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Haupt returns to lead Golden Tigers to rout

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Ethan Haupt is back and there’s happiness in the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers camp again. Haupt missed two games last week with a bruised hip, and the Tigers suffered losses to Williamsport and Altoona. Haupt, a 6-foot-2 senior, returned to action Tuesday night and poured ...

Doctor’s victims describe abuse

LANSING, Mich. — One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma he inflicted on them as children, including one who warned that girls eventually “grow into strong ...

Russia reliving ’72 basketball stunner

MOSCOW — Russia’s going crazy for the Olympics. The 1972 Olympics. Even as the Russian team faces up to being barred from next month’s Winter Games for doping offenses, audiences are flocking to see a movie about Soviet glory on the Olympic basketball court 46 years ago. “Going ...

Earnhardt on air during Olympics, NFL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nearly every day brings a new experience for Dale Earnhardt Jr., who spent the first 43 years of his life living in a bubble that consisted of NASCAR and not much else. Now that he has retired from full-time racing, he’s got time to experience new adventures. Just last ...

Trio lead Huntingdon swimmers to win

HUNTINGDON — Matias Berger (200 IM, 500 free), Ben Atherton (100 fly, 100 breast) and Nick Buckley (50 free, 100 free) were multiple winners for the Huntingdon boys in a 112-58 win over Tyrone Monday in high school swimming action. Mae Decker (200 free, 500 free) and Fiona McConnell (100 ...

Working his way back

As with many wrestlers of his caliber, Everett senior Liam Flaherty was wrestling in a tournament over the summer. Things were going OK until he hurt his right knee. “The guy went in on a sweep single, and I was in a pretty dangerous position,” he remembered. “We didn’t stalemate or ...

Schopp returning to area as Purdue assistant

When Penn State wrestles Purdue at home on Friday night, area wrestling fans will see a familiar face on the Boilermakers’ bench in Tyrone native A.J. Schopp. The 2010 state champion, two-state runner-up and four-time state placewinner is in his first year as an assistant coach at Purdue ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge Fr 9-5 2. Hunter Horton Tussey Mountain Fr 7-1 3. Matthew Davis Cambria Heights Fr 14-4 4. Greg Edwards Bedford Fr 9-5 5. Garrett Misiura Glendale Fr 8-7 Ones to watch: Collin Sparr, JV; Collin Smilnak, Holl; Ian Crouch, Cent 113 ...

Wrestling leaders

WINS 1. Fisher Hunt 23-2 2. Benson Hunt 21-4 3. Mykut Hunt 21-6 4. L. Shaffer Port 19-5 5. Col. Sossong Port 18-4 6. Mills Hunt 18-5 Knode Hunt 18-5 8. Cornell Ever 17-0 9. Dale MV 17-1 10. Kocik Hunt 17-3 PINS 1. Fisher Hunt 17 2. Benson Hunt 12 3. ...

No defense for it: Overlooked Jaguars stun mistake-prone Steelers

PITTSBURGH — The Jacksonville Jaguars heard the chatter, read the tweets and Instagram posts. And they got a little confused. Why were the Pittsburgh Steelers talking about the New England Patriots? Didn’t they have to face the Jaguars first before reaching a rematch with the Super Bowl ...

Mehno: This one was a nightmare defeat

PITTSBURGH — Let’s dig way down and see if we can’t find something positive to say about the debacle that defrosted at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon. Maybe the Steelers spared their fans another heartbreak in New England by exiting the playoffs early. Sunday’s final was Jacksonville ...

Big Ben says he’ll play next season

PITTSBURGH—Ben Roethlisberger said he takes his career year-by-year, and he’s already made his decision on 2018. “I look forward to next year with those guys,” Roethlisberger said, referring to his offensive line. Roethlisberger made the statement at the end of his ...

Roethlisberger laments: ‘It wasn’t our year’

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh’s drama-filled season ended shockingly. A final, forgettable act. No shot at the Patriots. No seventh Super Bowl trophy. No tomorrow. And when it ended following a game no one expected, Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and the rest of the ...

Now coaching, Williams helping PC program

As a student-athlete and professional basketball player, Alli Williams left no stone unturned. During an exemplary high school career at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic, Williams scored 1,756 points and amassed more than 800 rebounds in leading the Lady Marauders to three PIAA Class A state ...

Cruel chant in stands contrasts with classic contest

The beauty and the ugliness of scholastic basketball played out in their highest forms about 10 miles apart in Blair County on Friday evening. In Bellwood, the Bellwood-Antis and Juniata Valley girls engaged in a game for the ages, one that has a place high on the list of the best high school ...

Lions lose at home in OT to Gophers

UNIVERSITY PARK — With each effort Penn State made at a comeback in the Bryce Jordan Center on Monday night, Minnesota had a quieting response, typically in the form of a 3-pointer. “We’re one of the better defenses in the league against the 3,” PSU coach Patrick Chambers said. ...

Milestone goals lead Pens to victory

PITTSBURGH — Dominik Simon and Phil Kessel scored milestone goals to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 victory against the New York Rangers on Sunday night. Simon got the first goal of his NHL career and Kessel scored his 20th of the season for his 700th point on back-to-back goals that ...

Miracle finish: Vikings stun Saints on last-second TD

MINNEAPOLIS — There wasn’t much left for Case Keenum to do but to fling the ball deep and hope for a miracle. Miracle answered. Keenum completed a last-ditch heave near the sideline Sunday on the game’s final play, and Stefon Diggs slithered away for a 61-yard touchdown to give ...

Defense answering challenge for Eagles late in season

PHILADELPHIA — When Carson Wentz went down for the Philadelphia Eagles, the pressure fell on backup Nick Foles and everyone else to step up. The defense rose to the challenge in the first playoff game. They harassed Matt Ryan, contained Julio Jones and made a goal-line stand at the end in ...

Nittany Lion wrestlers trounce Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Penn State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) dominated home standing Michigan State (4-5, 0-3) in road action Sunday. The Nittany Lions rolled to a 48-3 victory on the back of five pins to move their dual win streak to 38. Coach Cael Sanderson’s squad won nine of 10 bouts in the ...