Jeff Carter had a pair of goals, Sidney Crosby scored on a nifty backhand shot in the second period to reach the 30-goal mark for an 11th season and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2. Crosby moved into a tie with Hall-of-Fame center Mario Lemieux for the most 30-goal seasons in Penguins history. Even more, Crosby’s the first player in league history to post a 30-goal campaign at 18 years old and again when he was 35-plus, according to NHL Stats. Jake Guentzel also scored and Bryan Rust added an empty-netter for the Penguins, who snapped a four-game slide. J.T. Compher and Devon Toews had goals for the Avalanche.
Justin Harmon and Trey Woodbury each scored 17 points and Utah Valley advanced to the NIT semifinals in Las Vegas with a 74-68 victory over Cincinnati. Utah Valley will play in the NIT semifinals for the first time in program history on Tuesday night against UAB. The Wolverines have won seven of eight games to improve their program record for wins. Aziz Bandaogo, the WAC defensive player of the year, added 15 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks for Utah Valley, which is the top shot-blocking team in the nation with 237. Tim Fuller had 12 points and nine rebounds and Le’Tre Darthard scored all nine of his points in the second half. Landers Nolley II scored 23 points for Cincinnati.
MIFFLINBURG — A hot start to the season continued for Mifflinburg’s baseball team, which rolled to a 9-0 nonleague victory Monday over Loyalsock at Mifflinburg Area Intermediate School.
Notre Dame is finalizing a deal to make Penn State’s Micah Shrewsberry its new men’s basketball coach, two people with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Team USA fielded a World Baseball Classic roster brimming with All-Star names from Trea Turner to Mookie Betts to Mike Trout. Despite its plethora of talented hitters, Team USA didn't bring the same pitching talent to the tournament, which culminated in the Americans being outpitched and outmatched in a 3-2 loss to Japan in Tuesday night's championship game.
LEWISBURG — On the heels of a sensational four-game series at Navy over the weekend, Bucknell junior shortstop Anthony Sherwin has garnered a pair of weekly honors. The Pittsburgh native has been selected as the Patriot League Player of the Week and the Bison Athlete of the Week after going …
Gio Reyna has been welcomed back to the U.S. national team by Tim Ream, one of the group’s senior players, after the family of the young midfielder sparked a feud with Gregg Berhalter that left the coach’s future uncertain. After Berhalter used Reyna sparingly at the World Cup, Reyna's parents notified the U.S. Soccer Federation of a 1992 domestic violence involving Berhalter and the woman he later married. Gio Reyna is among 24 players picked by interim coach Anthony Hudson ahead of CONCACAF Nations League games. Ream says “what’s happened with Gio in the past is in the past.”
LEWISBURG — One of the catalysts of some of Bucknell’s all-time greatest men’s basketball teams is returning home. John Griffin III, a 2008 Bucknell graduate, has been selected as the 22nd head coach of the Bison men’s basketball program, director of athletics and recreation Jermaine Truax a…
LEWISBURG — A productive day by Derek Gessner helped Lewisburg’s boys lacrosse team get off to a strong start, and finish strong as the Green Dragons posted a 14-4 Central Susquehanna Lacrosse Conference win over Mifflinburg on Tuesday.
It’s a new year, but the Lewisburg boys tennis team is expected to be tough once again as the 2023 season got underway Monday.
WILLIAMSPORT – Posting two stellar performances in a 2-0 week for the Lycoming College women’s lacrosse team, sophomore Katie Maguire and junior goalkeeper Zoe Stauffer swept the MAC Freedom Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors, the conference office in Annville announced on Monday.
LEWISBURG — With five straight-set victories, Lewisburg’s boys tennis team got the year started off right on Monday as the Green Dragons took a 5-0 Heartland-I victory over Central Mountain.
LEWISBURG — An outstanding day by Matt Reish helped Lewisburg’s boys lacrosse team start the season on a high note with a 10-4 nonleague win over Wyoming Area on Saturday.
Dylan Disu had a season-high 28 points and Texas advanced to its first Sweet 16 in 15 years with a 71-66 victory over Penn State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The second-seeded Longhorns made just one of 13 shots from 3-point land. Disu turned this one into a mid-range game. He went 5 for 5 over the final 4 1/2 minutes and grabbed 10 rebounds for good measure. Texas will play the Pittsburgh-Xavier winner on Friday in the Midwest Region semifinals. Camren Wynter scored 16 points for Penn State.
Markquis Nowell scored 23 of his 27 points after halftime, helping Kansas State beat Kentucky 75-69 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The win sends the third-seeded Wildcats to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2018. And it came thanks to a series of big shots that finally pushed them through in a tight game. Ismael Massoud and Keyontae Johnson hit two huge 3s late for Kansas State. Oscar Tshiebwe had 25 points and 18 rebounds for sixth-seeded Kentucky.
Cornell’s Yianni Diakomihalis became the fifth Division I wrestler to win four national titles and Penn State won its 10th team title in 12 years on Saturday at the NCAA Division I wrestling championships, with former President Donald Trump in attendance for the evening session. Diakomihalis defeated Ohio State’s Sammy Sasso 4-2 in the 149-pound final. He joined Kyle Dake, Pat Smith, Logan Stieber and Cael Sanderson — Penn State’s coach — as the only four-time champions ever in Division I. Penn State ran away with the team title, mathematically clinching before the evening session began. The Nittany Lions scored 137.5 points. Iowa finished second with 82.5 points and Cornell placed third with 76.5.
EXETER — Meadowbrook Christian contained Addison Kilmer and, in doing so, the Mountain View offense for 30 minutes of Saturday afternoon’s Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class A state quarterfinal girls basketball game.
LEWISBURG — It came down to the last turn as Lewisburg’s Kimberly Shannon looked to close out Thursday’s PIAA Class AA Swimming Championship with a win in the 500 freestyle.
TULSA, Okla. – The Penn State Nittany wrestling team will end day one of the 2023 NCAA Championships sitting in first place in the team race. Head coach Cael Sanderson’s crew won all but three of its bouts on day one and moved a tournament-best seven wrestlers into the quarterfinals.
Andrew Funk had the shooting game of his career on Penn State’s biggest stage in more than two decades. Funk made 8 of 10 3-pointers and scored 27 points in a 76-59 win over Texas A&M for the Nittany Lions’ first NCAA Tournament victory in 22 years. Funk is in his first year at Penn State after transferring from Bucknell. He led the 10th-seeded Nittany Lions to their ninth win in their last 11 games. They next play No. 2 seed Texas in the second round of the Midwest Region on Saturday. It will be the first meeting between Penn State and Texas in men's basketball.
Tosan Evbuomwan and Princeton used a late-game run to earn the school’s first NCAA Tournament win in 25 years, topping No. 2 seed Arizona 59-55. The 15th-seeded Tigers scored the final nine points, holding the Pac-12 Tournament champion scoreless over the final 4:43. Evbuomwan scored 15 points in Princeton’s first tournament victory since beating UNLV in 1998 when current coach Mitch Henderson was a player for the Tigers. Princeton advanced to play seventh-seeded Missouri in the second round of the South Region. The Tigers beat Utah State 76-65.
WILLIAMSPORT — Five Lycoming College student-athletes earned selection to the 2022-23 Winter MAC All-Sportsmanship team, the conference office announced on Thursday.
Arizona State ran up a big halftime lead and scored the most points ever in a First Four game, burying Nevada 98-73. DJ Horne had 20 points and Desmond Cambridge Jr. — a Nevada transfer — had 17 as Arizona State led 53-26 at the half and kept up the pressure on the way to the rout. The first-half output was a season high for Arizona State, which advanced as a No. 11 seed to face TCU in a West Region first-round game on Friday in Denver.
MECHANICSBURG — When Meadowbrook Christian needed a spark to settle down its offense early in the second half of Wednesday’s PIAA Class A second-round contest against Linville Hill Christian, coach Shane Devlin got it from a very familiar source. His daughter, Kailey.
LEWISBURG — On the hunt for another state medal, Lewisburg’s Kimberly Shannon recorded a 2:06.36 in the preliminary race of the 200 free.
MILTON — Meadowbrook Christian’s girls basketball team continues its magical season at 7:30 tonight when it faces District 3 runner-up Linville Hill Christian in a PIAA Class A second round game at Cumberland Valley High School.
WILLIAMSPORT — Senior center Dyson Harward became the first Lycoming College men’s basketball player in 17 years to earn all-district accolades from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, as he earned a spot on the District 4 Second Team, the association announced on Tuesday.
LEWISBURG — The PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships begin today at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium, and several Lewisburg swimmers will be in action during the four-day event.
Purdue’s Zach Edey and Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis have given the Big Ten Conference a third straight year with multiple first-team Associated Press All-America picks. Kansas had a second straight first-teamer in Jalen Wilson. The 7-foot-4 Edey appeared on all 58 ballots as a first-team selection from AP Top 25 voters. He was the lone unanimous pick in results released Tuesday. Houston’s Marcus Sasser and Alabama’s Brandon Miller were also first-team picks. The second team included UCLA's Jamie Jaquez Jr., Kentucky's Oscar Tshiebwe and Gonzaga's Drew Timme. The third team included the Kansas State duo of Markquis Nowell and Keyontae Johnson.
James Bradberry is returning to the Philadelphia Eagles. Bradberry, a second-team All-Pro cornerback, agreed Tuesday to a $38 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team hadn’t announced the signing, said $20 million is guaranteed. Earlier Tuesday, the Eagles and running back Rashaad Penny agreed on a contract, a person familiar with the deal told the AP. That person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because signings can’t be announced until the official start of the league year on Wednesday.
Iowa 125-pounder Spencer Lee has a chance to win his fourth national title this weekend at the NCAA wrestling championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He would join an exclusive club with names that he can recite in just a few seconds. Lee has a 95-5 career record. Thirty-eight of those wins have ended in the first period and include 11 pins in the first minute. He is on a 55-match winning streak. Cornell 149-pounder Yianni Diakomihalis is also pursuing his fourth title. There would be six four-time Division I champions in NCAA history if both accomplish the feat.
Alabama is No. 1 in the final AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll of the season Houston is No. 2 and Big Ten champion Purdue was third. The Big 12 rounded out the top five with Kansas and Texas. Memphis and Florida Atlantic broke into the final Top 25 at the expense of Creighton and Kentucky.
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State head football coach James Franklin has announced the hiring of Deion Barnes as defensive line coach for the Nittany Lions. Barnes spent the last three years on staff as a graduate assistant working with the defensive line.
Select players from Lewisburg, Mifflinburg, Milton and Warrior Run earned spots on the 2022-23 Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference All-Star Teams, which were picked recently by the league’s head coaches.
LEWISBURG — Despite starting the season 2-5, Lewisburg’s boys basketball team still earned a spot in the PIAA playoffs.
HERSHEY — Cade Wirnsberger’s goal has always been to win a state championship and while he finished just short of reaching the top of the podium at the PIAA Class 2A wrestling tournament at the Giant Center on Saturday, the Meadowbrook Christian School senior was philosophical about finishin…
HERSHEY — After the Northeast Regional wrestling tournament Warrior Run wrestling coach Jeremy Betz warned assistant coach Derrick Zechman that their team would probably need a pair of vehicles to transport the Defenders record setting five-wrestler contingent to the PIAA Class 2A wrestling …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before coaching his first game at Georgetown — indeed, his first game as a head coach at any level of basketball — Patrick Ewing acknowledged that his tenure would be judged on one basis: his record.
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