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Curve back this weekend to open six-game homestand

ALTOONA — The Altoona Curve are back in town beginning Friday night to open a six-game homestand at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The defending Eastern League champs welcoem the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, and the Erie SeaWolves, Double-A affiliate ...

PSU Men’s Tennis closes out regular season on the road

UNIVERSITY PARK – The No. 49 Penn State men’s tennis team will close out their regular season on the road this weekend with two conference matches. The Lions take on Purdue Friday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m. and No. 46 Indiana Sunday, April 22 at 12:00 p.m. No. 49 Penn State (14-10, 4-5 B1G) ...

PSU Field Hockey receives NLI from German standout

UNIVERSITY PARK — German field hockey standout Anna Simon (Hanau, Hesse, Germany) has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Penn State field hockey team, under the guidance of head coach Char Morett-Curtiss. Simon brings an outstanding list of international credentials with her to Happy ...

Crosby leads Penguins past Flyers for 3-1 lead in NHL Playoffs

PHILADELPHIA — Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins’ career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night. The Penguins lead the first-round playoff series 3-1 as its shifts to Pittsburgh for Game ...

Penn State Spring Ball Top Performers: Defensive Backs

UNIVERSITY PARK — The days are drawing closer to Penn State’s annual Blue-White spring game inside Beaver Stadium. With only two spring sessions remaining, check in with cornerbacks coach Terry Smith and safeties coach Tim Banks for a closer look at the Nittany Lion defensive backs. While ...

Athletics and Uber launch Rideshare Partnership

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Athletics and Uber today announced a four-year exclusive partnership designating Uber as the official rideshare partner of Penn State Athletics. Every season, thousands of alumni, students and supporters use Uber in State College to travel to Beaver Stadium, the ...

Retherford, Washington earn McCoy Award

UNIVERSITY PARK — A trio of seniors have earned accolades from Penn State for their academic, athletic and leadership accomplishments. Zain Retherford (wrestling) and Haleigh Washington (women’s volleyball) have been selected as the 2017-18 recipients of the Ernest B. McCoy Award and ...

Penn State Men’s Lacrosse picks up weekly honors

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s lacrosse program saw sophomore Gerard Arceri earn his sixth Big Ten Specialist of the Week honor, announced by the league office on Tuesday, and junior Nick Spillane be honored by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association for their gutsy ...

Kylie Russell of Jersey Shore named Athlete of the Week

LOCK HAVEN -- Jersey Shore High School softball pitcher Kylie Russell is The Express Athlete of the Week. Russell, a sophomore, led the Lady Bulldogs to a 3-0 record in the week. Against Midd-West, she threw for seven strikeouts and pitched a shutout in the team’s 10-0 mercy-rule victory ...

Student-Athlete in the Spotlight: Riley Green

A 2016 Central Mountain High School graduate and sophomore runner on the Earlham College (IN) Track & Field team. Riley is the son of Ms. Nina M. Green and is majoring in Environmental Sustainability & Outdoor Education at Earlham. Riley’s primary events are the 800M and 1500M. When ...

Dewease wins races over weekend at Port Royal, Williams Grove

The Arctic Cat All-Star Circuit of Champions were in Central Pennsylvania to battle our own Pennsylvania Posse last weekend along with the Moon Shine Camo Rt. 35 Late Model Series starting off at Port Royal Speedway. Lance Dewease was the big winner picking up wins at Williams Grove and Port ...

Gee named PSAC Cent. Pitcher of the Week

LOCK HAVEN – Sophomore Kayla Gee (Williamsport, Pa./Loyalsock) of the Lock Haven University softball team has been named this week’s Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Central Division Pitcher of the Week. Last week, Gee helped Lock Haven go 6-0 and remain perfect in Central ...

LHU Lacrosse remains at No. 23 in national poll

GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The Lock Haven University lacrosse team remained No. 23 in this week’s Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches’ Association (IWLCA) Division II national poll. The Haven was ranked No. 23 last week as well and remained there this week after splitting a pair of Pennsylvania ...

LHU Athletics: Week at a Glance

Powered by strong pitching efforts from Bekah Slattery and Kayla Gee, softball won it’s double-header against Pitt-Johnstown to extend it’s winning streak to 14 straight games. Lacrosse remains undefeated at home (7-0) following it’s 19-6 victory over Kutztown on Senior Day with the ...

Nittany Lions move to No. 12 in USILA Coaches Poll

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s lacrosse team jumped to No. 12 in this week’s United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Coaches Poll after the Nittany Lions’ 14-12 win over then-No. 5 Johns Hopkins. Penn State also came in ranked No. 12 in the US Lacrosse/ Nike ...

8th Annual Crosscutters 5K race set for June 23

WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Crosscutters, in partnership with the Children’s Development Center, will be holding the 8th Annual Cutters 5K on Saturday, June 23rd at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field. The race, through Williamsport’s West End, begins at 9am with registration ...

Story’s 3-run blast boosts Rockies past Pirates, 6-2

PITTSBURGH — Trevor Story drilled a three-run home run, German Marquez pitched six effective innings and the Colorado Rockies kept their road surge going with a 6-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Story bounced back from a miserable series in Washington by going 2 for 3 and ...

Late walks bury Altoona Curve in 4-1 loss at Akron

AKRON, Ohio — Five walks in the eighth inning led to three runs as the Altoona Curve lost to the Akron RubberDucks, 4-1, on Monday night at Canal Park. The Curve (6-3) dropped the series opener despite hold the RubberDucks (4-4) to just four hits in the game. With the game tied 1-1 in the ...

THRILLER: BEA Bald Eagles get 8-7 walkoff victory against Penns Valley Area

WINGATE — Things looked very grim for the Bald Eagle Area baseball team as they went in for their final at bats Saturday against Penns Valley. Trailing 7-3 going into their last at bats, the Eagles would have to get hot at the plate in a hurry if they wanted even a punchers chance. A good ...