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Foursome places first in Senior League

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HOLLIDAYSBURG —- Randy Roland, Gary Zimmerman, Tom Shea and Joe DeAntonio finished in first place in the most recent action of the Butch Focht Senior League at Sylvan Hills Country Club. Ed Wyland, Dave Biseli, Gary Hoover and Dick Barefoot finished in second place while Sen Thach, Jim ...

Central falls to CC in quarterfinals

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JOHNSTOWN — The Central High School junior varsity girls volleyball team competed in the Westmont Hilltop JV Volleyball Invitational on Saturday and finished with a 4-4 record in pool play, good for third place in the pool. The Lady Dragons split matches with Westmont Hilltop, Northern ...

Ridge defender stops conversion with diving play

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FISHERTOWN — With just more than a minute remaining, Bedford scored to pull within one point of Chestnut Ridge in a battle of unbeaten rivals. The Bisons decided to go for two. Steven Ressler took the snap from under center and pitched back to Mercury Swaim, who was surrounded by Ridge ...

Rudel: ‘LawnBoyz’ chain linked to success

PSU

With Penn State’s 59-0 victory over Maryland safely tucked away — actually, that happened shortly after the opening kickoff — a collision of the past and today’s Nittany Lions took place. The presence of a “LawnBoyz” chain, worn by the PSU running back who scored a touchdown, drew ...

Tigers snap losing streak

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Winless Central Mountain knew it was facing a daunting challenge Friday night so it quickly reached into its bag of tricks. The Wildcats won the toss, purposely elected to defer and then opened the game with a Trey Gentzell onside kick that Ronnie Petrichko alertly covered at ...

5 keys: Lions set to romp over Boilermakers

PSU

Five things to look for as Penn State goes for another blowout victory when it welcomes a depleted Purdue team for homecoming. No. 1: Pile up points Penn State’s offense is good, averaging 50 points per game. Purdue’s defense is bad, giving up 32.5 per game. That’s a simple formula ...

Mtn. Lions crushed on road

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HARRISBURG — Central Dauphin dominated Altoona from the opening kickoff to the end whistle, winning, 62-0, at Landis Field on Friday night. The Mountain Lions were stymied on offense, gaining only 25 total yards while the Rams ran roughshod over the defense to the tune of four rushing, four ...

Trybus has career day in Highlanders victory

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JOHNSTOWN — Cambria Heights wasn’t fooling anyone on Friday night — during one stretch Johnstown fans correctly predicted “They’re running left!” before three consecutive snaps - but the Highlanders were quite effective in piling up 368 rushing yards as they beat the Trojans 34-14 ...

Rangers upend Devils for season’s first win

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SIDMAN — After six winless weeks of football, Forest Hills finally got its first taste of victory. Hosting Central Cambria Friday Night at G.H. Miller Memorial Field, the Rangers used a strong defensive effort backed by three touchdowns from Damon Crawley to walk away with a 27-14 ...

Rams blank Marauders

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JOHNSTOWN — Undefeated Richland has become a measuring stick by which Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference opponents can gauge exactly how much progress they need to make. With sophomore quarterback Kellan Stahl completing nine of 19 passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns, and senior Caleb ...

Miller’s three scores lift McCort over PC

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CRESSON — Penn Cambria turned an early fumble recovery into a touchdown, but it was all downhill from there as Bishop McCort scored on its next four possessions and rolled to a 49-22 Laurel Highlands Conference victory Friday night at Panther Stadium. McCort scored four times in the second ...

Clearfield strong on lines in beating Tyrone

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CLEARFIELD — Clearfield ran for 274 yards on 45 carries and dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball for two-and-half quarters on the way to a 28-14 win over Tyrone on Friday night at the Bison Sports Complex. The Bison led, 21-0, at the half and scored on their first ...

All-around effort leads Central to win

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ROARING SPRING — Central got what coach Dave Baker called its strongest overall game of the season in a 34-0 victory over Bishop Carroll to help solidify its playoff position in the District 6 Class 3A field. Play of the game: Braden Kitt’s pass to Josh Biesinger was tipped by a Bishop ...

Tyrone’s Miksich wins district title

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SALIX — It’s not often a playoff for the district championship ends up with both competitors in tears, but that’s what happened Friday at the Windber Country Club. Tyrone freshman Cassidy Miksich made a two-putt par on the first playoff hole to defeat Central Cambria senior Jaylee ...

Rudolph focused on being efficient

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PITTSBURGH — Mason Rudolph splattered his name all over the Oklahoma State record book by cocking his right arm back and seeing just how far he could let it fly. It led to lots of wins and lots of yards and, somehow, a fair amount of complaints. Yes, really. “I mean, I love throwing the ...

Blue Devils run past, over and through Warriors

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BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis ran the ball, and then ran it some more ... all night long. The Blue Devils outgained West Branch by a staggering 440-84 margin as they drubbed the Warriors, 50-14, at Memorial Field Friday. That damage was led in large part by junior Nick Plank who racked up ...

Bald Eagle Area downs Huntingdon

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WINGATE — Huntingdon coach Shane Thomas rolled the dice and they came up snake eyes against Bald Eagle Area Friday night at Alumni Stadium BEA had backed the Bearcats up to their one 1 with a 37-yard punt, then held Huntingdon on downs, forcing a fourth-and-7 from the 4. Thomas called for a ...

Valley passes the test in victory over Bulldogs

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ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley was able to exploit the Claysburg-Kimmel secondary most of Friday night as quarterback Caden Rupert completed 16 passes for a career-high in yardage. Four Green Hornet receivers caught four passes each from Rupert, and the defense did its job by only allowing one ...

Glendale defenders win battle over Knights

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HOUTZDALE — The Glendale Vikings came out of the gates firing on all cylinders Friday night at CNB Bank Stadium, scoring two early touchdowns en route to a 24-6 victory against the Moshannon Valley Black Knights. The Vikings were up 24-0 before Moshannon Valley even got on the scoreboard, ...

Yankees crush Twins in opener

National Sports

NEW YORK — DJ LeMahieu homered and drove in four runs, Gleyber Torres broke a tie with a two-run double and the New York Yankees extended their October mastery of the Minnesota Twins with a 10-4 victory Friday night in the AL Division Series opener. Aaron Judge made two diving catches in ...