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Bonus points help Mounties top Central

MARTINSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola recorded five falls in topping Central, 40-33, in high school wrestling action on Thursday. Nick Coudriet, Luke Hughes, Hunter Weitoish, Parker Moore and Tyler Anderson all had pins for the Mounties. Central recorded four forfeit wins, and Alexander ...

PSU women lose to Rutgers

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women's basketball team put up a tough fight against Big Ten-leading Rutgers, but the Scarlet Knights spent the final 30 seconds of the game on a 7-3 run to secure a 62-57 victory Thursday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. Senior Siyeh Frazier led three Lady ...

Hollidaysburg hockey blanks CV

JOHNSTOWN — Justin Singer and Zack Dunlap each scored two goals to help the Hollidaysburg Area High School varsity ice hockey team beat Conemaugh Valley, 6-0, Thursday at 1st Summit Arena at the War Memorial. Andrew Roman and Jack Becker each had goals for the Tigers, and Brandon Roman had ...

Vikings fall to West Branch

FLINTON — Glendale trailed by six at halftime, but West Branch pulled away in the third quarter to post a 60-42 Inter-County Conference North Division win in high school boys basketball action on Thursday. Ryan Sinclair led Glendale with 15 points. WEST BRANCH (60): Gutierrez 4 0-4 8, ...

Lions fall apart in 2nd half on road

The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Daniel Oturu had his 12th double-double of the season with 26 points and 14 rebounds, Marcus Carr added 27 points and Minnesota came from behind to beat Penn State 75-69 on Wednesday night. Carr added nine assists and six rebounds for the Gophers, who ...

The survival game: Eagles pull away in win over Central

TYRONE — Sometimes a game looks much better on paper than it plays out on the court. That was the case Wednesday night when two of the better boys basketball programs in the area, Tyrone and Central, both struggled with their games — for good reasons. The Scarlet Dragons were without ...

Another league win for Altoona

The Altoona Mountain Lions are developing into one of the real feel-good stories in the Mid-Penn Conference’s Commonwealth Division. Led by first-year coach Jarrod Klausman, the Lions are 5-2 in conference play and 7-4 overall. Thanks to a strong fourth-quarter, they knocked off Carlisle, ...

Rooney: Team to stand pat with its QB scenario in 2020

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Art Rooney II isn’t quite sure what to make of what the Pittsburgh Steelers president called one of the “craziest” seasons he’s experienced during his 50-plus years around the NFL. The Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ...

SFU hits century mark in NEC win

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Four players scored 17 or more points as the Saint Francis men's basketball team (11-5, 4-1 NEC) shot 56.9% from the field in a 100-85 win at Fairleigh Dickinson (3-13, 1-4 NEC) on Wednesday night in front of a national audience on ESPNU. "I thought we came out with great ...

Fast starts part of early success for Bishop Guilfoyle

The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School boys basketball program has enjoyed significant success over the past two seasons, reaching the PIAA Class 2A state championship game last March and bolting to ten wins in its first 11 games this year. Yet, BG coach Chris Drenning has pinpointed at ...

Duo help Bishop Carroll pull away from rival CC

EBENSBURG — After a close start, Bishop Carroll pulled away from cross-town rival Central Cambria for a 59-39 win Wednesday night in boys high school basketball action. Nolan Burk led the Huskies with 24 points and Tristan McDannell added 20 points. Central Cambria received 15 points from ...

Stouffer shines for Lady Lions

BELLEFONTE — Marissa Stouffer won the all around with a score of 36.925 as Altoona topped Bellefonte, 130.6-121.05 in high school gymnastics action Wednesday night. Stouffer was also the winner on the vault, bars, beam, and floor routine. Altoona returns to action tonight against St. ...

Campbell sets Blair record

CLAYSBURG — Alli Campbell tied the all-time Blair County scoring record for any basketball player, boys or girls, with a 3-pointer in Tuesday night’s game at Claysburg-Kimmel. Moments later, the Bellwood-Antis senior broke the record — previously held by former teammate Karson Swogger — ...

Bellwood-Antis star maintains humility

CLAYSBURG — When Tuesday’s game at Claysburg-Kimmel was briefly stopped to honor Alli Campbell’s Blair County scoring record-breaking basket, it may have been the only moment Campbell felt out of place during the game. She was trying to get back on defense. Suddenly, teammates were ...

Ryan to manage Cubs’ AA team

Former Curve manager Michael Ryan has found a new home as he will be manager of the Chicago Cubs’ Double-A affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies. The Pirates have yet to announce the Curve coaching staff for this season but are expected to do so later this week or next week. Ryan led the Curve ...

Mtn. Lions feel at home in win

The Altoona Area High School wrestlers made their first home appearance of the season Tuesday and cruised past a depleted Hollidaysburg squad, 62-15, at the AAHS Fieldhouse. Coach Joel Gilbert’s Mountain Lions needed only 50 minutes to dispatch the Golden Tigers. “It’s nice to come ...

Tyrone rallies in 2nd half before losing in OT

JOHNSTOWN — Tyrone overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to tie the game going into the fourth quarter, then a six-point deficit in the final minute to force overtime. However, the Golden Eagles could not overcome foul trouble. Without Damon Gripp and Brandon Lucas, who fouled out in ...

Mtn. Lions skate past Golden Tigers

Sometimes the puck just bounces your way. That’s exactly what happened for the Altoona hockey team on Tuesday night as Parker Cumming on a breakaway opportunity buried a shot top shelf in the first period to spark the Mountain Lions to a 3-0 win over Hollidaysburg in a Laurel Mountain ...

Tussey edges out Blue Devils

SAXTON — Brendan Wright’s major decision at 138, coupled with Nick Brumbaugh’s pin at 145 was enough to lift Tussey Mountain to a 37-35 win over Bellwood-Antis Tuesday night in high school wrestling action. Down 37-25, the Blue Devils got a major decision from Aiden Taylor at 152 and a ...

Northern Bedford duo shine

WILLOW HILL — Northern Bedford received 28 points apiece from Hayden Foor and Dalton Smith in getting past Fannett-Metal, 88-80, Tuesday night in an ICC South Division boys high school basketball game. Caleb Diehl scored 20 points, and Dakota Claar had 12. NORTHERN BEDFORD (88): Diehl 8 ...