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Standing left-to-right are Central Mountain trainers  Matt Pyle and Liz Evarts. Matt has been with CM for seven years now, while Liz has been at CM  for 11 years.

Matt and Liz: Central Mountain trainers provide top-notch care for athletes

By SCOTT BAKER Sbaker@lockhaven.com Mention the names Matt and Liz to a Central Mountain athlete or coach and there will be no need to clarify by giving a last name. No, they are not the next set of high school sweet hearts nor are they an old married couple. Rather, they are the ...

Lock Haven University’s junior Tamia Roach was named to the A-10 Preseason All-Conference Team. (Photo of LHU Field Hockey)

Roach tabbed Preseason All-Conference; LHU picked 5th

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – The Lock Haven University field hockey team was picked fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll and junior Tamia Roach was named to the A-10’s Preseason All-Conference Team. Lock Haven earned 43 points and checked in at No. 5 in the rankings, just ...

LHU Women’s Soccer adds Matthew McCormick

LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven University women’s soccer team and second-year head coach Kathy Brown are pleased to announce that Matthew McCormick will join the program as a graduate assistant coach. McCormick comes to The Haven after graduating from Wheeling Jesuit in the spring of 2017 ...

LHU Volleyball adds Kelsey Schmader as asst. coach

LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven University volleyball team and second-year head coach Shannon Gerencir are delighted to announce that Kelsey Schmader will join the program as a graduate assistant coach. Schmader joins the coaching staff after graduating from LHU in the spring of, 2017. She ...

LHU WXC picked 4th in PSAC Preseason Poll

LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven University women’s cross country team was picked fourth in the 2017 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Last season, the Bald Eagles finished fourth at the PSAC Championships and fifth at the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region ...

Saquon Strong: Penn State’s Barkley lifts himself to top

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Saquon Barkley bobs his head to Drake’s “Started at the Bottom” as he stands over a barbell loaded to 380 pounds. The Penn State running back takes a step back and adjusts his shorts before bending down and taking a firm grip on the bar with both hands. With his ...

PSU Football Seats for Servicemembers Ticket apps being accepted

UNIVERSITY PARK - Active duty, guard and reserve military, veterans, and fallen and Gold Star families are now able to apply online for complimentary-donated tickets to the Penn State—Rutgers game on Saturday, Nov. 11 as part of the Seats for Servicemembers program at Penn State’s Military ...

LHU Men’s Cross Country picked 2nd in PSAC Preseason Poll

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University men’s cross country team was picked second in the 2017 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Bald Eagles, a perennial conference, regional and national power, sit behind only Shippensburg, the defending ...

Steelers holdout Bell hints at Sept. 1 return in Tweet

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers star Le’Veon Bell has suggested on Twitter that he will return to the team on Sept. 1, the day after Pittsburgh’s final preseason game. Bell hasn’t signed his franchise tender and has been holding out through training camp. Responding to a fan Tuesday night ...

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) carries against the Buffalo Bills during the second half of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Bell has suggested on Twitter that he will return to the team on Sept. 1, the day after Pittsburgh’s final preseason game. Bell hasn't signed his franchise tender and has been holding out through training camp. Responding to a fan Tuesday night, Aug. 22, asking when he plans to end his holdout, Bell wrote "9-1-17" and added a wink. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

Call me maybe? Roethlisberger wants to hear from Bell

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger has a request for Le’Veon Bell: hit me up. The Pittsburgh quarterback expects to make his only preseason appearance on Saturday night when the Steelers host Indianapolis, but his bigger concern is when Bell is ready to show up to work. The All-Pro ...

SPIKES

Scott Hurst wins NYPL Player of the Week Award

Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Monday that State College Spikes outfielder Scott Hurst has been named the New York-Penn League’s Player of the Week for the week of August 14-20, 2017. Hurst earned the honors after racking up four multi-hit games during the Spikes’ road ...

AUTO RACING ROUNDUP

The Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions made a swing through Central Pennsylvania over the weekend and the PA POSSE had four straight wins, concluding on Sunday night at Susquehanna Speedway with Greg Hodnett standing in victory lane. At Williams Grove on Friday night, Danny Dietrich ...

Free Spikes Tickets Available for ticket holders

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State men’s basketball season ticket holders can enjoy a night at the ballpark this month with free tickets to an upcoming State College Spikes baseball game. The Spikes, a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, are partnering with the Penn State Athletics ...

State budget holds up area bus service

LOCK HAVEN — August is drawing near its end, and there is still no bus service in town. Things seem to be lined up locally for a pilot project that would provide daily bus service in the Lock Haven area, as well as service to Jersey Shore and Williamsport. The hold-up is on the state level, ...

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Local youngsters witness solar eclipse at Penn State

It was a perfect day for an astronomical phenomenon on the campus of Penn State University and three local youngsters were among those witnessing the solar eclipse from the observation deck at Davey Planetarium yesterday. Gavin Morris, 11, left and also above at left, Aine Rossman, 12, above ...

Penn State football reveals 2017 team captains

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State football head coach James Franklin announced that seniors Marcus Allen (Upper Marlboro, Md.), Tyler Davis (St. Charles, Ill.), Grant Haley (Atlanta, Ga.) and DaeSean Hamilton (Fredericksburg, Va.) and junior Saquon Barkley (Coplay, Pa.) will join senior Jason ...

Another four hits for Hurst, but Spikes fall, 5-3

AUBURN, NY - Scott Hurst became just the second player in State College Spikes history to record back-to-back four-hit games, but the Auburn Doubledays came back to beat the Spikes, 5-3, on Sunday afternoon at Falcon Park. Hurst is now 10-for-11 at the plate over his last 11 at-bats ...