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Tigers defeated in a flash

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The West Allegheny Indians came out fast and aggressive against Hollidaysburg in the first round of the PIAA 3A state playoffs and looked like they might run the Golden Tigers out of the stadium. Hollidaysburg survived the initial onslaught unscathed and answered with three straight goals, ...

Memorable year over for Altoona

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — One of the best seasons in Altoona Area High School boys soccer history came to an end Tuesday night. WPIAL runner-up Mount Lebanon pushed across two goals in the final 15 minutes and defeated the Mountain Lions, 3-1, in a PIAA Class 4A round of 16 match at Tiger ...

Seven return to lead PSU

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UNIVERSITY PARK — When the Penn State wrestling team opens the season against Navy at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Rec Hall, the Nittany Lions will be looking to continue their bulldozing run under coach Cael Sanderson. The Nittany Lions have won eight of the last nine NCAA titles and have posted ...

BC coach finds positive in defeat

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Bishop Carroll Catholic boys soccer coach David Paronish was upbeat Tuesday night, despite seeing his Huskies season come to an end. It took just two goals in matter of a minute in the first half before Winchester Thurston ended up routing BC, 7-0, in the PIAA Class 1A first ...

Taracatac, Mowry clutch for Lady Bisons

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SOMERSET — Bedford’s goal differential against its girls soccer opponents was out of sight before the defending PIAA-champion Bison entered into the 2019 Class 2A playoffs on Tuesday. Like 145-4 out of sight. Despite all those lopsided shutouts — Bedford blanked 16 of 19 foes with ...

Coach speak with James Franklin

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A capsule look at James Franklin’s weekly news conference: Opponent: Minnesota (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) Kickoff: Saturday, noon, TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis TV: ABC About the Gophers: They’re undefeated and ranked 13th in both polls. … Coach P.J. Fleck agreed Tuesday to a new contract ...

Lady Warriors’ season ended

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ALLISON PARK — The Everett girls soccer team saw their 2019 season ended on Tuesday night, losing to Shady Side Academy, 9-0, in the first round of the PIAA Class 1A state playoffs. The Lady Warriors finished the season 14-4-1. Everett, seeded fourth in District 5, upset Southern Fulton ...

Penguins bring up Lafferty again

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PITTSBURGH — According to a report published on nhl.com on Tuesday, Sam Lafferty has been called back up to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Lafferty, a Hollidaysburg native, was sent down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Oct. 31 after making his National Hockey League debut back on Oct. 8 against the ...

Monster matchups to shake up CFP race

National Sports

The starting positions have been set for the College Football Playoff race. They will get an immediate makeover this weekend. For the first time in college football history, there will be two games matching teams that are at least 8-0 on the same day, according to ESPN ...

Stevens heats up in very little time

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Lamar Steven’s final season with Penn State started with a slam. An early putback was the forward’s first field goal of the season, but he’ll likely remember the night for a high-flying ally-oop, early in the second half, in the middle of a 14-0 Penn State run. “He ...

Big early run sinks Red Flash

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The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Marcus Santos-Silva joked that he has a habit of stealing rebounds from teammates. His guys weren’t the only victims on Tuesday night as he had 21 points and 18 rebounds for No. 25 VCU, which used a big early run to take command in a 72-58 victory ...

Kieger gets first Lady Lion win on road

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TOWSON, Md. — The Penn State women’s basketball team scored 55 points in the second half to score a 73-67 come-from-behind victory over Towson on Tuesday afternoon in both teams’ season openers. New coach Carolyn Kieger earned her 100th career head coaching victory and first win at Penn ...

Saint Francis struggles mightily in first game

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BLACKSBURG, Va. — The Saint Francis women’s basketball team got off to a rough start on Tuesday in its season opener at Virginia Tech, losing 105-41 in a game it trailed, 30-8, after one quarter. The Lady Red Flash were led by Jenna Mastellone, who came off the bench to score eight ...

Hoops du jour

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Florida State at Pittsburgh Tipoff: 8 p.m., Petersen Events Center Records: Florida State (0-0); Pittsburgh (0-0) Coaches: Leonard Hamilton is 534-426 in his 32nd season overall and is 334-216 in his 18th season at Florida State. Jeff Capel is 176-129 in his 11th season overall and is ...

Carroll moving on to second round

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CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP — Bishop Carroll, ranked No. 8 in the latest Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class 1A poll, topped Bishop Canevin, the No. 4 ranked team, 25-16, 21-25, 25-14, 25-21, at North Catholic High School Tuesday night. Mara Yahner recorded 32 kills and 10 digs, Mia ...

Minnesota’s Fleck gets extension

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota made a major commitment toward keeping coach P.J. Fleck in place for the long term. He sure hasn’t hidden how happy he is here. Undefeated and 13th-ranked Minnesota agreed with Fleck on a contract extension through the 2026 season, including an annual raise of ...

Tour pro gets ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip

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The Associated Press SHANGHAI — Not long after Charles Howell III finished his final round in Las Vegas, he packed up for a trip to Asia he never imagined taking. It wasn’t just for golf. And he wasn’t alone. Howell took his wife and two children on a five-week tour of Asia that ...

Flags, significant injuries highlight NFL’s first half

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The NFL’s 100th season has not been worth celebrating even if the history of the league is. Several teams are tanking, penalties are wrecking the flow of games, some of the biggest stars have been sidelined, the new pass interference rule appears to have been adapted only to quiet the ...

In a better place: Surging Steelers forget September stench

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By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The franchise quarterback hasn’t taken a snap since the middle of Week 2 and has essentially become the highest-paid assistant coach in the NFL. The guy tasked with taking over left his third career start after getting knocked ...

Penguins’ comeback falls short

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By Ken Powtak The Associated Press BOSTON — Brad Marchand batted one out of the air and into the net, and his game-winner deflected off the goaltender’s back. Certainly not your average two goals, but things are far from normal about the Boston Bruins’ start this season. Marchand ...