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Dinged up Bald Eagle Area downs Penns Valley

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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

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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

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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

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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. ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ...

Linebacker Micah Parsons was sensational for PSU

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By CORY GIGER and NEIL RUDEL For The Express DALLAS -- The scary thing, for Penn State opponents, is that Micah Parsons can only get better. The consensus first-team All-American put on a show in Saturday's Cotton Bowl, making one big play after another and dominating about as much as a ...

Local wrestling teams compete in Holiday Tournaments

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FROM STAFF REPORTS Bellefonte led the way of locals in the Conestoga Valley Buckskin Classic as the Raiders wound up third in the team race with 171 points and nine place-finishers. The Ethan's, Rossman and Richner, both made the finals, Rossman won the title at 182 with a fall over ...

Despite lacking star power, Ravens beat Steelers 28-10

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By DAVID GINSBURG AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE — Slogging through the rain without several notable stars and with very little at stake, the Baltimore Ravens relied on a strong defensive performance to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 28-10 Sunday and finish the regular season riding a 12-game ...

Parsons embraces greatness but not rushing future

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By NEIL RUDEL For The Express With Penn State's 2019 season about to close, the defensive leadership torch is being passed to Micah Parsons. The sophomore linebacker and newly-minted consensus All-American will be the unquestioned focal point of the Nittany Lions in 2020, and a high bar ...

Rookie Bush making Steelers’ heavy investment in him pay off

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Though he was still 20 years old at the time of the draft, Devin Bush was cognizant enough of the extraordinary for them lengths the Pittsburgh Steelers went to acquire him. “I just want to thank Steelers organization for believing in me and trusting in me,” Bush said ...

PSU: 5 keys to a win against Memphis

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By CORY GIGER For The Express DALLAS -- Five things to look for as Penn State plays in its third New Year's Six bowl game in four years against a Memphis team looking to make a big splash against a marquee opponent. Strength vs. strength Penn State has an excellent defense. Memphis has ...

PSU Athletic Department committed to spending

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By CORY GIGER For The Express DALLAS -- Major renovations to Beaver Stadium are still "years away," Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said Friday, but the athletic department is committed to keeping up with the Joneses when it comes to spending on sports programs. Barbour ...

BEA girls basketball defeats West Branch

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FROM STAFF REPORTS The Bald Eagle Area girls basketball team defeated West Branch on Friday, 48- 36. Lacee Barnhart led all scorers with a game-high 22 points. Kierra Serb added another 18. Abby Hoover added five and Kristen Onder contributed another three.