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Penn State rolls past Binghamton

Penn State

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Both the Penn State and Binghamton wrestling teams got what they were looking for Friday night in front of 3,019 fans at the Events Center. The Bearcats got to showcase the interest in their burgeoning program, with a program record number of fans and even more on an ESPN3 ...

Seniors are reason PSU is back

Penn State

Penn State will close out its 2017 home season today against Nebraska. The Nittany Lions are 8-2 overall (5-2 in the Big Ten) and are expected to enter the bowl season riding another two lopsided victories. Penn State is a four-touchdown favorite against a Cornhusker program that limps in ...

Houser, Greenwood set for biggest game

Local Sports

MILLERSTOWN — Greenwood field hockey coach Kent Houser has participated in many big games in his storied career — from Tri-Valley League Championships to District 3 title clashes and PIAA final fours. None are as important as this. For the first time, the Wildcats will try and win a state ...

Blue Knights aim for 7th championship

Local Sports

KINGSTON — There is no shortage of rich field hockey tradition and culture in and around Wilkes-Barre. So it should come as no surprise that a school like Wyoming Seminary, with a long-running history of its own, will be playing Greenwood in the PIAA Class A field hockey championship. This ...

Stevens leads PSU to victory

Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Although his nose was bloodied and swollen, smashed at the bridge and packed full of gauze, Shep Garner was all smiles on Wednesday night. His nose, possibly broken in a collision with a teammate late in Penn State’s 70-57 win over Montana on Wednesday, will ...

Trapper’s dream comes true, from catch to cap

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Now that trapping season is in full swing, I feel this is a great time to share the tale of a furtaking mission recently completed by a very enthusiastic young raccoon catcher. My son, who is now in first grade, loves trying to catch raccoons. From the time I took him out to check our first ...

Archery hunter surprised to learn he harvests 500-pound bear

Outdoors

MOUNTAIN TOP (AP) — Devon Woolfolk didn’t expect to see a bear while he was archery hunting in Rice Township on Oct. 31. In fact, Woolfolk wasn’t anticipating a bear walking in front of his treestand and offering a broadside shot. But just in case the unexpected happened, Woolfolk ...

Conditions right for memorable season

Outdoors

HARRISBURG — An abundance of fall foods will have a huge black-bear population on the move as hunters head out Nov. 18 for the opening day of Pennsylvania’s four-day statewide firearms bear season. Penn’s Woods has been smothered by hard and soft mast this past summer and fall. ...

Barkley patient despite slow run game

Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — When Saquon Barkley walked into the media room after No. 13 Penn State’s win on Saturday, a line of 20 to 25 reporters had already assembled at the front of the room, huddled around the running back’s usual spot. Barkley had to wait for a path to clear before ...

The charm

Local Sports

ELLIOTTSBURG — The third time was definitely a charm for Greenwood field hockey coach Kent Houser. After three appearances in the sport’s final four in his 27-year tenure, Houser and his Wildcats are finally going to the state finals. Greenwood (21-5) defeated familiar foe Newport in ...