Loyalsock falls to Lancaster Catholic in PIAA football playoffs.

December 6, 2009 Jake Felix

SHAMOKIN - Alex Jackson wandered through snow-covered Kemp Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon and offered encouragement to his dejected players - some on one knee with heads buried in hands and others sobbing. Words were difficult to muster, but the coach showed strength similar to what his team displayed for 48 minutes against the top-ranked Class AA team in the state.

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2009 NTL All-Star Selections.

December 2, 2009 Ed Weaver

Travis Chesla, Colin Eby, Dakota Roof, and Aaron Lamphere lead the 2009 NTL All-Star Selections.

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Loyalsock District 4 AA football champs.

November 29, 2009 Chris Masse

LEWISBURG - One play after splitting two defenders and connecting with Frankie Pagana on a 32 yard completion, Loyalsock quarterback Stephen Stopper dropped back again and looked for his dependable receiver.

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Loyalsock wins at Hughesville in District 4 AA semis.

November 21, 2009 Chris Masse

HUGHESVILLE - Ten weeks ago, Loyalsock failed to score any points despite invading Hughesville territory seven times and lost, 21-0.

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Lewisburg headed to first District 4 AA final.

November 21, 2009 Mitch Rupert

TOWANDA - Todd Tilford never envisioned this chapter of Lewisburg's football season.

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Muncy routed at Shenandoah Valley in EC final.

November 21, 2009 N/A

SHENANDOAH - Forty-eight minutes of football erased more than a year of frustration and heartbreak for the Shenandoah Valley football program Friday night.

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Lewisburg secures first 10-win season since 1984.

November 15, 2009 Chris Masse

LEWISBURG - When Nate Brown started talking about a recurring theme at Lewisburg, an eavesdropper probably thought he meant the Green Dragons winning, something they have done six straight times.

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Canton falls in EC playoffs.

November 15, 2009 Brian Fees

CANTON - It took very little time to see what Shenandoah Valley's game plan was in Saturday's Eastern Conference playoff game at Canton.

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Muncy moves on in Eastern Conference.

November 14, 2009 Marion Valanoski

SHAMOKIN - Scott McLean hopes his team learned a lesson following Muncy High School's 21-14 Eastern Conference Class A Semifinal victory over Lourdes Friday at Leo A. Mulhall Stadium.

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Towanda tops Troy to move on.

November 14, 2009 Al Robinson

TOWANDA - The Towanda Black Knights broke open a close game in the final minute of the first half and completely shut down the Troy Trojans after the intermission to post a 35-7 victory in the first round of the District 4, Class AA football playoffs Friday night. The top-seeded Knights ran their record to 11-0 and set up a second round meeting on home turf next weekend against the winner of Saturday afternoon's matchup between Montoursville and Lewisburg.

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Lancers cruise, anticipate Spartan rematch.

November 14, 2009 Jake Felix

DANVILLE - Loyalsock's Stephen Stopper still returns kicks and shows signs that made him one of the elite running backs in the area during the first part of the high school football season.

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Hughesville beats Athens, keeps season alive.

November 14, 2009 Chris Masse

HUGHESVILLE - Blaine Johnson remembers his freshman year when he and his teammates set out an ambitious path they hoped would end with a memorable senior campaign.

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Montgomery shut out at Line Mountain.

November 14, 2009 N/A

MANDATA - Line Mountain took care of business early Friday, thanks in large part to Joey Hukill, and set up another District 4 Class A championship date with Southern Columbia with a 46-0 romp over Montgomery at Eagle Stadium, but the win may have come with a big price.

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Loyalsock drops Shamokin at home.

November 8, 2009 Jake Felix

Loyalsock entered Friday night knowing what was at stake, even if its head coach tried to channel his best Joe Paterno throughout the week. A win guaranteed the Lancers a berth into the District 4 Class AA playoffs, while a loss left them scrambling in search of scores from teams behind them in the district standings.

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Montgomery beats South for first playoff spot since 2001.

November 8, 2009 Chris Masse

MONTGOMERY - The players heard Randy Boone's message so many times it became a mantra.

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