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PSU makes it 8 straight

By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK— Penn State coach Patrick Chambers has watched his teams cough up enough leads late to know this squad is different. The No. 13 Nittany Lions are hanging on and closing games out. Lamar Stevens scored 23 points to lead Penn State ...

Glendale triumphs: Johnston helps Vikings win title

Glendale’s Cory Johnston finally cracked the code on how to beat Mount Union returning state runner-up Jake Ryan. And the Vikings made history again in the District 6 Class 2A Tournament. Johnston, who suffered two one-point losses to Ryan during the regular season, got some revenge beating ...

Lower seed BG beats up on CC

EBENSBURG — After losing two of its last three games of the regular season, the Bishop Guilfoyle girls basketball team slid down to the fourth and final seed in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference playoffs. While it may have been a tough pill to swallow at first, it was possibly just ...

Defense does in BG in title tilt

EBENSBURG — Clinching the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship came down to just an inbounds pass. The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys basketball team had exactly what they were looking for on the play, but Johnstown came up with a key deflection. That set up a heartbreaking ...

Lady Devils reign again in ICC, beat Everett

CLAYSBURG — If anyone had left the Inter-County Conference girls championship game at halftime, they might have thought that Bellwood-Antis was all about Alli Campbell and Sakeria Haralson. While the senior duo are certainly a large part of the Lady Blue Devils, they are far from the only ...

Garrett potentially liable after interview

The agent for Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph says Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett opened himself up for potential legal action after reiterating his claim that Rudolph used a racial slur shortly before their infamous brawl in November. During an interview with ESPN, his first since ...

Ridge dominates with six champions

JOHNSTOWN — Chestnut Ridge extended its reign of dominance in the District 5 Class 2A wrestling tournament Saturday night in the Richland Area High School gymansium, but first-year head coach Josh Deputy, obviously a perfectionist, still detected room for improvement. In rolling to its ...

Tussey boys take down West Branch

CLAYSBURG — Saturday’s Inter-County Conference championship game between Tussey Mountain and West Branch played out like the proverbial tale of two halves. Fortunately, for the Titans, their time came in the second half as Tussey was able to shake off an early third quarter deficit, climb ...

Bonus points a big deal for Nittany Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has long been known for its ability to produce bushels of bonus points, especially as it has won eight of the last nine NCAA championships. Saturday night in front of 15,995 fans in the Bryce Jordan Center, it was that ability to produce bonus points that ...

Weaver, Altoona claim league’s championship

BELLEFONTE — Gracie Weaver finished first in all events and won the all-around for Altoona, which won the Central Pennsylvania League championship Saturday afternoon in gymnastics action at Bellefonte Area High School. It was Altoona’s seventh straight title. Altoona finished on top of ...

Hoops du Jour

No. 10 Maryland at PSU women Tipoff: 2 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (7-18, 1-13 Big Ten); Maryland (21-4, 12-2 Big Ten) Coaches: Penn State coach Carolyn Kieger is 106-82 overall, having spent the previous five seasons at Marquette. Brenda Frese has been at Maryland since ...

Panthers continue their struggles away from home

The Associated Press BLACKSBURG, Va. — During Virginia Tech’s recent skid, its fans and players had been searching for answers to help the Hokies solve some of their recent end-of-game issues, particularly after two close losses to Boston College and one to Florida State. Coach Mike ...

Red Flash men come back again

From Mirror reports Emmitsburg, Md. — The Saint Francis men’s basketball team is making a habit of epic second-half comebacks. They did it again on Saturday afternoon. Seventeen days after completing a 21-point comeback against Central Connecticut State, the largest in school and NEC ...

3 points in first quarter sinks Red Flash

From Mirror reports EMMITSBURG, MD — The Saint Francis women’s basketball team fell behind 22-3 after one quarter of play Saturday afternoon en route to a 68-44 Northeast Conference loss at Mount St. Mary’s. The loss dropped the Red Flash to 11-14 overall, 9-5 in the league, while the ...

Poised Portage: Lady Mustangs deliver at line to claim crown

JOHNSTOWN — Portage jumped out to a 14-point lead just minutes into the second half of its WestPAC championship and, at that point, looked like it could put the game away. However, Shanksville-Stonycreek, which didn’t sub the entire game, got its second wind when one would think it should ...

Red Devils’ Brandis making up for lost time

Central Cambria’s Zach Brandis has been hampered by a knee injury that limited him to 15 bouts and a 10-5 record going into the District 6 Class 2A Tournament. Brandis certainly made up for lost time on the first day of the tourney. The Red Devil senior, seeded seventh at 113, earned a ...

Portage not competing in D6 wrestling tourney

Portage isn’t wrestling in the District 6 Class 2A Tournament this weekend at the AAHS Fieldhouse. Portage Superintendent Eric Zelanko told The Mirror via phone that the reason for the Mustangs, who are coached by Mike Fox, not participating was an “internal matter” and couldn’t ...

Mo Valley tops Hornets

ALEXANDRIA — Moshannon Valley ended its season on a high note with a 45-26 Inter-County Conference win over Juniata Valley in high school boys basketball on Friday. Michael Kitko led the Black Knights with 13 points, Joe Bacher had 11 points, and Ben Murawski added 10. Juniata Valley ...

Balanced attack on offense leads Mount men to road win

BRADFORD—The Mount Aloysius men’s basketball team got 16 points from Trent McErlane in a 66-49 win over Pitt-Bradford in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action Saturday. Carlos Palacios added 14 points to go with 12 from Nate Christian as the Mounties improved to 12-11 overall ...

Valley upset it’s not allowed to host game

The District 6 high school basketball playoff brackets were released Thursday afternoon, and though the Juniata Valley girls team knew what was coming, that didn’t mean it was happy about it. The Lady Hornets are the No. 3 seed in the Class 2A bracket and will play sixth-seeded Bishop ...