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No. 23 LHU rolls on the road, drops Gannon 15-8

ERIE – The No. 23 Lock Haven University lacrosse team (6-1, 2-0 PSAC) improved to 2-0 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) action thanks to a dominating 15-8 win Saturday on the road at Gannon University (2-2, 1-1 PSAC). Katie Costanza (Denver, Pa./Cocalico) led the way with ...

PSU falls to Denver, 5-1, in NCAA Tournament

ALLENTOWN – Sophomore Liam Folkes (Scarborough, Ont.) scored the lone goal for Penn State as the Nittany Lions dropped a, 5-1, decision to reigning National Champion Denver in NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal action this evening from the PPL Center. Penn State sees its season come to a close ...

Penn State University set for NIT Semifinals against Mississippi State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers can remember the exact moment senior Shep Garner committed. On the very floor he’d soon take to as a Nittany Lion, Garner’s commitment came during a team camp. With Kim Garner’s approval of course, it was just one of many defining ...

Hector Garcia Boissier completes NCAA Tourney

MINNEAPOLIS — Penn State junior Hector Garcia Boissier (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain) completed competition at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships Saturday, placing 28th in the platform dive at the University of Minnesota’s Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. Garcia ...

Two All-Americans for Penn State in NCAA Finale

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Nittany Lion men’s fencing team closed out the NCAA Championships today. Nittany Lions added two more All-Americans today with senior Andrew Mackiewicz (Westwood, Mass.) and junior Karol Metryka (Linden, N.J.) placing third and seventh, respectively in ...

Bubba Watson wins Match Play for 2nd Championship

AUSTIN, Texas — Bubba Watson made the final of the Dell Technologies Match Play look as though he were on vacation all along. Watson won his second World Golf Championships title Sunday with the biggest blowout since the championship matched switched to 18 holes in 2011, a 7-and-6 victory ...

Villanova University returns to Final Four after beating Texas Tech 71-59

BOSTON — With all of the underdogs and upsets that have upended the NCAA tournament, no one has managed to come close to Villanova. The 2016 national champions are headed back to the Final Four, thanks to a fourth straight double-digit victory in a month of March where they’ve played ...

Offense, pitching lead Penn State Nittany Lions past Rutgers, 9-3

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – With contributions throughout the entire lineup and LHP Dante Biasi (Hazle Township, Pa.) earning his first career win, Penn State defeated Rutgers, 9-3, in Big Ten baseball action Sunday afternoon at Bainton Field. Penn State (7-11, 1-2 Big Ten) matched its season high ...

Penn State battles against Maryland, loses 4-3 at home

UNIVERSITY PARK – After battling back to tie the score in the bottom of the sixth inning, a home run in the top of the seventh would secure the 4-3 win for Maryland in Penn State softball’s three game series against the Terrapins Sunday, March 25 at Nittany Lion Softball Park and Beard ...

Tsang ties for B1G floor title, named co-Gymnast of 2018

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Senior Briannah Tsang (Vancouver, British Columbia) tied a career-best 9.950 on the floor exercise to tie for the event title at the 2018 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships Saturday at the State Farm Center. Following the meet, Tsang was named the Big Ten Co-Gymnast ...

MEMORIES: LHU’s Ronnie Perry and Chance Marsteller provide lifetime memories

LOCK HAVEN — As the old saying goes, the excitement is for the moment, but the memories last forever. During the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, Lock Haven University senior Ronnie Perry and junior Chance Marsteller both provided a lot of excitement that resulted in a lifetime ...

Perry named PSAC Athlete of the Year, Moore named Coach of the Year

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – All-American and national finalist Ronnie Perry has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Athlete of the Year and LHU head coach Scott Moore has been named the PSAC Coach of the Year. Perry capped a remarkable 2017-18 run in ...

Wildcats drop season opener to Mifflin County, 13-5

KENNY VARNER For The Express MILL HALL - Two of District 6’s toughest teams opened their 2018 Softball campaign battling each other Friday, when Mifflin County made its trip to Mill Hall to play Central Mountain. Mifflin County pitcher Hanna Kanagy wasted little time heating up ...

LHU Baseball sweeps Golden Rams

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports LOCK HAVEN -- After watching his team post a 10-3 record in several southern trips, LHU baseball rookie head coach Heath "Smokey" Stover was hoping that his troops would get off to a good start entering conference play. Friday afternoon, Stover's ...

Lions will enter the season with new faces at Linebacker

By Cory Giger For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has had so many terrific linebackers for so many years that it repeatedly created situations where young guys could come into the program and learn from highly talented and experienced upperclassmen. Things will be different ...

Penn State Nittany Lions open Big Ten Conference play at Rutgers

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State begins Big Ten baseball play at Rutgers, opening a three-game series Friday at 3 p.m. on Bainton Field. The series continues Saturday and Sunday starting at 1 p.m. both days. Essentials Live Video: BTN Plus Live Audio: ScarletKnights.com Live Stats: ...

Lady Nittany Lions Softball kicks off B1G play against Maryland

PENN STATE READY FOR BIG TEN CONFERENCE PLAY The Penn State softball team opens its 2018 Big Ten Conference slate with Maryland in a three-game home series Saturday, March 24-Sunday, March 25. The Nittany Lions kick off the series on Saturday, March 24 with a doubleheader starting at 1 ...

Farley, Lay, Roach and Robb named DI Scholars

GILBERT, Ariz. – MacKenzie Farley, Megan Lay, Tamia Roach and Emily Robb of the Lock Haven University field hockey team have earned 2017 Zag Field Hockey / National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I Scholar of Distinction honors. The Division I Scholars of Distinction ...