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Rivalry game goes to Trojans

JOHNSTOWN — The rivalry between Johnstown and Altoona has been around for as long as anyone can remember. With the now sizable difference between both classifications, it may have diminished a bit over time. But as the junior varsity game was in its waning moments Friday evening, there was ...

Early struggles cost Altoona

The Altoona Area High School girls basketball team has all the ingredients to be a Class 6A state title contender — the Lady Lions just need some seasoning. Unbeaten North Allegheny, though, has the recipe for success down pat already. That played out on Friday night at the Altoona Area ...

PSU losing asstistant coach Gattis

Another one of Penn State’s top assistant coaches is leaving the program, as receivers coach Josh Gattis is departing to take a job on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama. Gattis came to PSU from Vanderbilt along with coach James Franklin and did excellent work helping develop receivers such as ...

Shaw sets Tyrone marks

TYRONE — Sydney Shaw broke Tyrone Area High School girls basketball records with 13 3-pointers and 41 total points as the Lady Eagles topped Philipsburg-Osceola, 89-62, on Friday night. Tyrone made 18 3-pointers. Halle Herrington scored 30 points for P-O. PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA (62): ...

Lady Marauders cap fourth-quarter comeback

When diocesan rivals Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Bishop McCort face each other in any sports event, it usually winds up becoming an all-out donnybrook. Friday night’s girls basketball matchup at the Pleasant Valley Gymnasium proved to be no exception to the rule, as Guilfoyle staged a ...

Hot-shooting Marauders knock off McCort

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s boys basketball team lit it up from long range Friday night at Bishop McCort as the Marauders took control of the contest in the middle two periods to come away with a 67-52 victory over the Crimson Crushers. The Marauders (10-3) hit 14 3-pointers ...

Eagles knew they could win even without QB Wentz

PHILADELPHIA — Shortly after franchise quarterback Carson Wentz left the field with a torn ACL, Malcolm Jenkins gathered his teammates following a comeback win that clinched a division title. He gave an emotional speech, imploring them to believe they can win the Super Bowl without the guy ...

Brady mum on his status

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week. Brady said a bit contentiously only “We’ll see” on Friday when asked whether he would play in Sunday’s conference title game against ...

Walker, Collins hit 1,000

CLAYSBURG — Trent Walker became the 10th player in Bellwood-Antis history to reach 1,000 career points when he sank a free throw in the final minute of a 68-53 victory over Claysburg-Kimmel in high school boys basketball action on Friday night. Walker finished with a game-high 17 points. ...

Defenses, not QBs, lead way for playoff teams

Four of the five teams that gave up the fewest points during the regular season are the last four left with a shot at the Super Bowl, something that had never happened since the NFL-AFL merger nearly a half-century ago. And three of the four toughest to gain yards against are still around, ...

Hollidaysburg sweeps Wildcats

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg topped Central Mountain, 99-70, in high school boys swimming Friday behind wins from Conor McKeirnan in the 200IM and 100 butterfly. On the girls side, Hollidaysburg topped Central Mountain, 92-78, with Shani Evans winning the 100 freestyle and 100 ...

Leidy scores 1,000th point for JV

ALEXANDRIA — Taylor Leidy scored her 1,000th point in the first quarter as Juniata Valley blitzed Glendale, 37-5, in the first quarter Saturday in a high school girls basketball game. JV won the game, 81-19. Halee Smith scored 18 points for the Lady Hornets. Olivia Reese led the Lady ...

College basketball preview capsules 1-20

PSU at Northwestern men Tipoff: 2 p.m. Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Ill. Records: Penn State (13-7, 3-4 Big Ten); Northwestern (11-9, 3-4 Big Ten) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 100-116 in his seventh season at Penn State and 142-144 in nine seasons overall. Chris Collins is 84-69 in his fifth ...

BG freshmen edge Bishop McCort

JOHNSTOWN — Austin Lewis and Konner Kiesewetter each scored 10 points to help Bishop Guilfoyle move to 9-1 with a 29-26 win over Bishop McCort in freshman boys basketball on Friday. BISHOP GUILFOYLE (29): Lewis 10, Kiesewetter 10, Myrick 4, Wood 5. BISHOP McCORT (26): Staib 2, Miekens 6, ...

Flash fall apart after half

From Mirror reports Staten Island, N.Y. — Freshman Mark Flagg, scored a career-high 18 points but the Saint Francis men’s basketball team (10-8, 4-3 NEC) couldn’t withstand a 20-0 Wagner run early in the second half in a 73-64 defeat. The Red Flash played one of their best defensive ...

PC dominates Bedford

CRESSON — Penn Cambria coach Todd Niebauer and Bedford coach Brian Creps came to an agreement on the Panthers’ senior night that all five of the PC seniors would get to wrestle. With Bedford missing starters Greg Edwards and Matt Emerick at 106 and 126, respectively, and the Bisons ...

Lady Blue Devils romp over Lady Bulldogs

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis High School girls basketball team poses a tough challenge for Inter-County Conference opponents that put a completely healthy lineup on the court. For a Claysburg-Kimmel team down two starters, the challenge became that much more difficult. Bellwood jumped ...

Nine Lions set for all-star games

UNIVERSITY PARK — Nine Penn State seniors will participate in a total of three postseason all-star games, beginning Saturday with the East-West Shrine Game and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Jason Cabinda, Curtis Cothran, Parker Cothren, Grant Haley and DaeSean Hamilton will participate in the ...

Williamsburg edges West Branch late

MORRISDALE — Alexa Weimert’s only bucket of the game, with less than 30 seconds to play, was the difference in Williamsburg’s 42-40 win at West Branch in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. The Lady Pirates (6-7) got 14 points from Alexi McMonagle and 13 points from ...

Lady Lions knock off No. 25

UNIVERSITY PARK — Teniya Page made 4 of 5 free throws with a second left and finished with 34 points to lead Penn State to a 70-67 win over No. 25 Rutgers on Thursday night. Down 11 with seven minutes to go, the Scarlet Knights rallied behind Tyler Scaife, taking a 65-64 lead on her ...