Sports

MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette   
Susquehanna's Mike Kempski (5) and Lycoming’s Damani Myers (0) chase after a loose ball which Myers knocked away during the first half Tuesday at Lamade Gym.

Lyco men drop Susquehanna

Local Sports

Lycoming never panicked when Susquehanna drew close early in the second half. The Warriors never panicked either when the River Hawks’ Bryce Butler hit a jumper with 16:50 to play in the game to give Sus­quehanna its first lead since early on. Rather, Lycoming just kept playing its style ...

Steelers activate rookie CB Sutton, role still uncertain

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Rein­forcements are on the way for the injury-plagued Pitts­burgh Steelers secondary. How much? Well, coach Mike Tomlin isn’t quite ready to say. The AFC North leaders activated rookie defensive back Cam Sutton from injured reserve on Tuesday, though Tomlin stressed that ...

MARK NANCE/Sun-Gazette
Lycoming's Kayla Kline shoots over Penn College's Tori Wolfe in the first quarter Tuesday at Penn College.

Warrior women dominate Wildcats

Local Sports

Two brief scoring lulls was all it took for Lyco­ming’s women’s basketball team to pull away from Penn College. The Wildcats started the game with eight possessions without scoring or resulting in a turnover. Then it was another eight possessions the same way after Gwen­dolyn Lavelle ...

ASSOCIATED PRESS
James Franklin wants Saquon Barkley focusing on Maryland, not talking about bowl plans.

Bowl talk bugs Franklin

Local Sports

It’s a question all Penn State fans wanted to know about Saquon Barkley, but coach James Franklin said he doesn’t care for it being asked of a college player. “I think it’s really inappropriate, in my opinion, from my perspective, to ask a player whether they plan on playing in a bowl ...

ASSOCIATED PRESSa
Texas A&M center Tonny Trocha-Morelos (10) and teammates, right, defend Penn State forward Lamar Stevens (11), who tries to get out of heavy traffic during the second half Tuesday in Brooklyn.

Lions fall to No. 16 Aggies

Local Sports

NEW YORK — Without prompting, Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy and Robert Williams and Duane Wilson took turns speaking about the long term aspirations for the Aggies. The words they used were “special” and “March.” No false modesty here. The 16th-ranked Aggies know they’re ...

Local roundup: BU’s Anderson PL defensive POY

Local Sports

Defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson was honored as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, and seven of his Bucknell football teammates joined him on the 2017 All-Patriot League teams, the league office announced Tuesday. Anderson, now a four-time All-Patriot League selection, was ...

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Saquon Barkley has said he will play in Penn State’s bowl game. It’s expected he’ll turn pro after the season, but he said he has not made up his mind.

Barkley’s decision comes with risks

Local Sports

So, Saquon Barkley has decided he will play in Penn State’s bowl game. He’s an outstanding young man, and the program means a great deal to him, so it probably was a no-brainer in his mind. Until a year ago, many of us wouldn’t have even thought about a top player deciding to skip his ...

Nittany Lions vs. Notre Dame, anyone?

Local Sports

Penn State's bowl situation still depends on a number of factors and games yet to be played, but there appear to be three strong possibilities at this point. Presuming the Nittany Lions beat Maryland on Saturday — they are 21-point favorites — they would finish the regular season 10-2, ...

Bison men earn first win

Local Sports

LEWISBURG — The trouble Bucknell had unfurling its freshly-minted NCAA tournament banner from the rafters didn’t carry over to the Sojka Pavilion floor during the team’s home opener on Monday night. After successfully unveiling its banner from its regular season and league tournament ...

Nittany Lion men rout Pitt

Local Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Carr scored 16 points, as six Penn State players scored in double figures and the Nittany Lions beat Pittsburgh 85-54 on Monday night in the second game of the Progressive Legends Classic. Shep Garner also scored 16 points, and Mike Watkins had 13, while Lamar ...

Lions, Huskers show they’re very far apart

Local Sports

UNIVERSITY PARK — In case you got a little confused Saturday by the red and white uniforms on Beaver Stadium’s visiting sideline, while Penn State was stunningly leading 42-10 late in the first half, rest assured those uniforms were being occupied by Nebraska and not Rutgers. And that ...

Penn College basketball teams ranked 13th

Local Sports

Pennsylvania College of Technology men's and women's basketball teams opened their seasons last week going a combined 1-5, all in non-conference games, and in a preseason poll of North Eastern Athletic Conference coaches both teams were ranked 13th. Conference play begins Nov. 29. ...

Lady Lions off to 5-0 start

Local Sports

Penn State’s women’s basketball team forced 20 Central Connecticut State turnovers on the way to an 83-66 victory Monday night at home. Penn State (5-0) seemed to be in control of the game early in the third quarter, but Central Connecticut State (0-4) used a 17-6 burst over the first ...

Scranton Prep’s Luke Johnson breaks up a pass intended for Loyalsock’s Gerald Ross during a playoff game Friday at Williamsport High School. (KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette)

Lancers come up shy of a win in first round of state playoffs

Local Sports

Loyalsock players gathered one last time in the Williamsport end zone Friday night. Some players shed tears, others embraced and others smiled. The common denominator was pride. Loyalsock did not end its game or its season as it hoped Friday. But what a performance it put together. What a ...

KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette
Loyalsock’s Geno Ginoble (59) wraps up a Scranton Prep player on Friday at Williamsport during the Lancers’ PIAA Class AAA first-round playoff game. The Lancers lost, 31-28.

Ginoble made statement in final game with Sock

Local Sports

Geno Ginoble is Loyalsock’s answer man. Anyone who wants to know about the Lancer offseason, simply need ask Ginoble. He was at every offseason weight-lifting session. He was at every offseason work. Ginoble took no days off and epitomized the spirit that made Loyalsock a District 4 ...

Loyalsock reacts well to adversity in first-round loss

Local Sports

A man who normally exudes all the hostility of a ham sandwich was being pulled back to his own sideline by two assistant coaches. He marched up and down the sideline after being pulled off the field having a stern conversation with any official within earshot. Justin Van Fleet has never been ...

Local roundup: MU’s Kelly hits 1,000

Local Sports

Mansfield’s Brielle Kelly became the 17th player in program history to reach the 1,000 point milestone in a 77-73 victory over Seton Hill in women’s basketball on Saturday. Kelly was one of four Mountaineers in double-digit scoring, ending with a season-high 26 ...

Former 2-time national champ Taylor puts on clinic

Local Sports

Former Penn State wrestler David Taylor accomplished a lot in his time with the Nittany Lions wrestling program. He was named a four-time Division-I All-American wrestler and twice was a Division-I national champion. He was part of Penn State’s four consecutive Division-I team wrestling ...

After a 4-6 season, where do Warriors go from here?

Local Sports

I prefaced the question for Lycoming football coach Mike Clark. In the aftermath of a three-point loss to Stevenson to close out a 4-6 season, it probably wasn’t a fair question to ask. And so I prefaced it as such. But more than anything, I was curious, where does the Lycoming football ...