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PSU Wrestling looking for next man up

By: ANDY ELDER UNIVERSITY PARK -Penn State wrestling fans need to make sure their seat belts are buckled and their chair backs are in the upright and locked position because there's some turbulence ahead. Nittany Lion head coach Cael Sanderson confirmed Tuesday in the Lorenzo Wrestling ...

Lock Haven gives John Kelling keys to football program

By: SAM KUPERMAN For The Express Seven weeks after letting former head football coach Dave Taynor go, Lock Haven University officially named John Kelling as the program’s new leader. Kelling, a longtime assistant coach with a defensive background, comes to LHU after spending the last six ...

Warriors fall in double header

The Walnut Street Christian School Warriors traveled to Bloomsburg to face off against the Bloomsburg Christian School Knights Monday evening. The Lady Warriors took to the hardwood first in the double header. The Lady Warriors were only able to muster 10 points in the first half while ...

CM Weekly Review: Wrestling stays hot with blowout win versus Milton

By AARON JAMES ajames@lockhaven.com The holiday season finally came to a close and with that brings Central Mountain Wildcat athletics back into full swing. Albeit a short week athletically, the Wildcats had to adjust back into game mode as the winter season continues on. The Central ...

Bucktail boys drop Sunday contest to St. John Neumann

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express FARWELL- It was a rare Sunday afternoon basketball matchup yesterday when the Midd Penn leading St. John Neumann Regional Academy visited Bucktail, as the Golden Knights were riding a seven-game winning streak having not lost since their season opener. Gene ...

Bellefonte, Jersey Shore, BEA compete in weekend’s BEA Duals

By BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer WINGATE -- With all of the holiday festivities and hoopla behind them, it was time for the local high school mat teams to jump-start a full speed ahead path to a busy dual meet regular season, and they did that Saturday in the Joel Confer Ford, Toyota, ...

Panthers top Penguins 4-1 for rare win in Pittsburgh

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist, rookie Chris Driedger stopped 31 shots and the Florida Panthers ended an eight-game losing streak on Pittsburgh ice with a 4-1 victory over the Penguins on Sunday night. Brett Connolly scored his 16th of ...

Central Mountain girls basketball falls on road to Shikellamy

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUNBURY- The Central Mountain girls basketball team fell on the road to Shikellamy, 42-37 in overtime. Central Mountain trailed 28-24 entering the fourth quarter, but outscored the Braves in the final period of regulation to send the game into overtime, 35-35. CM was ...

Local Wrestling Roundup

By: TOM ELLING For The Express How incredible must the PowerAde Tournament (Canon-McMillan) be? Mifflin County, a team that has been very solid in previous outings, had no finalists and the team was 25th place with 67 points. Their PIAA Champion Trey Kibe ended up 5th after losing a ...

Werner (2nd), Shoop (4th) and Manley (5th) place at Southern Scuffle

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Luke Werner (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty) was second, Kyle Shoop (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) placed fourth and Cole Manley (Altoona, Pa./Altoona) finished fifth, as the trio of placewinners led the way for the Lock Haven University wrestling team at the two-day ...

Dinged up Bald Eagle Area downs Penns Valley

By: KENNY VARNER For The Express WINGATE - It was gut check time for the Bald Eagle wrestling team Thursday as they went up against a very tough Penns Valley. Battling through the tough competition and injuries, the Eagles came up strong when called upon, winning 46-27 at a full Bald ...

Bellefonte girls stumble at Magic Dome

By CHRIS MASSE cmasse@sungazette.com Kailee Helmrich gave the illusion that Bellefonte players were open, luring in the ball-handlers. She then pounced, sprinting forward and making steals. Atiya Jones provided blanket coverage, shadowing Raiders wherever they moved, whether handling the ...

Wildcats claw Black Panthers

By: BILL ALBRIGHT Express Sports Writer MILL HALL -- On the heels of a busy December that saw it participate in three tournaments and four dual meets, the CM wrestling team returned to its home mat to open a long stretch of dual meets. Prior to the holidays, the 'Cats defeated Jersey ...

Lady Wildcats continue hot start, down Bald Eagle Area

By: STAFF REPORTS The Central Mountain girls basketball team downed Bald Eagle Area by a score of 40-33 Thursday night. The win continued the unbelievable turnaround of the program for the Wildcats who now sit at 4-2. Mia Kopysciansky led the way for the Wildcats with 13 points. ...

Four local Centre County athletes named to All-State football team

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com Bellefonte’s CJ Funk, Bald Eagle Area’s Gage McClenahan and Penns Valley’s Aaron Tobias and Logan Snyder were recently named to the Pennsylvania Writers’ All State Football Team. Bellefonte’s CJ Funk was named to the AAAA All-State ...

Nittany Lions are champions again with Cotton Bowl win over Memphis

By CORY GIGER For The Express DALLAS -- Penn State found a way to get a memorable win and some major positives out of what some people thought was a no-win situation playing Memphis in the Cotton Bowl. The Nittany Lions, from the Power Five Big Ten Conference, were supposed to beat the ...

Tanner Lorson named PA’s Class 4A Player of the Year

By CHRIS MASSE For The Express Tanner Lorson kept producing numbers usually only seen while playing video games. The Jersey Shore quarterback broke records and shined brightest when it mattered most, but Lorson never took the glory awarded him. Praise sent his way was directed back toward ...

PSU runs wild over Memphis Tigers in Cotton Bowl win

By CORY GIGER For The Express DALLAS -- Penn State ran all over Memphis in a wild and wacky Deep South shootout at the Cotton Bowl. Journey Brown, who once ran for a staggering 722 yards in a high school game, gashed the Tigers' defense with the biggest rushing effort in PSU bowl ...

Penns Valley Rams win Winter Jam

By KENNY VARNER For The Express SPRING MILLS - This one was not for the faint of heart. Penns Valley had a flare for the dramatics Saturday in its championship game of the Ram Winter Jam against a very tough Mifflinburg team. “We were trying to throw things up against the wall to see ...

Central Mountain Weekly Review: Winter break edition

By SHAREIK FLOWERS Sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- Before we dissect this condensed week, I'd like to wish everyone a happy holiday season and New Year’s. Sports are important, but it doesn't compare with the quality time spent with family members and loved ones during the holiday ...