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Tom Elling’s Wrestling Mat-ters: Holiday Cheer and Wins

Another holiday season of wrestling tournaments is in the books. Penn State won their 7th Scouther Scuffle with 197 points (just one shy of the record set by Oklahoma State last year). Some of you will remember Coach Cael elected to no go to the Scuffle last year since the team had huge dual ...

LHU Baseball’s DeHass, Slinger earn preseason honors

LOCK HAVEN – Senior first baseman Kolby DeHaas of the Lock Haven University baseball team has been named a 2018 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Division II Player to Watch and transfer Jesse Slinger has been tabbed a Newcomer to Watch. With the 2018 season on the horizon, the Bald Eagles also ...

Nittany Lion duo named to U.S. U-23 WNT camp

CHICAGO — A pair of Penn State redshirt sophomore defenders will join the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team for a training camp, Jan. 4-11, at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, California. Nittany Lions Ellie Jean (Coventry, Conn.) and Kaleigh Riehl (Fairfax Station, Va.) ...

CM Basketball walks all over Huntingdon, 90-73

MILL HALL — The Central Mountain High School boy’s basketball team continued their winning ways on Wednesday night, as they defeated Huntingdon High School by a dominant score of 90-73 to bring them to a 4-2 record on the young season. Collin Jones led the way for the Wildcats with 22 ...

CM’s Asher Corl poses for a photo right after a wrestling practice. (The Express/Scott Baker)

Asher Corl named Athlete of the Week

Central Mountain High School wrestler: Asher Corl. Corl won his first career tournament championship last Friday by earning a hard fought 2-0 victory in the 160 pound final of the Conestoga Valley Holiday Classic. Corl’s overall record stands at 14-4 on the season. Reflecting on his ...

Lock Haven has trio of placers at Southern Scuffle

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard-Dale) placed third at 165 pounds and was one of three placewinners for the No. 22/17 Lock Haven University wrestling team at the prestigious Southern Scuffle. Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) placed fourth at 141 ...

Penn State wins seventh Southern Scuffle in eight years

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Penn State won its seventh Southern Scuffle title in eight years, crowning six champions and four additional placewinners Tuesday at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga’s McKenzie Arena. The Nittany Lions piled up a school record 197 points, one shy of the ...

Mike Tomlin encouraged by Brown’s recovery from calf issue

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown is inching toward a return from a left calf injury. Brown hasn’t played since injuring the calf in the first half of a loss to New England on Dec. 17. He posted video of himself working out on a treadmill on Monday. ...

Philadelphia Eagles' Steven Means celebrates during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Philadelphia Eagles have plenty to fix during bye week

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have plenty to fix during their bye week. A slumping offense missing NFL MVP candidate Carson Wentz scored only 13 points in the last five quarters with Nick Foles and the starters playing. That won’t cut it when the Eagles (13-3) host the Saints ...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) returns a kickoff 96-yards for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Pittsburgh Steelers enter playoffs with depth and momentum

PITTSBURGH — JuJu Smith-Schuster didn’t catch a snap of the 2017 AFC championship game. Life out in Los Angeles was just a little too hectic as the wide receiver prepared for the NFL draft. Martavis Bryant skipped out on it too, in part because of the pain of missing out while serving a ...

Next Level: Student-Athletes on Campus

The majority of athletes will be returning to action this week after a break for finals and the holidays. Ethan Dale: Central Mountain High School/Alfred State Swimming. Ethan and his teammates will resume action on Saturday in Coral Springs, FL. Michael Panczyszyn: 2015 Jersey Shore High ...

Boykin rallies Notre Dame to Citrus Bowl win

ORLANDO, Fla. — Myles Boykin scored on a 55-yard touchdown pass with 1:28 remaining and No. 14 Notre Dame got its first win in a New Year’s Day bowl since 1994 with a 21-17 win over No. 16 LSU in the Citrus Bowl on Monday. Three plays after Jack Gonsoulin’s 17-yard field goal gave the ...

Wildcats Finish Second at Conestoga; Corl and O’Connor Win Titles

Express Sports Staff Reports CONESTOGA -- On the heels of opening the season with a first-place finish in the Annual Tom Best Memorial Top Hat Tournament followed by a strong third-place effort in the King of the Mountain, not even Mother Nature and 25 other teams could stop ...

Penn State safety Marcus Allen kisses the trophy after Penn State defeated Washington 35-28 in the Fiesta Bowl NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

CHAMPIONS: Penn State wins Fiesta Bowl championship after win over Washington

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Trace McSorley gave a little smirk when told of his incredible day throwing the football on third down. “Yeah, that’s pretty good,” he said. No, not just pretty good. “(Going) 12-for-12 is pretty damn good,” backup quarterback Tommy Stevens chimed in when ...

Wildcats 2nd at Conestoga Valley, Corl wins title

The holidays provided most Central Mountain athletes and teams with the opportunity to fine-tune some things realized during the first portion of their seasons to be ready for the new year. One exception to that was the Wildcat wrestling team. Coach Biff Walizer’s squad was in action ...

Philadelphia 76ers guard JJ Redick celebrates as time runs out in the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Denver. Philadelphia won 107-102. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Bayless lifts Embiid-less Philadelphia 76ers over Denver Nuggets, 107-102

DENVER (AP) — With Joel Embiid in a different city entirely, the Philadelphia 76ers got a spark from an unlikely source. Jerryd Bayless scored all of his 14 points in a key stretch in the second half, and the 76ers rallied from 13 down to beat the Denver Nuggets 107-102 on Saturday ...

Philadelphia Eagles' Nate Sudfeld in action during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Dallas Cowboys beat playoff-bound Philadelphia Eagles, 6-0

PHILADELPHIA — Dak Prescott tossed a 20-yard touchdown pass to Brice Butler early in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Cowboys beat playoff-bound Philadelphia 6-0 on Sunday, preventing the Eagles from a franchise-record 14th win. The Eagles (13-3) rested several starters on a frigid day and ...