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Altoona falls to Carlisle

In league play, it’s important to win your home games. The Altoona Mountain Lions made their Mid-Penn Conference debut Tuesday night and dropped a 51-41 decision to Carlisle at the AAHS Fieldhouse. “We let one get away, that’s for sure,” Altoona coach Doug West said. The Lions ...

Huntingdon girls knock off P-O

PHILIPSBURG — The Huntingdon and Philipsburg-Osceola girls basketball teams were among the squads in the middle of the pack of last year’s Mountain League standings. Both teams came into Tuesday’s game undefeated with the hope that they can rise to the top of the league this ...

Mehno: Big Ben issue in Oakland was baffling

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers’ season has turned into a mess, and it got even messier with Sunday’s loss to the previously 2-10 Raiders in Oakland. If the lasting image of the 2018 season isn’t Le’Veon Bell on a jet ski, it will be Chris Boswell slipping on an invisible banana peel and ...

Pirates trade Nova

LAS VEGAS — Right-hander Ivan Nova has been acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates for minor league pitcher Yordi Rosario and $500,000 in international signing bonus pool allocation. A 31-year-old right-hander, Nova was 9-9 with a 4.19 ERA in 29 starts this season, ...

Bearcats take down Mounties in tight contest

HUNTINGDON — Given last year’s nailbiter between Huntingdon and Philipsburg-Osceola — won by the Bearcats — Tuesday’s dual meet between the teams figured to be another tight match. They didn’t disappoint. In a dual meet with seven bouts decided by four points or less, the ...

McCutchen signs 3-year deal with Phils

LAS VEGAS — All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $50 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the agreement, which ...

Roethlisberger OK, but Steelers still have issues

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger’s ribs are bruised but not broken. The Pittsburgh Steelers believe the same could be said about their wildly uneven season. Roethlisberger believes he’ll play on Sunday when New England visits Heinz Field, one of the few certainties for a team in search ...

Ridge routs Central Cambria

NEW PARIS — Kai Burkett, Nathan Holderbaum, Taylor Claycomb, Gryphon Callihan, Seth Holderbaum, and Dalton Seace were all winners by for Chestnut Ridge in its 75-6 win over Central Cambria Tuesday night in high school wrestling action. Trevor Weyandt won by technical fall, 17-2, in 5:45, ...

Altoona gymnasts open with victory

BELLEFONTE — The Altoona Area High School gymnastics team opened its season Tuesday night with a 136.475-124.05 win over Bellefonte in high school action. The Lady Lions’ Gracie Weaver won the all-around (35.85) and the bars (8.875) while Marissa Stouffer took first on the beam (9.2) and ...

Steelers’ playoff hopes iffy after 3-game skid

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin acknowledged his team’s spotty track record in Oakland before the AFC North leaders headed west last week but added “it’s not a major component of logistical preparation.” Maybe, but history ended up repeating itself anyway in a ...

Female Athlete of Week: Maxwell ‘relentless’ for Everett

Name: Kaitlyn Maxwell School: Everett Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Maxwell was MVP of Windber Tipoff Tournament. She had 17 points in a 37-34 win over United and 21 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a 45-32 win over Windber in the ...

Male Athlete of Week: Delerme displays ‘many abilities’

Name: Jaden Delerme School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Delerme was the MVP of the Indiana Tipoff Tournament. He had nine points in a 50-36 win over Valley and had 21 points in a 61-42 victory over Purchase Line in the ...

Tigers race past Altoona

The Hollidaysburg-Altoona varsity swimming meet has customarily been held in mid-January. This year, it was moved up to the beginning of the season, and the switch suited Hollidaysburg quite well. Hollidaysburg used several double-victory performances to post a Central Western Aquatics ...

Barkley continues to amaze

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Coming off his best game running the ball, Saquon Barkley unveiled a few goals for the final three weeks of the regular season for the New York Giants. Of course, winning is No. 1. Leading the NFL in rushing either this year or down the road is high on his wish list, ...

Tyrone graduate honored by AMCC

Penn State Altoona women’s basketball’s junior guard Finnley Christine was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Week on Monday for her performance on the hardwood last week. Christine, a Tyrone graduate, scored 10 points to go along with nine rebounds and ...

Huntingdon sweeps Cambria Heights

HUNTINGDON — Cambria Heights and Huntingdon went down to the wire in girls action, with the Lady Bearcats winning, 86-79, Monday afternoon in high school swimming action. It was the opener for both teams. Haley Goldstone led a balanced attack for Huntingdon with wins in the 100 back and ...

Career-best performances power Lady Lions to win

UNIVERSITY PARK — A full-team effort and career nights from several Lady Lions guided the Penn State women’s basketball team to a gritty 80-65 win over Saint Bonaventure Sunday afternoon in non-conference action at the Bryce Jordan Center, snapping a three-game skid against the Bonnies. ...

Carter career-high day holds off Red Flash rally

NEWARK, Del. — Eric Carter scored a career-high 33 points with 12 rebounds and Delaware held off Saint Francis 88-83 on Sunday. Jamaal King led Saint Francis (3-6) with 26 points and eight assists, Braxton scored 19 with nine rebounds and five assists, and Isaiah Blackmon scored 15. King ...

Raiders’ win a highlight in otherwise down season

OAKLAND, Calif. — Coach Jon Gruden ran off the field high-fiving Oakland fans on the way to the locker room. In a season with very little to celebrate, the Raiders had plenty to feel good about Sunday. Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left before ...

Roethlisberger seeks elusive first victory in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Coliseum has been a bit of a house of horrors for Ben Roethlisberger in his career. While Big Ben has had success almost everywhere he has played, he’s still looking for his first career win in Oakland after losing his three previous trips to Raiders teams ...