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A member of Hollidaysburg cries as Bellefonte’s Mallorie Smith (2) hands her flowers in honor of the Lady Tigers’ lost teammate. (For The Express/Tim Weight)

Tigers attempt comeback, but Raiders too strong – Win 8-4

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BELLEFONTE - In just their second game this week, the Bellefonte softball team got its bats going early and was able to keep Hollidaysburg from a late comeback attempt to end the week with a 8-4 win, and a perfect record. Tara Baney and Emily Pugh shared mound responsibilities in the ...

The Williamsport Crosscutters are holding national anthem 
auditions on May 5. The regular season kicks off on June 19. (Photo Courtesy of the Williamsport Crosscutters)

O’ Say Can You Sing? Cutters hold anthem auditions May 5

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The Williamsport Crosscutters will hold auditions for National Anthem performers on Friday, May 5 from 6-8pm at the Community Arts Center during May’s First Friday in downtown Williamsport. All individuals and groups who are interested in performing the anthem prior to a 2017 home game ...

FILE - In this April 24, 2015, file photo, jockey Javier Castellano, right, gets Kentucky Derby hopeful Materiality in front of stablemate Itsaknockout, left, with exercise rider Ezequiel Perez, during a morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Castellano has won the last four Eclipse Awards as the best jockey in racing, but has never won a Kentucky Derby in 10 career chances. He hopes that changes this year when he rides Gunnevera in the Run for the Roses. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)

Understanding the Derby: The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports

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With the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby only two weeks away, now is a good time to review horse racing information and terminology. The Kentucky Derby is held under the iconic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs, located in Louisville, Kentucky. Churchill Downs is the name of the race track, ...

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LHU Baseball drops two at No. 24 Millersville

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MILLERSVILLE, Pa. – The Lock Haven University baseball team (25-11, 11-7 PSAC East) was edged 3-2 and 2-0 by host and 24th ranked Millersville University (26-12, 10-8 PSAC East) yesterday in a tightly contested Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East doubleheader. Millersville ...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Kessel (81) celebrates his goal with Patric Hornqvist (72) and Sidney Crosby (87) during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5

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PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round series on Thursday night. Bryan Rust scored twice for Pittsburgh, Phil Kessel added his ...

The Penn State's Christian McSwain competes on the pommel horse against Iowa on March 25, 2017.  The Nittany Lions won 420.400 - 414.000 .  Photo/Craig houtz

Penn State Gymnastics ready for NCAA Championships

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The Penn State men’s gymnastics team is in search of its nation-leading 13th National Championship Friday, April 21-Saturday, April 22 at Army West Point. The Nittany Lions will compete in session I with the first event slated for 1 p.m. The top three teams of session I and session II will ...

Penn State's Tori Dubois (9) during the game with Bucknell.  The Nittany Lions earned a two-game sweep of in-state foe Bucknell Wednesday, April 19, 2016 in a mid-week non-conference contest at Nittany Lion Softball Park and Beard Field.

Photo by Mark Selders

Penn State Softball ready for B1G Series against Rutgers

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The Penn State softball team continues it 2017 home slate with a three-game Big Ten Conference series against the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers Friday, April 21-Sunday, April 23. The Nittany Lions will play a 6 p.m. game today before a 5 p.m. start due to the Blue/White Football game on ...

Josie Dersham (right) of Central Mountain High School slides against Altoona High School. The Lady Wildcats defeated Altoona, 9-6. (The Express/Spencer McCoy)

Lady Wildcats win slugfest over Altoona High School, 9-6

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MILL HALL - Despite a few rain showers and cold temperatures, the spirits of the Central Mountain softball team never deflated as the team defeated the visiting Altoona Mountain Lions, 9-6. The win improves the Wildcats’ record to 7-1 overall, while Altoona dropped down to 3-6 overall. ...

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Central Mountain’s “Bunny Walk”

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Central Mountain football players recently volunteered at the KCSD #KeystoneCares “Bunny Walk” held at Don Malinak Stadium. The team members greeted families, handed out tickets for each lap completed, drew winning tickets, and handed out prizes to all of the winners. #KeystoneCares is a ...

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LHU Baseball sweeps Lincoln; hits 25-win mark, most since ‘02

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GARNET VALLEY, Pa. – The Lock Haven University baseball team (25-9) swept host Lincoln University (5-30), 7-0 and 9-1. Lock Haven won game one 7-0 after pitchers Tom Cockill (Plymouth Meeting, Pa./Mercer Community College) and Tyson Petersheim (New Holland, Pa./Garden Spot) threw a combined ...

Junior Matt McCutcheon holds the National Champions Trophy after Nittany Lions scored a school record 146.5 points to claim the programs seventh NCAA title at the 2017 NCAA Div I Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Photo by Mark Selders

Three Nittany Lions Earn National All-Academic Laurels

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Three members of head coach Cael Sanderson’s Penn State wrestling team have been named to the National Wrestling Coaching Association (NWCA) National All-Academic Team. Individual NCAA National Champions Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa.), Jason Nolf (Yatesboro, Pa.) ...