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LHU wrestling fans prepare for Pittsburgh

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express LOCK HAVEN- The Lock Haven wrestling program held a celebration of sorts inside the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center Wednesday night. As the brackets for the NCAA Wrestling Championships were revealed, Lock Haven wrestlers, coaches and fans all looked ...

LHU and PSU wrestling matchups revealed for Nationals

By ANDY ELDER For The Express Fresh off its second straight Eastern Wrestling League championship, the Lock Haven University wrestling team hopes to ride that momentum into the 2019 NCAA Div. 1 Wrestling Championships on March 21-23 at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The six Bald Eagles who ...

Tom Elling’s Wrestling Mat-ters: PIAA Hershey wrestling recap

The end of the PIAA Wrestling season ended last weekend. As usual, there were great stories abounding. While 28 champions went home ecstatic, there were many more who were disappointed. That is not to say that some would be pleased with a medal or perhaps a win or two, but being on the floor ...

HS Hoops: Three Wildcats named to PHAC All-Star team

By Shareik Flowers sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Three members of the Central Mountain boys and girls basketball team were named to the Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference (PHAC) All-Star team. On the boys' side, Collin Jones was named PHAC MVP and received first-team honors, ...

CM’s Madison Knepp to continue softball career at Pitt-Bradford

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Madison Knepp's introduction to softball was standard for most children. Her older brother, Zach, played baseball for the Woolrich Little League team. At her brother's games she soaked in the culture and decided to pursuit a softball ...

LHU Softball: Caupto’s walk-off highlights Day 3 at the PFX Tournament

CLERMONT, Fl. - Becca Caputo (Williamsport, Pa./Jersey Shore) hit a 2-run walk-off single to left field give the Lock Haven University softball team (5-7) a 4-3 win over Hillsdale (4-11) as LHU went 1-1 on the day at day three of the PFX Tournament in Clermont Fl. Earlier in the day, The Bald ...

PSU spring football presser

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens, Penn State’s expected starting quarterback, will be handled cautiously this spring and, depending on his progress, might be questionable for the Blue-White Game. Stevens did not play in six of the Lions’ 13 games ...

Steelers sign CB Steven Nelson, bring back Chickillo, Berry

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The “Killer Bs” era is officially over in Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown is an Oakland Raider. Le’Veon Bell is a New York Jet, and Ben Roethlisberger will be part of a roster that will be considerably younger in 2019 thanks to an influx of ...

Malkin at 1,000; a star hiding in plain sight

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The cameras crowd around Sidney Crosby’s stall, parting only to let the Pittsburgh Penguins captain slip through and tug on a baseball cap before the lights flip on, the microphones close in and the questions come. Fifteen feet away, Evgeni ...

12 LHU wrestlers named to EWL All-Academic Team

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - On Saturday (March 9), at the 2019 Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Championships, a total of 12 Lock Haven University wrestlers were named to the 2018-19 EWL All-Academic Team. To earn a spot on the EWL All-Academic Team, the student-athlete must have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or ...

LHU Field Hockey earns National Academic Team Award

GILBERT, Ariz. - The Lock Haven University field hockey team has earned a 2018 ZAG Field Hockey / National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Team Award. The Division I National Academic Team Award recognizes programs that earned a team grade-point average of 3.0 ...

Local Auto Racing

By JAMIE BIRD For The Express Finally, the racing community caught a break on Sunday afternoon. Lincoln Speedway ran the "Icebreaker 30" and Lucas Wolfe drew the pole position and never looked back as he led all 30 laps where more than half of the starters ended their day in the pits. ...

Bryce Harper plays right field for first time for Phillies

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press CLEARWATER, Fla. — Bryce Harper played the outfield for the first time since signing a record $330 million, 13-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper started in right field Monday against Tampa Bay. He took a 96 mph fastball for strike three ...

LHU: Bald Eagles capture second straight EWL crown

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express FAIRFAX, VA- The nationally-ranked Lock Haven University wrestling team dominated at the Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Tournament in Fairfax, Virginia on Saturday. Lock Haven crowned champions in six weight classes, as the Bald Eagles won their second ...

Bellefonte: Ethan Richner takes sixth at States

By DAVID BOHR For The Express HERSHEY – Ethan Richner of Bellefonte took sixth place in the 152-pound weight class at the PIAA Class 3A wrestling championships at Giant Center Saturday evening. Richner was already assured a medal entering Saturday's action, having won a quarterfinal on ...

Jersey Shore: O’Connor takes eighth at States

By MITCH RUPERT For The Express HERSHEY-Jersey Shore’s Hunter O’Connor finished his career with an eighth-place finish at 182 pounds at the PIAA State Wrestling Championships. O’Connor placed for the second consecutive year in Hershey. “It sucks that it’s all over,” ...

Pirates’ Archer, back from hernia surgery, feeling great

By MARK DIDTLER Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Chris Archer had success against the high-powered New York Yankees and more importantly felt great afterwards. Archer allowed two hits and struck out four over three scoreless innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 6-5 loss on Sunday. The ...

Shore’s Hunter O’Connor shines in opening round of States

By MITCH RUPERT For The Express HERSHEY - Hunter O'Connor bided his time. He could feel Penn Cambria's J.C. Smychynsky charging hard into him for a large portion of their 182-pound first-round bout Thursday. The Jersey Shore senior knew the situation had to be just right to do anything about ...

LHU heads to EWL Tournament with Pittsburgh on its mind

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express The Lock Haven University wrestling team is on a mission to capture its second consecutive Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) Tournament Championship. That goal, which could be accomplished Saturday in Fairfax, Virginia, is far from the final milestone the team ...

PSU: Big Ten Wrestling Championships weight-by-weight preview

By ANDY ELDER For The Express When the first whistle blows to start wrestling at 11 a.m. Saturday in the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena, three teams figure to be the favorites to win the 2019 Big Ten Wrestling Championships team title. Ohio State is the two-time defending ...