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LHU hoping it can still wrestle

Scott Moore doesn’t know when his Lock Haven University wrestling team will compete again. He hopes its this season sometime. But in truth, he really doesn’t know. The Bald Eagles haven’t competed since the NCAA canceled the national tournament in March. After the Pennsylvania State ...

Jersey Shore’s Hayden Packer has been outstanding on field this season

As he started walking toward the locker room following an exciting 26-14 Class AAAA state quarterfinal win at Crestwood, Jersey linebacker Hayden Packer noticed some Crestwood parents talking and some volunteers taking down video equipment. So for the first time all night, Packer did not go ...

Lewisburg’s win in PIAA Class AA semifinals was a redeeming one

OLEY — Rewind almost a full year, and Lewisburg’s players found themselves trying to find the words after a tough loss in the state semifinals at Hamburg. Many were crying as they took the walk across the field to the team bus. Others simply kept to themselves and were quiet. Ben Liscum ...

PSAC cancels winter sports regular-season, championship competitions

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced the cancellation of its mandated regular-season and championship competition for winter sports following a vote of the league’s Board of Directors on Wednesday. Following the PSAC’s official statement, Lock Haven University has announced ...

Stops near goal line lifted Shore past Crestwood

Statistically, Jersey Shore’s defense has played better games. Crestwood gained a season-high 291 yards against the District 4’s top-ranked defense last Friday. Still, if one wants to know why this defense has been so successful, the Crestwood game might best illustrate it. Specifically, ...

Lewisburg boys headed to state final for 4th time

OLEY — For the fourth time in program history and third since 2015, Lewisburg’s boys soccer program is Hershey-bound. The Green Dragons secured a berth in the PIAA Class AA championship game with a 2-0 win against Oley Valley in the state semifinals Tuesday night at Oley Valley High ...

NTL moves start of winter sports to Jan. 4

The Northern Tier League voted at Monday’s meeting to push the start of the winter sports season until Jan. 4. The PIAA permits practices for winter sports to begin this Friday. With its move to delay the start of the winter sports season, the NTL has also recommended practices don’t ...

Franklin won’t name starting QB

Following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference: Saturday’s game: vs. Iowa, 3:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network) Main storyline Sean Clifford’s early struggles last week at Nebraska that included an interception and a strip sack that resulted in a Cornhuskers’ ...

Jared Palski helped Shore’s defense remain strong in state quarterfinal win

As linebacker Gabe Packer hobbled toward the sideline just five plays into last Friday’s PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinal, one might have thought Jersey Shore’s state championship dreams were following right behind him. Packer is not just an outstanding player, but a team leader and a stingy ...

Kooper Peacock was clutch for Jersey Shore

Kooper Peacock was the highlight of Jersey Shore’s stout defense in the Bulldogs’ 26-14 victory against Crestwood in the PIAA Class AAAA state quarterfinals. The unit is major reason the Bulldogs are 9-0 and among the four teams left in the state. Peacock picked an excellent time to record ...

Jon Gerardi on soccer: States is where Williamsport wants to be each fall

Before Lee Kaar took over Williamsport’s boys soccer program, the Millionaires didn’t have a lot of recent playoff success. There were plenty of winning seasons, but it had been more than 20 years since Williamsport last won a district championship before Kaar's first title as coach in ...

Green Dragons face District 3 champ Oley Valley in PIAA Class AA semifinals

Oley Valley enters today’s semifinal contest with an 18-1-1 record and won the Berks County 3 with a 10-1-1 league record. They also enter the semifinals with 12 shutouts and blanked Devon Prep in the quarterfinals, 4-0. That defense by Oley Vally will have to play flawlessly in order to ...

Local roundup: NPL’s Grega named NTL MVP in girls volleyball

North Penn-Liberty’s Charisma Grega was named the Northern Tier League’s Most Valuable Player and Ali Koval was named Co-MVP on defense. The league announced its volleyball all-stars Monday and numerous area players were honored. Canton’s Annie Gaiotti was named NTL Utility Player, ...

Highs and lows: Nebraska’s Williams made play of the game

Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 30-23 loss to Nebraska on Saturday at Memorial Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: Sean Clifford was sacked by Deontai Williams, who punched the ball loose, scooped it up and returned it 26 yards for a touchdown that gave Nebraska a 24-3 ...

Kegler’s Korner: Tim Day had highest male series for 2nd straight week

Tim Day corralled the highest male series honors for the second week in a row with a 777 in the Monday Night Classic League at Harvest Moon. Shooting a 660 series with a 244 game in the Walter Zeek Memorial League at Faxon. Gay Harris was the high lady in both series and game. Brad ...

Third-quarter forced fumble helps Shore take control

It took Crestwood just six plays to move 78 yards and come within 9 yards of scoring a go-ahead third-quarter touchdown. It took just one monstrous Colin Samar hit and Dalton Dugan forced fumble to end the drive and dramatically alter Friday’s Class AAAA state quarterfinal. Samar ...