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Eagles host West Chester in home opener

By JAYSON MOYER For The Express LOCK HAVEN-After spending the first three weeks of the season on the road, the Lock Haven University football team (0-3) will host West Chester (2-1) in their home opener on Saturday at 2p.m. at Hubert Jack Stadium. The Bald Eagles are coming off a 33-7 ...

Middle School Feeders: CM Volleyball and XC Getting a Boost

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com MILL HALL-Trying to gain a competitive advantage in today's sports world is a difficult thing to accomplish. In volleyball, like in most sports, trying to win a match is a real challenge. Imagine trying to win a volleyball match with one hand ...

CM Wildcats look to continue momentum, take out Clearfield

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL - Last week's overtime loss to Bellefonte might've added another defeat in the loss column for Central Mountain, but the team exited the contest knowing it could compete with solid football teams. Central Mountain's offense totaled just ...

BEA schools help hurricane victims

WINGATE — One of the flags in front of Bald Eagle Area High School proclaims, “BE A Kind Person.” BEA had a chance to emulate that virtue two weeks ago. Elaine Winger of Texas taught in Bald Eagle Area School District until 2016, when she moved back home, to the Houston area. During ...

Idle Steelers LB James Harrison ‘just doing what I’m asked’

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison spent last weekend standing on the sideline waiting for a call that never came. The NFL’s oldest defensive player didn’t take the field for a single snap during Pittsburgh’s 26-9 win over Minnesota in Week 2, the ...

Penn State’s James Franklin looks toward the Hawkeyes

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State has a big game this week at Iowa in the Big Ten opener, and James Franklin talked about the challenges Tuesday, but not until after he addressed what he termed “field goal-gate” from Saturday’s 56-0 win over Georgia State. The fact that the coach had to ...

Pat Rudy selected to NFHCA Hall of Fame

GILBERT, Ariz. - The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) has announced its 2017 Hall of Fame Class and Lock Haven University head coach Pat Rudy is part of that class, which was announced today (Wednesday, Sept. 20). Former Bryn Mawr head coach Jenepher Shillingford and former ...

Nittany Lions in the NFL: Week Two

UNIVERSITY PARK - A total of 28 Penn State football alumni are populating the active rosters of 20 National Football League teams. The Nittany Lions annually are among the top 20 programs nationally in producing players in the NFL. Each week throughout the year, GoPSUsports.com has provided ...

Wildcats suffer 4-0 loss to Midd-West High School

MILL HALL - Central Mountain’s offense is in a slump. Heading into Wednesday’s matchup against Midd-West, the Wildcats failed to produce a score in its previous two games. That drought continued yesterday as they were defeated by the Mustangs, 4-0. “We had a plan going into today and ...

Andrew Powell gives week 4 high school football analysis, predictions

By ANDREW POWELL apowell@lockhaven.com What a week. Week four brought full-out battles, surprises, upsets, confusion and of course...blowouts. There's so much you can take away from last weekend's action of Friday Night Lights. Obviously, you have to start with the Central ...

Central Mountain Golf wins PHAC Championship

A steady coach and confident. A veteran performer or two. A crew of young guns. PHAC Champs! That is the make-up and result of the efforts of the 2017 Central Mountain Wildcat Golf Team. Coach John Lodek established for his team the goal of being PHAC champions at the beginning of pre-season. ...

The Express Athlete of the Week

Senior running back/wide receiver Cade Fortney (12) of Bellefonte High School has been named The Express Athlete of the Week after having 10 carries for 118 yards and two touchdowns - including busting for a 70-yard run for a touchdown - against Central Mountain High School last Friday night in ...

Colegrove named PSAC Player of the Week

LOCK HAVEN - Freshman Shane Colegrove (Athens, Pa./Athens) of the Lock Haven University men’s soccer team has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Player of the Week. Colegrove shares this week’s honors with Gannon’s Mathias Krigbaum. Colegrove paced LHU to a ...

Sibiski scores twice, LHU draws on the road

SPARKILL, N.Y. – Freshman Beckham Sibiski (Kutztown, Pa./Kutztown H.S.) provided the offense and finished with two goals as the Lock Haven University men's soccer team (4-1-2) battled to a 2-2 double-overtime draw at non-conference St. Thomas Aquinas College (3-2-1). Lock Haven is unbeaten ...

Yesterday’s Roundup: Iowa Week for the Nittany Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State head coach James Franklin hosted his weekly Tuesday press conference ahead of the Nittany Lion Big Ten opener on the road at Iowa. Linebacker Brandon Smith and wide receiver Brandon Polk joined the weekly availability for a pair of media sessions previewing the ...

Student-Athlete in the Spotlight: Erin Reese

Erin Reese: Central Mountain High School/Susquehanna University Women’s Cross-Country. Crusader Sophomore Erin Reese is the daughter of Bob and Jacquie Reese of Lock Haven. Erin has put together a solid season already. She placed 9th overall in the Bucknell Open on September 1st, to lead her ...

All-Stars make final swing through Central Pennsylvania

It was a weekend sweep for “Blackjack” Brian Brown this weekend when the All-Stars made their final swing thru Central Pennsylvania. He made his first time appearance at Selinsgrove and Bedford Fairgrounds Speedway in an impressive way to the tune of $13,000. At Susquehanna Speedway in the ...