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Latrobe pounds Mountain Lions

After a tight first quarter, the Altoona boys basketball team failed to keep up with an up-tempo Latrobe squad and fell, 81-51, at home Thursday night. “Those guys are conditioned to play at that pace, which is somewhere that we want to be,” Altoona coach Doug West said. “But as I could ...

Red Flash get by Bulldogs despite poor shooting

LORETTO — A funny thing happened midway through the second half Thursday as Saint Francis kept clanking one 3-point shot after another in a close game against Bryant. A fan yelled out from the stands to coach Rob Krimmel, “Rob, quit shooting the 3s,” as the Red Flash were 2-of-21 from ...

PSU rallies, but Hoosiers win at buzzer

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State found itself in familiar territory on Tuesday night. With 4 seconds left, the Lions were two points away from completing a 14-point comeback. Freshman Lamar Stevens was on the free-throw line with the weight of the team on his shoulders. “These young guys ...

Brown apologizes for locker room video

PITTSBURGH — Antonio Brown insists he didn’t mean to disrespect his coach or create a distraction when the All-Pro wide receiver livestreamed the raucous aftermath of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The ever social media savvy Brown also ...

Lady Eagles pick it up on offense

TYRONE — Tyrone Area High School girls basketball coach Luke Rhoades felt that his team was a bit out of sync offensively in its past few games. The Lady Eagles emphatically remedied whatever problem they had in that area Wednesday night. Tyrone led from start to finish and rolled to an ...

Marauders get spark from Irwin to beat BC

Teams that score the most points always win, and players who score the most points usually get the most recognition. However, following Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s 63-52 Laurel Highlands Conference Section 1 win over Bishop Carroll on Wednesday night at the Pleasant Valley gym, BG coach ...

SFU’s Kovatch earns award after milestone

LORETTO — Saint Francis sophomore guard Jess Kovatch earned the Northeast Conference Player of the Week award for her efforts in wins over Mount Saint Mary’s and Robert Morris. Kovatch topped the 25-point mark for the seventh time this season with her 27-point outburst in the 97-88 ...

Lady Lion gymnasts stay unbeaten

The Altoona Area High School gymnastics team moved to 5-0 with victories over Bellefonte and DuBois at the AAHS Fieldhouse on Wednesday. Altoona beat Bellefonte, 136.875-118.45, and beat DuBois, 136.875-99.575. Freshman Alexis Whysong led the Lady Lions by placing first in the vault, bars, ...

College basketball preview capsules

Bryant at SFU men Tipoff: 7 p.m., DeGol Arena Records: Saint Francis (6-11, 3-3 NEC), Bryant (5-14, 2-4) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 50-89 in his fifth season at Saint Francis and overall. Tim O’Shea is 86-176 in his ninth season at Bryant and 206-271 in 16 seasons overall. Radio: WWGE ...

Tomlin: Brown’s actions ‘foolish’

PITTSBURGH — The father in Mike Tomlin regrets the language he used to describe the New England Patriots during the postgame speech Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown opted to livestream on social media after a taut playoff victory over Kansas City. The coach in Tomlin has just ...

Altoona snaps skid against Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — There were two subplots going into the annual rivalry dual meet between Altoona and Hollidaysburg on Tuesday night at Hollidaysburg’s gymnasium. n The Golden Tigers had beaten the Mountain Lions three straight years, including a 29-28 win last season, but the now 8-1 Lions ...

Mehno: Locker room video stunt just plain silly

PITTSBURGH — Keep an eye on Facebook this week. Maybe Antonio Brown will post the Steelers’ game plan for the AFC championship game at New England. It’s hard to know what was going through Brown’s mind when he decided to go live via Facebook from the locker room after the Steelers ...

Pitt falters late at N.C. State, now 1-5 in ACC

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State’s beleaguered defense had enough. Called out by coach Mark Gottfried after a miserable performance two nights earlier — and with things threatening to fall apart yet again — the Wolfpack regrouped down the stretch and held Pittsburgh to one field ...

Sports betting coming to NJ?

NEWARK, N.J. — Supporters of legalized sports gambling in New Jersey and several other states were handed a small victory Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court delayed a ruling on whether it will take up the states’ challenge to a federal ban. The court invited the solicitor general to file ...

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony still believes the Knicks can win and still wants to be in New York when they do. Another January collapse makes it easier to wonder if either will happen. The Knicks have fallen off the playoff pace, again proving they can win headlines but not games. It seems ...

Lions down rival Tigers

P.J. Charles scored 17 points to lead the Altoona White freshmen boys basketball team to a 37-32 win over Hollidaysburg Tuesday at the AAJHS. Altoona improved to 8-4 while Hollidaysburg fell to 7-3. The Golden Tigers got 12 points from Tristan Chaney. HOLLIDAYSBURG (32): Gildea 3, Chaney ...

Lions’ Good wins honor

Senior Kyle Good earned the 2016 Altoona Area High School football Joseph F. Cohen Blanket award. The award was presented by Brian Cohen at the Mountain Lions’ year-end banquet held at the Bavarian Hall on Jan. 8. The award is given to the most valuable senior football player. Good is the ...

Davis recognized by PSAC group

From Mirror reports Nathan Davis, a Bellwood-Antis graduate, was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the Week for his efforts on the Seton Hill men’s basketball team recently. Through Jan. 10, Davis is averaging 13.3 points per game and shooting 80 percent ...

Mount bowling team keeps winning

The Mount Aloysius College women’s bowling team has won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference regular season championship for a second consecutive season, thanks to an 8-0 mark at Pitt-Bradford this past weekend. The team is coached by Barbara Jones and assisted by Robert Jones. Last ...

Good Knights

Perhaps more so than do most head coaches, first-year Moshannon Valley Area High School boys basketball coach Derrik Eckenrode gives his players a proverbial ‘A’ grade for putting out superior effort. ‘‘We set our goal to compete to the best of our ability every time that we’re out ...