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Penn State report card

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Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 22-10 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback C McSorley (19-25-160, one TD, no picks) did enough. Retuned after re-injuring knee, but ...

Cowboys win key game

National Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Ezekiel Elliott had 151 yards rushing and his go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter helped the Dallas Cowboys beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-20 on Sunday night. The defending Super Bowl champion Eagles fell to 4-5 with their third straight loss at home while ...

Lions move up to No. 16

National Sports

The day after earning a spot in the Big Ten championship game, Northwestern is ranked in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season. The Wildcats (6-4) were No. 24 in the Top 25 after beating Iowa to clinch the Big Ten West with two games to play. The rest of ...

Busch, Harvick to face off for title

National Sports

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Busch won for the eighth time this season to tie Kevin Harvick for the most victories this season and set up a head-to-head battle for the championship. Busch’s victory at ISM Raceway outside of Phoenix was the final qualifying event for next week’s finale at ...

Sanders, ‘D’ propel PSU to victory

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UNIVERSITY PARK — There were times the past couple of years, even when Penn State was lighting up scoreboards, that the Nittany Lions were accused of having a finesse offense. And defensively, it was OK for PSU to give up a lot of yards and points because everyone knew the offense would ...

Junior tailback growing into Nittany Lion leader

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UNIVERSITY PARK — As C.J. Thorpe, a defensive lineman from Pittsburgh, picked up a kickoff and started rumbling with it Saturday afternoon, Miles Sanders cheered on his good buddy. But Thorpe fumbled, denying himself a SportsCenter highlight, and when he got to the sideline, Sanders ...

PSU highlights, lowlights

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 22-10 victory over Wisconsin on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On fourth-and-1 from the Penn State 36, leading 16-10, the Nittany Lions faked a punt with Johnathan Thomas running for the first ...

Windsor delivers vs. hometown team

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Robert Windsor had been ready for this game since the spring. A native of Fond Du Lac, Wis., the defensive lineman was waiting all year to play the Badgers, and it certainly reflected in his play on Saturday. Windsor racked up six total tackles on the day, with five ...

Thomas gets Bedford girls into semifinals

Scholastic Sports

MARS — A year ago, Bedford was eliminated from the PIAA Class 2A girls soccer playoffs by Mercyhurst Prep. On Saturday, the Bisons returned the favor. Amber Thomas’ second goal of the game proved the winner for Bedford in a 2-1 overtime victory over Mercyhurst Prep in a ...

Guilfoyle dominates in eliminating foe

Scholastic Sports

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Homer-Center stunned Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in the District 6 Class 1A championship game last November, ending the Marauders’ 59-game unbeaten streak and their three-year reign as PIAA state champs. The Marauders got some measure of revenge Saturday night ...

Peach, Citrus possible bowls

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s bowl picture has started to look a little bit clearer following Saturday’s 22-10 win over Wisconsin and some other outcomes around the nation. The Nittany Lions close at Rutgers and at home against Maryland, so a 9-3 record seems to be in the cards. If ...

JV wins in final moments

Scholastic Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Down by six with less than three minutes to play, Juniata Valley ran three fourth-down plays from inside Claysburg-Kimmel’s 10-yard line. Though the momentum swung back and forth, leaving each fan base cheering wildly one second and feeling devastated the next, there was ...

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

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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

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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, ...