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Lamont Wade relishing starting safety position

By CORY GIGER For The Express Lamont Wade's story is a good cautionary tale for every high-profile high school recruit who believes he's going to come in and immediately set the world on fire in college football. It takes time. It takes patience. It can take being humbled. It can ...

Penns Valley: Boys soccer defeats Central

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Penns Valley boys soccer team defeated Central Tuesday night, 6-3. Zach Heckman and Caleb Narber each notched a pair of goals, while Seth Hall and Aidan Culver added additional scores. “We got off to a slow start as my guys are still getting used to some new ...

Sit back and enjoy the best value in entertainment, high school athletics

By: SCOTT BAKER For The Express If you are a regular at high school sporting events, this is a message that you are very likely familiar with. High school athletics do indeed provide great value. Likewise, youth sports in general can provide great entertainment. The problem is that many ...

BEA wins first game on new turf, 4-1

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com WINGATE -- The Bald Eagle Area girls' soccer team broke in the new turf at Alumni Stadium on Tuesday night with a convincing 4-1 win over rival Bellefonte. The winless Lady Red Raiders scored first, but BEA stormed back with four unanswered goals to ...

Central Mountain’s big first half leads them to victory

The Central Mountain Boys Soccer team defeated Shikellamy on Tuesday by a score of 5-1. Central Mountain erupted for four goals in the first half. Scoring on the day for the Wildcats were Trey Gentzel, and Jeremiah Thomas with two goals each. Jason Killinger also added a goal in the second ...

BEA soccer drops Bellefonte in familiar fashion

By: KENNY VARNER For The Express BELLEFONTE - They meet again. For the second time in four days the Bald Eagle Area and Bellefonte boys soccer team met to do battle on the soccer field. In the first meeting, the Eagles got past the young Red Raiders late in the contest by a lone ...

CM rallies to win 3-2 thriller versus Penns Valley

FROM STAFF REPORTS MILL HALL- Central Mountain's nightmarish finish to the first set would have deflated most teams, but the Wildcats kept a clear head and persevered. Ahead 24-17, the Wildcats fumbled the lead as Penn Valley battled back to shock CM and claim a 27-25 win in the first ...

CM sports week In review: Four teams open play for fall season

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com The fall sports season is now in full swing. On Saturday, four CM teams saw their first action of the season with the other three teams’ seasons already under way. Girl’s soccer opened their year hosting Williamsport at Malinak Stadium. CM ...

Central Mountain grad Justin Neff continues to work for time on field

By BRETT CROSSLEY For The Express STATE COLLEGE – At the conclusion of Penn State’s season last year there was plenty to be happy about and plenty to be a little upset about. It’s always the way of college football, even for the programs playing for national titles and ...

Bellefonte soccer: Lady Raiders drop a pair to start season

FROM STAFF REPORTS BELLEFONTE -- The Bellefonte Raiders started the season with a couple of losses on Saturday at the 15th annual Raider Classic at Rogers Stadium. The Raiders (0-2) dropped the first game to Hollidaysburg, 8-0, and lost the second game, 4-2, to Juniata. In the first ...

Strange baseball injuries

By MICHAEL RENDOS For The Express As Major League Baseball’s season winds down through the “Dog Days” of August and approaches the final month of the season, player injuries become a common factor among all the teams. The daily MLB injury report in the newspaper or the scroll ...

Nittany Lions thrash Idaho, open year with 79-7 win

By CORY GIGER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- You can add Idaho to the list of all-time worst opponents to ever play at Beaver Stadium, but then, Penn State's season opener was never going to be judged on the final score against a vastly overmatched FCS foe. This was a glorified ...

Quarterback Sean Clifford meets first-game challenge

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- OK, let's not get too carried away with anything that happened Saturday at Beaver Stadium. Idaho just didn't provide the kind of barometer for the Nittany Lions to gauge themselves. The final score was 79-7, and it wasn't that ...

PSU flourishes in dominant showing versus Idaho

By MAX JORDAN For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- The -47.5 spread seemed doable, but Penn State's offense thrashed Idaho in a beatdown even bigger than anticipated. All three quarterbacks saw the field in a game that utilized a significant amount of the Nittany Lions' roster. The team racked ...

Highs and Lows of Penn State’s lopsided Week 1 victory

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 79-7 win over Idaho on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On fourth-and-1 on the game-opening possession from its own 29, Idaho went for it, and Logan Kendall was ...

Cavaliers ride Perkins, defense to 30-14 win over Pitt

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Down a point at the half on the road against a team it knew it had to beat if it wanted to legitimately contend in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall wondered how his players would react. The answer may have provided ...

Brault homers, pitches into 7th as Pirates sweep Rockies 6-2

DENVER (AP) — Steven Brault hit his first major league homer and pitched effectively into the seventh inning to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Sunday for a four-game sweep. Adam Frazier homered on the first pitch of the game, the second straight day the Pirates ...

PSU football creates unique system for depth chart

By CORY GIGER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- Imagine going into your office, whatever kind of job you do, and being asked to publicly rank all of the employees there -- including yourself -- from No. 1 to No. 10 or whatever, based on what you see from everyone's job performance. There ...

A capsule look at PSU football’s weekly news conference

Compiled by Cory Giger Opponent: Idaho (0-0) Kickoff: Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Beaver Stadium TV: BTN About the Vandals: An FCS program that competes in the Big Sky Conference against the likes of Montana, Weber State and Northern Arizona. … They're coached by Paul Petrino, brother of ...