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Eagles sweep Millersville in home opening doubleheader

Even though it’s still later in the month of March and the temperatures are on the cold side, the Lock Haven University softball team (9-11) came home for the first time in the 2017 season by sweeping the visiting Marauders of Millersville University (11-12) with final scores of 2-1 and 5-2 ...

Benches clear; Bald Eagles and Mounties split double header

It’s not everyday when we see two college programs arguing against each other. However, that’s exactly what happened as the visiting Lock Haven University baseball team (12-4 overall, 2-2 PSAC) took on the home team Mounties of Mansfield University (10-11 overall, 2-2 PSAC) at Lock Haven ...

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Men’s T&F opens season, throwers and PSAC marks highlight the day

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The Lock Haven University men’s outdoor track & field team opened the 2017 outdoor season today at the Jim Taylor Invitational, hosted by Susquehanna University. For the Bald Eagles, the day was highlighted by a strong showing from the men’s throwers and a number ...

North Carolina forward Luke Maye (32) shoots the winning basket in the second half of the South Regional final game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. The basket gave North Carolina a 75-73 win. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Luke Maye hits late jumper shot to lift North Carolina to Final Four

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The North Carolina Tar Heels now are a win away from getting back to a national championship game they narrowly lost a year ago. And this time, they made the last shot. Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to ...

Oregon players celebrate with coach Dana Altman after the Midwest Regional final against Kansas in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Oregon won 74-60. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Oregon beats Kansas Jayhawks 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Oregon lost one of its best players to an injury just before the NCAA Tournament, had to survive two nail-biters to reach the Midwest Regional finals, and then faced a top-seeded Kansas team that had romped to the brink of the Final Four. Of course, the Ducks would rise ...

Nikita Pavlychev (13) of Penn State University celebrates after 
scoring a goal against Denver in the NCAA hockey tournament. (Photo Courtesy of Penn State Hockey)

Nittany Lions knocked out of tourney after 6-3 Denver loss

CINCINNATI - This past weekend was full of firsts for the Penn State men’s hockey team. On Saturday, they competed in their first NCAA tournament game in program history, and many would say they blew the door open. They beat the No. 2-seeded Union Dutchmen, 10-3. The Nittany Lions also tied ...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Tom Kuhnhackl (34) chases the puck into the corner with Philadelphia Flyers' Andrew MacDonald (47) defending in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Flyers score four goals in third, beat Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2

PITTSBURGH — Jakub Voracek and Dale Weise sparked Philadelphia’s four-goal third period and the Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-2 on Sunday night. Jordan Weal scored his fifth goal in the first period and Valtteri Filppula his ninth in the second, then the Flyers broke it open in ...

Oregon forward Dillon Brooks, right, shoots over Kansas guard Lagerald Vick during the first half of the Midwest Regional final of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four Ticket

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oregon lost one of its best players to an injury just before the NCAA Tournament, had to survive two nail-biters to reach the Midwest Regional finals, and then faced a top-seeded Kansas team that had romped to the brink of the Final Four. Of course, the Ducks would ...

Central Mountain shortstop Joselin Dershem attempts to turn a double play after forcing out Mifflin County's Hannah Fitzgerald Friday in Lewistown. (MATT STRICKER/FOR THE EXPRESS]

Central Mountain Wildcats drop season opener to Mifflin County, 9-1

By JOSH YODER For The Express LEWISTOWN — A monster showing of offense in the bottom of the second inning carried Mifflin County to a 9-1 victory over Central Mountain in its opening softball game of the season on Friday. “I feel pretty good about it, I thought our kids did a real nice ...

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) collides with New York Islanders' John Tavares (91) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout

Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout Eds: Islanders 4, Penguins 3, SO. Updates. With AP Photos. By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 ...

Quarterback DeShone Kizer passes during Notre Dame football pro day, Thursday, March 23, 2017, inside the Loftus Sports Center in South Bend, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP)

QB Kizer interested in best spot, not highest draft pick

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer is more interested in landing in the right situation than being taken high in the NFL draft. “The number means absolutely nothing. I just want to be put into the right position that’s going to allow me to win,” Kizer said ...

Dallas Green managed the Philadelphia Phillies to their first world championship in 1980. He died on Wednesday at age 82. (AP Photo)

Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre. “I was a 20-game winner,” he would joke, “it just took me five years to do it.” Instead, it was in another role where the imposing, 6-foot-5 Green really made noise. “When you think of big, with ...

State College to receive 2016 NYPL champions rings in Florida

STATE COLLEGE, PA — Several members of the State College Spikes’ 2016 New York-Penn League championship team will receive their rings on Sunday in Jupiter, FL. The ring presentation ceremony will take place prior to the St. Louis Cardinals’ 1:05 p.m. Spring Training game against the Miami ...

Brady’s Super Bowl jerseys returned to New England Patriots

BOSTON — Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots. The FBI in Boston announced that jerseys worn by Brady during this year’s Super Bowl and the 2015 Super Bowl were returned to Gillette Stadium Thursday. Brady’s 2017 jersey went missing from the ...

Bald Eagles split home opening doubleheader, snap 9-game winning streak

By Alex Wahl For The Express If we hear teams jumping and screaming, balls hitting metal bats, and balls hitting the empty cornfield in the back, that can only mean one thing: it’s time for Lock Haven University baseball. That was exactly what happened yesterday as the Lock Haven ...

North Carolina guard Joel Berry II (2) moves past Butler guard Tyler Lewis in the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament South Regional semifinal game Friday, March 24, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

North Carolina coasts past Butler, 92-80, to reach Elite Eight

MEMPHIS (AP) - Joel Berry II scored 26 points and Justin Jackson added 24 as top-seeded North Carolina moved to the Elite Eight with a 92-80 victory over Butler in the NCAA South Region on Friday night. Luke Maye recorded his first career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds, helping ...

LHU Baseball Schedule Change: Saturday’s DH moved to Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University baseball team’s scheduled Saturday (March 25) doubleheader at Mansfield University has been moved to Lock Haven because of unplayable field conditions at Mansfield. Despite playing on LHU’s field, Mansfield will be the home team in both games. ...

South Carolina players celebrating their first Elite Eight appearance in school history. (AP Photo)

South Carolina pulls away from Baylor, 70-50, and into East Regional final

NEW YORK CITY (AP) - Sindarius Thornwell scored 24 points and seventh-seeded South Carolina cruised past third-seeded Baylor, 70-50, on Friday night in the East Regional semifinals, the Bears' worst NCAA tournament loss. The Gamecocks (25-10) were in control from the middle of the first half ...