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Thursday means money for the NFL

Sports Columns

PITTSBURGH — Steelers Sunday comes early this week. In fact, the home game against the Carolina Panthers will be on Thursday night. The good news is once it’s over, the players and staff will have extra time to recover before the next game, Nov. 18 at Jacksonville. That’s the extent ...

C-K’s Helsel shows versatility

Scholastic Sports

This is the eighth in a series of high school football features on some key players on playoff-bound teams in the Mirror’s coverage area Senior R.J. Helsel stands just 5-foot-6 and weighs in at a modest 155 pounds, but he plays very big on the football field for Claysburg-Kimmel. Helsel ...

Lions loaded for another title run

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State wrestling team has built a dynasty under coach Cael Sanderson, winning seven of the last eight national championships, posting three straight unbeaten seasons and crowning 20 national champs in nine years. The top-ranked Nittany Lions begin a new season on ...

Lady Devils’ season ends as late rally falls just short

Scholastic Sports

DILLSBURG — Central Cambria’s season came to an end in thrilling fashion on Tuesday night at Northern High School, as the Lady Devils rallied from two sets down to force a fifth set before falling to Delone Catholic, 25-27, 22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 14-16 in the first round of the PIAA Class 2A ...

Braxton leads SFU with 19 in setback

Local Sports

The Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Nick Perkins had 16 points and nine rebounds, CJ Massinburg added 11 points and eight boards, and Buffalo beat Saint Francis 82-67 on Tuesday in each team’s first Division I game of the season. Jeremy Harris, one of Buffalo’s top returners, was ...

Poor first half sinks Red Flash in opener

Local Sports

From Mirror reports PISCATAWAY, N.J. — The Saint Francis women’s basketball team fell behind 50-24 at halftime Tuesday night en route to a 96-52 loss at Rutgers in the season opener for both teams. The Red Flash got were led by Jess Kovatch’s 12 points. She was 3 of 18 from the floor ...

WPIAL knocks out Lady Tigers again

Scholastic Sports

By Dave Mackall For the Mirror IRWIN — Three District 6 championships in a row, three first-round exits from the PIAA playoffs. Hollidaysburg, attempting to make a statement for District 6 girls soccer in Class 3A, again failed to take the next step Tuesday night, losing to ...

Shady Side defense ends Bisons’ season

Scholastic Sports

MOON TOWNSHIP —With enough pressure, eventually, something will break. After holding off Shady Side Academy’s constant attack Tuesday night, Bedford’s defense finally cracked late in the second half and the Indians held on for a 1-0 win at Moon Area High School’s Tiger Stadium to open ...

Big Ben misses practice

National Sports

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sat out practice on Tuesday to give his broken left index finger a rest but he is expected to play on Thursday night when Carolina visits Heinz Field. Roethlisberger said the finger was “fine” after he threw the ball 47 ...

Nittany Lions need someone to start making plays

PSU

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Wisconsin (6-3, 4-2 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, noon, Beaver Stadium TV: ABC About the Badgers: They’ve been a disappointment at 6-3, losing to BYU, Michigan and Northwestern. … Veteran QB Alex Hornibrook is ...

Michigan moves into top four position

National Sports

The Associated Press Michigan moved into the fourth spot of the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night, behind Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame. Georgia was next at five, followed by Oklahoma. The playoff picture cleared up after a weekend where several contenders asserted ...

Shaffer shines at state meet

Local Sports

Name: Lauren Shaffer School: Portage Area Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Cross country Athlete of the week achievement: Shaffer finished second in the state in Class 1A at the PIAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Hershey. Her time was 19 minutes, 51 seconds. Season ...

Akers anchors Everett’s team

Local Sports

Name: Macen Akers School: Everett Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Akers rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns, threw for 41 yards, picked off two passes and made the game-saving tackle in the final seconds to lift Everett over ...

Zinobile makes JV versatile

Local Sports

Juniata Valley has been known for its overpowering running game for years, and thanks to 1,000-yard back Jaxson Rand, that hasn’t changed. But what has changed is the Green Hornets’ ability to work toward something they’ve been striving to achieve for a long time. “Versatility is ...

Devils dominate Penguins

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle wants to serve as a role model in the fight against cancer. He certainly was inspiring on Monday night. The cancer survivor scored three times for his first career hat trick, leading the Devils to a 5-1 victory over the slumping ...

Tributes to fallen highlight fall season

Sports Columns

As the vibrant October foliage hangs around into November, the World Series champions have been crowned, the clocks have been turned back, and fall sports kick into playoff mode. While Friday night lights still shine on the high school football postseason, the Penn State women’s soccer ...

Penn Cambria graduate helps Pitt-Bradford win AMCC title

Local Sports

Sophomore Riley Anderson of Pitt-Bradford is the player of the week for volleyball in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Anderson, a graduate of Penn Cambria High School, recorded 42 kills in the tournament as Pitt-Bradford defeated top-seeded PSU-Behrend on Sunday to win the AMCC ...

Steelers-Jaguars kick time moved

National Sports

NEW YORK — The NFL has moved the Vikings game at Chicago from Sunday afternoon to prime time on NBC on Nov. 18. That bumps Steelers at Jaguars to 1 p.m. EST on CBS. Also moving that days is the matchup between the Eagles and Saints in New Orleans, now a 4:25 p.m. game on Fox rather than at ...

Steelers’ surge continues

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell might be ready to head back to work. The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t exactly look like they need him. The star running back tweeted “Farewell Miami” on Monday, possibly indicating the end of his months-long standoff with the club. Bell hasn’t been inside ...

Georgia not looking past Auburn

National Sports

ATHENS, Ga. — The No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs are firmly focused on a team from Alabama. No, not the mighty Crimson Tide. After locking up a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game for the second year in a row, Georgia briefly celebrated but quickly turned its attention to ...