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Garcia completes Springboard Sweep

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Penn State junior Hector Garcia Boissier (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) added the 1-meter springboard to his NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships docket by winning the event at the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships Tuesday afternoon in Rutgers Aquatic ...

THE NEXT LEVEL: Student-Athlete in the Spotlight: Cole Reeder

Cole is a 2016 graduate of Central Mountain High School where he played both baseball and basketball for the Wildcats. Prior to his high school days, he was a member of the Keystone Little League World Series team. Currently, he is a redshirt freshman on the Mount Saint Mary’s University ...

Lincoln Speedway finally gets in their opener after two week delays

It took two weeks, but Lincoln Speedway finally got in their opener. And what a race it was for Dover’s Chad Trout. He has won in super sportsman and 358 sprint cars, but it was his first career 410 sprint car win in Saturday’s season-opening $4,000-to-win “Icebreaker 30” at Lincoln ...

Penn State Nittany Lions Wrestling Notebook

EAST LANSING, Mich. — For the most part, the top seeds for the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships will come from established wrestlers at each weight. When the NCAA releases the seeds and brackets on Wednesday, one weight could be headed by newcomer — 157. For a large portion of the ...

Mintzer named PSAC East Pitcher of the Week

LOCK HAVEN – Junior Ross Mintzer (Glensdie, Pa./Rowan Gloucester CC) of the Lock Haven University baseball team has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East Pitcher of the Week. Mintzer made the most of his start this weekend as he went 1-0 for LHU. He threw a ...

Wildcats girls finish 3rd and break school records

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Central Mountain High School swimming team concluded its season by breaking two school records in the PIAA district swimming meet over the weekend. On Saturday, senior Rachel Marek capped off her Wildcats career with a school-best 1:09.64 time in the 100-yard ...

Wildcats finish third in regionals, Bald Eagle Area comes in fourth

ALTOONA — The NW Regional High School Wrestling Tournament was held over the weekend, and two local teams had strong showings both finishing in the top five. Central Mountain finished in the third position with a total of 122.5 points, and Bald Eagle Area came right after in the fourth spot ...

Penn State falls short of dethroning Buckeyes, finishes second in B1G

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Points were at a premium Sunday at the 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships and Penn State couldn’t score nearly enough to dethrone defending champion Ohio State. The Buckeyes won their third title in the last four years at Michigan State’s Breslin Center by ...

Lions finish off sweep of Minnesota in B1G Tourney

UNIVERSITY PARK — Freshman Evan Barratt (Bristol, Pa.) scored a pair of goals including the game-winner while adding an assist to lift fourth-seeded Penn State past No. 5 Minnesota, 6-5, and sweep the best-of-three Big Ten quarterfinal series this evening inside Pegula Ice Arena. The win ...

Bald Eagles split offensive outburst with Alderson

THOMASVILLE, N.C. - The Lock Haven University baseball team (4-2) went 1-1 on Saturday as they split a double header with Alderson Broaddus (1-5) in a series that featured 54 total runs between the two teams to go along with 12 home runs. Alderson Broaddus was able to take game one 12-10 while ...

PSU set for NCAA Zone A Diving Championships

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State men’s and women’s divers are set to compete in the NCAA Zone A Diving Championships hosted by Rutgers Monday-Wednesday in Rutgers Aquatic Center. The meet will determine the region’s entries for the upcoming NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship ...

Penn State’s run came to an end in semifinals vs. Purdue

NEW YORK — Purdue threw a little of everything at Penn State star Tony Carr, the Big Ten’s leading scorer. Bigger guys. Smaller ones. Switches and some double teams. Carr managed only 12 points in a woeful shooting game, and No. 8 Purdue separated from Penn State in the second half of a ...

Penn State’s Carr named to B1G All-Tournament Team

NEW YORK – Penn State sophomore guard Tony Carr was named to the 2018 Big Ten Tournament All-Tournament team following the championship game at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. The Philadelphia, Pa., native joins the Big Ten Tournament Most Valuable Player Moritz Wagner and Muhammed-Ali ...

Sidney Crosby scores in OT, Pens slip by Islanders 3-2

PITTSBURGH— Sidney Crosby let one chance to bury the New York Islanders slip away. The Pittsburgh Penguins star wasn’t about to let it happen twice. Crosby finished off a 2-on-1 by sneaking a wrist shot past Chris Gibson 3:48 into overtime to give the Penguins a 3-2 win Saturday. ...

Dadonov leads Panthers to 6th straight, 4-1 over Flyers

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Florida Panthers are making a playoff push with improved offense and solid goaltending. Evgenii Dadonov scored twice, Roberto Luongo made 39 saves and the Panthers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Sunday for their season-best sixth straight victory — all at ...

Michigan beats Purdue to win 2nd straight B1G Tourney

NEW YORK — The tenacious point guard his coach calls a “pit bull” drove to the basket, but instead of putting up his go-to hook shot Zavier Simpson whipped a pass to the backup big man who became a Michigan folk hero at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Jon Teske’s two-handed slam ...

Nittany Lions commence 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championship today

By ANDY ELDER For the Express EAST LANSING, Mich. — Cael Sanderson has said repeatedly that he and his Penn State wrestling team want to win every competition they enter. The same applies to this weekend’s 2018 Big Ten Wrestling Championships at Michigan State’s Breslin ...

Central Mountain in 2nd place heading into Day 2 of Regionals

By RYAN KUHN For The Express ALTOONA - Bald Eagle Area and Central Mountain both advanced four wrestlers into today's semifinals of today's PIAA Northwest AAA wrestling regionals Friday night at the Altoona Fieldhouse. Undefeated Bald Eagle senior Seth Koleno advanced with a fall in ...