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Diamondbacks power past Philadelphia Phillies, 8-2

PHILADELPHIA — The Arizona Diamondbacks keep on rolling. Jarrod Dyson, Nick Ahmed and David Peralta homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks earned an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. The Diamondbacks have won their first eight series of the season, becoming the first ...

Jersey Shore hammers Selinsgrove Seals, 16-1

JERSEY SHORE — Lexi Schuler fell behind 0-2 and Selinsgrove moved just a strike from escaping the first inning unscathed. Then Schuler fouled off a pitch. And another. And another. After following off four straight pitches, Schuler roped a single. A batter later, Alyssa Stover scored her ...

Giants pass on QB, take running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants passed on an heir apparent to two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and took a running back that many think is the best to come out of college in decade. With the second pick overall, the Giants selected Penn State’s Saquon Barkley, who many ...

Pittsburgh Penguins erase 2-goal deficit, beat Capitals 3-2 in Game 1

WASHINGTON — Patric Hornqvist, Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scored in a 4:49 span to help the Pittsburgh Penguins rally to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday night in Game 1 of the second-round series. Down 2-0 early in the third period and playing without Evgeni Malkin and ...

Discovery Space empowers 5th graders through STEM career awareness program

BELLEFONTE — For the past five years, Discovery Space has been focusing on helping kids understand potential options for careers. “We aren’t expecting that every student we reach will go into a STEM career, but we are working to expand the world of options that kids know are available ...

Renninger withdraws as CM football coach

MILL HALL- Jim Renninger is stepping down as the Central Mountain High School varsity football coach. In an email circulated to parents this week, Renninger, a social studies teacher at Central Mountain, announced he would withdraw his name from the re-hiring process. The Keystone Central ...

Pittsburgh Steelers likely to focus on defense early in 2018 NFL Draft

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Colbert isn’t a fan of the word “need.” The Pittsburgh Steelers general manager believes it points too specifically to one area of weakness. “We have to be better and I do not think we were better in 2017 than we were in 2016 because we got eliminated a round ...

Philadelphia Eagles have many draft options if they stay at No. 32

PHILADELPHIA — Owning the last pick in the first round of the NFL draft is a spot the Philadelphia Eagles want more often because it goes to the Super Bowl champions. “That’s the goal,” Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas said. With no picks in the second or third ...

PSU Men’s Tennis to meet Purdue in B1G Tourney

UNIVERSITY PARK – The No. 49 Penn State men’s tennis team will take on Purdue Thursday at 3:00 p.m. ET in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Lions are the seventh overall seed, matching up against the 10-seeded Boilermakers. The tournament is taking place in Iowa City, Iowa, ...

PSU Track and Field meet at 124th Penn Relays

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State track & field program heads east this week for the 124th running of the Penn Relays. The Penn Relays are held at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 26-28. FOLLOW ALONG Fans can follow along with a stream of the 124th Penn Relays via ...

SeaWolves battle back, take down Altoona Curve in extras

ALTOONA — The SeaWolves battled from behind and scored six unanswered runs as they took down the Altoona Curve 9-6 in 10 innings at People’s Natural Gas Field. Erie struck first in the top of the fifth against Curve starter Dario Agrazal. Gabriel Quintana led off with a single and moved ...

Centre YMCA recognized as ‘Partner in Prevention’

BELLEFONTE — For the 6th year in a row, the YMCA of Centre County has achieved “Partner in Prevention” status, a designation awarded by the nonproft Darkness to Light to organizations which take extra steps to protect the children they serve by training staff and volunteers to understand ...

Scholarships available for EMS volunteers in Centre

BELLEFONTE — Centre County government is offering scholarships to encourage new emergency responder volunteers. The scholarships may be used for any certificate or degree program offered by Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) or South Hills School of Business and ...

LHU High School Classic set for April 28

LOCK HAVEN – The LHU track and field team in partnership with Thrivent Financial is set to host the 2018 LHU high school classic as 34 high school teams are scheduled to participate on Saturday, April 28 at Lock Haven’s Hubert Jack Stadium. The field events will start at 12 p.m. and the ...

LHU honors National Student-Athlete day

LOCK HAVEN – Today (Tuesday, April 24), the Lock Haven University Department of Athletics held its annual National Student-Athlete Day and as part of the event, LHU announced its major student-athlete academic award winners. The event - now in its third year - is designed to recognize, ...

PSU Student-Athletes honored at “The Nittanys” for accomplishments

UNIVERSITY PARK — For the 31st consecutive year, the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) recognized teams and individuals for academic achievement as Penn State student-athletes hosted “The Nittanys.” More than 40 Penn State student-athletes and several teams were recognized for their ...

Column: PGA Tour primed for big 2nd half of season

The PGA Tour began the second half of the season at the Texas Open, with Andrew Landry becoming the seventh first-time winner. Never mind that it feels as though the season is just getting started. Still to come are three majors and The Players Championship. Not to be overlooked are the ...

Lock Haven University Athletics: Week at a Glance

Coming off of a sweep of Indiana (PA) over the weekend, LHU softball has become the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Central Division champions. Lock Haven has won 23 out of it’s last 24 contests including all 16 conferences games. In lacrosse, the No. 22 Bald Eagles will play ...