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Ads steering youth toward flag leagues

Local Sports

By Jimmy Golen The Associated Press BOSTON — Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous. Then, the coach starts handing out ...

Lakers, Nets, NBA silent in China

National Sports

LeBron James raised his arms in appreciation of the cheering crowd in Shanghai shortly after the final buzzer, then removed his headband and flipped it toward some ticketholders clamoring for a one-of-a-kind souvenir. He was seen. He wasn’t heard, though. Nor was any other player or coach ...

District title staying in the Ratchford family

Local Sports

It’s often been said that it is more difficult to defend a championship than it is to win a first one. Central Cambria Area High School’s dynamic cousin duo of senior Emma Ratchford and junior Olivia Ratchford pulled off the title defense of their District 6 Class 2A girls tennis doubles ...

Tigers getting healthy

Local Sports

A couple of teams that have been hit as hard as anybody in the area by injuries this season will meet Friday in Hollidaysburg when the Golden Tigers host Tyrone. Fortunately for Hollidaysburg, it finally got most of its injured players back last week in a lopsided victory over Central ...

Hodges could be the guy in charge

Local Sports

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Out of work on the first Saturday in September after getting cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Devlin Hodges sat in his parent’s house in Kimberly, Alabama, texted his high school coach Dusty Goode and asked Goode if he wanted to come over ...

Sportsmanship keeps Nebraska a cut above

PSU

Before we even start, to not disappoint our more veteran/senior readership, let’s establish that, for me, none of the Big Ten trips compare to Pitt and West Virginia — the rivalry of Pitt in historic Pitt Stadium and the convenient ride down to Morgantown with the backdrop of autumn ...

Iowa has provided me some great memories

PSU

We usually get to see a great football game at Iowa, which is what it’s all about, and two of my favorite personal stories also took place on trips there. I’ve told the following story dozens of times to friends and on the radio but have never written about it. It occurred during Penn ...

Cards hammer Braves in lopsided finale

National Sports

ATLANTA — With a stunning outburst their first time up, the St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest opening inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday. Before many ...

Season reads like a TV series

National Sports

The Associated Press If this college football season was a television series, you could jump right in this weekend without needing to catch up on previous episodes. The first six weeks have been entertaining, sure, but really not much has happened. No plot twists. No significant new story ...

Coastal full of parity in ACC

National Sports

The Associated Press Chaos is brewing in the ACC’s Coastal Division once again. With the midpoint of the regular season approaching, the Atlantic Coast Conference race is shaping up with prohibitive favorite Clemson sitting atop the Atlantic Division and more unpredictability dominating the ...

Bedford tennis moves to final

Local Sports

BEDFORD — Emily Ruhlman and Josie Shuke followed up their performances earlier in the week at the District 5 singles championships in high school tennis with wins for Bedford in a 4-1 victory over Windber in the District 5 team tournament semifinals Wednesday. The Lady Bisons (13-5) also ...

More perfection for Red Devils

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — The Central Cambria boys and girls cross country teams finished undefeated again and won the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championships with wins over Penn Cambria and Bishop Guilfoyle Wednesday. The Lady Devils won the league title for the 17th consecutive season with a ...

New record set by BC’s Hudkins

Local Sports

LIGONIER — Junior Jackson Hudkins, who had already became Bishop Carroll’s all-time leading scorer (62 goals) earlier in the game, scored a last-second goal to lift his team to a 3-2 win at Ligonier Valley in high school boys soccer action Wednesday. Hudkins broke the record on a free ...

Mounties moving on to state team tourney

Local Sports

ROARING SPRING — Philipsburg-Osceola punched its ticket to the state team golf championships Wednesday with a 325-332 win over Rockwood at the District 5-6 subregional tournament at Iron Masters Country Club. Senior Ky Bender led the Mounties with a low score of 80, and classmates Keegan ...

Metzgar gets PSAC honor

Local Sports

LOCK HAVEN — Clarion football was recognized in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference weekly awards as kicker/punter James Metzgar, an Altoona Area High School graduate, was recently named the PSAC West Special Teams Athlete of the Week for Sept. 16. He was the second Golden Eagle to ...

Saint Francis AD to step down in March

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In a surprise move, Saint Francis athletic director Susan Robinson Fruchtl announced Tuesday that she would be leaving her position in March to pursue other career opportunities. “There’s nothing funny with this, there’s no controversy or anything,” Robinson Fruchtl said Tuesday by ...

The real thing: Lafferty debuts on same line as Crosby

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Hollidaysburg product Sam Lafferty spent the majority of his youth skating around local Blair County rinks, typically donning a Sidney Crosby jersey. Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins hosted the Winnipeg Jets, he found himself skating on the same line as his childhood ...

Bellwood to honor Hayes

Local Sports

For a man that is retired, former Bellwood-Antis football coach and athletic director John Hayes is having a pretty eventful year. Hayes was inducted into the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in May, and it was announced he’ll also be inducted into the Blair ...

Hawkeyes’ stadium presents challenges

PSU

Penn State knows all too well that Iowa is a very difficult place to play, and there are numerous reasons why. First, there’s the famous pink locker room for the visitors, which may have some odd psychological effect, right? “I think the pink locker room is awesome,” PSU coach James ...