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Nittany Lions do just enough to get the ‘W’

PSU

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com PISCATAWAY — There was a comical scene midway through the third quarter Saturday in which Rutgers called a terrific trick play at the goal line — a halfback pass to the end zone to a wide-open quarterback. He dropped it. The play pretty much ...

Quietly, Givens doing his share on defense

PSU

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — There were plenty of parts of the Penn State football operation that were less than impressive here Saturday. Altoona’s Kevin Givens, however, was an exception as he turned in a performance to feel good about. Givens and the Nittany Lions’ defensive line continued ...

Bedford makes history with title

Local Sports

HERSHEY — Leading up to Saturday, Bedford’s Amber Thomas had scored 144 goals in her high school soccer career. The midfielder scored in a variety of ways in all sorts of situations with many different things on the line. Though all the goals helped, whether long term in building the ...

PSU highlights, lowlights

PSU

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 20-7 victory over Rutgers on Saturday at HighPoint.com Stadium: Play of the game: On fourth-and-2 goal from the Penn State 2 midway through the third quarter, Rutgers ...

Juniata Valley knocks off Bishop Guilfoyle

Local Sports

“Small school. Big dreams.” Those words were written on the sign Juniata Valley cheerleaders held to greet the Green Hornet football team as it raced onto Mansion Park for the District 6 Class 1A semifinal game with Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Saturday afternoon. And, the Hornets ...

Rutgers-PSU notebook

PSU

McSorley reaches milestones PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Trace McSorley became just the third player in Big Ten history to reach 100 career touchdowns Saturday, joining Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett and Purdue’s Drew Brees. McSorley also won his 30th game as a starting quarterback, the most in Penn ...

Team effort leads Tigers to win

Local Sports

DANVILLE — Brady Walters began his day by carving up the Wallenpaupack defense on five straight completions capped off by a pair of runs that eventually resulted in a touchdown. It was almost as if he’d practiced against the Buckhorns all week. According to the Hollidaysburg senior, he ...

Colts claim another championship

Local Sports

MECHANICSBURG — Northern Cambria’s Lady Colts are the queens of volleyball for the first time in nine years after dispatching Berlin Brothersvalley, 3-1, in the PIAA Class 1A girls volleyball championship Saturday morning at Cumberland Valley High School. The Lady Colts (21-2) won their ...

Lions run out of time in loss to Wilmington

Local Sports

SLIPPERY ROCK — Chestnut Ridge spent most of Saturday afternoon in pursuit of Wilmington. In the end, the Greyhounds proved to be too elusive, though, as they held on for a wild 40-33 triumph over the Lions in a PIAA Class 2A battle at Slippery Rock University’s Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. ...

Bailey has always been a winner

Voice of the Fan

The following story was published by David Potchak in 2005. It is being republished in recognition of Don Bailey’s retirement as head football coach at Forest Hills. In the midst of the boney piles, coal dust and mine sulfur drainage, the town of St. Michael is neatly tucked away as part of ...

MNF makes the right decision

Voice of the Fan

One of TV’s top-rated and most-watched programs changed its studio location and sports fans can see the result on “Monday Night Football” this week. Monday night’s game between the Chiefs and Rams was to be played in Mexico City, part of the NFL’s effort to help the sport’s ...

Panthers pull ahead late

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — As one of two new Division I programs in 2018-19, not many had high expectations for North Alabama this year. But these Lions can put up a fight. Facing a major-conference opponent for the first time in program history, North Alabama was up to the task, forcing a tight contest ...

Bruins thump flash in second half

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LOS ANGELES — It was a tale of two halves for No. 20 UCLA. Moses Brown was dominant in both. The 7-foot-1 freshman had 23 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks to help the Bruins pull away from Saint Francis of Pennsylvania for a 95-58 victory on Friday night. “I wish I had him longer ...

Hot-shooting Liberty tops Lady Flash

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LYNCHBURG, Va. — Saint Franics was able to hang around with Liberty early on, but the Lady Flames, up 20-18 after one quarter, used balanced scoring and an aggressive defensive effort to eventually pull away, dropping Saint Francis 82-53 Saturday afternoon for their first win of the season. ...

Steelers replacements in the trenches capable

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without key starters on their offensive and defensive lines when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert will miss his fourth straight game with a knee injury, while defensive end Stephon Tuitt has been ruled out ...

Clearfield eliminated; Richland wins

Local Sports

SLIPPERY ROCK — The 2018 football season came to an end on Saturday for the Clearfield Bison, which lost to Erie Cathedral Prep, 55-21, in a PIAA Class 4A first-round matchup. Clearfield fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter and was down, 35-14, at halftime. The Bison got a 1-yard touchdown ...

Penguins stuck in losing skid

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OTTAWA, Ontario — Mark Stone and Matt Duchene each scored twice and the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-4 on Saturday night. Duchene also had an assist for a three-point night, Brady Tkachuk and Cody Ceci added goals, and Craig Anderson made 31 saves. The Senators have won ...

Conservation agencies need modern world address

Outdoors

If you listen to the rhetoric coming from the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, both agencies have been struggling to make ends meet financially for several decades now. The reason for those financial woes is relatively simple. First, both our fish ...

’Tis the season to talk about deer, bears and that holiday bird

Outdoors

The first snow of winter seemed to have arrived earlier than usual this year yet it will be a gift for the bear hunters. That season opened Saturday and the hope was that many of the truly large bears known to be in Pennsylvania will be harvested this year. The snow should help. There is, ...

House dropping protection of gray wolves in lower states

Outdoors

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House passed a bill this past week to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and ...