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Column: It’s better late than never

JERSEY SHORE-It has been a pretty good season for the Jersey Shore swim team. While the boys were undermanned, they were able to finish 3-9, while the girls stormed to an 11-1 record. With the regular season over, the next step is the District IV Championship meet in Williamsport. And this ...

CM swimming program on the rise

MILL HALL-It can be a bit tough to get excited for the PIAA District VI Championship swim meet when you have to go up against perennial favorite, State College. To make matters more difficult, State College usually picks up an automatic 41 points when they throw their stable of divers into the ...

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Collin Jones hauls in a rebound and attempts  a shot against the Golden Tigers.

Wildcats take on Hollidaysburg tonight in the district 6 championship

By Shareik Flowers sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL-Absent in Central Mountain’s gym is a banner proclaiming the Wildcats boys basketball team as district champions, but tonight head coach Scott Baker has prepared his team to correct that. Tonight at 8 p.m., the Wildcats travel to ...

Bald Eagle Rifle League

Matches for 2/21/17 Mill Hall 8-6 @ Avis 0-13 Mill Hall Karen Woods 99-6 Jeff Koch 97-4 Hunter Shady 97-3 Jim Baney 97-3 Lynn Woods 96-4 Holly Baney 95-5 Milt Geyer Jr. 95-2 Keith Bittner 93-4 Team 769-31 Juniors Tyler Weaver 83-1 Garret Hamberger 82-0 Avis Chad ...

Philadelphia 76ers forward Nerlens Noel (4) passes the ball during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Dallas Mavericks get Nerlens Noel from 76ers for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson

DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks made a play for the future Thursday by acquiring big man Nerlens Noel from the Philadelphia 76ers for Andrew Bogut, Justin Anderson and a protected first-round draft pick. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press the teams agreed on the ...

Carolina Hurricanes' Ron Hainsey (65) controls the puck against the Dallas Stars during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Dallas. Dallas defeated Carolina 5-2. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)

Pittsburgh Penguins acquire Defenseman Ron Hainsey from Carolina Hurricanes

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford turned to an old friend to give his team’s injury ravaged defense a needed boost. The Penguins acquired defenseman Ron Hainsey from Carolina on Thursday. Pittsburgh sent minor-league forward Danny Kristo and a draft pick to ...

Pete Rose appears on Phillies’ wall of fame ballot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Rose is on the ballot for the Philadelphia Phillies’ wall of fame, his first association with the team since he was banned from baseball in 1989. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/2lPprXU ) reports the Phillies received permission from Major League Baseball ...

NFL, Steelers aid West Virginia prep team hit by floods

CLAY, W.Va. — The National Football League and the Pittsburgh Steelers are helping a West Virginia high school football team recover from last year’s devastating floods. Clay County Schools Superintendent Joe Paxton tells WCHS-TV (http://bit.ly/2mmHKjY ) that the NFL and the Steelers each ...

FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo, New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes reacts after hitting a grand slam home run against the San Francisco Giants during the third inning of a baseball game, in New York. With slugger Yoenis Cespedes re-signed for $110 million to anchor the lineup again, they simply figure better luck _ and less time on the disabled list _ should put them back in pennant contention. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

New York Mets happy to have Yoenis Cespedes back

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — When the Mets and Yoenis Cespedes agreed just after Thanksgiving to a $110 million, four-year contract, Mets fans rejoiced that the Cuban slugger was returning to Citi Field. “He’s a very friendly human being, easily approachable,” said pitcher Jerry Blevins, ...

The Jersey Shore High School girls basketball team celebrates after winning the District 4 quarterfinal game. They 
defeated Shamokin High School, 43-37, for their first playoff win since 2001. (The Express/Tim Weight)

Lady Bulldogs end playoff drought; beat Shamokin High School 43-37

History has been made at Jersey Shore High School as the Lady Bulldogs beat the visiting Lady Indians of Shamokin High School by a score of 43-37 in the PIAA District Four quarterfinal game. The Lady Bulldogs (18-5) were able to clinch the fourth seed in the district playoffs, thus hosting ...

Calendar of events

TODAY r Audition workshop offered by Millbrook Playhouse, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for ages 8-16; 2-6 p.m. for ages 16-adult, LHU’s Sloan Fine Arts Center. For fee information and to register, visit www.millbrookplayhouse.org. r “Technology @ the Library,” free one-on-one training and answers ...

Tom Elling’s Wrestling ‘Mat-ters’: Big Weekend For Districts

The time has arrived when the AAA teams in Districts 6 (and Somerset from District 5 added this year) converge at the Altoona Field House to battle for the right to advance to the North West Regional (also to be held again at the Altoona High Field House). One sad note is that longtime ...

GYMNASTICS

Local Lock Haven YMCA gymnasts qualify for State Competition

LOCK HAVEN — Members of the Lock Haven Area YMCA gymnastic team have qualified as representatives of their respective high schools for the yearly PIAA State Competition held at Moon High School on Friday, Feb. 24. Gymnasts from more than 33 different high schools around the state will ...

Keystone Babe Ruth Baseball League Sign-Ups

Keystone Babe Ruth Baseball League will have sign ups every Tuesday night at the Red Eye Center in Flemington until March 16. The league is for players aged 13-19. For questions, call 570-660-2647.

Eight local athletes make PHAC All-Star Roster

The Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference (PHAC) released its selections for its basketball all-star roster, and eight local athletes were selected with either first-team or second-team honors. Central Mountain’s Brody Baker and Kyle Everhart were honored as first-team members, while ...

Lock Haven pulls away with victory over Mansfield, 97-85

LOCK HAVEN — It was a game they needed and they went out and got it. After playing a slower tempo game for the first 20 minutes, the Lock Haven University team decided to pick up the tempo to see what might happen. What happened was the Bald Eagles ran away from Mansfield for a 97-85 win ...

New England Patriots' Tom Brady, right, celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy next to broadcasters Terry Bradshaw, center, and Michael Strahan after the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Value of Brady’s missing Super Bowl Jersey $500k

BOSTON (AP) — The value of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey is listed as $500,000 on a Houston Police Department report. The New England Patriots quarterback is listed as the complainant in the report dated Feb. 6, the day after the Patriots came back from a 25-point deficit to defeat ...

Penn State’s Bo Nickal named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; February, 2017 – Sophomore wrestler Bo Nickal (Allen, Texas) has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending February 20, 2017. The honor is the fourth for Nickal, who won twice last year and now twice this year, and the third for Penn State this ...