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Red Flash family is filled with pride

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The good people at Miriam Webster have a very broad definition of the word “pride.” Among the many descriptions one stands out: “delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship.” For those that needed to see this definition with their own eyes, the 2,610 people ...

Newman in battle for SS job

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BRADENTON, Fla, — Kevin Newman is the kind of guy you root for — pleasant, quiet, respectful. Few positions on the Pirates are open this season. Shortstop is one of them, though, and Newman is in a spring-training battle with Erik Gonzalez for the job vacated by Jordy Mercer, now a ...

IUP women rolling in NCAA’s

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GLENVILLE, W. Va. — The IUP women pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 66-58 win over Virginia Union in the Division II Atlantic Region semifinals on Saturday. IUP will play Cal, Pa. on Monday for the Atlantic Region title, then would be one win away from the Division II Elite ...

Archer struggles for Bucs

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LAKELAND, Fla. — Starter Chris Archer gave up four runs — three earned — over three innings Saturday afternoon as the Pirates lost on the road against the Detroit Tigers, 6-3, in Grapefruit League action. Archer allowed six hits, struck out four and walked one. He gave up one run in the ...

Hendrick looks for 1st win under new rules

National Sports

FONTANA, Calif. — Four drivers have earned a victory in the first four weeks of what’s shaping up as a competitive NASCAR Cup Series season. Only two teams have reached Victory Lane, however. Two other giants of the sport are eager to join them. Stewart-Haas Racing and Hendrick ...

Harper sits with ‘sore’ ankle

National Sports

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Bryce Harper sat out the Philadelphia Phillies’ game against the Houston Astros on Saturday, saying he’s “a little sore” one day after getting hit by a pitch and bruising his right ankle. Manager Gabe Kapler said he had no concerns about Harper being ready for ...

Rahm takes lead at Players

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Jon Rahm felt like every shot would be good and most of them were Saturday as he posted an 8-under 64 and built a one-shot lead over Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood in The Players Championship. Five shots behind going into the third round, Rahm shot 30 on the back ...

Special regulation waters offer early trout opportunities

Outdoors

The official first day of spring is now just a few days away, and most anglers are ready to enjoy some springtime weather and get back on the water. While most streams and lakes that are stocked with trout in Pennsylvania are now closed to all fishing until the opening day of trout season, ...

ICC stars selected

Local Sports

Many area athletes were recognized recently when the Inter-County Conference released its all-star teams for the 2018-19 winter sports season. In boys basketball, Juniata Valley’s Quinn Zinbobile and Cameron Collins, along with Bellwood-Antis’ Nathan Wolfe and Mason Yingling, as well as ...

A cabin in the woods provides so many memorable stories

Outdoors

Haven’t we gloried in the fairly warm weather this past week? Was old Phil right after all? We shall see but this one thing is for sure: the gobblers are blaring their lust abroad and don’t we enjoy that? All over the planet birds, geese and butterflies are readying for their long ...

Squirrels damage syrup business

Outdoors

DANVILLE, Vt. — Maple syrup producers have more than the weather to worry about. Frenetic squirrels are chomping on equipment, crimping the flow of sap at some operations. Damage from wildlife — deer, bear woodpeckers, and squirrels — is not unusual for maple producers, but this year an ...

Money needed to clean Lake Erie

Outdoors

TOLEDO, Ohio — Ohio’s governor is proposing spending nearly $1 billion to combat the toxic algae in Lake Erie and to protect the state’s other lakes and rivers. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants to set aside $900 million from this year’s new state budget for water quality ...

Campbell helps carry B-A to win

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — When Bellwood-Antis is playing at its best, Alli Campbell is distributing the ball to open teammates for easy baskets and scoring when she sees the opportunity. That didn’t happen in the first half of Friday’s PIAA Class 2A quarterfinal game against York Catholic at Mifflin ...

CC in first final four

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GREENSBURG — Nobody expected this. It had been 21 years since Central Cambria had played in the PIAA quarterfinals in girls basketball, and the outcome didn’t favor the Lady Red Devils, who seemingly have been content some years just to make a trip to the state tournament. But now, ...

Dahlberg: Real change yet to come in baseball

National Sports

Five seconds hardly seems worth talking about, and in a way it’s not. Trimming the time between innings might save a minute or two over the length of a game, but the real heavy lifting toward solving baseball’s many issues is still to come. Eliminating one mound visit for the upcoming ...

Everett on historic run

Local Sports

GREENSBURG — The Everett Area High School girls basketball team is in uncharted territory. The Lady Warriors became the first team in their program’s history to reach the semifinals of the PIAA state tournament, punching their ticket into the PIAA Class 2A semis with a 59-36 quarterfinal ...

X-rays negative after Harper hit during at bat

National Sports

The Associated Press CLEARWATER, Fla. — New Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper sustained a bruised right foot when he was hit by a pitch during a spring training game Friday, but manager Gabe Kapler said the team wasn’t overly worried about the injury. Initial X-rays were negative, ...

Reyes hopes Bucs are noticing him

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The Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. — Pablo Reyes is making the most of his chance to earn a berth on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ opening-day roster. The 25-year-old is 8 for 28 with two doubles and two home runs going into Friday night’s game against Tampa Bay. He’s had 31 plate ...

Opera pays tribute to Black Sox

National Sports

By Ronald Blum The Associated Press Joel Puckett was in the stands at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium on July 4, 1985, for the famous rain-delayed 19-inning game that ended with the New York Mets beating the Braves at 3:53 a.m. followed by postgame fireworks. “I had a long history of ...

Houston Astros manager ejected after just one pitch

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The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch was ejected by plate umpire Angel Hernandez one pitch into the bottom of the first inning of Friday night’s split squad game against St. Louis. Hernandez called Daniel Ponce de Leon’s first pitch to Astros ...