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Balanced Marauders take care of Red Devils

Local Sports

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School boys basketball team has been without the services of its star senior guard, Luke Ruggery, since the outset of the season due to a back injury. Ruggery, who is headed to Saint Francis on a Division I basketball scholarship next year, is due to return ...

Samuels enjoys moment

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Jaylen Samuels spent the months leading up to the 2018 NFL draft answering one question over and over again. “People were like, ‘What position (are you) going to play?’” the Pittsburgh Steelers rookie said. “And I just kept saying ‘I’m going to play running ...

Huntingdon sweeps Richland in pool

Local Sports

HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon swept Richland in boys (88-35) and girls (97-68) swimming with doubles wins from Ben Atherton (200 IM, 500 free) and Marshall Lowe (200 free, 100 backstroke) in the boys competition and Haley Goldstone (50 free, 100 free), Jaelyn Mitchell (200 free, 100 butterfly and ...

Boys basketball roundup: Sinclair leads Glendale win

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CURWENSVILLE — Ryan Sinclair scored 22 points, and Josh Potutschnig added 19 points as Glendale topped Curwensville, 66-45, in high school boys basketball Wednesday. GLENDALE (66): Jasper 4 0-3 13, Potutschnig 6 3-8 19, Spencer 0 0-0 0, St. Clair 0 0-2 0, Blake 1 1-2 3, Smeal 1 2-2 4, Ja. ...

Pens end Caps’ streak at five wins

National Sports

WASHINGTON — The calendar said December. The intensity felt like late spring. The third meeting this season between longtime rivals Pittsburgh and Washington featured tight checking, strong goaltending and more than a few punches. The Penguins won 2-1 on Wednesday night, yet the Capitals ...

Clapper’s 24 points help Penn Cambria top Bishop Carroll

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CRESSON — Makalyn Clapper scored 24 points, and Penn Cambria outscored Bishop Carroll, 20-12, in the second quarter en route to a 65-51 victory in high school girls basketball Wednesday. Kate Yahner led the Lady Huskies with 15 points. BISHOP CARROLL (51): Rosenberger 0 0-0 0, K. Yahner 6 ...

High school wrestling: Tyrone topples Ligonier Valley

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LIGONIER — Noah Sprankle, Mason Walls, Ashton Sipes, Parker Allen, Braeden Nevling-Ray, Aric Reader and Tommy Hicks all pinned their opponents for Tyrone in a 48-29 victory over Ligonier Valley Wednesday in high school wrestling. Brockway 49 Hollidaysburg 18 BROCKWAY — Andrew Simpson ...

Queen earns All-America honor

Local Sports

HAMILTON — A season that began on the sidelines for first-year offensive lineman Jayvion Queen ended with a spot on the 2018 Hero Sports Freshman All-America team. Queen, the offensive lineman who suited up for Altoona last fall, stepped in early for injured All-Patriot League First Team ...

Ravens-Chargers winner could move up standings

National Sports

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press When they meet Saturday night in one of several intriguing games in the penultimate week of the NFL season, the Ravens and Chargers will be chasers. By Sunday night, they could be leaders. Baltimore (8-6) trails Pittsburgh (8-5-1) by a half-game in the ...

Lady Tigers down Dutch

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Even though the Hollidaysburg Lady Tigers are off to a 4-1 start, coach Deanna Jubeck isn’t getting too excited — yet. “This was a good win going into the holiday break,” Jubeck said after the Lady Tigers rallied to upend Saint Marys, 61-58, in overtime Tuesday ...

PSU’s offensive dropoff substantial

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s offensive numbers dropped substantially this season, which probably should have been expected given the enormous personnel losses sustained by the Nittany Lions. Running back Saquon Barkley, tight end Mike Gesicki and receiver DaeSean Hamilton were among the ...

Bearcats knock off Tyrone

Local Sports

HUNTINGDON — A young Tyrone team hoping for a statement victory traveled to Huntingdon Tuesday and carried a one-point lead into the second quarter. Before the Golden Eagles even had time to pat themselves on the back, they were quickly behind and never caught up, on the scoreboard or on ...

Mehno: Big Ben upset about injury report

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PITTSBURGH — The Steelers’ three-game losing streak is history, but that didn’t put Ben Roethlisberger in a sunny mood on Tuesday. The quarterback took a few minutes on his day off and used his weekly radio show to complain about a media report that claimed he has cracked ...

Cornell wins battle while Glendale takes the war

Scholastic Sports

FLINTON — The way the dual meet raced along, it appeared even the wrestlers wanted to see the highly anticipated 132-pound between Glendale’s Brock McMillen and Everett’s Garret Cornell. The first six bouts from 145 to 195 were pins in either the first or second period, with the Vikings ...

Barkley, six Steelers selected for Pro Bowl

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NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Chargers placed seven players in the Pro Bowl, including safety Derwin James, one of six rookies across the league to make the game. James, a first-round draft choice, will be joined on the AFC squad by veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, wide receiver Keenan ...

Bellwood-Antis downs Claysburg

Scholastic Sports

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis lost its first bout of the night, but still went on to record a 59-18 wn over Claysburg-Kimmel in high school wrestling action on Tuesday. The Blue Devils picked up falls from Trentin Whaley (195), Evan Pellegrine (285) and Alex Taylor (152). Claysburg-Kimmel ...

Kravetz leads Lions to victory

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — The Altoona Area High School ice hockey team improved to 6-2 Tuesday night, thanks to a 7-0 win over Westmont Hilltop at the Northern Cambria Rec Center. The Mountain Lions got four goals from Owen Kravetz to go with solo goals from Austin Homan, Parker Cumming and Aiden Reimer. ...

Red Flash roll after slow start

Local Sports

LORETTO — The Saint Francis men’s basketball team (used a dominant second half to pull away from NCAA Division III Franciscan University in a 96-63 win on Tuesday night at DeGol Arena. Junior Keith Braxton finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, and redshirt junior Isaiah Blackmon ...

Most top college recruits will sign today

National Sports

College football fans used to treat the first Wednesday of February like a virtual national holiday. Now that recruiting ritual and all the madness surrounding it has shifted to December. Most schools are signing nearly all their incoming recruits the week before Christmas. The arrival of ...

Claar part of balanced offensive attack for Claysburg

Scholastic Sports

WILLIAMSBURG — Emily Claar led a balanced attack with 15 points as Claysburg-Kimmel defeated Williamsburg, 55-49, Tuesday night in high school girls basketball action. The Lady Bulldogs, up 26-22 at halftime, also got 11 points from Megan Hartman. Williamsburg was led by Alexis McMonagle ...