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Penguins trying to stay the course during bumpy start

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Mike Sullivan’s regular film sessions with the Pittsburgh Penguins don’t lack for clues on why one of the NHL’s marquee franchises is in the midst of its bumpiest stretch in more than a decade. The defense can morph into a disjointed ...

Lady Wildcats drop Lady Bulldogs 32-18

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FROM STAFF REPORTS The Central Mountain 8th grade girls basketball team improved their record to 6-0 by defeating Jersey Shore Monday night, 32-18, at Jersey Shore Middle School. Leading the way as high scorer was Ava Renninger with 14 points and Kiahna Jones added eight points. Tara ...

PSU Football: Zach Simpson gives up final year at PSU

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By CORY GIGER For The Express Zach Simpson has one more year of college eligibility remaining at Penn State, but the Hollidaysburg Area High School product apparently is forgoing his senior season and will play his final home game Saturday against Maryland. Penn State will recognize its ...

USC could be interested in James Franklin, but would he go?

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FROM STAFF REPORTS This is the final week of the regular season, so the silly season is already starting up. The rumor mill and speculation season with regards to coaching moves. If I had to guess, I'd say James Franklin will be Penn State's coach for 10 more years. At least. He's not ...

Resilient Pitt takes unlikely path to ACC Coastal title

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By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi insists he wasn’t making some sort of bold prediction. That he wasn’t guaranteeing anything when he told fans at a kickoff luncheon on the eve of the regular season to clear their schedule for a trip to ...

LHU Wrestlig: Corey Hazel named EWL Athlete of the Week

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FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Sunday, Nov. 18, Corey Hazel (Spring Mills, Pa./Penns Valley) of the No. 16 Lock Haven University wresting team went 4-0 on the way to the 184-pound title at the Black Knight Invite, hosted by Army West Point, and he was rewarded for his dominating ...

BEA Girl’s Volleyball wins Pennsylvania State Championship

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SILVER SPRING TOWNSHIP — Bald Eagle Area High School made their first trip to the PIAA class 2A volleyball championship a memorable one, as they swept the Holy Redeemer Royals in the finals by scores of 25-19, 25-23, 25-23 at the Eagle Dome at Cumberland Valley High School on Saturday. Bald ...

LHU Men’s Soccer claims ECAC, soars past Salem

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Despite a 21-day layoff, the Lock Haven University men’s soccer team (8-7-3) was in championship form as the Bald Eagles took home the 2018 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II title, thanks to a dominating 3-0 win over Salem University (9-8-2) in ...

LHU Cross Country takes 7th place finish

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MEN: PITTSBURGH — Behind an All-Region performance from standout Aaron Pfeil (Pittsburgh/South Fayette), the Lock Haven University men’s cross country team finished seventh out of 17 teams at today’s 2018 Atlantic Region Championships. Pfeil was 20th of 120-plus and he covered the wet ...

No. 1 Penn State wins Keystone Classic in Philadelphia

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PHILADELPHIA — No. 1 Penn State (1-0 0-0 B1G) won the 2018 Keystone Classic, rolling up a lofty 192.0 points and crowning eight champions. This marks the third straight year that Penn State has claimed the crown, wrestled in the University of Pennsylvania’s historic Palestra. A total of ...

LHU Swimming faces off against ESU, take 128-63 loss

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EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. — The Lock Haven University swimming team visited East Stroudsburg University for a PSAC dual meet on Saturday afternoon. The Warriors took the team score 128-63 over Lock Haven. Leading the way for the Bald Eagles was Raechel Rodriguez (Coopersburg, Pa./Southern ...

Steelers have reason to overlook Jaguars now

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By DOUG FERGUSON AP Sports Writer JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Even if the memory is still fresh, the temptation is there for Pittsburgh to overlook the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers might have been guilty of that in January in the AFC divisional playoffs. Mike Mitchell and Le’Veon Bell ...

Jersey Shore’s season ends with 14-10 loss to Pottsgrove

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By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express A Jersey Shore football team that has been resilient and gritty all season long just came up a little short in a PIAA First Round meeting with Pottsgrove. The Bulldogs (7-6) fell 14-10 to the Falcons (12-1) on a snow-glazed field Friday in the Poconos. ...

Steelers have capable fill-ins for injured linemen

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By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without key starters on their offensive and defensive lines when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert will miss his fourth straight game with a knee injury, while defensive ...

PSU: KJ Hamler’s production helps offset awful year for WRs

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By CORY GIGER For The Express It's staggering how bad Penn State's wide receivers have been this season. Except one. I shudder to think what the Nittany Lions' offense would look like without KJ Hamler, a very impressive redshirt freshman. We all thought Juwan Johnson and DeAndre ...