoffs. After a pair three-set sweeps to start the tournament and a first-set win to start Tuesday’s state semifinals, Trinity had finally made North Penn-Liberty face a set point. Three, to ...

Offseason work pays off for Shore O-line

They arrived early and stayed late. They knew they would toil in anonymity once the season started, but embraced those potential roles. If Jersey Shore could continue its winning ways they would be happy. Four offensive line starters from last year’s District 4 Class AAAA champion ...

Redemption Tour 2.0 complete for Muncy

Three times in the last four years, opponents who defeated Muncy during the regular season stood between Indians and a District 4 Class A championship. All three times, Muncy has vanquished them and hoisted the championship trophy. Muncy made it 3 for 3 last Friday when it defeated top-seeded ...