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LHU softball will face West Liberty in the Atlantic 1 Regional

INDIANAPOLIS – The Lock Haven University softball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season as the Bald Eagles were selected on May 6 for the 2019 NCAA Division II Softball Championships. Lock Haven was tabbed as the No. 8 seed in the Atlantic Region and will ...

Bucktail softball suffers first defeat of season with loss to Montgomery

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express FARWELL- It was anything but typical Bucktail softball as Montgomery came to Farwell looking to hand the Bucks their first loss of the seasonabd avenge a 19-2 Bucktail win earlier in the season at Montgomery. The tables were completely turned this time ...

Local auto racing roundup

By JAMIE BIRD For The Express It was the weekend, so of course that means RAIN. One track that actually got the whole race in was Hummingbird Speedway. It was an overcast, cool-spring night that welcomed fans and drivers from all over the area, including from three different states ...

Bucktail baseball swept in doubleheader action

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bucktail baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to Neumann Regional Academy on Monday afternoon. In game one the Knights jumped out to an early two-run advantage before Gage Sutliff settled in and was able to stymie the Knights offensive threat. ...

2019 Kentucky Derby was one for the ages

By RANDY BRUNGARD For The Express For two minutes and three seconds, "Maximum Security" proved that he was the best horse in the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. He broke sharply from post hole 8 while wearing saddle cloth No. 7, due to all 19 entries entering gates 2-20, instead of ...

Lock Haven softball wins 2019 PSAC Championship

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. – At the beginning of every season, every team in America, no matter the level, sets out with a similar goal. That goal is to win their respective Conference Championship. The Lock Haven University softball team (31-17-1) can officially cross that goal off their list. ...

CM Sports weekly recap: Hitting the stretch run

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com MILL HALL-Another week down, another week closer to crunch time for scholastic sports teams. The Wildcat tennis team saw plenty of action last week. On Monday they hosted powerhouse Williamsport and suffered a 5-0 loss to the Millionaires. On ...

LHU splits twin bill with Millersville to end season

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- It was a special day Saturday afternoon at Watkins Field as the Lock Haven University baseball team closed out its 2019 season by honoring the senior members of the team. For the Bald Eagles, the results of the pair of games ...

LHU Track: Long, Moyer headline LHU Qualifier

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Freshman-jumps standout Karina Long (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) and distance-standout Laurel Moyer (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain) continued to impress this spring, and this time their remarkable individual efforts came at home in the friendly confines of Hubert Jack ...

Marte hits 3-run homer in 13th, Pirates rally past A’s

By CHRIS MUELLER Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Starling Marte hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 13th inning, rallying the Pittsburgh Pirates past Oakland 5-3 on Sunday after the Athletics scored twice in the top of the inning. Cole Tucker started Pittsburgh’s comeback with a ...

CM Baseball: Wildcats get 2-1 win over Bulldogs

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer MILL HALL -- In recent years past, when Jersey Shore and Central Mountain met head-on late in the season in a conference baseball game, the outcome might have had big ramifications for the post-season. However, with Shore coming in at 3-9 overall ...

Softball: Raiders get 5-2 win over Central Mountain

By Kenny Varner BELLEFONTE -They protected their home turf. After falling earlier in the season to a tough Central Mountain squad, the Bellefonte softball team evened the season-series Friday, defeating the Wildcats 5-2. The Red Raiders have been on quite the hot streak as of late, winning ...

Bucktail softball remains unbeaten with win over Sullivan County

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express You know you’re in the midst of a special season when you win a 12-2 ten-rule decision over a larger school in Sullivan County, and the talk after the game is what you left on the table. Yet that’s the rare situation Bucktail found themselves yesterday ...

LHU Lax: Reddinger & Hooper earn All-PSAC lacrosse honors

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Junior Braxtin Reddinger (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) and Kate Hooper (Perth, Western Australia/St. Mary Anglican Girls School) of the Lock Haven University lacrosse team have earned 2019 All-Conference honors. Reddinger earned a spot on the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic ...

LHU Softball: Slattery slings, swings LHU into Conference Semis

FROM STAFF REPORTS QUAKERTOWN, Pa. – Bekah Slattery (Douglasville, Pa./Daniel Boone) had a huge day both at the plate and in the circle as she led the Lock Haven University softball team (29-16-1) to a huge , 4-2 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Conference Tournament win ...

Bellefonte girls lacrosse gets huge win over Mifflin County

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bellefonte girls lacrosse team cruised to an 18-6 win over Mifflin County. Molly Mckee and Elle Macafee led the Raiders with five goals and three assists each. Lia Miner tallied four goals, and Lily Wichert, Emma Astare, Sarah Tobin and Kasie Miller each notched ...

CM Sports weekly recap: Baseball and softball score big, McCloy soars

By SCOTT BAKER sbaker@lockhaven.com Weather storms played games with the area sports schedules last week as the Central Mountain teams faced cancellations to events on both Tuesday and Friday. With Monday being an off day, it turned out to be a fairly light week overall for some of the ...

Lock Haven softball gets Senior Day sweep versus Clarion

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer LOCK HAVEN -- Saturday afternoon at sun-drenched Lawrence Field, the Lock Haven University softball team had several items of crucial importance to deal with and the Bald Eagles took care of business in fine fashion. Avoiding what could have been a ...