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CM Wrestling: Coach Walizer reflects Districts, looks ahead to Regionals

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- If you walk into the Central Mountain High School matroom prior to practice, you'll observe the wrestlers engaged in an intense but friendly dodgeball competition. The grapplers utilize the game as a pre-workout exercise as they await the ...

LHU Women’s: Bald Eagles get win in home-finale versus ESU

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- Four days after securing a postseason berth with a big win over West Chester, the Lock Haven women's basketball team returned home to face East Stroudsburg in the 2019-20 season home finale on senior night. As for the game, the Bald Eagles ...

LHU Men’s: Eagles run out of time versus ESU

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- Still involved in a fierce battle for a possible PSAC playoff spot, the Lock Haven University men's basketball team returned to what would hopefully be the friendly confines of Thomas Field House for the 2019-20 home ...

Jersey Shore boy’s basketball drops playoff semi-final matchup to Danville

By CHRIS MASSE For The Express MILTON-Jersey Shore has not reached the state tournament since 1986 when current coach Scott Munro was still a junior. The Bulldogs have that opportunity this weekend against Athens when they play for the final state tournament berth and third place in ...

Tom Elling’s Wrestling Mat-ters: Districts and Regional wrestling wrap up

By TOM ELLING For The Express This is a busy time of the wrestling year. The Districts are over (in some areas so are Regionals), but the many and varied-Resilite tussles will converge in Hershey in two short weeks. Congratulations to Central Mountain coaches and wrestlers for their ...

LHU Wrestling: Alex Klucker named MAC East Wrestler of the Week

CLEVELAND - Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./East Pennsboro) of the Lock Haven University wrestling team has been named this week's Mid-American Conference (MAC) Eastern Division Wrestler of the Week. Klucker was one of eight seniors honored before the match with No. 16 Cornell last Saturday ...

Bulldogs impress on Day 1 of District IV swim meet

By AARON JAMES Ajames@lockhaven.com WILLIAMSPORT—Day 1 of the District 4 swim meet is in the books. Danville ends the first day in dominating fashion with 10-podium appearances and a lead in both the boy’s and girl’s team standings. The Jersey Shore swim team secured two-state ...

Mountain League releases All-Star teams for basketball

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE- The Mountain League recently released its 2019-2020 basketball All-Star team, and six athletes from Bellefonte, Bald Eagle Area and Penns Valley earned recognition on the list. Bellefonte’s Ben McCartney earned first-team honors. He ...

WBB returns to LHU for final home game of the season

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Lock Haven University women's basketball team (13-12, 10-10 PSAC East) closes out their slate of 2019-20 home games this Wednesday, February 26 when they face the East Stroudsburg Warriors (18-8, 14-6 PSAC East) at Thomas Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. ...

LHU: Men’s basketball hosts ESU in critical late-season matchup

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – In a matchup lined with playoff implications, the Lock Haven University men's basketball team (12-12, 9-11 PSACE) hosts East Stroudsburg University (17-8, 13-7 PSACE) on Wednesday (Feb. 26) night in the Thomas Fieldhouse. The Haven enters the matchup sitting at fifth place ...

MLB: Volatile 2019 behind him, Pirates’ Kela embracing new role

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer BRADENTON, Fla. — Keone Kela spent most of 2019 angry. At losing. At his role in the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen. At the team’s coaching and support staffs for what he felt was preferential treatment they gave to some players but not others. While Kela ...

Penguins acquire veteran Patrick Marleau from Sharks

By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer Patrick Marleau has been chasing the Stanley Cup for 22 seasons. The veteran winger hopes a move to Pittsburgh will finally let him catch it. San Jose dealt the 40-year-old Marleau to the Penguins during Monday’s trade deadline. The struggling Sharks will ...

Local auto racing roundup

By JAMIE BIRD For The Express Lincoln Speedway had its annual "Ice Breaker 30" on Saturday afternoon. Judging by the crowd, everyone in Central Pennsylvania had been waiting for this day to arrive. It was standing room only to watch Danny Dietrich claim his second career opening-day ...

Pirates’ Archer scratched from start due to neck tightness

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Chris Archer was scratched from his scheduled Monday night against the New York Yankees and Gerrit Cole due to neck tightness. Pittsburgh said the move was precautionary and that Archer is day to day. Archer went 3-9 with a 5.19 ERA in 23 ...

Wrestling: Cornell spoils LHU’s Senior Night, 22-13

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- Saturday night at Thomas Field House, the Lock Haven University team wrapped up its 2019-20 season with senior night. When the dual meet was in the books, the final had it at Cornell 22, LHU 13, but that was only part of the story. Prior ...

Wrestling: Penn State Nittany Lions obliterate American, 40-3

By ANDY ELDER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — Three senior starters. Three crossface cradles. Three pins. That was the symmetry of the Penn State wrestling team’s Senior Day celebration Sunday in front of its 55 th straight Rec Hall sellout crowd. Vincenzo Joseph, Mark Hall and ...

CM alumni Laurel Moyer runs to pair of school records at LHU

KENT, Ohio – Laurel Moyer (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) ran to a pair of school records Saturday for the Lock Haven University women's indoor track & field team as the Bald Eagles closed the 2019-20 regular season at the Kent State Tune Up. Moyer ran to a school record at ...

LHU: Bald Eagle swimming caps PSAC Championships

YORK, Pa. – The Lock Haven University swimming team completed the final day of action at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Swimming Championships on Saturday afternoon. The four-day long championships concluded at the Graham Aquatic Center in York, Pa where the Bald Eagles ...

BEA and Penns Valley wrap up South West Regionals

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bald Eagle Area Eagles and Penns Valley Rams wrapped up this weekend's South West AA Regional at Indiana University of Pennsylvania on Saturday. The Eagles finished the team competition in fifth place with 88 points, while Penns Valley ended the tournament eighth with ...

Clinton County Motor Speedway Prepares for 2020 Season

The Clinton County Fair Association announced plans for the 2020 racing season at the 3/8th mile dirt oval located in Mill Hall, PA. The Clinton County Motor Speedway will begin its 32nd year of operations. The Fair Association has decided to be the operators ...