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Central Mountain High School Sports Week-In-Review

MILL HALL — As the old saying goes, “when it rains it pours.” Oh, did it pour on Clinton County last week. Both literally, and to a degree, figuratively on some of the CM teams. The ongoing struggles of the Wildcats football team have been well documented. Nobody would argue that. ...

Chiefs face Steelers in 2nd straight road challenge

PITTSBURGH — A talented and mobile young quarterback tasked with taking over a playoff team from a veteran. Yeah, Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger may know a little something about that. Still, the two-time Super Bowl winner’s eyes get a little wide when talking about Kansas ...

Funk, Bellefonte power over Central Mountain, 44-7, in rivalry renewal

MILL HALL — In a game they desperately needed to win in order to salvage their season, just about everything went wrong for the Wildcats. Starting quarterback Zane Probst was sidelined with an ankle injury, the offense was contained to just 76 rushing yards and was limited to under seven ...

Brooke Williams (Martin), Von Walker inducted into CMHS Hall of Fame

On Friday night before the annual rivalry high school football game between Central Mountain and Bellefonte, Central Mountain High School honored two Wildcats alumni by inducting them into the CMHS Hall of Fame. Class of 2001’s Brooke Williams (Martin, left) played basketball and soccer. ...

Bald Eagles continue dominance, get 35-6 victory over Bishop Carroll

WINGATE — Early this season, the Bald Eagle Area offense has been know for its quick strike attacks and the constant pounding they have put on their opponents. Friday night, the Eagles once again quickly led Bishop Carroll, 14-0. But the Huskies defense was able to keep the Eagles’ ...

Jersey Shore takes rough 47-7 loss to Mount Carmel

JERSEY SHORE — Sometimes in football, as in life, people just have a bad day. That simple explanation is the best way to describe what happened to Jersey Shore against Mount Carmel on Friday night. One week after an impressive performance in their first win of the year against ...

Bucks drop to 1-3 after 40-14 loss to Canton

FARWELL — In any sport, some nights you just run into a better team. That was the case last night in Farwell as the Canton Warriors arrived at Dwyer Memorial Field ready to play. The team speed on both sides of the ball proved too much for the Bucks as Canton rolled out to a 40-0 lead ...

POWELL’S PREDICTIONS: Week 3 NCAA College Football Game Picks

Holy hell, I couldn’t have been more wrong about predicting Pittsburgh to upset No. 13 Penn State — wow. WEEK 2 REVIEW: My oh my, why on earth did I pick Pittsburgh? Penn State looked absolutely incredible, and proved three things: 1. I completely overreacted after that Appalachian ...

Week 3 Football Game Notes: LHU hosts No. 3 IUP (Saturday, Sept. 15)

LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University football team is set to host No. 3 Indiana (Pa.) University on Saturday, September 15 at 12 p.m. Setting the stage: Saturday marks LHU’s second straight home game as the Bald Eagles play host to third-ranked IUP. Kickoff on Saturday at ...

No. 11 Penn State prepared to face fast-paced Kent State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State practiced at a rapid clip this week to prepare for what could be the fastest offense the Lions defend against all season. There’s plenty of evidence on tape about how Kent State will attack the No. 11 Nittany Lions (2-0) when they visit Beaver Stadium on ...

Foles, Fitzpatrick prosper as backup QBs for Eagles, Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. — Gerald McCoy is puzzled when he hears people question the ability of fellow NFL players, particularly backup quarterbacks such as Nick Foles and Ryan Fitzpatrick. “It’s the NFL,” Tampa Bay’s six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle said. “Everybody’s good.” Foles’ ...

Sports On TV (9/15/18)

Saturday, Sept. 15 AUTO RACING 5:55 a.m. ESPN2 — Formula One, Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, practice 1 p.m. NBCSN — NASCAR, Monster Energy Cup Series, South Point 400, practice, at Las Vegas 2 p.m. NBCSN — NASCAR, Xfinity Series, DC Solar 300, qualifying, at Las ...

Bald Eagle Area Volleyball sweeps Bellefonte, 3-0

By Kenny Varner For The Express BELLEFONTE - The energy level at the Bellefonte high school was at a high level Thursday as two rivals met on the volleyball court when Bald Eagle Area battled with host Bellefonte. It was a tale of extreme-opposite type teams as the veteran Bald Eagles met ...

Week 4 high school football analysis and predictions

By ANDREW POWELL apowell@lockhaven.com Everything went according to plan last week in high school football -- except in Jersey Shore where a turning point may have had happened But we'll get to that in a moment. WEEK 3 REVIEW: Last week in Shamokin, Central Mountain squared off ...

CM, Bellefonte look to replicate last season’s thriller

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL -- Central Mountain and Bellefonte's previous two meetings were competitive matchups in which each team exited with a victory. The Wildcats bested the Raiders, 24-21, in a 2016 showdown, but the Raiders responded with a thrilling 34-31 ...

Chiefs face Steelers in 2nd straight road challenge

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — A talented and mobile young quarterback tasked with taking over a playoff team from a veteran. Yeah, Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger may know a little something about that. Still, the two-time Super Bowl winner’s eyes get a ...

Finally healthy, Steelers TE McDonald ready to make impact

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Vance McDonald arrived in Pittsburgh on the eve of the 2017 regular season, far too late to have any say in his locker assignment. And the tight end hardly complained about being placed at the end of a long row of offensive linemen. Still, ...

Men’s Soccer soars past Bloomsburg in PSAC opener

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - The Lock Haven University men’s soccer team (2-2-1, 1-0 PSAC) got goals from four different players on the way to a dominating 4-0 road win at rival Bloomsburg University (2-3, 0-1 PSAC) last night in the Bald Eagles 2018 Pennsylvania State Athletic ...

POWELL’S PREDICTIONS: Week 2 NFL Football Game Picks

Well, week one was fun. My New York Giants lost, but my fantasy team got off to a 1-0 start, and I also signed free agent Pittsburgh Steelers’ RB James Conner after his huge performance — I’m pretty happy about that, needless to say. WEEK 1 REVIEW: Thursday night in the first ...