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By JAMIE BIRD For The Express Chase Dietz gained some major confidence on Saturday night at BAPS Motor Speedway. That's where he took his young, Rick Lefever-owned team to victory lane. He had started second, fell back to third, before making a charge to the lead. By doing so he pocketed ...

Wildcats lose 4-0 contest to Williamsport

By AARON JAMES AJames@lockhaven.com Jimmy Pombor took just seven minutes to have a reason to celebrate Monday evening from the Balls Mills Soccer Complex when we he found the net on a corner kick from Amani Tran. Pombor would have the opportunity to celebrate a goal of his own two more times ...

CM Weekly Review: The final stages of the fall season

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com Every team reaches that point in the season where one of several things is on their minds. One could be looking to finish off a solid regular season and prepare to make a playoff run. Another could be looking to angle their way into a playoff berth. ...

LHU football: Loss at Millersville follows familiar script

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express The Lock Haven University football team lost its fifth straight game, falling 48-23 at Millersville Saturday. The Bald Eagles are now 1-5 overall and 0-3 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East play. “We got a ways to go to perform the way ...

Nittany Lions escape with 17-12 road win against Iowa

By CORY GIGER For The Express IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Penn State learned a lot about itself and found some answers to lingering questions, while James Franklin finally pulled off a key achievement in his career. The No. 10 Nittany Lions and No. 17 Iowa played another unglamorous slugfest ...

PSU Llayers warmup in special t-shirts in support of Sutherland

By CORY GIGER For The Express IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Several Penn State players wore T-shirts during pregame warmups to show support for safety Jonathan Sutherland, who was criticized for his appearance last week in a letter by a PSU alumnus. The shirts ...

Highs and Lows of Penn State’s close 17-12 win against Iowa

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 17-12 victory over Iowa on Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium: Play of the game: Noah Cain's 5-yard touchdown run around the left edge with 5:17 remaining, off a pitch from Sean Clifford, gave ...

LHU field hockey rolls by Lehigh, extends win streak

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Amy Stevens (Castle Creek, N.Y./Whitney Point) and Kayla Brathwaite (Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago/Bishop Anstey East) each scored twice, and rookie goalkeeper Mariana Birdthistle (Limerick, Ireland/Villers School) was brilliant in her first career start, as the Lock Haven ...

Bulldogs dominate Lewisburg in 47-21 road win

By CHRIS MASSE For The Express LEWISBURG-Tanner Lorson played three sports as a junior, but never forgot about football. Even while playing basketball and baseball, Lorson remained a constant weight room presence. He and his fellow receivers then attacked the offseason the way they do ...

Bucks fall just short in homecoming game to Nativity BVM, 22-14

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express It was a game of two big momentum swings but in the end it was Nativity BVM that made the final play allowing the Green Wave to spoil Homecoming 2019 for the Bucks. The Green Wave jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, paced by BVM running back ...

Distractions provide latest test for Lions

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express Tonight’s visit to Iowa is a great test for Penn State on several fronts. Number one, after landing in the Top 10 for the first time this season, the Nittany Lions will find out how they handle prosperity with the campus slapping their backs and heaping ...

Chargers veteran Rivers set to face Steelers rookie Hodges

By JOE REEDY AP Sports Writer CARSON, Calif. — Philip Rivers will be making his 214th straight start when the Los Angeles Chargers host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. On the opposite sideline, Devlin Hodges will make his first. By all appearances that matchup has all the ...

Bellefonte gets 54-7 road win against Central

By JOHN HARTSOCK For The Express ROARING SPRING-Veteran Central High School football coach Dave Baker’s quest for a 200th career coaching win was emphatically put on hold for at least one more week. Led by senior running back C.J. Funk’s three first-quarter touchdown runs, ...

Wildcats drop 38-21 contest to Selinsgrove

By AARON JAMES AJames@lockhaven.com The Central Mountain Wildcats found themselves down early yet again, after an 88-yard touchdown pass to start the matchup against Selinsgrove on Friday night. Unlike other matchups in their 0-7 start, the Wildcats responded quickly with a long ...

Penns Valley offense lights up the sky

By MATTHEW POPELKA For The Express Coming into the matchup with Bishop Carroll, head coach Martin Tobias was expecting the same offense he had been preparing for all week long. Much to his and his staff’s surprise, they saw Senior Jake Zazvrsky taking snaps at quarterback in the Bishop ...

Fan’s letter to PSU athlete goes viral for racist comments

By CORY GIGER For The Express A letter written to a Penn State football player by a fan who lives in Johnstown drew widespread criticism the past two days for what many believed to be racist comments. The letter, written and signed by Penn State alumnus Dave Petersen, was sent to sophomore ...

Steelers QB Mason Rudolph remains in concussion protocol

By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph “appears to be doing fine” according to coach Mike Tomlin, but Rudolph remains in the concussion protocol following an illegal hit by Baltimore safety Earl Thomas. Rudolph left last weekend’s ...

Central Mountain Week-in Review: Tennis wins PHAC championship

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com The Central Mountain girl’s tennis team won the PHAC championship. Their 4-1 victory over Milton on Thursday ran their season record to 13-2 overall and a perfect 11-0 in conference play. Earlier in the week, they had beaten Jersey Shore by a 4-1 ...

Nittany Lions cruise to 35-7 home win versus Purdue

By CORY GIGER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- Something odd happened during Penn State's expected rout of Purdue on Saturday, and it's tough to pinpoint exactly what was going on. The Nittany Lions exploded out to a 28-0 lead with 14:17 still remaining in the first half. Coming off a ...

Fortunately for Nittany Lions, defense hasn’t rested

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK -- Noon starts haven't always brought out the best in the Nittany Lions, but that wasn't the case Saturday as Penn State was on top if its game early and built a 28-0 lead against Purdue. Then, apparently, the Lions got drowsy and needed an ...