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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 ...

South, Hughesville tennis advances to D4 team semis

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South Williamsport entered Tuesday’s District 4 team tennis tournament with an unblemished record and cruised to a victory over Bloomsburg. The Mounties have defeated every team in front of them and left little doubt as to which team will be favored in Thursday’s semifinals as they ...

Letter to PSU player draws criticism

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A letter written to a Penn State football player by a fan who lives in Johnstown drew widespread criticism the past two days for what many believed to be racist comments. The letter, written and signed by Penn State alumnus Dave Petersen, was sent to sophomore safety Jonathan Sutherland. It ...

Eyer’s presence felt as freshman

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A freshman catching 13 passes easily can be considered an excellent start. When that same player produces eight touchdowns on those 13 catches, that becomes downright remarkable. Welcome to Ross Eyer’s life. The Muncy freshman has made one of the more impressive debuts in recent area ...

ROUNDUP: Pena-Vasquez scores in OT in Williamsport’s win

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Playing in a steady rain all day, Williamsport’s Hemberth Pena-Vasquez scored at the 5 minute, 49 second mark of overtime to give the Millionaires a 1-0, overtime win over Danville. Williamsport won despite being outshot, 8-6. Elliott Wannop made five saves for the shutout. Hayden ...

West Branch to induct 9 to HOF

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An outstanding group of 10 honorees, including eight living inductees, one deceased inductee and a Volunteer of the Year, will be honored at the the West Branch Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame during the annual Hall of Fame banquet at the Genetti Hotel & Suites in ...

Fortunately for Nittany Lions, the defense hasn’t rested

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STATE COLLEGE — Noon starts haven’t always brought out the best in the Nittany Lions, but that wasn’t the case Saturday as Penn State was on top if its game early and built a 28-0 lead against Purdue. Then, apparently, the Lions got drowsy and needed an afternoon nap because they ...

District 4 team tennis gets underway on Tuesday

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The District 4 class AA team tennis championships will begin on Tuesday. Matches will be held at both Williamsport and Hughesville high schools with the first matches to start at noon. No. 8 Cowanesque Valley will play No. 9 Bloomsburg in the first round at Williamsport at noon, with the ...

PSU’s offense sputtered after jumping out 28-0 early in game

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STATE COLLEGE — Something odd happened during Penn State’s expected rout of Purdue on Saturday, and it’s tough to pinpoint exactly what was going on. The Nittany Lions exploded out to a 28-0 lead with 14:17 still remaining in the first half. Coming off a 59-0 annihilation at ...

Lock Haven field hockey downs La Salle

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Tia Judy scored the go ahead goal in the second half to propel Lock Haven with an important A-10 win over La Salle, 1-0. Lock Haven registered seven shots on goal and Joaquina Orlandini had three saves to preserve the win. Emily Doyle scored two goals for Bucknell but Villanova came back in ...

PSU notebook: Toney has 3 sacks for Nittany Lions

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STATE COLLEGE — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 35-7 victory over Purdue on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: Sean Clifford hit Jahan Dotson with a 72-yard touchdown pass with 5:20 left in the first quarter, upping the Nittany Lions’ ...

Stevens’ departure opened door for Clifford to excel

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There was an interesting visitor for Penn State’s homecoming over the weekend — none other than former Nittany Lion quarterback Tommy Stevens. You know, the guy who now plays for Mississippi State, which had a bye Saturday. Rarely will you see someone who plays for another school visit ...