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Duck still swimming, eyes bounce-back game

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PITTSBURGH — Every Tuesday since he took over as Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback last month, Devlin Hodges hasn’t known whether he did well enough to hold onto the job. So yeah, he was a little anxious after throwing four interceptions in a loss Sunday to the Buffalo Bills. The ...

Ridge crushes Bedford

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BEDFORD — Kaden Cassidy’s technical fall at 138 pounds spared Bedford from a shutout loss to dominant Chestnut Ridge Thursday in high school wrestling. The Lions, who won 66-5, got falls from Baltzer Bollman, Noah Smith, Duane Knisely, Nathan Holderbaum, Trevor Weyandt and Gryphon ...

Williamsburg gets fourth win

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McCONNELLSBURG — Lambert Palmer scored a career-high 24 points as Williamsburg picked up a 73-57 win over McConnellsburg in high school boys basketball Thursday. Williamsburg (4-2, 2-0 ICC) surpassed its win total from last season with the victory. Josiah Dowey added 13 points for the Blue ...

Wiseman done with college

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — James Wiseman’s college career has come to an end after just three games with the Memphis center and likely NBA lottery pick saying on social media he has withdrawn from school to begin focusing on his pro career rather than sitting out the rest of a 12-game NCAA ...

PSU, Pitt preview capsules

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Central Conn. State at PSU men Tipoff: 6 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (9-2, 1-1 Big Ten); Alabama (0-11, 0-0 Northeast) Coaches: Pat Chambers is 136-142 in his ninth season at Penn State and 178-170 in 11 seasons overall. Donyell Marshall Is 31-72 in his fourth season at ...

Short-handed Seton Hall downs Terps

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NEWARK, N.J. — Quincy McKnight scored a season-high 17 points and undermanned Seton Hall used a swarming, shot-blocking defense to stun No. 7 Maryland 52-48 Thursday night. The Pirates (7-4) held the Terrapins to 27% shooting, blocked 15 shots and forced 17 turnovers in ending a two-game ...

AP NFL picks: Patriots still have upper hand on Bills

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AP NNot since the pre-Tom Brady days have the Bills been such a factor in the AFC East. A victory Saturday at New England would lift Buffalo into a tie atop the division the Patriots have ruled for the last decade. This is an opportunity for the Bills to stamp themselves as title contenders ...

BOW: Ashley Downing

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Series: 620 League: Tuesday Early Ladies at Holiday Bowl Residence: Hollidaysburg BOW history: Four times Previous series high: 676 Previous single-game high: 269 Reaction to being BOW: I was surprised. I didn’t think it was high enough. The key to my bowling success is: ...

BOW: Zach Robertson

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Series: 758 League: Friday Night Classic at Bavarian Hall Residence: State College BOW history: Four times Previous series high: 858 Previous single-game high: 300 Reaction to being BOW: Just surprised because I didn’t think it would be enough. The key to my bowling success is: ...

Comeback stories: Trio selected for perseverance

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Georgia Southern offensive lineman Drew Wilson, Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton and Salisbury State receiver Octavion Wilson have been selected the Mayo Clinic Comeback Players of the Year. The winners were announced Thursday and they will be honored at the College Football Playoff ...

Pro Bowl recognition ‘awesome’ for Rhodes

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Hollidaysburg Area High School product Luke Rhodes has been selected to the Pro Bowl as an alternate long snapper. The announcements for the annual NFL all-star game, set Jan. 26 in Orlando, were made Tuesday night. Reached Wednesday, Rhodes was quite pleased. “Being acknowledged for ...

Lions have No. 13 class

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Penn State signed 27 recruits on national signing day Wednesday, and in an example of how quickly high school kids are getting themselves ready for college, a whopping 11 of those players will enroll early at PSU next month. Penn State’s recruiting class does not include any five-star ...

Eagles soar past Bearcats

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TYRONE — The Tyrone Area High School boys basketball team is a talented bunch that has the Mountain League and District Class 4A championships squarely in its crosshairs this season. Two-time defending district and league champion Huntingdon poses a significant roadblock. Tyrone issued a ...

‘Remember the Titans’ coach Boone dies

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With his health declining, Herman Boone was still mapping out football strategy as if he were about to walk the sidelines one more time. “His daughter said the other night he asked for a clipboard. He started drawing plays,” said Aly Khan Johnson, an assistant on Boone’s staff in ...

Lady Marauders cruise past Central Cambria

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Regardless of the sport, there’s no substitute for speed and quickness. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Aurielle Brunner used her speed and quickness Wednesday night to help the Lady Marauders roll over Central Cambria, 59-37, in a Laurel Highlands Conference contest at the Pleasant Valley ...

Altoona boys rout MC

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Altoona boys basketball coach Jarrod Klausman and his staff have been stressing the importance of different players stepping up and being leaders on the court. A number of players answered that challenge Wednesday night. The Mountain Lions used a smothering defense to race to a 21-4 lead ...

Strong teams getting stronger

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Teams competing for the national championship this season got good news well before the College Football Playoff — even if they didn’t have much time to celebrate. The early signing period opened Wednesday with three playoff teams — Clemson, LSU and Ohio State — landing eight of the ...

Panthers sign 16; just one from PA

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PITTSBURGH — The Pitt Panther football program celebrated December’s early letter-of-intent signee day on Wednesday with 16 names on its list, headlined by what 247Sports ranked as the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of New York. Israel Abanikanda is a 5-foot-11, 195-pound running ...

Many reasons to watch many games

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The Associated Press This bowl season starts a bit earlier and ends a bit later. The number of games is the same, but they are spread over more days. That means more days with at least a little bit of college football, ending with the national championship game Jan. 13 in New Orleans. We ...

Good day for Altoona swimmers

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NORTHERN CAMBRIA — The Altoona boys and girls swim teams were both victorious on Wednesday, with the girls securing a 92-61 victory while the boys earned a 103-67 triumph in high school action at Northern Cambria. On the girls side, Altoona got double victories from Emma Fraundorfer and ...