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PIAA moving back its team wrestling tournament

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The PIAA Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone the Team Wrestling Championships until after the individual state tournament which is scheduled to finish March 13. The move came as the state’s governing body for high school sports tries to give as much opportunity for ...

Penn State’s season more about playing, less about results

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One of the oldest sayings in sports goes like this: It’s not whether you win or lose but how you play the game. In the case of the 2020 Penn State football team, the final part of that saying could be changed to “that you played the game.” The record book will say 4-5 — the Nittany ...

Nittany Lions opt out of bowl game

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Penn State’s season is over. The Nittany Lions buried Illinois, 56-21, Saturday at Beaver Stadium, their fourth consecutive win after an 0-5 start, and an hour later announced they will be bypassing a bowl bid. The decision was made by the players and “fully supported” by coach James ...

Penn State cruises past Illinois in college football, 56-21

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Penn State's season is over. The Nittany Lions buried Illinois, 56-21, Saturday at Beaver Stadium, their fourth-straight win after an 0-5 start, and an hour later announced they will be bypassing a bowl bid. The decision was made by the players and "fully supported" by coach James Franklin ...

Central Mountain names new athletic director

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Steve Hafele has been named as Central Mountain’s new athletic director. Hafele takes over for George Bidwell, who has been the interim athletic director for Central Mountain. Hafele was a health and physical education teacher at Central Dauphin High school prior to accepting the position ...

Jersey Shore football has 14 players on HAC all-star team

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Jersey Shore and Central Mountain had a handful of players named to the Heartland-Division I football all-star team, which was released Thursday. The Bulldogs — who reached the PIAA Class AAAA championship game against Thomas Jefferson — had 14 athletes honored, including the HAC Overall ...

Penn State football excited about its recruiting Class of 2021

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Penn State revealed its football recruiting Class of 2021 on Wednesday afternoon which features 15 incoming players from seven states and one from Ontario, Canada. Of the 15, four are from Pennsylvania and four are from Michigan. While there's talented scattered throughout – all are at least ...

Penn State recruiting challenged by pandemic

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The following are the highlights of Penn State coach James Franklin’s Tuesday press conference. The Nittany Lions host Illinois on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (FS1). MAIN STORYLINE With Penn State set to reveal its 2021 recruiting class with the early-signing period beginning today, Franklin ...

Nittany Lions’ winning streak built on internal leadership

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There are many reasons for the Nittany Lions’ three-game win streak that they’re riding into Big Ten “Championship Week.” But the biggest is internal leadership. While most watching from the outside of Penn State’s program believe the players have sacrificed enough and are fine ...

Penn State wins third straight by defeating Michigan State

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As the season is winding down, Penn State is rolling. The Nittany Lions used a strong second half and overwhelmed Michigan State, 39-24, Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. The win was PSU's third straight after opening the season 0-5 and marked the Lions' first home victory of ...

PIAA releases statement about winter sports

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Less than 24 hours after Gov. Tom Wolf announced the suspension of all extracurricular activities until Monday, Jan. 4, at his Thursday press conference, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association released a statement on the suspension. The governor’s mitigated measures were due ...

All games, practices delayed until Jan. 4

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Gov. Tom Wolf announced during a press conference Thursday afternoon new mitigation measures regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Among them was an announcement that affected high school and youth sports in the Commonwealth. The measures means there will be no high school or youth sports in ...

Kopysciansky, a CM grad, earns Centennial Conference honors

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Vincent Kopysciansky, a 2019 Central Mountain graduate and current member of the Susquehanna University football team, was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll. He is recognized as one of two sophomores representing the SU football program. Kopysciansky is a sophomore ...