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Turgeon to manage Curve in 2020

The Curve’s new manager, Dave Turgeon, has a wealth of coaching and teaching experience with young prospects and will be making the jump to Double-A for the first time in his career. Turgeon, 54, has spent six seasons managing in the minors and many more in college baseball. He has never ...

Lions vexed by Bearcats

When it comes to high school wrestling, the Huntingdon Bearcats remain a mystery to the Altoona Mountain Lions. At least that’s the way Altoona coach Joel Gilbert sees it. “I’m not sure if it’s a mystery like the Bermuda Triangle,” Gilbert said, with a chuckle, “but we can’t ...

Seniors ignite Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG — It all started with a jumper from Hollidaysburg girls basketball senior Meghan Snyder. Morgan O’Neill later followed suit with a scoring outburst of her own, and then Allison Hileman had her own way with Huntingdon. It was a senior-led effort right out of the gate for ...

Long Island pulls away in final seconds for win

From Mirror reports BROOKLYN,N.Y. — Jermaine Jackson Jr.’s fifth three-pointer of the night put Long Island University ahead with 3.5 seconds to play, and Saint Francis couldn’t pull off a comeback, road victory on Thursday night in an 86-81 loss. LIU improved to 10-10 overall and ...

Kieger not thrilled with her Lady Lions

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team hung tough with No. 17 Indiana in the first half, but the Hoosiers pulled away in the second half for a 76-60 win Thursday night in Big Ten action at the Bryce Jordan Center. Junior Kamaria McDaniel led Penn ...

PC tops Bedford

CRESSON — Penn Cambria doubled up Bedford by halftime, 30-15, en route to a 61-40 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference win in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. Lora Davis topped all scorers with 20 points for the Lady Panthers. Sydney Taracatac scored 19 points for Bedford, ...

Hoops du Jour

PSU men picked for first all-access game NEW YORK – FOX Sports, which debuted its all-access initiative in 2016, will showcase the Penn State vs. Illinois game Feb. 18 for the Big Ten Conference’s first all-access contest. The one-of-a-kind, commercial-free production will feature each ...

Tussey boys edge Northern

LOYSBURG — Tussey Mountain rode a well-balanced attack with four players in double figures to hold off a rallying Northern Bedford, 91-86, in high school boys basketball on Thursday. Matt Leonard’s 35 points were a game-high for both teams, while Devin Swope chipped in 19 points, Chad ...

Glendale, Mo Valley, Everett record victories

MORRISDALE — Glendale pulled away from West Branch in the final two bouts, as Zeke Dubler and Suds Dubler eached notched pinfall wins, in the Vikings’ 45-29 victory in high school wrestling on Thursday. Garrett Misiura won by major decision, 14-3, in the opening match at 138, and at 145 ...

Newman lifts Tigers over Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Hughie Newman’s shot found the back of the net in overtime to lift Hollidaysburg past State College, 4-3, at Greenburg Ice Pavillion in high school ice hockey action on Thursday. The Tigers gave up two goals in the third period before Nate Ferris scored with help from ...

Reynolds calls ’19 ‘dream come true’

Bryan Reynolds started the 2019 baseball season as a minor league outfielder. After an outstanding rookie season following an April 20 call-up with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Reynolds enters the 2020 season as one of the most promising young outfielders in Major League Baseball. What a ...

Kelly excited to be coach with Bucs

In the hope of turning over a new leaf in 2020, the Pittsburgh Pirates have undergone a front-office facelift and also made wholesale changes to their field coaching staff. And one of the Pirates’ own, Don Kelly, will be in the dugout serving as the Bucs’ bench coach, along with being new ...

Arrest warrant issued for AB

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown’s Florida home. Hollywood police spokesman Christian Latta said in a Wednesday news release that Brown faces charges ...

With heavy hearts, Tigers roll past Wildcats

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Wednesday night’s game at the Hollidaysburg Area High School gymnasium was different for Golden Tiger basketball coach Brad Lear. It marked the first time he coached on the Tigers’ home floor following the passing of a guy he called his best friend, his father, ...

Maxwell scores 47 points

EVERETT — Kaitlyn Maxwell poured in 47 points to power Everett past Southern Huntingdon, 79-49, in an Inter-County Conference South Division high school girls basketball game on Wednesday. Maxwell also contributed nine rebounds, seven steals and four assists as Everett moved to 9-5 overall ...

Panthers rally past BC

PITTSBURGH — Ryan Murphy hit a pull-up jumper from the top of the key with 4 seconds remaining to lift Pittsburgh to a 74-72 victory over Boston College on Wednesday night. The Eagles trailed by 10 with less than 5 minutes to go but drew even on a Derryck Thornton lay-up with 12 seconds to ...

Panthers top Ridge

CRESSON — Carter Smith topped all scorers with 23 points, and Connor Karabinos added 19 to lead Penn Cambria past Chestnut Ridge, 73-67, in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference high school boys basketball game on Wednesday. Garrett Harrold came off the bench for 11 points for the ...

College basketball preview capsules

SFU men at LIU Tipoff: 7 p.m., Steinberg Wellness Center, Brooklyn Records: Saint Francis (12-6, 5-2 NEC); LIU (9-10, 4-2) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 109-129 in his eighth season at Saint Francis and overall. Derek Kellogg is 43-43 in his third season at LIU and 198-180 in 12 seasons ...

McKeirnan sets Hollidaysburg swim record

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Senior Conor McKeirnan set a new Hollidaysburg Area High School pool record in the Golden Tigers’ 106-64 victory over Marion Center in high school swimming action on Wednesday. McKeirnan swam a time of 22.29 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle event to set the new mark, and ...

Stouffer sets mark on bars

DUBOIS — Marissa Stouffer set a new school record on the uneven bars with a 9.75 as Altoona topped DuBois, 134.95-120 in high school gymnastics action Wednesday night. Stouffer was also a winner of the vault, beam and floor routine, as well as the all-around. The Lady Lions are ...