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CM Sports week in review: Championship action

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com An observer would be hard pressed to find a more successful week than the last for Central Mountain sports. With the Wildcat softball and baseball teams winning district championships on the same day, and a high jumper soaring to new heights at the ...

Three Red Raiders named to softball All-Star team

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE- They’ve played their hearts out all season, and now they’re soaking in the accolades. Bellefonte’s Lexi Rogers, Hanna Lauck and Mallorie Smith were recently selected to the District 6 softball team. The trio have delivered ...

Shore softball competes hat trick over Selinsgrove

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer TURBOTVILLE -- If a team is going to successfully defend its district championship from the previous year, the first step is to win the initial game of the current tournament. Saturday afternoon at the Moser Complex, the Jersey Shore Bulldogs took ...

Turner has 5 hits, Dodgers get 2 HBP RBIs to sweep Pirates

By CHRIS MUELLER Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Justin Turner had five hits after taking a day off, Joc Pederson homered during a six-run sixth inning that featured consecutive bases-loaded plunkings and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-7 Sunday to complete a ...

Bucktail softball survives early scare to advance to District Title game

By: KEVIN RAUCH For The Express The Bucktail softball team overcame early adversity in a comeback extra inning victory on Friday against Galeton. After trailing 6-0 in the first inning, the Bucktail softball team was about to pull off a hat trick of plays that gave the school one of the ...

Softball: Five takeaways from CM’s district championship win

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Central Mountain has built a strong resume in recent years. They've advanced to the district title game in three straight seasons, and Wednesday's 14-5 win versus DuBois was their second crown during the stretch. They're riding a four-game ...

Bellefonte softball gets shutout win on the road, 7-0

By JAKE OSWALT For The Express JOHNSTOWN – Locked in a pitchers' duel, an innocent groundball to second base with two outs turned Thursday's District 6 Class AAAA softball semifinal into a breakout third inning for reigning district champion Bellefonte. The No. 4 seed Red Raiders ...

Jersey Shore, Bucktail playoff softball postponed

FROM STAFF REPORTS Bucktail and Jersey Shore’s playoff softball games were postponed Thursday due to inclement weather. Jersey Shore versus Selinsgrove was rescheduled for Saturday at Moser Athletic Fields in Watsontown. First pitch is scheduled for 12 p.m. Bucktail versus Galeton ...

Lock Haven University announces plans to add women’s wrestling

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Lock Haven University has announced plans to add women’s wrestling as a varsity sport. The addition of women’s wrestling brings LHU’s sport-sponsorship to 20 sports and the team will compete next year during the 2019-20 academic year. LHU currently sponsors 17 ...

LHU: Long caps strong rookie season at NCAA Championships

KINGSVILLE, Texas - Freshman-standout Karina Long (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) of the Lock Haven University women's outdoor track & field team closed her sensational rookie season Thursday on the biggest stage after competing at the 2019 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Outdoor Track ...

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 ...