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Raiders’ win a highlight in otherwise down season

OAKLAND, Calif. — Coach Jon Gruden ran off the field high-fiving Oakland fans on the way to the locker room. In a season with very little to celebrate, the Raiders had plenty to feel good about Sunday. Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left before ...

Roethlisberger seeks elusive first victory in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Coliseum has been a bit of a house of horrors for Ben Roethlisberger in his career. While Big Ben has had success almost everywhere he has played, he’s still looking for his first career win in Oakland after losing his three previous trips to Raiders teams ...

Saint Francis prolific scorer Hamilton mourned

When he graduated from Saint Francis in 1985, there was only one player with more career points than Jeff Hamilton. That player was the legendary Maurice Stokes. “He could do it all,” former Red Flash standout Kevin Porter, who coached Hamilton in Loretto from 1983-85, said ...

Mehno: Steelers must prevail today at Raiders

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers are supposed to win in Oakland this afternoon. Yes, James Conner is out, but the Raiders are 2-10 and haven’t done very much right this season. This game and the season finale at home against Cincinnati are set up on a tee for the Steelers. In between two ...

Bellwood-Antis girls battle past rival Tyrone

BELLWOOD — If they didn’t know before, the Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils certainly should now: They’ve got a target on their backs and are going to get their opponents’ best effort all season. With four returning starters, Bellwood, the reigning PIAA Class 2A state champion, opened ...

Penn Cambria wins Burkett title

PORTAGE — Falling in last year’s edition of the Art Burkett Memorial Girls Basketball Tournament in heartbreaking fashion, Penn Cambria convincingly walked away with the title in the 25th edition of the tournament, defeating Portage, 76-50, Saturday night. After the game, Panthers head ...

Juniata Valley falls against SC

SIDMAN — It was an uphill fight from the first buzzer for Juniata Valley, and it remained that way all night long as the two-time PIAA Class 1A finalists finished their first weekend with a loss and down one starter. The Lady Hornets lost starter Emma Musser to an ankle injury on the ...

Blairsville knocks off Lady Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blairsville High School girls basketball team won its fifth consecutive championship in the Hollidaysburg Lady Tiger Tipoff Tournament Saturday afternoon, and Blairsville senior guard Sidney McCulley has had the pleasure of playing on four of those teams. McCulley had a ...

Hoops du Jour

SFU men at Delaware Tipoff: 2 p.m., Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Del. Records: Saint Francis (3-5); Delaware (7-3) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 82-113 in his seventh season at Saint Francis and overall. Martin Inglesby is 34-42 in his third season at Delaware and overall. Radio: Online at ...

Juniata Valley knocks off Forest Hills; CC loses

SIDMAN — It was the opening night of the girls basketball season, but both games of the Forest Hills Girls Basketball Tip-Off Tournament had a playoff feel. The tournament was stacked with Forest Hills (defending District 6, Class 4A champions), Juniata Valley (defending 6-A champs and ...

Portage, Penn Cambria set for rematch

PORTAGE — The championship round of the 25th annual Art Burkett Memorial Girls Basketball Tournament will feature two common opponents. After convincing wins against their opening night opponents, Portage and Penn Cambria will both face off in the championship contest. The title game, ...

Barton, Servello lead Tigers to win over Valley

INDIANA — Mitch Barton and Sam Servello each scored 12 points to lead Hollidaysburg to a 50-36 victory over Valley in the first round of the Indiana Tournament Friday. Owen Batzel added 10 points for the Golden Tigers. HOLLIDAYSBURG (50): Batzel 5 0-0 10, Delerme 4 1-1 9, Barton 4 4-4 12, ...

Everett edges United; Herrington scores 51

WINDBER — Madison Hicks had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds, and Kaitlyn Maxwell scored a game-high 17 points as Everett edged out United, 37-34, in the first round of the Windber Tip-Off Tournament. Maizee Fry scored 17 points for the Lady Lions and Laura Susick finished the ...

Eagles move on to final

HUNTINGDON —- Led by Brandon Martinazzi with a team-high 20 points and Jake Holsopple with 14 points, Juniata defeated Wilson Friday night, 78-71, in the first round of the Doc Greene Tournament. Cameron Keck had 13 points for the Eagles, and Nicholas Albert led the team in rebounds with 10 ...

Mount Aloysius adds new outdoor sport

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College has created a new outlet for their student outdoor enthusiasts. The College is in the inaugural year of their Clay Sports Club. This program allows students to practice their shot while aiming at clay discs. Firearms and ammunition are provided and ...

Edmunds brothers all getting shot in NFL

PITTSBURGH — Ferrell and Felecia Edmunds didn’t make things overly complicated for their sons Trey, Terrell and Tremaine growing up. The rules of the house were pretty simple. Especially the first two: finish everything and try your best to win. Easy to remember if not always easy to ...

Penguins blow out Islanders

PITTSBURGH — A renewed commitment to defense has the Pittsburgh Penguins back on track after a bumpy November. The Penguins’ dynamic offense appears to have found its stride, too. Kris Letang and Phil Kessel each scored twice, and the Penguins beat the New York Islanders 6-2 on Thursday ...

College signing: Madeline Murphy

Madeline Murphy: Saint Francis track and field Name: Madeline Murphy High school: Bishop Carroll Catholic Hometown: Cresson Sport: Track and field Events: Triple jump, long jump, 4x100, 4x400 College choice: Saint Francis Other colleges considered: Towson, Youngstown State Why ...

Mountain Lions stomp Rangers

A foursome of Altoona players scored twice for the Mountain Lions as they ran Forest Hills out of Galactic Ice Thursday night in a 12-2 win. Austin Homan, Owen Kravetz, Tyler Umbleby and Parker Cumming each scored two goals. Kravetz was tied with Connor Fellabaum for the team lead in ...

Time to hoop it up: A look at this year’s biggest games

Tonight marks the start of the high school basketball season, and there’s plenty to look forward to in both girls and boys action over the next couple months. These are the top eight games in each that I’ve got circled on my calendar. We’ll start with the girls since one of their ...