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Q rating for Valley is huge

Scholastic Sports

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com NORTHERN CAMBRIA — One could say that of the three squads on the field at Duffy Daugherty Stadium on Saturday, it was the ones in the striped shirts that came out on top. Juniata Valley, though, was no worse than second, and that’s all that ...

Huskies move on to semis

Local Sports

Special to the Mirror MCCONNELLSBURG — Despite a spirited effort from Covenant Christian Academy, Bishop Carroll was able to break away with lengthy service runs in all three sets. The Lady Huskies came up with pivotal spurts right when they needed to gain a comfortable lead. An effective ...

Steelers hoping to continue winning ways against Colts

Professional Sports

NFL week 9 Who: Pittsburgh at Indianapolis When: 1 p.m. Records: Steelers (6-2), Colts (3-6) Line: Steelers by 10 The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Chuck Pagano has never been one to play by the numbers. And he’s not starting now. So rather than remind his players of what ...

Lady Colts out

Local Sports

DuBOIS — It turned out to be more substance than flash that cost the Northern Cambria volleyball team a chance to move on in the PIAA Class 1A quarterfinals as the Colts fell to Clarion in four sets at DuBois Saturday. The Colts (23-1) turned in some good play at the net in the opener, ...

Webb recognition long overdue

Voice of the Fan

Jake Webb is finally getting recognition for his outstanding performances with the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Beside his personal achievements in world strong men arena, Webb helped many former Altoona High School athletes achieve outstanding levels both ...

Mike & Mike duo will be missed

Voice of the Fan

Just five days remain for what has been the best, most important national sports-talk radio show in history, and when ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike” signs off Friday, it will be missed. “Mike and Mike,” with Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, airs weekday mornings from 6 to 10 a.m. on ...

Bad decisions, injuries haunt teams going into week No. 9

National Sports

The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Roy Miller was arrested early Saturday in Florida on a domestic battery charge, according to Duval County jail records. Miller was jailed shortly before 5 a.m. by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. The ...

Portage season ends at home

Scholastic Sports

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com PORTAGE — Three weeks ago, Portage and Ferndale squared off in a Week 9 matchup with the Yellow Jackets taking the slight lead at halftime only to have the Mustangs come stampeding back to earn a blowout win. The script appeared like it may be ...

Preds edge Penguins in shootout

Professional Sports

On the ice Tonight: Idle Next up: Buffalo Sabres at Pittsburgh Penguins, Tuesday, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T Sportsnet The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Filip Forsberg scored the shootout winner to give the Nashville Predators a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on ...

Miami gets signature victory

National Sports

The Associated Press MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Malik Rosier threw for a touchdown and ran for another, Deejay Dallas ran for a pair of scores and No. 7 Miami overwhelmed No. 3 Notre Dame 41-8 on Saturday night. Travis Homer rushed for 146 yards for the Hurricanes (9-0, No. 7 College ...

IUP captures PSAC championship

Local Sports

From Mirror, wire reports WEST CHESTER —- The IUP football team defeated West Chester, 24-7, Saturday for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Football title. The Crimson Hawks polished off an unblemished regular season with an 11-0 record and won their fourth PSAC title and ...

Top 25 roundup

National Sports

No. 1 Alabama 31, No. 18 Mississippi State 24 STARKVILLE, Miss. — Jalen Hurts hit DeVonta Smith for a 26-yard touchdown pass with 25 seconds remaining to lift No. 1 Alabama over No. 18 Mississippi State . Alabama (10-0, 7-0 SEC, CFP No. 2) won its 10th straight game against Mississippi ...

Rutgers-Penn State notebook

PSU

New look for offense UNIVERSITY PARK — Following a few weeks of a stale run game with an overpowered offensive line that severely limited any Saquon Barkley success, Penn State switched up its offensive look against Rutgers by adding a pistol set that places McSorley a few yards behind the ...

Bear hunting looks promising

Outdoors

Commentary This year could be the best black bear season in Pennsylvania’s history. The weather has not been bad so far this year, so probably few bears have headed for winter dens. There is so much food available this year that bears, like turkeys, are spread out over the terrain. All ...

Flash fall apart in 2nd half

Local Sports

The Associated Press MORAGA, Calif. — Calvin Hermanson scored 24 points and sparked a pair of big runs with his 3-point shooting as No. 22 Saint Mary’s pulled away to beat Saint Francis, 85-68, on Saturday. Jock Landale had 13 points and eight rebounds, Evan Fitzner added 10 points and ...

College basketball

PSU

Fairleigh Dickinson at PSU men Tipoff: 5 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten); Fairleigh Dickinson (0-1, 0-0 Northeast Conference) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 88-109 in his seventh season at Penn State and 130-137 in nine seasons overall. Greg Herenda is 47-77 ...

Slow start no problem for BG

Local Sports

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic was off its game a little. Coach Justin Wheeler thought so. Some of the players agreed. Perhaps the week off had something to do with it. Or the cold weather. Nonetheless, the Marauders overcame a sluggish start and rolled over Claysburg-Kimmel, 42-9, in a ...

Live high school football scoreboard

Local Sports

Northern Cambria 14, Juniata Valley 19 (Final) Ferndale 14, Portage 12 (Final) Central 14, Forest Hills 17 (Final) Bishop McCort 35, Westmont Hilltop 14 (Final) Grove City 35, Meadville 14 (Final)

Finding a scarlet letter

PSU

Five things to look for as Penn State looks to snap a two-game losing streak on homecoming against a bad but improved Rutgers team. No. 1: Roll it up The Nittany Lions need to rout this team, and they should, to help get over the sting of dropping two crushing games in a row. There’s ...

Ridge captures district title

Local Sports

WINDBER — Chestnut Ridge had a hard time holding onto the ball at frigid Windber Stadium on Friday night in the District 5-8 Class 2A football championship game. The Lions sure have a vice grip on the district championship trophy, though. Overcoming three turnovers that allowed Berlin ...