Local sports

LHU Field Hockey: Roach, Smith named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team

FROM STAFF REPORTS NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Seniors Tamia Roach (Petit Valley, Trinidad and Tobago/St. Joseph's Convent Port-of-Spain) and Alyscia Smith (Newport, Pa./Newport) have both earned 2018 All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors. Roach was named to the First Team and Smith earned a spot on ...

Beckham Sibiski earns All-Conference honors

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - After a successful 2018 season, Beckham Sibiski (Kutztown, Pa./Kutztown) of the Lock Haven University men's soccer team has earned All-Conference honors. The sophomore-midfielder earned a spot on the 2018 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Second ...

Begrudgingly Picking Michigan, despite overrated Harbaugh

By CORY GIGER For The Express Ugh. I hate taking the side of Jim Harbaugh, the most overrated coach in college football, on just about anything. But I will here, based on some simple facts and personal assumptions. Michigan, No. 5 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, has ...

Local lacrosse players take part in Victory Fall Classic

FROM STAFF REPORTS BELLEFONTE — High School lacrosse players from the area came together to take part in the Victory Fall Classic 2018 boys’ lacrosse tournament that took place in Frederica, Del. on Oct. 18, 2018. Players from Bellefonte, Danville, Lewisburg, Mifflinburg and ...

Nittany Lions ready for Michigan showdown

By Cory Giger For The Express It's hard to believe it's been only two years, given everything that's happened in the meantime, but pretty much everything was different the last time Penn State visited Michigan. You remember that game, right? Unless you've simply chosen to erase it from ...

Women’s Soccer: LHU edged out in PSAC Quarterfinal at West Chester

FROM STAFF REPORTS WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Host and No. 4 seed West Chester University (13-4-1) scored late in the first half and early in the second half to edge the No. 5 seed Lock Haven University women's soccer team (11-5-1), 2-0, in today's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) ...

LHU: Women’s XC heads to Edinboro looking to contend for PSAC title

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The 2018 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Cross Country Championships are set for Saturday, November 3 and the Lock Haven University women's cross country team is headed northwest to Edinboro University looking to contend for the team title. Saturday's ...

Five county athletes among 11 West Branch inductees

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Five former athletes and coaches from Clinton County are among 11 people to be inducted into the West Branch Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame this fall. An outstanding group of 10 living and one deceased honorees will be recognized ...

Evan Nyquist’s late goal gifts Bellefonte District Championship Win

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - They simply made history! In three previous attempts, the Bellefonte boys soccer team had come up short and finished as second place. Not this year. It took almost the entire 80 minutes to produce a winner, but in the end it would be the Red ...

Franklin brought criticism on himself after ‘elite’ comments

By CORY GIGER For The Express We almost — almost! — got to hear James Franklin let loose with some real frustration and perhaps even anger during his postgame press conference following Saturday’s win over Iowa. It would have been interesting to see and hear, if for no other reason ...

Lady Red Raiders fall in overtime heartbreaker to Hollidaysburg

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - It was a heartbreaking night for the Bellefonte girls soccer team in their bid for a District 6 title. In their game against Hollidaysburg, the Lady Raiders left everything out on the field only to fall in a 2-1 overtime loss. Highlighting the ...

Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Conner shines in Le’Veon Bell’s absence

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t surprised by the success of second-year running back James Conner. Conner continues to shine in the spotlight while two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell remains away from the team. Conner enjoyed a ...

Strong as steel: Amid heartbreak, Pittsburgh Steelers rout Browns

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin’s heart was heavy when he went to work on Sunday morning. The Steelers coach wasn’t alone. All of Pittsburgh felt broken after 11 innocent people were killed in a shooting at a synagogue that Tomlin estimated is “800 ...

Central Mountain Fall Sports Review

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com A perfect season and a championship…a solid season…some nice individual performances and a whole lot of frustration. These were the realities of the 2018 fall sports season for the Central Mountain teams. The golf team, under the direction of John ...

Nittany Lions get nailbiting 30-24 win versus Iowa

By Cory Giger For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State played about as poorly as possible early on against Iowa, then came the “oh no” moment in the opening moments of the second quarter. Trace McSorley, a tough son of a gun who has always taken a licking and kept on ticking, lay ...

Steelers down Browns 33-18 a day after synagogue shooting

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The Steelers brought some joy to a city that needed it more than ever. Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes to Antonio Brown, James Conner scored twice, and Pittsburgh beat the Cleveland Browns 33-18 on Sunday to bring some solace to ...

LHU Football falls to Shippensburg in Senior Day Showdown

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express LOCK HAVEN- Despite playing arguably its best football game of the season, Lock Haven Football dropped to 1-8 (1-4 PSAC East) on the season with a 56-37 loss to Shippensburg (4-5, 2-3 PSAC East) in Saturday's Senior Day matchup. Lock Haven led 10-0 early ...

Local auto racing round up

By JAMIE BIRD For the Express Donny Schatz scored the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series 51st annual Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal Speedway, early Sunday evening for the $51,000-plus payday and the bragging rights as a T-50 winner. Earlier in the afternoon program, Grain Valley ...

Bulldogs handle Wildcats easily, win 40-14 in annual rivalry renewal

MILL HALL — Central Mountain gambled on the game’s opening kickoff and recovered an onside kickoff at midfield. The possession change didn’t lead to points, but was indicative of CM’s ambition to send its seniors out on a high note. The Wildcats ultimately dropped its season finale, ...