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Rough second half sinks PSU

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Six minutes. Three hundred and sixty seconds. It is not an especially long period of time. But to hear Penn State men’s basketball coach Pat Chambers, that was the difference between his squad and North Carolina State. Braxton Beverly scored 18 points to lead North ...

McGill, Knisely claim King of Mountain titles

MILL HALL — Chestnut Ridge closed out the 2018 King of the Mountain Wrestling Tournament on Saturday in third place out of 32 schools with 158 team points. Council Rock South won the team title with 198.5 team points and two individual champions. Seneca Valley took second place with 189 ...

Fandom: Terry McCready

Name: Terry McCready Age: 50-plus Residence: Harrisburg High school: Hollidaysburg College: West Chester/American Public University My favorite sport: Football I usually attend games with: My wife, Nancy Favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg Favorite college team: Penn ...

Pitt rolls to 35-point win

PITTSBURGH — Senior guard Jared Wilson-Frame recorded his first double-double of the season as Pittsburgh rolled over Maryland-Eastern Shore, 78-43 on Saturday. Wilson-Frame has been the Panthers’ best bench scorer and second-leading scorer overall this season, so his 11 total points were ...

Red Flash fall to Boise St.

SEATTLE — The Saint Francis women’s team got out to a fast start but was unable to hold off a strong Boise State squad as the Red Flash fell to the Broncos, 78-64, on Saturday in the Husky Classic at Alaska Airlines Arena. Jess Kovatch led SFU with a season-high 24 points, while Karson ...

College basketball previews 12-16

American at PSU women Tipoff: 2 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (6-4, 0-0 Big Ten); American (4-4, 0-0 Patriot League) Coaches: Coquese Washington holds a record of 203-155 through ten games of her 12th season at Penn State. Megan Gebbia is in her sixth season as the head ...

Tigers hang on at the wire

HOLLIDAYSBURG — This year’s Hollidaysburg Area High School boys basketball team is a relatively inexperienced unit that lost five senior starters to graduation last spring. The Golden Tigers will experience their share of growing pains this season, but they took an important step Friday ...

BG boys knock off Bedford

With standout guard Luke Ruggery out injured, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic started the season with a lineup full of players with virtually no varsity experience. The lack of experience hasn’t meant a lack of success early on for the young Marauders, however. BG improved to 3-0 on the season ...

Former Pitt, NFL star Fralic dies at 56

PITTSBURGH — Bill Fralic, the burly, bruising and athletic offensive lineman who starred for the Atlanta Falcons and was a three-time All-American at Pittsburgh, has died. He was 56. He had cancer and died Thursday at his home in suburban Atlanta, the university said. Fralic was the first ...

Steelers’ Conner questionable

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping running back James Conner’s sprained left ankle will be ready in time to play on Sunday against New England. The AFC North leaders listed Conner as questionable to face the Patriots in a pivotal game for the Steelers (7-5-1). They’ve ...

Lady Lions edge Harrisburg

If the Altoona Lady Lions are to be successful, they’re going to need some help from their young players. With Olivia Hudson recovering from a torn ACL, the Lady Lions have leaned on veterans Bridgid Fox and Caranda Perea to carry the load in the early going. However, some of the ...

Guentzel helps Pens hold off Bruins

PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel tipped in Kris Letang’s shot midway through the third period to fend off a Boston rally, and Pittsburgh goaltender Casey DeSmith made it stand up as the Penguins beat the Bruins 5-3 on Friday night. Boston’s Chris Wagner and David Krejci scored in a 54-second ...

Leidig, Campbell lead Bellwood rout

BELLWOOD — Emilie Leidig and Alli Campbell led the charge for the Bellwood-Antis attack as the Lady Blue Devils roared to an 83-45 win over Williamsburg Friday night in high school girls basketball action. Leidig led all scorers with 26 points and Campbell finished with 25. Alexis ...

Glendale solid at Panther Holiday Classic

CRESSON —- Glendale sits in eighth place with 82.5 points as the top school from the Mirror coverage area in the team standings at the 2018 Panther Holiday Classic at Mount Aloysius College on Friday night. Altoona is close behind in ninth place with 78.5. At 106, fourth-seeded Suds Dubler ...

Nittany Lions dominate against Sun Devils

UNIVERSITY PARK – When the last second ticked off the clock of his victory in the 174-pound bout, Penn State’s Mark Hall played an air guitar as the Rec Hall crowd of 6,676 roared its approval. Hall certainly wrestled to his own tune in a rematch of last season’s NCAA Championship ...

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. ...