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Athlete Opportunities and Goals: Part I

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com Offseason workouts began around the area last week as athletes work to become better versions of themselves in order to find increased success during the 2018-2019 sports seasons. The summer months are the period of time that most consider to be the ...

Three Nittany Lions Garner First Team All-America Honors

EUGENE, Ore. – The Penn State track & field program closed out the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with three Nittany Lion women garnering First Team All-America honors Saturday at Historic Hayward Field. As a team, the Nittany Lion women placed 24th with 11.5 ...

PSU’s future looks bright with James Franklin in charge

By CORY GIGER For The Express ALTOONA- Halftime, Minnesota game, 2016. Golden Gophers 13, Penn State 3. James Franklin still vividly recalls what he heard from fans at Beaver Stadium. “The stadium is chanting, ‘Fire Franklin, fire Franklin,’” the coach said Thursday during a ...

Bryant gets 3 hits in leadoff spot as Cubs beat Pirates 3-1

By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO — Kris Bryant could feel his heart pumping for his first at-bat because this trip to the plate was like no other for him. Cubs manager Joe Maddon penciled him in at the top of the order. And that was new territory for the superstar ...

Racing to the Triple Crown

By RANDY BRUNGARD For The Express A ten horse field is set to run, with "Justify" breaking from the dreaded post No. 1. A game of cat-and-mouse could add to the fun, if each horse takes a shot at Justify down the back stretch run. NBCSN will provide television coverage from Belmont Park ...

Lock Haven Lady Bald Eagles Softball announces 2018 recruiting class

LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven University softball team has announced its 2018 recruiting class. Coming off a special 2018 season, LHU head coach Kelly Shannon is very excited about this year’s recruiting class which includes five talented student-athletes. The class of five is made up of ...

Central Mountain to hold another basketball camp

Campers, Wildcats players and staff pose for a group photo at the conclusion of their basketball skills clinic held this week at Central Mountain High School. A second camp is scheduled as follows: Central Mountain Boys Basketball boosters will be hosting a Skill Development Camp June 18-21 ...

Crosscutters’ Dominican Dinner returns July 10

WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Crosscutters have teamed up with A.C.E.S. North America in announcing the 5th Annual Dominican Plate – An Evening of Dominican Dining and Entertainment with the Cutters. The event will be held on Tuesday, July 10 in the Grand Ballroom of the Genetti Hotel, ...

PSU Football Game Ticket Sale set for June 26

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State football public single game ticket sale will begin on Tuesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. Nittany Lion Club members can purchase single game tickets now as part of their exclusive presale. Variable pricing for single game tickets will be used again this year with ...

Bryan Colangelo resigns as Philadelphia 76ers president

PHILADELPHIA — Bryan Colangelo may not have authored any of the tweets himself, but he seemed to provide private information that went into them. And when his wife used those details to criticize his own players or rival colleagues, Colangelo and the Philadelphia 76ers knew he could no ...

Rizzo leads Chicago Cubs past Philadelphia Phillies, 4-3

CHICAGO — Anthony Rizzo hit a solo homer and added a second RBI with a sacrifice fly to lead the Chicago Cubs past the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Thursday. The Cubs won for the fifth time in six games to close to a half-game behind idle first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central. Tommy ...

Shigo finishes sixth in Penn State Men’s Hammer Throw

EUGENE, Ore. - Junior Morgan Shigo (Blandon, Pa.) walked into his first NCAA Championships on Wednesday, June 6, and left Historic Hayward Field with First Team All-America honors with his sixth-place finish in the men’s hammer throw at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field ...

Pederson homers twice, Dodgers hold off Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7

PITTSBURGH — The Los Angeles Dodgers keep losing pitchers and winning games. The latest trick by their workaholic bullpen may have been their most impressive. Spot starter Dennis Santana was scratched minutes before the first pitch on Thursday against Pittsburgh. It hardly mattered. Nine ...

Justin Hagenman drafted by Los Angeles Dodgers

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State junior pitcher Justin Hagenman (Voorhees, N.J.) was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday afternoon. Hagenman was selected by the Dodgers in the 23rd round with the 704th overall pick. He is the third Penn State ...

PLAY BALL!: Williamsport Crosscutters open 2018 season on Friday, June 15

WILLIAMSPORT — The Williamsport Crosscutters open their 2018 season at BB&T Ballpark with returning manager Pat Borders, Friday, June 15 as they host the State College Spikes at 7:05pm. Opening Night 2018 is presented by River Valley Transit & KISS 102.7. Opening Night promotions ...

Greg Nye honored as NE Region Men’s Golf Coach of the Year

STILWATER, Okla. – Penn State men’s golf coach Greg Nye has been selected the Golf Pride Grips Northeast Region Coach of the Year, as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of American (GCAA) today. It is the 11th such honor for Nye during his tenure as the Nittany Lion head coach and ...

AP Source: 2 Eagles planned White House visit, decisions individual

PHILADELPHIA — Eagles players and officials made individual decisions to not go to the White House for a scheduled celebration of their Super Bowl title, leaving two players actually planning to make the trip to Washington before the visit was canceled by President Donald Trump, according to ...

Rogowicz qualifies for ShopRite LPGA Classic

GALLOWAY, N.J. — Rising senior Jackie Rogowicz (Yardley, Pa.) will compete in the 2018 ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer set to take place this weekend at the Bay Course of the Stockton Seaview Resort near Atlantic City. Rogowicz, who had a 74.31 scoring average with three top-ten ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ The Sidelines: To Lift or Not to Lift?

“I’m going to lift.” A line commonly used by athletes, but often not adhered to by many. Strength training plays a very critical role in the development of student-athletes. Some seem to enjoy strength training. Some do it reluctantly, while others shy away as they see no benefit. ...