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Jersey Shore’s 2013 team turned program around and set standard for success

Before the Jersey Shore coaches could assess a sluggish first-half performance, senior Utoa Agae-Naipo already had taken charge. Top-seeded Shikellamy led Jersey Shore, 14-0, in the 2013 District 4 AAA semifinals. It wasn’t a terrible showing, but it was mediocre. Agae-Naipo delivered a ...

PSU women opened season with a victory

STATE COLLEGE — The Penn State women’s basketball team used a balanced offensive attack to secure an 84-45 season-opening victory over Coppin State on Wednesday night inside the Bryce Jordan Center. Seven Nittany Lions finished with eight or more points as freshman Tova Sabel led the ...

Bulldogs know Thomas Jefferson is a tough team to beat

If Jersey Shore wishes to capture the PIAA Class AAAA championship Saturday over last year’s champion Thomas Jefferson, the Bulldogs will need to get out to a fast start offensively and force turnovers on the defensive side of the ball. The 10-0 Bulldogs are set to meet the 9-1 Jaguars on ...

Jersey Shore’s success means a lot to coach Tom Gravish

When the time expired at the conclusion of Jersey Shore’s 39-35 victory over Lampeter-Strasburg on Friday night, it was nothing but smiles and joy coming from the Jersey Shore sideline. The Bulldogs, a team that had four wins from 2009-2012, had just punched their ticket to the PIAA Class ...

Jersey Shore’s Karter Peacock returned in state semis

Fighting a hamstring issue since Week 2, Karter Peacock encountered more pain last week when he injured his elbow at practice. Still, Peacock knew that if he could walk he was playing come Friday. The reliable defensive tackle had missed the last seven games, but was not watching the biggest ...

James Franklin is still seeing effort from Nittany Lions

The following are the highlights of James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference. MAIN STORYLINE The Nittany Lions are treading uncharted waters at 0-5 for the first time in program history. Penn State is the first team to begin a year with five straight losses after being ranked in the Top ...

7 Jersey Shore girls players named to HAC all-star team

Jersey Shore had seven players receive HAC-1 all-star honors in girls soccer. The league released its all-star teams Monday. No Central Mountain players were honored. Devon Walker (forward), Rita Fisher (forward), Aubrey Sechrist (midfield), Madison Maihle (defense) and Elizabeth Fishel ...

Jersey Shore’s Branden Wheary was efficient as usual in semifinal

After securing the team’s 11th win of the season and punching a ticket to Hersey for the PIAA AAAA championship, Jersey Shore quarterback Branden Wheary struggled to find words to explain the way he felt. The senior quarterback had just posted another solid performance for the Bulldogs in ...

A look at the key plays that helped Jersey Shore win in the state semifinals

Counting kickoffs and punts, Friday’s epic Jersey Shore vs. Lampeter-Strasburg Class AAAA Eastern Final featured 165 plays. Had just one of the many big plays Jersey Shore made gone the other way, the game’s outcome likely would have been reversed. That in mind, the following is a look at ...

Penn State notebook: Sargent was huge for Iowa vs. PSU

STATE COLLEGE — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 41-21 loss to Iowa on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: PLAY OF THE GAME: On third-and-1 from the PSU 49 midway through the second quarter, Will Levis made an errant pitch to Keyvone Lee, who couldn’t hold it. Iowa ...

Big Ten unveils 2020-21 schedule in women’s basketball

STATE COLLEGE — The Big Ten Conference unveiled the 2020-21 women’s basketball schedule Monday afternoon, which features 20 regular-season conference contests. Penn State tips off the 2020-21 season Wednesday with a 6 p.m. non-conference contest against Coppin State at the Bryce Jordan ...

Jersey Shore’s 4-minute offense helps send it to state title game

LANCASTER—With a four-point lead and the ball, Jersey Shore was faced with a crucial third-and-7 with just over a minute left in the PIAA class AAAA semifinals against Lampeter-Strasburg on Friday night. Conventional wisdom said to take the conservative approach and dial up a running ...

Offensive line at head of Lions’ long list of issues

STATE COLLEGE—If you can’t make a yard, you don’t deserve to win. That old football axiom was on full display Saturday as Penn State’s 41-21 loss to Iowa was unfolding. With the Nittany Lions down 10-7 in the second quarter, they faced third-and-1 at their 49. Did they go under ...

Penn State falls to Iowa and drops to 0-5 for first time in school history

STATE COLLEGE -- For the first time in their history, the Nittany Lions are 0-5. Penn State was drubbed by Iowa, 41-21, Saturday at Beaver Stadium, and it's suddenly looking like a real possibility that the Nittany Lions could actually go through the season without a win. For the ...

Jersey Shore headed to 1st state final with victory over Lampeter-Strasburg

With a four-point lead and the ball, Jersey Shore was faced with a crucial third-and-seven with just over a minute left in the PIAA class AAAA semifinals against Lampeter-Strasburg Friday night. Many coaches would have selected the conservative approach in the situation and dialed-up a run ...

Iowa’s strength is where Penn State is looking for answers

As Penn State attempts to crack the win column for the first time this season, it finds an opponent in which James Franklin has dominated. That’s right, Franklin is 4-0 against Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes, the No. 1 series resume item CJF has since taking the Penn State job in ...

Jersey Shore a win away from playing in PIAA Class AAAA final in football

For the second consecutive year, Jersey Shore finds itself one win away from the coveted state championship game at Hersheypark Stadium. Coach Tom Gravish —who guided Jersey Shore to a perfect 10-0 record up to tonight’s PIAA Class AAAA semifinal game against Lampeter-Strasburg — says ...

Jersey Shore is motivated to be the best

If a Jersey Shore athletics team reaches a state tournament, the school district supplements a meal at some point along the road trip. When Jersey Shore football defeated Bishop Shanahan for its first-ever state tournament victory last fall, Domino’s Pizza was the selection. When Jersey ...

4 Bellefonte athletes sign LOI to play in college

BELLEFONTE — For four Bellefonte student-athletes, it was a very special week. On Wednesday evening at the the high school cafeteria, a quartet of student-athletes signed their letters of intent to play at the next level. Three signed for baseball and one for softball. Seniors Bobby ...

Central Mountain boys basketball coach Tyler Bardo, players patient for season

Just as many other coaches and athletes are actively adapting to scheduling implications caused by COVID-19, Tyler Bardo and the Central Mountain boys basketball team are being patient throughout the process. Bardo, who is set to begin his fourth season as coach of the Wildcats, has prepared ...