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Tussey edges out Blue Devils

SAXTON — Brendan Wright’s major decision at 138, coupled with Nick Brumbaugh’s pin at 145 was enough to lift Tussey Mountain to a 37-35 win over Bellwood-Antis Tuesday night in high school wrestling action. Down 37-25, the Blue Devils got a major decision from Aiden Taylor at 152 and a ...

Northern Bedford duo shine

WILLOW HILL — Northern Bedford received 28 points apiece from Hayden Foor and Dalton Smith in getting past Fannett-Metal, 88-80, Tuesday night in an ICC South Division boys high school basketball game. Caleb Diehl scored 20 points, and Dakota Claar had 12. NORTHERN BEDFORD (88): Diehl 8 ...

B-A grad puts up historic numbers

Nathan Davis, a 2016 graduate of Bellwood-Antis, recently moved into second place on the Seton Hill men’s basketball all-time scornig list. Davis scored 21 points in a loss to Gannon to achieve the milestone. He is the second-leading scorer in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference ...

Eagles’ Ramsey part of strong defensive effort

MARTINSBURG — Stephanie Ramsey might as well have been playing with her hair on fire. It’s the only way to properly explain how she was able to contort her 5-foot-4 frame in order to cause disruption at the top of the key for Tyrone all game long. Along with Ramsey, the rest of the ...

Balanced attack key for Lady Pirates

WILLIAMSBURG — Jayla Woodruff led a balanced attack with 16 points in Williamsburg’s 68-31 win over West Branch Tuesday night in girls high school basketball action. Kendel Norris added 12 points to go with 11 each from Madison Bem and Jade Carper for the Lady Pirates, who improved to ...

Panthers fall short in upset bid

PITTSBURGH — With 21 seconds left in overtime and Pittsburgh trailing by two, Panthers guard Trey McGowens put his head down and drove to the rim as he had so often as Pitt put a scare into No. 11 Louisville on Tuesday night. His layup bounced off the rim to the hand of Panthers forward ...

College basketball preview capsules

PSU men at Minnesota Tipoff: 9 p.m., Williams Arena, Minneapolis Records: Penn State (12-4, 2-3 Big Ten); Minnesota (9-7, 3-3) Coaches: Pat Chambers is 139-144 in his ninth season at Penn State and 181-172 in 11 seasons overall. Richard Pitino is 120-99 in his seventh season at Minnesota ...

Pitt plans to do makeover

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh athletic director Heather Lyke believes the Atlantic Coast Conference is the toughest league in the country, both athletically and academically. She think it’s past time that Pitt’s athletic facilities live up to that pedigree. All of them. Saying the Panthers ...

Athlete of Week: Versatile Charles ‘special player’

Name: P.J. Charles School: Altoona Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Charles scored 20 points, including 14 in the second half, and grabbed 15 rebounds in the Mountain Lions’ 53-48 victory over county rival Hollidaysburg. Season update: ...

Athlete of Week: Smith a ‘dream’ player to coach

Name: Halee Smith School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Smith had 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting, three rebounds and four assists in a blowout win over West Branch, and she had 32 points on 11-of-17 shooting with seven rebounds in a ...

Sluggish start dooms Altoona

The Altoona Lady Lions couldn’t seem to find any semblance of an offensive rhythm in the first half Monday night. And the Cumberland Valley Lady Eagles had an answer for every one of Altoona’s second-half rallies to squash any hopes of a comeback. In a battle of two of the top-tier ...

A busy time for indoor soccer

Some soccer players prefer the faster pace of the indoor game, and for those players, indoor soccer in the area is in full swing. Mike Alianiello, in his 13th year as soccer director at The Summit Tennis and Athletic Club, has already completed his first session of indoor play, which ran from ...

Tigers take home two wins

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — The Hollidaysburg boys and girls swim teams both won on Monday over Northern Cambria, with the Tigers winning 117-45 to improve to 8-0, while the Lady Tigers won, 127-41, to up their record to 7-1. On the girls side, Cali Bainey and Kelsey Lenhart each won two events ...

New H.S. tourney entrants rule a good thing for wrestling

At a time when there is a proposal to cut the number of weight classes in wrestling from 14 to 12, it’s good to see some tournaments are doing things to help wrestlers stay interested in the sport. Tournaments like the Panther Holiday Classic, Eastern Area Invitational, King of the Mountain ...

Mustang wrestlers split twinbill

PORTAGE — Portage split a pair of matches Monday night, defeating Conemaugh Township, 36-24, and falling to Richland, 70-8, in high school wrestling action. The Mustangs were winners over Township despite only wrestling one match in the entire dual, in which Jace Irvin lost by fall in ...

Red Flash women pick up tough win

LORETTO — If someone had only shown up to the last 33.9 seconds of Saint Francis’ game against Wagner on Monday evening, they would have seen plenty. There was more than enough action packed into those last seconds to keep DeGol Arena buzzing and fans on the edge of their seats. ...

Szapala sparks CC to victory

BEDFORD — Led by Kiersten Szapala’s 17 points, Central Cambria pulled away from Bedford with a 21-point third quarter in a 56-38 win over Bedford in girls high school basketball action Monday night. Cassidy Bezek (12 points) and Liz Bopp (10 points) were both in double figures for the ...

Golden Tigers’ press gives Dragons fits

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Basketball at any level is a game of runs, and Hollidaysburg made three big ones Monday night. The Golden Tigers used a full-court press to force 14 Central turnovers by the middle of the third quarter, and Hollidaysburg parlayed the defensive heat into a bevy of 3-pointers ...

Pitt basketball preview capsule

Louisville at Pitt men Tipoff: 7 p.m., Petersen Events Center Records: Pittsburgh (11-5, 2-3 in ACC); Louisville (13-3, 4-1 in ACC) Coaches: Jeff Capel is 25-24 in his second season at Pitt and is 187-134 in his 11th season overall. Chris Mack is 33-17 in two years at Louisville and is ...