Neil Rudel on Penn State: Franklin-USC rumors will continue

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There’s a definite subplot that has developed to the Penn State football season. And that’s whether James Franklin is coaching his final team in Happy Valley. Since USC fired Clay Helton on Monday, Franklin’s name has been widely speculated to be among the most likely successor. Some ...

Central Mountain falls in overtime to Williamsport

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Field turf pellets stuck to Riley Bower’s face as sweat poured through his red jersey. The Williamsport linebacker looked like he had just survived a 15-round heavyweight fight. So did his teammates and so did Central Mountain players. Time after time both teams took times forcing the ...

No. 10 Penn State to draw on crowd against No. 22 Auburn

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STATE COLLEGE — Sean Clifford’s confidence has grown with each play this fall, and Penn State’s quarterback is about to get a big ego boost. It’ll come from the more than 107,000 fans who’ll pack Beaver Stadium on Saturday night for a rare Big Ten-SEC regular-season showdown between ...

Local roundup: Central Mountain girls tennis defeats Williamsport

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The Central Mountain girls tennis downed Williamsport, 4-1, Thursday. Kati Kwiatek, Clare Long and the duos of Ellie Gundy/Bree Weaver and Teresa Temple all won in their respective divisions. Jersey Shore swept its doubleheader against Milton by winning both matchesm 5-0. Winners in singles ...

BEA soars past Huntingdon

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HUNTINGDON – For the second straight week, the scoreboard operator had a busy Friday night punching in Bald Eagle Area touchdowns. Just a week after posting 50 in a win over North Penns-Mansfield, the Eagles offense got right back to work en route to a, 42-0, win over Huntingdon. ...

Jersey Shore girls soccer falls to Montoursville

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If you glance at the shot chart for Thursday night's game for Montoursville, there weren't many spots that the Warriors weren't firing from. Near the 6-yard box, inside the 18, outside the 18, down the sidelines, near the goal line. If Montoursville's players got a chance to fire, they didn't ...