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Bassett helps Cambria Heights nip Ridge

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FISHERTOWN — Kelly Bassett netted two goals for Cambria Heights in a 3-2 victory over Chestnut Ridge in high school girls soccer action on Thursday. Karli Storm scored the third goal in the second half with an assist from Bassett to help the Lady Highlanders improve to 4-3. Chestnut ...

Lady Warriors improve mark to 6-0

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EVERETT — Everett stayed unbeaten at 6-0 with a 25-9, 25-8, 26-28, 25-9 win over Tussey Mountain on Thursday in high school girls volleyball action. Ella Hinish delivered 20 service points for Everett, Brooklyn Beegle had 15 digs, Aly Daley led with 16 kills and three blocks, and Ashlyn ...

Hess, Valley girls down two teams

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ALEXANDRIA — Morgan Hess won the girls race in 21:47 for Juniata Valley in wins over Mount Union, 15-46, and Moshannon Valley, 25-32, in high school girls cross country action on Thursday. The Lady Hornets dominated the race, with Lexi Reed, Ella McGargle, Reese Zurybida and Adria Russell ...

Tigers shut out Tyrone

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TYRONE — Three different players scored for Hollidaysburg in a 3-0 shutout of Tyrone in a non-league high school boys soccer game on Thursday. Braden Callahan, Drew Desort and Jackson DelGiudice each scored once to get the win for the Tigers, and Jacob Roach had two assists. Evan Shale ...

Injuries taking toll on Tigers

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Hollidaysburg returns home after a two-game road trip to play Fort Hill, Md. this Friday, at least what’s left of the Golden Tigers. “We still don’t have Hunter (Barr), Mason (Replogle), D.J. (Heim) and A.J. Weyant hasn’t been back,” Hollidaysburg coach Homer DeLattre said. “Trent ...

Fitzpatrick seeks fresh start with Steelers

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PITTSBURGH — Minkah Fitzpatrick walked into the locker room fresh off the first practice of the rest of his football life, noticed the semi-circle of cameras and microphones running three deep around his locker and took a step back while his new teammates roared in laughter. How quickly ...

Seattle knocks off Bucs

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PITTSBURGH — Kyle Lewis hit his fifth home run since debuting Sept. 10, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win. With Seattle leading 2-0 in the fourth inning, Lewis sent a sinker from Pirates starter Dario Agrazal (4-5) 383 ...

Farabaugh sparks Lady Marauders

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Laniey Farabaugh’s first-half hat trick spurred Bishop Guilfoyle Wednesday afternoon to a 5-1 win over Central Cambria in high school girls soccer action at Tom Irwin Field. Daniella Scipioni had three assists for the Lady Marauders, and Aurielle Brunner scored twice. JoAnna Wood scored ...

Lady Lions take two at CMG Invitational

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LOCK HAVEN — Alese Rinker won a pair of singles matches, and Eve Hogan and Isabella Frank each won a singles match and a doubles match to help Altoona defeat Mifflin County, 5-0, and Central Mountain, 4-1, to win the Central Mountain Gob Invitational in girls high school tennis action ...

H.S. cross country: Bedford runners prevail

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SOMERSET — Meah Eshelman finished first with a time of 21:20, beating Penn Cambria’s Casey Farabaugh by well over 90 seconds, to help Bedford defeat both the Panthers, 19-36, and Somerset, 17-41, in high school girls cross country action Wednesday. Bedford’s Riley Ruffley, Jessica ...

BG volleyball downs McCort

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The Bishop Guilfoyle girls volleyball team improved to 5-1 Wednesday night, thanks to a 25-19, 25-10, 12-25, 25-15 win over Bishop McCort in high school action at the Pleasant Valley gym. Emily Kasun served up 31 points, including nine aces, to spark the victory. She also added 41 assists and ...

NFL notebook: Banged-up Eagles cancel practice

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PHILADELPHIA — With two games in five days coming up, the Philadelphia Eagles eased into preparations. Coach Doug Pederson canceled practice Wednesday and the injury-plagued team held a walkthrough instead. Six players didn’t participate and six others were limited. “I want these guys ...

H.S. golf: Tigers win Punxsy Invitational

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Hollidaysburg’s Eric Davis shot an 81 for a third-place individual finish, and the Tigers combined for a team score of 345 to claim the Punxsutawney Invitational team championship Wednesday in high school boys golf action. Altoona’s Scotty Lawhead finished second ...

Vazquez arrested on child sex charges

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony charges, including statutory sexual assault, soliciting a child and pornography, and was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball. Vazquez was taken into custody by Pennsylvania ...

Steelers begin post-Ben era with big trade

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have no plans to bail on the season with Ben Roethlisberger out until 2020 with an elbow injury. “Our level of expectations in terms of our performance will not change,” coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday. A day removed from announcing ...

Keller solid, but Bucs’ bullpen roughed up

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ season has been going downhill since the All-Star break and it got even worse Tuesday night. Marco Gonzales allowed six hits in seven innings, Austin Nola and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back home runs and the Seattle Mariners beat Pittsburgh 6-0 after ...

Vazquez details released

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By Will Graves The Associated Press GREENSBURG — Pittsburgh Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was being held Wednesday in a Pennsylvania jail on multiple felony charges after allegedly telling investigators he attempted to have sex with an underage girl during a meeting at her house in ...

Defense helps Lions move to 8-0

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Despite the absence of two top players, the Altoona Area High School boys soccer team is having an outstanding season. The unbeaten Mountain Lions ran their record to 8-0 by blanking Hollidaysburg, 3-0, Wednesday night at Mansion Park. Altoona again played without senior goalkeeper Brady ...