Sports

Ferguson, Davis tie for title

Local Sports

JOHNSTOWN — Tyrone’s Andrew Ferguson and Hollidaysburg’s Eric Davis each shot 75 and were named co-champions of the Wheeling Scholastic Tournament at Sunnehanna Country Club on Sunday. Ferguson shot 76 and finished tied for fifth a year ago. Tanner Pershing of Northern Cambria, who ...

DeGol brothers hold off challenge to win Invite

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — It’s been more than 30 years since a team of brothers has won a local two-ball event. That streak came to an end on Sunday as Dennis and Anthony DeGol captured the 2018 Scotch Valley Invitational. Playing steady golf all day, DeGol and DeGol withstood a late charge by the ...

Pirates lose, officially eliminated

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers used their power to put the Pittsburgh Pirates on the ropes. Some heads-up baserunning — and more than a little help from the mistake-prone home team — pushed the Brewers closer to the club’s fifth playoff berth in franchise history. Christian ...

Musgrove done; Bucs hit road

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove started the 2018 season on the sidelines, and he’s ending it there, too. Musgrove’s name was added to the list of Pirates who are shut down for the last week. He was diagnosed with a stress reaction on the front of his pelvic bone and an abdominal wall muscle ...

Bulldogs improve to 4-1

Local Sports

CLAYSBURG — Since Landan Bauman began playing at the varsity level, the Claysburg-Kimmel senior has been asked to switch positions multiple times for different reasons on both sides of the ball. Rather than complain, Bauman has become a team leader both vocally and with his play on the ...

Sanders finally takes center stage

PSU

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Miles Sanders put on a show with 200 yards rushing for Penn State on Friday night at Illinois, but how he got those yards was just as important as the gaudy total. “I’ve been waiting for this for two years,” Sanders, now the star tailback with Saquon Barkley gone, ...

Simplifying defense might help Steelers

Sports Columns

PITTSBURGH — Football coaches spend hours studying video, looking for any edge they can get. Sometimes they outsmart themselves. There’s reason to believe that could be a factor in the Steelers’ 0-1-1 start, with a tough game in Tampa Bay looming Monday night. As the Kansas City ...

Lafferty eager for Penguins’ exhibition

Local Sports

When Pittsburgh hosts Detroit this afternoon in an NHL exhibition game at Consol Arena, Hollidaysburg native Sam Lafferty will be continuing his bid to earn a roster spot with the Penguins. And he can hardly contain his enthusiasm. “I’m so excited,” Lafferty texted to the Mirror. ...

PSU-Illinois highlights-lowlights

PSU

Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 63-24 victory over Illinois on Friday night at Memorial Stadium: Play of the game: With Penn State up 35-24, Jan Johnson’s interception off an Illinois bobble gave the Nittany Lions possession at the Illini 21 with 14:18 ...

Bucs’ potent offense goes against Steelers’ defense

Professional Sports

TAMPA, Fla. — So much for struggling without Jameis Winston. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not only thriving in the suspended quarterback’s absence, they’re evolving into an offensive juggernaut that’s set to perform on a national stage when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit Monday ...

Penn State report card

PSU

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 63-24 victory over Illinois on Friday night at Memorial Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback A No. 9 (12-19-160) just exudes toughness, adding career-high 92 rush yards. He’s ...

Hilltoppers put clamps on Panthers’ offense

Local Sports

JOHNSTOWN — Strong defensive play and halftime adjustments resulted in success for Westmont Hilltop as it defeated Penn Cambria on Saturday, 24-7. After Brandon Kaesler converted on a 30-yard field goal to put the game’s first points on the board, Derek Brown broke loose on a 33-yard run ...

Nothing beats being in the woods

Outdoors

Archery and small game hunters surely have an advantage over those of us who enjoy the scenery from our cars. To be in the woods, right in the middle of autumn at its best, to see hear and smell nature’s finest show, well, it is special indeed. How many hours have I spent in a tree stand, ...

Brewers blanked by Williams, Pirates

Professional Sports

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers’ playoff push was slowed by a nemesis. Milwaukee’s offense was stymied when Trevor Williams combined with three relievers on a five-hitter that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory Saturday ...

Pennsylvania’s elk herd presents a special treat

Outdoors

The peak of the mating season for our Pennsylvania elk herd, commonly called the “rut,” occurs from mid-September to early October and provides a special experience for dedicated wildlife watchers. During the next several weeks, thousands of visitors armed with binoculars, spotting ...

DeCastro ruled out of game

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without All-Pro guard David DeCastro for a second straight week when they visit Tampa Bay on Monday night. DeCastro is still recovering from a fractured right hand suffered during Pittsburgh’s Week 1 tie against Cleveland. B.J. Finney will ...

Bedford’s May wins Flash race

Local Sports

LORETTO — Bedford Area High School sophomore Van May won the varsity boys individual race for the second straight year in the Saint Francis Red Flash Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. May finished in a time of 17 minutes, 26 seconds. Penn Cambria’s Logan Michina was seventh in ...

Lady Tigers take two

Local Sports

WINGATE — Meghan Cutshall did not allow a goal for Hollidaysburg in regulation across two games Saturday afternoon at the Bald Eagle Area Girls Soccer Tournament as the Lady Tigers picked up two wins to improve to 9-2. Rita Kendziora, Hannah Snyder and Natalie Despot scored in the shootout ...

Busch holds on late to win playoff race

National Sports

By Hank Kurz Jr. The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. Busch won for the 50th time in his career, the sixth time ...

New QB key to Irish win

National Sports

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — No. 8 Notre Dame threw the Book at Wake Forest. Ian Book rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more in his first start of the season, leading the Fighting Irish past Wake Forest 56-27 on Saturday. Book replaced Brandon Wimbush in the starting lineup and was ...