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CM weekly review: Lady Wildcats soccer gets first win of season

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com Soccer action is where we will start our review of Central Mountain sports. The Wildcat boys were at Mifflinburg on Tuesday and earned a nice 4-1 victory over the “other” Wildcats. Two goals each from Trey Gentzel and Nate Brinker propelled the CM ...

LHU suffers setback at Clarion in penalty-plagued performance

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express In Lock Haven University football’s loss Saturday at Clarion, the number that stands out is 30. That’s not the amount of points either of the teams scored, it’s the amount of combined penalties. Each team was responsible for 15 infractions, with the ...

PSU wins low-scoring game versus Pitt, 17-10

By CORY GIGER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- For all of his big talk, for all of his public lobbying about keeping the series going, for all of the needling he's done toward Penn State about inconsequential things (such as last week's beef over signals), Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi came ...

PSU Nittany Lions misfire on big-play attempts

By CORY GIGER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State kept taking shot after shot deep down the field during Saturday's game, and while the Nittany Lions usually hit a number of those, that wasn't the case so much against Pitt. Clifford did connect with KJ Hamler for 53 yards on ...

Russell Wilson, Seahawks edge Steelers 28-26 as Roethlisberger exits

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The faces around Russell Wilson have changed as the Seattle Seahawks rebuild themselves on the fly. One thing, however, has not. Seattle goes as its ever imaginative quarterback goes. And in the second half in a place where the franchise ...

BEA football defeats Bishop Carroll, 29-6

FROM STAFF REPORTS On a misty and windy evening the varsity football team traveled to Ebensburg Friday to take on the Huskies from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. Kaden Bittinger got the start at quarterback in place of injured Jaden Jones. Bittinger used his quick-cutting ability and ...

Woe and 2? Roethlisberger’s injury clouds Steelers’ future

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger shook his right arm once. Then twice. And just like that, the Pittsburgh Steelers found their season at a crossroads just two weeks in. While Mason Rudolph filled in capably in the second half after Roethlisberger left ...

BEA girl’s soccer defeats Moshannon Valley,7-1

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bald Eagle Area girls soccer team defeated Moshannon Valley on Saturday, 7-1. Addison Proctor and Zoey McHenry each scored a pair of goals. Grace Wagner, Mara Hockenberry and Falen McHenry each added another score. BEA out-shot MV, 19-5, and Rachael Veneziano made ...

Penns Valley cross country weekly recap

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Penns Valley boys' cross country team defeated Tyrone on Tuesday at the PV Environmental Center Course, 16-39. Colton Sands and Brendan Colwell came in at 17:55 and teammate Daniel Kelly broke 18 minutes for the first time, running 17:57. Thaddaeus Smith was fourth ...

James Franklin addresses issues scheduling Pitt

By CORY GIGER For The Express James Franklin would like to see Penn State and Pitt play again at some point in the future, but he added a lot of things have to fall into place for that to happen. "I think we've got to be creative in the ways that we look at it," Franklin said Tuesday. The ...

PSU Football: Running game issues must be cleaned up

Quarterback Sean Clifford is tied for the team lead with 108 yards rushing through two games. That's … not a good thing for Penn State. Yes, the Nittany Lions need Clifford to be able to run the ball some, and he had a beautiful 58-yard scamper Saturday against Buffalo. So this is no ...

Strong second half powers Lock Haven men’s soccer to a dominant 5-1 victory

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University men's soccer team (2-1) defeated the University of the District of Columbia (1-2) after a lengthy weather delay. The weather could not stop the Bald Eagles as it was another offensive explosion as five different goal scorers found the back of the ...

Bald Eagle Area volleyball sweeps Penns Valley at home, 3-0

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - Coming off a strong showing at this past weekend's Bulldog Volleyball Invitational, the Eagles continued its high level of play, defeating a young Penns Valley team Tuesday 25-9, 25-8 and 25-18. Kill leaders for Bald Eagle were Grace Hugar(6), ...

Bellefonte’s Mallorie Smith closes in on 100 career goals

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE- Bellefonte senior Mallorie Smith is a prolific attacker on the soccer field, and her penchant for scoring stretches back to her early childhood. After being placed into dance lessons at an early age, her mother, Connie Smith, decided her ...

Laurel Moyer named PSAC Athlete of the Week

FROM STAFF REPORTS LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Laurel Moyer (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) of the regionally-ranked Lock Haven University women's cross country team has been named this week's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week after opening ...

Football: Pitt coach reflects PSU rivalry

From Mirror Reports PITTSBURGH -- Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi has never made any secret of the fact he thinks the Panthers should play Penn State every year, but he knows it could be a long while before the teams meet again after Saturday. "I'm going to emphasize to our kids, 'You might be the ...

Mallorie Smith’s four-goal day lifts Bellefonte over Central, 5-1

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE- Through four contests this season Bellefonte struggled to generate the sufficient scoring needed to win games. But on Monday the offense awakened and produced more scores against Central than they previously totaled all year. Led by ...

Central Mountain inducts three into Athletic Hall of Fame

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- They cemented their legacies in high school, and Friday night was their moment to soak in the praise and join the ranks of Central Mountain's all-time greatest athletes. Central Mountain inducted Cole Renninger, Emily Williams and ...

CM Sports weekly review: Football falls just short

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com The first full week of the fall sports season is now in the books. A busy and eventful week it was. Let’s get to the action. We usually don’t start this column with a football recap so hey why not; let’s do just that for once. The Wildcats ...