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THURSDAY-JULY 11 SOFTBALL CLINTON COUNTY (Juniors): at State Championship (Ber-Vaughn Park, Berwick), 3 PM --- FRIDAY-JULY 12 BASEBALL KEYSTONE (9-11): vs District 15 Champion (Athens, PA), 7:30 PM --- SATURDAY- ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ The Sidelines: Double Trouble

A double dribble in basketball is a violation. A double hit in volleyball is a violation. A double play in baseball hurts an offense. A double bogey inflates a golfers score. Each of those things is problematic. Similarly, a double life for an athlete is a big problem. As a ...

Keystone (Juniors) advance to District title game with 11-6 win over Loyalsock

By JON GERARDI For The Express It was a little over a week ago that Keystone's junior baseball team lost to Montoursville, 11-6, in the first round of the District 12 tournament. And after that first loss, Keystone manager Patrick Johnson let his team know that they were better than that and ...

Keystone (Majors) wins District 12 crown with 6-0 win versus Loyalsock

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@Lockhaven.com SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT- Winning titles is Keystone's holiest tradition. After the 9-11 year-old squad captured a District crown Friday night, the Majors team replicated their performance as Keystone shutout Loyalsock, 6-0, to win the District 12 ...

Keystone (9-11) wins rained-soaked District Championship, 6-4

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT- Inclement weather postponed Keystone's Friday night District Championship versus Hepburn by an hour. The delay may have mentally fatigued Hepburn--but for Keystone it did anything but. The Keystone All Stars (9-11 years old) ...

Shutout win versus Loyalsock sends Keystone to Ditstrict Championship

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com COGAN STATION- Following the pregame warmups Keystone Manager Brad Mahoney didn't know what to expect from his team. The youngsters were uncharacteristically sidetracked prior to the first pitch. They committed errors and had issues catching the ...

Brewers slip past Pirates 2-1 on Thames’ homer in 8th

By RICH ROVITO Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Eric Thames homered leading off the eighth inning, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday. Thames, who entered as a pinch-hitter in the sixth, blasted an 0-1 pitch from Pirates reliever Kyle Crick (3-4) to ...

Pittsburgh Penguins trade Kessel to Coyotes for Galchenyuk

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes were one of the NHL’s best defensive teams last season while just missing their first playoff appearance in six years. The biggest reason they came up short: Lack of scoring. The Coyotes took a step toward ...

Keystone offense explodes again en route to 21-3 victory

By SHAREIK FLOWERS Sflowers@lockhaven.com Keystone's explosive offense is the team's identity. In the season opener they bullied Williamsport in a lopsided 14-3 win. And last night the team played even better as they erupted for 21 runs en route to a 21-3 win versus the South All Stars. ...

LHU’s Slattery nominated for 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Senior-standout Bekah Slattery (Douglasville, Pa./Daniel Boone) of the Lock Haven University softball team is LHU's nominee for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award. In all, a record 585 female college athletes have been nominated by NCAA member schools for the 2019 NCAA ...

Walkin the Sidelines-What’s Your Why?

By SCOTT BAKER For The Express The famous comedic duo, Abbot and Costello are widely known for their skit, “Who’s On First.” Through much confusion, the duo attempts to come to a definitive understanding of whose playing where on the baseball field. The duo knew what they were ...

Eric Buggs named LHU head volleyball coach

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Eric Buggs has been named Lock Haven University's new head volleyball coach. Buggs brings with him vast NCAA Division I coaching experience and he is grateful for the opportunity, and excited to lead the program moving forward. "I want to thank Lock Haven University ...

Passion a big part of success for PSU D-line coach Spencer

By CORY GIGER FOR THE EXPRESS UNIVERSITY PARK -- The guy is, admittedly, a little crazy. James Franklin says that, too, about Sean Spencer, Penn State's highly successful defensive line coach. So, what's crazy about him? "Other than a tattoo that says 'CHAOS?'" Spencer answers with a ...

Auto Racing Roundup: Ryan Smith takes Kramer cup

By JAMIE BIRD For The Express The Kramer Cup was center stage on Saturday night at Selinsgrove Speedway and an excited Ryan Smith was standing beside it after he led the field in a 30-lap tribute honoring the late Kramer Wiliamson. Smith, at the wheel of the Heffner Racing/Red Robin ...

Keystone opens playoffs with 14-3 win over Williamsport

By KENNY VARNER FOR THE Express BEECH CREEK - It was an electrifying start for the Keystone Little League All-Star team Sunday as they played host to the Little League District 12 opener. A 10-run second inning sparked the “Boys in Blue” as they took care of Williamsport, 14-3, in ...

New book chronicles ‘Dawn of a New Era’ of Penn State wrestling

By ANDY ELDER For The Express STATE COLLEGE — In his 10 years at the helm of the Penn State wrestling team, head coach Cael Sanderson has led the Nittany Lions to a run of success rarely seen in NCAA wrestling or any other collegiate sport. A new book written and published by the Penn ...

Keystone Majors to open postseason Sunday

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Keystone Majors All Star baseball teams opens the postseason Sunday with a home contest versus Williamsport. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Blaine Kunes Memorial Field in Beech Creek. The Keystone 8-10 year olds face Jersey Shore Wednesday at 6 ...

Pirates rookie OF Reynolds making a quiet splash

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Bryan Reynolds made a promise during his first days as a major leaguer, a vow that spoke volumes about the understated Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder’s mindset. It has helped him evolve from a relative unknown in the deal that sent ...

Four Bellefonte Red Raiders named to District Lacrosse All Star Team

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com BELLEFONTE- Four members of the Bellefonte Red Raider lacrosse team were recently selected to the Central Susquehanna All Star Team. Molly McKee, Elle Macafee and Elizabeth Hargrove were selected as District All Stars. Kayle Frantz received an ...

Fly In Calendar of Events

LOCK HAVEN – Activities for the next two days at the five-day Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven Fly-In at Piper Airport are: TODAY 9 a.m. – Registration gates, indoor and outdoor commercial vendors open 9 a.m. – Piper Aviation Museum opens, until 6 p.m. 9 a.m. — Pre-registration ...