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2021 salaries raised for minor leaguers

National Sports

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is raising the minimum salary for minor league players in 2021, according to a memo sent Friday from the commissioner’s office to all 30 teams and obtained by The Associated Press. Two years after successfully lobbying Congress to exempt minor leaguers from ...

Valley upset it’s not allowed to host game

Local Sports

The District 6 high school basketball playoff brackets were released Thursday afternoon, and though the Juniata Valley girls team knew what was coming, that didn’t mean it was happy about it. The Lady Hornets are the No. 3 seed in the Class 2A bracket and will play sixth-seeded Bishop ...

BG gets upset ‘W’ in semis over Hills

Local Sports

SIDMAN —- Bishop Guilfoyle got off to a blistering start, and held off a late charge to stun previously unbeaten Forest Hills and earn a berth in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference girls’ basketball championship game, thanks to a 57-48 semifinal upset victory over the Rangers on ...

No matter the foe, Marauders heading for finals

Local Sports

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic coach Chris Drenning went to bed Wednesday night thinking his Marauders would host Richland in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference semifinals Thursday. But, when Drenning awoke Thursday morning, he was told to put away the Richland film because Bedford was now ...

Looking for an edge: District 5 titles keep on motivating Ridge

Local Sports

The trophy case at Chestnut Ridge keeps getting filled with PIAA Duals and District 5 championship trophies. The Lions are coming off of their third straight third-place finish at the PIAA Duals. With eight No. 1 seeds, they enter Saturday’s District 5 Tournament as a virtual lock to win ...

Colbert optimistic about Big Ben

Local Sports

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are confident quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s surgically repaired right elbow will be ready to go in time for the 2020 regular season, so confident there are no plans to look around for a proven veteran backup ...

District 5 wrestling picks

Local Sports

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Calan Bollman, Chestnut Ridge vs. Nathan Pelesky, North Star. Champion: Bollman. Comment: Tussey Mountain’s second-seeded Trevor Husick has been out with a wrist injury. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Kai Burkett, Chestnut Ridge vs. Trevor Donaldson, Meyersdale. Champion: ...

Tussey Mountain saves its best for last against B-A

Local Sports

SAXTON — Tussey Mountain used a 21-6 fourth quarter to top Bellwood-Antis, 56-42, in its regular-season finale Thursday night in boys high school basketball action. Matthew Leonard led all scorers with 18 points to go with 17 from Devin Swope. Troy Walker had 16 points for ...

Everett rifle wins title

Local Sports

JEROME — The Everett rifle team captured the inaugural Allegheny Mountain Rifle Conference championship on Thursday, beating Conemaugh Township, 1,382-1,379, in high school action. The Warriors, who improved to 14-0, will next compete at the PA Prone Championships to be held on Tuesday, ...

Losses piling uip for Lady Lions

PSU

From Mirror reports LINCOLN, Neb. — The Penn State University women’s basketball team was outscored, 26-12, in the third quarter Thursday night en rroute to a 75-58 loss at Nebraska in Big Ten Conference play. The loss dropped the Lady Lions to 7-18 overall and 1-13 in the league while ...

Bezek, Lady Devils head to conference final

Local Sports

PATTON — In mid-January, the Central Cambria girls basketball team was on the outside of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference playoff bubble looking in. After winning nine of their last 10 to close out the regular season, the Lady Devils catapulted into the postseason as the No. 3 seed ...

Bregman, Astros talk scandal

National Sports

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Alex Bregman spoke for about 30 seconds and said he was sorry, but did not say why. He said he had learned, but did not say what. On a patch of grass between the Houston Astros’ spring training building and fields, under a sun obscured by clouds, the star third ...

Shelton enjoys first practice in charge

Local Sports

By John Perrotto The Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. — The smile never seemed to leave Derek Shelton’s face as he walked from one practice field to another while watching the Pittsburgh Pirates’ pitchers and catchers go through their first spring training workout. Shelton was ...

District 6 makes huge scholarship jump in honor of Rossi

Local Sports

From Mirror reports District 6 is expanding its scholarship program in the name of Dean Rossi. At its meeting last month, the district voted unanimously to substantially bump its previous scholarships honoring the late athletic director at Hollidaysburg Area and Huntingdon Area high ...

Pirates fall short in fourth

Local Sports

WILLIAMSBURG — When all things are considered, it’s usually better to finish an athletic contest strong than to start one strong. That was certainly the case Wednesday night, when West Branch closed with a fourth-quarter flourish to overtake Williamsburg, 62-51 in the Williamsburg Area ...

Huntingdon, Tyrone share league title

Local Sports

BELLEFONTE — Nick Gearhart went over the 1,000-point mark for his career with Huntingdon in a 70-41 win at Bellefonte in the Bearcats’ regular-season finale in high school boys basketball action on Wednesday. Gearhart finished with 24 points as the Bearcats improved to 20-2 overall, 13-1 ...

District 6 Class 2A wrestling picks

Local Sports

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Coen Bainey, Bald Eagle Area vs. Josh Harbert, Ligonier Valley. Champion: Bainey. Comment: Central’s Jaxon Matthews could make a run on Harbert’s side. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Hunter Walk, Tyrone vs. Bryce Beatty, Mount Union. Champion: Walk. Comment: Glendale’s ...

Altoona now 12-10

Local Sports

Altoona wrapped up its regular season with a 12-10 mark after a 66-62 win over Williamsport at the AAHS Fieldhouse in high school girls basketball action on Wednesday. Caranda Perea led the Lady Lions with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Adalynn Cherry scored 12, and Adaliz Corbin added 11. Kailee ...

Lions to host top 3 battle in nation Saturday

PSU

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — In a battle of two of the top three teams in the country, the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team will host Ohio State Saturday night at the Bryce Jordan Center. The Nittany Lions, ranked No. 2, are 10-2 overall and 7-1 in the conference. The ...