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Little Lions rush to big win

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LEWISTOWN —State College gashed Mifflin County for 239 yards rushing to come away with the 42-6 victory on opening night of the high school football season at Mitchell Field on Friday evening. The Little Lions, ranked eighth in the state in Class 6A, finished with 468 yards of total ...

Newberry: NFL preseason shows all its ills in one night

National Sports

Cam Newton hobbling to the locker room, the recipient of an unnecessary injury in an unnecessary game. A cash-grab in Canada, leading to what didn’t even qualify as a glorified scrimmage on an 80-yard field. The Falcons charging top dollar to cheer for a quarterback last seen trying to ...

Stamm, Weitoish help P-O cruise in opener

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MORRISDALE — The Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties went into L.T. Drivas Memorial Field Friday night and took down the rival West Branch Warriors for a 41-16 victory. P-O’s Kaleb Stamm had 108 yards rushing and two scores while Hunter Weitoish added a 79-yard TD reception and 74-yard punt return ...

Youth baseball participation on the rise

National Sports

WASHINGTON — David Fox and his wife, Mary Ann, have a rule for their sons, 11-year-old Dewey and 8-year-old Jimmy: They have to play a team sport. The kids get to choose which one. Dewey tried soccer and Jimmy had a go at flag football, but for them, nothing compares to baseball. “They ...

Colts get revenge

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NORTHERN CAMBRIA — Northern Cambria rolled up 361 total yards of offense on United in a rematch of a District 6 Class 1A semifinal playoff game, which the Lions won last year, en route to a 43-0 win Friday night at Duffy Daugherty Memorial Stadium in high school football action. United ...

Regional football roundup

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Bedford 22 Westmont Hilltop 8 BEDFORD — Gregory Edwards caught a 34-yard pass from Steven Ressler to break an 8-8 tie in the fourth quarter, and Elijah Cook added a 36-yard touchdown run as Bedford opened the season with a victory over Westmont Hilltop for the second year in a ...

Koepka sets pace at Tour

National Sports

ATLANTA — A storm delay at the Tour Championship slowed the momentum of Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas, right when they were starting to pull ahead in the chase for the $15 million FedEx Cup. The final hour Friday showed how quickly it can change — and for Rory McIlroy, why no one is ...

Lots of new faces for Lions, Tigers

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The matchup Game: Altoona Mountain Lions (3-7) vs. Hollidaysburg (9-5) TV: MeTV (Channel 110 on Atlantic Broadband) Where: Tiger Stadium When: Tonight, 7 The coaches: Altoona—Vince Nedimyer Jr. (0-0, first season); Hollidaysburg—Homer DeLattre (36-31, 6 seasons). Last meeting: ...

Mirror H.S. Football Scoreboard

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MID-PENN COMMONWEALTH Hollidaysburg 35, Altoona 21 (final) State College 42, Mifflin County 6 (final) LAUREL HIGHLANDS CONFERENCE Chestnut Ridge 35, Forest Hills 7 (final) Central Cambria 54, Johnstown 7 (final) Richland 28, Bishop McCort 14 (final) Bishop Guilfoyle 26, Somerset 0 ...

Even in small doses, Nats’ Scherzer tough on Bucs

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — To Max Scherzer, a short outing was OK. “I can’t get hurt again,” the Washington Nationals ace said. “That’s just the reality of this.” Scherzer pitched four innings in his return from the injured list Thursday night and the Nationals beat the ...

Patience pays off for Hinish

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I’ve been a member at Iron Masters Country Club for four decades now and have played in the club championship each of those years. This past weekend rounded out my 40th year, and this year’s finish was the most dramatic I’ve seen, but more on that in a little bit. To begin with, I ...

Cervelli granted release from Bucs

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PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates are parting ways with veteran catcher Francisco Cervelli, who’s worked his way back from another concussion and is hoping to catch on with a contender. The Pirates announced Thursday they had requested unconditional release waivers on the 33-year-old ...

Baysox roll on stagnant Curve

Altoona Curve

BOWIE, Md. — Inconsistency has defined this Curve season from the very beginning, and there was another good example of it Thursday night. Five days after shutting out Bowie on three hits over eight superb innings at home, Altoona starting pitcher Pedro Vasquez got pounded and lasted just ...

Stevens will start at QB for Miss. St.

PSU

The Associated Press STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Penn State graduate transfer Tommy Stevens has won the starting quarterback job at Mississippi State. Stevens beat out junior Keytaon Thompson and will start Aug. 31 in New Orleans when the Bulldogs’ meet Louisiana-Lafayette in their season ...

Newton suffers foot injury

National Sports

The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton left Thursday night’s exhibition game against New England in the first quarter with a foot injury. The team announced that he would not return. The 2015 NFL MVP was playing for the first time since Dec. ...

Turner tops for Bisons

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BEDFORD — Jared Turner earned medalist honors with his 37 as Bedford improved to 2-0 with a 205-229 win over Bishop Guilfoyle in high school golf action Thursday at the Bedford Elks. A.J. Marasco was tops for BG with a 39. BEDFORD (205): Turner 37, Umgrund 44, Tkarczyk 38, Edwards 46, ...

Iron Masters celebrates club championship winners

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ORE HILL — Ron Hinish and Gwen Paden were the winners of the men’s and women’s club championship at Iron Masters Country Club. Hinish finished with a 293. Paden with a 158. On the men’s side, Wes Elder was second (294), followed by Wally Clapper (297) and Matt Dillon (297). Flight ...

Thomas shares lead after one

National Sports

ATLANTA — Xander Schauffele was six shots behind before he ever hit a shot Thursday in the new scoring format for the Tour Championship. His goal was to keep his head down, play good golf and see where he stood to par at the end of two days. The TV cameras following his every move on the ...