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Hoops du Jour

Men: Mt. St. Mary’s at SFU Tipoff: 7 p.m., DeGol Arena, Loretto Records: Saint Francis- (6-15, 5-12 NEC) Mount St. Mary’s (9-10, 8-7 NEC) Watch: NEC Front Row (Pat Farabaugh, Tom Fox) Notables: It is senior night and it will also be the Red Flash’s final game of the regular ...

Whiteford comes up big for Heights

EBENSBURG — Bernie Whiteford scored 27 points Wednesday night to lead Cambria Heights to a 70-55 win over Central Cambria in boys high school basketball action. The Highlanders (5-7) also got 14 points from Preston Lamb and 11 more from Luke Lamb. The Red Devils (2-11) got 17 points from ...

Miller, Dunlap combine for seven goals in victory for Tigers

It’s not every day that a team ends up with having not one, but two guys register hat tricks in the span of one game. Tuesday night, the Hollidaysburg hockey team proved that it needed both of those, and one of them to come off the power play. The Golden Tigers got a combined seven goals ...

For Pens’ Lafferty, the hits keep coming

PITTSBURGH — It appears so antiseptic and soulless on paper — or in modern terms, in pixels. Look up the play-by-play sheet for Game 0257 on the NHL’s 2020-21 schedule. Scroll down to entry 143. It looks so ordinary. “PIT #18 LAFFERTY HIT WSH #33 CHARA, Off. Zone” Just a ...

Report: Roethlisberger will return as QB this fall

From Mirror reports PITTSBURGH — According to the NFL Network Tuesday night, Ben Roethlisberger will return as the Steelers quarterback this fall. The Steelers want Roethlisberger to come back according to his agent, Ryan Tollner, who indicated the team has the 17-year veteran in its ...

Big guys inside help BG triumph

JOHNSTOWN — Entering Tuesday’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference matchup, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic was the top seed in the District 6 Class 3A rankings, and Westmont Hilltop was third, so there’s a decent chance the teams will see each other again. The Hilltoppers will likely spend ...

Pens continue winning ways

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Kasperi Kapanen scored on a one-timer 1:43 into overtime, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. The Penguins won for the fourth time in five games against the Capitals this season, including two in ...

Hayes looks to build off breakout season

By Will Graves The Associated Press The numbers were eye-popping. At least, they were eye-popping to everyone except Ke’Bryan Hayes. His ability to handle his business at third base was never in doubt. Winning three Gold Gloves in the minors offered all the proof required. Yet there ...

Lady Tigers humbled

HOLLIDAYSBURG — There has been a 360-degree turnaround in the fortunes of the Central Mountain High School girls basketball program in just past the few years, and veteran coach Scott Baker said that it all started with outlook. Consequently, a program that was mired in a 48-game losing ...

Sports at a glance

PSU, Iowa to share title UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State and Iowa each earned a share of the Big Ten Wrestling Dual Meet Championship after both schools finished the regular season with perfect conference records. The Nittany Lions finished the year with a 6-0 record for their seventh ...

Jones has career night for Lions

The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Myreon Jones scored a career-high 29 points to lead five in double figures, and Penn State held off Nebraska for an 86-83 victory on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Nebraska (5-16, 1-13 Big Ten), which trailed most of the game and by ...

Weakland reaches 1,000 mark

NEW PARIS — Kirsten Weakland scored 29 points, which put her over the 1,000-point mark for her career, as Cambria Heights beat Chestnut Ridge, 45-27, in girls high school basketball action Tuesday night. She hit the milestone with a foul shot in the fourth quarter. CAMBRIA HEIGHTS (45): ...

Hoops du Jour

Women: Ohio St. at Penn St. Tipoff: 5 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center, University Park Records: Ohio State (13-4, 9-4 Big Ten); Penn State (8-11, 5-10 Big Ten) TV: Big Ten Network Radio: The BUS 93.3-FM and WRSC 1390-AM Internet: GoPSUsports.com. Notable: The Lady Lions enter the final ...

Pirates clinch ICC North Division title

CLAYSBURG — Williamsburg clinched the Inter-County Conference North Division title with a 63-31 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in high school boys basketball on Tuesday. The win was also Williamsburg coach Brock Anders’ 150th career victory. Lambert Palmer led the Blue Pirates with 20 ...

Red Flash women drop 2nd straight

From Mirror reports LORETTO — The Saint Francis women’s basketball team lost its second in a row Tuesday night, falling 76-70, at home to Sacred Heart in a Northeast Conference matchup inside the DeGol Arena. The Red Flash fell to 11-6 overall and 9-2 in the NEC while the Pioneers ...

Altoona boys, CC teams prevail

The Altoona boys beat Central Mountain in high school swimming, 114-24, at the AAHS Fieldhouse pool on Tuesday. Individual winners for the Altoona boys were Brennen Dugan (200-yard individual medley), Jacob Steinbugl (100 butterfly), Ryan Hopkins (50 freestyle) and Patryck Webster (500 ...

Ex-Penn State hoop star wins game for Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lamar Stevens drove in for an easy dunk with 4.1 seconds left and Atlanta failed to get off a final shot as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Hawks 112-111 on Tuesday night to end their 10-game losing streak — the NBA’s longest this season. Stevens, a rookie out of Penn ...

Day going to Temple to play TE

Altoona senior Marcus Day committed to play collegiate football at Temple on Monday. Day made the announcement on Twitter. “I am very excited to announce that I will be continuing my athletic career at the next level,” Day wrote. “I would like to thank my Mom who has always worked ...

Takedowns everywhere for Lions in victory

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State wrestled in Rec Hall for the first time on Monday night in this very, very strange season. The Nittany Lions had two other home matches postponed because of COVID-19 issues, so they were back home wrestling Maryland in their now shockingly very quiet home venue. ...

Talented McCracken improving

Name: Jaidyn McCracken School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: McCracken had 27 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Moshannon Valley and added 13 points in a 54-48 triumph over Everett. Season update: Bellwood-Antis is 7-3 and 6-0 ...