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Dragons too much for Tigers in their opener

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MARTINSBURG — Central got a thoroughbred-like jump out of the gate Monday night in its non-league boys basketball matchup with archrival Hollidaysburg. That fast start, coupled with a very balanced scoring attack, helped the Scarlet Dragons cruise to a 69-42 victory at the Central High ...

BG suffers first loss of season

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SIDMAN — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Forest Hills were both still alive in the state quarterfinals last year when the PIAA canceled the rest of the season. Both teams have their sights set on returning to that point and getting even further this year with most of their respective squads ...

BG’s Homan off to fast start

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Name: Leah Homan School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Homan scored 19 points against Juniata Valley, 24 points against Bishop Carroll Catholic and 27 points against Central Cambria as the Lady Marauders went 3-0 for ...

Confident Claar sparks Portage

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Name: Kaden Claar School: Portage Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Claar helped Portage finish 4-0 for the week by scoring 18 points against Forest Hills, 19 points against Ferndale, 13 points against Northern Bedford and 16 points against ...

Steelers make it official with Canada hiring

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By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t look very far to find a new offensive coordinator, promoting quarterbacks coach Matt Canada to the position on Monday to replace Randy Fichtner. The Steelers opted not to renew Fichtner’s contract ...

Big Apple looks tasty for Taillon

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By Ronald Blum The Associated Press NEW YORK — Jameson Taillon’s trade from Pittsburgh to the New York Yankees started to soak in, and he thought about reuniting with former roommate Gerrit Cole. “Every night you get a five-star cooked meal,” Taillon said. “Even if he’s ...

Pirates sign minor league catcher

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have signed catcher Joe Hudson to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training. Pittsburgh announced the deal on Monday. The 29-year-old Hudson has appeared in 18 major league games for St. Louis, Seattle and the ...

Arians, Brady put Bucs on right path

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The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — It took five coaching changes over a decade-plus of futility before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally got it right, luring Bruce Arians out of retirement. Two seasons later, the 68-year-old quarterback expert has them in the Super Bowl. Signing Tom Brady ...

Sports at a glance

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Ex-Steeler to play in CFL Martavis Bryant, the former Steelers and Raiders wide receiver suspended multiple times by the NFL for substance abuse violations, signed with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts Monday. The ex-Clemson star drew an indefinite suspension in 2018 while with Oakland. He ...

Mountain Lion boys, girls take care of Richland

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The Altoona Area High School swimming teams picked up victories over Richland at the AAHS Fieldhouse pool on Monday with the boys winning, 104-43, and the girls prevailing, 98-56. Patryck Webster led the Altoona boys with wins in the 200-yard freestyle and 500 free. Jacob Steinbugl won the ...

Wood leads BG boys in rout of Forest Hills

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Senior Alex Wood poured in 22 points as the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School boys basketball team opened its season with a 72-42 rout of Forest Hills on Monday at Pleasant Valley Gymnasium. Sophomore Patrick Haigh scored 16 points for the Marauders, and senior Michael Woolridge added 11 ...

Lady Pirates earn win in fourth quarter at JV

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ALEXANDRIA — Williamsburg pulled away from Juniata Valley in the fourth quarter to post a 58-48 victory in high school girls basketball on Monday. Freshmen Megan Palmer and Ayla Hileman led the way for the Lady Pirates with 14 and 11 points, respectively. Krista Simpson added nine ...

Pro golfer keeps at least one sponsor

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Investment bank Citi decided Monday to keep its sponsorship of Justin Thomas, condemning the anti-gay slur he muttered and requiring him to donate a “meaningful portion” of his deal as part of an active role in LGBTQ causes. Carla Hassan, the chief marketing officer of New York-based ...

Cash, Marisa star, but Lady Lions lose

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Fifteen days after beating Minnesota, the Penn State women’s basketball team fell to the Lady Gophers, 85-76, on Monday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Lady Lions won the first meeting, 69-60, on Jan. 10 in Minneapolis. Monday’s game saw 13 lead changes and 12 ...

Bucs deal Taillon to Yanks for prospects

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NEW YORK — The Yankees made another high-risk offseason addition to their starting rotation, acquiring right-hander Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday for four prospects. Pittsburgh received right-handers Roansy Contreras and Miguel Yajure, infielder Maikol Escotto and ...

Mahomes, KC dominate Buffalo

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their second Super Bowl appearance. Now, the defending champs are headed there for the second straight year. Showing no lingering effects from his concussion, Patrick Mahomes sliced up Buffalo’s secondary ...

Tampa Bay gets to host big game

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Tom Brady has a new team, in a new town. The destination is the same: another Super Bowl. At home, too. The man with six NFL titles will become the first quarterback to play a Super Bowl on his team’s home field. He owes the Tampa Bay defense that sacked Aaron Rodgers ...

Penguins win 4th in a row

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PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel scored the 100th goal of his NHL career with less than two minutes remaining, rallying the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Sunday night. Guentzel’s goal at 18:29 was his second of the season. “We have a resilient group,” ...

Hollidaysburg teams hoping to finally get seasons started

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Hollidaysburg became the final school in Blair County to begin the winter sports regular season after its girls basketball game against Altoona on Thursday and its boys basketball game against Johnstown on Friday were postponed due to cleaning being done at the school after COVID-19 ...

New Central coach adjusting to challenges

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TYRONE — New Central girls basketball coach Drew Ebersole finally made his debut leading the young Lady Dragons in a Mountain League rivalry game against District 6 Class 4A power Tyrone on Wednesday. Ebersole has had to deal with taking over a team with just two returning letterwinners and ...