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PIAA quarterfinal preview capsules

Local Sports

Friday’s girls games PIAA Class 3A quarterfinals Teams: Central Cambria Lady Devils (19-7); Beaver Lady Bobcats (19-5) Site, time: Hempfield Area High School, Greensburg, Friday, 7:30 p.m. The coaches: Central Cambria — Brittany Sedlock (81-50, fifth year); Beaver — Greg Huston ...

Fleetwood, Bradley tied for lead

National Sports

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — A big finish for Tommy Fleetwood and a fast start for Keegan Bradley led each to a 7-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the opening round of The Players Championship. Fleetwood kept a clean card in the March wind, kept his patience and was rewarded at ...

Tussey falls short

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — Tussey Mountain coach Todd Gates knew his team needed to knock down the majority of its shots and stay out of foul trouble if it was going to beat Vincentian Academy in the second round of the PIAA Class 1A playoffs. Unfortunately, the Lady Titans weren’t able to do ...

Buckley captures state title

Local Sports

LEWISBURG — Huntingdon Area High School junior Nick Buckley can call himself a state champ. Buckley won the PIAA Class 2A 50-yard freestyle event on the first day of the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Bucknell University on Wednesday. “It was a crazy feeling,’’ Buckley ...

Early deficit too much for BC girls

Local Sports

WINGATE — All season long, the Bishop Carroll Catholic High School girls basketball team has played its games with a trademark type of heart, fight and never-say-die spirit. The Lady Huskies followed that blueprint again Wednesday night in a PIAA Class 1A second-round playoff game against ...

Franklin keeping close eye on QB Stevens

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Tommy Stevens, Penn State’s expected starting quarterback, will be handled cautiously this spring and, depending on his progress, might be questionable for the Blue-White Game. Stevens did not play in six of the Lions’ 13 games last season and did not make the trip to ...

Steelers sign free agent CB Nelson

National Sports

PITTSBURGH — The “Killer Bs” era is officially over in Pittsburgh. Antonio Brown is an Oakland Raider. Le’Veon Bell is a New York Jet, and Ben Roethlisberger will be part of a roster that will be considerably younger in 2019 thanks to an influx of draft picks. The Steelers began free ...

Brown has Raiders giddy

National Sports

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Rookie general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden had meticulously put together a plan to rebuild the Oakland Raiders with three first-round draft picks and a couple of smart free agent signings when they suddenly got sent in a different direction last week. The ...

Jets, Bell reach deal

National Sports

NEW YORK — Le’Veon Bell sat out a full season while considering where he’d make his next playmaking moves. Well-rested, motivated and armed with a new contract, the star running back is joining Sam Darnold and the New York Jets. Bell agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, a person ...

Boeheim’s big night dooms Pitt

National Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Buddy Boeheim had a career-high 20 points, and Syracuse defeated Pittsburgh 73-59 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament despite playing without leading scorer Tyus Battle. Elijah Hughes and Frank Howard each had 18 points for ...

Groat not returning

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh basketball announcer Dick Groat won’t return for a 41st season as a color analyst on the team’s radio broadcasts. Groat, a Pittsburgh native who was an All-America basketball player at Duke, is one of a select group of athletes to play in both the NBA and major ...

Louisville tops Irish

National Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jordan Nwora had 24 points and nine rebounds, and Louisville notched its 20th win of the season defeating Notre Dame 75-53 on Wednesday in the second round of the ACC Tournament. Ryan McMahon added 12 points and Steven Enoch had 10 for the Cardinals (20-12), who’ll face ...

Hoops du Jour

Local Sports

Penn State men vs. Minnesota Tipoff: 7 p.m., United Center, Chicago Records: Penn State (14-17); Minnesota (19-12) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 127-138 in his eighth season at Penn State and 168-167 overall. Richard Pitino is 109-90 in his sixth season at Minnesota and 124-104 ...

Penn State wrestlers get three top seeds

Local Sports

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team will be sending nine wrestlers to the 2019 NCAA Wresting Championships on March 21-13 in Pittsburgh, and three of those will be the top seeds at their respective weights. A total of seven Penn Staters are seeded in the top three, and all nine ...

Malkin is a star hiding in plain sight

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — The cameras crowd around Sidney Crosby’s stall, parting only to let the Pittsburgh Penguins captain slip through and tug on a baseball cap before the lights flip on, the microphones close in and the questions come. Fifteen feet away, Evgeni Malkin goes about his business ...

SFU’s hopes of NCAA’s dashed

Local Sports

LORETTO — Sometimes it’s tough to pinpoint exactly why a team loses. And sometimes it’s easy. Saint Francis shot 4-of-17 from the free-throw line — at home, no less — in the program’s most important game in three decades. The Red Flash lost by nine points. SFU coach Rob ...

Electric crowd not enough to produce magical win

Local Sports

LORETTO — Rob Krimmel arrived at Saint Francis as a player in 1996, and he’s always wanted to see the school enjoy the kind of basketball atmosphere that was on display Tuesday night. DeGol Arena was electric. It was magical. The phenomenal, high-energy, high-basketball-IQ crowd should ...

Bearcats’ big year ends

Local Sports

DuBOIS — You can’t often say that a team lost its first game of the season in the second round of the state playoffs. You wouldn’t have expected it, either. Not with the roll the Huntingdon Bearcats had been on the past couple of months, but that was exactly the case Tuesday night at ...

B-A girls escape with win

Local Sports

LEWISTOWN — Bellwood-Antis isn’t often threatened late in the fourth quarter, but when it is, the Lady Blue Devils always have their trump card to play. Mount Carmel gave the defending PIAA Class 2A champions everything they could handle and took a one-point lead on Brooke Bernini’s ...