Senior WR/DB Cade Fortney (12) of Bellefonte High School runs for a huge gain against Tyrone High School. The Red Raiders won 49-14. (The Express/Phil Mapstone)

Bellefonte Red Raiders dominate Tyrone High, 49-14

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BELLEFONTE - Two legendary programs met Friday night in Bellefonte as both still were hoping for post season aspirations when Tyrone battled Bellefonte. Despite a strong defensive stand on the first two plays, the Red Raiders were just too much on this night. The Red Raiders did not look ...

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Jersey Shore's Kyle Tomb (45) follows two blocks into the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter.

Shore avoids upset alert, beats Montoursville 29-13

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MONTOURSVILLE - As David Tomb wiped tears from his eyes it became apparent this was no ordinary win. The Jersey Shore starting two-way lineman and so many past and present Bulldogs never experienced anything but frustration at Montoursville’s Memorial Stadium. Finally, Tomb and Jersey Shore ...

0-10 in 2016, Bucktail now over. 500 in 2017 at 3-2

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RENOVO - In a game that came down to attrition and just pure will, the Bucktail Bucks improved to 3-2 on the season in a game that lasted just under three hours and saw the Bucks finish with just 14 players after a 48-27 slugfest with St. Joseph’s Academy. It was a night that will be ...

GAMEDAY: No. 4 Nittany Lions open B1G at Iowa

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UNIVERSITY PARK - Fourth-ranked Penn State (3-0, 0-0 B1G) hits the road for the first time this year, traveling to Iowa (3-0, 0-0 B1G) to open its 25th season of Big Ten football Saturday. Traveling to Iowa City for the first time since 2012, the Nittany Lions head into unfamiliar territory ...

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Pittsburgh. The Steelers play the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

Steelers try to remain unbeaten, avoid letdown against Bears

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By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Pittsburgh Steelers’ record is perfect. Their play is not. They come into Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears not scoring the way they envisioned or forcing turnovers the way they would like. “No one is going to be ...

Eagles host West Chester in home opener

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By JAYSON MOYER For The Express LOCK HAVEN-After spending the first three weeks of the season on the road, the Lock Haven University football team (0-3) will host West Chester (2-1) in their home opener on Saturday at 2p.m. at Hubert Jack Stadium. The Bald Eagles are coming off a 33-7 ...

8th grader Gino Serafini exists the woods at the beginning of the race vs. Hollidaysburg and Dubois last week behind Central Mountain Middle School.

Middle School Feeders: CM Volleyball and XC Getting a Boost

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By SCOTT BAKER MILL HALL-Trying to gain a competitive advantage in today's sports world is a difficult thing to accomplish. In volleyball, like in most sports, trying to win a match is a real challenge. Imagine trying to win a volleyball match with one hand ...

Central Mountain’s offensive and defensive lines go at it during a Wildcat practice on Wednesday. CM hosts Clearfield tonight at 7 p.m.

CM Wildcats look to continue momentum, take out Clearfield

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By SHAREIK FLOWERS MILL HALL - Last week's overtime loss to Bellefonte might've added another defeat in the loss column for Central Mountain, but the team exited the contest knowing it could compete with solid football teams. Central Mountain's offense totaled just ...

BEA schools help hurricane victims

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WINGATE — One of the flags in front of Bald Eagle Area High School proclaims, “BE A Kind Person.” BEA had a chance to emulate that virtue two weeks ago. Elaine Winger of Texas taught in Bald Eagle Area School District until 2016, when she moved back home, to the Houston area. During ...

Idle Steelers LB James Harrison ‘just doing what I’m asked’

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison spent last weekend standing on the sideline waiting for a call that never came. The NFL’s oldest defensive player didn’t take the field for a single snap during Pittsburgh’s 26-9 win over Minnesota in Week 2, the ...

Penn State head coach James Franklin, right, shakes hands with stadium volunteers as the team arrives to take on Georgia State in an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

Penn State’s James Franklin looks toward the Hawkeyes

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UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State has a big game this week at Iowa in the Big Ten opener, and James Franklin talked about the challenges Tuesday, but not until after he addressed what he termed “field goal-gate” from Saturday’s 56-0 win over Georgia State. The fact that the coach had to ...

Pat Rudy selected to NFHCA Hall of Fame

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GILBERT, Ariz. - The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) has announced its 2017 Hall of Fame Class and Lock Haven University head coach Pat Rudy is part of that class, which was announced today (Wednesday, Sept. 20). Former Bryn Mawr head coach Jenepher Shillingford and former ...

Nittany Lions in the NFL: Week Two

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UNIVERSITY PARK - A total of 28 Penn State football alumni are populating the active rosters of 20 National Football League teams. The Nittany Lions annually are among the top 20 programs nationally in producing players in the NFL. Each week throughout the year, has provided ...

Central Mountain High School’s Sloane Tressler (10) bounces the ball off of her knee against Midd-West High School. They lost 4-0. (The Express/Shareik Flowers)

Wildcats suffer 4-0 loss to Midd-West High School

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MILL HALL - Central Mountain’s offense is in a slump. Heading into Wednesday’s matchup against Midd-West, the Wildcats failed to produce a score in its previous two games. That drought continued yesterday as they were defeated by the Mustangs, 4-0. “We had a plan going into today and ...

Front to back: Central Mountain golfers and PHAC Champions Logan Fisher, Chase Confer and Bryon Carey practice their tee shots. (The Express/Scott Baker)

Central Mountain Golf wins PHAC Championship

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A steady coach and confident. A veteran performer or two. A crew of young guns. PHAC Champs! That is the make-up and result of the efforts of the 2017 Central Mountain Wildcat Golf Team. Coach John Lodek established for his team the goal of being PHAC champions at the beginning of pre-season. ...


The Express Athlete of the Week

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Senior running back/wide receiver Cade Fortney (12) of Bellefonte High School has been named The Express Athlete of the Week after having 10 carries for 118 yards and two touchdowns - including busting for a 70-yard run for a touchdown - against Central Mountain High School last Friday night in ...

Colegrove named PSAC Player of the Week

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LOCK HAVEN - Freshman Shane Colegrove (Athens, Pa./Athens) of the Lock Haven University men’s soccer team has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Player of the Week. Colegrove shares this week’s honors with Gannon’s Mathias Krigbaum. Colegrove paced LHU to a ...