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Liberty rolls past Red Flash

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LORETTO — For three quarters of play, Saint Francis was shooting the ball at a 47-percent clip, including 58-percent (11-of-19) from 3-point range. No matter how many shots the Red Flash made or the runs they went on, SFU couldn’t overtake Liberty on Wednesday night. Saint Francis gave ...

Four hit double digits to lead Lady Lions past MC

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LEWISTOWN — Caranda Perea led four Lady Lions in double scoring figures with 27 points in Altoona’s 74-57 rout of Mifflin County Wednesday night in girls high school basketball action. Adalynn Cherry posted 18 points for Altoona, which led, 39-27 at halftime after only being up by three, ...

Central, Bishop Guilfoyle both continue winning ways on the road

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BELLEFONTE — Devon Boyles led a balanced attack with 18 points as the Central boys basketball team posted a 55-47 victory over Bellefonte Wednesday night in high school basketball action. Braden Kitt added 16 points for Central, which led, 26-15, at halftime. Central (55): Kitt 6 3-6 16, ...

One tough night for Tigers, Dragons

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — Despite Colin Smilnak’s win by fall in 1:14 at 120 pounds, Hollidaysburg couldn’t defeat Brockway, falling 46-18 Wednesday night in high school wrestling action. Brockway also picked up three wins by forfeit, and there were no bouts wrestled at 106 and 113 pounds. 285: ...

Huskies escape after tough test

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CRESSON —- After holding the lead the entire night, the Bishop Carroll boys basketball team faced a tough challenge in the final minute against Penn Cambria Wednesday. A baseline jumper from Mason McCarthy gave PC its first lead of the night and capped off a 16-5 run with exactly one minute ...

Tomlin: Duck will get the call again

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are sticking with rookie quarterback Devlin “Duck” Hodges. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Hodges will make his fourth straight start on Sunday when the Steelers (8-6) visit the New York Jets (5-9). Hodges threw four ...

Lady Lions unable to hold lead at home

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It might ordinarily be considered difficult to extract a positive takeaway from a 15-point loss, but first-year Altoona Area High School girls basketball coach Chris Fleegle was able to do just that Tuesday night. Altoona got off to a quick start against unbeaten Central Dauphin, building a ...

Bearcats handed another heartbreaking defeat

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By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com HUNTINGDON — After losing to Philipsburg-Osceola by four points in a dual meet that came down to the last bout, Huntingdon found itself in another nailbiter against Clearfield on Tuesday night. The Bearcats lost another heartbreaker. They led for ...

Chestnut Ridge rallies past Forest Hills to win

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SIDMAN — Chestnut Ridge won the final six matches to rally past Forest Hills, 45-30, in high school wrestling Tuesday. Kai Burkett, Daniel Moore, Seth Holderbaum, Duane Knisely and Nathan Holderbaum won their matches by fall for the Lions. 120: Kai Burkett (CRH) over Easton Toth (FHH) ...

SFU blows out Franciscan

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The Associated Press LORETTO — Tyler Stewart had 15 points off the bench to lead Saint Francis to a 115-66 win over Franciscan University, a Division 3 team, on Tuesday night. Mark Flagg had 13 points for Saint Francis (6-4), which won its fourth consecutive game. Myles Thompson added 12 ...

Liberty at SFU women

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Tipoff: 7 p.m. at DeGol Arena Records: Liberty (4-6); Saint Francis (2-7). Coaches: Keila Whittington is 2-7 in her first season at Saint Francis; Carey Green is 460-190 in his 21st year at Liberty. Internet stats: www.sfuathletics.com Online video: www.necfrontrow.com Leading scorers: ...

Miller helps Bellwood-Antis to easy road victory

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FLINTON — Zach Miller poured in a game-high 21 points to lift Bellwood-Antis to a 76-35 Inter-County Conference North Division rout over Glendale Tuesday night in boys high school basketball action. Bellwood improved to 3-1 while Glendale (2-1) lost for the first time. Troy Walker ...

New No. 1 faces test

National Sports

RALEIGH, N.C. — Michigan State, Kentucky, Duke and Louisville have each spent time at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll only to lose quickly. The challenge now falls on Kansas to avoid the same fate. The Jayhawks reached No. 1 in Monday’s poll, marking the first time ...

Snyder leads NB to first win

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LOYSBURG — Northern Bedford won its first game of the season, thanks to 18 points from Allie Snyder in a 52-47 victory over McConnellsburg in girls high school basketball action Tuesday night. Madison Johnson added 15 points for Northern, which was tied at 41-all going into the final ...

Legendary Iowa coach dead at 90

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hayden Fry, the Texan who revived Iowa football and became a Hawkeye State institution over two decades as a Big Ten coach, has died. He was 90. Fry’s family announced through the University of Iowa that the former coach died Tuesday with his family at his side ...

Welcome back: PSU men return to top 25 for first time in 23 years

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Remember 1996? That was a cool year. I graduated from college that year, so yeah, that seems like a long, long time ago. Way back in 1996, the Penn State men’s basketball team was ranked in The Associated Press Top 25. The Nittany Lions finished that season 21-7 and No. 18 in the ...

Play of Hodges in need of fixing

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By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The ride was fun while it lasted. The run on duck paraphernalia. The hunting trips with teammates. The minor craze created by Devlin “Duck” Hodges’ unlikely — and unlikely successful — rise from fourth stringer to Pittsburgh ...

Weakland’s hard work noticed

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Name: Chloe Weakland School: Cambria Heights Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Weakland scored 18 points in a 70-42 win over Bishop Carroll, had 11 points and went over the 1,000-point career mark in a 69-41 victory over Marion Center and added ...

Lions’ Knisely off to strong start

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Name: Duane Knisely School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Knisely won the 220-pound championship in the King of the Mountain Tournament at Central Mountain High School. Season update: Knisely is undefeated at 6-0 on the ...