Sports

Area 9 have regionals standing in way of states

Local Sports

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Nine area golfers will try to advance to the PIAA high school golf championships when they participate in the Western Regional this morning at Tom’s Run in Blairsville. There’s a mix of players who have experience on the course and some who ...

Bengals can only sit, wonder why

Professional Sports

By Joe Kay The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Fans in the upper deck at Paul Brown Stadium hung a banner that read: “Make Them Respect Us.” Instead, the Steelers broke their hearts in the last minute all over again. The Bengals let yet another one slip away against their AFC North ...

Gostkowski kick wins it

National Sports

The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Stephen Gostkowski hit a 28-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots beat the Kansas City Chiefs 43-40 on Sunday night after blowing a big halftime lead. Tom Brady passed for 340 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score ...

Around the NFL

National Sports

Ravens 21, Titans 0 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Ravens piled up a franchise-record 11 sacks in the rain. Za’Darious Smith had three sacks and Patrick Onwuasor had two for the Ravens (4-2), who had six sacks by halftime. They finished a sack off the NFL record for a game, shared by five ...

Nittany Lions stunned by Spartans’ comeback victory

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s staggering inability to close out tight games continues to be the single biggest problem for a football program that has made so much progress but will not make anymore until it can finally solve that frustrating and heartbreaking issue. It happened yet ...

Setback, performance leave McSorley ‘­empty’

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Trace McSorley became Penn State’s all-time leading passer in the first quarter Saturday, breaking Christian Hackenberg’s record of 8,457 yards, and when the feat was announced to the Beaver Stadium crowd, McSorley drew an immediate standing ovation. Three hours later, ...

PSU-MSU highlights, lowlights

PSU

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 21-17 loss to Michigan State on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On third-and-2, Michigan State quarterback Brian Lewerke hit Felton Davis with a 25-yard ...

PSU-MSU notebook

PSU

Defeat painful for PSU defense UNIVERSITY PARK — Shareef Miller could barely move. As the clock hit zero and Penn State suffered its second straight one possession defeat at the hands of Michigan State in as many seasons, the junior defensive end stood still as players and coaches ...

Cincy trying to end Steelers’ reign

Professional Sports

By Joe Kay The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick knows what it’s like to think that victory is only a few seconds away, only to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for another improbable win, and run off the field as thousands of their fans twirl towels in the ...

Spartans get exactly what they needed

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Mark Dantonio came into Saturday’s game ready to do whatever it took for his Michigan State team to turn around its season, and his plan paid off big time. “Big win for our program,” Dantonio said. “Program win. You come up here and you’re banged up a little bit, ...

Penguins unable to hold on to early lead

Professional Sports

The Associated Press MONTREAL — Paul Byron and Jonathan Drouin scored in the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Saturday night. Tomas Tatar had two goals and an assist, and Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens. Antti Niemi ...

MSU-PSU scoring summary

PSU

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Michigan State 0: Miles Sanders broke free up the middle for a 78-yard run to the Michigan State 5-yard line on PSU’s second possession. Trace McSorley hit KJ Hamler on a 5-yard TD pass on the next play with 5:03 left in the first. SECOND QUARTER Penn State ...

AFC North feud starts back today

Sports Columns

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers and Bengals will start mixing it up just past 1 o’clock this afternoon. The relevant question is whether football will be the No. 1 topic of conversation when this one wraps up somewhere around 4 o’clock. The teams have a heated rivalry, and one of the key ...

Some alerts for hunting season

Voice of the Fan

Individuals planning to hunt in the state of Pennsylvania should double-check the regulations that pertain to their hunting spot. Since this time last year, Disease Management Areas 2 and 3 have been expanded and the new DMA 4 was established due to the detection of new chronic wasting ...

Dodgers even series with Brewers

National Sports

By Jay Cohen The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Justin Turner and the Los Angeles Dodgers know all about performing in the postseason. Backed into a tough spot Saturday, the red-headed slugger delivered — again. Shut down for most of the afternoon, Los Angeles staged another late ...

Fandom

Voice of the Fan

Name: Hunter Ollinger Age: 24 Residence: Hollidaysburg High school: Hollidaysburg College: Penn State My favorite sport: Football I usually attend games with: My family, my girlfriend and many friends. Favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg Favorite college team: Penn ...

Busch leads Stewart-Haas sweep at Talladega

National Sports

By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press TALLADEGA, Ala. — Kurt Busch led a Stewart-Haas Racing sweep to put all four of the company cars up front at Talladega Superspeedway for a critical playoff race. Busch turned a lap at 195.804 mph to qualify in the top spot for Sunday’s race. He ...

In Vegas, glimpse of NBA’s future

Voice of the Fan

LAS VEGAS — There was LeBron James, still somewhat of a startling sight in purple and gold. And there were Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, still very much the champions of basketball for now and the foreseeable future. Playing each other Wednesday night in a game ...

Flash fall in final seconds

Local Sports

The Associated Press NEW YORK — D’Erren Wilson threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Chris Woodard off a reverse and Wagner snatched a 23-22 victory from Saint Francis with 6 seconds left to play on Saturday. Wagner (2-5, 1-1 Northeast Conference) led until the fourth quarter when the ...

Kendziora leads Lady Tigers

Local Sports

TYRONE — Rita Kendziora completed her second-half hat trick with a little help from Alyssa Bell as Holildaysburg scored five goals after halftime to shut out Tyrone, 5-0, in high school girls soccer on Saturday. Bell finished with a goal and two assists, and a fifth Lady Tiger goal was ...