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Crispin fitting in nicely with BTN

Hundreds of men and women handle color commentary duties on major college basketball games for dozens of radio and TV networks across the country, and the comparisons about who’s good and who’s not or who works at some major network as opposed to a regional outlet can consume some of ...

Crosby, Penguins crush Canadiens

MONTREAL — Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins started quickly — and then just kept going against the Montreal Canadiens. Crosby had a goal and three assists, Jake Guentzel scored two goals and had two assists and the Penguins cruised to a 5-1 victory Saturday night. Evgeni Malkin ...

Pitt no match for stingy Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — With sore knees and another game Monday night, Kyle Guy was fine playing just 25 minutes. He did more than enough with that action, hitting five 3-pointers and scoring 17 points as No. 2 Virginia beat Pittsburgh 73-49 on Saturday for the Panthers’ 12th straight ...

Tussey pulls away in 2nd half for consolation win

Postseason picture FRIDAY 3A BOYS 6-4 Bellwood-Antis vs. 7-1 Lincoln Park 1A BOYS 6-1 Juniata Valley vs. 9-3 Clarion-Limestone 6-2 Bishop Carroll vs. 9-2 North Clarion 6A GIRLS 6-1 Altoona vs. 7-4 Norwin 4A GIRLS 6-2 Huntingdon vs. 7-2 Central Valley 2A GIRLS 6-1 ...

Huntingdon boys win third in a row

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Huntingdon boys swim team made it three in a row on Saturday, capturing the 2A title again at the District 6 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Penn State Natitorium. “I figured it was going to be harder to do this year than the last two ...

Saint Francis women fall to 13-14 after big road defeat

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Saint Francis women were unable to overcome hot-shooting Sacred Heart in a 77-51 defeat on Saturday at the Pitt Center. Jess Kovatch led the Red Flash with 14 points, while Courtney Zezza added 10 points and eight rebounds. Sacred Heart jumped out to an early 8-5 ...

Two media groups capture top honors

The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Two media groups won “Grand Slam” honors in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors’ writing and sections contest that was held this week. The New York Times, competing in the A Division (over 88,000 circulation) earned top-10 recognition for ...

Spring training games mean different things to different folks

BRADENTON, Fla. — Spring training means different things to different teams. Take the Pirates, for example. The Bucs’ first week of Grapefruit League action featured both highs and lows. The Pirates started with three straight wins over the Phillies, Marlins and Red Sox then lost four in ...

PC girls turn it up a notch in earning title

CRESSON — Penn Cambria girls basketball coach Keith Saleme doesn’t know where he will eventually rank his Friday night halftime speech, but one would think it will be near the top of his list someday. Trailing Penns Valley by two points at the break after squandering a 10-point lead at ...

Everett reigns in D5 again

JOHNSTOWN — Even the fiercest competitors can find time to enjoy a championship. Everett’s Kaitlyn Maxwell, who scored a combined 75 points in the Lady Warriors’ two playoff wins, allowed her usual serious look to melt away as she shrieked a tiny bit and quickly jumped in the air while ...

Tigers’ Fisher gets spot in semis

Hollidaysburg’s Nate Fisher wasn’t satisfied with the way he wrestled in his Northwest Class 3A Regional preliminary bout against Clearfield’s Brett Zattoni, a 2-1 victory. But the Golden Tiger senior had plenty of offense in his quarterfinal on Friday night at the AAHS ...

McKeirnan earns two first places

UNIVERSITY PARK — Hollidaysburg Area High School junior Conor McKeirnan enjoyed a big day in the District 6 Swimming Championships on Friday at the Penn State Natatorium. Huntingdon also had a solid day, taking home three gold medals, while Tyrone also had a first-place finish. McKeirnan ...

Pens fall in overtime

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Conor Sheary and the Buffalo Sabres aren’t ready to be counted out of the Eastern Conference playoff race just yet. With Buffalo in jeopardy of fading further down the standings, Sheary assisted on Brandon Montour’s tying goal with 2:32 left in regulation and scored his ...

Harper, Phillies thinking big

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Bryce Harper has the Philadelphia Phillies thinking October baseball before even arriving in camp. The six-time All-Star outfielder and the Phillies agreed Thursday to a $330 million, 13-year contract, the largest deal in baseball history. Now a team that hasn’t had a ...

Hoops du jour

PSU men at No.19 Wisconsin Tipoff: 1 p.m., Kohl Center, Madison, Wis. Records: Penn State (12-16); No.19 Wisconsin (19-9) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 125-137 in his eighth season at Penn State and 166-166 overall. Greg Gard 76-45 is in its fourth season at Wisconsin and overall. TV: ...

Niebauer, Biddle excelling at UPJ

Cambria Heights product Levi Niebauer won the Super Region I title at 197 pounds last Saturday for the UPJ wrestling team. Central product Brock Biddle took second at 184 pounds for UPJ. Both have qualified to compete at the 2019 NCAA DII Championships in Cleveland. They will be competing ...

Bellwood-Antis rallies past Lady Hornets

CRESSON — Round three went to Bellwood-Antis Thursday night in the District 6 Class 2A championship game, 52-49, over Juniata Valley at Mount Aloysius. After the game, players, coaches and the more than 1,200 fans that attended the game at Mount Aloysius were already talking about a possible ...

Marauders rout West Branch for title

CRESSON — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic won its second straight District 6 Class 2A boys basketball championship Thursday night, and the Marauders accomplished the feat without breaking a sweat. Standout senior guard Luke Ruggery scored 16 of his game-high 30 points in the first quarter, when ...

Red Flash capture NEC crown

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Saint Francis accomplished a long-awaited and historic feat Thursday night by earning its first Northeast Conference regular-season title in 28 years. The Red Flash pulled away late for an 83-72 win at Wagner to clinch at least a share of the NEC title. It’s just the ...

Central Cambria topples Tyrone; both advance to states

Central Cambria senior point guard McKenna Hayward talked Thursday night about the importance of setting the reset button on team goals as the season has progressed. Hayward and the Lady Red Devils reached one of those new goals at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse. Central Cambria ...