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Baseball tops Virginia State to end road trip

ETTRICK, Va. – The Lock Haven University baseball team (5-7) took down Virginia State University (9-10) in a pitcher's duel, 2-1, on Monday afternoon as the Bald Eagles capped off their spring break road trip. After a scoreless first four innings in which both sides totaled just three hits, ...

Auto Racing Roundup: Brandon Rahmer wins Lincoln Speedway race

By JAMIE BIRD For The Express It was a beautiful day for racing on Saturday afternoon. It was also a record-breaking kind of day when two sets of brothers finished 1st,2nd,3rd and 4th at Lincoln Speedway. Pole-sitter Billy Dietrich and Alan Krimes shared the front row of the 25-lap ...

LHU Lax: Reddinger named PSAC Athlete of the Week

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Senior Braxtin Reddinger (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford) has been named this week's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division Athlete of the Week for her standout performances. Reddinger was on fire for the Bald Eagles this week and exploded for 12 points. ...

BEA’s Gage McClenahan returns to state final for redemption

By DAVE BYRNE For The Express HERSHEY - It's been a long time since week eight of the 2018 football season. That's when Gage McClenahan's knee blew up on a play in the second quarter of Bald eagle Area's game with Clearfield. "It was long, strenouous, irritating, but it was worth it," said ...

BEA’s Gage McClenahan wins State Championship in wrestling

By DAVE BYRNE For The Express HERSHEY — The final score was 1-0. It may as well have been 100-0. Gage McClenahan’s state championship victory was just not that close. The Bald Eagle Area senior rode a second period escape to the 145-pound title at the PIAA Class 2A State wrestling ...

Central Mountain and Bellefonte wrestlers secure medals at state tournament

By: TOM ELLING For The Express Three area Class AAA wrestlers have assured themselves of a medal at the 2020 PIAA State tournament. Central Mountain’s Derek Keen (113), Bellefonte’s Lane Aikey (120) and Jude Swisher (126) 6 each set themselves up to finish no worse than 8th. Keen won ...

PIAA Wrestling: BEA sends one, Penns Valley two to semifinals

By DAVE BYRNE For The Express HERSHEY — Three area wrestlers rolled into the PIAA Class 2A semifinals, Friday morning at Hershey’s Giant Center. Penns Valley’s Malachi Duvall and Andrew Sharer pinned their way into Friday night’s Final Four while Bald Eagle’s Gage McClenahan was ...

LHU wrestling seeks NCAA qualifiers in MAC Championships

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express Lock Haven University wrestling is in DeKlab, Illinois for its first ever appearance in the Mid-America Conference (MAC) Wrestling Championships. The two-day event runs Saturday and Sunday. LHU’s lineup attempts to secure some of the 41 automatic ...

LHU Men’s: Kelly, Cerruti named to All-PSAC Team

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. -Senior Christian Kelly (Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville) and junior Matt Cerruti (Huntingdon Valley, Pa./Archbishop Wood) of the Lock Haven University men's basketball team both earned spots on the 2020 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Team. The backcourt duo ...

LHU Women’s: Devine named to 2020 All-Conference Team

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Senior guard Rileigh Devine (Etters, Pa./Red Land) of the Lock Haven University women's basketball team was voted to the 2020 All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) team. Devine earned a spot on the All-PSAC Second Team after a dominating 2019-20 season, helping ...

PIAA WRESTLING: Wildcats advance one as CM, Bellefonte wrap up Day 1

By TOM ELLING For The Express Hershey was bittersweet for the Wildcats as it took a consolation win by Derek Keen to give the Central Mountain their first victory. But before we get ahead of ourselves, Taylor Weaver in a pigtail-bout was decisioned by Chartiers Valley's Dylan Evans, who ...

Local wrestlers prepped to take on State Tournament

The Northwest AAA Regional is in the books. There is a lot of local praise to go around. First, the job that Mike Maney and his coaching staff did with Bellefonte has to be applauded. The Super 4 came through again. Lane Aikey (120), Jude Swisher (126), Ethan Richner (160) and Ethan Rossman ...

CM grad helps spread faith on mission trips through playing soccer

By JON GERARDI For The Express While in Rwanda in January, one of the smallest countries in Africa's mainland, Sam Lofton and some soccer teammates of hers met a man who told them that he never saw the point of his daughter playing any sports before he had met them. Lofton and her ...

Wildcat wrestlers push for podium appearances at States

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- A trip to Chocolate Town is the aspiration of every Pennsylvania high school wrestler. Converging in Hershey Thursday are an assortment of athletes blessed with elite talent and a relentless-work ethic. And for Central Mountain's Derek ...

Five Wildcats named to PHAC All-Star team

By SHAREIK FLOWERS sflowers@lockhaven.com MILL HALL- The Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference recently released its 2020 All-Star team, and five members of the Wildcats basketball teams were selections on the roster. Conner Soo, Zane Probst and Ujjval Adroja were honored on the ...

Bellefonte Red Raider wrestling prepares for States

By SAM KUPERMAN For The Express In coach Mike Maney’s time as the head coach of Bellefonte Area High School wrestling, six wrestlers is the most he’s ever sent to the PIAA State Tournament. That is what the Red Raiders bring to Hershey this year, after crowing four champions and having ...

PSU Wrestling: Nittany Lions gearing up for Big Ten Championships

By ANDY ELDER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK — With just days to go until the 2020 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, Penn State’s lineup is set, a rumor has been put to rest and the Nittany Lions know their tournament pre-seeds. All of that and more was revealed Monday during the ...

Reynolds’ rap; Pirates LF looks to back up breakout 2019

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer Greg Reynolds can’t lift his right arm much these days, the byproduct of years of throwing batting practice to his son Bryan. Still, family is family. Habits are habits. So when Bryan decided to get back to work over the winter following his breakout rookie ...

CM and Bellefonte swimming compete in Districts at PSU

By KENNY VARNER For The Express UNIVERSITY PARK - The Bellefonte swimming team had a strong weekend of action at the District 6 Class AA Swimming and diving championships at Penn State's McCoy Natatorium. Central Mountain also had strong finish in Class AAA by its, swimmers despite not ...