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Pirates slug 4 homers, beat Rockies 14-6

By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press PITTSBURGH — After scoring just three runs in the first two games of their series with the Colorado Rockies, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ offense broke out in a big way on Thursday, setting new season highs for runs scored and margin of victory in a 14-6 ...

Central Mountain Softball rolls to victory, head home as district champs

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven LORETTO- Alyssa Fisher provided the spark when Central Mountain needed it. Behind 2-0 in the bottom of the third, Fisher smoked a line drive home run over the left field fence for Central Mountain’s first score of the game. "I was going up to the ...

Bellefonte baseball downs Somerset for District title

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer ALTOONA, Pa. -- The Bellefonte Red Raiders baseball team successfully defended their District VI AAAA title with a 1-0 victory over top-seeded Somerset Wednesday afternoon at PNG Field. For the Red Raider baseball team beginning with the 2015 season, ...

Central Mountain baseball rallies for win to defend District Title

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com ALTOONA- Central Mountain's offense was sluggish until it wasn't. The Wildcats were scoreless and hitless entering the fourth. They then exploded for five runs in the inning, and ended the game with 10-unanswered scores as they bested the ...

Ben Roethlisberger bothered by criticism

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening. Antonio Brown. Le’Veon Bell. A handful of other former teammates long since gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. The talking heads on TV. They all ...

BEA advances in playoffs with 2-1 extra-innings win versus Penn Cambria

By KENNY VARNER For The Express MILESBURG - Call her the King of Clutch. Bald Eagle’s Maegan King was cool under pressure as she roped a 2-out bases- loaded RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead her team to the next round of the District 6 playoffs with a 2-1, ...

Softball: Wildcats eager to compete in district championship

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Central Mountain has developed into a powerhouse-softball program in recent seasons. Through dynamic pitching-- fused with a consistent offense-- the Wildcats have boasted a complete roster and will face DuBois in its third straight ...

Three Red Raiders commit to Universities for athletics

FROM STAFF REPORTS On Friday, May 17 the Bellefonte Athletic Department celebrated student-athletes Moryelle Fernandez, Shaelah Pepperman and Kyle Myers who committed to continuing their education and playing careers at the college level. Moryelle Fernandez will continue his track ...

Local auto racing roundup

By JAMIE BIRD For The Express Clinton County finally got the show in, almost! It's been since April 12. Jim Yoder was victorious, and Jeff Weaver of Lock Haven won both the Weaver's Excavating & Construction 270 and 600 micro sprint features. Gary's Motor Mart/Laurel Highlands IMCA ...

PSU Football: Gross-Matos Named to Lott Impact Watch List

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Junior defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (Spotsylvania, Va.) is among the 42 candidates on the preseason watch list for the 16th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy, as announced by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation. The Lott IMPACT Trophy honors the top defensive player in ...

CM weekly recap: Baseball and softball advance to District Championships

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com Wildcat softball won its district semifinal, baseball won on Senior Day and track athlete Amelia McCloy claimed a championship. Those were the highlights last week in the world of Central Mountain sports. The Wildcat softball team was to play at ...

Bucktail softball ends season 17-2

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bucktail softball finished the 2019 regular season 17-2, giving them the top seed in the Mid-Penn D4 A League and a first round bye in the playoffs. The Bucks will play the winner of Tuesday's game between Canton and Galeton Thursday at 5:00PM in Turbotville. Bucktail ...

Anderson, Laudeman to compete at the 2019 NCAA Championships

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Freshman-hurdler CJ Anderson (Milford, Pa./Delaware Valley) and senior-thrower Wade Laudeman (Gettysburg, Pa./Gettysburg) are set to represent the Lock Haven University men's outdoor track & field team at the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field ...

CM drops Hollidaysburg, 11-1, to lock spot in District Championship

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Central Mountain's slight 2-1 lead had head coach Fred Caldwell uneasy. His team was in a competitive contest with two-win Hollidaysburg, but the coach knew the Golden Tigers' record wasn't reflective of their attitude. "I'm always ...

Bucktail Bucks get 10-0 win over Williamson

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express Farwell-For the first time in eight games the Bucktail starting lineup returned to resemble their opening day roster, and the results were instant. Emma and Myka Poorman combined to throw a no-hitter against AA Williamson as the Bucks improved to 17-2 ...

LHU: Reddinger earns Atlantic All-Region lacrosse honors

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Junior Braxtin Reddinger (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) of the Lock Haven University lacrosse team has earned 2019 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Atlantic All-Region honors. Reddinger was named to the IWLCA Atlantic All-Region Second Team after ...

Sugar Valley baseball falls 7-5 to Neumann

The Sugar Valley baseball team ended its season on as high of a note as possible without walking away with their first win of the season. The Phoenix took an early advantage over the surging Neumann Regional Academy Knights as they fought to end their season with a victory. Neumann answered ...

CM Wildcats blowout Milton on Senior Day, 12-0

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer MILL HALL -- It was Senior Day for the Central Mountain baseball team Wednesday afternoon at Mill Hall Community Field and the CM seniors made the most of their final home-field appearance. With clouds drifting in-and-out of the area, the Wildcats ...

LHU: Two-sport athlete finds early success

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – "My adrenaline was pumping, it was my first ever college meet and I'd only been training for three weeks." Rookie Karina Long had just completed a grueling season with the Lock Haven field hockey team and had already set her sights on a Bald Eagle record in the long ...

Kunes brings home the silver

Earlier in May, Aiden Kunes, 9, of Jersey Shore competed at the 2019 MAWA Eastern Nationals in Salisbury Maryland as midget, 75 pounds. After a competitive 3 matches Aiden took Second Place with an All-American status! His quarter-finals match was a 4-2 decision victory. Aiden won by FMC 2-0 ...