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Coach critical of Red Flash in defeat

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LORETTO — Rob Krimmel was embarrassed by his team’s performance Tuesday night. The Saint Francis coach hasn’t used that word often during his eight-year tenure. If he’s said it more than once or twice after a game, it would be a surprise. Krimmel called this loss embarrassing ...

Tough night for PSU Altoona women against D-II opponent

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LOCK HAVEN — The Penn State Altoona women’s basketball team fell behind 26-4 after one quarter of play Tuesday night en route to an 82-49 loss to Lock Haven University in collegiate action. The Lady Lions (1-2) — a Division III program — were led offensively by Sydney Snyder, who ...

NC gets 3 on first team

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The Northern Cambria girls volleyball team, which just won its second straight PIAA 1A state title, had three players named to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-District 1A team. along with two on the second team and one on the Honorable Mention team. Making first-team ...

College signing

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Maddie DeForrest:Clarion soccer Name: Maddie DeForrest High school: Huntingdon Area High School Hometown: Huntingdon Sport: Soccer Position: Forward College choice: Clarion University Other colleges considered: Shippensburg, IUP, Penn State Altoona Why I picked Clarion: “I chose ...

Nittany Lions hanging around at No. 8 in CFP

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By Ralph D. Russo The Associated Press The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. The selection committee’s third weekly rankings had little movement in the top 10, with Alabama fifth followed by ...

Browns’ defense takes a hit

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The Associated Press CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have placed starting safety Morgan Burnett on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon, another setback for Cleveland’s defense. Burnett got hurt during Thursday night’s victory over Pittsburgh. He had five tackles and an ...

Perea, GW a match for some time now

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It’s official — Altoona Area High School basketball standout Caranda Perea will play collegiately at George Washington University. Perea signed a National Letter-of-Intent Monday in the William P. Kimmel Board Room at AAHS. “I had about 20 offers,” Perea said, “and I committed ...

Lutch big part of state title

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Name: Jenna Lutch School: Northern Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Lutch had two kills and two blocks in the first two sets but had 12 kills by the end of the PIAA state title-clinching sweep over Nativity BVM Saturday in the ...

Vazquez receives additional charges

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The Associated Press GREENSBURG — Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez is facing additional charges stemming from an alleged illegal sexual relationship with an underage girl. Authorities in Westmoreland County filed 21 new charges against Vazquez on Tuesday, including 10 ...

Musser known for versatility

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Name: Grant Musser School: Juniata Valley Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Musser caught two touchdown passes, ran for one and threw another in Juniata Valley’s 31-21 victory over Purchase Line in the District 6 Class 1A semifinals. Season ...

Duke back at the top

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Duke is back at No. 1, moving up a spot following a pair of victories last week. The Blue Devils can thank Evansville for the jump. Duke moved to No. 1 for the first time this season, receiving 52 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel in The Associated Press men’s college ...

Notre Dame’s streak ends

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NEW YORK — Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll is over. The Fighting Irish fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, stopping a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third ...

Penn State men vs. Bucknell

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Tipoff: 6:30 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center, University Park Records: Penn State (3-0); Bucknell (2-2) Coaches: Pat Chambers is 130-140 in his eighth season at Penn State and 172-168 in 10 seasons overall. Nathan Davis is 91-47 in his fifth season at Bucknell and 232-86 in 11 seasons ...

Delaware at SFU men

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Tipoff: 7 p.m., DeGol Arena Records: Saint Francis (2-2); Delaware (5-0) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 99-125 in his eighth season at Saint Francis and overall. Martin Ingelsby is 49-55 in his fourth season at Delaware and overall. Radio: Online at sfuathletics.com Notes: The Red Flash could ...

NASCAR bullish on future after promising rebound

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HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The freefall is over, rock bottom hit more than a year ago, the restart button officially activated. Just how cool is NASCAR these days? Michael Jordan said before Sunday’s championship race he sets his clock to watch every week. NASCAR needs more fans to want to be ...

Japan posts slugger for MLB teams

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The Associated Press NEW YORK — Outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugo has been made available to major league teams through the posting process by Yokohama of Japan’s Central League. Major league clubs have until 5 p.m. on Dec. 19 to negotiate with Tsutsugo, who turns 28 on Nov. 26. A corner ...

Launtz stepping down as Juniata’s head coach

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HUNTINGDON — After nine seasons at the helm, Juniata College head football coach Tim Launtz announced his retirement on Monday. Launtz, who has been associated with the program for 24 years and has served as the 22nd head football coach since 2011, will stay on at Juniata as a valuable ...

Altoona flavor running at Cal, Pa.

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LOCK HAVEN — Altoona Area High School graduates Joe Uliano, Haden Boutiller and Brett George helped the California University of Pennsylvania men’s cross country team place 10th in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Championships. Uliano, a senior, finished 33rd overall with a time of ...

Portage well represented on WestPAC teams

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Portage had eight players in three different sports named as WestPAC all-stars for the past fall high school sports season. Making the team in football were Gabe Forst, Seth Georg, Jacob Irvin, Connor Price, Corey Sossong and Ian Thrower. Caitlyn Papcun represented the Lady Mustangs ...