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Mustangs shock D3 champs

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LEBANON — The Midd-West boys soccer team and coach Chris Sauer scored certainly one of the biggests win in school history with a 1-0 victory over Lancaster Mennonite on a windy and raw Saturday in the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 2A tournament. The Blazers, four-time state finalists in ...

Greenwood clubs Sacred Heart

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LANCASTER — After a win in the opening round of the PIAA Class A field hockey tournament that Greenwood coach Kent Houser said was frustrating, things went a lot different in the second round Saturday. This time Houser saw something he didn’t see much of in the first game: ball movement. ...

Penn States grounds and pounds past Wisconsin

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — There were times the past couple of years, even when Penn State was lighting up scoreboards, that the Nittany Lions were accused of having a finesse offense. And defensively, it was OK for Penn State to give up a lot of yards and points, because everyone knew the offense ...

Penn State raises banner, begins chase for another

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State raised its 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championship banner to the Rec Hall rafters Sunday before its season opener against Kent State. Then in the next hour and change, the Nittany Lions made a down payment on another. Based on the Nittany Lions’ results in a 52-3 ...

Trio of teams look to make it to semifinals

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Three area teams remain in contention to win a state championship in either soccer or field hockey with the quarterfinals being played across the commonwealth today. Two of those teams — East Juniata girls soccer and Greenwood field hockey — enter familiar territory, having gotten past ...

Lions’ issues nothing to celebrate

Penn State

Through nine games this season, Penn State has raised more questions than it has answered, and time won’t allow some of those issues to be fully addressed until after the season. A quick check list: ¯ A troubling offensive regression under first-year coordinator Ricky Rahne, which may ...

No. 21 Penn State looking for offensive push vs. Wisconsin

Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State needs more out of its offense or the 21st-ranked Nittany Lions might not get much more out of their season. The team started the year with Big Ten championship and playoff hopes and had averaged 49 points over a 24-3 stretch. But the Nittany Lions have ...

Stevens leads PSU to victory

Penn State

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Lamar Stevens feels like “the guy” now. The Penn State forward has been playing like it for quite a while. Stevens scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Penn State to a season-opening 87-72 win over North Florida on Friday night. “He’s very ...

Linebacker hopeful to stop Taylor

Penn State

UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s easy to see that Penn State’s defense had its hands full last week at Michigan. The Wolverines got off 69 plays and ran past the Nittany Lions — literally and figuratively — for a crushing 42-7 win. All but 17 of those play calls were designed runs, totaling ...

Soothe sore joints and stay active

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Staying active with regular exercise is an important part of overall wellness. But if you’re just getting started, recovering from an injury or dealing with the effects of aging, you might be looking for options that get you in shape without excess stress on the joints. “Exercise, good ...