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Lady Marauders take charge down stretch

BEDFORD — Teresa Haigh’s third 3-pointer of the night at 6:43 of the third quarter gave the Bishop Guilfoyle girls a double-digit lead for the first time all night. After going on a big run to close out the first half, BG appeared ready to take command of its Laurel Highlands Athletic ...

PC girls fall at home to Forest Hills

CRESSON — It was a tight affair early in Thursday night’s contest between Forest Hills and Penn Cambria. Both teams were vying to keep an early blemish off their records in hopes of a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference title later this winter. But once guard Carly Stigers, who was in ...

The Gronk problem: Steelers know they must stop Pats’ TE

PITTSBURGH — The words tumble out of Sean Davis’ mouth casually when describing Rob Gronkowski, as if they come up regularly in conversation when the Pittsburgh Steelers safety and his teammates are discussing New England tight end Rob Gronkowski. Words like “beast” and “freak,” ...

Two more Pa. casinos add sports betting

HARRISBURG — Two more casinos in Pennsylvania have started up with sports betting. Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia began test periods Thursday. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board says that, if all goes well, the casinos can start regular sports-betting ...

Cambria Heights, Central Cambria triumph

JOHNSTOWN — Emily Henry scored a team-high 15 points, Chloe Weakland scored 14, Olivia Conrad added 13 points and Abby Lobick finished with 10 points as Cambria Heights topped Richland, 65-24, in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. CAMBRIA HEIGHTS (65): C. Weakland 4 4-4 14, K. ...

Chestnut Ridge rolls past Bedford

NEW PARIS — Trevor Weyandt, Baltzer Bollman, Seth Holderbaum, Duane Knisely and Dalton Seace won by fall as Chestnut Ridge dominated Bedford, 54-17, in high school wrestling on Thursday. Nathan Gabriel and Mathew Emerick pinned their opponents for the Bisons. 106: Simon Osman (CRH) over ...

Bellwood gets win

WILLIAMSBURG — Shawn Wolfe scored 16 points, and Zach Mallon added 13 points as Bellwood-Antis won its first game of the season, 53-34, over Williamsburg in high school boys basketball on Thursday. The Blue Pirates were outscored, 17-7, in the second quarter. BELLWOOD-ANTIS (53): Yingling ...

Former Curve players on the move Thursday

Three former Curve players were involved in the Rule 5 draft during Thursday’s winter meetings. First baseman Connor Joe, who was with the Dodgers’ organization, was selected in the major league phase of the draft by the Reds. That gives the former first-round draft pick of the Pirates a ...

Vancas, Altoona prevail

JOHNSTOWN — Brock Vancas scored two goals to help Altoona knock off Conemaugh Valley, 5-3, at the Cambria County War Memorial on Thursday. Parker Cumming and Tyler Umbleby each had a goal and an assist for Altoona, now 5-2, and Connor Fellabaum also scored. Austin Homan, Owen Kravetz, ...

PSU wrestlers gear up for No. 9 Sun Devils

UNIVERSITY PARK — The top-ranked Penn State wrestling team closes out December by welcoming No. 9 Arizona State to Rec Hall for the first time ever tonight. The Nittany Lions (3-0) and Sun Devils (1-2) will meet in sold-out Rec Hall at 6 p.m. in a dual that will air live nationally on ...

Blackhawks snap steak on Penguins

CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews had a goal and two assists, and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped an eight-game losing streak by topping the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-3 on Wednesday night. Marcus Kruger, Brent Seabrook, Andreas Martinsen, Brandon Saad each had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which ...

Morton reaches new deal with Rays

LAS VEGAS — All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton has reached a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. A person familiar with the agreement tells The Associated Press the contract is for two years and $30 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been officially ...

Helton paces Guilfoyle boys over Richland

JOHNSTOWN — Junior Will Helton led the way with 18 points to help Bishop Guilfoyle move to 2-0 with a 59-50 win over Richland in high school boys basketball action on Wednesday. Michael Montecalvo scored 14 points, and Jessiah Witherspoon scored 12 for BG, which played without injured Luke ...

Hollidaysburg, Altoona, Central Cambria sweep

SOMERSET — Conor McKeirnan was a winner in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races and helped the Golden Tigers sweep the relays for Hollidaysburg in a 127-43 win over Somerset to remain unbeaten at 2-0-1 in high school boys swimming on Wednesday. A pair of sophomores led the Lady Tigers as ...

LHAC all-conference teams picked

The Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference released its all-conference teams for this past fall in girls tennis, volleyball, boys and girls soccer, golf, football and boys and girls cross country. In football, local teams represented were Bishop Guilfoyle with Daniel Potopa, Ben McCloskey, ...

Altoona falls to Carlisle

In league play, it’s important to win your home games. The Altoona Mountain Lions made their Mid-Penn Conference debut Tuesday night and dropped a 51-41 decision to Carlisle at the AAHS Fieldhouse. “We let one get away, that’s for sure,” Altoona coach Doug West said. The Lions ...

Huntingdon girls knock off P-O

PHILIPSBURG — The Huntingdon and Philipsburg-Osceola girls basketball teams were among the squads in the middle of the pack of last year’s Mountain League standings. Both teams came into Tuesday’s game undefeated with the hope that they can rise to the top of the league this ...

Mehno: Big Ben issue in Oakland was baffling

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers’ season has turned into a mess, and it got even messier with Sunday’s loss to the previously 2-10 Raiders in Oakland. If the lasting image of the 2018 season isn’t Le’Veon Bell on a jet ski, it will be Chris Boswell slipping on an invisible banana peel and ...

Pirates trade Nova

LAS VEGAS — Right-hander Ivan Nova has been acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Yordi Rosario and $500,000 in international signing bonus pool allocation. A 31-year-old right-hander, Nova was 9-9 with a 4.19 ERA in 29 starts this season, ...

Bearcats take down Mounties in tight contest

HUNTINGDON — Given last year’s nailbiter between Huntingdon and Philipsburg-Osceola — won by the Bearcats — Tuesday’s dual meet between the teams figured to be another tight match. They didn’t disappoint. In a dual meet with seven bouts decided by four points or less, the ...