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Love tips off Barkley for Fiesta

Penn State

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Saquon Barkley and the Penn State offense will face quite a challenge against Washington’s top-ranked run defense in the Fiesta Bowl, but Barkley was able to get a bit of a scouting report from another one of the nation’s elite running backs. “I talked to ...

McSorley proves himself as Nittany Lions’ quarterback

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — People have doubted Trace McSorley all along, yet he has done nothing but prove them wrong every step of the way. McSorley was a four-year starting quarterback in high school, reached the state title game all four years and won it three times. But he wasn’t offered a ...

Patients Sanders waits for chance to shine at PSU

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Miles Sanders came to Penn State as the No. 1 running back recruit in the nation, but he hasn’t had many opportunities to play the past two seasons behind superstar teammate Saquon Barkley. “I just had to be patient,” Sanders said. “I got real humbled when I first ...

Juniata changes for the better

Local Sports

MILLERSTOWN — Halftime adjustments can either make or break a team coming out of the locker room. On Friday night, it was Juniata that was able to make those adjustments by finding its hot shooters out of the break. Chloe Zendt scored seven points and Josie Swartz knocked down a pair of ...

Huskies on the money in victory

Local Sports

WILLIAMSPORT — After playing on a minutes restriction due to an injury in her first two games back against Cumberland Valley and State College, it was time for Rylie Rittenhouse to take off the training wheels and make her way back into the starting lineup for the first time this season ...

SCHOLASTIC SPORTS

Local Sports

COCOLAMUS — A second half surge of offense carried East Juniata over Bald Eagle Area, 27-23, in a nonleague girls basketball game Friday. The Tigers outscored the Eagles 17-13 in the second half after being tied at 10 apiece at halftime. Carly Beaver led the Tigers with seven points. The ...

Holiday hoops, more set to be unwrapped after Christmas

Local Sports

The holiday season is here, and with it brings a number of tournaments that area basketball and wrestling teams will participate in. There won’t be much down time following Christmas for three basketball teams — Mount Union’s boys and girls teams and the East Juniata girls are set to ...

Scott’s 3-pointer at buzzer lifts Rider over PSU

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Nazeer Bostick may have made a bold proclamation that inadvertently became bulletin board material on Friday night. Rider coach Kevin Baggett reached for his marker and whiteboard where he scrawled the Penn State guards’ words toward the Rider bench during warm-ups ...

Ex-Penn Stater Gress dies at 26

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Penn State offensive lineman Adam Gress has died, the school confirmed Friday. He was 26 and would have turned 27 on Dec. 29. Gress played for Penn State from 2009 through 2012 and developed into a starting tackle for three games his final season. He was a native of ...

State College pinned by Mifflin County

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — After falling to rival State College last season despite holding an 18-point lead, it’s not hard to imagine why the Mifflin County wrestling team came out roaring to go Thursday night. The Huskies used pins in seven bouts to top Mid-Penn rival State College, 46-29, inside a ...