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Tiger boys lose first of season

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg boys tennis team fell to 2-1 Tuesday afternoon, falling to North Allegheny, 3-2, at the Tiger Tennis Center. The Tigers got both of their wins in singles play with Rami Alkhafaji at No. 1 and Jake Irwin at No. 3. North Allegheny, which swept the doubles ...

B-A earns return trip to state final

WILLIAMSPORT — Just seconds into Bellwood-Antis’ PIAA Class 2A semifinal game against Mahanoy Area Monday, a boisterous opposing student section began chanting “overrated” and “ball hog” at Lady Blue Devils star Alli Campbell. Bad move. A motivated Campbell sparked Bellwood to ...

Cold second half dooms Lady Warriors against Reds

GREENSBURG — A vocal celebration was well under way down the hall at Hempfield Area High School on Monday night, when Everett girls basketball coach Keith Moyer slowly stepped out of a quiet Warriors locker room while studying a score book. Moyer was surveying the second-half damage that ...

Delone Catholic pulls away from Lady Red Devils late

LEWISTOWN — Delone Catholic saved its best for last in Monday night’s PIAA Class 3A girls basketball semifinal matchup with Central Cambria at Mifflin County High School. An inside bucket by Central Cambria senior forward Jenna Bauer tied the score at 33-33 with just over five minutes ...

Nevins’ future still in doubt after board meeting

ROARING SPRING — The Spring Cove School Board tabled an item during its meeting Monday night that was to address terminating Central High School boys basketball coach Reggie Nevins. Nevins has requested a public hearing on the matter, which is to be scheduled for a later date. There was no ...

Ridge wrestling coach Lazor announces resignation

Greg Lazor has turned the Chestnut Ridge wrestling program into a state power since he became the head coach 11 seasons ago. On Monday, Lazor, who has been named the Altoona Mirror’s Coach of the Year six times, including the 2018-19 season, stunningly announced his resignation ...

Saint Francis men at Indiana

NIT first round Tipoff: 7 p.m., Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Ind. Records: Saint Francis (18-14, No. 8 seed); Indiana (17-15, No. 1 seed) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 97-121 in his seventh season at Saint Francis and overall. Archie Miller is 33-30 in his second season at Indiana and 172-93 in ...

NFF honors local athletes

STATE COLLEGE — The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Central Pennsylvania Chapter, awarded 15 high school student-athletes with $1,000 scholarships at its 22nd annual scholar-athlete awards dinner Sunday at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The 15 winners ...

History repeats for Marauders

When Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic takes the floor tonight, it will be the first time in 45 years that the Marauders’ boys program has played in a PIAA semifinal game. BG has shot its way past much taller opponents to get to this point, something the 1973-1974 Marauders had in common with this ...

Bedford gets past BG

BEDFORD — Johnny Imgrund and Zach Kachman won in singles action for Bedford in a 4-1 win over Bishop Guilfoyle Monday afternoon in high school boys tennis action. BG’s Ryne Talko defeated Caleb Beidle, 6-1, 6-0, in the top singles match for the Marauders lone victory. Bedford also won ...

IUP women make Division II Elite Eight

GLENVILLE, W.Va. — The Indiana University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team advanced to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals on Monday night at the Waco Center. IUP, coached by former Saint Francis University men’s coach and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School boys coach Tom ...

Dietrich rallies for Lincoln win

Danny Dietrich wowed the crowd with a last-lap pass to earn his first victory of the young 2019 season at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown. Dietrich started on the pole of the 25-lap feature, but this was not an easy win for the pole-sitter. Dietrich shared the front row with Anthony Macri. ...

3 area girls teams try to earn spot in Hershey

Three area girls basketball teams will take the court tonight with the chance to play for the PIAA championship later this week on their minds. Two of those teams, Everett and Central Cambria, are in uncharted territory. The other, Bellwood-Antis, is in the PIAA semifinals for the third ...

Storm clouds gathering around Nevins

Reggie Nevins’ future as the Central High School boys basketball coach may gain some clarity tonight. The Spring Cove School Board is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. and, though it doesn’t name him specifically, as of Sunday, the agenda included a motion to terminate an employee, believed to ...

SFU’s momentum zapped

MOON TOWNSHIP — A media timeout can be a good thing for a team or a bad thing. Unfortunately, for Saint Francis, it was in the midst of a big comeback in the fourth quarter, and the stoppage in play stole its momentum. After SFU stormed all the way back to within two, Robert Morris was ...

Red Flash get Indiana

Saint Francis is returning to the NIT for the first time in 61 years, and it will play one of the nation’s most storied programs in the opening round. The Red Flash will travel to Indiana to take on the Hoosiers at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a game that will be televised nationally on ...

PIAA basketball capsules

Tonight PIAA Class 3A girls semifinals Teams: Central Cambria Lady Devils (20-7); Delone Catholic Squirettes (24-4) Site, time: Mifflin County High School, Lewistown, tonight, 7 p.m. The coaches: Central Cambria — Brittany Sedlock (82-50, fifth year); Delone Catholic — Gerry ...

Penn State men skate past OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sophomore Alex Limoges scored the eventual game-winner setting the Penn State single-season goal record in the process as the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions defeated No. 1 Ohio State, 5-1, on Sunday afternoon in Big Ten semifinal action from Value City Arena. Penn State ...

IUP men beaten in Atlantic Region semifinals

INDIANA, Pa. — The Indiana University of Pennsylvania men’s basketball team fell in the NCAA Division II playoffs on Sunday night. The Crimson Hawks fell to Mercyhurst, 85-75, in the semifinals of the Atlantic Region at the Kovalchick Complex. Patrick Smith scored 20 points, and Jason ...

BG overcomes 13-point deficit to reach final four

VANDERGRIFT — When Kyi Wright’s half-court heave glanced off the backboard and the final buzzer sounded, it set off a raucous Bishop Guilfoyle celebration with deafening noise filling the Kiski Area High School gymnasium with fans and students all over the court. With the 55-52 victory ...