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5 keys for today’s game between Penn State and Iowa

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Five things to look for as No. 10 Penn State visits one of the Big Ten’s toughest venues to face No. 17 Iowa, which is always difficult to beat in Saturday night games. No. 1: Franklin’s quest For everything he’s accomplished in his career and at Penn State, James Franklin still has ...

Freshman Rowley has made impact with Warriors

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Mike Clark walked through the front gate of the Shangraw Athletic Complex. His car was about a block and a half away and as he prepared to make the left turn onto Union Avenue, a pickup carrying some of his Lycoming football players approached. “See ya, coach,” one of the players ...

Helmrich’s lone goal helps propel Williamsport to win

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Williamsport had its gameplan in place just a day before it took the field at Balls Mills for its senior night game on a brisk Tuesday night. Knowing Katie Penman would have to fight double teams for much of the game, coach Scott McNeill thought another opportunity would open up for another one ...

South repeats as District 4 team champions

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South Williamsport’s top trio of singles players have been outstanding all season and Thursday’s District 4 team tennis championships proved exactly where the group belongs in the area. Olivia Dorner lost one game all season, Lily Summerson posted an undefeated mark through the regular ...

Lycoming looking to avoid a 4-game skid

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History points to Lycoming being a favorite for this weekend’s football game at Alvernia. The Warriors’ success in the Middle Atlantic Conference makes it a keystone of the league. Alvernia has never won a MAC game. But you won’t find a member of the Warriors counting Saturday’s game ...

Local roundup: Lewisburg field hockey beats Danville

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In high school field hockey, Gabby Markunas had three goals and an assist and Izzy Zaleski scored twice in Lewisburg’s 10-0 win over Danville on Thursday. Kara Koch, Rylee Dyroff, Maddie Redding and Olivia Bartlett all scored as well. Muncy defeated Benton, 2-1. Hallie ...

Delaware Valley at Williamsport

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Delaware Valley PPG—46.1, YPG—438; PPA—8.6 Delaware Valley facts: Winners of six straight, Delaware Valley has established itself as the clear favorite to win a third straight District 2-4 Class 6A championship. The Warriors have pounded six straight opponents by 34 or more points and ...

Canton at Wellsboro

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Canton PPG—38.0, YPG—442.4; PPA—10.3, YPA—186 Canton facts: This is the second straight year that Canton and Wellsboro collide in Week 8 while having outstanding seasons. Over the first seven weeks of the last two seasons, these rivals have combined to go 27-1. Canton won a 26-16 ...

South Williamsport at Mount Carmel

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South PPG—29.1, YPG—289.6; PPA—26.0, YPA—317.1 South facts: The final game of a three-week stretch competing against some of the district’s top Class AAA and AA teams comes tonight. South made quite a statement a week ago, giving Central Columbia all it could handle in a 17-7 ...

Milton at Loyalsock

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Milton PPG—5.6, YPG—137.3; PPA—47.3, YPA—403.6 Milton facts: The Black Panthers are looking for any kind of spark in what has been a long season thus far. A young team that lost nearly all of last year’s rushing and receiving leaders, Milton is ranked last among District 4 teams in ...

Jersey Shore at Lewisburg

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Jersey Shore PPG—29.9, YPG—377.3, PPA—28.0, YPA—317.1 Jersey Shore facts: A year after winning both the District 4 Class AAAA and HAC-I championships, Jersey Shore has a shot at adding another banner to its collection tonight. The Bulldogs can clinch a share of another HAC-I title if ...

Montoursville at Mifflinburg

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Montoursville PPG—49.3, YPG—388; PPA—8.0, YPA—127.3 Montoursville facts: As outstanding as Montoursville has been throughout the 2000s, it has never won an outright league championship. That will change tonight if the Warriors defeat Mifflinburg. A victory would give Montoursville the ...

Muncy at CMVT

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Muncy PPG—21.9, YPG—296.3; PPA—20.4, YPA—287.4 Muncy facts: Eight days after recapturing the Old Shoe, Muncy has to wake up early and hit the road and play CMVT. The Indians take a lot of momentum into the game and have won four of their last six games. One of the area’s younger ...

Best of the rest: Week 8

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Montgomery (2-5) at Troy (6-1) Montgomery’s District 4 Class A hopes are on life support, but an upset tonight against the surging Trojans could change things. Montgomery will have to play its best game of the season to make that happen, but this is a young team that has made some ...

Sun-Gazette power rankings: Week 8

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1. Montoursville (7-0): Jersey Shore scored two first-quarter touchdowns against Montoursville five weeks ago. The starting defense has allowed just two touchdowns over 19 quarters since then. That drives home how outstanding this defense has been. Or to put it another way, those starters have ...

Iowa is a tough place for teams to play

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Penn State knows all too well Iowa is a very difficult place to play, and there are numerous reasons why. First, there’s the famous pink locker room for the visitors, which may have some odd psychological effect, right? “I think the pink locker room is awesome,” PSU coach James ...

Local roundup: Wellsboro girls volleyball tops WAHS

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Williamsport had a pink out night Wednesday for girls volleyball, but the Millionaires lost to Wellsboro, 3-0. No other statistics were made available. Galeton lost to Oswayo Valley, 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-16). Kate Kulish had 11 assists and eight digs and Makenna Shuemaker had a ...

Hughesville counters South’s goals to earn a win

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All season long, Hughesville coach Alecia Gold stresses to her team that if they make a mistake or let up a goal, she wants to see how they respond. And the way Gold wants the Spartans to respond is simple: score a goal. That’s precisely what Hughesville did Tuesday. Every time South ...