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Injured Flash star Blackmon could miss season

LORETTO — Just when it seemed everything was setting up for this to be a dream season for Saint Francis, the program was dealt a huge blow in recent days. Standout junior guard Isaiah Blackmon, the Red Flash’s best player, suffered a right knee injury during the second half of ...

PSU Altoona men roll

The Penn State Altoona men’s basketball hit the 90-point mark on Tuesday night, defeating Saint Mary’s College (Md.), 92-73, in the Adler Arena to even its record at 2-2. The Penn State Altoona offense produced 46 points in each half while shooting 53.7 percent from the field. The ...

SFU women get chance to see their depth

LORETTO — Saint Francis wasted no time opening a big lead on Division II foe Seton Hill as the Flash scored the first 18 points of the game. The Griffins weren’t giving up that easily as they battled all the way back to within six before the Red Flash regrouped and did what they were ...

Spring Cove to teach officiating

The Spring Cove School Board approved a new course on sports officiating for the next school year. The course will teach students the rules of the game and subsequently enable them to take a test to officiate if they are 18 years old. The vote was 7-1 Monday, with James Smith voting against ...

Nittany Lions dominate Pitt

NEW YORK — Tony Carr scored 16 points to lead six Penn State players in double figures and the Nittany Lions beat Pittsburgh, 85-54, on Monday night in the second game of the Progressive Legends Classic. Mike Watkins and Shep Garner had 13 apiece, while Lamar Stevens, Josh Reaves and Nazeer ...

BG’s Yasulitis shows versatility

Name: Josh Yasulitis School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Yasulitis rushed for four touchdowns in the first quarter and added a 25-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter in a 59-13 District 6 Class 1A ...

Lady Lions cruise to 5-0 mark

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team turned up the heat on Central Connecticut State inside the Bryce Jordan Center on Monday night. The Lady Lions forced 20 Blue Devil missteps on the way to an 83-66 victory to improve to 5-0. Penn State seemed to be in control of ...

Lady Lions filled with optimism for 2017-18 season

The Penn State Altoona Lady Lions began their 20th season as an NCAA Division III program recently, coming off a 6-16 overall record last year that included six wins and 12 losses in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference play. This year’s edition of the women’s basketball team feels ...

Swimmer Long gets PSAC honor

LOCK HAVEN — IUP junior Colter Long of Hollidaysburg has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Men’s Swimmer of the Week, which was announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. The Crimson Hawks competed in Cleveland State’s sixth annual Magnus Cup. The junior ...

Phillip Swartz: Lindenwood volleyball

Name: Phillip Swartz High school: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Boys volleyball Position: Outside hitter College choice: Lindenwood University (Mo.) Other colleges considered: Daemen College (N.Y.), Lewis University (Ill.), Grand Canyon University (Ariz.) Why I picked ...

Alyssa Martinazzi: Saint Francis track and field

Name: Alyssa Martinazzi High school: Bishop Carroll Catholic Hometown: Cresson Sport: Track and field Events: Sprints, jumps, relays College choice: Saint Francis University Other colleges considered: Duquesne, UNC Wilmington, Juniata, Robert Morris Why I picked Saint ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU men vs. Pittsburgh Tipoff: 9:30 p.m., Barclays Center Records: Pittsburgh (1-2); Penn State (4-0) Coaches: Kevin Stallings is 17-19 in his second year at Pittsburgh and is 472-302 in his 25th season overall. Patrick Chambers is 91-109 in his seventh season at Penn State and is 133-137 ...

Matt Holsinger: Pitt-Johnstown basketball

Name: Matt Holsinger High school: Central Cambria Hometown: Ebensburg Sport: Basketball Position: Forward College choice: University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown Other colleges considered: Lock Haven, Bloomsburg, Hope Why I picked UPJ: “My parents are both alumni of UPJ and have ...

Olivia Smith: Davis & Elkins softball

Name: Olivia Smith High school: Central Hometown: Martinsburg Sport: Softball Position: Shortstop College choice: Davis & Elkins (W.Va.) Other colleges considered: Morgan State, Saint Vincent, IUP Why I picked Davis & Elkins: “I connected with the team and the coach and ...

Negley, Hollen, Ferguson named Mtn. League MVPs

TYRONE — Central’s Ashley Negley and Tyrone’s Tina Hollen and Andrew Ferguson were among those honored as MVPs by the Mountain League recently. Negley was the MVP in girls soccer, Hollen in girls tennis and Ferguson in boys golf. Huntingdon placed seven players on the Mountain League ...

Juniata women, men both bring home titles

FAIRFAX, Va. — The Juniata College women’s basketball team won the R-MC Tipoff Classic Saturday, thanks to a 67-55 win over Bridgewater in the title game. Dani Atkinson led the winners, up 35-26 at halftime, with 19 points. Teammate Morgan Instone added 10 points. Juniata, 3-0, also got ...

Red Flash duo lead team to win

From Mirror, wire reports FARMVILLE, Va. — Isaiah Blackmon scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, Keith Braxton had his 10th career double-double, and Saint Francis beat Longwood 83-56 on Saturday to win its first game of the season. Braxton scored 16 points with 10 rebounds, ...

Kroll on early roll

From Mirror reports FAIRFAX, Va. — Caitlyn Kroll led the Saint Francis women’s basketball team in scoring for the second-straight day as the Red Flash got a balanced effort across the board in a 79-68 win over Old Dominion in the final game of the WNIT for both teams Saturday. The Red ...

Ligonier Valley beats McCort in final

Unbeaten Ligonier Valley won its second straight District 6 Class 2A football championship Saturday night. It wasn’t easy, though. Bishop McCort had more yardage and dominated time of possession, particularly in the first half, but Ligonier trimmed the Crimson Crushers, 19-12, in a pouring ...

Selinsgrove ousts Bellefonte

Bellefonte grabbed an early 3-0 lead in its state playoff game against Selinsgrove on a Chris Persiko 30-yard field goal, but the play before, Dylan Deitrich was driven to the turf just after he threw the ball, injuring his collarbone. The Red Raiders dual-threat quarterback did not return, ...