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Central Cambria back on top

Local Sports

JOHNSTOWN — The Central Cambria girls tennis team was left with a bitter taste in its mouth for the past year. Last season, the Red Devils were upset by Westmont Hilltop in the District 6 Class 2A title game as their bid for a three-peat was nullified. Using that loss as motivation, ...

Bezek hits milestone for CC

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — Cass Bezek registered her 1,000th career dig and had 27 total as Central Cambria came back from a first-set loss to beat Somerset, 18-25, 25-16, 25-15, 25-14 Tuesday night in girls high school volleyball action. Liz Bopp had 16 kills for the Lady Red Dvils (16-0), and Kiersten ...

LeBron part of NBA-China rift

National Sports

The Associated Press EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a “misinformed” tweet. Politicians, ...

Billings to stay on as BC head coach

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll Catholic is standing by its head football coach. Sean Billings, who is in his third season at the helm with the Huskies, returned to the field this past Friday night for the Huskies’ game against Penns Valley. From all indications, he will continue as head coach ...

Kravetz, Lions beat out MC

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — Austin Kravetz scored two goals and Brady Freiwald had nine saves in goal in a 3-1 Altoona win over Mifflin County in high school boys soccer action Tuesday. Graham Black scored the game’s opening goal on a corner kick for the Mountain Lions. SCORE BY HALVES Altoona 2 1 ...

Still no change in plan with running backs

PSU

A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference. Opponent: Michigan (5-1, 3-1 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, 7:30p.m., Beaver Stadium TV: ABC About the Wolverines: Their lone loss came at Wisconsin in week three, 35-14, but they’ve been tested by Army (24-21 win in 2 OT) and ...

Overtime victory gives Lady Lions record for wins

Local Sports

The Altoona Area High School girls soccer team finished its regular season schedule Monday night with the most wins in program history. But Altoona coach Derek Winterburn knows that there are much bigger fish for his team to fry. Sophomore striker Morgan Sarver’s game-winning goal 2:26 ...

Steelers ride depth, momentum into bye

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin declined to discuss whom he gave the game ball to after watching his undermanned club potentially resurrect its season with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. “I keep that business between us,” Tomlin said. Considering ...

Maxwell commits to SFU

Local Sports

Everett star athlete Kaitlyn Maxwell made a verbal commitment to play college basketball at Division I Saint Francis University Monday. “Ever since the coaches first contacted me, I have been praying about it,” Maxwell said. “When I visited the campus, I felt like I belonged and could ...

Female Athlete of the Week: Ruhlman makes it a 3-peat

Local Sports

Name: Emily Ruhlman School: Bedford Area Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Tennis Athlete of the week achievement: Ruhlman won the District 5 singles tennis championship for the third time. She also won at No. 1 singles in both the semifinals and finals of the District 5 team tournament. ...

P-O forfeits final two games; opponents upset

Local Sports

Philipsburg-Osceola announced Monday that its football team would be forfeiting the remaining two games on its schedule at home against Clearfield and on the road at Penns Valley. “It wasn’t anything taken lightly,” Philipsburg-Osceola coach Brian McGonigal said. “After playing ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Hudkins sets standard at BC

Local Sports

Name: Jackson Hudkins School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Hudkins became the program’s all-time leading goal scorer — he now has 64. He had two unassisted goals in a 4-2 win over United, had two goals, including the ...

Strasburg, Nats take 3-0 series lead

Professional Sports

WASHINGTON — Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals’ struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from the city’s first World Series appearance in 86 years by beating St. Louis 8-1 ...

Altoona, CC earn matchups in D6 finals

Local Sports

Altoona Area High School advanced to today’s finals of the District 6 Class 3A Team Tennis Tournament with a 5-0 victory over Central Mountain on Monday at the Mansion Park courts. Altoona, the No. 2 seed, will play at top-seeded State College in today’s final at 4 p.m. Alese Rinker, ...

Cole transformed by Astros analytics

Professional Sports

NEW YORK — Gerrit Cole walked into a conference room after one of his first spring training workouts with the Houston Astros in February 2018 and was met by about 10 people. “There was charts, video, matching charts,” Cole recalled. “It was all new then, but it’s pretty ...

Bears put Long on IR

Professional Sports

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears returned to work Monday after their bye week elated to have several missing pieces back but without key players from their front line on both sides of the ball. Right guard Kyle Long went on season-ending injured reserve because of a hip injury, and ...

By thinking pink, sports raising cancer awareness

Sports Columns

It’s become as synonymous with October as the falling leaves: breast cancer awareness. On NFL fields around the country, the league’s toughest are donning pink socks, gloves and other accessories, many in support of a loved one. In fact, we’d be hard-pressed to find someone whose life ...

Panthers win ICC

Local Sports

LOYSBURG — The Northern Bedford boys cross country team won the Inter-County Conference dual-meet championship, completing an undefeated 15-0 (7-0 ICC) regular season for the second straight season with a 15-50 win over Mount Union Monday. Ian Sherlock, Ian Zimmerman, Josh Strayer, Connor ...

McClellan’s big night helps Altoona top BG on senior night

Local Sports

Ireland McClellan had 15 kills, four blocks, three aces and five digs to lead Altoona past Bishop Guilfoyle, 18-25, 25-22, 25-23, 17-25, 15-13, on senior night at the Altoona Fieldhouse in high school girls volleyball Monday. Julia Savino had 16 digs and Evy Stroup had 23 assists for the Lady ...