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Sunday’s Bills-Steelers game family reunion for brothers

By John Wawrow The Associated Press ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Felicia Edmunds would rouse her three preteen boys from bed hours before school — and even on vacation — to put them through a rigorous daily workout of long runs and suicide sprints. If Trey, Terrell and Tremaine Edmunds ...

Lady Highlanders pass first LHAC test of season

EBENSBURG — Every night is a battle in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference. In Wednesday night’s intra-conference girls basketball matchup between foes Cambria Heights and Bishop Carroll, that sentiment rang true as both teams were tested early on. With both teams battling ...

Haigh comes up big for BG

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic got 21 points from Teresa Haigh in a 61-36 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference win at Richland in high school girls basketball action Wednesday. The Lady Marauders, up 33-14 at halftime, also got 13 points from Leah Homan and 10 points from Blaise ...

Bellwood, Glendale, Portage post victories

BELLWOOD — Troy Walker scored 19 points to help Bellwood-Antis move to 2-1 with a 60-42 victory over Mount Union in high school boys basketball action on Wednesday. Connor Gibbons, Trenton Pellegrino and Zach Miller each had nine points for the Blue Devils. MOUNT UNION (42): Brumbaugh 2 ...

Penn State Altoona women crush Mounties

From Mirror reports Penn State Altoona women’s basketball used another complete performance on Wednesday night to post a 79-48 victory over nearby Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent Mount Aloysius College in the Adler Auxiliary Gym. The win is Penn State Altoona’s (5-3, ...

Buckley, Edwards lead ’Cats

HUNTINGDON — Nick Buckley and Jaymen Edwards were both double winners for Huntingdon in a non-leauge win over Cambria Heights, 111-33, in high school boys swimming on Wednesday. Buckley won the 200-yard IM and 100 freestyle, while Edwards won the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke. In ...

Central tops Penns Valley; Bellefonte beats Tyrone

MARTINSBURG — Central won the last two matches to surge past Penns Valley, 40-34, in a high school wrestling dual meet that Alexander Bowman picked up a fall for the Scarlet Dragons on Wednesday. Central earned four forfeit victories. 113: Tyler Biesinger (C) over (PV) (For.) 120: Ian ...

Weaver excels for Altoona

Altoona’s Gracie Weaver won each event and totaled 36.6 points as the Lady Lions topped Bellefonte, 132.825-119.725, in high school gymnastics at the Altoona Fieldhouse on Wednesday. Altoona’s Gwyneth Rentz finished third in the all-around with a 29.725. Vault — 1, A Gracie Weaver ...

Brockington key to Lions’ upset victory

UNIVERSITY PARK — Maryland hadn’t led since the fourth minute of the game, but when Anthony Cowan hit a fastbreak lay-up with just under six minutes to play in the second half, the Terrapins were down just three. Then 30 seconds later, Penn State’s Izaiah Brockington nailed a 3-pointer, ...

Giger: Fans should climb on PSU hoops bandwagon

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State absolutely has a great chance to make the NCAA Tournament this season. Yes, it’s true. Really. No, reeeaaallly. I know, I know, PSU hoops history has beaten down so many college basketball fans around here that you just simply will not let yourself believe ...

Jarry has first bad showing

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — So much for Tristan Jarry’s brilliant play. Maybe the talk about Jarry pushing Matt Murray as Pittsburgh’s top goaltender, too. At least for now. Jarry’s three-week surge that peaked with a franchise-record scoreless streak came to ...

Lady Eagles earn victory at home

HUNTINGDON — The Juniata College women’s basketball team outscored Houghton in the first three quarters en route to a 67-58 victory on Tuesday night. Gracie Stauffer led the Lady Eagles with a double-double of 15 points and 15 rebounds, while Grace Long notched 18 points. The win pushed ...

Lions hand Carlisle first setback

CARLISLE — K.J. Futrell scored a game-high 20 points to lead Altoona past Carlisle, 54-50, Tuesday night in boys high school basketball action. The Mountain Lions held a one-point lead after one quarter, but Carlisle outscored Altoona 17-5 in the second quarter for a 23-22 lead. Altoona ...

Huntingdon earns big-time bonus points in win over Tigers

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon wrestling team picked up plenty of bonus points Tuesday night in a 66-6 win over Hollidaysburg in high school action. The Bearcats got falls from Roland Mills (126), Morgan McDivitt (138), Adrian Lender (152), Zack Peck (195), Isaiah Reed (220) and Gunner ...

Coleman sparks Tyrone girls to win

TYRONE — Madison Coleman won both the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly, while also helping the Tyrone girls (3-0) get wins in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay, in a 99-67 victory over Penns Valley in high school swimming action Tuesday. In boys action, Tyrone (2-1) topped Penns ...

Frazier has strong showing for Cal

EDINBORO — California University of Pennsylvania freshmen Anna Ebersole and Darcie Frazier recently placed first and second overall, respectively, in the pentathlon at the Mike Kowal Multi hosted by Edinboro. Ebersole captured the victory in the event with 3,083 points while making her ...

Athlete of Week: Dividock a skilled, savvy leader

Name: Kara Dividock School: Portage Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Dividock was the MVP of the Art Burkett Memorial Tournament with a 17-point effort in a 73-47 win over Penn Cambria in the final. She also had 23 points in a 62-42 opening ...

Athlete of Week: Holsopple an ‘incredible athlete’

Name: Josh Holsopple School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Holsopple was named the MVP of the Indiana Tip-Off Tournament after scoring 27 points in the championship win over Indiana. He scored 20 points in an 82-62 ...

Rookies coming up big for Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Darryl Drake called it in April. Minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected wide receiver Diontae Johnson in the third round of the draft, his new position coach provided an impassioned endorsement of the modestly rated kid from Toledo who won Drake over with all the things ...