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More improvement sought by Big Ben

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Judging by the tone of Ben Roethlisberger’s voice, it was hard to tell if the Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-0 or 0-2. No matter how the questions were framed following a 26-21 victory over Denver on Sunday that gave the Steelers their best start since 2017, ...

Altoona set to allow 33%

From Mirror reports The Altoona Area High School Board passed a plan Monday night to have 3,400 people attend this Friday’s varsity football opener at Mansion Park. The plan is to have 33% capacity for this week’s game against Cumberland Valley. If all goes well, Altoona could bump it ...

Central’s QB ‘sets the tone’

Name: Jeff Hoenstine School: Central Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: He completed 18-of-32 passes for 211 yards and three TDs, and rushed for 39 yards and a score in Central’s 26-14 win over Bellefonte. He also intercepted a pass and ...

Wilson contributes big-time

Name: Lyzee Wilson School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Wilson had 30 kills, 17 service points and 19 digs in a five-set thriller over Bishop McCort and collected 13 kills, 10 service points and 24 digs in another ...

PSU Season Snapshot: 1961

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1961 Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 8-3 Final ranking: AP No. 17, UPI No. 19 Regular-season wins: Navy, Boston, Syracuse, California, West Virginia, Holy Cross, Pitt Regular-season losses: Miami (Fla.), Army, ...

Swartzel driving force at Bedford Springs

Since reopening in 2007, the Old Course at Bedford Springs has consistently ranked among the finest resort courses in the country. One reason behind this distinction is the meticulous renovation project completed by the renowned Forse Golf Design group. Another major factor is the ongoing ...

Pirate bats go quietly into the night at home

On deck Tonight: Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Chicago Cubs LHP Jose Quintana (0-0) vs. Pirates LHP Steven Brault (1-3) TV: AT&T SportsNet The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kyle Schwarber found the quickest way to get back in his manager’s good graces: hit the ...

Golden Eagles continue strong 2020 season with 7 wins

TYRONE — Tyrone won the final Mountain League match of the season, recording a team score of 325 to finish ahead of Philipsburg-Osceola (351), Bellefonte (353), Huntingdon (353) and Central (358) at Sinking Valley in high school boys golf action on Monday. P-O’s Chad Frank was the ...

Huntingdon names Fortson head coach

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon Area School District hired Jordan Fortson as its new high school boys basketball coach at its board meeting Monday. Fortson, who was approved unanimously at a salary of $4,901, takes over for Nick Payne, who resigned in March following three straight District 6 ...

Lions get OT victory

Altoona won a thriller over Hollidaysburg in high school boys soccer action on Monday night at Mansion Park. Chad Reighard’s unassisted goal two minutes into the second overtime lifted the Mountain Lions to a 4-3 win after battling back from a 3-1 deficit. Bailey Musselman’s goal with ...

Eagles pick up Quick win over Bearcats

TYRONE — Freshman Lainey Quick scored her first varsity goal in overtime to lift Tyrone to a 3-2 win over Huntingdon in high school girls soccer action on Monday. Chloe LaRosa scored two goals for the Lady Eagles, and Kendall Markley had two assists. SCORE BY HALVES Huntingdon 1 1 0 — ...

BG goes five sets for another victory

Bishop Guilfoyle won its third straight five-set match, edging Penn Cambria, 25-14, 24-26, 20-25, 25-19, 15-11, at the Pleasant Valley gym in high school girls volleyball action on Monday. Abby Yahner collected 16 service points, 17 digs and 61 assists, Lyzee Wilson had 28 kills, 18 digs and ...

Central Cambria picks up win No. 8 on year

EBENSBURG — Central Cambria edged Chestnut Ridge, 3-2, behind singles wins from Olivia Ratchford and Corinne Markovich in high school girls tennis action on Monday. Ella Persio and Andie McCullough combined for a doubles win. SINGLES: 1, Ratchford, CC, def. Kissell, 6-1, 6-0; 2, ...

Lions host OSU in home opener

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 ...

Shaffer wins Altoona event

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

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

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 ...

Tyrone-Clearfield postponed until Oct. 30

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

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

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 ...