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Novelty hasn’t worn off for MLB players at LLWS

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By MITCH RUPERT For The Express Josh Bell made the mistake of stopping to sign one autograph. Kids swarmed around the Pittsburgh Pirates' hulking first baseman sticking baseballs, hats and pens in his face to sign. He was only halfway from the parking lot to the hospitality room at the ...

South Korea’s Yang doesn’t allow hit

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By LUKE LAUBACH For The Express Here is a closer look at South Chungcheong, South Korea's 4-0 win over Willemstad, Curacao on Sunday at Volunteer Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Third basemen Deshandro Tromp from Curacao made a leaping catch with runners on the corners and two outs to keep ...

Elmora Little League has grown under Abbate since 1999

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By CHRIS MASSE For The Express Ralph Abbate usually starts slowing down when mid-August hits. The long-time Elmora Youth Little League board member has immersed himself in the league over the last three decades, serving as league president and now treasurer while running an informative web ...

Kelley living LLWS dream for the third time

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By CHRIS MASSE For The Express Rick Kelley began his Little League coaching career 40 years ago. He spent the first 35 years dreaming about someday coaching in the Little League World Series. He now is living that dream for a third time. Kelley helped Bowling Green East Little League ...

PSU: Justin Shorter hopes to explode for Nittany Lions

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By CORY GIGER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- If you're looking for one breakout player this year for Penn State, the one guy who could erupt out of nowhere with a huge season, wide receiver Justin Shorter very well may be your best bet. Shorter caught all of three passes last ...

PSU football: Reid poised to lead secondary

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By NEIL RUDEL For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK – Expect cornerback John Reid to be one of Penn State’s defensive leaders and a candidate for a 2019 captain’s role. The fifth-year senior cracked the starting lineup as a true freshman in 2015 and has more career starts (27) than ...

Teaching and Hooping

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By SCOTT BAKER For The Express Gentle giant off the court and monster on it. The 2010 Central Mountain High School graduate and standout big man basketball player, Harley Sellinger is still hooping. Sellinger, originally from the Blanchard area is currently living and teaching in South ...

Hawaii back to try to defend Little League title

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By DAVID ECKERT Associated Press SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Hawaii sits behind all but 10 U.S. states in population, but when it comes to the Little League World Series, it’s become America’s hottest team. Since 2005, the islands have claimed three LLWS titles, the most by any ...

LHU swim coach Phil Hurley announces resignation

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University head swimming coach Phil Hurley has announced his resignation from LHU after two full seasons as head coach. Earlier today, he was named the head women's swimming coach at NCAA Division I Saint Francis in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Prior to being named ...

Central Mountain athletics: Expectations and impressions

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By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com They say that you only get one opportunity to make a first impression. A young man meets a young lady and he gets one chance to make that impression a good one. When meeting her parents, the impression better be much greater than good. A ...

QB Clifford ready to take over new-look Penn State team

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By TRAVIS JOHNSON The Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sean Clifford always planned to be Penn State’s starting quarterback. The opportunity came sooner than even he expected. Clifford has huge task in replacing Trace McSorley, but he sounds and looks the part. “This is the ...

BASEBALL: Rule change removes 13-year old athletes

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By CHRIS MASSE For The Express Some of the world's best Little League players will continue making outstanding plays, delivering outstanding pitching performances and collecting key hits. But there will be a striking difference between this Little League World Series and the others fans ...

Micah Parsons growing into star for PSU defense

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By CORY GIGER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry stuck his head in the door briefly during media day last week and shouted, "Stop talking about Micah!" It was a comical moment during one of the many discussions that day about Micah Parsons, this ...

Steelers return to practice while grieving loss of coach

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LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Gray, rainy skies and a subdued, sparse fan turnout made for a fitting setting Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Steelers returned to practice for the first time since the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. Drake, a longtime NFL and college assistant, was found ...

Local runner shatters Eastern States 100 Ultrathon record

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FROM STAFF REPORTS Mill Hall native Wesley Atkinson broke the Eastern States 100 Ultrathon record Saturday with a time of 18:23:47. Atkinson’s time broke previous record holder Devon Olson’s time (20:30:36), by nearly two hours. The Eastern States 100 is a 100-mile mountain trail ...

LHU Football’s revamped staff is different but familiar

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By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express Lock Haven University football opens up training camp this weekend. As the program prepares for its fifth season under the leadership of head coach Dave Taynor, there will be some different names on his coaching staff. Five assistants from the 2018 staff, ...

Making Micah: Parsons primed to be Penn State’s next star LB

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Micah Parsons could hardly wait to see his face on the massive video board atop Beaver Stadium. He imagined how cool it would be to hear 107,000 fans roar when he was announced as a starting linebacker for Penn State — ...

Steelers’ T.J. Watt seeks to build on breakout season

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By DAN SCIFO Associated Press LATROBE, Pa. — Personal stats don’t mean much to Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt. The 24-year-old was happy to earn a trip to the Pro Bowl during a breakout second season, but he also wanted to make the playoffs with the Steelers. This ...