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Michigan trip less than enjoyable

Voice of the Fan

From the moment that my family and I arrived on the campus of the University of Michigan, we were treated kindly and even welcomed. We spoke to several Michigan fans as we walked and shopped their beautiful city. One gentleman took a family photo for us and asked if we were being treated ...

Fandom

Voice of the Fan

Name: Jane Burget Age: 64 Residence: Altoona High school: Bellwood-Antis College: Penn State My favorite sport: Football I usually attend games with: My sons and friends Favorite high school team: Bellwood-Antis Favorite college team: Penn State Favorite pro team: ...

Scoring summary

PSU

FIRST QUARTER Wisconsin 7, Penn State 0: Jonathan Taylor busted through the middle, escaped a tackle attempt and went 71 yards to the end zone with 11:04 left in the first. Penn State 7, Wisconsin 7: The Lions answered on their next possession with a 75-yard TD drive, helped by a pass ...

First half of season filled with drama

Voice of the Fan

Michael Thomas reached behind a goal post to pull out a flip phone in homage to a memorable touchdown celebration of the past. Benjamin Watson used his touchdown catch to let everyone know that he and his wife are expecting — and it’s going to be twins. That was cause enough for ...

Blue Devils’ season ended by No. 2-seeded Rams

Scholastic Sports

JOHNSTOWN — Needless to say, Ligonier Valley’s football team likes things in threes. The program has captured three straight Heritage Conference championships, three straight Appalachian Bowl titles and entered Saturday’s District 6 Class AA semifinal game against Bellwood-Antis with ...

Lady Huskies overcome nerves to advance to state semifinals

Scholastic Sports

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Bishop Carroll overcame nerves and mental mistakes Saturday in the PIAA Class 1A quarterfinals, conquering those demons to the effect of a dominant second and fourth set performances on its way to a 26-24, 25-14, 24-26, 25-16 victory over District 10 champion Cochranton at the ...

Silk is smooth for United as Lions end Portage’s year

Scholastic Sports

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com PORTAGE — A solid season for Portage ended in heartbreak Saturday night. After the Mustangs rallied to tie their District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal-round playoff game with visiting United at 22-22 on a 15-yard touchdown run by junior back Gabe ...

Lady Colts keep Clarion on heels

Scholastic Sports

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Northern Cambria kept Clarion coach Shari Campbell on her heels all evening long. After Clarion fought to a close second-set victory, the Lady Colts edged out the Lady Bobcats in the third and had a 9-point service run in the fourth and final set for a 25-20, 22-25, 27-25, ...

Pens get much-needed win

Professional Sports

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, Casey DeSmith stopped 39 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 on Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak. The losing streak was Pittsburgh’s longest since it lost ...

Harvick has something to prove

National Sports

The Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — The mood in the desert is tense headed into the final elimination race before NASCAR’s championship, a title Kevin Harvick is determined to win. The 2014 champion is on a mission to lead his Stewart-Haas Racing team into the title race, prove they ...

State’s bear hunting gaining in popularity

Outdoors

Last week I attended a fundraising banquet of the ruffed Grouse Association and as usual, it was really a hoot. I sat with the same bunch of fellows from Trophy Mountain Lodge near Huntingdon and so I had a real blast as usual. They have a hunt for senior citizens coming up on Tuesday and ...

Northwestern earns spot in championship

National Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Northwestern clinched bowl eligibility and a spot in its conference title game on the same day. Only in the Big Ten West. Isaiah Bowser ran for 165 yards and a touchdown and Northwestern upset Iowa, 14-10, on Saturday to clinch a spot in the Big Ten Championship. The ...

Fly-fishing loses legendary author Meck

Outdoors

Pennsylvania native and nationally renowned fly-fisherman Charles R. Meck passed away on Sept. 18 surrounded by family at Fairport Baptist Home in Fairport, N.Y. He was 86. Charlie was undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in fly-fishing during the past 50 years. A prolific author ...

Judge protecting red wolves territory

Outdoors

The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Federal authorities violated a federal law aimed at preserving endangered species by planning to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild, a federal judge ruled in blocking a move that environmentalists said would hasten the ...

Grier has his way with TCU defense

National Sports

The Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Once No. 7 West Virginia’s offense found a rhythm, the Mountaineers imposed their will on TCU. West Virginia scored three touchdowns in a 3:25 span late in the second quarter to break open a tie game and propel the Mountaineers to a 47-10 victory ...

Flash offense struggles on senior day

Local Sports

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror LORETTO — After starting the season 2-5, the Saint Francis University football team won two straight and had a chance to even its record in the home finale against Central Connecticut State. The Red Flash offense struggled to move the ball consistently, ...

Juniata College winds up winless in 2018

Local Sports

SELINSGROVE — The Juniata College football team ended its 2018 season on Saturday with a 24-6 loss at Susquehanna. The Eagles finished the year 0-10. Juniata got its only touchdown in the fourth quarter when Daulton Snyder caught a 34-yard pass from Tim Graham. The two-point conversion ...

Top 25 roundup

National Sports

No. 6 Oklahoma 48, Oklahoma State 47 NORMAN, Okla. — Kyler Murray passed for 349 yards and ran for 66 and No. 6 Oklahoma survived a late two-point conversion attempt to beat Oklahoma State on Saturday. Taylor Cornelius connected with Tylan Wallace on a 24-yard TD pass to cut Oklahoma’s ...

Walters-Sensenig connection leads Tigers to win

Scholastic Sports

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com FRANKLIN — In Hollidaysburg’s losses this year, a costly turnover has turned what could have been a statement victory into a loss. On first-and-goal from the 9-yard line with time ticking down in the first half, it looked like history might ...

Chestnut Ridge defense propels Lions into next round

Scholastic Sports

WINDBER — Chestnut Ridge seemingly did everything it could to allow Everett to stay in the District 5 Class 2A championship game between the two teams with two fumbles early in the contest. However, the Warriors failed to capitalize on their takeaways. That allowed the Lions to settle in ...