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Jersey Shore loses to Thomas Jefferson in PIAA Class AAAA final

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HERSHEY — The end zone lay 80 yards away. Less than three minutes remained, Jersey Shore was staring at a 14-point deficit against a state dynasty and had gained 25 yards the entire game. And it still came within one play of possibly winning the Class AAAA state championship. Jersey Shore ...

PREVIEW CAPSULE: Jersey Shore vs. Thomas Jefferson

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Jersey Shore road to Hershey: In District 4, beat Mifflinburg, 48-7, and Shamokin, 54-0. In states, beat Crestwood, 26-14, and Lampeter-Strasburg, 39-35. Jersey Shore PPG-38.6, PPA-7.5; YPG-402.6, YPA-170.4 Jersey Shore facts: An eight-season upward climb has led to Hershey where Jersey ...

Time for PSU to look ahead

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Since Penn State has never been 0-5, there’s no reference point in how the Nittany Lions handled that adversity. The closest stretch of futility was the early 2000s when the Lions managed four losing seasons in five years. Joe Paterno wanted a chance to bring the program back and kept ...

PSU women opened season with a victory

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

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

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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

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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 ...

Offensive line at head of Lions’ long list of issues

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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 ...