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Lutch big part of state title

Local Sports

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

National Sports

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

National Sports

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

PSU

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

National Sports

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 ...

Tyrone grad captures AMCC honor

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Penn State Altoona women’s basketball junior guard/forward Alexis Cannistraci was selected the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Week on Monday for her performance last week. A Tyrone graduate, Cannistraci got her season off to a great start, helping the Penn State ...

Steelers running out of players and time

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NFL week 12 Who: Pittsburgh at Cincinnati When: Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: CBS The latest line: Steelers by 6.5 By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The chaotic ending will live on in infamy. The carnage that came before it, however, could have just as significant an ...

Browns ready to move on with season

National Sports

By Tom Withers The Associated Press BEREA, Ohio — On a shelf in his locker just below where Myles Garrett keeps his collection of miniature model dinosaurs, his orange helmet sat unused. It’s going to stay that way for a while. As Garrett begins his indefinite suspension from the ...

NFL to hear Garrett’s appeal Wednesday

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By Tom Withers The Associated Press BEREA, Ohio — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett will make his case to the NFL to have his indefinite suspension reduced on Wednesday. Garrett was banned indefinitely by the league on Friday for striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph with ...

Sports gives much thanks for service

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A pastor friend recently provided opening remarks at a business meeting I attended, using the opportunity to remind us the month of November should be spent in giving thanks. The traditional holiday of turkey and football first came to mind: the heat of the oven warming the kitchen; the ...

Panthers won’t commit on future of their star QB

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The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper says the team won’t decide on the long-term future of Cam Newton with the organization until after they determine if the quarterback has fully recovered from a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. Newton, 30, ...

Tua facing long road to recovery

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The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s team surgeon said Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis was “excellent” after the quarterback underwent surgery to repair a dislocated hip, although there is no timeline for Tagovailoa’s recovery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa is expected ...

PSU a huge underdog against Buckeyes

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Penn State’s players say they’re ready for Ohio State. Vegas disagrees — in a big way. The Nittany Lions are 18-point underdogs for this week’s huge showdown in Columbus that will decide the Big Ten East regular-season champ and a whole lot more. The Buckeyes have throttled everyone ...