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Former Nittany Lion Tim Shaw delivers ‘perspective’ to PSU players

He had spent many hours of his life on the grass at Beaver Stadium. On this day, Tim Shaw was going to need a little help to get out to the 50-yard line. So the former Penn State linebacker had two Nittany Lions seniors lock arms with him. Brendan Mahon had his left and fellow […]

8 Comments - 12:51 pm

Encore, encore: Barkley, Penn State thump Nebraska

STATE COLLEGE — Three touchdowns, 224 total yards and another major school record later, Saquon Barkley wouldn’t confirm it was his last performance at Beaver Stadium. But the star running back did make one thing clear after Penn State’s 56-44 shredding of Nebraska on Saturday. “I’ve got two games left,” Barkley said. “I’m playing in […]

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Nebraska limps into Happy Valley for Penn State’s senior day

Until last month, it was the largest crowd to fill Beaver Stadium. Fifteen years ago, Penn State hosted No. 8 Nebraska under the lights and made the nation take notice with a 40-7 romp of the Cornhuskers. That was the last time Penn State beat Nebraska. And for the Huskers, it was the start of […]

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Penn State’s Mike Gesicki continues his long road toward the NFL

Mike Gesicki’s physical routine before the 2016 season was well-documented. The Penn State tight end stayed after practice every day during the offseason to hit the blocking sled and catch passes. But off the field, he did the same sort of repetition to help from a psychological standpoint. “I had goals and aspirations,” Gesicki said. […]

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A potential final home game awaits Penn State’s Saquon Barkley on Saturday

It wasn’t something Saquon Barkley was willing to think about. At least not to discuss it publicly. Though he won’t have his name called before Saturday’s game against Nebraska, it will almost certainly be Barkley’s final game in Beaver Stadium as the NFL and a projected first-round draft selection awaits in the spring. “That’s not […]

8 Comments - 11:49 pm

Nittany Lions knock off the rust, cruise past Rutgers 35-6

STATE COLLEGE — As the second quarter began, he was more animated than usual. Which, for Marcus Allen, is saying something. Coming off of two straight losses, the fiery Penn State safety took every opportunity to hammer Rutgers players and pump up his fellow defenders, who found themselves facing a first-quarter deficit for the first […]

8 Comments - 11:23 pm

Penn State regroups as improved Rutgers hits Happy Valley

In hindsight, Penn State was set up for a letdown last week. According to their coach, the Nittany Lions struggled to bounce back from a 39-38 loss to Ohio State and then fell short again the following game, falling 27-24 at Michigan State. “I don’t think we got over the Ohio State game quick enough,” […]

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Nittany Lions hunting for physical edge up front against Rutgers

He was talking about the pass rush at the time. But it could have applied to any number of topics on James Franklin’s mind. “It’s not one specific issue,” the Penn State coach said. “It’s not one specific concern. It’s a lot of things.” Following the Nittany Lions’ second straight loss on Saturday, Franklin made […]

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Penn State wideout DeAndre Thompkins continues evolving

Because of how things ended, DeAndre Thompkins’s first career 100-yard game won’t be what most remembered. Nor the trickier-than-it-looked 70-yard touchdown catch that gave Penn State the lead. Because the Nittany Lions lost to Michigan State, it will be the catch Thompkins didn’t make that will stick out. A fourth-and-3 slant that hit off the […]

8 Comments - 7:01 pm

Penn State taking calm approach into season’s final stretch

It may have just been the frustration talking. But shortly after suffering a second straight loss on Saturday, James Franklin delivered a caution. “It’s going to be boring interviews from now on,’’ the Penn State coach told reporters. “You guys aren’t gonna like it.’’ Tuesday proved quite the opposite. As the Nittany Lions look to […]

8 Comments - 7:55 pm

Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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