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Lost Opportunities: The Athlete Perspective

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By: SCOTT BAKER For The Express Most understand that we are in unprecedented and serious times. To some, these are scary times. Most recognize that sports right now must rightfully take a backseat to the health and safety of would be participants and spectators. There was the postponement ...

PSU releases spring depth chart despite absent Blue-White game

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By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Penn State didn't get to play its annual Blue-White Game as scheduled Saturday because of the coronavirus, but the football program did release a spring depth chart. Actually, it released two depth charts within a span of a few hours, with the second ...

Lost opportunities; great relationships

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By: SCOTT BAKER For The Express Senior year is the culmination of years of preparation for many high school athletes. For many, in fact most, it will be the end of their athletic careers. For this year’s spring sports senior athletes that last chance to play the sport they love in ...

Pandemic leaving draft hopeful wondering about baseball future

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By: AARON JAMES AJames@LockHaven.com Last June, Alex Garbrick of Mill Hall got to live out his childhood dream when he was selected in the 40th round of the MLB draft by his favorite team, the New York Yankees. Garbrick experienced a moment millions of young baseball players dream of and ...

Smith: Football most pure at HS level

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By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com What's the difference between high school football, college and the NFL from a pure, altruistic standpoint? Penn State assistant coach Terry Smith tackled that subject and gave some interesting insight during a video call with reporters Wednesday ...

Scott Baker’s Walkin’ The Sidelines: The Good Old Days

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How often have we heard talk of the good old days? You know, the days when our parents and grandparents walked to school uphill both ways in snow this high. Yes, those good old days. Some would say that those days surely were old but not necessarily good. That I suppose is a matter of ...

Journey Brown leads stacked Penn State RB group

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By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Journey Brown looked like one of the best running backs in the country the last time Penn State took the field, obliterating Memphis' defense for a PSU-bowl record 202 yards rushing in the Cotton Bowl. Brown's best highlight that day in Dallas has ...

PSU: Remembering Stokes, plus some dire predictions

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By CORY GIGER For The Express Even though no sports are being played right now because of the coronavirus, there's a whole bunch going on in the sports world worthy of commentary. Stokes' legacy Monday marked the 50th anniversary of the passing of Saint Francis basketball legend ...

Penn State Nittany Lions land four football recruits

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By CORY GIGER For The Express Penn State has enjoyed a banner couple of days on the recruiting front, getting commitments from four players for the class of 2021. Three of the four players are four-star recruits, while the other is a three-star recruit. Perhaps even more interesting ...

Why sports matter, even when you can’t watch any

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By FRANCISCO LOPEZ FRIAS Most of the sports world has ground to a halt over the coronavirus pandemic. The Tokyo Olympic Games, the NBA season, and soccer’s Champions League, along with many other major tournaments, have been postponed. Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since ...

PIAA cancels both winter championships, spring sports

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By JON GERARDI For The Express Shortly after Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that all schools in the Commonwealth would remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic school year, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association quickly followed suit in ...

PIAA offered glimmer of hope as long as it could

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By MITCH RUPERT For The Express There was a time for hope and there was a time for reality. The latter hit Thursday. With Gov. Tom Wolf closing Pennsylvania schools until the end of the academic year, the PIAA had no choice but to shut down the spring sports season and winter postseason. ...

Four LHU wrestlers named to Academic All-MAC Team

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CLEVELAND - On Thursday, April 9, the Mid-American Conference (MAC) released its 2020 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team and four members of the Lock Haven University wrestling team were honored with a place on the prestigious squad. Seniors DJ Fehlman, Trey Hartsock, Alex Klucker were joined by ...

Bleacher Talk: Which sporting event do you miss the most?

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While we all continue in our reflection on the current absence of sports we enter a stretch where we have been so spoiled without realizing it. April brings so many things to the limelight in the sporting world. From the NBA and NHL playoff chases, to MLB kicking off the season, to Augusta ...

Swartwood earns Third Team NWCA All-American honors

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - With his second trip to the NCAA Wrestling Championship after a runner-up finish at the NCAA Southeast Regional, Lycoming College senior 174-pounder Hadyn Swartwood (Jersey Shore, Pa./Jersey Shore Area) was selected to the 2020 Division III Third Team All-American, the ...

Who is your favorite athlete and how did they impact you?

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Shareik Flowers: Muhammad Ali Sports often transcend competition and creep into the political world. Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos are more renowned for their black power salute at the 1968 Olympics than they are for their world-class speed, and Colin Kaepernick's anthem ...

Financial questions fill college athletics

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By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com There are so many questions about the future of college football right now because of the coronavirus, and many of them boil down to one big thing -- money. There not only are financial uncertainties for universities, conferences and TV networks, but ...