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Week 1 football preview: Muncy at Warrior Run

Some quick thinking by Muncy athletic director Curt Chilson and Wariror Run AD Nate Butler helped make this game possible. Warrior Run (7-5 last year) originally was scheduled to host Loyalsock but that game was canceled Tuesday and Muncy’s (9-5) contest at South Williamsport was canceled the ...

Central Mountain beats Shikellamy for first season opening win since 2012

The Central Mountain football team opened up the 2020 season with a 33-6 victory over Shikellamy on Friday. Aside from being the first game played on the brand new turf at Malinak Stadium, it was Central Mountain's first season-opening win since the 2012 season when the Wildcats defeated the ...

Week 1 football preview: Hughesville at Bloomsburg (Saturday)

Hughesville (1-9 last year) is hoping to turn the corner after struggling the last three seasons and a hard-working group is eager to showcase its potential in Saturday’s opener. The Spartans snapped an 18-game losing streak with a 21-20 victory against Towanda in Week 9 last season and ...

Week 1 football preview: Canton at Troy

The Old Shoe Game moves from Week 10 to season opener and features two of the NTL’s top teams. Canton (9-3 last year) and Troy (10-2) have split the last two games in this series with the Warriors reaching two straight District 4 Class A championships and Troy reaching last year’s District ...

Week 1 football preview: Selinsgrove at Milton

Milton (0-10 last year) is hoping it can turn things around despite being one of the area’s youngest teams this season. It faces a formidable foe in tonight’s opener, so progress might be measured more by how competitive the Black Panthers are than by whether they win or lose. Milton has ...

COVID scare postpones South Williamsport’s first 2 football games

Chris Eiswerth loves high school football. But he loves his players a lot more. And that is why the South Williamsport football coach decided to postpone the team’s first two games against Muncy and CMVT. Although no player has officially tested positive for COVID-19, six were placed in ...

Lewisburg’s Moyers returns a year after tearing ACL

As an assistant coach at Mount Carmel, Marc Persing was surprised when he saw the Red Tornadoes’ junior high team take a beating from Lewisburg the night before. He asked one of the junior high coaches what happened. The coach told Persing about a running back from Lewisburg who torched ...

New boys soccer coach wants to keep Sock winning

After three consecutive years of winning six or fewer games, Ian Scheller helped rebuild Loyalsock’s program. The Lancers went 15-4-1 in his first year, more wins than the three previous seasons combined. He won 31 games in two years and got Loyalsock to the district semifinals. Needless to ...

Warrior Run girls soccer working for postseason return

After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 two years ago, Warrior Run rebounded last year by securing a postseason berth and advancing to the District 4 Class AA semifinals. Getting back to districts and trying to get to the championship game is something Rob Ryder and his ...

HS football preview: Shamokin at Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore (11-4) is coming off one of the best seasons in program history, repeating as league and District 4 Class AAAA champions, and reaching the state semifinals for the first time. Although the Bulldogs graduated some terrific players, a strong nucleus returns and the they once again ...

HS football preview: Montgomery at Bucktail

With only four teams in the District 4 Class A field this season, this could be a potential playoff preview. This rivalry game has been played in Week 10 the past three seasons before being moved up in this year’s revised schedule. Both teams return the bulk of their starters after making ...

HS football preview: Wellsboro at Cowanesque Valley

Cowanesque Valley (3-7) was one of the area’s most improved teams last year, bouncing back from an 0-10 campaign and will be trying to defeat Wellsboro for the first time since 2012. Doing so will be difficult, however, against a team which is 67-13 over the past seven seasons. Wellsboro ...

HS football preview: Central Columbia vs. Lewisburg at Selinsgrove

Both teams look like potential District 4 Class AAA title contenders and have played some great games the past two seasons. Lewisburg scored a last-minute touchdown to defeat Central, 7-6, in the 2018 district semifinals before Central rallied from a 14-point deficit and beat Lewisburg, 24-21, ...

HAC-I boys soccer: Nothing guaranteed this soccer season

None of Lewisburg’s players forgot what happened in November last year at Hamburg. It was on that bitterly cold night the Green Dragons came up shy in the PIAA Class AA semifinals by losing to New Hope-Solebur. The loss stung nearly as bad as the whipping winds did. But coach Ben Kettlewell ...

Week 1 football: Williamsport at Nanticoke

Williamsport (3-8 last year) is hoping to improve to 6-0 in season openers under coach Chuck Crews. The Millionaires will be playing without starting quarterback Dallas Griess after he broke his collar bone, but Frankie Marrone played well in his absence toward the end of last season so this is ...

Week 1 football: Shikellamy at Central Mountain

Central Mountain (1-9 last year) is hoping to turn things around following three straight one-win seasons and there is plenty of reason for excitement. The entire starting offensive line returns, wide receiver Peyton Johnson is one of the area’s best and quarterback Brett Gerlach could be ...

Week 1 football: Muncy at South Williamsport

While Muncy (9-5 last year) finished the season as District 4 Class A champions and reached the state quarterfinals for the first time, South secured rivalry bragging rights when it beat it, 40-13, in Week 4. Expect Friday’s game to be closer, regardless of who wins. These are league rivals ...

Week 1 football: Midd-West at Montoursville

Midd-West (4-7 last year) and Montoursville (12-2) will be playing for the first time as the Warriors start their quest for what they hope will be a third straight District 4 Class AAA championship. Montoursville is experienced in all areas except up front on both sides of the ball. If the ...

Local roundup: Mussina leads Montoursville in golf match vs. Williamsport

Peyton Mussina shot a 37 to lead Montoursville against Williamsport in high school golf. Montoursville won, 163-208. Central Mountain’s Peyton Newlen led the Wildcats with a 41 to tie with Lewisburg for best score. Jason Floruss and Brayden Confair also shot 43s for the Wildcats and Griff ...