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BG girls cap off wild ride with district title

CRESSON — With plenty of talented underclassmen and a program on the rise, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic looked like it was a year away from being at the center of area girls basketball again. Two seniors made sure that future started now Thursday night at Mount Aloysius College in a 52-49 ...

Big 2nd half lifts BG boys

CRESSON — The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Marauders won their third consecutive District 6 Class 2A boys basketball championship Thursday night, and despite a 19-point margin of victory, it was anything but easy. The Marauders trailed feisty and gutsy Portage for the greater part ...

Flash record No. 20

LORETTO — Saint Francis finished 6-23 the year before Rob Krimmel took over as head coach, then 5-24 in his first season in 2012-13. A 20-win season seemed like a pipe dream back then. That dream became a reality Thursday night. “That’s a lot of wins, that’s a lot of wins,” ...

Bellwood earns third seed

Bellwood-Antis finds itself in the same position it was in two years and two state titles ago when its current run of dominance began. The Lady Blue Devils held on late in the game after a strong start to top Bishop McCort, 62-59, in the District 6 Class 2A consolation game Thursday night at ...

Northwest Regional 3A picks

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Nic Allison, Mifflin County vs. Jacob VanDee, Cathedral Prep. Champion: Allison. Comment: Allison handled VanDee, 9-0, in last year’s finals. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Derek Keen, Central Mountain vs. Vincent Rinella, Meadville. Champion: Rinella. Comment: Bellefonte’s ...

Pens mired in losing streak

On the ice Pittsburgh Penguins (37-19-6, second in the Metropolitan Division) at Anaheim Ducks (25-30-8, sixth in the Pacific Division) When: Tonight, 10 p.m. TV: AT&T SportsNet BOTTOM LINE: Pittsburgh aims to break its four-game losing streak when the Penguins take on Anaheim. ... ...

Bucs routed by Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla. — A six-run third inning propelled the Baltimore Orioles to a 13-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in an exhibition baseball game Friday. The loss dropped the Pirates to 0-6-1 in spring training. Starter Hecto Noesi pitched two scoreless innings, throwing 28 pitches, 16 for ...

Frazier’s finale at BJC not enough for Lady Lions

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Despite 28 points from Penn State senior Siyeh Frazier, in her final game at the Bryce Jordan Center, it wasn’t enough as the Lady Lions fell to Michigan, 80-66, Thursday night in a Big Ten Conference matchup. The loss dropped Penn State to 7-21 ...

Basketball preview capsules

District 6 Class 3A girls final Teams: Cambria Heights Lady Highlanders (22-3) vs. Tyrone Lady Eagles (20-3) Site, time: Mount Aloysius Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center, 6 p.m., tonight The coaches: Cambria Heights — Amber Fees (58-92, five years). Tyrone — Luke Rhoades ...

Altoona loses heartbreaker at buzzer

PITTSBURGH — Altoona and Allderdice have staged some classic basketball battles in the past, but none likely was more exciting than on Wednesday night. For the Altoona boys, the outcome was equally disappointing. Blake Haber’s 3-point shot at the final buzzer lifted Pittsburgh City ...

Carroll-ing! Carroll-ing!: Healthy Huskies sink Pirates

CRESSON — Last year’s District 6 Class 1A boys basketball championship left Bishop Carroll Catholic’s Tristan McDannell with a lot of physical and mental pain. The star guard suffered a leg injury in the first half and wasn’t able to play in the fourth quarter of the Huskies’ ...

BC wins 3rd title in 4 years

CRESSON — New year. New team. New coach. But it’s the same old Bishop Carroll Catholic. The Lady Huskies are champions of District 6 once again after a dominant 51-27 performance over Saint Joseph’s Academy at Mount Aloysius College Wednesday night in the Class 1A championship ...

Dread’s 3 wins it for Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Patrick Chambers wants No. 16 Penn State to develop a killer instinct. He may want to show his Nittany Lions replays of Myles Dread’s effort from Wednesday night. Dread hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 28 seconds left to lift Penn State over Rutgers 65-64 after the ...

Franklin deal worth $38.2M

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football coach James Franklin is guaranteed at least $38.2 million over the length of a new six-year contract that runs through 2025. The contract was agreed to by Franklin and approved by Penn State’s Board of Trustees in December. Terms of the agreement were ...

Area swimmers prep for districts

High school swimmers Conor McKeirnan, Nick Buckley and Colby Grubb all made it to the PIAA State Meet a year ago. Starting Friday, those three, plus a host of others, are hoping to accomplish the same thing again. McKeirnan, a senior from Hollidaysburg, was a District 6 3A champion a year ago ...

3A matmen close to Hershey

Altoona’s Matt Sarbo dominated the 132-pound weight class at last week’s District 6 Class 3A Tournament, including a 21-6 technical fall over State College’s Owen Woolcott in the finals. Sarbo, voted the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament, will look to continue his postseason ...

Unselfish Lions grab title

NEW PARIS — There were plenty of things for second-year Chestnut Ridge boys basketball coach Matthew Claar to be pleased about Wednesday night, after his Lions won the de facto District 5 Class 3A championship. At the top of the list was Ridge’s scoring balance. The Lions placed all ...

Area players among NFF nominees

STATE COLLEGE — The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, will honor 49 high school and seven college scholar-athletes at its 23rd annual Awards Dinner on Sunday at 1:30 at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The 49 high school ...

Hoops du Jour

Mt. St. Mary's at SFU men Tipoff: 7 p.m., DeGol Arena Records: Saint Francis (19-8, 12-4 NEC); Mount St. Mary's (11-18, 7-9) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 116-131 in his eighth season at Saint Francis and overall. Dan Engelstad is 20-40 in his second season at the Mount. Radio: Online at ...

Pittsburgh’s woes follow them home

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A month ago, the sight of Buddy Boeheim hobbling to the bench might have left Syracuse shaken. Not so much anymore. Elijah Hughes scored 25 points, Joe Girard III added 16 and Bourama Sibide chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Orange smothered ...