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Penn State University Wrestling hands out 2017-18 banquet awards

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the direction of head coach Cael Sanderson, was honored at its annual awards banquet today, capping off a season that saw it win its seventh NCAA National Championship in the last eight years. The Penn State Wrestling Club ...

Nittany Lions Men’s Golf wins fourth straight Rutherford Intercollegiate

STATE COLLEGE — The Penn State men’s golf team held its lead on the final day of the tournament, to claim the program’s fourth-consecutive Rutherford Intercollegiate championship at the Penn State Blue Course. The two-day event saw contrasting weather patterns with bright sunshine on ...

Penn State’s Morgan Shigo sets school record twice

LEWISBURG, Pa. & SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The Penn State track & field team combined for three top-10 performances in school history on Saturday, including Morgan Shigo (Blandon, Pa.) breaking his own school record in the men’s hammer throw twice. At the Triton Invitational in San ...

Ohio State University takes finale over Nittany Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK – Ohio State took both ends of a baseball doubleheader by winning the finale, 19-8, Saturday evening at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Buckeyes earned a 5-1 victory in the first game of the day. First baseman Shea Sbranti (Oakley, Calif.) hit a three-run home run for his ...

Penn State falls short in Michigan State series finale

UNIVERSITY PARK — Big first innings for Michigan State doomed Penn State in both games of a double header Saturday. Michigan State took the first game, 7-1 and the second leg, 6-2 after scoring three first-inning runs in game one and four runs in the first frame of game two. “I’m really ...

Bucktail Bucks suffer first loss of season to Montgomery, 18-3

By CHRIS MASSE For The Express MONTGOMERY-Gage Yohn helped Montgomery start turning its season around Wednesday, throwing a 4-hit complete-game and striking out 11 against St. John Neumann. Friday, Yohn used his bat to help the resurgence continue. So did several others. And now the ...

Flyers beat Penguins 5-1 in Game 2 to tie series

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean Couturier had a goal and two assists, Brian Elliott stopped 34 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers cooled off the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Friday night to even the first-round series at a game apiece. Shane Gostisbehere, Travis ...

Softball sweeps twin bill against Clarion, improves to 19-11 on year

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports LOCK HAVEN -- Like Old Man River, the Lock Haven University Lady Eagle softball team keeps rolling along. Coming into its twin bill with Clarion, the Lady Eagles had won 10 games in a row. Following Friday's doubleheader at Sun-splashed Lawrence Field, ...

CMHS student raises money for the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital

Erika Miller, a junior at Central Mountain High School, held a professional wrestling event to raise money for the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital on March 31. This event was organized as her senior project. True Pro Wrestling, owned by Shawn McLaughlin from Berwick, helped Miler organize ...

LHU tack: Jersey Shore’s Rozenberg competes at Mondschein Multi

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Brook Rozenberg (Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore) and Adam Gehret (Perkiomenville, Pa./Boyertown) competed at the two-day Mondschein Multi hosted by Kutztown University as both student-athletes wrapped up competition today. For Gehret this marked his ...

Racing to the Kentucky Derby

With the "Run For the Roses" only three weeks away, the last two Kentucky Derby prep/points races will be contested Saturday night. Bucolic Keeneland race track will host the Grade III Lexington Stakes at approximately 5:34 p.m. Oaklawn Park will then host the far more important G1 ...

Darbi Simcox wins Region 7 Championship with 9.675 in Vaulting

This past weekend on April 7, 2018, Darbi Simcox competed at the US Level 8 Region 7 Championships in Newport News, Virginia. Darbi is a gymnast at Dynamats Gymnastics Center in Muncy, PA and a student at Central Mountain Middle School. Darbi won the Vault title with a score of ...

LHU’s Marsteller earns prestigious award

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Redshirt-junior Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard Dale) of the Lock Haven University wrestling team has earned a spot on the 2017-18 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Winter Top-10 list. The Top 10 Awards, selected by the PSAC’s sports information ...

Spikes to host BEA-Penns Valley game Saturday

STATE COLLEGE — Medlar Field at Lubrano Park will be a field of dreams this Saturday evening with the opening game of the Spikes High School Baseball Series. Bald Eagle Area will take on Penns Valley under the lights at the home of the State College Spikes. The Eagles and Rams will tangle ...

PSU Spring Football Top Performers: Defensive Line

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s top performers series returns for another position-by-position look inside spring practice. For Nittany Lion associate head coach Sean Spencer, Penn State’s defensive line is once again reloading following the departure of several veteran leaders. “We ...

No. 17 Penn State hosts No. 7 Northwestern on Saturday night

UNIVERSITY PARK – The 17th-ranked Penn State women’s lacrosse team resumes Big Ten play riding a three-game winning streak as they battle for Big Ten supremacy against No. 7 Northwestern on Saturday at 6 p.m. FOR THE KIDS This contest, under the lights at Panzer Stadium, will serve as ...

Penn State’s Nazeer Bostick to pursue other opportunities

UNIVERSITY PARK – Sophomore guard Nazeer Bostick announced Thursday that he has elected to transfer from Penn State and will pursue other collegiate opportunities at the end of the spring semester. “Naz indicated that he is interested in continuing his basketball career at a program where ...

Williamsport Crosscutters celebrating 20 seasons in ‘18

WILLIAMSPORT — 2018 will mark the Williamsport Crosscutters 20th season, and the team is planning to celebrate this milestone in a number of fun ways this summer. It was 1999 when the Williamsport Cubs changed affiliation from the Chicago Cubs to the Pittsburgh Pirates and took on the new ...

Polanco homers twice to power Pirates past Cubs 6-1

CHICAGO — Gregory Polanco homered twice to help back a third straight solid start by Trevor Williams, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled away from the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Thursday. Francisco Cervelli lined a three-run shot in the seventh off Cubs reliever Justin Wilson as Pittsburgh scored ...