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Bulldogs fall just short to Selinsgrove, 14-7, in elimination

SELINSGROVE – Down by a touchdown with two and a half minutes remaining in their District 4 Class 4A semifinal with Sellinsgrove, Jersey Shore quarterback Elijah Shemory rolled out of the pocket and looked downfield to his favorite target – Hunter Frantz – slanting to the right ...

Bucks’ season over after 47-6 loss to Montgomery

MONTGOMERY — After he had talked to his team in the postgame huddle, Montgomery coach Paul Bozella was on the sideline just enjoying the moment of having won a playoff game. That’s when two of Montgomery’s players gave Bozella the celebratory bath with the water cooler. With the ...

CM football: Patience and support

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com It is often said that patience is a virtue. It is indeed a virtue that is necessary to have when evaluating a coach and his or her performance in relation to the program that they lead. All too often though, those in the sports world are reluctant to ...

Penn State’s Mark Hall talks to reporters during PSU’s media day on Thursday.

Nittany Lions enter new season with high goals

By ANDY ELDER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK - It's a new season for the two-time defending NCAA champion Penn State wrestling team and there will be some new faces in the starting lineup. The goal, however, remains the same - win another team championship with as many individual champions ...

Penn State's Trace McSorley (9) during second quarter action of the Nittany Lions game with Ohio State.  No. 6 Ohio State rallied from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 2 Penn State, 39-38 in Big Ten football action Saturday afternoon in Ohio Stadium.

Photo by Mark Selders

Penn State QB Trace McSorley selected as Unitas Award Finalist

UNIVERSITY PARK - Junior quarterback Trace McSorley (Ashburn, Va.) is among the 10 finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which is presented to the nation’s top quarterback based on his accomplishments on and off the field. The Golden Arm Award is presented at the end of each ...

Haines to wrestle at 2017 NWCA Classic

LOCK HAVEN – Redshirt-junior Thomas Haines (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco) of the Lock Haven University wrestling team has been selected to compete in the 2017 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Star Classic. The All-Star Classic, now in its 52nd year, is set for Sunday, Nov. 5 at ...

Guiding the College-Bound Athlete

The road to college for athletes is no longer lined with traditional mile markers. It used to be that batting averages, points per game or yards per carry paved the way for sports stars. Nowadays, one more percentage is carrying more and more weight. It’s called the grade point average. The ...

Penn State Nittany Lions In The NFL – Week Eight

UNIVERSITY PARK - A total of 29 Penn State football alumni are populating the rosters of 21 National Football League teams. The Nittany Lions annually are among the top-20 programs nationally in producing players in the NFL. Each week throughout the year, GoPSUsports.com has provided updates on ...

Bellefonte quarterback Dylan Deitrich runs for a touchdown against BEA. The Red Raiders host the Clearfield Bison tonight.

Bellefonte Red Raiders host Clearfield tonight in playoff opener

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE -- Besides maybe the players themselves, it'd be hard pressed to find anyone who over the summer believed the Red Raiders could close the season with 8-2 record. But that's precisely what this team did. Bellefonte traveled to Jersey Shore ...

Jersey Shore’s Kyle Tomb runs the football.

High School Football: Week 11 analysis and predictions

By ANDREW POWELL apowell@lockhaven.com Last week in high school football was rivalry week, and some magic was expected to happen - but we didn't get any magic at all, with every game being a blowout. In the annual rematch of the biggest rivalry in the area between Jersey Shore and ...

The 2017 Central Mountain High School Wildcats football team runs onto the field before a game against Selinsgrove. (The Express/Tim Weight)

CM Wildcats head back to the drawing board after 1-9 season

MILL HALL - The 2017 campaign for the Central Mountain High School football team was a struggle, closing out the season with a record of 1-9. The Wildcats were expected to have a hard time on the offensive side of the ball, but it ended up exceeding expectations statistically wise - the ...

LHU’s Kyle Knight named PSAC East Offensive Player of the Week

LOCK HAVEN – True-freshman Kyle Knight (Myerstown, Pa./Eastern Lebanon) of the Lock Haven University football team has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Co-East Offensive Player of the Week for his recent efforts, which sparked the Bald Eagles’ comeback-win at ...

Penn State Wrestling Radio Network Finalized

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State Wrestling Radio Network has been finalized for the 2017-18 campaign. Forever Media’s WRSC-AM 1390 will serve as the flagship station for the network. The Penn State Coaches Show featuring Cael Sanderson, presented by Pepsi, will be carried by Forever ...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi laughs during a press conference after a training session at Allianz Park in London. The NFL-leading Eagles have bolstered their offense by acquiring running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins for a fourth-round pick in 2018. The big move was announced hours before Tuesday's, Oct. 31, 2017, trade deadline. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)

Philadelphia Eagles boost run game, get Miami’s Jay Ajayi for draft pick

PHILADELPHIA — The NFL-leading Eagles bolstered their running attack Tuesday, acquiring Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins for a 2018 fourth-round draft pick hours before the trade deadline. Ajayi has 465 yards rushing and is averaging 3.4 yards per carry with no touchdowns. He went to the ...

FILE - In this March 20, 2017, file photo, Villanova's Jay Wright smiles while listening to a question during a media availability at the NCAA college basketball team's practice facility, in Villanova, Pa. Wright had a couple of planners in his office and blueprints on the big screen that brought to life some of the striking renovations underway across the street at Villanova's on-campus arena. Wright gives his input when needed, but Nova's coach mostly leaves the redecorating to the pros. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Villanova expected to romp again as Big East conference favorite

VILLANOVA — Jay Wright had a couple of planners in his office and blueprints on the big screen that brought to life some of the striking renovations underway across the street at Villanova’s on-campus arena. The roughly $60 million project is set to transform the Pavilion from a ...

After bumpy first season, Kevin Stallings starts over at Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — On the surface, the situation Kevin Stallings walked into when he took over at Pittsburgh in the spring of 2016 looked promising. The Panthers had two of the ACC’s best players in Michael Young and Jamel Artis at a place that rarely had to worry about being left out of the NCAA ...