New Central Mountain High School Lady Wildcats soccer head Coach Cole Black poses with his assistant coach, former CM standout Johnna Garbrick.

Central Mountain girls’ soccer has new leadership

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By SCOTT BAKER For The Express MILL HALL - Familiar faces, new places… well, kind of. The Central Mountain Lady Wildcat Soccer program will be under new direction this season. Long time CM soccer Coach Abe Stauffer stepped down from the helm of the girls program at the end of ...

Lock Haven’s Jacob Rembold sprinting down the lane in the 25 yard freestyle for a second place finish. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

Lewisburg Gators swim past Lock Haven Loggerheads

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LOCK HAVEN - When the Lewisburg Gators walked into Lock Haven University’s Zimmerli Pool this past Wednesday night, they about sucked out all of the oxygen, literally. Their team was almost twice the size of Lock Haven’s (74 to 42) and with all of their swimmers, the air became pretty ...

Parent meeting for Central Mountain football

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Parents of any Central Mountain student in seventh through 12th grade interested in playing football should plan to attend an informational meeting at Malinak Stadium, July 26 at 6 p.m. Call Coach Renninger for more information at 570-295-2083.

Penn State’s Barkley named to Walker watch list

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UNIVERSITY PARK - Junior running back Saquon Barkley (Coplay, Pa.) is among the candidates selected to the Doak Walker Award watch list for the nation’s top running back. This is Barkley’s second watch list appearance this summer with a berth on the Maxwell Award list. Penn State’s lone ...

The Keystone (Juniors) team huddles after suffering a 10-7 loss to Sayre in the opening round of the Sectionals tournament. (THE EXPRESS/SHAREIK FLOWERS)

Crazy journey for Keystone ends, loses to Sayre 10-7

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NEW BERLIN - After battling in a nine inning 7-7 thriller halted due to darkness on Wednesday, the Keystone All-Stars (Juniors) went on to drop the opening Sectionals matchup in ten innings,10-7. The suspended game resumed at the tenth inning yesterday. “It didn’t go our way today and you ...

Keystone’s Brady Myers (18) throws a pitch in yesterday's little league baseball game. Keystone defeated Selingrove, 11-9, to advance in the Sectionals Tournament.

Keystone All Stars take out Selinsgrove, 11-9

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By KENNY VARNER For The Express BEECH CREEK- And the beat goes on. Less then 24 hours from their last appearance on the baseball diamond, the Keystone 9-11 year olds went up against a very tough opponent in Selinsgrove Friday at Beech Creek. It was a shoot out in Beech Creek as both ...

Former LHU runner to coach at Lycoming

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A two-time team captain at Lock Haven University, Katie Sick is set to begin her collegiate coaching career with the Lycoming College cross country program in 2018, first-year head coach Kip Hoffman announced on Friday, July 21. A letterwinner in cross country, indoor ...

Sidney Crosby bringing Stanley Cup back to Nova Scotia

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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his province. In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School, Crosby said he would hoist the trophy in the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth as part of an annual civic ...

Penn State’s head coach James Franklin (left) and quarterback Trace McSorley (right) were each named to preseason watch lists. (Photo courtesy of Penn State football)

Penn State’s McSorley and Franklin selected to watch lists

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UNIVERSITY PARK - Junior quarterback Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va.) claimed a spot on two watch lists today, landing among the candidates for the Davey O’Brien Award, given to the nation’s top quarterback, and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented to the nation’s top quarterback ...

Altoona Curve infielder Kevin Newman swings his bat against the Harrisburg Senators on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Altoona Curve)

Late inning surge fuels Curve past Senators, 3-2

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ALTOONA - The Altoona Curve broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly from Kevin Newman and went on to beat the Harrisburg Senators, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Curve (49-45) took two of three games in the series against the ...

Crosscutters’ Scheiner named Player of the Week

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Cutters infielder Jake Scheiner has been named the UPMC Susquehanna Player of the Week for the week of July 10 - July 16. For the week, Scheiner led the Cutters with a .313 average and 4 extra base hits including a home run. He currently ranks 3rd in the league in doubles (7). Scheiner ...

Phillies total season-high 20 hits beat Marlins 10-3

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MIAMI — Daniel Nava tied a career high with four hits and the Philadelphia Phillies had a season-best 20 hits Wednesday to beat Miami 10-3 and win a road series for only the third time this season. Nava singled in each of his first four at-bats, drove in two runs and hiked his average to ...

The value of the off season

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(Editor’s Note: Welcome to Coach Scott Baker’s inaugural ‘Walkin’ the Sidelines’ column in The Express. Scott will share his insights and advice to players, coaches and fans with this new column appearing in your community newspaper every other week on Wednesdays. And don’t miss ...

Scott Baker: Why I write

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This past April, upon the completion of a basketball season that saw Central Mountain win a District 6, Class 5A championship, I resigned from my position of head coach of the Wildcat boys’ program. It was a position that I had held for 16 seasons. This marked at least the temporary ...