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Bellefonte Red Raiders torch Bradford 58-18, advance to District Championship

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE -Call them the "Road Warriors." After having just one home game all season, the Bellefonte Red Raider football team was very successful playing on the road, posting a 9-2 record. In their opening playoff game, the Red Raiders once again played ...

High School Volleyball: Eagles sweep Central Cambria to win District Title

By JON FLECK For The Express ALTOONA- The District 6 2A girls volleyball championship match featured an experienced team that won last year's title and two of the last four, versus a team making its first deep playoff run. Experience won out. Bald Eagle Area had Central Cambria on ...

Bald Eagle Area soars to 47-27 win over Huntingdon Bearcats

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - It was a total-team effort. For the first time in 21 years, the Bald Eagle Area football team are headed out of the first round of the playoffs. Posting a strong ground-and-pound running game, and a consistent air attack, the Eagles posted 531 ...

Bulldogs manhandle CMVT, 52-0, in District Playoff opener

By AARON JAMES For The Express JERSEY SHORE - With "20 strong" signs littering the fences and bleachers at Thompson Street Stadium the Jersey Shore Bulldogs did everything they could have to make their injured teammate Caleb Leone proud. From the first whistle to the last, Jersey ...

Five keys to victory for Penn State against Michigan

By Cory Giger For The Express Five things to look for as No. 14 Penn State looks to upset No. 5 Michigan on the road and thereby knock the Wolverines out of the College Football Playoff picture. SUBHD: No. 1: Need a good knee Trace McSorley injured his right knee last week against Iowa ...

Pittsburgh Steelers’ offense seeks success in Baltimore Ravens

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have an opportunity to create some mid-season separation in the AFC North. To do that, they will have to beat the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday, a venue where the Steelers have found it ...

BEA Volleyball: Eagles sweep West Shamokin, advance to District Championship

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - Onward and upward. Carrying a 17-0 record going into the District VI Semifinals, the Bald Eagle volleyball team went up against a once-beaten West Shamokin team. Going in with a very workman-like fashion, the Lady Bald Eagles wasted little ...

LHU Field Hockey: Roach, Smith named to Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team

FROM STAFF REPORTS NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Seniors Tamia Roach (Petit Valley, Trinidad and Tobago/St. Joseph's Convent Port-of-Spain) and Alyscia Smith (Newport, Pa./Newport) have both earned 2018 All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors. Roach was named to the First Team and Smith earned a spot on ...

Beckham Sibiski earns All-Conference honors

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - After a successful 2018 season, Beckham Sibiski (Kutztown, Pa./Kutztown) of the Lock Haven University men's soccer team has earned All-Conference honors. The sophomore-midfielder earned a spot on the 2018 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Second ...

Begrudgingly Picking Michigan, despite overrated Harbaugh

By CORY GIGER For The Express Ugh. I hate taking the side of Jim Harbaugh, the most overrated coach in college football, on just about anything. But I will here, based on some simple facts and personal assumptions. Michigan, No. 5 in the initial College Football Playoff rankings, has ...

Local lacrosse players take part in Victory Fall Classic

FROM STAFF REPORTS BELLEFONTE — High School lacrosse players from the area came together to take part in the Victory Fall Classic 2018 boys’ lacrosse tournament that took place in Frederica, Del. on Oct. 18, 2018. Players from Bellefonte, Danville, Lewisburg, Mifflinburg and ...

Nittany Lions ready for Michigan showdown

By Cory Giger For The Express It's hard to believe it's been only two years, given everything that's happened in the meantime, but pretty much everything was different the last time Penn State visited Michigan. You remember that game, right? Unless you've simply chosen to erase it from ...

Women’s Soccer: LHU edged out in PSAC Quarterfinal at West Chester

FROM STAFF REPORTS WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Host and No. 4 seed West Chester University (13-4-1) scored late in the first half and early in the second half to edge the No. 5 seed Lock Haven University women's soccer team (11-5-1), 2-0, in today's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) ...

LHU: Women’s XC heads to Edinboro looking to contend for PSAC title

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The 2018 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Cross Country Championships are set for Saturday, November 3 and the Lock Haven University women's cross country team is headed northwest to Edinboro University looking to contend for the team title. Saturday's ...

Five county athletes among 11 West Branch inductees

From staff reports LOCK HAVEN — Five former athletes and coaches from Clinton County are among 11 people to be inducted into the West Branch Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame this fall. An outstanding group of 10 living and one deceased honorees will be recognized ...

Evan Nyquist’s late goal gifts Bellefonte District Championship Win

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - They simply made history! In three previous attempts, the Bellefonte boys soccer team had come up short and finished as second place. Not this year. It took almost the entire 80 minutes to produce a winner, but in the end it would be the Red ...

Franklin brought criticism on himself after ‘elite’ comments

By CORY GIGER For The Express We almost — almost! — got to hear James Franklin let loose with some real frustration and perhaps even anger during his postgame press conference following Saturday’s win over Iowa. It would have been interesting to see and hear, if for no other reason ...

Lady Red Raiders fall in overtime heartbreaker to Hollidaysburg

By KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - It was a heartbreaking night for the Bellefonte girls soccer team in their bid for a District 6 title. In their game against Hollidaysburg, the Lady Raiders left everything out on the field only to fall in a 2-1 overtime loss. Highlighting the ...

Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Conner shines in Le’Veon Bell’s absence

By DAN SCIFO Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t surprised by the success of second-year running back James Conner. Conner continues to shine in the spotlight while two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell remains away from the team. Conner enjoyed a ...