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Mifflinburg defeats Jersey Shore in girls basketball, 44-36

Jersey Shore had a difficult time maneuvering through Mifflinburg's zone defense Wednesday night as the Bulldogs fell, 44-36, to the Wildcats to move to 1-2. Brooke Catherman scored a game-high 17 points for Mifflinburg to go along with two blocks and a steal. Wildcats coach Kris Shuck said ...

Damian Williams propels Shore boys basketball past Selinsgrove

Damian Williams dominated inside for Jersey Shore on Tuesday night as the Bulldogs picked up their first win following an 0-2 start. Williams' performance was highlighted by a 10-point second quarter as the junior ended the night with 17 points and 13 rebounds in Jersey Shore's 64-55 victory ...

Local roundup: Jersey Shore girls swimming tops Bloomsburg; boys lose

The Jersey Shore girls swimming team defeated Bloomsburg, 81-71, while the boys lost, 85-48. Meaghan Keegan won two individual events in the 100 fly and 100 breast and helped the 200 free relay team win in 2:19.52. Keegan won the 100 fly by seven seconds and 100 breast by 19 seconds. Abby ...

Unstoppable Tide: Alabama routs Ohio St for national title

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air and Alabama players ran to the sideline to grab their championship hats and T-shirts. It’s a rite of passage if you have played for the Crimson Tide ...

Bellefonte falls to DuBois in season opener after 10-month layoff

After taking a 10-month break, basketball made a return to the area Friday night. A slow first quarter offensively, one filled with turnovers, hurt the Raiders as Bellefonte fell, 64-60, to DuBois. Junior guard Nick Way led the Raiders in scoring with 14 points. Junior Blair ...

Shore goes 1-2 at MACC Quad

MONTGOMERY — It wasn’t easy for Crock Herman and the Jersey Shore wrestling team to get prepared so quickly for Saturday’s MACC Quad at Montgomery. After three weeks off, the Bulldogs were a little sluggish in the opener of a three-match day. But even after a 1-2 performance, Herman ...

Bellefonte falls to Dubois in opener

BELLEFONTE – A slow first quarter offensively, one that was filled with turnovers, hurt the Raiders as Bellefonte fell 64-60 to Dubois Friday night. Junior guard Nick Way led the Raiders in scoring with 14 points on the night while junior Blair Eckley-Jones added 12 of his own for ...

Penn State receiver Jahan Dotson confirms he’ll return

From staff reports With this busy offseason of player movement, Penn State got some good news Thursday with the announcement that standout receiver Jahan Dotson will return for another season. Dotson, who was weighing whether to enter the NFL Draft, confirmed his plans on Twitter. The ...

Tom Elling on wrestling: Wrestling is back in the area

Wrestling is back! At least for a while and with several modifications. While I don’t have the abbreviated schedules for the area teams, I will bring those you as the season unfolds. You have probably read or heard that the number of pre-competitions have been reduced for this season ...

Penn State football adds fourth transfer

The Penn State football roster turnstile keeps moving, with transfers coming, several Nittany Lions seeking other opportunities and new recruits on the horizon. According to Twitter and internet reports, the Lions have added four transfers in the past week — Temple defensive end Arnold ...

Maddie Burke’s 7 treys not enough for Penn State women’s basketball

STATE COLLEGE — Freshman Maddie Burke drilled seven 3-pointers and graduate student Kelly Jekot recorded a double-double, but the Penn State women’s basketball team couldn’t slow down the nation’s second-best scoring offense as No. 14 Maryland claimed a 96-82 victory in Big Ten action ...

Nittany Lions fall to Indiana in overtime in men’s basketball

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Penn State men’s basketball team overcame a 12-point deficit at Indiana in the waning minutes of regulation to force overtime, but the Nittany Lions eventually dropped a tough road contest, 87-85, Wednesday night at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The Nittany Lions ...

School sports can return to practice Monday

Interscholastic and youth sports can resume in-person practice and competition beginning Monday morning as previously planned, Gov. Tom Wolf announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon. Wolf announced the mitigation efforts put into place on Dec. 12 to help slow the spread of COVID-19 ...

17 area players named to PFN all-state team

Seventeen area players and Jersey Shore coach Tom Gravish were all honored on the Pennsylvania Football News All-State football team over the weekend. The PFN all-state team is nominated and selected entirely by coaches from around the state. This year, more than 200 coaches responded to ...

Express all-star football team

The 2020 high school football season was one like no other. Despite various cancellations and setbacks this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a memorable one for many of the teams in the area. Here is the 2020 All-Express football team. QUARTERBACK BRANDEN WHEARY, JERSEY ...

CM boys, girls preparing for start to season

The winter sports season is set to start Jan.4, which is when Gov. Tom Wolf’s suspension of youth and interscholastic sports is set to expire. The PIAA announced Tuesday it is reducing the number of required preseason practices from 15 to 10 prior to competition. The change was made in ...