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Pecora makes history with victory

From Mirror reports JOHNSTOWN — It was a historic night in front of a large Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center crowd on Friday. That’s because UPJ wrestling Coach Pat Pecora earned his 617th career win — and snapped a 46-year-old record in the process — to become college wrestling’s ...

Fast start sparks Bedford

BEDFORD — Northern Bedford’s Brady Clark, Kyler States and Colby Imler each picked up wins, but not before Bedford took the first six bouts in a 52-24 win in high school wrestling action Friday night. Matthew Emerick, Camden Koontz, Jacob Dawson, Cooper Lingenfelter, Ashton Dull and ...

Big weekend for Big Ten

The Associated Press There are a few Big Ten games to keep an eye on this week, but none bigger than what will take place in Champagne, Illinois tonight. This is what you want to watch for Big Ten basketball this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 9 Maryland at No. 20 Illinois. First ...

Tampa’s trio of stars do in Pens

By Erik Erlendsson The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov scored, Andre Vasilevskiy made 29 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 Thursday night. Vasilevskiy improved to 15-0-2 in his past 17 starts to set a franchise record ...

Everett girls head for title tilt

SAXTON — Lead changes, ties, good offense, good defense, clutch shots, big rebounds, diving on the floor for loose balls, unsung heroes and a tight game throughout. These things and more were what most come to expect when the Everett and Tussey Mountain girls meet on the ...

Lions pin their way into second round of tournament

From Mirror reports HERSHEY — District 5 champion Chestnut Ridge piled up seven pins and two major decisions to throttle District 7 runner-up Burgettstown, 56-12, in the first round of the PIAA Dual Meet Championships Thursday afternoon at Hershey’s Giant Center. Daniel Moore (160), ...

Braxton makes last shot count for SFU

From Mirror reports FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Senior Keith Braxton scored a game-high 23 points on Thursday, but it was his final two that were the difference as his layup with 1.6 seconds to play gave the Saint Francis men's basketball team a 70-68 road victory at Sacred Heart in Northeast ...

After first, Penn State collapses

From Mirror reports PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Offensive struggles were too much for the Penn State women’s basketball team Thursday night as the Lady Lions fell to Rutgers, 72-39, in Big Ten Conference action on the road. Junior Kamaria McDaniel led Penn State with 17 points, while senior ...

Heights moves to 19-1

BEDFORD — Abby Lobick scored 15 points, and Kirsten Weakland added 14 points as Cambria Heights topped Bedford, 46-34, in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. Sydney Taracatac led Bedford with 14 points. Heights improved to 19-1 overall, and Bedford fell to 10-10. BEDFORD ...

Portage routs Ferndale

JOHNSTOWN — Freshman Andrew Miko scored 17 points, and Portage rolled past Ferndale, 81-56, in a WestPAC North Division game in high school boys basketball action on Thursday. Portage improved to 16-4 overall and 7-3 in the division. Kaden Claar scored 16 points for the Mustangs, and ...

NFL linebacker Stupar set to speak at NFF banquet

STATE COLLEGE — The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, has selected former Penn State linebacker and seven-year NFL veteran Nate Stupar as guest speaker for its 23rd annual scholar-athlete awards dinner. The dinner will be held on Sunday, ...

UPJ’s Pecora going for record

JOHNSTOWN — Pitt-Johnstown wrestling Coach Pat Pecora will look to pick-up his historic 617th career victory and become college wrestling’s all-time winningest coach when his fourth-ranked Mountain Cats host No. 11 Mercyhurst for Alumni Night at 7 p.m. tonight in the Sports Center. A ...

Tigers blank Conemaugh Valley

The Hollidaysburg Area High School ice hockey team jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead Thursday night en route to a 6-0 win over Conemaugh Valley at Galactic Ice. The Golden Tigers (12-5) got first-period goals from Michael Buck, Zack Dunlap and Justin Singer. After a scoreless second, ...

Marauders cruise past CC

With the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference and District 6 playoffs looming on the horizon, the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Marauders needed a game like they had Wednesday night. Marauders coach Chris Drenning was able to substitute quite liberally, getting all 12 available ...

McDannell’s 3 at buzzer gives Carroll win

EBENSBURG — The first 59-plus minutes proved to be a harrowing experience for Tristan McDannell. The Bishop Carroll senior spent much of the evening dealing with a box-and-1 defense, not to mention in foul trouble. When he got open in the last five seconds, however, McDannell came through ...

Narduzzi not interested in Michigan St. job

PITTSBURGH — Pat Narduzzi considers Mark Dantonio a mentor. However, the Pittsburgh coach has no intentions of replacing him at Michigan State. Stressing he wants to win championships with the Panthers, Narduzzi downplayed the idea he would leave Pitt to take over the Spartans. That’s ...

Altoona’s Port enjoys memorable day

Wednesday was a day Adam Port will remember for a long time. The Altoona Area High School senior signed a national letter of intent to play college football at Lafayette College and then received the Joe F. Cohen Blanket Award as the Mountain Lions’ most valuable football player during a ...

Altoona gymnasts unbeaten

Marissa Stouffer won the vault, beam, floor and all around in leading Altoona past Waynesboro, 133-112.175, in high school gymnastics action at the Altoona Fieldhouse on Thursday. The Lady Lions finished the regular season at 9-0. Madison Butterbaugh was the winner on the bars for ...

Irish down Pitt

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After T.J. Gibbs and John Mooney kept the offense rolling in a third straight home victory, Mike Brey is anxious to see how his Notre Dame team fares in the heart of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Tobacco Road. “Johnny and the guys talk about February being our month; ...

Tiger swimmers sweep

LEWISTOWN — Hollidaysburg’s boys and girls teams both picked up wins Wednesday night over Mifflin County in high school swimming action. Conor McKeirnan won the 200-yard and 100-yard freestyle events for the Hollidaysburg boys in their 98-10 victory. Hollidaysburg also swept all three ...