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Penn Cambria topples Heights

PATTON — A 24-9 showing in the second quarter turned out to be the difference for Penn Cambria in its 78-63 win at Cambria Heights in high school girls basketball on Friday. The Lady Panthers got 24 points from Lexi Strasser, 19 from Makalyn Clapper and 11 each from Emmy Harvey and Laken ...

Dragons close strong to earn win

LOYSBURG — Central wrestling pulled away late by scoring points in the last four weight classes on the road to defeat Northern Bedford, 42-30, Thursday night. With Northern Bedford leading, 30-19, after a forfeit at 285 pounds, the Scarlet Dragons scored a fall, technical fall and two ...

Golden Tigers get six pins in home victory

HOLLIDAYSBURG — It was the second period of the 160-pound bout, and things were looking bleak for Hollidaysburg’s Nate Fisher. He was losing 6-0 to Penns Valley’s Abraham Allebach after getting taken down for a second time. Fisher, a junior, wasn’t panicking, though. “I got scored ...

BG boys cruise past CC

It’s not close to tennis weather yet, but the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys basketball team spent this week trying to hold serve. “We played Forest Hills on Monday in a game that could have gone either way. We’ve still got to go there. We’ve got to go to Bishop Carroll. We’ve got ...

Flash men post big road win for first place

PITTSBURGH — Saint Francis coach Rob Krimmel has been preaching to his team to get off to faster starts, and the Red Flash did that in a big game Thursday night with first place in the Northeast Conference on the line. Saint Francis built a 52-37 halftime lead en route to an 89-80 victory ...

NBA second half has several big story lines

MIAMI — It’s halftime in the NBA. Officially, Thursday night’s Cleveland at Toronto game was the 615th on the NBA schedule for this season — the exact midway point on the 1,230-game regular-season slate. Everyone tends to call what follows the All-Star Game as the second half, but ...

MLB arbitration heats up

NEW YORK — The hot corner figures to be sizzling Friday when players and teams swap proposed salaries in arbitration. Toronto’s Josh Donaldson, Baltimore’s Manny Machado, Washington’s Anthony Rendon and the Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant were among the more than 170 players headed to the ...

Yuthers’ performance leads Colts to victory

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Alyx Yuthers shot a 266 to lead Chestnut Ridge to a 1,308-1,145 win over Northern Cambria Thursday afternoon in high school rifle action. The Lions had four others shoot higher than the top shooter for the Colts, which was Evan Horvath’s 251. CHESTNUT RIDGE (1,308): ...

Mount Aloysius set to host Olympic medalist on Jan. 16

CRESSON  — During a weeklong celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Mount Aloysius College will host Olympic medalist Michelle Burgher-Duncan as she discusses her drive that led her to the Olympics. Burgher-Duncan’s lecture will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 16, ...

Big lead comes in handy as Lady Devils hang on

CRESSON — The Central Cambria girls appeared to give Penn Cambria a knockout blow in the form of a monumental 17-3 run to close the third quarter with a 50-33 lead. But. with rivalry games, multiple momentum swings are expected. Penn Cambria responded with a furious 13-2 spurt in the ...

Thomas’ hot shooting powers Tyrone to win

BELLEFONTE — Senior Dylan Thomas scored a game-high 40 points, including 12 three-point field goals, to propel Tyrone to a 78-55 Mountain League boys basketball victory over Bellefonte on Wednesday night. Parker Mitchell added 11 points for Tyrone, which improved to 8-2 overall and 5-1 in ...

Tussey downs NBedford

SAXTON — Sophie Brumbaugh scored 12 of her 16 points in the first half to lead Tussey Mountain past Northern Bedford, 49-37, in a girls basketball game that counted in both the Inter-County Conference South Division and the Sideling Hill League. The Lady Titans, up 25-18 at halftime, also ...

Lions use defense to rally for win

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Despite getting outplayed in the first half and having its second-leading scorer foul out early in the second half, the Penn State Altoona mens basketball team buckled down on defense and rallied for a 69-56 win over conference rival Mount Aloysius in the first ...

Big second half key to MA’s victory

By Jim Lane For the Mirror The Mount Aloysius College women are off to an unbeaten start in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, but they had to overcome a sluggish start to beat Penn State Altoona on Wednesday night. Trailing by as many as 15 points in the first half, the Lady ...

Hoops du Jour

SFU men at Robert Morris Tipoff: 7 p.m., PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh Records: Saint Francis (9-6, 3-1 NEC); Robert Morris (10-7, 4-0) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 70-101 in his sixth season at Saint Francis and overall. Andrew Toole is 145-114 in his eighth season at Robert Morris and ...

Lady Lions pull away for rivalry win

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg held up its side of its Blair County rivalry with Altoona by forcing more turnovers and outrebounding the Lady Lions. The Lady Tigers even took a brief lead in the second quarter and kept the deficit in single digits through three quarters. But Altoona’s ...

Steelers prepping for Jags’ run game

PITTSBURGH — Technically it went into the scorebook as a 2-yard touchdown run. The highly GIF-able reality told a more compelling story, one that served as the symbolic launch point for both the Jacksonville Jaguars’ breakout season and the rookie running back at the center of it ...

Mehno: Football delivers great weekend

PITTSBURGH — What a weekend of football. It was perfectly timed because the weather was miserable. It took courage (and a parka) to open the door just long enough to scoop up the Mirror and bring it inside. The NFL got off to a slow start with Tennessee at Kansas City, but that picked up ...

Alabama frosh QB becomes legend

HONOLULU — Hawaii may be thought of more as the land of surf and sand but football is also a big part of the culture and the state has churned out some pretty incredible players. After the College Football Playoff national championship game, fans are adding another name to the list: Tua ...

Lions finish No. 8 in polls

Penn State finished No. 8 in both the final Associated Press and coaches polls released Tuesday following an 11-2 season that included a Fiesta Bowl victory over Washington. The top four in both polls: 1. Alabama; 2. Georgia; 3. Oklahoma; 4. Clemson