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Rust, Johnson help Pens rally for win

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jack Johnson’s goal into his own net was one of the low points of a forgettable first period for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnson’s short-handed slap shot later in the game helped the Penguins complete another memorable comeback. Johnson and Bryan ...

Lions soak up national spotlight in win

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team picked Sunday to wrestle its most complete match of the season, in front of another Rec Hall sellout crowd and an ESPN national television audience. No. 22 Rutgers, which sent out a lineup that features five freshmen, could present very little ...

Vikes’ Johnston finishes 2nd

HOLLAND — Glendale High School senior Cory Johnston earned a second-place finish in the Escape the Rock Tournament at Council Rock South High School on Sunday. Johnston, at 220 pounds, lost to Kyonte Hamilton of Maryland in the final by technical fall. The score was 17-0 after ...

Hoops du Jour

Merrimack at SFU men Tipoff: 4 p.m., DeGol Arena Records: Saint Francis (12-5, 5-1 NEC); Merrimack (11-8, 5-1) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 109-128 in his eighth season at Saint Francis and overall. Joe Gallo is 72-42 in his fourth season at Merrimack and overall. Radio: Online at ...

Poor first quarter too much for Lady Lions

From Mirror reports EVANSTON, Ill. — The Penn State women’s basketball team wasn’t able to overcome a slow start in an 85-59 road loss at Big Ten-leading Northwestern Sunday afternoon. Junior Kamaria McDaniel led Penn State with 18 points, while freshman Makenna Marisa scored a ...

On the rebound: Pirates erasing memories of 3-19 season

WILLIAMSBURG — Many times, whether a team experiences previous success or failure, they are ready to turn the page and not talk about the season before by the time the current campaign rolls around. That’s not the case for the Williamsburg boys basketball team. The Blue Pirates went ...

Looks like the right time to take a look at postseason picture

Most of the area’s teams have played at least 11 games, meaning the regular season is more than half over. So let’s take a peek at where the teams in the Mirror’s coverage area stand and where they might be by the time the playoffs begin. We’ll start on the girls side where once ...

Lundy delivers in victory over No. 21 Buckeyes

UNIVERSITY PARK — In what has become a common theme this season, Penn State star Lamar Stevens struggled with foul trouble again on Saturday. On the heels of three-straight losses, the Nittany Lions could not afford to be without the senior’s production against No. 21 Ohio ...

Panthers dust off reeling Tar Heels

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Xavier Johnson could have chosen a cliche, something about how no one game is more important than any other. Instead, the Pittsburgh point guard went the other way. Two years ago, the Panthers went winless in the Atlantic Coast Conference. On Saturday ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU women at Northwestern Tipoff: 3 p.m., Welsh-Ryan Arena Records: Penn State (7-10, 1-5 Big Ten); Northwestern (15-2, 5-1 Big Ten) Coaches: Penn State coach Carolyn Kieger is 106-74 overall, having spent the previous five seasons at Marquette. Joe McKeown is in his 11th season with ...

Post-game scuffle mars latest SFU win, Braxton’s milestone night

LORETTO — An ugly scene that thankfully stopped short of a brawl played out at the conclusion of Saturday night’s good, intense, entertaining game between two of the best teams in the Northeast Conference. Saint Francis beat Sacred Heart, 72-65, for its 10th win in 11 games. The Red Flash ...

Red Flash women earn dramatic win

LORETTO — Saint Francis’ Phee Allen had only taken two shots the entire game. SFU’s Karson Swogger had only made two shots (on 11 attempts) the entire game. However, the duo didn’t let what had happened prior to the last 25 seconds of the game get in their way as they combined on the ...

Glendale has three alive in medal round

NEWTOWN — Glendale has three wrestlers still alive to take the medal stand when wrestling resumes today at the Escape the Rock Tournament in high school action at Council Rock High School. At 220, Cory Johnston remains in position to claim a tournament championship. He faces Michael ...

High water mark: Solomon savors 500-win milestone

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Early Friday evening at the swimming pool at Hollidaysburg Area High School, someone wisely pointed out that the Roman numeral for 500 was the letter D. And it ended up making a lot of sense, too. It was so appropriate because a very large gathering was there to honor the ...

Huge 2nd quarter carries Lady Lions to win

Eight minutes into Friday night’s Mid-Penn Conference game with visiting Harrisburg at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse, the Altoona Lady Lions were trailing, 16-10, after making only 4-of-16 first-quarter shots. The second quarter was a completely different story, though, and ...

BG girls cruise past WH

It may have been a competitive start, but the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic girls basketball team made sure to leave no doubt once the second quarter started. The Lady Marauders (11-3) shut out Westmont Hilltop (5-9) in the second frame and went on a 12-0 run as they pounded the Lady Hilltoppers, ...

Crosby’s OT goal lifts Penguins over Red Wings

DETROIT — Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin needed only 21 seconds to take advantage of an overtime penalty. Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night. Crosby scored by redirecting a slap pass from Malkin ...

College basketball preview capsules

Ohio State at PSU men Tipoff: 12 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (12-5, 2-4 Big Ten); Ohio State (12-5, 2-4 Big Ten) Coaches: Pat Chambers is 139-145 in his ninth season at Penn State and 181-173 in 11 seasons overall. Chris Holtmann is 57-29 in his third season at Ohio ...

Lady Lion receives hockey honor

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State junior goaltender Chantal Burke was named the College Hockey America goaltender of the week. This is Burke’s third goaltender of the week honor in what has been a sterling season for the first-year starter out of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Burke picked up two ...

Leidig reaches milestone in Bellwood victory

BELLWOOD — Emilie Leidig scored 29 points, going over the 1,000-point mark for her career in Bellwood-Antis’ 79-24 win over Williamsburg Friday night in girls high school basketball action. Teammate Alli Campbell added 21 points and 10 rebounds as Bellwood improved to 13-0. Sakeria ...