Local sports

Clinton County rolls through East Lycoming with ease, 21-0

LOCK HAVEN - For three innings, East Lycoming was child's play for Clinton County. Clinton County blew past East Lycoming, 21-0, to advance in the district tournament. CC dictated the tempo of the game and never lost momentum in the contest. "We disciplined the girls pretty well in the ...

Keystone cruises to 5-1 win over Williamsport to open tournament season

By KENNY VARNER For The Express BEECH CREEK - It was an impressive debut for the Keystone Majors All-Star team on Friday as they battled a tough Williamsport team, and even Mother Nature, to pull out a 5-1 victory. Keystone hurler Gabe Johnson went five innings and struck out 10 to ...

Local athletes awarded Centre County HOF Scholarships

BELLEFONTE — Entering into its third year the Centre County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame has been able to provide scholarships for 12 athletes from the county’s six high schools. Recipients, who were selected by the schools, must have won at least one varsity letter, ...

Great promotions highlight homestand for Williamsport Crosscutters

The Williamsport Crosscutters will host the State College Spikes and the Auburn Doubledays at BB&T Ballpark starting Saturday, June 30 with great promotions including a Rhys Hoskins Bobblehead Giveaway and an Independence Day fireworks show after the game on July 3. Homestand Highlights ...

Jack Wilson coming to PNG Field on August 11

ALTOONA — Former Altoona Curve shortstop and National League All-Star Jack Wilson will make an appearance at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Saturday, August 11 on his bobblehead giveaway night, the Curve announced on Thursday. Wilson will be on hand as the Curve give away his Fans’ Choice ...

Mawn and McCutcheon earn Big Ten scholarships

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State women’s diver McKayla Mawn (Kennett Square, Pa.) and wrestling/baseball player Matt McCutcheon (Apollo, Pa.) have been awarded 2018 Big Ten Post-Graduate Scholarships. This marks the second consecutive year Nittany Lion women’s swimming and diving and ...

Three Nittany Lions advance at USATF Championships

DES MOINES, Iowa – Day one of the USATF Championships featured three Nittany Lions advancing on in their respective events on Thursday at Drake Stadium. The afternoon got started with Nittany Lion alumna Tori Gerlach (Perkasie, Pa.) of Reebok advancing to the final of the 3,000-meter ...

Williamsport native Alize Johnson drafted by NBA

By CHRIS MASSE For The Express WILLIAMSPORT — Friends and family members arrived well before Thursday night’s NBA Draft began. They celebrated, shared laughs and a few happy tears. And that was two hours before Alize Johnson even arrived at the Michael Ross Center at the Williamsport ...

Keystone ready to kick-off 2018 tournament season

By ANDREW POWELL apowell@lockhaven.com BEECH CREEK- Clinton County, it’s that time of the year again. Hot weather, swimming pools, burgers on the grill, and Keystone All-Stars Little League Baseball. And while everything is hot in the summer, the same goes for the expectations from ...

PSU Track and Field Meet Preview: USATF Championships

FROM STAFF REPORTS UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Five current Penn State student-athletes, and six PSU alumni, are set to compete at the USATF Outdoor Championships at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, June 21-24. Four of the five current Nittany Lions competing this weekend recorded First ...

Herrera’s solo homer lifts Phillies to 4-3 win over St. Louis Cardinals

PHILADELPHIA — Odubel Herrera hit a tiebreaking, solo homer in the seventh inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Wednesday. Yadier Molina hit a pair of homers for the Cardinals, who lost starter Michael Wacha to injury. ...

Hagenman, Lehman sign with Major League Baseball franchises

UNIVERSITY PARK – A pair of Penn State baseball pitchers have joined the professional ranks, as Justin Hagenman (Voorhees, N.J.) signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Taylor Lehman (Pittsburgh, Pa.) signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Hagenman will forego his senior season with the ...

Penn State Men’s Hockey adds four to 2018-19 recruiting class

UNIVERSITY PARK – Head coach Guy Gadowsky and the Penn State men’s ice hockey team completed their 2018-19 recruiting efforts by signing four additional players to national letters of intent earlier this month, bringing the class total to six. Last November the Nittany Lions inked forward ...

Penn State remains in Learfield Cup’s Top 10

UNIVERSITY PARK – With the 2017-18 intercollegiate athletics calendar nearing completion, Penn State remains among the nation’s Top 10 in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. In the latest spring standings, the Nittany Lions are ranked No. 10. Penn State received Directors’ Cup ...

Penn State represented for Pan American

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Penn State women’s volleyball program continues to be represented on the international level as Simone Lee, Haleigh Washington, Aiyanna Whitney, and Alisha Glass Childress will all represent the Nittany Lions as the U.S. Women’s National Team will hold its ...

SCOTT BAKER’S WALKIN’ THE SIDELINES: Does your coach favor you?

Coaches play favorites. Yep, that’s right— the secret’s out. Coaches have favorites and they play them. I was a coach (and again) and I played my favorites. Yep, I can’t hide it. The critics were right. I did indeed have favorites and I played them…a lot. In fact, ...