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SFU nets historic victory

BUIES CREEK, N.C. — The Saint Francis women used spirited defense and a balanced offense to knock off the Campbell Camels, 79-68, on Thursday night in the first round of the Women’s Basketball Invitational. The victory is the first postseason win for the Red Flash in program history and ...

Suriano injury hurts PSU’s national title chances

ST. LOUIS — As wrestlers, media and NCAA officials gathered in the Scottrade Center’s Blue Note Lounge on Wednesday for the news conferences to kick off the 2017 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, news broke that changed the complexion of the entire tournament. One tweet from Penn ...

Hoops du Jour

SFU women at Campbell First Round, WBI Tournament Tipoff: 7 p.m. at Gore Arena, Buies Creek, N.C. Records: Saint Francis (16-14); Campbell (21-9). All-time series: Saint Francis leads 1-0. The Red Flash defeated the Camels, 65-54, on Dec. 31, 1994. Last time out: Saint Francis fell ...

BC Hall seeks nominations

The Blair County Sports Hall of Fame is seeking nominations individuals and teams to be considered for its next induction in April of 2018. Nominations of individuals and teams should be accompanied by documentation of achievements that would include newspaper articles, information from ...

SFU rallies in 2nd half for CIT win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Prior to the start of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, Saint Francis senior Georgios Angelou asked his teammates for one more basketball game. Request granted. Angelou helped himself, while his young teammates provided plenty of support Tuesday night. Sophomores ...

Giger: Can PSU pull off its master plan?

Ambition is a wonderful thing. To be the best, it takes courage to try new things, to take risks, to think big and never settle for the status quo. Thinking outside the box and trying something different are how you become great. If you can pull it off. Penn State is attempting to do ...

Oddsmakers split on tourney favorite

LAS VEGAS — Can’t decide the winner in your March Madness bracket? Don’t feel bad. Las Vegas casinos can’t agree on an NCAA Tournament favorite, either. The Wynn Las Vegas and Westgate SuperBook originally listed Duke as the odds-on pick to win college basketball’s national ...

PSU, SFU women selected for tourneys

UNIVERSITY PARK — Playing its best basketball in March is always the goal for coach Coquese Washington and the Penn State women’s basketball program, and for the first time since 2013-14 season, the Lady Lions will return to the national postseason after being selected for an at-large ...

Mount St. Mary’s edges New Orleans

DAYTON, Ohio — Diminutive point guard Junior Robinson fearlessly dribbled into the heart of New Orleans’ defense, pulled up and hit yet another of his oh-so-soft jumpers. This one decided a frenetic opening game for the NCAA Tournament. The smallest player in Division I scored 23 points ...

Lions pay tribute to their past with LMHL title

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com JOHNSTOWN — Altoona Area High School hockey coach Don Burgmeier and his team basked in the glory of the moment after the Mountain Lions had secured the first Laurel Mountain Hockey League championship in the program’s history late Monday ...

’Cats have presence at states this time

By Scott Franco sfranco@altoonamirror.com The past two years, the Huntingdon Area High School swim team has had a few individuals qualify for the PIAA state meet at Bucknell University. This year, when the Class 2A event gets underway on Thursday, there will be more of a Bearcat feel to the ...

Hunter Gill: Juniata College football

Name: Hunter Gill High school: Hollidaysburg Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Football Position: Defensive tackle College choice: Juniata College Other colleges considered: Lycoming, Thiel, Susquehanna, Saint Andrews Why I picked Juniata College: “Because of the great coaching ...

Kyle Rhodes: Waynesburg football

Name: Kyle Rhodes High school: Hollidaysburg Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Football Position: Linebacker College choice: Waynesburg Other colleges considered: Alderson-Broaddus, Clarion Why I picked Waynesburg: “I picked Waynesburg because it fit me best.’’ Greatest high ...

Jerome will headline pro day for Red Flash

From Mirror reports LORETTO — Saint Francis safety Lorenzo Jerome continues the NFL Draft process this Thursday when he participates in his pro day at the Ironhorse Sports Complex in Windber. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. Jerome competed at the NFL Combine on March 6 in Indianapolis. He ...

Stadium upgrades won’t come quickly

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has a grand vision to renovate and beautify Beaver Stadium during an ambitious 20-year facilities master plan, but as of now, there is still no timetable in place for when the project will be started or completed. It will be at least six years before major ...

Altoona captures league crown

JOHNSTOWN — The Altoona Area High School varsity ice hockey team claimed the Laurel Mountain Hockey League championship with an 8-1 win over Johnstown at the Cambria County War Memorial on Monday. Owen Kravetz and Cole Yeckley each scored four goals for the Mountain Lions. Altoona broke ...

2nd-round games all Thursday

The big winner in the second round of the PIAA basketball playoffs is Winter Storm Stella. The snowstorm, which is expected to dump about a foot of snow on our area and even more on eastern Pennsylvania, leading Gov. Tom Wolf to declare a state of emergency before one flake fell, forced the ...

Lee steps up her game

Name: Darcy Lee School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Lee scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the Lady Marauders’ 52-45 PIAA Class 2A first-round victory over Kane. She had seven points in the ...

Oliver dominates again

Name: Jacob Oliver School: Huntingdon Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Oliver won his second straight PIAA Class 2A wrestling championship with a 9-2 decision over Susquenita’s Dalton Group in the finals. He had two pins and two ...

DeSanto-Lee match was roof-rattling bout for the ages

There were two championship finals bouts in the Class 2A and Class 3A state tournaments that had the crowd buzzing well after they ended, and one rattled the roof because of the crowd reaction. I thought nothing could beat the intensity, drama and crowd noise of the Class 2A 138-pound finals ...