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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 ...

Bellwood graduate honored by Chowan

Bellwood-Antis High School product Dennis Helsel was recently enshrined in the Chowan (N.C.) University Sports Hall of Fame. Helsel served Chowan University as vice president for athletics from 2006 through 2013, when he retired with 35 years of intercollegiate athletic experience, including ...

Bison show heart, guts in victory

BEDFORD — Bedford’s 85-65 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference high school boys basketball victory over Penn Cambria Monday night provided a learning experience for both teams. In a game that was much more hard-fought and closer than the final score would indicate, Penn Cambria learned ...

Maryland at PSU men preview capsule

Tipoff: 7:00 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (7-2, 0-1 Big Ten); Maryland (10-0, 1-0) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 134-142 in his eighth season at Penn State and 176-170 in 10 seasons overall. Mark Turgeon is 190-92 in his ninth season and 440-251 in 22 seasons overall. TV: ...

Smith makes history for Valley

MOUNT UNION — Halee Smith set the new career scoring record for Juniata Valley girls basketball with 22 points as part of a 79-10 blowout win over Mount Union in high school action Monday night. Smith now stands alone atop the leaders in Lady Hornets history with 1,542 points, having ...

Boyles’ 16 points enough to spark Central

MARTINSBURG — Devon Boyles led all scorers with 16 points to lead Central past Penns Valley, 55-30, Monday night in a Mountain League boys basketball game. Braden Kitt also scored 12 points, while Hunter Klotz chipped in eight points to help the Dragons, who led 25-14 at halftime, improve ...

Tiger boys pick up second win of year

JOHHNSTOWN — The Hollidaysburg boys swim team improved to 2-0 on the young season, thanks to a 96-51 win at Richland in high school action Monday night at UPJ. The Golden Tigers got double victories from Conor McKeirnan (50 freestyle, 100 freestyle), Tyler Gnegy (200 IM, 100 backstroke), ...

College signing

College baseball: Keegan Soltis Name: Keegan Soltis High school: Philipsburg-Osceola Hometown: Philipsburg Sport: Baseball Position: Third Base, catcher College choice: Millersville University Other colleges considered: Seton Hill, UPJ, LHU, SRU, Longwood University, Binghamton ...

PSU Altoona athletes receive AMCC honors

Penn State Altoona freshman Grace Dangelo was chosen as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Women’s Swimmer of the Week. The award marks the conference-leading fifth time this season that Dangelo has been selected the AMCC’s women’s top swimmer. The freshman had another ...

Steelers hoping to maintain momentum

By David Brandt The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have a No. 1 overall draft pick under center while the Pittsburgh Steelers have a guy named “Duck” throwing the ball around the field. Yet it’s the Steelers who are making a playoff push. Pittsburgh (7-5) ...

Right on time: Campbell shows no sign of injury in season opener

TYRONE — Even with just one practice under her belt, Alli Campbell showed why she’s the top girls basketball player in the area, if not the entire state. Campbell, the 6-foot-1 Bellwood-Antis senior all-stater who will play at Notre Dame, poured in 35 points Saturday afternoon as the Lady ...