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SFU men at Longwood Tipoff: 3 p.m., Willett Hall, Farmville, Va. Records: Saint Francis (0-2), Longwood (0-2) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 61-97 in his sixth season at Saint Francis and overall. Jayson Gee is 35-96 in his fifth season at Longwood and 195-149 in 12 seasons overall. Probable ...

Juniata downs Mount in opener

From Mirror reports The Juniata men routed Mount Aloysius, 93-62, in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament on Friday night in the season opener for both teams at Penn State Altoona’s Adler Arena. Brandon Martinazzi led the Eagles with 22 points, while Marcus Lee added 21. Damion Rickens ...

Cold day sinks SFU women

From Mirror reports FAIRFAX, Va. — Caitlyn Kroll had a career day with 16 points and 10 rebounds but cold shooting did the Red Flash in on Friday afternoon in a 82-50 setback at the hands of Southeast Missouri State. Saint Francis shot just 23.5 percent (16-68) on Friday afternoon, its ...

Third-quarter scoring flurry lifts Little Lions

DANVILLE — Now that’s what you call getting things done in a hurry — especially with things looking kind of grim. Yet when you get to postseason play, it’s not about how it looks. It’s all about who comes out on top. Down two scores early in the second half, State College scored ...

Friday night football scoreboard

Bishop Guilfoyle 59, Juniata Valley 13 (final) Forest Hills 32, Huntingdon 25 (final) Hollidaysburg 30, Grove City 27 (final) Clarion 20, Chestnut Ridge 14 (final) Farrell 34, Northern Bedford 19 (final) State College 21, Delaware Valley 14 (final) Ridgway 9, Curwensville 7 ...

District 6 all-star teams picked

Members of the girls volleyball teams from Central Cambria, Cambria Heights, Penn Cambria and Bellwood-Antis made the District 6 2A all-star teams which were released earlier this week. Making the first team were two members of the Central Cambria squad, Jenna Bauer and Abbie Young. Named to ...

Wright leads balanced attack for MA

FROSTBURG, Md. — Despite falling behind, 20-17, after one quarter of play Wednesday night, the Mount Aloysius women’s basketball team came back to score a 73-62 win at Frotburg State in area college action. Jessa Wright led a balanced attack with 16 points for the Lady Mounties, who used ...

Sports at a glance

No doubt for Cy Young Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals coasted to his third Cy Young Award, winning Wednesday for the second straight year in the National League. Scherzer breezed past Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, drawing 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by ...

Lady Bisons determined to duplicate 2017 success

ALLISON PARK — Don’t feel sorry for the Bedford Lady Bisons. Coach Jeff Thomas certainly wasn’t hanging his head on Monday at the PIAA girls soccer semifinals after witnessing the team’s only loss. He was already looking forward to next season, when Bedford will be expected to ...

Carroll can’t overcome huge hurdle in Mooney

NEWVILLE — In the simplest terms, there was just too much Jasmine Mooney for Bishop Carroll Catholic to deal with. An all-state selection last year, the 6-foot-1 Mooney proved to be a powerful force at the net (35 kills) and used a tough serve (nine aces) to carry the Marian Catholic ...

Panthers’ defense will be key against Farrell

In Jarrett Samuels’ 10 years as the Farrell High School Steelers’ head football coach, the program has put together quite a resume. The Steelers have won six District 10 titles, reached the Final Four among Class 1A teams in the state five times and lost to Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in ...

Mountain League OKs BC football

EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll Catholic High School announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement with the members of The Mountain League for football for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In addition, Bishop Carroll will become an associate member of the league in 2020. All other Bishop Carroll ...

Altoona hockey team beats Central Cambria

The Altoona Mountain Lions received a pair of goals from Cameron Yeckley as they were able to get past Central Cambria, 5-3, Tuesday night at Galactic Ice in varsity hockey action. Goaltender Evan Montgomery saved 17-of-20 shots for Altoona, which improved to 3-0. Austin Homan had two ...

Mount Aloysius soccer rakes in AMCC honors

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College put a record 14 of 22 men’s and women’s soccer team starters on the AMCC all-star team — eight women and six men, seven of whom were named to the first team. Will Funez, the AMCC Newcomer of the Year, highlighted a group of the six Mount Aloysius ...

Board approves Altoona to Mid-Penn

With opposition in the room from a gaggle of parents, the Altoona Area School Board voted 7-2 Monday to approve an associate membership to the Mid-Penn Athletic Conference for a two-year trial period beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The move is only for football, both boys and girls ...

Huskers peeling apart

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following a blowout 54-21 loss to Minnesota, Nebraska has fallen into an abyss that they have not seen in decades. With games remaining against Penn State and Iowa, not only are the 4-6 Cornhuskers likely to miss out on a bowl game, but they face the serious potential of ...

Mowry lifting Bisons

Name: Lindsay Mowry School: Bedford Age: 14 Grade: Freshman Sport: Soccer Athlete of the week achievement: Mowry recorded back-to-back shutouts in goal for the Lady Bisons, shutting out Schuylkill Valley and Waynesburg Central to help Bedford reach the PIAA Class 2A ...

Big Ben, Brown connect late to complete rally

INDIANAPOLIS — Ben Roethlisberger’s old game plan still works. Pittsburgh’s quarterback kept taking shots Sunday, and eventually the Steelers’ playmakers broke through. Roethlisberger threw two second-half touchdown passes to erase a 14-point deficit and then hooked up with Antonio ...

Giger: Franklin, Moorhead need to be on same page about future

Head coaches make the huge money in college football, just as CEOs get the big bucks in corporations and, for most of us, the manager of your office makes a lot more than you do. But who does the actual work? The grunt work. The daily grind. The nuts and bolts. The stuff that makes the whole ...

Balanced Lions rout FDU, improve to 2-0

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State pulled contributions from the top of the lineup to the bottom of the roster against Fairleigh Dickinson to tally its second win of the season. Five players scored over 10 points to lead the Lions to an 81-57 victory on Sunday night in the Bryce Jordan ...