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Getting in the work: Roethlisberger plays in first preseason game

The last one The Pittsburgh Steelers play their final preseason game this Thursday at Carolina. Game time is 7 p.m. and will be televised on WTAJ and KDKA. By Teresa M. Walker The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Ben Roethlisberger needed three short series to show he’s ready ...

Bucs bats beat up on Bauer

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Trevor Bauer’s beginning with the Cincinnati Reds has been about as rocky as his ending with the Cleveland Indians. Bauer allowed eight runs in three innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 9-8 Sunday to sweep a three-game ...

Curve on final homestand

Next stop Tonight: Akron at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Domingo Robles (3-6, 4.55) vs. Akron’s TBD Record: 29-35 (second half); 65-67 (overall) From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. — The Curve begin their final homestand of the season tonight — a four-game series against Akron ...

Diverse group set up for 2020 enshrinement

Blair County Hall of Fame What: 19th induction banquet When: Saturday, May 2, 2020 Where: Blair County Convention Center Tickets: $85 each or $850 for table of 10 before Jan. 1; $95 each and $950 for table of 10 afterward. Call Kathy Millward at 312-0151 or email ...

Electric youth: Youngsters are everywhere for Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s starting quarterback is a sophomore (Sean Clifford). So is the projected starting running back (Ricky Slade). And top two returning wide receivers (KJ Hamler and Jahan Dotson). Plus the outstanding tight end (Pat Freiermuth). The All-America caliber ...

Bell gets 100 mark in victory

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell isn't done. That was the defining message from the All-Star first baseman after he topped 100 RBIs for the first time in the majors, hitting a three-run homer as the Pittsburgh Pirates routed the Cincinnati Reds 14-0 on Saturday ...

Nittany Nation OT show starts tonight on WTAJ

Nittany Nation Overtime, featuring the NitWits, will make its 2019 debut tonight on WTAJ at 11:35 p.m. The regular panel includes the Mirror’s Neil Rudel, Mark Brennan of Lions 2-4-7/FightonState.com, WTAJ host Peter Terpstra and a former Nittany Lion player each week. Joe Nastasi is ...

Heights runs away in season opener

PATTON — After not scoring a single point in last year’s 6-0 loss to Penn Cambria, Cambria Heights dominated on the offensive side of the ball in this year’s edition. The Highlanders defeated the Panthers, 42-6, Saturday afternoon aided by a 349-yard team rushing attack, in the season ...

Big first half propels Tigers over rival Lions

HOLLIDAYSBURG — On a picturesque night for football, before a standing-room crowd that circled Tiger Stadium, Hollidaysburg opened its season in the best way possible — with a first-half domination and four-touchdown lead over rival Altoona that created too much separation for a game ...

Senior Paddock makes ‘big’ impact

HOLLIDAYSBURG — At 6-foot-6 and 225 pounds, Trenton Paddock looks like he’d make a fine high school basketball center or power forward. He doesn’t play hoops, though. Rugby is his game. And, Friday night, in Hollidaysburg’s 35-21 season-opening win over Altoona, Paddock looked ...

Devils outlast Eagles in thriller

BELLWOOD — Zach Mallon scored four touchdowns, including a game-winning 7-yard score in the second overtime, to help Bellwood-Antis defeat Tyrone, 35-32, in the Backyard Brawl at Memorial Stadium Friday night. Damon Gripp caught six passes for 100 yards and a touchdown, and Tommy Hicks tied ...

Myrick, Kiesewetter lead Marauders to easy victory

Keegan Myrick ran for 201 yards, Konner Kiesewetter scored two touchdowns, and Bishop Guilfoyle’s defense held Somerset to 38 yards of offense in a 26-0 victory at Mansion Park on Friday night. Play of the game: Konner Kiesewetter picked off a Bradley Brandt pass at the Somerset 17 and ...

Brady tosses first-career shutout in Curve win

BOWIE, Md. — Sean Brady did something that hasn't been accomplished by a Curve pitcher since Mitch Keller threw the best game in franchise history two years ago. Brady tossed a nine-inning shutout in Altoona's 7-0 win over Bowie on Friday night at Prince George's Stadium. It was the first ...

Mustangs’ offense, defense dominate in win

NANTY GLO — Portage continued its dominant winning streak over Blacklick Valley, which spans over 10 years, as the Mustangs claimed a convincing win at McMullen Memorial Field Friday night, 48-0. The Mustang defense was on display as Portage forced five turnovers in the win. Holding the ...

Central Cambria routs Johnstown

EBENSBURG — Central Cambria scored in almost every fashion of the game, including a punt return for a touchdown, as its defense smothered Johnstown, 54-7, to start off the 100th year of football for the Red Devils on Friday night in high school action. Central Cambria was able to score ...

Pfister leads Ridge past Forest Hills

FISHERTOWN — Chestnut Ridge scored on its first three possessions of the first half and led 28-0 at the half on its way to an opening night 35-7 win over visiting Forest Hills. Ridge dominated both sides of the ball and only a late score by the Forest Hills junior varsity unit kept Ridge ...

Pirates rally in ninth to beat Reds

PITTSBURGH — Pablo Reyes hit a game-ending RBI single, driving in pinch-runner Joe Musgrove, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday night. Pittsburgh won for just the ninth time in 39 games since the All-Star break by chipping away at Reds closer Raisel ...

Little Lions rush to big win

LEWISTOWN —State College gashed Mifflin County for 239 yards rushing to come away with the 42-6 victory on opening night of the high school football season at Mitchell Field on Friday evening. The Little Lions, ranked eighth in the state in Class 6A, finished with 468 yards of total ...

Stamm, Weitoish help P-O cruise in opener

MORRISDALE — The Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties went into L.T. Drivas Memorial Field Friday night and took down the rival West Branch Warriors for a 41-16 victory. P-O’s Kaleb Stamm had 108 yards rushing and two scores while Hunter Weitoish added a 79-yard TD reception and 74-yard punt return ...

Colts get revenge

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Northern Cambria rolled up 361 total yards of offense on United in a rematch of a District 6 Class 1A semifinal playoff game, which the Lions won last year, en route to a 43-0 win Friday night at Duffy Daugherty Memorial Stadium in high school football action. United ...