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Wrestling: Derek Keen to represent Central Mountain at State Tournament

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Derek Keen's preseason goals were standard for a freshman. He aimed to bulk up to balance out his lengthy body, and he desired to enhance his technique on the mat. But while other freshmen focused on competing for a varsity spot, Keen had ...

LHU Wrestling, EWL to join Mid-American Conference

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University wrestling program has announced that it will join the Mid-American Conference (MAC). LHU, along with the six other current members of the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) will join the MAC for the sport of wrestling only, as it was announced ...

Women’s basketball travels to Kutztown for PSAC Round 2

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University women's basketball team will be on the road for the quarterfinals of the PSAC tournament this week when the Bald Eagles take on Kutztown. This will be the third game between the schools this season. Lock Haven enters the game with a record of 15-13 ...

LHU: Lady Eagles get first playoff win in 28 years against ESU

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- When East Stroudsburg and Lock Haven faced each other in the opening round of the PSAC playoffs Monday night, the two clubs were anything but strangers to each other. It was their third meeting of the season. For LHU, the Lady Eagles ...

CM girls recap: Lady Wildcats finish season winless but future looks bright

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Records can be deceiving. In back-to-back seasons the Central Mountain girls basketball team finished with an 0-22 record. But spectators of this year's Wildcat campaign easily recognized the vast improvement of play, compared with the ...

Nittany Lions prepare for Big 10 Wrestling Championship

By ANDY ELDER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — For the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the “process” meant playing as bad as possible for seasons on end so that the team could accumulate enough talent to finally be good enough to compete. For the Penn State wrestling team, the ...

LHU MEN’S: Thrilling upset-bid falls short, LHU edged by No. 3 seed Ship

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The Lock Haven University men's basketball team (12-15) looked poised for an upset, but in the end, host Shippensburg University (23-6) held on for a narrow one-point win. Ship, playing as the PSAC East's No. 3 seed, downed the visiting Bald Eagles, 71-70, in a thrilling ...

Central Mountain sends trio of wrestlers to semifinals at Regionals

FROM STAFF REPORTS ALTOONA- The Central Mountain Wildcats had a productive Day 1 of the Northwest Regional Tournament.They advanced three wrestlers to Saturday's semifinals, while another seven will compete in the day's consolation round. Seniors Jake Edwards (heavyweight), Johnny Shreffler ...

Hannah Kauffman’s buzzer beater sends Shore to state tournament

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com SUNBURY- Trailing 56-54, with 3.3 seconds remaining on the clock, everyone in the gym knew the Jersey Shore Bulldogs would commit to Hannah Kauffman for the game's final shot. Following a Shamokin free throw, Aubrey Stetts inbounded the ball to ...

Maria Morgan: Shooting For Some Madness

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com Maria Morgan’s dream of playing in the NCAA basketball tournament has become a reality. Today, the former Bucktail High School standout and her current Saint Vincent College (SVC) teammates will travel to Kentucky to take on the No.1 Division III ...

CM and Bellefonte Regional Tournament preview

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer ALTOONA — One week after taking the initial step toward qualifying for the PIAA Class AAA State wrestling championships, the Bellefonte Red Raiders and Central Mountain Wildcats will return to the Altoona High School field house this weekend for ...

Jersey Shore qualifies several swimmers for PIAA State Meet

FROM STAFF REPORTS No Jersey Shore swimmer went into the District IV PIAA Swim Meet as a top seed. It was no big deal, as several swimmers shrugged of their pre-meet placings and jumped to the top of the podium. And maybe the tone was set even before Shore’s first win of the 2-day ...

AP source: Harper, Phillies agree to $330M, 13-year deal

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK — Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of ...

Jersey Shore’s district bid cut short with 48-36 loss to Danville

By JON GERARDI For The Express SUNBURY - Having played Danville twice in the regular season, everyone on Jersey Shore's team knew they had to attempt to try to take away forward Corinna Petrus and limit guard Clara Coombe. It was no secret at all how talented of a duo those two are for ...

Tom Elling’s Wrestling Mat-ters: Regional Wrestling Preview

This weekend is the North West Regional AAA tournament for our area and beyond. The two-day event will be held at the currently-under-remodeling Altoona High Field House. Wrestling will begin Friday night at 5:30 with the quarterfinals to take place shortly after the completion of round one. ...

Steelers hope to see less of Brown if they pull off trade

By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert insists he would gladly welcome back Antonio Brown next season. If things don’t work out, Colbert has a plan for that, too. Colbert addressed the rampant rumors about Brown’s future ...

Penguins forward Rust, defenseman Ruhwedel out ‘longer term’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The injury-ravaged Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forward Bryan Rust and defenseman Chad Ruhwedel indefinitely after both were injured in a victory over Columbus. Coach Mike Sullivan said Wednesday both Ruhwedel and Rust will be out “longer term.” Rust suffered a ...

Raiders fight ‘till end but fall in OT of title game against Johnstown

By KENNY VARNER For The Express They made it to the top of the District 6 Mountain and refused to be toppled easily. The Bellefonte boys went to battle Monday night against an 18-2 Greater Johnstown team in the District 6 5A title tilt in a prime time contest at Penn State ...

Two Lock Haven YMCA gymnasts win medals at States

FROM STAFF REPORTS Gymnasts from the Lock Haven Area YMCA Gymnastics Team represented their local high schools and competed at the PA Classic on Feb. 23 at Moon High School in Moon Township, PA. The event serves as the Pennsylvania State Championships for PIAA sanctioned high school ...