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No. 1 Nittany Lions ready for road test against Ohio State

By ANDY ELDER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — Nick Lee was a freshman just three weeks into his career as a Penn State starter last season when he got his first taste of the Penn State-Ohio State rivalry. That night made an impression on him. “That was really, really cool. It ...

Wildcats fall at home to Hollidaysburg, 70-34

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Central Mountain boys basketball team fell at home Thursday against the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers, 70-34. The loss dropped Central Mountain to 5-15 on the season. “There were a lot of variables for Thursday’s loss,” Central Mountain coach Tyler Bardo ...

LHU Softball: Slattery in preseason Player of the Year watch list

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University Softball's senior pitcher Bekah Slattery picked up another preseason accolade. Yesterday Slattery was named to the 2019 Schutt Sports/National Fast Pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Player of the Year watch list. The award list consists of 2018 ...

Pitt turns to Whipple to revitalize passing attack

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi’s biggest coup during the offseason might not be the any of the players who signed letters of intent to join the reigning ACC Coastal Division champions, but a 61-year-old passing game guru with a reputation as ...

Red Raiders get home win over rival Bald Eagle Area, 47-29

By KENNY VARNER FOR THE EXPRESS BELLEFONTE - Ready for round two. For the second time this season the Bald Eagle Area girls basketball team met up with arch rival Bellefonte on the hardwood. The Lady Raiders were looking for the sweep after winning the earlier contest, 43-30, in ...

Wildcats get 54-46 home win against Tyrone

FROM STAFF REPORTS MILL HALL- The Central Mountain boys basketball team hopped back into the win column with a 54-46 win over Tyrone at home. The victory increased the Wildcats’ record to 5-13 on the year. “For the first time all year we were able to put together four quarters of ...

Bellefonte escapes nailbiter with 64-62 win against Jersey Shore

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bellefonte boys basketball team traveled to Jersey Shore and escaped with a 64-62 win against the Bulldogs. In back-and-forth action the Bulldogs controlled a 48-45 lead entering the fourth quarter, but Bellefonte responded with its best offensive effort in the ...

CM, BEA and Bellefonte fall short in bids for district crowns

FROM STAFF REPORTS TYRONE-- Overall, it wasn't a good weekend in Blair County for the Central Mountain Wildcat, Bald Eagle Area and Bellefonte Red Raider wrestling squads as the trio went 2-3. In AA competition, BEA trounced Richland by the final of 61-14 before the Eagles ran into a ...

LHU Wrestling fails to pull out tight bouts, loses 32-9 at No. 13 Cornell

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express ITHACA- The No. 21 Lock Haven University wrestling team came into Cornell's Friedman Wrestling Center amped for a renewal of its rivalry with the Big Red. However, No. 13 Cornell (9-2) knocked off LHU (6-3) by a score of 32-9. Cornell won eight of the 10 ...

CM grad Moyer headlines record-breaking day for LHU

FROM STAFF REPORTS YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Standout Laurel Moyer (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) made it 2 for 2 in school record-breaking performances this weekend to headline a solid two days of action for the Lock Haven University women's indoor track & field team at the two-day ...

CM basketball: Wildcats fall to Selinsgrove, 67-59

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Central Mountain boys basketball team was defeated by Selinsgrove on Saturday night, 67-59. Central Mountain controlled a 48-43 lead entering the fourth quarter. CM was then out-scored, 24-11, in the final period before dropping the game by eight points. Eight ...

Bellefonte basketball: Red Raiders dropped by Tyrone, 50-44

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bellefonte boys basketball team was dropped by Tyrone, 50-44. Bellefonte was out-scored 17-2 in the first quarter. They fought back and out-scored Tyrone 42-33 in the final three periods before dropping the game by six points. Caleb Rockey scored a Raider-high ...

Bulldogs fall to Danville, 70-29

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Jersey Shore boys basketball team fell on the road against Danville, 70-29. Nate Ewing scored a team-high 16 points. Tanner Lorson added six, and Trevor Gee added five. Cayden Hess rounded out the scoring for the Bulldogs with two points. Jersey Shore (5-13) ...

CM boys basketball drops home contest to Lewisburg, 46-38

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Central Mountain boys basketball team dropped a home contest to the Lewisburg Green Dragons, 46-38. The Wildcats’ record slipped to 4-12 following the loss. “I think we lacked a lot of emotion and I think we lacked a lot of energy from the start, which carried ...

CM girls basketball falls in nailbiter, 49-48

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Central Mountain girls basketball team narrowly lost a heartbreaker to Selinsgrove at home, 49-48. The game was Central Mountain’s most competitive outing of the season. “We played very, very hard tonight,” Central Mountain coach Scott Baker said. “We ...

Penguins turn to youth, land Bjugstad, McCann from Panthers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired forwards Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann from the Florida Panthers on Friday for forwards Derick Brassard and Riley Sheahan and three 2019 draft picks. The deal gives the Penguins an influx of youth in the 26-year-old Bjugstad and the ...

SB Preview: Patriots have habit of Super Bowl trips, Rams are newcomers

By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer ATLANTA — Hey, have you guys been here before? If you’re a New England Patriot, the answer pretty much is “all the time.” If you play for the Rams, the reply basically is “never in my life.” So if experience is a factor in Sunday’s ...

LHU wrestling starts road swing with quick EWL victory at Edinboro

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express EDINBORO- The No. 21 Lock Haven University wrestling team knocked of Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) opponent Edinboro, 30-10. The Bald Eagles picked up four technical falls and a major decision. LHU won seven of the 10 bouts. Lock Haven handled a rebuilding ...

Lock Haven gymnastics team honors Central Mountain senior Hunter Barger

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN- The Lock Haven Area YMCA Gymnastics team honored Senior Hunter Barger at the last home meet Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Hunter is the daughter of Kris and Angela Barger and Jessica and Tim Bennett. Hunter has been a member of the team for the past nine seasons, ...