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Name: Doug Simmons Age: 35 Residence: Altoona High school: Altoona, Class of 2003 College: Duquesne My favorite sport: College basketball I usually attend games with: My wife, Whitney Favorite high school team: Altoona Favorite college team: Duquesne Favorite pro team: All ...

Lions, Tigers receive top seeds in districts

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From Mirror reports Altoona Area and Hollidaysburg Area High Schools each had its boys and girls soccer teams earn No. 1 seeds for the upcoming District 6 playoffs. The Altoona boys and girls teams will each play second-seeded State College in the Class 4A championship games, scheduled for ...

Scoring summary

PSU

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Michigan 0: The Lions quickly drove 66 yards for a TD on their second possession. Sean Clifford hit Jahan Dotson for a 37-yard gain to the Michigan 17, then on the next play Clifford connected with tight end Pat Freiermuth on a 17-yard score with 5:59 left in the ...

BCC boys win ACAA championship again

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MIFFLINTOWN — When Blair County Christian and Northumberland Christian met earlier this season, the Bobcats hung on for a one goal victory. Saturday’s Allegheny Christian Athletic Association championship match was more of the same, including the winner, as BCC won its second straight ...

Altoona volleyball goes 2-6 at tourney

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WEXFORD — Altoona went 2-6 in pool play Saturday at the North Allegheny Tournament at North Allegheny High School in girls volleyball action. The Lady Spikers won both of their matches in afternoon pool play, defeating Baldwin, 25-22, and Avonweoth, 25-20. Defending PIAA Class 1A champion ...

Hemric beats playoff drivers

National Sports

The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Daniel Hemric wasn’t exactly fired. David Ragan isn’t quite yet retired. Yet the two off-the-radar drivers bested 12 playoff drivers and the rest of the Cup Series field to land on the front row for today’s race at Kansas Speedway. Hemric ...

Red Flash defense too much for LIU

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From Mirror reports Brookville, N.Y. — The Saint Francis football team put on a dominant performance in all three phases of the game in a 30-0 win at Long Island University on Saturday. Saint Francis held LIU to just 157 total yards of offense, the fewest yards allowed since a win over ...

Juniata gives up winning TD in final seconds

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HUNTINGDON — In a game it trailed, 21-6, at halftime, the Juniata College football team fought back on Saturday afternoon to take the lead with under three minutes to play in the game, only to lose in the end, 31-28, to Gettysburg in a Centennial Conference matchup. Juniata (2-4) jumped ...

IUP ups record to 6-1

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CLARION — The IUP football team jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter Saturday afternoon en route to a 59-21 win over Clarion in an Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference victory. Three different Crimson Hawks found the end zone in the first quarter for IUP, now 6-1 overall and 3-1 ...

WVU has no answers on ‘D’

National Sports

The Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. — After No. 5 Oklahoma downed rival Texas last week, coach Lincoln Riley said a true test for the Sooners would be how they bounced back from that emotional game to face West Virginia as the heavy favorite. Riley was pleased with the results. Jalen Hurts ...

Titans’ No. 1 pick activated

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The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have activated first-round draft pick Jeffery Simmons, giving him a chance to make his NFL debut today against the Los Angeles Chargers. The team moved him from the non-football injury list to the 53-man roster Saturday. The ...

Texas needs FG to beat KU

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The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Cameron Dicker made a 33-yard field goal as time expired and No. 15 Texas survived Kansas’ desperate upset bid 50-48 after the teams exchanged six touchdowns in the fourth quarter Saturday night. Kansas took a 48-47 lead on Carter Stanley’s 2-point ...

Alabama QB injured, leaves game

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa left in the first half against Tennessee with an ankle injury. Tagovailoa walked off the field and was taken to the sideline medical tent during the second quarter Saturday night. The 2018 Heisman Trophy runner-up then was escorted to ...

LSU offense on a roll with Burrow

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The Associated Press STARKVILLE, Miss. — Joe Burrow didn’t necessarily show his best side Saturday. While being dragged to the ground by his pants during his third sack of the game, the LSU quarterback’s rear end was briefly exposed. “I heard there was supposed to be a full moon in ...

Top 25 roundup

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No. 3 Clemson 45, Louisville 10 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trevor Lawrence overcame two early interceptions to throw three touchdown passes, Travis Etienne ran for 192 yards and a score and Clemson routed Louisville for its 22nd consecutive victory. Darien Rencher and Chez Mellusi added rushing ...

Public input sought on CWD management

Outdoors

One of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever heard is, “You are entitled to your own opinion; you are not entitled to your own facts.” As someone who for many years has been paid to express my opinions, I’ve always felt a deep obligation to investigate and understand the facts of ...

Plenty of starting dates for bear season

Outdoors

No doubt, there are more opportunities to hunt black bear this year than there have been in the past. Of course, bears in Pennsylvania are afflicted with the scourge of Mange this year. Here are the seasons as the Game Commission has sent them out. Be careful to note that some rules do not ...

Illini shock Badgers in 24-23 upset

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The plan was for Wisconsin to roll into a showdown with Ohio State next week unbeaten, with a defense putting up historic numbers and a Heisman Trophy contender at running back. Illinois had other plans. James McCourt kicked a 39-yard field as time expired and the Illini ...

Gophers keep on rolling with Rutgers rout

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — No. 20 Minnesota won its first game as a ranked team in five years and suddenly it has the lead in the West Division and a clear path to the Big Ten title game . It all fell into place Saturday as Rodney Smith ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns and the Gophers improved ...