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Rhoades leads Tyrone’s rally past Central

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TYRONE — Tyrone Area High School sophomore guard Cortlynd Rhoades is comfortable shooting beyond the 3-point arc. “That’s kinda my role on the team,’’ Rhoades said Wednesday night. “It’s something that I try to do.’’ Rhoades came up huge from 3-point range Wednesday, and ...

Juniata Valley falls to McCort

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Anyone familiar with the landscape of Class 2A girls basketball in the state of Pennsylvania knows that Juniata Valley had a chance to win a PIAA championship this season. The Lady Hornets made it all the way to the 1A finals when this year’s seniors were freshmen and ...

Chestnut Ridge, Glendale aim to win regional team title

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Chestnut Ridge and Glendale enter the Southwest Regional Tournament coming off of team championships at the District 5 and District 6 tournaments, respectively. Both figure to push for the regional team title. Ridge won its ninth straight District 5 title, had six champions and qualified 11 ...

Todd Irwin’s PIAA Class 2A Southwest Regional picks

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106 POUNDS: Finalists: Calan Bollman, Chestnut Ridge vs. Coen Bainey, Bald Eagle Area. Champion: Bainey. Comment: I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Bollman beat Bainey. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Joey Fischer, South Park vs. Kai Burkett, Chestnut Ridge. Champion: Fischer. Comment: Tyrone’s ...

Bucs’ Reyes suspended 80 games

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NEW YORK — The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pablo Reyes was suspended 80 games on Wednesday under the major league drug program following a positive test for the performance-enhancing drug Boldenone. He became the second player in three days suspended for Boldenone, which is sold under the brand ...

Newman released from hospital

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ryan Newman was released from a Florida hospital on Wednesday, about 42 hours after his frightening crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. Roush Fenway Racing released a photo of Newman leaving a Daytona Beach hospital holding the hands of his two young daughters. The ...

Beilein done with Cavaliers

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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — John Beilein stood in front of the Cavaliers and emotionally explained why he’s leaving. This was goodbye. But even on his way out, the admired coach gave his players one last lesson. He showed them honesty, dignity and vulnerability. He admitted the losing had ...

Portage gets revenge

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PORTAGE — Wednesday was a night of retribution for the Portage girls basketball team. After being knocked out of the District 6-8-9 Class 5A playoffs by Obama Academy last season, the No. 2 Lady Mustangs waited an entire year to get a second shot at the Golden Eagles. Following a brief ...

Tussey romps into semis

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SAXTON — Sophie Brumbaugh scored 31 points and hit the 1,000-point mark for her career in Tussey Mountain’s 71-15 rout of Johnstown Christian in the District 5 Class 1A quarterfinals in girls basketball Wednesday. Brumbaugh needed 29 entering the game. “She’s a three-year starter ...

Bearcats roll into final

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HUNTINGDON — On the far end of Huntingdon’s gym, in large letters over the student section, the wall reads “Welcome to the Jungle.” For Penn Cambria, by the end of Wednesday’s District 6 Class 4A semifinal game, it probably felt like it was trying to navigate one, to no ...

Defense turns into offense for Haigh, BG

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Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Teresa Haigh is always asking her coach Kristi Kaack for one thing in each matchup every game. “She’s asking me every game for harder defensive matchups,” Kaack said. “She’s just a kid that’s eager to learn and do more things on the floor for the ...

Seniors shine for Bellwood

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BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis’ celebrated group of seniors, which has collected its share of championships in the Inter-County Conference, District 6 and PIAA state playoffs, was playing its final home game of the season — and high school careers — Wednesday night. Emilie Leidig and ...

Mount men top PSU Altoona

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CRESSON — Mount Aloysius ran up a big lead in the first half and protected it the rest of the way to beat Penn State Altoona, 80-62, Wednesday night at the ACW Center. Penn State Altoona (14-10, 10-9 AMCC) suffered its fourth loss in a row against its local conference rival Mount Aloysius ...

C-K girls battle, but season ends

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CLYMER — Claysburg-Kimmel hung with Penns Manor for most of the first three quarters before it dropped a 62-40 decision to the second-seeded Lady Comets in a District 6 Class 2A girls basketball playoff game at Penns Manor High School on Wednesday night. “We had a pretty good season ...

Lady Lions cruise on road at Mount

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CRESSON — Penn State Altoona women’s basketball completed the season sweep of a nearby Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference opponent on Wednesday night, when the Lady Lions posted a dominant 70-52 win over Mount Aloysius College in the ACW Center. Penn State Altoona (14-10, 12-7 AMCC) ...

Area college basketball roundup

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Eagles fall at E-town ELIZABETHTOWN — Cameron Keck led Juniata with 15 points in a losing effort as the Eagles fell at Elizabethtown, 73-67. Nate DaCanal had 14 points for Juniata, while John Kelly and Jake Holsopple added 10 apiece. Ethan DuBois poured in 29 points to lead ...

Top 25 roundup

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NC State routs No. 6 Duke RALEIGH, N.C. — Markell Johnson scored a career-high 28 points, including his third halfcourt shot this season, to help North Carolina State beat No. 6 Duke 88-66 on Wednesday night. Devon Daniels added a career-high 25 points for the Wolfpack (17-9, 8-7 ...

Too much fight in Illini: Illinois defense stymies Lions on offense

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By Travis Johnson The Associated Press UNIVERSITY PARK — Ayo Dosunmu felt well enough during warm-ups to return to lineup. That was enough for Illinois against No. 9 Penn State. Dosunmu, the Fighting Illini’s leading scorer who missed the previous game with a knee injury, scored 24 ...

Victory has Pens ahead of Capitals

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By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. “I think this is his favorite time of year,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “He tends to play his best ...

Sarbo only one from area at No. 1

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TYRONE — Altoona’s Matt Sarbo is the only area No. 1 seed entering Saturday’s District 6 Class 3A Tournament at the AAHS Fieldhouse. The seeding meeting was held on Tuesday night at the Tyrone Area Middle School. Sarbo, a two-time District 6 champion, is the top seed at 132. As ...