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LHU Softball: Bald Eagles split twin bill versus Millersville

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- Coming off one of their best pre-PSAC starts in some times, the Lock Haven University women’s softball team got things going Sunday afternoon when they welcomed Millersville University to Lawrence Field for a twin bill. When the ...

LHU Baseball: Bald Eagles swept by ESU

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- After opening the 2019 season by splitting a pair of games with East Stroudsburg on the road, the Lock Haven University baseball team returned home to Watkins Field, hoping for at least split or possibly a sweep. However, as things ...

PSU Wrestling: Nittany Lions take home team title

By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com PITTSBURGH - Anthony Cassar wakes up every day believing he's a national champion. Today, when his eyes open, he'll be just that. In one of the more surreal endings to an improbable season, the Penn State heavyweight climbed atop the 285-pound podium ...

LHU Wrestling: Marsteller, Shoop advance to Friday’s quarterfinals

By MITCH RUPERT For The Express PITTSBURGH - Kyle Shoop spent the week visualizing how he wanted the NCAA Wrestling Championships to go. He pictured how he was going to attack each match he wrestled. That visualization looked a lot like what actually happened Thursday on the first day of the ...

PSU Wrestling: Lions send 6 to quarterfinals

By MITCH RUPERT For The Express PITTSBURGH - A bright stream of light from the top of a TV camera caused Penn State coach Cael Sanderson to recoil as he stared down a throng of reporters Thursday night at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Already looking displeased with the events of the ...

Lock Haven YMCA Loggerheads eager to compete at state tournament

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN- Eleven swimmers of the Lock Haven YMCA Loggerheads will compete at this weekend's 2019 YMCA Pennsylvania State Swimming Championship. Madison Bair, Hannah Brian, Elle Christensen, Julia Hartman, Gabriella Hosley, Jonathan Hughes, Addison ...

Kyle Shoop’s technical-falls are key to his success

By MITCH RUPERT For The Express LOCK HAVEN - The numbers next to Kyle Shoop's name are quite impressive. Thirty-one wins. Seven major decisions. Fifteen technical falls. But there's a curious zero on his line of the Lock Haven wrestling stats sheet. It resides under the category of ...

LHU: Haines looks to end collegiate career on top

By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com LOCK HAVEN - Thomas Haines can't help but smile when he talks about wrestling. It's what he loves. No matter the obstacles which have been tossed in front of him since graduating from Solanco High School, the Lock Haven senior still loves ...

Tom Elling’s Wrestling Mat-ters: NCAA College Wrestling Nationals Preview

By the time most of you are reading this, the NCAA tournament will be about to begin. Starting time is noon today. There will be eight mats so it will be difficult navigating the arena to get up close and personal photos of the local teams. First round match-ups for the Lock Haven team ...

JT Pentz commits to Juniata College for football

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Like most boys in their youth, JT Pentz admired his father, John Pentz, growing up. The two shared a bond around sports as the older Pentz submerged his son into football at an early age. They frequently watched the game together, and ...

LHU softball looks to improve on last year’s success

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- One lesson the Lock Haven University softball team learned last season is that it doesn't matter how you start, the important thing is how you finish. One year ago, the Lady Eagles finished an outstanding 38-14 campaign that ...

PSU returns wrestlers to NCAA’s experienced

By ANDY ELDER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — For Shakur Rasheed and Anthony Cassar, the lead up to the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships has come full circle from preparing for last year’s tournament. It’s also 180 degrees different. Last year at this time, Rasheed was prepping ...

LHU Wrestling set for 2019 NCAA Championships

The Lock Haven University wrestling team is set to compete at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, March 21-23 at PPG Arena in Pittsburgh. LHU will be represented by six wrestlers: DJ Fehlman (133), Kyle Shoop (141), Alex Klucker (157), ...

Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates’ infield

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates. General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin ...

Local Auto Racing

Jamie Bird for the Express It was a little chilly in the stands at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, but it was hot, hot, HOT on the racetrack. Danny Dietrich wowed the crowd with a last-lap pass to earn his first victory of the young 2019 season. Dietrich had started on the pole of the ...

LHU field Hockey places 13 on National Academic Squad

GILBERT, Ariz. - Thirteen student-athletes from the Lock Haven University field hockey team have been named to the 2018 Zag / National Field Hockey Coaches' Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Squad. Prabhneet Basra, Billie Jo Bollinger, Kayla Brathwaite, Dana-Lee De Gannes, ...

LHU’s Alex Klucker prepares for nationals

By MITCH RUPERT For The Express LOCK HAVEN - There was no backup plan for Alex Klucker. Lock Haven was the only school he applied to. It was about the only offer he had to wrestle in college, so he went with it. He was a one-time state qualifier at District 3's East Pennsboro High School ...

LHU softball splits on final day of PFX tournament

CLERMONT, Fl. - The Lock Haven University softball team (8-8) finished up the PFX tournament Saturday in Clermont, Florida. The Bald Eagles split in the team's two games of the day, knocking off Le Moyne 9-3 before falling to No. 22 Southern New Hampshire, 8-2. The Bald Eagles wrapped up the ...