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Ticket lottery set for MLB game in ‘Port

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By JON GERARDI Special to The Express WILLIAMSPORT - When it was earlier announced that the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates would play in Williamsport in August in the inaugural Major League Baseball Little League Classic, the one big question was: will there be tickets available ...

Penn State to debut retro uniforms Sept. 30 against Indiana

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Penn State will debut throwback uniforms when the football team plays Indiana on Sept. 30. But the uniforms won’t call to mind just one bygone era. The white helmets will sport blue numbers on the sides, like the team wore from the 1950s through the early ...

Local Little League baseball team pays a tribute to its sponsor

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FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN- LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven/Flemington Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) team played its last game of the spring season against Bossert’s Chiropractic on Wednesday night at Shade Field. It was a special night for giving thanks to Lock Haven VFW for ...

Williamsport Ready to Debut Ballpark Renovations

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FROM STAFF REPORTS Williamsport’s BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, home of the New York-Penn League’s Williamsport Crosscutters, is getting set to debut over $4 million in renovations to the 91 year old facility. The Cutters open their 2017 home schedule on June 20 when ...

Penn State football announces ‘Generations of Greatness’

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The Penn State football team will turn back the clock for a special “Generations of Greatness” game against Indiana Sept. 30 in Beaver Stadium. Elements of the game against the Hoosiers will take fans back in time, while the Nittany Lions will don uniforms with designs elements from ...

McRae sharp, Curve offense shines in win over Portland

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ALTOONA - The Altoona Curve scored four runs in the fourth inning and beat the Portland Sea Dogs, 7-1, on Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. The Curve (35-29) bounced back to win the rubber match against Portland (29-32) and finished the seven-game homestand with a 3-4 record. Curve ...

Bowman signs pro contract with EHV Sabres

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Former Penn State women’s hockey forward Laura Bowman (Minnetonka, Minn.) has signed a professional contract with the EHV Sabres Vienna for the 2017-18 season. Bowman becomes the second Nittany Lion in program history to play professional hockey, as Jenna Welch played for the DEC Salzburg ...

Courtney, Hancock named to Team USA

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The U.S. national women’s volleyball team named its roster for the upcoming Pan Am Cup, with former Penn State women’s volleyball standouts Megan Courtney and Micha Hancock selected to the 2017 roster. Penn State was one of only three schools nationally to have multiple alumni named to ...

Six CM Lady Wildcats named to the PHAC Division 1 All-Star team

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MILL HALL - Following a successful season in which Central Mountain won a district championship and advanced to the state quarterfinals, six Wildcats starters were named to the Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference All-Star team. Cait Brush, Morgan Wetzel, Autumn Young, Josie Dershem and ...

Crosscutters renew broadcast agreement with FOX Sports

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The Williamsport Crosscutters and Fox Sports Williamsport (WLYC) have jointly announced an extension of their partnership agreement for the 2017 season. The agreement continues the association that began in 2008 with the company (formerly ESPN) and assures that, for the tenth straight ...

Lazo, Retherford receive PSU honors

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Penn State Athletics has announced its Female and Male Student-Athletes of the Year, with women’s lacrosse All-American Steph Lazo (Stevensville, Md.) and national champion wrestler Zain Retherford (Benton, Pa.) earning the honors for the highly successful 2016-17 academic year. Retherford ...

Cutters open 2017 season Tuesday, June 20

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The Williamsport Crosscutters open their 2017 season at the newly renovated BB&T Ballpark with returning manager Pat Borders, Tuesday, June 20 as they host the State College Spikes at 7:05pm. Opening Night 2017 is presented by BB&T & KISS 102.7. Opening Night promotions include; ...

Newman joins Penn State Baseball coaching staff

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State will bring Major League experience to its baseball coaching staff to work with its pitchers, as Josh Newman has been named as an assistant coach, head coach Rob Cooper announced Wednesday. Newman spent five seasons in professional baseball before moving ...

Pitcher Jacob Belinda selected in 10th round by Atlanta Braves

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SECAUCUS, N.J. - Former Lock Haven University pitcher Jacob Belinda (Port Matilda, Pa./Tyrone) was selected by the Atlanta Braves yesterday in the 10th round (290th pick) of the 2017 MLB Draft. Belinda, who capped a solid four-year career for the Bald Eagles in the spring, is just the second ...

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell a no-show as team starts minicamp

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell skipped the first day of the team's minicamp on Tuesday. Bell is recovering from offseason groin surgery and has yet to sign his one-year tender after the Steelers placed a franchise tag on him in March. Coach Mike ...