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Ajayi ready to give Eagles a ride on Jay Train vs. Falcons

PHILADELPHIA — Jay Ajayi is rested, refreshed and ready. The Philadelphia Eagles can jump aboard the Jay Train when they host Atlanta in an NFC divisional playoff Saturday and try to ride Ajayi to the conference title game. Ajayi will see his first action in 19 days when he lines up ...

Celtics overcome 22-point deficit to beat Philadelphia 76ers in London

LONDON — Ten seasons ago, the Boston Celtics came to London and won. They went on to win the NBA title. As they repeated the first half of that feat with a comeback victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night, the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics provided more evidence that they ...

Central Mountain High School boy’s basketball head coach Tyler Bardo (center) coaches his Wildcats during a high school basketball game in Mill Hall. Central Mountain faces off against Shamokin tonight at 7:30 PM. (The Express/Tim Weight)

READY TO GO: Central Mountain High School battles Shamokin tonight at 7:30 PM

MILL HALL — It’s just eight games into the season, but Central Mountain has had a promising start to the year. They sit at 6-2 and are gelling with a new head coach and a host of fresh faces on the floor. They’re riding a three-game winning streak and host Shamokin tonight after perhaps ...

Tom Elling’s Wrestling Mat-ters: Our iconic wrestling scene

As reported last column, Central Mountain Coach Biff Walizer is instituting a special recognition night on Tuesday, January 18 (vs. State College) for all undefeated wrestling teams from the schools that now make up the Wildcats. Bald Eagle-Nittany had a few undefeated seasons, while Lock Haven ...

Heath Stover named LHU’s interim head baseball coach

LOCK HAVEN – Longtime Lock Haven University assistant baseball coach Heath Stover has been named the program’s interim head coach for the 2018 season. Stover, a LHU graduate, just finished his 20th season as an assistant coach with the Bald Eagles and for the last 20 seasons he’s played ...

LHU Bald Eagles set for Virginia Duals

LOCK HAVEN – The nationally-ranked Lock Haven University wrestling team is headed back to the Virginia Duals. The 2018 Virginia Duals are scheduled for Friday and Saturday (Jan. 12-13) at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. This weekend will mark Lock Haven’s 17th all-time ...

Freshman guard Bink Redman (1) of Lock Haven University waits for the next play in an NCAA women’s college basketball game. LHU lost to Shippensburg, 81-59. (Photo courtesy of LHU Basketball)

Lock Haven falls to Shippensburg, 81-59

SHIPPENSBURG – The Lock Haven University women’s basketball team (2-12, 1-9 PSAC) was downed on the road Wednesday night to Shippensburg University (2-12, 1-7 PSAC) by a final of 81-59. The Bald Eagles were led by a trio of double-digit scorers as Ahnera Parker (Lancaster, Pa./J.P. ...

This week’s Athlete of the Week is CM’s Collin Jones. (Photo Provided)

CM’s Collin Jones named The Express Athlete of the Week

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Central Mountain High School basketball player Collin Jones has been named The Express Athlete of the Week. Jones scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Wildcats defeated previously undefeated Huntingdon last Wednesday. For the season, Jones is averaging 18.5 ...

Lock Haven Wrestling in the national rankings

LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven University wrestling team moved back to No. 20 in this week’s USA Today/NWCA Coaches poll. The No. 20 ranking marks a two-spot jump from last week (No. 22). The Bald Eagles also remained at No. 17 in this week’s InterMat Dual Meet rankings. The trio of ...

Central Mountain High School’s senior 170 lb. Tanner Weaver holds his opponent in a headlock during a high school wrestling match against Midd-West High School on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, in Mill Hall. (The Express/Tim Weight)

VICTORY: Central Mountain beats Midd-West High by commanding 46-24 score

MILL HALL — Like Old Man River, the Central Mountain wrestling team keeps rolling along. Taking advantage of a pair of forfeits and seven wins on the mat, the Wildcats came from behind to down the Midd-West Mustangs, 46-24, Tuesday night. “I tried to express to some of our guys that ...

It was a close game of basketball between Jersey Shore and Shamokin as the Bulldogs won by a score of 61-57. (The Express/Phil Mapstone)

Jersey Shore Bulldogs win against Indians in a tough battle, 61-57

JERSEY SHORE — Jay Dincher recorded a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds as the Bulldogs out-lasted the Shamokin Indians, 61-57. The victory puts Jersey Shore above the .500 mark with a 5-4 record on the season. “Tonight, I thought we played a really good defensive game,” JS coach ...

Wildcats steamroll Midd-West, 62-31

MIDDLEBURG — Central Mountain High School boy’s basketball continued to steamroll tonight in a set of back-of-back games, this time winning against Midd-West by a dominating 62-31. “I was happy to see the energy from the guys tonight in a back-to-back, and it was important for us to get ...

A Look Back At Sports History: The Steagles

As the NFL season winds down into the playoffs, the two Pennsylvania teams, the Eagles and Steelers, are in the hunt for a Super Bowl berth. While the Eagles and Steelers are cross-state rivals in today’s NFL, for one lone season in 1943 they merged rosters into what was officially ...

Chance Marsteller of Lock Haven University gets his arm raised in victory during a match at the Southern Scuffle. (Photo courtesy of LHU Wrestling)

Lock Haven’s Chance Marsteller named EWL Athlete of the Week

LOCK HAVEN – For the second time this season, Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard-Dale) of the Lock Haven University wrestling team has been named the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Athlete of the Week. The nationally-ranked 165-pounder is coming off a third-place finish at the ...

The Next Level: Student-Athletes on Campus

Ethan Dale: Central Mountain High School/Alfred State Swimming. Alfred State resumes competition on Saturday, January 13th. They have been off since December 3rd. Michael Panczyszyn: 2015 Jersey Shore High School graduate and current junior on the Lycoming Men’s Swimming team. Lycoming has ...

Central Mountain grabs 58-51 win on road

SELINSGROVE — As the saying goes, it’s not how you start the game, but how you finish it. Central Mountain lived by that phrase and outscored Selinsgrove, 41- 28, in the second half to capture a 58-51 win against the Seals on the road. The win bumped up Central Mountain’s record to ...

Mahlik Houtz (right) of Central Mountain High School and Evan Sellinger (left) of Jersey Shore High School wrestle during a rivalry high school wrestling match last week in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania. Central Mountain won 64-11. (The Express/Tim Weight)

ROLLING: CM Wrestling dominates rival, Girl’s Swimming makes quite a splash

MILL HALL — The first week of 2018 was a short, yet productive one for three of the four Central Mountain winter sports teams. The Wildcat swimmers, boys hoopsters and wrestlers each competed once and did so successfully. Only the girl’s hoopsters struggled in their first action of the new ...

Mackenzie Livingston of Lock Haven University dribbles the ball into the lane during an NCAA women’s basketball game. (Photo courtesy of LHU Women's Basketball)

Lock Haven University falls to East Stroudsburg Lady Warriors, 91-60

LOCK HAVEN — For the first five minutes of Saturday’s PSAC East women’s basketball game between Lock Haven and East Stroudsburg, the Lady Eagles played the Warriors tough through four lead changes. However, with LHU holding a slim 8-7 lead, the Lady Warriors sprinted their way to a 14-0 ...