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BEA Football advances in OT thriller

By Kenny Varner For The Express HOLLIDAYSBURG - Playing against the 10th ranked football team in Class AAA in their PIAA state playoff game Friday, the Bald Eagle football team showed a heart of a champion as it knocked off Bedford 21-20 in an overtime thriller. The Bison opened with a ...

Bulldogs make history, win first ever state playoff game

By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com SELINSGROVE – The football seemingly hung in the air as Jersey Shore Cayden Hess and Bishop Shanahan's Nick Romano battled for possession. On third-and-17, Tanner Lorson's floated pass down the right sideline was more of a last-ditch effort to ...

BEA football ready for State Opener versus Bedford

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com WINGATE- The Eagles don't falter under the bright lights. In Bald Eagle Area's biggest game of the season last week they dominated on both sides of the ball en route to a 41-13 win over Westmont Hilltop. The victory completed BEA's quest for a ...

BEA Football advances in OT thriller

By Kenny Varner For The Express HOLLIDAYSBURG - Playing against the 10th ranked football team in Class AAA in their PIAA state playoff game Friday, the Bald Eagle football team showed a heart of a champion as it knocked off Bedford 21-20 in an overtime thriller. The Bison opened with a ...

Bulldogs out for state playoff redemption after 2018 heartbreak

By: AARON JAMES AJames@LockHaven.com The Jersey Shore Bulldogs return to the State Playoffs tonight with the bitter taste of a season-ending loss in the first round to Pottsgrove just one year ago. A team that lost upwards of 15 seniors, and a team that was written off by many in the ...

Cathedral Prep runs away from Bellefonte 49-21

CLARION-- Cathedral Prep showed off their speed and quickness to run away from Bellefonte in the opening round of the PIAA 4A state playoff game as the Ramblers defeated the Red Raiders 49-21 on Friday evening at Memorial Field of Clarion University. Prep jumped out to a 14-0 lead through ...

Bellefonte prepped for state playoff battle

By: KENNY VARNER For The Express Just a week after capturing the District 6/9 Class AAAA championship, the Bellefonte football team is back in action today as they travel to Clarion for the opening round of PIAA action. Their opponent will not be an easy one as it goes up against a 10-2 ...

LHU FH: Snedden’s powerful journey through field hockey

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express The Lock Haven University field hockey team just finished a pretty remarkable 2019 campaign. The Bald Eagles nearly upset national powerhouse St. Joseph’s in the Atlantic 10 (A-10) Tournament Semifinals. Friday’s heartbreaking loss surely invoked a ...

Coach James Franklin vents about criticism

By CORY GIGER For The Express James Franklin wanted to get some things off his chest and delivered an interesting monologue at the end of his press conference Tuesday. But why Franklin chose to say what he said in the first place is probably even more interesting, albeit it ...

Steelers, Browns renew rivalry, plenty on line

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Separated by roughly 130 miles and six Super Bowl titles, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns have a hostile, historic rivalry resuscitated from being heavily one-sided to much more competitive the past few years. The hatred has never ...

Coach says QB Clifford’s passion needs channeled correctly

By CORY GIGER For The Express A capsule look at James Franklin's weekly news conference. Opponent: Indiana (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, noon, Beaver Stadium TV: ABC About the Hoosiers: They've won four in a row and already earned bowl eligibility, a rare occurrence for ...

Nittany Lions to compete in West Point and New York City this weekend

By ANDY ELDER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — Injuries and Olympic qualifying will alter the Penn State wrestling team’s lineup again this weekend. The No. 1 Nittany Lions will wrestle in the Black Knight Invite at 10 a.m. Sunday in West Point, New York. In addition to host Army ...

Lock Haven YMCA to host annual gymnastics showcase Friday

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lock Haven Branch YMCA Gymnastics Team is hosting its annual gymnastics showcase Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lock Haven YMCA. This event is free for the public and is the best way to come check out our gymnastics team. ...

Drop Zone? Steelers playmakers searching for consistency

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Vance McDonald should have been pumped. Thrilled. Yet he wasn’t. He couldn’t be. As his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates celebrated around him following a 17-12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the veteran tight end ...

BEA dominates Westmont to win District 6 title, 41-13

By MATT MICHELONE For the Express ALTOONA – Before last season, you had to go back to 1988 to find a Bald Eagle Area football district title. Now, they’ve completed something that seemed like it would never happen, a repeat. Saturday night the Eagles, powered by an aerial attack ...

LHU FB: Lowlights outweigh highlights in ninth straight loss

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express Lock Haven University football wrapped up its Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East slate Saturday with a 56-14 loss to West Chester. The Bald Eagles fall to 1-9 overall, and finish PSAC East play with an 0-7 mark. While Lock Haven put ...

Steelers defense leads way in 17-12 win over Rams

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The Steelers defense spoiled Aaron Donald’s homecoming and derailed the Los Angeles Rams’ momentum in the process. The Steelers forced four turnovers — including a 43-yard fumble return for a touchdown by safety Minkah Fitzpatrick ...

No. 22 Lock Haven wrestling turns in strong Sunday effort

TROY, N.Y. - The No. 22 Lock Haven University wrestling team was busy Sunday, Nov. 10 and it was Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./East Pennsboro), who led the way. With the majority of the team competing at the 2019 Journeymen Collegiate Classic, an individual round robin style tournament ...

PSU players defend Rahne’s playcalling

By CORY GIGER For The Express MINNEAPOLIS -- There were numerous instances of questionable playcalling Saturday by offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne, particularly in the red zone with conservative runs and low-percentage fade passes. The Nittany Lions did score 26 points, and the players ...