Jersey Shore’s Haydn Packer is of strong mind and body

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By CHRIS MASSE For The Express Haydn Packer packs a wallop when he hits opponents. The 5-feet, 10-inch linebacker/running back runs around the field like the Tasmanian Devil, dropping ball-carriers and bowling over defenders. Packer is one tough player, but the strongest attribute this ...

PSU vs. Michigan State: Extension Bowl

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This game at Spartan Stadium could be billed as the Extension Bowl, and there’s only one choice as honorary captain: Agent Jimmy Sexton. Sexton represents both James Franklin and Mel Tucker, and if you thought Franklin’s 10-year, $85 million contract announced Tuesday was over the top, ...

BEA’s McHenry named Girls Soccer Player of the Year

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Falen McHenry ended her career with BEA this fall as the school’s all-time leader in goals scored. McHenry’s impact stretches much further though as she has been named at the 2021 Lock Haven Express Girls Soccer Player of the Year. “Falen is special, and I have been very fortunate to ...

Central Mountain’s Hook named coach of the year

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It was a complete turnaround for coach Billy Hook and the Central Mountain boys soccer program. After going 2-12-1 last season, Hook and his squad managed to win seven games this fall and set the standard for upcoming seasons. Hook’s ability to help triple his team’s win total and land ...

CM, Shore have plenty on HAC all-stars in boys, girls soccer

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Jersey Shore and Central Mountain were both well-represented on the HAC all-star teams in both boys and girls soccer. In boys soccer, Jersey Shore’s Connor Cornelius was a HAC-I first-team all-star midfielder. Central Mountain’s Nate Brinker was named to the second-team as a midfielder. ...