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FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Carl Hagelin prepares for a face-off in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Pittsburgh. Hagelin will be a game-time decision to return to the PenguinsÕ lineup for Game 2 against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, April 29, 2017. Coach Mike Sullivan says Hagelin has progressed far enough in his recovery from a lower-body injury to be an option to play for the first time since March 10. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Penguins’ Hagelin a game-time decision for Game 2 vs. Caps

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Carl Hagelin could be bringing his trademark speed back to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup. Coach Mike Sullivan said Hagelin will be a game-time decision to return for Game 2 against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night after ...

Bellefonte’s Emma DeHass swings at a pitch in the Red Raiders’ 6-5 victory over Clearfield High School. Bellefonte is now 11-2 on the season.
(TIM WEIGHT/FOR THE EXPRESS)

Bellefonte Lady Raiders avoid upset, beat Clearfield Bison 6-5

By Alex Wahl For The Express BELLEFONTE-It may have not been in 11 games, but the Bellefonte softball team hanged on to beat the winless Clearfield Bison to secure its eleventh win in 13 games with a final score of 6-5. The win increases the Red Raiders’ record to 11-2, while ...

LHU Softball splits with Clarion in PSAC Central action

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Lock Haven University softball team (24-18, 12-6 PSAC Central) split a home Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Central doubleheader today with Clarion University (7-41, 3-15 PSAC Central). Clarion edged Lock Haven 1-0 in game one, ...

LHU Baseball splits with ESU in PSAC East action

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Lock Haven University baseball team (28-12, 14-8 PSAC East) split a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East doubleheader today with visiting East Stroudsburg (20-19-1, 9-12-1 PSAC East). East Stroudsburg won game one 8-5, but the Bald Eagles responded and ...

Taylor Kerr (21) of Bellefonte High School tags out Maegan Miller (17) of Central Mountain High School. Bellefonte won 1-0 yesterday in baseball action at Mill Hall. (The Express/Spencer McCoy)

Bellefonte takes out Central Mountain, 1-0, in a defensive showdown

MILL HALL - Led by Tara Baney’s seven strikeouts, Bellefonte ended Central Mountain’s nine-game win streak as the Red Raiders defeated the Wildcats, 1-0, in a defensive showdown. “I thought we started out slow,” Bellefonte head coach Fred Caldwell said. “I didn’t think the first ...

The Pennsylvania College of Technology unveiled their new logo 
yesterday to represent the college’s athletic program. (Photo Provided)

Penn College Unveils New Wildcats Athletics Logo

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Pennsylvania College of Technology’s long-standing tradition of bold innovation and institutional pride has a new look reflecting those qualities. The college yesterday revealed a new athletic logo depicting a strong, powerful and proud wildcat. The new mark, created ...

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)

Top Kentucky Derby contenders

With the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby only a week away, it is time to take a look at the likely favorites. Thoroughbred breeders are “Always Dreaming” of screaming an “Irish War Cry” if they breed a “Classic Empire”. These three will likely be the morning line favorites on ...

Central Mountain Lady Wildcats Basketball Camp

Purpose The purpose of the Central Mountain Lady Wildcats Basketball Camp is to provide a fun, basketball-rich learning experience while promoting teamwork and enriching a love of the sport. Campers will receive instruction from the CM Lady Wildcats basketball coaching staff and current, ...

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Williamsport Crosscutters looking to fill summer positions

WILLIAMSPORT - Looking for a fun summer job? The Williamsport Crosscutters may have a solution. The short-season Class A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies is looking to fill dozens of part-time positions at the newly renovated BB&T Ballpark for the 2017 season. Interested ...

Penn State's Cole Miller with head coach Greg Nye during final round play of the Rutherford Intercollegiate at the Penn State Blue Golf Course on the University Park Campus, April 16, 2016.

Photo by Mark Selders

Penn State Men’s Golf set for Big Ten Championships in Maryland

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Nittany Lion men’s golf team is set to compete at the Big Ten Championship April 28-30 at the Baltimore Country Club in Baltimore, Maryland. The par 70, 7,181-yard Five Farms East Course will host the 14-team Big Ten field over the 54-hole tournament with 18 holes ...

Philadelphia Phillies' Michael Saunders (5)  is congratulated by Andrew Knapp after he scored on an RBI triple by Brock Stassi during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Hellickson fine, Phillies top Miami Marlins 3-2 for 6th win in a row

PHILADELPHIA — Just a few bob-and-weaves from the Rocky Balboa statue, the NFL set the stage for the draft that turned a chunk of the city into gridlock for future stars of the gridiron. Lost in the hoopla just a few miles down the road, “Eye of the Tiger” blared again for Philadelphia ...

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Lock Haven Softball set to “Knock MS Out of the Park”

LOCK HAVEN - The LHU softball team’s 2017 season has begun and with the start of each new season, the team begins its quest to Knock MS Out of the Park. This will be LHU’s eleventh year working with the National MS Society in the battle against MS. Over the last ten years that Lock Haven ...

Penn State celebrates a score during their NCAA tournament game with Denver. The No.11 Nittany Lions took on the No.1 Denver Pioneers for a chance of making their first Frozen Four in program history, but were defeated by Denver, 6-3 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.

Photo by Mark Selders

Penn State Men’s Hockey Announces 2016-17 Awards

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Following its most successful season in the brief five-year history of the program, the Penn State men’s ice hockey team announced its 2016-17 year-end awards earlier this week. In total, four team voted awards were handed out including team MVP, the top defenseman, ...

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LHU High School Classic set for Saturday, April 29

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The LHU track and field program is set to host the 2017 LHU High School Classic welcoming 26 high school teams. The meet is scheduled to take part on Saturday, April 29 at LHU’s Hubert Jack Stadium. The field events will start at 12 p.m. and the track events will start ...

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LHU Baseball listed No. 3 in initial NCAA Region rankings

INDIANAPOLIS. – The Lock Haven University baseball team is listed No. 3 in the Atlantic Region in the first set of 2017 NCAA Division II Region rankings. At the end of the regular season and after postseason conference tournaments, the top seven teams in the Atlantic Region rankings will ...

PIRATES

Pirates rookie Ngoepe becomes the first African player to reach majors

PITTSBURGH — Gift Ngoepe was aware of the significance of the moment when he put on his Pittsburgh Pirates uniform for the first time in the regular season. The Pirates recalled the infielder from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, making him the first player from Africa to reach the major ...

FILE - In this March 20, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Penguins' Kris Letang (58) checks Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin (8) off the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh. The Capitals and Penguins are almost unchanged from their playoff meeting a year ago, but the small differences could make a major impact in their second-round series. Pittsburgh doesnÕt have defenseman Kris Letang, while Washington has added depth in center Lars Eller and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk that makes it think it can topple the defending Stanley Cup champions. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Caps, Pens arrive at showdown with key differences from 2016

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins arrive at their latest showdown looking very much like they did a year ago. It’s the little things that might matter most this time around. The Capitals added center Lars Eller and defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk as a direct ...

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Offense surges in second; LHU Lacrosse soars by Millersville

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Lock Haven University lacrosse team (9-7, 6-5 PSAC) broke open a tightly contested Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) contest with visiting Millersville University (7-9, 4-7 PSAC) in the second half and cruised to an 18-7 victory. Lock Haven led 7-3 at ...

Jersey Shore High School’s Timmy Saar (14) throws a pitch against the Central Mountain Wildcats. The Bulldogs took care of business against Central Mountain, winning the game 8-3 yesterday in high school baseball action. (The Express/Spencer McCoy)

Jersey Shore defeats Central Mountain Wildcats, 8-3, in baseball action

MILL HALL - Back in early April, the Bulldogs engaged in a sloppy performance and were dropped by Central Mountain by five runs. In the rematch, Jersey Shore reversed the script and played to its potential as they rebounded to defeat the Wildcats, 8-3. With the win, Jersey Shore boasts a ...

Bald Eagle Area High School’s Garret Barnhart (3) tags out a player from St. Joseph’s at second base yesterday in Wingate. (The Express/Tim Weight)

Defense struggles, Bald Eagles lose sixth straight

WINGATE - The Bald Eagle Area High School baseball squad continued to struggle defensively yesterday as it fell to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy Bulls by a final score of 8-1. The defeat gives the Eagles its sixth straight loss and drops its record to 3-9. Bald Eagle struggled ...