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Nittany Lions Men’s Basketball 2018-19 non-conference schedule set

UNIVERSITY PARK – The 2018-19 nonconference schedule for Penn State men’s basketball has been finalized by head coach Patrick Chambers. A complete list of the nonconference and Big Ten Conference game times and broadcast information will be announced later this summer. The 2018-19 ...

Marte leads Pittsburgh Pirates to 2-0 win over Washington Nationals

PITTSBURGH — Starling Marte did not start any of the first three games of July because Pirates manager Clint Hurdle felt his slumping center fielder needed a mental break. The strategy worked, even if Marte still doesn’t agree with it. Marte hit a two-run home run and Trevor Williams ...

Keystone returns to Beech Creek on Saturday

The District 12 champion Keystone 10-12 All-Stars return back home to Beech Creek on Saturday, July 14 to kick-off the sectional tournament. Their opponent will be the District 24 champions. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 PM.

Penn State’s Kremer and Robison earn All-Star nods

UNIVERSITY PARK – A pair of Penn State baseball student-athletes, Kris Kremer (Hershey, Pa.) and Curtis Robison (Dillsburg, Pa.) were named to their respective summer league all-star teams this week. Robison was named to the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League’s Blue Team, starting in ...

Swimming and Diving ACC/Big Ten Challenge set

GREENSBORO, N.C./ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Atlantic Coast Conference swimming and diving programs will square off against the Big Ten Conference in the inaugural ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the ACC and Big Ten announced Tuesday. The short-course yards dual meet is slated for Nov. 10-11 at the Morgan ...

148 LHU student-athletes earn PSAC scholar-athlete honors

LOCK HAVEN – A total of 148 Lock Haven University student-athletes have earned 2017-18 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athlete honors. LHU’s 148 helped push the PSAC to a new record of 3,054 scholar-athletes for the academic year. In order to be eligible, the ...

Philadelphia Phillies switch things up by making several roster moves

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies made a flurry of roster moves Tuesday, including promoting right-hander Enyel De Los Santos from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The 22-year-old Dominican Republic native was set to start the game against the New York Mets, making his major league debut. De ...

Keystone JRs bounce back with win over Montgomery

Evan Cross pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up three hits while striking out two. An outstanding performance. Aaron Miller closed out the game with a strike out with the bases loaded. Keystone hit from top to bottom recording 12 hits with 5 BB. LEADING HITTERS: -Brady Bendik (3-for-4, 2 ...

West Branch Soccer Camp to be held August 6-10

The 37th annual West Branch Soccer Camp will be held August 6-10 at the West Branch Soccer Club fields just off the Farrandsville Road. The camp hours are from 9:00-11:30. The registration fee is $75. We have age groups for ages 5 to 14, Kindergarten to 8th grade, boys and girls. Every ...

PSU Women’s Golf duo qualify for US Amateur

KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. – Rising seniors Jackie Rogowicz (Yardley, Pa.) and Lauren Waller (Canonsburg, Pa.) each qualified for the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship conducted by the USGA during separate sectional qualifying events last week. This year’s event will take place August ...

Viva la France: Les Bleus advance to World Cup final after win v. Belgium

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — They’re young, they’re brash and they’re collectively worth a billion dollars. The one thing missing for this French squad is an international title. Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and France are about to get that chance. Les Bleus are headed to the World Cup ...

Keystone 13-14-year-olds lose to Montoursville, 12-2

MONTOURSVILLE — Keystone’s 13-14 year olds were defeated by Montours-ville on Saturday. The score was 12-2. Keystone coach Tom Miller said Montoursville’s Rocco Pullizzi pitched a great game and kept the Keystone hitters in check most of the time. Leading hitters for Keystone were: ...

Nittany Lions earn 19th Top 15 finish in Learfield Directors’ Cup

UNIVERSITY PARK – For the 19th time in the past 25 years, Penn State has earned a Top 15 finish in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. The Nittany Lions placed No. 12 in the final 2017-18 Directors’ Cup rankings, finishing in the Top 15 for the eighth time in the past nine years. ...

Zakutney takes 2nd in High Bar at World Cup

MERSIN, Turkey – Penn State men’s gymnastics rising junior Sam Zakutney wrapped up his competition at the FIG World Cup Challenge in Mersin, Turkey this weekend with a second-place finish on the High Bar, and a fifth-place finish on the parallel bars for Team Canada. The Ottawa, Ontario ...

VICTORIOUS: Williamsport Crosscutters take win against Mahoning Valley, 8-4

NILES, Ohio – Ben Alkinski plated five runs in all, including a three-run home run (1) in the 7th inning to power the Cutters to a 8-4 win over Mahoning Valley. Alec Bohm finished the night 2 for 3 with a pair of RBI, his first multi-RBI game in a Cutters uniform. Rafael Marchan plated a ...

Hill sends Altoona Curve into All-Star break with walk-off single

ALTOONA — The Altoona Curve came from behind to win their third straight game, 3-2, over the Trenton Thunder as Logan Hill delivered the game-winner on Sunday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Curve (45-39) recorded three consecutive singles from Will Craig , Jordan George and Hill’s ...

PSU’s Castano National Champion in Mexico

VERACRUZ, Mexico – Penn State rising sophomore Gabe Castano (Allentown, Pa.) claimed the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle in Mexico’s Long Course National Championships in Veracruz Saturday night. Castano touched the wall in a personal-best 51.50 seconds and will compete again Monday ...

Kingham pitches, hits Pirates to 4-1 win over Phils

PITTSBURGH — With the Pittsburgh Pirates struggling to score runs, rookie pitcher Nick Kingham came through to give himself some run support. Kingham pitched six solid innings and drove in two runs, helping the Pirates avoid a three-game sweep with a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia ...

Keystone 9-11 wins district championship

WILLIAMSPORT — Keystone pitcher Hart Fletcher made sure to bring his A-game in the district championship. Fletcher fanned 12 batters to lift Keystone to a district title win, 5-2, over the Loyalsock All-Stars. “The team played well,” Keystone head coach Brad Mahoney said. “Loyalsock ...