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Steelers hold off Broncos, who were minus starting QB

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — A game seemingly in hand suddenly on the cusp of slipping away, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t overthink things. His team’s defense is built on one principle: attack. Needing a stop to turn back the surprisingly resilient Denver Broncos, the Steelers ...

Lions host OSU in home opener

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State fans eager to see the Nittany Lions play Ohio State won’t have to wait long. The Big Ten released its schedule Saturday morning, and the Lions will host the Buckeyes in the second game of the season — Oct. 31 at Beaver Stadium. Penn State opens at Indiana ...

PSU season snapshot: 1960

PSU

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1960 Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 7-3 Final ranking: AP No. 16 Regular-season wins: Boston, Army, West Virginia, Maryland, Holy Cross, Pitt Regular-season losses: Missouri, Syracuse, Illinois Bowl ...

DeChambeau blasts way to US Open title

National Sports

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — What was supposed to be a typical U.S. Open produced a most unconventional champion. Bryson DeChambeau was not the least bit concerned by the narrow fairways or the ankle-deep rough that shape Winged Foot into historically the toughest of all U.S. Opens. With his extra 40 ...

Denver in familiar spot

National Sports

PITTSBURGH — Drew Lock is getting a sense of deja vu. So are the Denver Broncos. And not in a good way. The second-year quarterback’s status is uncertain after his right shoulder was driven into the ground in the first quarter of a 26-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Lock was ...

Shaffer wins Altoona event

Local Sports

Portage’s Lauren Shaffer and Penns Valley’s Brendan Colwell were the individual winners in the 25th Altoona Mountain Lion Cross Country Invitational on Saturday at Logan Elementary School. Shaffer won the girls race in 19 minutes, 50.55 seconds to help Portage finish third in the team ...

Dziabo, DeGol triumph

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — As the sun was setting on a beautiful September afternoon, David DeGol Jr. calmly rolled in a 15-foot downhill putt on the 18th hole to clinch the 2020 Scotch Valley Invitational. The par putt capped a 1-up victory in the championship flight for DeGol and partner Quintin ...

Panthers overcome their mistakes

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi watched the Panthers put together a nearly flawless practice last Tuesday, one so close to perfect that Narduzzi admitted he practically had to invent something to complain about. That won’t be an issue going forward. While Narduzzi remains ...

Bucs’ bats silent

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer and Jack Flaherty struck out 11 as the St. Louis Cardinals kept their hold on a postseason spot with a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Molina’s home run to the bleachers in left field came in the seventh inning off Derek ...

Cowboys rally, stun Falcons

National Sports

ARLINGTON, Texas — One gamble after another failed for coach Mike McCarthy in his home debut with the Dallas Cowboys. A successful onside kick made them all moot. Greg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and the Cowboys overcame four fumbles and a 20-point deficit in the ...

NFL roundup

National Sports

Chiefs 23, Chargers 20, OT LOS ANGELES — Harrison Butker kicked a 58-yard field goal with 1:55 remaining in overtime, and the Chiefs survived a superlative first start by rookie Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. Butker’s winner was his third field goal of the day and his second from ...

BG has success on road

Scholastic Sports

SIDMAN — Justin Wheeler’s 100th career football coaching victory at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School occurred in a cakewalk. Senior running back Keegan Myrick rushed for 143 yards on nine carries and scored two touchdowns, and junior wideout-quarterback Haiden Garner ran for 91 yards ...

Tyrone-Clearfield postponed until Oct. 30

Local Sports

Four Mountain League high school football teams had their games wiped out Friday due to a possible positive COVID-19 test in the Clearfield Area School District. The Tyrone at Clearfield game and a Penns Valley at Philipsburg-Osceola contest were not played. Penns Valley played Clearfield ...

Blue Pirates rise to occasion, end long skid

Local Sports

WILLIAMSBURG — The drought is over. The Williamsburg Blue Pirates stunned Juniata Valley, 14-9, Friday night at Veterans Memorial Field to end a 21-game losing streak and give second-year head coach Ryan Hileman his first victory. Williamsburg ended the game on its terms, running out the ...

Titans rally from 26-7 deficit to prevail in overtime

Local Sports

CLAYSBURG — Tussey Mountain overcame an early three-possession deficit before quarterback Colton Bishop — on a quarterback draw from 7 yards out — capped off a stretch where the Titans scored 26 unanswered points en route to a 33-26 victory Friday night at Bulldog Stadium. Play of the ...

Tigers humbled by W.Va. team

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers’ 2020 season is off to a rocky start. After falling to Baldwin of the WPIAL in the opener, the Tigers were manhandled by Musselman, W. Va., 43-7, in Game 2 Friday night at Tiger Stadium. Musselman running back Blake Hartman scored four times ...

Central offense sinks Raiders

Local Sports

BELLEFONTE — Central quarterback Jeff Hoenstine tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another, accounting for all of the Scarlet Dragons’ scores, in a 26-14 win over Bellefonte Friday at Rogers Stadium. Play of the game: Parker Gregg took a handoff at the Bellefonte 25-yard line and ...

Football on hold at State College

Local Sports

From Mirror reports The State College Area School District voted 7-2 in favor of starting competition in contact sports, including high school football, however the Little Lions might not be taking the field for a game any time soon. The board broke its fall sports into two categories, ...

United’s goal-line stand thwarts BC rally attempt

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll came out on the short end of a defensive struggle in its home opener Friday night as visiting United thwarted a last-minute Huskies comeback attempt with a goal-line stand to preserve an 8-0 Heritage Conference win. Series of the game: With Bishop Carroll facing ...

Blue Devil defense dominates in victory

Local Sports

BELLWOOD — In front of the typically-packed home stands now laid bare due to state coronavirus restrictions, the Bellwood-Antis defense dominated the Everett offense from the start and rode away with a 46-0 win on a chilly Friday night at Memorial Stadium. The Blue Devils ran to the tune ...