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Hold on: Steelers survive late comeback in win over Chargers

By Joe Reedy The Associated Press CARSON, Calif. — James Conner scored two touchdowns, Devin Bush recovered a pair of turnovers and Devlin Hodges won his first NFL start as the Pittsburgh Steelers held off the Los Angeles Chargers 24-17 on Sunday night. Conner had his first game with ...

Lions can win in multiple ways

Penn State’s 17-12 win at Iowa — the best road win of James Franklin’s six-year tenure — was most impressive in that the Nittany Lions beat the Hawkeyes at their own game. Iowa is not a great team because it doesn’t have enough offense and/or Kirk Ferentz can’t get more out of the ...

Steelers highlights-lowlights

The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers’ 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night at Dignity Health Sports Park in Los Angeles: Play of the game: Four minutes into the game, Steelers linebacker Devin Bush scooped up a fumble on a backward pass from ...

Penn State moves up to 7th in poll

The Associated Press NEW YORK — LSU moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference the top two teams in the country for the 29th time and putting the Tigers behind No. 1 Alabama less than a month before the rivals meet in ...

Matchup features veteran vs. rookie QB

NFL week 6 Who: Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers When: 8:20 p.m. TV: NBC Records: Steelers (1-4), Chargers (2-3) The line: Chargers by 6 1⁄2 By Joe Reedy The Associated Press CARSON, Calif. — Philip Rivers will be making his 214th straight start when the Los ...

In Keegan they trust: Junior Myrick helps BG hold off Rangers in fourth

Keegan Myrick returned to full-time duty at just the right time for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Marauders, and it turns out, he had to do double duty, too. Myrick, a junior, had a big night on the ground with two touchdowns as Bishop Guilfoyle hung on for a 20-12 victory over Forest Hills ...

Lafferty scores first goal in Pens’ win

On the ice Tonight: Pittsburgh at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Sidney Crosby had a goal and assist, Adam Johnson and Sam Lafferty each scored his first career goal, and the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins held on to beat the winless ...

Early lead wasted by Red Flash

LORETTO — Saint Francis let one slip away Saturday. The Red Flash led Robert Morris for most of the game, but couldn’t hold a seven-point lead twice in the second half. Saint Francis then missed a short field goal at the end of the first overtime that would have won the game. In the ...

Lady Colts pick up 11th win of season

LORETTO — Northern Cambria improved to 11-1 with a sweep of Bishop Guilfoyle at Saint Francis University Saturday in high school girls volleyball. The Lady Colts topped BG, 25-21, 25-6, 25-18. Lyzee Wilson led BG (9-6) with 15 kills, while Emily Kasun added 23 assists and 10 digs. Raven ...

PSU Altoona women upset Mount in women’s tennis

EBENSBURG — The Penn State Altoona women’s tennis team, the No. 6 seed, won its first-round Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament match on Saturday, defeating No. 3 seed Mount Aloysius, 5-4, at the Ebensburg Tennis Center. After Mount Aloysius (7-6, 6-2 AMCC) prevailed, ...

Furious comeback falls short for IUP on road

SLIPPERY ROCK — Falling behind 17-0 in the first quarter, the IUP football team fought back to get into its game with Slippery Rock Saturday afternoon, only to fall in the end, 45-42, in a battle of top-ranked teams in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The Crimson Hawks (5-2, 2-1 ...

Tigers pull away from Eagles in 2nd half

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Tyrone was playing a couple of classes up in its matchup with the 5A Golden Tigers, and it showed as Friday night’s game wore on. The 3A Eagles, behind savvy quarterback Brandon Lucas and slick receiver Damon Gripp — an outstanding junior tandem — moved the ball well ...

Mtn. Lions’ woes continue

Altoona Area High School’s football woes continued Friday night when the Mountain Lions fell to Cumberland Valley, 59-14, on homecoming at Mansion Park. Altoona, winless in the Mid-Penn Conference (0-5) and 1-7 overall, trailed 21-0 after one quarter and 38-0 at the half. The mercy rule ...

Barndt scores four times as Somerset tops PC

SOMERSET — Somerset senior quarterback Brad Barndt accounted for four total touchdowns — three passing, one rushing — and the Golden Eagles routed visiting Penn Cambria 40-7 Friday night. Somerset forced three Panther turnovers, including a 40-yard interception return for a touchdown by ...

Bisons lose again vs. dominant Rams

BEDFORD — Richland dominated from beginning to end, handing the Bedford Bisons their second consecutive loss Friday night. Rams’ sophomore quarterback Kellan Stahl threw five touchdown passes, and senior receiver Caleb Burke hauled in three of them as Richland remained undefeated on the ...

New field, same old Trybus

PATTON — Friday night was supposed to be the sign of new beginnings for the Cambria Heights football team as the Highlanders played their first game ever at the Cambria Heights Athletic Facility. It was. Against rival Central Cambria, the Highlanders carried on their dominant rushing ...

Mustangs knock off unbeaten Raiders

PORTAGE — An explosive second half for Portage’s offense, paired with two key Meyersdale turnovers, resulted in the Mustangs handing the Red Raiders their first loss of the season, 16-7, on Friday. Play of the game: Leading 9-7 in the fourth quarter. Portage defensive end Marcus Douglas ...

Colts fall at home

NORTHERN CAMBRIA— A District 6 Class 1A football playoff bid can be had by the Northern Cambria Colts. They have two weeks to earn it. The Colts need only to finish in the top 12 to attain a first-round playoff berth. They can earn their way into the postseason with victories on Oct. 18 at ...

Red Raiders steamroll over Scarlet Dragons

ROARING SPRING — Veteran Central High School football coach Dave Baker’s quest for a 200th career coaching win was emphatically put on hold for at least one more week. Led by senior running back C.J. Funk’s three first-quarter touchdown runs, Bellefonte scored early and often Friday ...

Bearcats dominate P-O in earning league victory

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon Bearcats came out ready to make a statement in their game against visiting Philipsburg-Osceola on Friday night. With a 42-point first half, they did just that, holding the Mounties to just 52 yards of total offense en route to a 56-0 shutout. Play of the game: ...