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Metzger key factor for Lady Dragons

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SAXTON — As one of the Central High School girls basketball team’s senior leaders, Kylie Metzger has taken it upon herself to play the game with increased assertiveness and confidence. “I see the maturity in her,’’ Central coach Rob Mock said Monday night of Metzger, a 5-foot-11 ...

Maxwell more than hoop star

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Name: Kaitlyn Maxwell School: Everett Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Maxwell had 25 points, seven steals and five assists in a win over Forbes Road and had 33 points and eight rebounds in a key win over Tussey Mountain. Season update: ...

Burk strong both off, on court

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Name: Nolan Burk School: Bishop Carroll Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Burk averaged 20.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.7 assists in victories over Bishop McCort, Central Cambria and Forest Hills. Season update: Burk is averaging ...

Life lesson in loss for Saint Francis

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LORETTO -- Connecting the dots on an important life lesson, Rob Krimmel delivered a poignant, appropriate and timely message that certainly carried a lot of weight on the day our country celebrates the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saint Francis lost a key basketball game Monday ...

Getting technical: Bedford senior Cassidy chasing record

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Wrestlers have different goals for how they want to win. Some just want to win. The more skilled wrestlers are always looking for pins. For Bedford’s Kaden Cassidy, his goal is to win by technical fall every time. He has nearly achieved that goal in every bout this season. Cassidy, who is ...

Flash in need of a reboot

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LORETTO — On Monday afternoon, Saint Francis was playing its first-ever game against Merrimack, the newest edition to the Northeast Conference, and the Red Flash found out quickly that the Warriors aren’t just any rookie Division I team. SFU had no answer on the defensive side for ...

Lamb wins it at the line for Highlanders

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PATTON — Luke Lamb’s foul shot with 0.3 seconds remaining lifted Cambria Heights to a 43-42 victory over Bishop Carroll in high school boys basketball action on Monday. Lamb finished with 13 points, and Preston Lamb had 12. Tristan McDannell led BC with 16 points, and Nolan Burk scored ...

PSU Altoona women cruise on the road

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ALFRED, N.Y. — The Penn State Altoona women’s basketball team improved to 9-5 overall with a 77-51 win over Alfred State in an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference matchup Monday. The Lady Lions (AMCC 7-3) got a season-high 21 points from Sydney Snyder to go with 15 points from ...

Lady Mustangs win, gain division’s top spot

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PORTAGE — Monday night’s game against Windber had major implications for the Portage Area High School girls basketball team. Entering the matchup, both teams sat at the top of the WestPAC North Division with unbeaten conference records and were looking to gain the upper hand on their ...

Bellwood-Antis displays good sportsmanship

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Sometimes you hear about the ugly side of high school sports like riots, shootings, trash-talking fans and fights in the stands. Then there’s the good side, like what happened at Thursday’s wrestling match at Bellwood-Antis. I figured there was going to be a big crowd for the Blue ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

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106 POUNDS 1. Calan Bollman Chestnut Ridge Fr 17-3 2. Korry Walls Tyrone Fr 12-6 3. Landon Dunsmore Huntingdon Fr 15-8 4. Reyan Imler Northern Bedford So 13-5 5. Jaxon Matthews Central So 7-7 Ones to watch: Nathan Rabenstein, B-A; Dustin Hockenberry, Glen; Mike Lazor, TM 113 ...

Wrestling leaders

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WINS 1. Sarbo Alt 22-1 2. Mills Hunt 21-3 3. Knisely CR 20-3 McMillen Glen 20-3 5. Dudurich Glen 19-4 Walk Ty 19-4 7. Dull CR 19-6 8. Cassidy Bed 18-0 9. Pellegrine B-A 18-2 Eckenrode CH 18-2 Johnston Glen 18-2 PINS 1. Dudurich Glen 13 2. ...

Ostinowsky, Carroll girls beat Bedford; PC romps

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EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll moved to 7-6 overall with a 62-51 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference victory over Bedford in high school girls basketball action on Monday. Freshman Madison Ostinowsky led the Lady Huskies with 22 points, Mara Yahner scored 16 points, and Savannah Smorto scored ...

Zero tolerance policy needed in pro sports

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I grew up with a hard-core, old-school coach. My Dad preached the values of athletics to us from a very young age. While participating in sports, we were to learn skills, but also values; good habits, but also important lessons; and the biggest lesson of all was sportsmanship. We were to ...

Glendale grad gets shot to showcase his talents

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Many young kids in America dream of having the chance to grow up and play professional football. For Shea O’Donnell, he had that opportunity to chase his dream take place Monday when the 2020 Dream Bowl was played in Roanoke, Va. The event is a college football showcase of the best FCS, ...

Vegas not really certain about 49ers-Chiefs game

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From Mirror, wire reports LAS VEGAS — Even the bookies are having a problem figuring out a favorite in the Super Bowl. Odds opened at pick ‘em Sunday at many Las Vegas sports books, though the Kansas City Chiefs quickly moved to 1-point favorites over the San Francisco 49ers. Early ...

Injury-affected Konta winds up with early exit

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By Dennis Passa The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Johanna Konta wasn’t sure even as she celebrated Christmas if she’d make the long trip to Australia for the year’s first Grand Slam tournament because of her recovery from a chronic knee problem. It turned out to be a ...

Bearcats, Lady Eagles earn wins

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HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon boys are 8-2 after a 100-46 win over Tyrone on Monday in high school swimming action. Huntingdon received two wins each from Colby Grubb and Nick Buckley. Grubb won the 100-yard freestyle and 200 IM, while Buckley took the 50 freestyle and 500 freestyle. On ...

Sports at a glance

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Lopez wins in LPGA playoff LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Gaby Lopez ran in a 30-foot putt for birdie Monday to defeat Nasa Hataoka in a seven-hole playoff that took an extra day to finish at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. It was Lopez’s second LPGA victory. Lopez and Hataoka, ...