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Final races prior to Derby to take place today

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The Kentucky Derby is the first Saturday in May, and the final points prep races are being conducted today. Oaklawn Park will host the G1 Arkansas Derby with 170 total points on the line. Keeneland has the G3 Lexington Stakes with only 34 total points available. The Lexington will be run at a ...

Rogers dominates as Raiders defeat Central

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BELLEFONTE - It was another night of near perfection for Bellefonte pitcher Lexi Rogers and her teammates as she tossed a 1-hitter Thursday in her battle against Mountain League foes, Central. Her only blemish on the scorebook all day was a home run by the Dragons’ Ashlyn Renner. However, ...

CM track falls to Selinsgrove

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A 118-32 (boys) and 101-49 (girls) defeat on paper does not look stirring for the Wildcats, but Coach Danielle Wilson felt they put in a plausible effort versus Selinsgrove. “They put in a great effort,” said Coach Wilson. “The boys team is a smaller team this year and we have a bigger ...

Local roundup: Millionaires too much for CM tennis

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In boys tennis, Williamsport defeated Central Mountain, 4-1, in boys tennis, handing the Wildcats their second loss. Williamsport’s Alex Norris won at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 6-2 against Ethan Hall and the Millionaires’ Zach Lake won at No. 3 singles, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Central Mountain’s ...

CM softball defeats Shikellamy

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Allison Lininger rocketed an RBI double into the right-center gap during the bottom of the fourth inning to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead over Shikellamy during Tuesday’s game. Lininger strolled into second base as Central Mountain’s lead over the Braves began to build. The sophomore’s RBI ...

Bucktail defeats Sugar Valley to improve to 2-0

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FARWELL — For the second game in a row, Bucktail needed just three innings to claim a 15 run, mercy-rule victory. This time it was against Sugar Valley, 16-1, Tuesday. The Phoenix went up 1-0 after a double and error led to a run, but overall it was too much Bucktail power at the plate and ...

Raiders get past PV in battle of pitchers

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BELLEFONTE - It was a pitcher’s duel Tuesday afternoon when Mountain League foes Penns Valley and Bellefonte met on the Red Raiders’ baseball diamond at Governor’s Park. Seth Shuey took the mound for Bellefonte while the Rams put Mason Lieb on the hill. With the score at one going ...

Dewease wins at Port Royal Speedway

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The drivers are all getting ready for the upcoming All-Star Races and, at Port Royal, Lance Dewease picked up his 117th career 410 sprint car victory Saturday night after starting from the fourth starting position. The win was Dewease’s second of the season at the Juniata County oval and came ...

CM boys tennis suffers first loss

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The Central Mountain boys tennis team fell to Selinsgrove Monday. It marked the first loss of the season for the Wildcats after a 4-0 start. David Linsday (No. 1 singles), Ethan Hall (No. 2 singles), picked up individual victories. CM is back in action Tuesday against Shikellamy. Selinsgrove ...

Bellefonte softball defeats PV

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The Raiders of Bellefonte went on the road Monday and defeated Penns Valley, 11-0, on the softball diamond. Bellefonte exploded for 12 total hits in the shutout performance. Lexi Rogers got the win in the circle for the Raiders, as she struck out 11 in five innings. Hanna Lauck tallied ...

Unpredictable weekend of Derby prep races

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A short-priced favorite and a longshot shocker won two Kentucky Derby prep races Saturday. Throw in a lightly-raced turf horse making his first start on dirt in the Grade One Santa Anita Derby and you get a capsulized summary of the weekend’s three qualifying points races. Hall of Fame ...

Shrewsberry knows of a challenge

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Power-5 conferences seeking new leadership in football or basketball generally have two choices: A head coach at a mid-major program who has had success, or a rising assistant from a bigger-name school. In Micah Shrewsberry, Penn State chose the latter. Shrewsberry has spent the last 13 ...

Local roundup: LHU women’s lacrosse defeats Slippery Rock

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LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Bald Eagles’ offensive unit surged late in the first half and they added eight second-half goals as the Lock Haven University women’s lacrosse team (2-3, 2-3 PSAC West) recorded an important Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division win, 19-12, ...

Baker steps down as girls’ basketball coach

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He referred to it as rewarding. That is how Scott Baker summarized his tenure as the Central Mountain girls basketball coach. Baker—who led the Wildcats to an eye-opening 17 wins this past season—made the decision to step down as Central Mountain’s coach earlier this week. He spent the ...