Sports

Bulldogs improve to 4-1

Local Sports

CLAYSBURG — Since Landan Bauman began playing at the varsity level, the Claysburg-Kimmel senior has been asked to switch positions multiple times for different reasons on both sides of the ball. Rather than complain, Bauman has become a team leader both vocally and with his play on the ...

Sanders finally takes center stage

PSU

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Miles Sanders put on a show with 200 yards rushing for Penn State on Friday night at Illinois, but how he got those yards was just as important as the gaudy total. “I’ve been waiting for this for two years,” Sanders, now the star tailback with Saquon Barkley gone, ...

Simplifying defense might help Steelers

Sports Columns

PITTSBURGH — Football coaches spend hours studying video, looking for any edge they can get. Sometimes they outsmart themselves. There’s reason to believe that could be a factor in the Steelers’ 0-1-1 start, with a tough game in Tampa Bay looming Monday night. As the Kansas City ...

Lafferty eager for Penguins’ exhibition

Local Sports

When Pittsburgh hosts Detroit this afternoon in an NHL exhibition game at Consol Arena, Hollidaysburg native Sam Lafferty will be continuing his bid to earn a roster spot with the Penguins. And he can hardly contain his enthusiasm. “I’m so excited,” Lafferty texted to the Mirror. ...

PSU-Illinois highlights-lowlights

PSU

Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 63-24 victory over Illinois on Friday night at Memorial Stadium: Play of the game: With Penn State up 35-24, Jan Johnson’s interception off an Illinois bobble gave the Nittany Lions possession at the Illini 21 with 14:18 ...

Bucs’ potent offense goes against Steelers’ defense

Professional Sports

TAMPA, Fla. — So much for struggling without Jameis Winston. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not only thriving in the suspended quarterback’s absence, they’re evolving into an offensive juggernaut that’s set to perform on a national stage when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit Monday ...

Penn State report card

PSU

Following is Neil Rudel’s report card from Penn State’s 63-24 victory over Illinois on Friday night at Memorial Stadium: POSITION GRADE COMMENT Quarterback A No. 9 (12-19-160) just exudes toughness, adding career-high 92 rush yards. He’s ...

Hilltoppers put clamps on Panthers’ offense

Local Sports

JOHNSTOWN — Strong defensive play and halftime adjustments resulted in success for Westmont Hilltop as it defeated Penn Cambria on Saturday, 24-7. After Brandon Kaesler converted on a 30-yard field goal to put the game’s first points on the board, Derek Brown broke loose on a 33-yard run ...

Nothing beats being in the woods

Outdoors

Archery and small game hunters surely have an advantage over those of us who enjoy the scenery from our cars. To be in the woods, right in the middle of autumn at its best, to see hear and smell nature’s finest show, well, it is special indeed. How many hours have I spent in a tree stand, ...

Brewers blanked by Williams, Pirates

Professional Sports

By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers’ playoff push was slowed by a nemesis. Milwaukee’s offense was stymied when Trevor Williams combined with three relievers on a five-hitter that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 3-0 victory Saturday ...

Pennsylvania’s elk herd presents a special treat

Outdoors

The peak of the mating season for our Pennsylvania elk herd, commonly called the “rut,” occurs from mid-September to early October and provides a special experience for dedicated wildlife watchers. During the next several weeks, thousands of visitors armed with binoculars, spotting ...

DeCastro ruled out of game

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be without All-Pro guard David DeCastro for a second straight week when they visit Tampa Bay on Monday night. DeCastro is still recovering from a fractured right hand suffered during Pittsburgh’s Week 1 tie against Cleveland. B.J. Finney will ...

Bedford’s May wins Flash race

Local Sports

LORETTO — Bedford Area High School sophomore Van May won the varsity boys individual race for the second straight year in the Saint Francis Red Flash Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. May finished in a time of 17 minutes, 26 seconds. Penn Cambria’s Logan Michina was seventh in ...

Lady Tigers take two

Local Sports

WINGATE — Meghan Cutshall did not allow a goal for Hollidaysburg in regulation across two games Saturday afternoon at the Bald Eagle Area Girls Soccer Tournament as the Lady Tigers picked up two wins to improve to 9-2. Rita Kendziora, Hannah Snyder and Natalie Despot scored in the shootout ...

Busch holds on late to win playoff race

National Sports

By Hank Kurz Jr. The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. Busch won for the 50th time in his career, the sixth time ...

New QB key to Irish win

National Sports

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — No. 8 Notre Dame threw the Book at Wake Forest. Ian Book rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more in his first start of the season, leading the Fighting Irish past Wake Forest 56-27 on Saturday. Book replaced Brandon Wimbush in the starting lineup and was ...

New MNF crew to size up Steelers

Sports Columns

Steelers fans get their first experience with their team playing on the revamped “Monday Night Football” this week, and it should be an enjoyable broadcast — even if it might not be an enjoyable result. Play-by-play man Joe Tessitore really enjoys the “MNF” assignment and all that ...

West Virginia crushes KSU

National Sports

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen isn’t worried about quarterback Will Grier being overwhelmed by the attention and pressure that comes with being a Heisman Trophy candidate. Grier has thrown far too many passes. Played in far too many games. Diagnosed far too many ...

Pitt should just focus on itself

Voice of the Fan

I loved the letter from Byron Ferg in last week’s PSU Mailbag (Sept. 14 Gameday), lamenting the Pitt-PSU rivalry demise. After almost 25 years and Joe Paterno’s death, Ferg is still balling and sniffling about PSU not playing Pitt. Penn State is in the Big Ten, not the ACC. Isn’t ...

Once again, PSU rallies in second half

PSU

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Penn State shockingly found itself trailing huge-underdog Illinois early in the third quarter Friday night, leading to much frustration in the Nittany Nation. But this script has played out before over the past couple of years. ...