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JS Bulldogs capture district title with overtime win

By ERIC HUNT For The Express JERSEY SHORE — Absolute pandemonium. Twice. Jersey Shore and its fans thought it had won its second District 4 AAAA Championship in three years when Selinsgrove quarterback Dan Stoch fumbled the ball with four seconds remaining in regulation. They rushed the ...

Peach Bowl berth possible for Lions

By CORY GIGER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State's bowl picture has started to look a little bit clearer following Saturday's 22-10 win over Wisconsin and some other outcomes around the nation. The Nittany Lions close at Rutgers and at home against Maryland, so a 9-3 record ...

LHU football builds momentum into 2019 with 50-48 win over Gannon

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express A blizzard in Erie set up less-than-ideal conditions for the season finale for Lock Haven football. A matchup between two teams with three combined wins was pushed back an hour due to heavy snowfall, which persisted throughout the game. The teams traded ...

BEA football wins first district championship in 30 years

By JIM LANE For the Express ALTOONA -- Bald Eagle Area is a District 6 football champion for the first time in 30 years. The Eagles captured the D6-3A title on a cold, windy Friday night at Mansion Park, beating Forest Hills, 21-16. Forest Hills won the championship last season. "I'm ...

Take 5; Steelers get a break after drilling Panthers

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger was still in the process of picking himself up off the Heinz Field turf when the scrum started, one that sent a message that at the moment it might be unwise to mess with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers center Maurkice ...

Nittany Lions’ list of issues nothing to celebrate

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express Through nine games this season, Penn State has raised more questions than it has answered, and time won't allow some of those issues to be fully addressed until after the season. A quick check list: - A troubling offensive regression under first-year ...

Bellefonte falls in District Title game, 49-21

FROM STAFF REPORTS DUBOIS- The Bellefonte Red Raiders were dropped by Clearfield in the District Championship game, 49-21. Bellefonte slipped into a 21-0 hole before Kyle Myers connected with Noah Badger for a touchdown pass. Clearfield eventually built on its lead, before Kyle Myers ...

8th Grade Basketball: Lady Wildcats defeat South Williamsport, 32-17

FROM STAFF REPORTS MILL HALL- The Central Mountain 8th grade girls basketball team defeated South Williamsport, 32-17, Thursday evening at Central Mountain Middle School. Kiahna Jones recorded a Wildcat-high 12 points and Ava Renninger added eight points. Tara Mader contributed seven ...

LHU fighters ready for 5th annual Fall Brawl

By Shareik Flowers sflowers@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN- For spectators boxing is a brutal sport where bone-crushing knockouts dominate news cycles. But for the fighters it's a violent chess match where the smartest boxer often prevails in the ring. In the "sweet science" timing nullifies ...

PSU Football: Love affair with backups silly part of sports and life

By CORY GIGER For The Express A big pet peeve of mine is how we, as a sports society, fall in love with the backup quarterback, before he's ever accomplished anything. Or the next recruit. Or next draft pick. Or minor league prospect. It's the whole "grass is greener" thing. It ...

LHU Men’s Soccer: Sibiski named to Academic All-District men’s soccer team

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Sophomore Beckham Sibiski (Kutztown, Pa./Kutztown) of the Lock Haven University men's soccer team has been selected to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District®. The team is selected by CoSIDA. Sibiski was one of 12 players selected to the NCAA ...

Surging Newton, Panthers face red-hot Steelers

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Cam Newton spent a portion of the summer studying Ben Roethlisberger and working out alongside Antonio Brown, something the Carolina Panthers quarterback did out of a mix of curiosity and respect. Newton found himself enamored of ...

No. 20 LHU Wrestling headed to Journeymen Collegiate Classic

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The No. 20 Lock Haven University wrestling team is set to compete Sunday, November 11 at the 2018 Journeymen Collegiate Classic, hosted at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, New York. It will mark the third straight season where the Bald Eagles ...

The Historic 2018 LHU Women’s Soccer season by the numbers

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The 2018 Lock Haven University women's soccer season has concluded. Led by head coach Kathy Brown in her third season, the Bald Eagles soared to new heights in an 11-5-1 season. Early in the season, Coach Brown and the Bald Eagles found themselves with just a 2-2 record ...

James Franklin sees value in knowledge

By CORY GIGER For The Express Football is not the be all, end all in life, and James Franklin made it clear Tuesday afternoon that he wants to make sure his players have a well-rounded understanding of what's going on in the world. Around that same time, 600 miles away, South Carolina ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ The Sidelines: What Is Pride?

Pride. Play with Pride. Pride is a word or statement that often gets thrown around the sporting arena as liberally as candy at a Halloween Parade. Coaches use it. Players use it. Fans sometimes use it. However, one must wonder how many of those who use the term truly understand what ...

Lock Haven Area YMCA Gymnastics team kicks off season with free event

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lock Haven Area YMCA Gymnastics Team is hosting its annual Showcase Friday, November 9, 2018 at 5:30 at the Lock Haven Area YMCA. This is a free event open to the public. Members of the A, B and Pre- team will be performing on all four pieces of equipment. This ...

BEA volleyball downs Serra Catholic 3-1, advances in PIAA State Playoffs

By Kenny Varner For The Express BELLEFONTE - Onward and upward. On Tuesday, the newly crowned District IV champion Bald Eagle Area volleyball team returned to the court in its quest for a PIAA state title. With a very vocal student section behind them, the Lady Bald Eagles advanced with ...