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Nittany Lions to compete in West Point and New York City this weekend

By ANDY ELDER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — Injuries and Olympic qualifying will alter the Penn State wrestling team’s lineup again this weekend. The No. 1 Nittany Lions will wrestle in the Black Knight Invite at 10 a.m. Sunday in West Point, New York. In addition to host Army ...

Lock Haven YMCA to host annual gymnastics showcase Friday

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Lock Haven Branch YMCA Gymnastics Team is hosting its annual gymnastics showcase Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lock Haven YMCA. This event is free for the public and is the best way to come check out our gymnastics team. ...

Drop Zone? Steelers playmakers searching for consistency

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Vance McDonald should have been pumped. Thrilled. Yet he wasn’t. He couldn’t be. As his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates celebrated around him following a 17-12 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, the veteran tight end ...

BEA dominates Westmont to win District 6 title, 41-13

By MATT MICHELONE For the Express ALTOONA – Before last season, you had to go back to 1988 to find a Bald Eagle Area football district title. Now, they’ve completed something that seemed like it would never happen, a repeat. Saturday night the Eagles, powered by an aerial attack ...

LHU FB: Lowlights outweigh highlights in ninth straight loss

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express Lock Haven University football wrapped up its Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East slate Saturday with a 56-14 loss to West Chester. The Bald Eagles fall to 1-9 overall, and finish PSAC East play with an 0-7 mark. While Lock Haven put ...

Steelers defense leads way in 17-12 win over Rams

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The Steelers defense spoiled Aaron Donald’s homecoming and derailed the Los Angeles Rams’ momentum in the process. The Steelers forced four turnovers — including a 43-yard fumble return for a touchdown by safety Minkah Fitzpatrick ...

No. 22 Lock Haven wrestling turns in strong Sunday effort

TROY, N.Y. - The No. 22 Lock Haven University wrestling team was busy Sunday, Nov. 10 and it was Alex Klucker (Summerdale, Pa./East Pennsboro), who led the way. With the majority of the team competing at the 2019 Journeymen Collegiate Classic, an individual round robin style tournament ...

PSU players defend Rahne’s playcalling

By CORY GIGER For The Express MINNEAPOLIS -- There were numerous instances of questionable playcalling Saturday by offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne, particularly in the red zone with conservative runs and low-percentage fade passes. The Nittany Lions did score 26 points, and the players ...

Highs and Lows in PSU’s loss against Minnesota

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express MINNEAPOLIS -- Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 31-26 loss to Minnesota on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium: Play of the game: You can surely make a case for Sean Clifford's interception in the end zone by Jordan Howden, which sealed ...

Rudel: Lions do their part to aid Minny effort

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express MINNEAPOLIS - The team that deserved to win here did. In handing the Nittany Lions their first loss of the season, 31-26, while remaining unbeaten itself, Minnesota was the better team Saturday afternoon at TCF Bank Stadium and certainly the more worthy of ...

PSU gets blowout 45-0 win over Navy

By ANDY ELDER For the Express UNIVERSITY PARK — Luke Gardner, Creighton Edsell and Brody Teske know what it’s like to toil in anonymity in the Penn State wrestling room, grinding away while the starters get the attention and the acclaim. On Sunday in front of a Rec Hall sell-out ...

BEA girls soccer, volleyball both fall to North Catholic in playoffs

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bald Eagle Area girls soccer and volleyball teams suffered season-ending losses to North Catholic on Saturday. The girls soccer team was shutout by North Catholic, 5-0. The volleyball team lost to North Catholic, 3-1. BEA lost the first two sets, before winning ...

CMMS: Eighth grade girls basketball gets win over Jersey Shore

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Central Mountain Middle School Lady Wildcats basketball team upped their record to 2-1 on Saturday with a solid victory over visiting Jersey Shore. Another strong, team-defensive effort held Jersey Shore to just three first half points leading to a 36-13 final ...

Red Raiders beat Bison again for District crown, 35-21

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - Two teams, one goal, but Both came in with extreme differences in offense. As two familiar rivals lined up to battle for the District 6 Class AAAA title game Friday, featuring Bellefonte and Clearfield. The Red Raiders went with their strong ...

Bulldogs drop Selinsgrove Seals, 33-14, in district title game

By AARON JAMES For The Express JERSEY SHORE- The Jersey Shore Bulldogs took home another district crown with a 33-14 win over Selinsgrove. Head coach Tom Gravish has molded a district title into not only a goal, but a regular occurrence for the Bulldog program. With their second in as ...

5 keys to a Penn State victory against Minnesota

By CORY GIGER For The Express Five things to look for as No. 4 Penn State looks to hold onto its spot in the College Football Playoff rankings in a key game at undefeated and surprising Minnesota. No. 1: Who’s for real? Is Penn State really the fourth-best team in the country? Are the ...

Home game: Donald leads Rams into showdown with Steelers

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Aaron Donald is losing his edge. Kind of. The Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle spent his team’s bye week back home in Pittsburgh working out in the facility at the University of Pittsburgh that bears his name . It was cold. Well, cold to a ...

PSU Football: Matt Limegrover familiar with Minny’s ‘other shoe’

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express Few in Penn State’s camp are more qualified to speak about the kind of atmosphere and challenge the Nittany Lions should anticipate today than Matt Limegrover. The Lions’ offensive line coach spent four seasons (2011-15) on Minnesota’s staff before ...

Football: Penns Valley falls to Richland in district title game

By KEVIN LANDIS For The Express Caleb Burke set a single-game program record with 250 receiving yards, and teammate Kellan Stahl passed for 309 yards, two touchdowns, and also notched a defensive score to lead the Richland Rams to a 49-21 victory over Penns Valley on Friday night in a ...