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Local Soccer Player Krista Heckman awarded All-American Status

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FROM STAFF REPORTS Former Central Mountain soccer player and senior forward for Grove City College, Krista Heckman, earned United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III All-America honors, becoming the first All-American in the 27-year history of Grove City women’s soccer. Heckman earned ...

PSU Wrestling dominates Arizona, 41-3

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By ANDY ELDER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — For the 6,676 fans who packed Rec Hall on Friday night for No. 15 Arizona vs. No. 1 Penn State, one question rose above the many that provided the backdrop for the nationally televised dual meet. Who’s the best 174-pounder in NCAA ...

Brady, Roethlisberger square off at Heinz Field on Sunday

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By MIKE SHALIN Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady had no reason to believe Ben Roethlisberger’s injury last week would keep him out of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. And it won’t. The Pittsburgh quarterback injured his ribs in the loss at Oakland, left ...

Steelers, Patriots smarting heading into showdown

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — No pregame talk of a potential playoff rematch by Mike Tomlin. No real implications for home-field advantage in the AFC. Not much hype either, at least not the kind that typically accompanies a meeting between the New England Patriots and ...

Rams need rebound effort when ailing Eagles visit Coliseum

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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES — The Philadelphia Eagles’ recent struggles aren’t providing any comfort to the Los Angeles Rams. The NFC West champions have a few problems of their own for perhaps the first time this season. With three losses in their past five ...

Disappointment last year driving Central Mountain’s Shreffler

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Johnny Shreffler couldn’t hide his smile. Winning his first Tom Best Memorial Top Hat championship was exactly the reason he’s put in the work he has leading into his final season at Central Mountain. Coming off his first trip to the state tournament, the senior 120-pounder wants to make ...

Jersey Shore swimmers open season vs. Danville

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The Jersey Shore High School swimmers opened up their season with a tough matchup against Danville, as both the boys and girls lost. But Jenna Brooks, their head coach, believes the season looks bright. “This is the largest team I have had as head coach in Jersey Shore,” said Brooks. ...

LHU Wrestling set for Sunday dual at rival Bloomsburg

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LOCK HAVEN — The No. 15 Lock Haven University wrestling team is set to make the short trip east on Interstate 80 to take on archrival Bloomsburg University in an important Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) dual on Sunday, December 16 at 1 ...

Bellefonte Red Raiders get 50-43 victory over Tyrone High School

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BELLEFONTE — Trailing 35-31 entering the fourth, the Red Raiders knew they needed a spark. So on Tyrone’s first possession, Bellefonte’s Caleb Rockey recorded a highlight-reel block, setting up a Nick Fisher three pointer to inch Bellefonte within one point of evening the contest. The two ...

Penn State University Football season ticket renewals underway

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Football season ticket renewals for the 2019 campaign will be available starting Tuesday, Dec. 11 by visiting www.GoPSUsports.com/accountmanager or calling 1-800-NITTANY, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nittany Lion season ticket holders will be able to view and pay ...

Blackledge selected to Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame

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UNIVERSITY PARK – Former Penn State quarterback Todd Blackledge is one of the 10 members in the second Allstate Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame class, it was announced today. The class will be inducted at the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl on January 1 in New Orleans. Blackledge guided the Nittany Lions ...

ESPN set to broadcast Penn State at Michigan

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ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday afternoon that the Thursday, Jan. 3 Penn State men’s basketball game at Michigan will be broadcast by ESPN. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. The Nittany Lions and Wolverines will meet twice during 2018-19 with Penn State ...

Philadelphia Eagles search for answers in season gone wrong

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PHILADELPHIA — Explaining what went wrong a day after another frustrating loss left the Philadelphia Eagles on the brink of elimination was a difficult exercise for coach Doug Pederson. Why didn’t he go for a 2-point conversion and the win? Why try a quarterback option on ...

LHU’s Foltz named Academic All-American; four earn All-Region

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LOCK HAVEN — Four Bald Eagles were named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division 2 Women’s Scholar All-East Region Team and Junior Marah Foltz (Mountville, Pa./Hempfield) was named to the Division II Academic All-American First Team. Junior-forward Haleigh Swam (Westminster, ...

LHU’s Leidy named PSAC Freshman of the Week

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LOCK HAVEN — Freshman guard Taylor Leidy (Juniata Valley, Pa./Juniata Valley) of the Lock Haven University women’s basketball team has been named this week’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Freshman of the Week by the conference office. This is Leidy’s ...