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Music to her ears: Lady Highlanders coach thrilled with win over BG

PATTON — Cambria Heights girls’ basketball Amber Fees gathered her belongings and exclaimed, “Oh, my Go-o-o-o-o-o-od,” with a soprano note thrown in at the end for good measure. The Lady Highlanders added another “OMG” moment to their season after they eked out a 61-60 victory ...

Metzger key factor for Lady Dragons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Glendale grad gets shot to showcase his talents

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, ...

Rust, Johnson help Pens rally for win

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jack Johnson’s goal into his own net was one of the low points of a forgettable first period for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Johnson’s short-handed slap shot later in the game helped the Penguins complete another memorable comeback. Johnson and Bryan ...

Lions soak up national spotlight in win

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team picked Sunday to wrestle its most complete match of the season, in front of another Rec Hall sellout crowd and an ESPN national television audience. No. 22 Rutgers, which sent out a lineup that features five freshmen, could present very little ...

Vikes’ Johnston finishes 2nd

HOLLAND — Glendale High School senior Cory Johnston earned a second-place finish in the Escape the Rock Tournament at Council Rock South High School on Sunday. Johnston, at 220 pounds, lost to Kyonte Hamilton of Maryland in the final by technical fall. The score was 17-0 after ...

Hoops du Jour

Merrimack at SFU men Tipoff: 4 p.m., DeGol Arena Records: Saint Francis (12-5, 5-1 NEC); Merrimack (11-8, 5-1) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 109-128 in his eighth season at Saint Francis and overall. Joe Gallo is 72-42 in his fourth season at Merrimack and overall. Radio: Online at ...

Poor first quarter too much for Lady Lions

From Mirror reports EVANSTON, Ill. — The Penn State women’s basketball team wasn’t able to overcome a slow start in an 85-59 road loss at Big Ten-leading Northwestern Sunday afternoon. Junior Kamaria McDaniel led Penn State with 18 points, while freshman Makenna Marisa scored a ...