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Rudolph exits after scary hit, Ravens edge Steelers in OT

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Earl Thomas saw Mason Rudolph step up in the pocket and took aim at what the Baltimore Ravens safety considered Pittsburgh quarterback’s “strike zone.” One ugly and illegal collision later, Rudolph lay motionless on the Heinz Field turf ...

Highs and Lows of PSU’s lopsided win over Purdue

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express nrudel@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK -- Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State's 35-7 victory over Purdue on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: Sean Clifford hit Jahan Dotson with a 72-yard touchdown pass with 5:20 left ...

PSU Football: Off-day for special teams

By MAX JORDAN For The Express Just when it was looking like special teams were Penn State's most reliable unit, they take an off day. From kicking to returning, the Nittany Lions looked stale on special teams in a game they could afford to make mistakes in. The game got off to a rough ...

No. 10 Penn State looking for offensive growth as D shines

By TRAVIS JOHNSON Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Sean Clifford knows he and the rest of Penn State’s offense have a comfortable margin of error given the way the Nittany Lions’ defense has been playing. But Penn State’s quarterback doesn’t want to lean on dominant defensive ...

LHU women’s soccer falls on the road

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - The Lock Haven University women's soccer (1-4-2, 1-4-1 PSACE) team fell on the road to East Stroudsburg University (6-2, 5-2 PSACE) 5-2 in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East action on Sunday afternoon. Leading the way for the offense was Marah Foltz ...

LHU field hockey: Judy’s goal, strong second half lift LHU over La Salle

PHILADELPHIA - Tia Judy (East Prospect, Pa./Homeschooled) scored early in the second half and it proved to be difference in the outcome, as the Lock Haven University field hockey team (5-6, 3-1 A-10) downed La Salle (5-6, 2-1 A-10), 1-0, for an important Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10) road ...

Girl’s Soccer: Red Raiders earn hard-fought 1-0 win over Rams

By KENNY VARNER For The Express BELLEFONTE - The new starter was cool under pressure. Haley Popovitch, in her debut as Bellefonte’s goalie, seemed primed and ready to make a statement and get her team the much-needed victory. Not only was she one of the big factors in the Red ...

Wham, bam JaySam; Versatile Samuels sparks Steelers

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Jaylen Samuels felt as if he’d jumped into a time machine. Standing in the shotgun while working out of the wildcat formation on Monday night against Cincinnati, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back was transported back to his freshman ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ The Sidelines: Get in the Game

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com Earning what one gets most often results in a major sense of accomplishment for the recipient. Earning playing time is what we will discuss in this edition of Walkin’ The Sidelines. Emphasis is to be placed on earning. Why is this an important topic ...

Penns Valley gets 3-1 home victory over Bellefonte

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com SPRING MILLS- In Penns Valley's Sept. 5 meeting with Bellefonte the Rams suffered a 4-3 overtime loss on the road. The defeat created a sense of urgency in the Rams-- who had every intention of winning yesterday's matchup without the aid of extra ...

CM sports weekly review: The highs and lows of Homecoming Week

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com Most people and teams have had those days or even weeks that they would probably rather forget. Surely that was the case with a number of the Central Mountain sports teams last week. On the plus side, homecoming week provided some happy moments that ...

ESU spoils homecoming game with 63-14 win

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express Lock Haven University football fell to 1-3 on the season with a 63-14 defeat against East Stroudsburg Saturday in its Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East opener. The Bald Eagles have now lost three straight contests, giving up a combined 188 ...

Penn State offense, Rahne have great night

By CORY GIGER For The Express As they stood with their children and players celebrating Friday night's decimation at Maryland, Penn State coach James Franklin pulled offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne close and kissed him on the head. It was a fantastic night for many members of the PSU ...

For PSU, it’s now full steam ahead

By NEIL RUDEL For The Express COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Penn State arrived here unblemished at 3-0, but aside from their season-opening scrimmage against Idaho, the Nittany Lions had yet to put together a complete game. They emphatically checked that box Friday night. The Lions forced a ...

In post-AB world, Steelers WRs still searching for identity

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers no longer have an Antonio Brown problem. At least off the field. On the field, however, is another matter entirely. For all the incessant drama Brown created late during his record-setting tenure in Pittsburgh, ...

1979 PSAC Championship team reunites homecoming weekend

By: Sam Kuperman As Lock Haven University football gets set to host East Stroudsburg Saturday for homecoming, fans will flock to Hubert Jack Stadium to watch the Bald Eagles battle the Warriors. Among those fans will be a special group of LHU football supporters, a group that 40 years ago ...

LHU: Early missed opportunities lead to lopsided loss at IUP

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express Lock Haven University football lost 77-14 at No. 24 Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) Saturday. LHU did not keep the Crimson Hawks out of the end zone aside from kneel downs at the end of each half. However, Lock Haven sustained two really positive ...

Sloppy 49ers beat Steelers 24-20 on late Garoppolo TD pass

By JOSH DUBOW AP Pro Football Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jimmy Garoppolo threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dante Pettis with 1:15 remaining and the San Francisco 49ers overcame five turnovers to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-20 on Sunday for their first 3-0 start in 21 years. The ...

CM Boy’s soccer gets 1-0 road win versus Bellefonte

By KENNY VARNER For The Express BELLEFONTE - Saturday's match up of the Central Mountain and Bellefonte boys soccer team had a post season type atmosphere when the two locked up at the Bellefonte Middle School. It would be a game that wouldn't see a score until 5:24 left in the game when ...

CM Sports Week In Review: Golf and volleyball lead the show

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com Golf, golf and more golf. Happy Gilmore would be very pleased with the Central Mountain golf team. For that matter so would most “real” golfers. Last week the Wildcats wrapped up an impressive fourth straight PHAC Championship when they edged ...