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Hoops du Jour

Penn State men vs. Minnesota Tipoff: 7 p.m., United Center, Chicago Records: Penn State (14-17); Minnesota (19-12) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 127-138 in his eighth season at Penn State and 168-167 overall. Richard Pitino is 109-90 in his sixth season at Minnesota and 124-104 ...

Penn State wrestlers get three top seeds

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team will be sending nine wrestlers to the 2019 NCAA Wresting Championships on March 21-13 in Pittsburgh, and three of those will be the top seeds at their respective weights. A total of seven Penn Staters are seeded in the top three, and all nine ...

SFU’s hopes of NCAA’s dashed

LORETTO — Sometimes it’s tough to pinpoint exactly why a team loses. And sometimes it’s easy. Saint Francis shot 4-of-17 from the free-throw line — at home, no less — in the program’s most important game in three decades. The Red Flash lost by nine points. SFU coach Rob ...

Electric crowd not enough to produce magical win

LORETTO — Rob Krimmel arrived at Saint Francis as a player in 1996, and he’s always wanted to see the school enjoy the kind of basketball atmosphere that was on display Tuesday night. DeGol Arena was electric. It was magical. The phenomenal, high-energy, high-basketball-IQ crowd should ...

Bearcats’ big year ends

DuBOIS — You can’t often say that a team lost its first game of the season in the second round of the state playoffs. You wouldn’t have expected it, either. Not with the roll the Huntingdon Bearcats had been on the past couple of months, but that was exactly the case Tuesday night at ...

B-A girls escape with win

LEWISTOWN — Bellwood-Antis isn’t often threatened late in the fourth quarter, but when it is, the Lady Blue Devils always have their trump card to play. Mount Carmel gave the defending PIAA Class 2A champions everything they could handle and took a one-point lead on Brooke Bernini’s ...

Pens’ Malkin has historic night

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin isn’t one for nerves. And yet they came anyway as the weeks crept by and the Pittsburgh Penguins star inched closer to 1,000 career points. A pep talk from coach Mike Sullivan helped. So did the return to form of one of the NHL’s most ...

Dickerson working hard on his defense

The Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. — Corey Dickerson came to the Pittsburgh Pirates with the reputation of being a good hitter and poor defender. The starting designated hitter for the AL in the 2017 All-Star Game while with Tampa Bay, Dickerson was used in the outfield in only 93 games ...

Hayward gets CC to next round

GREENSBURG — McKenna Hayward was hoping for a rematch with Penns Valley. She’ll have to settle for another opponent. And that’s OK with the Central Cambria senior point guard, who scored a career-high 34 points Tuesday night in a 63-57 PIAA Class 3A second-round girls basketball victory ...

Lady Panthers find silver lining in loss

LEWISTOWN — The noises coming from beyond the Penn Cambria locker room following the Lady Panthers’ 73-64 loss to Delone Catholic in the second round of the PIAA Class 3A playoffs Tuesday night was not one of a team in mourning. The Lady Panthers clapped and gave themselves a ...

Victory puts Altoona into semifinal round

EBENSBURG — Tied 4-4 with four minutes left to play in the Laurel Mountain Hockey League quarterfinals, Johnstown went on the power play, looking for the potential game-winner that would end Altoona’s bid for a third consecutive league championship. The Trojans pressured Altoona for the ...

BC knocked out in final seconds

GREENSBURG — It was a brutal way to end an otherwise splendid boys basketball season. So tough for Bishop Carroll’s players and coaches, in fact, that the Huskies took quite a long time afterward to realize the stunning outcome of their one-point PIAA Class 1A second-round loss to ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge So 35-6 2. Suds Dubler Glendale Fr 41-4 3. Luke Hileman Altoona Fr 29-13 4. Zach Brandis Central Cambria Jr 24-12 5. Nick Bryan Philipsburg-Osceola Jr 23-14 Ones to watch: Ashton Sipes, Ty; Trevor Husick, TM; Jaxon Matthews, Cent 113 ...

Everett pair spark big victory

GREENSBURG — Everett jumped out to a commanding lead at the outset of its PIAA Class 2A second-round matchup with Bishop Canevin, the team that eliminated them in last year’s state playoffs. The Lady Warriors had to fight off a strong third-quarter surge by the Lady Crusaders that saw ...

Ms. Reds do just enough to leave Valley girls feeling blue

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Juniata Valley’s postseason run reached an end in a 50-46 loss to West Middlesex in a PIAA Class 2A second-round girls’ basketball playoff game on Tuesday night at Chuck Daly Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Hornets, who started two sophomores — Emma Musser and Olivia ...

Freshman duo deliver for Panthers

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel gave his freshmen backcourt simple instructions Tuesday night: Attack the hole. The strategy worked as Trey McGowens scored 26 points, Xavier Johnson added 23 and Pittsburgh defeated Boston College 80-70 in the first round ...

Hoops du Jour

Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse ACC Tournament: Second round Tipoff: 9 p.m., Spectrum Center, Charlotte, N.C. Records: Pittsburgh (14-18, 3-15 in ACC); Syracuse (19-12, 10-8 in ACC) Coaches: Jeff Capel is 14-18 in his first season at Pitt and is 176-128 in his 10th season overall. Jim Boeheim ...

Wrestling leaders

WINS 1. McMillen Glen 43-1 2. Johnston Glen 43-7 3. Sossong Port 42-8 4. Dubler Glen 41-4 5. McGill CR 40-0 6. Brown PC 38-5 7. Cassidy Bed 36-2 8. Sarbo Alt 36-5 9. Cornell Ever 36-6 10. Burkett CR 35-6 PINS 1. Cornell Ever 25 Dubler Glen 25 3. ...

Top seeds have nothing to be ashamed about

The Associated Press While it might not land a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Big Ten was arguably the nation’s top conference during the regular season. The league’s upper-class depth and middle-class drama could make for a fascinating postseason tournament, which starts ...

One more to go: Red Flash host FDU for NCAA tourney berth

LORETTO — March 12 has long been a sad date for Saint Francis University and its basketball program. On this date in 1958, legendary Frankies alum Maurice Stokes fell and hit his head on the court during an NBA game, tragically altering his life forever. On this March 12, the current Saint ...