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John Ford (24) of Lock Haven University runs against the defense of Kutztown University in a 55-26 loss. (The Express/Phil Mapstone)

Culver, DiGalbo power Kutztown to win over Lock Haven University

LOCK HAVEN — The Kutztown University football team got their offense rolling right off the bat Saturday afternoon, and didn’t slow down as the Golden Bears defeated Lock Haven 55-26 at Hubert Jack Stadium. Saturday’s contest against Kutztown marked only the third home game of the season ...

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard (21) during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. The Steelers won 29-14. (AP Photo/Fred Vuich)

Steelers shut down Bengals to pull away for 29-14 victory

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns, Le’Veon Bell added 192 total yards and Pittsburgh’s defense dominated the Cincinnati Bengals in the second half of a 29-14 victory on Sunday. The Steelers (5-2) relied on their stars to take the lead and then on ...

Hall rushes for 3 TDs, Pitt knocks off Duke 24-17

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke twice thought it had Pittsburgh pinned deep in its own end of the field. Both times, that became prime scoring position for Darrin Hall. Hall rushed for career highs of 254 yards and three touchdowns, including two long ones before his go-ahead 4-yarder with 10:48 to ...

Army holds off Temple 31-28 in overtime

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Thrust into the spotlight for the first time, sophomore quarterback Kelvin Hopkins keyed Army to a most improbable victory. Trailing by seven points against Temple with time winding down in the fourth quarter, Hopkins guided the Black Knights on a 14-play, 79-yard scoring ...

Senior WR/S Trevor Hanna (21) of Central Mountain High School tackles his opponent from Hollidaysburg High School. The Wildcats lost the contest, 52-18. (The Altoona Mirror/Tim O'Brien)

Central Mountain Sports Week In Review (October 16-October 22)

MILL HALL — There were some wins. There were some losses. There were traffic jams and senior night celebrations. District playoffs and final games. As the fall sports season entered its final stage last week, a lot happened. For most that is. The golf team was finished for the season, but ...

Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs. Kershaw, Dodgers

Big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander. Playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner. A pair of 100-win teams for the first time in nearly a half-century. Hollywood Walk of Fame vs. Texans who wear the star. A little extra Magic, plus Nolan back in the fast lane. This is one ...

No. 13 Notre Dame hammers No. 11 Southern California, 49-14

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Coach Brian Kelly expected 13th-ranked Notre Dame to win big against No. 11 Southern California. He even wrote it down on a piece of paper in the locker room before the game. “I said if we didn’t win really big, I would be disappointed,” he said. He wasn’t ...

LHU Football to host Kutztown today at 1:00 PM

SETTING THE STAGE: The Lock Haven University football team is set to host Kutztown University on Saturday, October 21 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division action. Kickoff at Hubert Jack Stadium is set for 1 p.m. LHU enters the game at 1-6 overall and the Bald ...

GAMEDAY: No. 2 Penn State, No. 19 Michigan set for primetime

UNIVERSITY PARK - Back from a restful bye week, No. 2 Penn State football (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) returns to Beaver Stadium, set to host No. 19 Michigan (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) in a Penn State White Out Saturday. The Nittany Lions and the Wolverines will meet in a primetime matchup set for 7:30 p.m. ...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, right, chats with Penn State head coach James Franklin before an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa. A day short of exactly one year since the victory against Ohio State, the Nittany Lions have another white out scheduled and another Big Ten power visiting for a nationally televised game. The difference this time is it will be no upset if No. 2 Penn State beats No. 19 Michigan on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File0

No. 2 Penn State faces No. 19 Michigan with high stakes

This team is back. That team is back. The practice of proclaiming that a struggling traditional college football power has returned to elite status after a big win is fraught with false steps. The truth is that a return to glory can rarely be narrowed down to a single game. But if there ever ...

Pitt, Duke look to reverse slumps in ACC Coastal matchup

DURHAM, N.C. — Both Pittsburgh and Duke can take solace in one thing: One of them has to win Saturday. The Panthers visit the Blue Devils in a matchup of slumping Coastal Division teams. Duke (4-3, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) has lost three straight while Pitt (2-5, 0-3) has lost five of ...

Conor Sheary lifts Penguins past Florida Panthers, 4-3

SUNRISE, Fla. — Conor Sheary scored a power-play goal with 2:53 left to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. Sheary backhanded the puck past James Reimer. Evgeni Malkin had a goal and an assist, and Sidney Crosby and Carter Rowney also ...

Irving, Horford lead Celtics past 76ers for 1st win

PHILADELPHIA — Boston had an opening week it would love to do over: Gordon Hayward, its prized free-agent signing, was lost to a gruesome injury, and the Celtics lost their first two games. On the ropes against a 76ers team looking to prove “The Process” is more than a catchphrase, ...

STEELERS

Steelers LB Vince Williams fitting right in “Blitzburgh”

PITTSBURGH — The coaches at Florida State didn’t ask Vince Williams to get after the quarterback during his career with Seminoles, so he didn’t. That doesn’t mean the Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker didn’t want to. It just wasn’t part of the job. It is now. Then again, ...

Bellefonte High School’s Cade Fortney gets tackled by Chestnut Ridge High School’s Dalton Seese (75) in the Lions’ 41-21 win on Friday. (Bedford Gazette/Sam Shuss)

Bellefonte falls on the road to Chestnut Ridge High School, 41-21

By Tony Montreal For The Express FISHERTOWN — With only two games to play before the start of the playoffs, both Chestnut Ridge and Bellefonte looked to keep the momentum rolling as each team had six-game winning streaks heading into Friday night’s game. It was a ...

Jersey Shore takes out rival Bald Eagle Area, 31-7

WINGATE- Jersey Shore's explosive offense rightfully gets its due respect, but their defense is often overlooked. Jersey Shore's defense surrendered under 200 yards, forced eight three-and-outs and three turnovers to power the Bulldogs to a 31-7 victory over Bald Eagle Area. Save for two long ...

Hollidaysburg takes out Central Mountain, 52-18

HOLLIDAYSBURG - A fiery crash on Route 80 Friday afternoon delayed the arrival of the Central Mountain High School football team by more than an hour, but the waiting game didn't tax the Golden Tigers' patience. "Sometimes things don't go as planned in life," Hollidaysburg coach Homer ...

LHU looks to rebound at home against Kutztown Golden Bears

By JAYSON MOYER For The Express LOCK HAVEN- Coming off a 34-21 defeat at Millersville, the Lock Haven University football team will return home and host Kutztown at Hubert Jack Stadium on Saturday at 1p.m. The Marauders put up over 400 yards of total offense en-route to the victory, ...

PHIL MAPSTONE/FOR THE EXPRESS
Central Mountain seniors were honored in a pre-game ceremony. Kneeling left to right are Pamela Gunsallus, Maegan Miller, Makenna Bittner and Rachel Kibler.  Standing left to right are Jada Dauberman, Madison Myers, Kelsey Buckwalter, Maddie Bashore, and team managers Aimee Zimmerman and Matthew Marasco.

Wildcats fight hard, but fall to tough DuBois Beavers team

MILL HALL - On a night where the Central Mountain volleyball team had its last home game of the season, the Lady Wildcats left everything they had on the court as they gave a once beaten DuBois team fits before finally falling, 3-0, Thursday night at the Wildcats' gym. Though the scores of ...