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Local roundup: Bellefonte lacrosse defeats Mifflin County

The Bellefonte girls lacrosse team defeated Mifflin County, 7-5, Thursday at Rogers Stadium. As Mackena Lake and Molly McKee each recorded two goals for the Raiders while Hana Rados had a solid night on defense. - The Jersey Shore tennis team fell to Mifflinburg Thursday. The Wildcats ...

BEA gets past Bellefonte in softball

Bald Eagle Area and Bellefonte softball added another chapter to its extensive rivalry Monday as the game came down to the final out. BEA managed to leave Bellefonte with a 1-0 victory over its rival in a display of two dominant pitchers. Madison Peters—who earned the victory for the ...

Local roundup: Shuey deals as Bellefonte shuts out BEA

Bellefonte blanked BEA, 7-0, in baseball Monday night thanks to a four-run seventh inning. Nick Capparelle, Trevor Johnson and Seth Shuey all recorded two hits for Bellefonte as the Raiders began their season with a victory. Shuey recorded the win on the hill for Bellefonte as Noah ...

Bucktail easily defeats Galeton in high school softball, 17-0

The defending District 4 and Mid-Penn champs wasted little time letting the rest of the league know that a two-year layoff only allowed the team to reload as Bucktail needed just three innings defeat Galeton, 17-0, in the Bucks season opener on Tuesday afternoon. Junior Emma Poorman threw ...

Penn State’s Mike Yurcich is bringing ‘juice’

Early returns on the arrival of new Penn State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich are quite positive. “I love the energy he brings, and I can’t wait to go through a whole season with him,” standout receiver Jahan Dotson told the media via Zoom on Monday. “He’s a ...

Bucktail softball scores 17 in win

The defending District 6 and Mid-Penn champs wasted little time letting the rest of the league know that a two year layoff only allowed the team to reload as the Lady Bucks needed just two innings at the plate to roll up a 17-0, win over Galeton in their season opener yesterday ...

Local Roundup: Shore takes down CM in track and field

Jersey Shore swept Central Mountain in both boys (107-43) and girls (78-71) track and field competition Tuesday afternoon. On the girls side, Jersey Shore’s Aubrey Sechrist won three individual events in the 1,600 (5:59.00), 400 (1:05.20) and 800 (2:39.10). Central Mountain’s Kiahna Jones ...

Cisney, Rine, Hart all win at Port Royal

Dylan Cisney finally parked it in Port Royal’s victory lane for the 2021 season, and the win was worth $4,000 and was Cisney’s fifth of his career at the Juniata County oval. Jeff Rine claimed his 26th Port Royal win. Devin Hart claimed the limited late model win. Down at Williams Grove ...

Several horses qualified for Derby this past weekend

Kentucky Derby prep races are in full swing, as the first Saturday in May is less than five weeks away. This past Saturday. several horses stamped their tickets to the Derby starting gate by placing first or second in the Florida Derby, the Jeff Ruby Stakes and the UAE Derby in ...

CM softball overcomes early lead to win opener

A deficit as large as 5-1 did not trigger the Wildcats. A huge performance in the fifth and sixth innings played a huge role in the Wildcats’ remarkable comeback victory versus State College as they tallied up a total of five runs in those innings to eventually hold a 6-5 lead to end ...

Local roundup: Central Mountain starts season 4-0 in boys tennis

In boys tennis, Central Mountain continued its impressive start to the season by defeating Danville, 5-0, to stay unbeaten (4-0). David Lindsay won, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles for the Wildcats. Ethan Hall won at No. 2 singles for Central Mountain and Asher Talbot won at No. 3 singles. The Lock ...

CM baseball falls to Mifflin County in opener

MILL HALL – The Wildcats had a shot. With a runner on second base in the bottom of the seventh inning down one Monday against Mifflin County, Central Mountain needed just one more base hit to even the game at seven runs apiece. Trailing 8-7 in the bottom half of the seventh inning, ...

LHU happy to be able to compete in cross country

The 2021 PSAC championships were held at Lock Haven this past weekend and Lock Haven cross country coach Aaron Russell touched on the impact for the student-athletes of obtaining the opportunity to compete again. “They’re so much more grateful for the opportunity to be out here together ...

Kentucky Derby qualifying races set for today

Kentucky Derby day is traditionally the first Saturday in May. In 2020, due to COVID-19, the most exciting 2 minutes in sports actually took place in early September. This year horse racing is back on track with Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, set to welcome 20 thoroughbreds into the ...

Local roundup: CM boys tennis improves to 3-0 after beating Mifflinburg

Central Mountain beat Mifflinburg, 5-0, to improve to 3-0. David Lindsay won, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles over Mifflinburg’s Gabe Greb. Ethan Hall earned a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles and Nate Brinker won at No. 3 singles, 7-5, 6-3. Jackson Walker and Leisher Gugino won at No. 1 doubles ...

Tom Elling on wrestling: 4 Nittany Lions captured NCAA titles

Much has already been written about the Penn State surge at the NCAA, capturing four individual titles and placing in two others. Congratulations to Roman Bravo-Young (133 pounds), Nick Lee (141), Carter Starocci (174) and Aaron Brooks (184) for taking the gold. Also, a pat on the back to ...

Bellefonte’s historic wrestling season comes to an end

The Bellefonte wrestling program has had some pretty memorable seasons throughout its history. The Raiders’ 2020-21 season—one that concluded Wednesday night in from of their home fans—joined the select group of historic Bellefonte seasons. In a season that was delayed due to COVID, ...

Central Mountain basketball has 4 first-team HAC all-stars in boys, girls

Central Mountain had four athletes named to the Heartland Athletic Conference all-star team as first team selections in Division I. Sophomore point guard Jack Hanna was the lone member of the boys team that cracked the list. As for the girls team, it was Avery Baker, Ava Renninger and ...

Local roundup: LHU softball splits with No. 20 West Chester

Lock Haven upset No. 20 West Chester in game one of a doubleheader, 5-1, but fell in the second contest, 7-4 (8 innings). Tremendous team defense and stellar pitching from Jada Schellhammer were a big part of the game-one victory. Schellhammer dominated in the circle and scattered five hits ...