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Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer NEW ORLEANS — When the New Orleans Saints finally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Super Bowl. Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two ...

High School Basketball: Red Raiders outlast Eagles in nailbiter, 62-56

By KENNY VARNER For The Express BELLEFONTE - It was another rivalry game for the books. There’s few guarantees in life, but one that is a given almost every time is that when Bellefonte and Bald Eagle Area match up in any sport, you are going to see two teams that will leave ...

PSU Football: WR Juwan Johnson to transfer?

By CORY GIGER For The Express Receiver Juwan Johnson, coming off a disappointing junior season for Penn State, may have played his final game in a Nittany Lion uniform. No, Johnson isn't declaring for the NFL draft a year early, but he is looking at transferring to play his final ...

Wrestling downed by UVA, Oklahoma on Day 1 of Virginia Duals

FROM STAFF REPORTS The No. 14 LHU wrestling team opened the 2019 Virginia Duals yesterday with a pair losses, falling to Virginia and Oklahoma. HAMPTON, Va. - The No. 14 Lock Haven University wrestling team opened the 2019 Virginia Duals with a pair of losses yesterday. The Bald Eagles ...

Virginia Duals provide challenge for LHU wrestling

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express LOCK HAVEN- The Lock Haven University wrestling team heads into Friday’s Virginia Duals as the No. 14 ranked team in duals per InterMat Wrestling. That status will be put to the test, with the Bald Eagles stepping into an eight-team event that features ...

Bucks fall on road to St. John Neumann, 75-33

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express The St. John Neumann Knights steamrolled into the Dale Florey Gymnasium last night often putting on a clinic of what skill, size and speed can look like on a high school court. The Bucks were often up to the task, but the Knights cruised to a 75-33 win. The ...

WRESTLING: Wildcats remain perfect with 50-17 win over Shikellamy

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer MILL HALL -- After four bouts of Thursday night's PHAC dual meet between Shikellamy and Central Mountain, the two teams were as close to each other as they were at the first whistle. Splitting the first bouts after starting at 182, the scoreboard ...

Girls Basketball: Lady Raiders fall to DuBois, 36-34

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bellefonte girls basketball team lost its away matchup against the DuBois Beavers, 36-34. Mallorie Smith led the Raiders with a game-high 14 points. Maddie Tice added another 10. Maddie Steiner chipped in six points, and Sara DeHaas and Hanna Lauck each recorded ...

Lady Bucks fall at home to Montgomery, 40-28

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express FARWELL- It was a frustrating loss last night in Farwell but not due to lack of an effort, as Montgomery out-lasted the Lady Bucks to pick up a 40-28 win after a hard-fought defensive struggle. Riley Fry would finish with just nine points but was a huge ...

Tom Elling’s Wrestling Mat-ters: Wrestling recap and preview

Scott Moore and the Foundation at LHU are reaching out to alums - especially wrestling alums- in a February 10 social before the Clarion dual meet. It’s a Sunday and the meet is scheduled for 2 PM. I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of my wrestling pals there. I’ve heard Ken Melchior ...

Central Mountain manhandles Shamokin, 67-9

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer MILL HALL -- Any way you look at it, Tuesday night's dual meet between Shamokin and CM was a blowout from the opening whistle to the final slap of the mat. Coming through with wins in the first 12 weights, the Wildcats blew open a 61-0 lead before ...

Wrestling: Red Raiders stun unbeaten Penns Valley Rams, 37-30

By KENNY VARNER FOR THE EXPRESS BELLEFONTE -Two of Centre County’s premier wrestling teams matched up in an instant classic Tuesday night as Bellefonte hosted the undefeated Penns Valley Rams. Fittingly, the night came down to the last match with the Red Raiders leading 34-30 ...

Best outcome, not besting teammates, spurs Penn State’s pin barrage

By ANDY ELDER FOR THE EXPRESS UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s interesting how similar the perspectives of a fifth-year senior and a redshirt freshman can be on the Penn State wrestling team. Senior 197-pounder Bo Nickal and freshman 149-pounder Brady Berge revealed those similarities in ...

Basketball: Wildcats defeat Selinsgrove on road, 49-44

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Central Mountain Wildcats picked up their second victory of the season with a 49-44 road win against the Selinsgrove Seals Tuesday night. “We had a slow start but had a good response in the second half,” CM coach Tyler Bardo Said. “I remain confident in ...

LHU basketball squads are young and fun to watch

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express It's easy to monitor a team from afar by briefly eyeing a game recap or scanning a box score. You get the basics without investing all that much time into the team it is you're interested in. I'm telling you that both of the Lock Haven 2018-19 basketball ...

Central Mountain Lady Wildcats lose at home to Tyrone, 62-38

FROM STAFF REPORTS MILL HALL- The Central Mountain Wildcats were dropped at home by the Tyrone Golden Eagles, 62-38, Monday night. Avery Baker led the Wildcats with a game-high 13 points. Quinlynn McCann added another 11. “Avery was very aggressive with looking to get to the basket, ...

Chicago Bears’ kicking unit has declined since Robbie Gould’s release

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Chicago Bears’ field goal unit has deteriorated since Robbie Gould’s release prior to the 2016 season, and the numbers vividly display Chicago’s decline. Since Gould’s departure from the organization he has converted 82-of-85 field goal attempts, which is a ...

CM Wildcats fall to Loyalsock, 76-37

By AARON JAMES For The Express The Loyalsock Lancers, at 8-1, hosted the Central Mountain Wildcats who were coming off their first win of the season before falling back into the loss column with a 76-37 loss Monday evening in Loyalsock Township. After Loyalsock head coach Ron (C.I.) ...