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Bald Eagle Area soars to 47-27 win over Huntingdon Bearcats

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By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - It was a total-team effort. For the first time in 21 years, the Bald Eagle Area football team are headed out of the first round of the playoffs. Posting a strong ground-and-pound running game, and a consistent air attack, the Eagles posted 531 ...

Bulldogs manhandle CMVT, 52-0, in District Playoff opener

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By AARON JAMES For The Express JERSEY SHORE - With "20 strong" signs littering the fences and bleachers at Thompson Street Stadium the Jersey Shore Bulldogs did everything they could have to make their injured teammate Caleb Leone proud. From the first whistle to the last, Jersey ...

Five keys to victory for Penn State against Michigan

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By Cory Giger For The Express Five things to look for as No. 14 Penn State looks to upset No. 5 Michigan on the road and thereby knock the Wolverines out of the College Football Playoff picture. SUBHD: No. 1: Need a good knee Trace McSorley injured his right knee last week against Iowa ...

Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense seeks success in Baltimore Ravens

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By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have an opportunity to create some mid-season separation in the AFC North. To do that, they will have to beat the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday, a venue where the Steelers have found it ...

Beckham Sibiski earns All-Conference honors

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - After a successful 2018 season, Beckham Sibiski (Kutztown, Pa./Kutztown) of the Lock Haven University men's soccer team has earned All-Conference honors. The sophomore-midfielder earned a spot on the 2018 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Second ...

Begrudgingly Picking Michigan, despite overrated Harbaugh

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By CORY GIGER For The Express Ugh. I hate taking the side of Jim Harbaugh, the most overrated coach in college football, on just about anything. But I will here, based on some simple facts and personal assumptions. Michigan, No. 5 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, has ...

Local lacrosse players take part in Victory Fall Classic

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FROM STAFF REPORTS BELLEFONTE — High School lacrosse players from the area came together to take part in the Victory Fall Classic 2018 boys’ lacrosse tournament that took place in Frederica, Del. on Oct. 18, 2018. Players from Bellefonte, Danville, Lewisburg, Mifflinburg and ...

Nittany Lions ready for Michigan showdown

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By Cory Giger For The Express It's hard to believe it's been only two years, given everything that's happened in the meantime, but pretty much everything was different the last time Penn State visited Michigan. You remember that game, right? Unless you've simply chosen to erase it from ...

Five county athletes among 11 West Branch inductees

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From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Five former athletes and coaches from Clinton County are among 11 people to be inducted into the West Branch Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame this fall. An outstanding group of 10 living and one deceased honorees will be recognized ...

Franklin brought criticism on himself after ‘elite’ comments

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By CORY GIGER For The Express We almost — almost! — got to hear James Franklin let loose with some real frustration and perhaps even anger during his postgame press conference following Saturday’s win over Iowa. It would have been interesting to see and hear, if for no other reason ...

Lady Red Raiders fall in overtime heartbreaker to Hollidaysburg

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By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - It was a heartbreaking night for the Bellefonte girls soccer team in their bid for a District 6 title. In their game against Hollidaysburg, the Lady Raiders left everything out on the field only to fall in a 2-1 overtime loss. Highlighting the ...