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PIAA preview basketball capsules

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Tuesday’s girls games PIAA Class 3A second round Teams: Central Cambria Lady Devils (18-7); Shady Side Academy Lady Indians (20-4) Site, time: Greensburg-Salem High School, Tuesday, 6 p.m. The coaches: Central Cambria — Brittany Sedlock (80-50, fifth year); Shady Side Academy — ...

Braves rough up Kingham

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Nick Kingham, who is trying to win a spot in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ rotation, was roughed up on Monday in the team’s 6-2 loss to Atlanta in Grapefruit League action. Kingham went three-plus innings, giving up six hits and five runs, all earned, with four walks and ...

SFU’s Kovatch, PSU players honored

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SFU’s Kovatch NEC Player of Year LORETTO — Saint Francis senior guard Jess Kovatch has been named Northeast Conference Player of the Year, as announced Monday. Kovatch receives one of the NEC’s top awards for the second straight year after also taking home Player of the Year ...

Foles, Collins, Brown moving on

National Sports

NEW YORK — Nick Foles is headed to Jacksonville, Landon Collins to Washington and Trent Brown to Oakland. The big-money offers for NFL free agents began Monday, two days before they can sign contracts. Foles brings a Super Bowl pedigree to quarterbacking the Jaguars, and Brown has a ...

B-A, PC girls part of playoff twinbill

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Ten area high school basketball teams will begin round 2 of play in the PIAA state tournament this week, with seven games scheduled for Tuesday night and three more on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Mifflin County High School will host a twinbill beginning at 6 p.m. with Penn Cambria (6-1) taking on ...

Going, going gone

Professional Sports

By Josh DuBow The Associated Press ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders agreed on a deal late Saturday night to acquire prolific but disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers and will give him the lucrative new contract he wanted. A person with direct knowledge of ...

Despite title, Lions focusing on nationals

PSU

By Andy Elder For the Mirror MINNEAPOLIS — It seems like the only ones not getting excited about Penn State failing to win a Big Ten tournament championship the past two seasons were the Nittany Lions. They were poked and prodded and queried and questioned about that one blank spot on ...

Head coaches selected for annual all-star basketball game

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The head coaches for the 14th annual Altoona Mirror Basketball Classic are set. Claysburg-Kimmel High school coaches Mike Harris and Jess Veverka will guide the Blair County teams while the Central PA teams will be led by T.J. Anderson of Juniata Valley High School and Brittany Sedlock of ...

Busch in a sweeping mood again

National Sports

The Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep at ISM Raceway in the Arizona desert. Just like he nearly did last week at Las Vegas. Busch tracked down Ryan Blaney over a long green-flag run before passing his Team Penske rival for the lead with 16 laps to go, ...

The long wait is worth it for Molinari

National Sports

The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Francesco Molinari had seen so many clutch birdie putts on the 18th green at Bay Hill, most of them by Tiger Woods in the final group, usually with Arnold Palmer standing next to the green expecting like everyone else for them go in. It was ...

How about a little roundball talk in Grapefruit League?

Local Sports

BRADENTON, Fla. — This is supposed to be a weekly update on the Pirates and spring training baseball, but first ... how about a little basketball? Basketball legend Rick Barry attended the Pirates-Orioles game Thursday at LECOM Park and I had a few minutes to chat with him. And, thanks to ...

Chisenhall ready to help Bucs anywhere

Professional Sports

The Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. — Lonnie Chisenhall knows his new gig as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting right fielder is likely temporary. Gregory Polanco is recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and the Pirates say he will be out until sometime ...

Archer feeling good in Pirates’ camp

Professional Sports

By Mark Didtler The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Chris Archer had success against the high-powered New York Yankees and more importantly felt great afterwards. Archer allowed just two hits and struck out four over three scoreless innings in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 6-5 loss on ...

PSU hockey on to semifinals thanks to Big Ten series win

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State ice hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament on Sunday night, winning game 3 in its best-of-3 series with Wisconsin, 4-3, at the Pegula Ice Arena. Penn State (21-14-2) will play at Ohio State this Saturday in the ...

Lions’ Reaves has memorable game on senior day

PSU

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK— Penn State guard Josh Reaves has never gotten as many hugs or pats on the back as he did on Sunday. His teammates made sure to show their wily veteran their love after Reaves scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds ...

SFU duo prepping for final tournament

Local Sports

With the Northeast Conference women’s tournament set to begin play tonight, one thing is certain at Saint Francis University, the careers of two record-breaking players are soon coming to end. At this point, no one knows for sure what day that will come, but Jess Kovatch and Courtney Zezza ...

Hoops du Jour

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Bryant at SFU women Northeast Conference Tournament, Quarterfinals Tipoff: 7 p.m. at DeGol Arena Records: Bryant (11-18); Saint Francis (14-16). Coaches: Susan Robinson-Fruchtl, returning on an interim basis, is 87-97 in her sixth year at Saint Francis and is 113-191 in her 10th year ...

B-A graduate has successful weekend for IUP

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From Mirror reports KUTZTOWN —- IUP senior Ana Hollen was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Champion Scholar, the league announced Saturday afternoon prior to IUP’s semifinal contest in Kutztown. Hollen is a repeat winner and is the second women’s ...

AAHS grad has banner day

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SHIPPENSBURG — Shippensburg University redshirt-senior Abby Wagner, an Altoona graduate, re-wrote her own school record in the triple jump recently, finishing in sixth place at the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships. With that, she earned All-American first-team ...

McMillen, McGill earn PIAA gold

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HERSHEY — Glendale has had a number of pretty good wrestlers over the years, including Tom Ross and Brock McMillen, both of whom finished second at the PIAA Class 2A Championships in 1986 and 2018, respectively. The Vikings had never produced a state champion. But McMillen changed that on ...