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BEA Softball magical run comes to an end in the State Championship

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com UNIVERSITY PARK -- It was, quite simply, an inning the Bald Eagle Area softball team will have nightmares about. BEA was clinging to a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth of the PIAA Class AAA softball championship game when things began to ...

Mirror image: Pirates’ top pick Priester delivers on promise

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Quinn Priester picked up a dry-erase marker and jotted a couple of notes to himself on his bedroom mirror before his final season of high school baseball, something to provide a little extra nudge to get through the drudgery of a northern ...

Bossert Gallery — A display of monthly art pieces

JOHN RISHEL/THE EXPRESS The Bossert Gallery at Ross Library offers a small but lovely exhibit area to the community for art shows of a wide variety. Those who sell pieces contribute a percentage to the library. Each show hangs for a month. In June, the Ross Adult Coloring Group which ...

Walkin the Sidelines-Summer Fun

By SCOTT BAKER For The Express School is out for summer. School is out forever. Yeah, so the old song goes but let’s not get too carried away here. School is out, but surely not forever. Yes, summer fun has definitely begun. Summer is a favorite time of year for many. Warm ...

Local auto racing round up: JR Toner gets first win of season

By JAMIE BIRD FOR THE EXPRESS It was his first win of the season at Clinton County, and he picked a big one. JR Toner started on the pole, but more importantly he led every lap, especially the checkered flag one. It was the Mason Dixon Shootout Series and it was a shootout, ...

Madison Perry’s walk-off sends Eagles to State Championship

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com CRESSON- Clearfield doubted Madison Perry's ability to perform in the clutch during the final frame, and the Eagle freshman made the Bison pay dearly for it. During a two-out, scoreless game in the bottom of the seventh, Clearfield intentionally ...

BEA faces Clearfield today in state semifinals

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com WINGATE- Bald Eagle Area's 2019 season has been magical. They're 21-3 and captured a District 6 crown thanks to a 9-5 win over Chestnut Ridge. Now in the state playoffs their performance, against top-tier teams, has elevated. The Eagles handed South ...

Moustakas HR wins car for fan, Yelich HR, Brewers sweep Bucs

By JOE TOTORAITIS Associated Press MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Brewers topped their crowd-pleasing Christian Yelich bobblehead giveaway with another surprise gift, thanks to Mike Moustakas. Moustakas launched a homer that won a new SUV for a fan, Yelich hit his major league-leading 24th ...

Online sports betting now live in PA

By CORY GIGER For The Express Legal online sports betting has finally arrived in Pennsylvania after longer-than-expected delays. There's only one available online casino option for people to wager at so far. There also are still technology and legal issues that have to be addressed within ...

Alex Garbrick selected by New York Yankees in MLB Draft

By AARON JAMES ajames@lockhaven.com Mill Hall native Alex Garbrick’s childhood dream came to fruition Wednesday when he was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 40th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. The redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher, and former ...

BEA Eagles get Clearfield in semifinals

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bald Eagle Area softball team (21-3) will face the Clearfield Bison (14-9) in the semifinal round of PIAA state tournament, Monday at 5 p.m. at Mount Aloysius College. This is the third meeting between the two teams this season. BEA won its season-opener versus ...

Racing to the Belmont Stakes

With any hopes of a Triple Crown winner effectively wiped out by a controversial Stewards' ruling in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes was still witnessed by over 131,000 fans. Even though "Maximum Security," who won the Derby before being disqualified, was not at the Preakness, "War ...

Mike Foltynewicz gives up 2 more HR, Pirates beat Braves 6-1

By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press PITTSBURGH — If the Atlanta Braves needed more reason to purse free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel, they may have gotten it on Thursday. Mike Foltynewicz allowed consecutive home runs to Colin Moran and Gregory Polanco in the second inning of a 6-1 loss to ...

Alex Garbrick selected in MLB draft

FROM STAFF REPORTS Eight summers ago, Alex Garbrick helped pitch the Keystone Little League team to the Little League World Series as the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional champions, becoming the first area district team to get to the World Series since Newberry did so in 1969. This ...

CM: Amelia McCloy receives all-state honors in track

FROM STAFF REPORTS Central Mountain’s Amelia McCloy was selected to the 2019 All State Track and Field Team for High Jump. Amelia placed 2nd at the PIAA AAA Track and Field Championships with a jump of 5'8".

East Pennsboro silences Bellefonte, miscue prove costly in 2-1 Loss

By LUKE ROMAN For The Express NEWPORT-Small mistakes often become magnified in playoff baseball-especially when facing superior pitching. Just ask Bellefonte who suffered a season-ending 2-1 loss yesterday at the hands of East Pennsboro, a team they defeated 15-4 in last season’s PIAA ...

Bald Eagle Area punches ticket to PIAA semis with 4-2 win

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com LORETTO -- Bald Eagle Area is advancing in the PIAA Playoffs, but not without a little controversy. A first-inning two-run home run by BEA’s Maegan King proved to be the difference in the Eagles’ 4-2 win over Keystone Oaks in the quarterfinals of ...

Steelers’ Davis worried about 2019, not long-term future

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Sean Davis couldn’t help but notice the big-money contracts fellow NFL safeties landed during free agency. It was impossible not to. Landon Collins scored $84 million from the Washington Redskins. Earl Thomas snagged $55 million from ...

Bellefonte baseball, BEA softball get next opponents for playoffs

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bellefonte and Bald Eagle Area now know who their quarterfinal opponents will be. The PIAA updated it bracket Tuesday to reveal Bellefonte baseball will face East Pennsboro Thursday at noon at New Port High School. Bald Eagle Area will clash with Keystone Oaks ...