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LeBron set to miss 3 more games

National Sports

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — LeBron James’ strained groin is turning out to be perhaps the most significant injury of the famously durable superstar’s 16-year NBA career. James likely will miss at least three more games after being cleared to increase his on-court activity in his comeback from ...

Hollidaysburg graduate to speak at Mt. Aloysius

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From Mirror reports Sam Lafferty, a Hollidaysburg Area High School graduate and current member of the Pittsburgh Penguins minor league affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, is the featured speaker at an upcoming event at Mount Aloysius College. Hooked on Hockey: Achieving Your Dreams ...

Brown brings to WVU fun style of coaching

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — New West Virginia coach Neal Brown’s lighthearted approach to football is forever captured in a 2016 dance video at Troy. Brown dabbed while his players and assistants showed off their moves in the video that was part of a spring competition among Troy athletic ...

AP: Eagles’ magic will run out

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The Associated Press The Philadelphia Eagles have St. Nick, and he hasn’t let them down in the clutch. The problem on Sunday is that New Orleans has a lot of Saints — and a stronger team. Nick Foles has been nothing short of superb in replacing Carson Wentz, first in the 2017 season ...

PC defense takes its toll on Heights

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By Calem Illig For the Mirror CRESSON — Even with the numerous playmakers the Cambria Heights girls basketball team possesses, a lethal press by Penn Cambria was too much to overcome. Guided by senior guard Makalyn Clapper, who forefronted the press and led her team with 24 points, the ...

Sarbo’s win key to Lions’ victory

Scholastic Sports

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com After placing seventh in the PIAA Class 3A wrestling tournament at 106 pounds last season as a freshman, Altoona Area High School’s Matt Sarbo is approaching this season with a laser focus. Sarbo has a PIAA gold medal in his cross ...

Winning streak over for Huskies

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By Rick Weaver For The Mirror JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Carroll’s five-game winning streak came to a screeching halt on Wednesday night in a 78-60 loss to Johnstown in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference basketball at “Doc” Stofko Gymnasium. The Huskies (7-3, 5-2 LHAC) led 7-4 before ...

Hoops du Jour

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PSU at Nebraska men Tipoff: 9 p.m., Pinnacle Bank Arena Records: Penn State (7-8); Nebraska (11-4) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 120-129 in his eighth season at Penn State and 162-157 overall. Tim Miles is 108-101 in his seventh season at Nebraska and 391-321 overall. TV: ESPN2 (Jason ...

Beaten Bedford looking for team chemistry

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BEDFORD — Forest Hills put Bedford in a hole early with crisp outside shooting and then ran past the Lady Bison in transition on its way to a 56-33 victory Wednesday that left Bedford coach Mark Dillow looking for answers. “We’re just not playing together as a team,” Dillow said. ...

Browns promote OC to top job

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The Associated Press CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns didn’t have to go far to find their new coach. Freddie Kitchens was already in the building. The 44-year-old Kitchens, who had a dazzling eight-week run as the team’s interim offensive coordinator, is finalizing a contract to ...

Chestnut Ridge knocks off BG

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NEW PARIS — Lydia Mock and Madelyn Hyde combined for 35 points to help Chestnut Ridge edge Bishop Guilfoyle, 52-51, in high school girls basketball on Wednesday night. Mock scored 19, Hyde had 16, and Isabella Wingard added 11 points. Teresa Haigh led BG with 13 points, Sophia Warner ...

PSU wrestler Nickal earns Big Ten honor

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler Bo Nickal has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending Jan. 6. Nickal earned Penn State’s second weekly honor of the 2018-19 season. Elsewhere: n Penn State Altoona women’s basketball’s sophomore guard/forward ...

Central tops Philipsburg

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PHILIPSBURG — Hunter Klotz led a balanced attack with 15 points as Central defeated Philipsburg-Osceola, 53-46, in high school boys basketball on Wednesday. Braden Kitt added 12 points for the Dragons, who improved to 9-1. Noah Muthler added 11 points. The Mounties (3-7) got 25 points ...

Hollidaysburg sweeps Northern Cambria

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg boys and girls cruised to victories over Northern Cambria with the boys winning, 131-30, and the girls prevailing, 131-34, in high school swimming action on Wednesday. Conor McKeirnan won the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke for the Golden Tigers, and ...

Marauders’ kicker picks up honor for third consecutive season

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By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic senior Kolton McGhee was selected as the first team punter on the MaxPreps Small School All-American team for the third consecutive year Wednesday. McGhee, a West Virginia commit, was one of just three players in ...

USADA earns a black eye

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With each pedal-stroke of his 80- and now 90-year-old legs, Carl Grove sought to show his fellow Americans that old age can be rich and rewarding. His bike is his soapbox. As time caught up with many of his peers, the former United States Navy Band saxophonist , who played for U.S. presidents ...

Bellwood on fire in blowout

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BELLWOOD — The battle between the defending PIAA Class 2A girls basketball champions and last year’s PIAA Class 1A runner-up did not go as planned Tuesday. For either team, really. Bellwood-Antis star junior Alli Campbell produced a triple double with 26 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists ...

Cherry picks Tigers apart

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Altoona coach Doug West had a good feel for when to turn his best playmaker loose against Hollidaysburg on Monday night. With the Mountain Lions holding a four-point lead at the half, West put the ball in the hands of Nate Cherry and let him take over. Cherry poured in 16 ...

Rudel: Baron savors SFU days, coaching ride

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TYRONE — Jim Baron made a trip back in time over the weekend. Some 32 years ago, Baron arrived at Saint Francis to coach the men’s basketball team. One of his friends then was Harry Sickler, longtime Tyrone pillar and passionate Notre Dame alumnus who got to know Baron when he was on ...

Mehno: Brown story not going away soon

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PITTSBURGH — Are you sick of the whole Antonio Brown story? Have you OD’d on AB? Too bad, because it doesn’t look like it’s going to go away any time soon. The new NFL “year” doesn’t start for another nine weeks, so it’s not possible to trade him. Since a trade is still ...