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Kyle Shoop’s technical-falls are key to his success

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By MITCH RUPERT For The Express LOCK HAVEN - The numbers next to Kyle Shoop's name are quite impressive. Thirty-one wins. Seven major decisions. Fifteen technical falls. But there's a curious zero on his line of the Lock Haven wrestling stats sheet. It resides under the category of ...

LHU: Haines looks to end collegiate career on top

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By MITCH RUPERT mrupert@sungazette.com LOCK HAVEN - Thomas Haines can't help but smile when he talks about wrestling. It's what he loves. No matter the obstacles which have been tossed in front of him since graduating from Solanco High School, the Lock Haven senior still loves ...

JT Pentz commits to Juniata College for football

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By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Like most boys in their youth, JT Pentz admired his father, John Pentz, growing up. The two shared a bond around sports as the older Pentz submerged his son into football at an early age. They frequently watched the game together, and ...

LHU softball looks to improve on last year’s success

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By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- One lesson the Lock Haven University softball team learned last season is that it doesn't matter how you start, the important thing is how you finish. One year ago, the Lady Eagles finished an outstanding 38-14 campaign that ...

PSU returns wrestlers to NCAA’s experienced

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By ANDY ELDER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — For Shakur Rasheed and Anthony Cassar, the lead up to the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships has come full circle from preparing for last year’s tournament. It’s also 180 degrees different. Last year at this time, Rasheed was prepping ...

LHU Wrestling set for 2019 NCAA Championships

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The Lock Haven University wrestling team is set to compete at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, March 21-23 at PPG Arena in Pittsburgh. LHU will be represented by six wrestlers: DJ Fehlman (133), Kyle Shoop (141), Alex Klucker (157), ...

Kang, Gonzalez win starting jobs in Pirates’ infield

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jung Ho Kang and Erik Gonzalez have won starting jobs in the infield with the Pittsburgh Pirates. General manager Neal Huntington said Monday that Kang has beaten out Colin Moran at third base and Erik Gonzalez has won the shortstop competition over Kevin ...

Local Auto Racing

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Jamie Bird for the Express It was a little chilly in the stands at Lincoln Speedway on Saturday, but it was hot, hot, HOT on the racetrack. Danny Dietrich wowed the crowd with a last-lap pass to earn his first victory of the young 2019 season. Dietrich had started on the pole of the ...

LHU field Hockey places 13 on National Academic Squad

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GILBERT, Ariz. - Thirteen student-athletes from the Lock Haven University field hockey team have been named to the 2018 Zag / National Field Hockey Coaches' Association (NFHCA) Division I National Academic Squad. Prabhneet Basra, Billie Jo Bollinger, Kayla Brathwaite, Dana-Lee De Gannes, ...

LHU’s Alex Klucker prepares for nationals

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By MITCH RUPERT For The Express LOCK HAVEN - There was no backup plan for Alex Klucker. Lock Haven was the only school he applied to. It was about the only offer he had to wrestle in college, so he went with it. He was a one-time state qualifier at District 3's East Pennsboro High School ...

LHU softball splits on final day of PFX tournament

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CLERMONT, Fl. - The Lock Haven University softball team (8-8) finished up the PFX tournament Saturday in Clermont, Florida. The Bald Eagles split in the team's two games of the day, knocking off Le Moyne 9-3 before falling to No. 22 Southern New Hampshire, 8-2. The Bald Eagles wrapped up the ...

Long ball lifts LHU in Game 2, Baseball sweeps Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC. - The Lock Haven University baseball team (6-6-1) wrapped up its spring break in North Carolina on a high note taking both games from Winston-Salem State (16-9) on Sunday (Mar. 17) afternoon. Game 1: W, 8-3 Lock Haven exploded in the third inning for six of its eight ...

LHU Men’s track: Zimmerman helps Haven close weekend in style

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Lock Haven University men's outdoor track & field team wrapped up a busy season-opening weekend at 2019 Alan Connie Shamrock Invite in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with another strong effort Saturday. Brian Zimmerman (Mifflinburg, Pa./Mifflinburg) wasted no time ...

LHU Women’s Track:

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Lock Haven University women's outdoor track & field team wrapped up its season opening weekend with a strong effort Saturday, the third and final day at the 2019 Alan Connie Shamrock Invite in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Leading the way Saturday for the LHU women ...

LHU wrestling fans prepare for Pittsburgh

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By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express LOCK HAVEN- The Lock Haven wrestling program held a celebration of sorts inside the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center Wednesday night. As the brackets for the NCAA Wrestling Championships were revealed, Lock Haven wrestlers, coaches and fans all looked ...

LHU and PSU wrestling matchups revealed for Nationals

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By ANDY ELDER For The Express Fresh off its second straight Eastern Wrestling League championship, the Lock Haven University wrestling team hopes to ride that momentum into the 2019 NCAA Div. 1 Wrestling Championships on March 21-23 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The six Bald Eagles who ...

Tom Elling’s Wrestling Mat-ters: PIAA Hershey wrestling recap

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The end of the PIAA Wrestling season ended last weekend. As usual, there were great stories abounding. While 28 champions went home ecstatic, there were many more who were disappointed. That is not to say that some would be pleased with a medal or perhaps a win or two, but being on the floor ...