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Flyers beat Penguins 5-1 in Game 2 to tie series

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean Couturier had a goal and two assists, Brian Elliott stopped 34 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers cooled off the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 on Friday night to even the first-round series at a game apiece. Shane Gostisbehere, Travis ...

Softball sweeps twin bill against Clarion, improves to 19-11 on year

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports LOCK HAVEN -- Like Old Man River, the Lock Haven University Lady Eagle softball team keeps rolling along. Coming into its twin bill with Clarion, the Lady Eagles had won 10 games in a row. Following Friday's doubleheader at Sun-splashed Lawrence Field, ...

CMHS student raises money for the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital

Erika Miller, a junior at Central Mountain High School, held a professional wrestling event to raise money for the Pittsburgh Children's Hospital on March 31. This event was organized as her senior project. True Pro Wrestling, owned by Shawn McLaughlin from Berwick, helped Miler organize ...

LHU tack: Jersey Shore’s Rozenberg competes at Mondschein Multi

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Brook Rozenberg (Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore) and Adam Gehret (Perkiomenville, Pa./Boyertown) competed at the two-day Mondschein Multi hosted by Kutztown University as both student-athletes wrapped up competition today. For Gehret this marked his ...

Racing to the Kentucky Derby

With the "Run For the Roses" only three weeks away, the last two Kentucky Derby prep/points races will be contested Saturday night. Bucolic Keeneland race track will host the Grade III Lexington Stakes at approximately 5:34 p.m. Oaklawn Park will then host the far more important G1 ...

Darbi Simcox wins Region 7 Championship with 9.675 in Vaulting

This past weekend on April 7, 2018, Darbi Simcox competed at the US Level 8 Region 7 Championships in Newport News, Virginia. Darbi is a gymnast at Dynamats Gymnastics Center in Muncy, PA and a student at Central Mountain Middle School. Darbi won the Vault title with a score of ...

LHU’s Marsteller earns prestigious award

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Redshirt-junior Chance Marsteller (New Park, Pa./Kennard Dale) of the Lock Haven University wrestling team has earned a spot on the 2017-18 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Winter Top-10 list. The Top 10 Awards, selected by the PSAC’s sports information ...

Spikes to host BEA-Penns Valley game Saturday

STATE COLLEGE — Medlar Field at Lubrano Park will be a field of dreams this Saturday evening with the opening game of the Spikes High School Baseball Series. Bald Eagle Area will take on Penns Valley under the lights at the home of the State College Spikes. The Eagles and Rams will tangle ...

PSU Spring Football Top Performers: Defensive Line

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s top performers series returns for another position-by-position look inside spring practice. For Nittany Lion associate head coach Sean Spencer, Penn State’s defensive line is once again reloading following the departure of several veteran leaders. “We ...

No. 17 Penn State hosts No. 7 Northwestern on Saturday night

UNIVERSITY PARK – The 17th-ranked Penn State women’s lacrosse team resumes Big Ten play riding a three-game winning streak as they battle for Big Ten supremacy against No. 7 Northwestern on Saturday at 6 p.m. FOR THE KIDS This contest, under the lights at Panzer Stadium, will serve as ...

Penn State’s Nazeer Bostick to pursue other opportunities

UNIVERSITY PARK – Sophomore guard Nazeer Bostick announced Thursday that he has elected to transfer from Penn State and will pursue other collegiate opportunities at the end of the spring semester. “Naz indicated that he is interested in continuing his basketball career at a program where ...

Williamsport Crosscutters celebrating 20 seasons in ‘18

WILLIAMSPORT — 2018 will mark the Williamsport Crosscutters 20th season, and the team is planning to celebrate this milestone in a number of fun ways this summer. It was 1999 when the Williamsport Cubs changed affiliation from the Chicago Cubs to the Pittsburgh Pirates and took on the new ...

Polanco homers twice to power Pirates past Cubs 6-1

CHICAGO — Gregory Polanco homered twice to help back a third straight solid start by Trevor Williams, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pulled away from the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Thursday. Francisco Cervelli lined a three-run shot in the seventh off Cubs reliever Justin Wilson as Pittsburgh scored ...

Nittany Lions Men’s Volleyball primed for final home weekend

UNIVERSITY PARK — The final two matches of the regular season will be played inside the Recreation Building when the Penn State men’s volleyball team hosts Princeton (April 13) and NJIT (April 14) with EIVA Championship seeding on the line. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m., with ...

Penn State Softball set for home series with Michigan State Spartans

PENN STATE RETURNS HOME FOR GAMES WITH MSU The Penn State softball team will play its third Big Ten Conference series inside Nittany Lion Softball Park and Beard Field Friday, April 13-Sunday, April 15 when it welcomes the Spartans of Michigan State for a three-game league series. The Nittany ...

Woods files entry to play US Open for 1st time since 2015

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Tiger Woods has filed his entry to play in the U.S. Open for the first time since 2015. The USGA says Woods officially entered on Thursday, four days after he tied for 32nd in the Masters. Even exempt players have to formally enter the U.S. Open. Woods hasn’t played ...

Firestone to host the world’s best players over 50 next year

Firestone Country Club in Ohio is losing a World Golf Championship and picking up one of the five majors on the PGA Tour Champions. In a pair of announcements in different states Thursday, the PGA Tour said the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, will become a World Golf ...

Tony Stewart, Ward family settle wrongful death lawsuit

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Stewart and the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. have agreed to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family against the former NASCAR champion for his role in the death of their son on a dirt track in New York more than three years ago. Minor stipulations remain to ...

RENEWAL: Central Mountain and Jersey Shore renew rivalry, Bulldogs get 4-0 win

MILL HALL — If Jersey Shore’s game against Central Mountain was indicative of the softball program’s direction, then the Bulldogs certainly have a bright future ahead of them. On the road in Mill Hall, the Bulldogs buried the Wildcats, 4-0, to record its third consecutive win to open ...

Bour homers, Marlins cool off Pirates in 7-2 win

By CHRISTOPHER STOCK , Associated Press MIAMI - Justin Bour homered and drove in two runs, and the Miami Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Friday night. JB Shuck had a career-high four hits in his first major league game since 2016, and Miguel Rojas added three hits for the ...