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Powell: Put Bellefonte on upset alert against Central Mountain

MILL HALL — Rivalry week. I think we all love this time of the year. And this Friday, we have a high school football rivalry game between the Central Mountain Wildcats (0-3) and the Bellefonte Red Raiders (3-0). But don’t let those records fool you. Last season, we approached this ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ The Sidelines: Reasons to Coach

In my previous column, I addressed some of the challenges of coaching. I used comments from some coaching colleagues at Central Mountain to support my own thoughts and opinions. Make no mistake, coaching is a challenge. While many people try to coach, it is not something that just ...

‘Grand re-opening’ of Hubert Jack Stadium surface

LOCK HAVEN – Last spring, Lock Haven University installed new turf at Hubert Jack Stadium and Saturday’s (Sept. 8) game marked the first game played on the new surface. As part of the 2018 home-opener, LHU took time during the pre-game for the grand re-opening of the turf. Prior to the ...

Jersey Shore’s David Tomb wreaks havoc on defensive line

JERSEY SHORE — The more film Montoursville watched, the more Jersey Shore nose tackle David Tomb stood out. Montoursville coach J.C. Keefer enjoyed watching Tomb routinely make big plays and spark his teammates. Coaching against him last Friday, however, was not an enjoyable experience. ...

Penn State University Football’s Tuesday press conference takeaways

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State continues preparations for Saturday’s matchup with Kent State at Beaver Stadium and the Lions are five-touchdown favorites. James Franklin met with the press Tuesday and fielded questions on a variety of topics. The Lions (2-0) are breaking in new players on ...

LHU M&W Soccer schedule change (Saturday, Sept. 15)

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University men’s and women’s soccer teams have announced a schedule change for Saturday’s (September 15) home PSAC doubleheader vs. Pitt-Johnstown. Because of the weather and heavy rain, Saturday’s (September 15) home matches have been moved from Stern ...

Rain forces closure of several grass lots for Kent St. game

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State has announced parking changes for Saturday’s football game against Kent State, due to soaking rain the past several days and the forecast for additional rain this week. Vehicles will be re-directed to other parking lots near Beaver Stadium. Intercollegiate ...

Sports On TV (9/12/18)

Wednesday, Sept. 12 EQUESTRIAN 8 p.m. NBCSN — FEI World Equestrian Games, Endurance Team & Individual Ride, at Mill Spring, N.C. GOLF 10 p.m. GOLF — Asian Tour, Shinhan Donghae Open, first round, at Inchon, South Korea MLB BASEBALL 1 p.m. MLB — Regional coverage, ...

Sports Transactions (9/11/18)

Tuesday’s BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Reinstated LHP Chris Sale from the 10-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Reinstated LHP Andrew Miller from the 10-day DL. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Released LHP Eric Stout. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Recalled 3B Rio Ruiz from ...

CHAMPION: CMHS graduate Sam Lofton helps team win Open Cup in Iceland

Standing on the pitch in Iceland as the tournament directors were getting the trophy ceremony started, Central Mountain grad Sam Lofton stood alongside her teammates waiting to touch the trophy, something she had never been able to experience as a professional athlete. And as she stood around, ...

WIN tabs LHU Wrestling No. 21 in preseason rankings

LOCK HAVEN – In the first of several editions of preseason NCAA Division I wrestling rankings, WIN Magazine has the Lock Haven University wrestling team listed at No. 21. The Bald Eagles sit at No. 21 in WIN’s Preseason Tournament Power Index (TPI), one spot behind No. 20 Minnesota (Big ...

Lock Haven’s Alyscia Smith named the A-10 POTW

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Alyscia Smith (Newport, Pa./Newport) of the Lock Haven University field hockey team has been named this week’s Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) Co-Player of the Week. It marks the second straight week where a Lock Haven player has been named the conference’s player of ...

LHU Men’s Basketball takes part in community service work

LOCK HAVEN – As the fall 2018 semester at Lock Haven University started, the men’s basketball team took time to take part in a recent community service project. The Bald Eagles took the lead on a ‘clean-up’ day at the Heisey House Museum in Lock Haven. LHU head coach Mike Nestor ...

Powell: The future is bright with LHU Football now playing ‘moneyball’

LOCK HAVEN — Is it just me, or does it feel like there’s a culture change currently happening within Lock Haven University Football? In the opening game of the season, LHU visited Pittsburgh to play Division I school Duquesne — and I loved it. Yes, I understand they lost in a shutout, ...

PSU’s KJ Hamler on Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll

UNIVERSITY PARK — Freshman wide receiver KJ Hamler (Pontiac, Mich.) has been named to the Paul Hornung Award weekly honor roll after his versatile effort at Pitt. The Paul Hornung Award is presented to the most versatile player in major college football. Hamler accounted for 145 all-purpose ...

Abert named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week

NEW ORLEANS – Following his victory at the Spiked Shoe Invitational on Friday, Sept. 7, Colin Abert (Easton, Pa.) has been named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Men’s Athlete of the Week on Monday, Sept. 10. This is the first weekly ...