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Lady Mustangs cruise into Art Burkett final

PORTAGE — Portage cruised past Richland, 62-42, in the first round of the Portage Art Burkett Tip-Off Tournament in high school girls basketball action on Friday night. Portage will play Penn Cambria in tonight’s final, while Richland takes on Claysburg-Kimmel in the consolation ...

McKeirnan paces Golden Tigers past DuBois

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Conor McKeirnan was a double-winner with victories in the 200-yard IM and 100 breaststroke, while also helping his team to wins in the 400 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay to get Hollidaysburg a 90-76 win over DuBois in high school boys swimming action Friday night. The ...

PSU sweeps in first round

UNIVERSITY PARK — Eighth-ranked Penn State won its opening match of the NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament for the 30th consecutive season with a 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-19) victory over Princeton on Friday night at Rec Hall. The Nittany Lions, who improved to 25-5 overall, will play Towson ...

Hilton’s field goal wins it for Farrell

HERSHEY — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic came away a foot or two short of a PIAA Class 1A state championship a couple of times Thursday in a 10-7 loss to Farrell at Hersheypark Stadium. Brian Hilton Jr.’s 22-yard field goal, that was just long enough, lifted the Steelers to a victory, but it ...

Blocked punt shows BG’s fight

HERSHEY — In a PIAA Class 1A state football championship game in which its offense had been manacled for more than three quarters and time was winding down, it was a single play on Thursday afternoon at Hersheypark Stadium that exemplified the fight and spirit that the Bishop Guilfoyle ...

Steelers RB Conner to miss third straight game

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh running back James Conner’s aching right shoulder will keep him out of the lineup for a third straight game when the surging Steelers visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Conner took some reps with the scout team on Thursday but declared himself out as the ...

Wind causes issues for both teams in final

HERSHEY — Wind played a major factor in Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s 10-7 overtime loss to Farrell Thursday at Hersheypark Stadium. Brian Hilton Jr.’s game-winning 22-yard field goal was nearly short after the wind blew it backward toward the end zone, but it cleared the crossbar by ...

Field goal somewhat surprising for Farrell

HERSHEY — Farrell’s Brian Hilton Jr. was not having the best experience during the PIAA Class 1A championship Thursday at Hersheypark Stadium. Early in the fourth quarter, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Cameron Maloney blocked his punt to set up a Marauders touchdown that tied the game. ...

Cupboard won’t be bare in 2020 for BG

HERSHEY — Thursday’s overtime loss to Farrell in the PIAA Class 1A state championship game was painful for all of the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Marauders football players and coaches, and devastating for some. But the silver lining for the Marauders is that they are a ...

Hoops du Jour

Pitt men at Louisville Tipoff: 9 p.m., KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky. Records: Pittsburgh (7-2, 1-0 in ACC); Louisville (8-0, 1-0 in ACC) Coaches: Jeff Capel is 21-21 in his second season at Pitt and is 183-131 in his 11th season overall. Chris Mack is 28-14 in two years at Louisville ...

Goal flurry propels Hollidaysburg

It’s rare to have not one, but two 5-on-3 advantages in succession in a hockey game. It’s even rarer to cash in on both, and it all started with one player on his way to a hat trick. Michael Solimando’s goal on the first of the two-man advantages set off a three-goal explosion in a ...

Blair County Christian knocks off Grier

TYRONE — Blair County Christian improved to 2-0 with a 35-16 win over Grier Thursday night in high school girls basketball action. Sarah McCoy led the Lady Bobcats with nine points, while Maddie Snyder chipped in eight points. BLAIR COUNTY CHRISTIAN (35): K. Hileman 5, M. Snyder 28, ...

Trip down memory lane: Wheeler wants BG to savor trek to Hershey

The matchup Who: District 10 champ Farrell (13-2) vs. District 6 champ Bishop Guilfoyle (12-2) Where: Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey When: Thursday, 1 p.m. Coaches: Farrell—Anthony Pegues (13-2, first year); Bishop Guilfoyle—Justin Wheeler (99-21, ninth year) TV: PCN and ...

Gouse retiring from Portage

From Mirror reports Gary Gouse, who has spent nearly three decades patrolling the sidelines as the head football coach at Portage, resigned his position at Wednesday night’s Portage school board meeting at the Portage Elementary School library. According to the press release sent out by ...

Shelton optimistic about his Pirates

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton’s garage is clean, the byproduct of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ drawn out managerial hiring process, one that took extended after the club fired general manager Neal Huntington in late October. A 49-year-old baseball lifer ...

Wounded Pens find a way to win

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Stefan Noesen celebrated his return to the NHL with his first goal of the season and the banged up Pittsburgh Penguins handed the St. Louis Blues their first regulation road loss since before Halloween with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday night. Noesen, a ...

Upon return, Pouncey has no regrets

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Maurkice Pouncey is free to get back to work. The Pittsburgh Steelers center is also free of regrets. “The money was worth it, trust me,” Pouncey said Wednesday after returning from a two-game suspension for kicking and punching ...

Fields headlines list of Buckeyes to receive honors

From Mirror, wire reports Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields was honored Wednesday as the Big Ten offensive player of the year. Fields won in voting of coaches and media. No Penn State players earned first-team honors on offense from the Big Ten. Tight end Pat Freiermuth, receiver ...

‘Purple Puck’ night scheduled for this Friday

The Penn State Altoona hockey team is raising awareness on the fight of cancer by staging “Purple Puck Night.” Friday night at Galactic Ice, the Lions will meet Saint Vincent College at 5 p.m. The teams, along with College Hockey East, have partnered with the Mario Lemieux Foundation, ...

Lions run past, over, Wake Forest

By Jack R. Hirsh For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Despite a 9:15 p.m. tip-off time, Penn State was wide awake on Wednesday night. The Nittany Lions, behind a career-high 22 points from Myreon Jones, used a 16-3 run to close out the opening half and pull away from Wake Forest 76-54 in ...