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CM drops Hollidaysburg, 11-1, to lock spot in District Championship

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Central Mountain's slight 2-1 lead had head coach Fred Caldwell uneasy. His team was in a competitive contest with two-win Hollidaysburg, but the coach knew the Golden Tigers' record wasn't reflective of their attitude. "I'm always ...

Bucktail Bucks get 10-0 win over Williamson

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express Farwell-For the first time in eight games the Bucktail starting lineup returned to resemble their opening day roster, and the results were instant. Emma and Myka Poorman combined to throw a no-hitter against AA Williamson as the Bucks improved to 17-2 ...

LHU: Reddinger earns Atlantic All-Region lacrosse honors

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Junior Braxtin Reddinger (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) of the Lock Haven University lacrosse team has earned 2019 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Atlantic All-Region honors. Reddinger was named to the IWLCA Atlantic All-Region Second Team after ...

Sugar Valley baseball falls 7-5 to Neumann

The Sugar Valley baseball team ended its season on as high of a note as possible without walking away with their first win of the season. The Phoenix took an early advantage over the surging Neumann Regional Academy Knights as they fought to end their season with a victory. Neumann answered ...

CM Wildcats blowout Milton on Senior Day, 12-0

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer MILL HALL -- It was Senior Day for the Central Mountain baseball team Wednesday afternoon at Mill Hall Community Field and the CM seniors made the most of their final home-field appearance. With clouds drifting in-and-out of the area, the Wildcats ...

LHU: Two-sport athlete finds early success

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – "My adrenaline was pumping, it was my first ever college meet and I'd only been training for three weeks." Rookie Karina Long had just completed a grueling season with the Lock Haven field hockey team and had already set her sights on a Bald Eagle record in the long ...

Kunes brings home the silver

Earlier in May, Aiden Kunes, 9, of Jersey Shore competed at the 2019 MAWA Eastern Nationals in Salisbury Maryland as midget, 75 pounds. After a competitive 3 matches Aiden took Second Place with an All-American status! His quarter-finals match was a 4-2 decision victory. Aiden won by FMC 2-0 ...

Slattery earns spot on Google Cloud Academic All-District Team

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Lock Haven University softball standout Bekah Slattery (Douglassville, Pa./Daniel Boone) has earned a spot on the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District Team. Slattery, the Bald Eagles' preseason All-American pitcher, earned a spot on the NCAA Division II District 2 Team. ...

Local Auto Racing

By JAMIE BIRD For the Express Williams Grove finally got a race in on Friday night, it was the first race at the track since late March thanks to continuous rainouts. Lance Dewease had 4,180 reasons to be happy to get the Outlaw tune up race in. The Speedway will host the World of ...

CM weekly recap: Solid track performances highlight the week

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Tennis wrapped up its season, softball won twice, baseball dropped two and the track and field athletes posted some solid individual performances. That was last week in Wildcat sports. Let's break it down. The tennis team took to the ...

Bucks get mercy-rule win over Sugar Valley, 17-7

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express Farwell- With just two more games remaining the Sugar Valley Rural Charter School arrived in Farwell looking to pick up their first win of the season after playing one of their best games of the year in a previous trip to Bucktail. A top of the fifth rally ...

Bellefonte lacrosse enjoying success in inaugural season

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE- Bellefonte coach Doug McKee remembers walking around town and attracting puzzling looks from people on the street. He was wearing his Bellefonte girls lacrosse gear-- which was an unfamiliar sight to many given Bellefonte's lack of a ...

LAX: Red Raiders light up scoreboard in 14-2 win over Mifflinburg

By KENNY VARNER For The Express BELLEFONTE - Fast and furious. Such was the way the Bellefonte girls Lacrosse team scored its goals Thursday night, topping visiting Mifflinburg in grand fashion at 14-2. Sometimes the best defense comes from a very talent-laden and skilled-front ...

LHU knocks off No.1 seed West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – Bekah Slattery (Douglassville, Pa./Daniel Boone) scattered nine hits and struck out 14 over 15 total innings, and the Bald Eagles plated five runs in the top of the 15th inning, as the Lock Haven University softball team (32-17-1) opened the 2019 NCAA Tournament in ...

Jersey Shore falls at home to Loyalsock, 12-0

By CHRIS MASSE For The Express JERSEY SHORE-Bella Barone did not feel right as she took pregame batting practice swings. Something was off, but she did not know what. Once the game started Barone figured it out, going 3 for 4 with four RBIs. And from the first pitch, everything felt right ...

Baseball: Wildcats fall at home to Shamokin, 9-5

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Central Mountain baseball team dropped a home contest to the Shamokin Indians, 9-5. Central Mountain was knotted with Shamokin, 4-4, entering the final frame before Shamokin exploded with five runs in the inning. CM responded with one score in the bottom of the ...

Baseball: Red Raiders blows past Clearfield, 23-10

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bellefonte baseball team captured a decisive 23-10 win over the Clearfield Bison. The Raiders tallied eight runs in the opening inning, one in the third, then seven scores in both the sixth and seventh inning. Bellefonte smacked three home runs as CJ Funk, ...

Pence pinch-hit slam, Rangers rally past Pirates 9-6

By ALAN SAUNDERS Associated Press PITTSBURGH — In a game full of monster shots, Hunter Pence hit the biggest home run of all. Pence connected for a pinch-hit grand slam and the Texas Rangers rallied late, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-6 Wednesday. The Rangers trailed 6-2 before ...

Baseball: BEA gets extra-innings win over Bellefonte, 4-3

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer BELLEFONTE -- The only thing certain when Bellefonte and Bald Eagle Area meet head-on in an athletic event is that you can simply toss the record books out the window. Tuesday afternoon at John Montgomery Field at Governor’s Park, ...

Slattery wins Atlantic Region Pitcher of the Year, named to First Team

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Bekah Slattery (Douglassville, Pa./Daniel Boone) of the Lock Haven University softball team has been named the 2019 D2CCA Atlantic Region Pitcher of the Year for her historic 2019 season as she continues to dominate in the circle for LHU. She was also named to the First Team ...