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Despite season’s success, Dragons not taking state final for granted

Everyone knows how good Lewisburg is. Not just area fans, but coaches and players within District 4, and even those on Lewisburg’s team. But the Green Dragons are grounded. They didn’t enter the PIAA tournament assuming they would get to a state championship game. They take the same ...

Palmatier played one of his best games Friday

Nate Palmatier scooped the football off the frozen Canton grass and sprinted the next 15 yards like a running back. His first-quarter fumble return not only set up a field goal, but established a recurring theme. Seemingly every time Muncy needed a big defensive play, Palmatier delivered it ...

Fresh faces in PSU lineup help in win

STATE COLLEGE — Luke Gardner, Creighton Edsell and Brody Teske know what it’s like to toil in anonymity in the Penn State wrestling room, grinding away while the starters get the attention and the acclaim. On Sunday in front of a Rec Hall sell-out crowd of 6,490, each of those ...

Tice and Welch record 100 block seasons

Last year, North Penn-Liberty juniors Grace Tice and Lizzi Welch watched mostly from the bench as the Mounties captured their third straight district title. They were determined to not just be spectators this year. The duos emergence as the middle hitters for North Penn-Liberty (30-1-1) has ...

NPL volleyball is staying in the moment

North Penn-Liberty Volleyball is setting new program and individual records seemingly every time they step on the court in this playoff run. Just this year, JoAnne McNamara recorded her 1,500th career assist, Maddison Minyo chalked up her 750th kill and Grace Tice and Lizzi Welch both went over ...

Mansfield men and women hoops win

In men’s basketball Christian Simmons led the way for Mansfield with 26 points in their 100-95 victory over St.Augustine’s. Trevor English wrapped up an impressive weekend finishing the game with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Garrett Cook got hot from outside finishing with 20 points and ...

Kegler’s Korner; Nov. 11

Amanda Heck was the top female bowler last week, with a 709 series in the Monday Night Classic League, and shooting a 269 game the next night in the Inter-community League, both at Harvest Moon. Tim Day bested all the men with his second 800 of the season, an 826 in the Monday Night Classic ...

Neil Rudel on PSU: Nittany Lions do their part to aid Minnesota’s effort

MINNEAPOLIS — The team that deserved to win here did. In handing the Nittany Lions their first loss of the season, 31-26, while remaining unbeaten itself, Minnesota was the better team Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium and certainly the more worthy of victory. And Penn State knew ...

Class of 2019 is inducted into West Branch Hall of Fame

Nine members were inducted into the West Branch Hall of Fame on Sunday at the Genetti Hotel. They were Janis Arp, Jim Arp, Rick Burd, Bob Crawford, Trap McCormack, Kelly Mazzante, Trap McCormack, Mark Mussina, Mike Vuocolo and Gene Depew. Janis Arp participated at ...

Muncy beats Canton for Class A title

CANTON — The offensive line exploded off the ball before Ethan Gush raced up the middle and bounced off a would-be tackler, reaching the football out as far as he could. Down to the last play, Muncy was going all-out. And as Gush ran for that game-clinching first down at Miller A. Moyer ...

Golden Gophers pull off upset win over No. 5 PSU

MINNEAPOLIS — Some Penn State players actually went up to coach James Franklin following Saturday’s hugely disappointing loss to Minnesota and told him they were sorry. “There’s no reason for them to say sorry to me,” Franklin said. But when expectations and goals are so high, the ...

PSU notebook: Clifford’s pick sealed loss for No. 5 Penn St.

MINNEAPOLIS — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 31-26 loss to Minnesota on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: You can surely make a case for Sean Clifford’s interception in the end zone by Jordan Howden, which sealed Penn State’s fate with ...

Mounties advance in PIAA AA girls volleyball tournament

SHAMOKIN — Ali Koval was hard to miss in Shamokin’s gym on Saturday during the PIAA Class AA volleyball quarterfinals against Panther Valley. After all, the junior libero was the only one wearing red, as both teams were predominantly in black. As easy as she stands out, it will be that ...

Tigers roll past N.P.-Mansfield

CATAWISSA —Competitiveness can be a relative term, especially as it has related to Southern Columbia’s opponents this year. North Penn-Mansfield suffered a fate that has been previously suffered by so many teams over the years that have gone to Southern’s Tiger Stadium for a ...

Lycoming gains 515 yards in win

ANNVILLE — As Josh Shermeyer fell to his knees and cradled the football, the Lycoming sideline erupted. It didn’t matter whether they were an offensive or defensive player, they stormed the field to celebrate the sophomore defensive back's interception. The game was already well in hand. ...

Lycoming falls to Ursinus in men’s basketball, 85-76

With his team huddled around him near the side of the court, Lycoming second-year coach Mike McGarvey told them that 15 minutes was a long time in the game of basketball. With that much time remaining in the second half, his Warriors could do one of two things: either fold and put their heads ...

West Chester cruises as LHU loses 9th consecutive game

By BILL ALBRIGHT Sun-Gazette Correspondent LOCK HAVEN — Following a 57-13 shellacking of Lincoln University to open the season, the remainder of the Lock Haven University schedule was loaded with PSAC opponents. Knowing that was the situation facing his young squad, Lock Haven coach Dave ...

Bitikofer helps propel Bison to win

LEWISBURG (AP) — Logan Bitikofer overcame two interceptions with two touchdown passes and Bucknell controlled Lehigh in a 20-10 win on Saturday. The Bison (2-7, 2-2 Patriot League) never trailed. Tyler Keiser’s 20-yard field goal early in the second quarter put the Bison up. Later in ...

Kelley scores 24 as Lock Haven defeats Cheyney

LOCK HAVEN — In recent years when Cheyney was still in the PSAC, the Wolves and Lock Haven battled each other tooth-and-nail in men’s basketball. With Cheyney no longer a member of the conference, it didn’t seem to bother the Bald Eagles that it meant nothing other than a Division II ...

Jones is 1 of 5 in double figures in PSU men’s win

STATE COLLEGE —Myreon Jones scored a season-high 14 points and was one of five Nittany Lions in double figures in a 91-64 win over Wagner on Saturday. Lamar Stevens had 13 points, freshman forward Seth Lundy and Izaiah Brockington both scored 12 and Jamari Wheeler added ...