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Altoona hockey team wins another

EBENSBURG—The Altoona ice hockey team improved to 16-0-1 Tuesday night, thanks to a 5-1 win over Richland at the NCRC Center in high school action. The Mountain Lions, who led just 1-0 after one period and 2-0 going into the third period, got two goals from Cole Yeckley to go with solo ...

Finochio gives Tigers early spark

HOLLIDAYSBURG — About halfway through the first quarter of Hollidaysburg’s game against DuBois, Austin Finochio let loose a 3-pointer that seemed frozen in time as the ball hung on the rim. Whether Finochio’s shot would fall was perhaps the only moment of suspense in the Golden ...

Bellwood cruises past Ligonier Valley

LIGONIER — The Ligonier Valley boys basketball team didn’t have an answer for Jarrett Taneyhill and the Bellwood-Antis inside game. The 6-foot-6 center led the way as the Blue Devils took control in the second quarter and pulled away for a 73-57 victory during a District 6 Class 3A ...

Male Athlete of Week: McCoy steps up vs. elite foes

Name: Justin McCoy School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McCoy was named the outstanding wrestler and won the 145-pound weight class at the District 5 2A championships. Season update: McCoy improved to 35-3. During the District 5 ...

Female Athlete of Week: Barhacs great fit at new school

Name: Laura Barhacs School: Williamsburg Age: 16 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Favorite teacher: Mr. Lingenfelter Favorite subject: English Favorite movie: “Thor” Favorite food: Apple pie Favorite song: “How Would You Feel” by Ed Sheeran Outside interests: Reading, ...

PNG Field’s OF seats to be covered

Seating capacity will decrease for Curve games at Peoples Natural Gas Field this season as the franchise plans to cover some of the outfield bleacher seats with advertising signs. The ballpark’s capacity has been 7,210, but that number will drop to 6,650, general manager Derek Martin ...

Lady Bulldogs close strong in fourth to win

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel sophomore guard Emily Claar said that the Lady Bulldogs are a basketball team that is capable of putting together some big scoring runs. “We work together so well,’’ said the 5-foot-5 Claar. “When we get the momentum, we just need one thing in order to ...

Cold start spells doom for NC

THREE SPRINGS — It was warm enough outside the Southern Huntingdon High School gymnasium for some of the fans attending Monday night’s District 6 Class 2A girls basketball playoff game to tailgate beforehand. It was a stark contrast to the frigid start endured by the Northern Cambria Lady ...

Red Flash women snap 3-game slide

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The Saint Francins women forced 27 turnovers and withstood a furious rally from the Central Connecticut Blue Devils, holding on for a 72-70 road victory and snapping a three-game slide Monday. Saint Francis led 71-61 with 3:31 left before Central Connecticut reeled off ...

Nutting: Bucs will keep same approach

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Pirates missed the playoffs last season for the first time in four years, but that won’t cause chairman Bob Nutting to abandon the team’s steady, build-from-within approach. “We have not embraced, as many teams have, that you have to go in cycles and ...

Goodman Shaffer: Nature and nurture of dynasties

Women’s college basketball was atop the national news last week as the University of Connecticut surpassed the 100 consecutive win mark, an incredible feat by a modern sports dynasty. But after that century-mark victory, UConn had to overcome a tough road test to reach 101. With one leader ...

Hoops du Jour

SFU women at CCSU Tipoff: 2 p.m. at Detrick Gymnasium, New Britain, CT Records: Saint Francis (13-13 overall, 10-5 Northeast Conference); Central Connecticut State (9-17, 8-7). All-time series: Saint Francis leads 27-11. Saint Francis won the last meeting, 87-81, at home on Jan. ...

Panthers, Titans have opportunities

THE SCOOP: Northern Bedford and Tussey Mountain haven’t quite enjoyed the kinds of seasons that were expected of them, but there were good reasons for that. In both cases, injuries to star players for extended periods took key elements away from the team and made it take longer to gel again ...

Area squads facing each other

THE SCOOP: Tussey Mountain and Northern Bedford have had many great hardwood tussles over the years, mostly on the boys side. However, as fate would have it, this season the playoffs begin with a clash between the Lady Titans and Lady Panthers. The team surviving will have a tough but not ...

Exciting Warriors taking aim

THE SCOOP: District 5 championships have been few and far between for Everett boys basketball, but this is one of the more promising times for the program. The small but deep, balanced and lightning-fast Warriors have really begun clicking in the last month. They should win the District 5 ...

Ex-Bearcat shines on track

From Mirror reports Kobren Frederick, a Huntingdon graduate, won the men’s triple jump for the Nittany Lions at the Penn State Tune-up Saturday at the Ashenfelter III Indoor Track. Frederick’s jump was 48 feet, 5¢ inches. n n n Hollidaysburg graduate Brad Baronner finished second ...

Seniors wanting more success

CRESSON — The seniors on the Mount Aloysius College mens’ tennis team have seen real transformations since their long-ago freshman year. Those same Mounties aim to continue building on that success. Last season was a breakthrough year for the Mountie men. The team earned their first ...

Trojan-Indian clash brewing

THE SCOOP: It seems like Southern Fulton and Shanksville-Stonycreek just are always destined to be in each other’s way. Along with Shade, the Indians and Trojans have really owned Class 1A in District 5 for years, and they’ve split the last two titles. Now it looks as though they are on ...

Berlin presents challenge

THE SCOOP: There are a lot of signs pointing to Berlin Brothersvalley winning District 5 Class 1A. The Lady Mountaineers have been pretty dominating and consistent all season, mixing winning experience with athletic youth, epitomized by a very good group of forwards, usually a rarity at schools ...

CC’s Murin dominant in winning again

Central Cambria’s Max Murin was dominant in winning his fourth District 6 Class 2A title on Saturday night at the AAHS Fieldhouse. How dominant? We’ll let his coach, Bob Nikolishen, always one to come up with unique comment, put his performance into words: “Max was a steel ...