NCAA Football: Penn State wins, Pitt falls to Utah
Silas Redd ran for 131 yards and a touchdown and Penn State took advantage of Purdue’s special teams miscues to hold on Saturday for a 23-18 win.
High School Football: Grove City, Lakeview grab wins
In high school football action Friday night, Grove City and Lakeview both rattled off wins.
NCAA Football: Rock returns home
There’s another pair of tough games on tap today for the two local NCAA football squads.
NCAA Football Quick glance: California (Pa.) at Slippery Rock
A breakdown of today's NCAA Division II football game between Slippery Rock and visiting California (Pa.),
NHL: Crosby cleared for contact
Sidney Crosby has traded in his white helmet. There’s still no telling when the Pittsburgh Penguins star will be able to do the same with his practice jersey.
Lakeview tops Mercer, moves to Class A title game
NEW WILMINGTON — Pat McClearn lived Lakeview High football program’s previous gridiron glory days. Unfortunately for him on Friday night he was on the business end of the current Sailors’ resurgence.
McClearn and his Mercer High Mustangs were eliminated by Lakeview from the District 10 Class A semifinals, 52-21.
Slippery Rock ousted from D-10 playoffs
The undefeated season of head coach Brendan Hathaway and the Slippery Rock Rockets (10-1) came to an end on Friday with a 35-15 loss to General McLane at Slippery Rock University.
“Nothing that happened on this field tonight was from a lack of effort and I’m proud of them for that,” said Hathaway following the District 10 Class AAA semifinal game.
The Region 6-AAA champion Rockets were led by junior quarterback Jake Whitmer, who ran for 123 yards and scored both of Slippery Rock’s touchdowns. He also threw for 82 yards. Junior Travis Lauster rushed for 73 yards and senior Frank Conlon ran for 58.
EXTRA INNINGS: Clutch 'Cutch' clutches MVP trophy
PITTSBURGH PIRATES centerfielder Andrew McCutchen makes it “The Magnificent Seven.”
McCutchen is the seventh player in Pirates history to be named the National League’s most valuable player.
It took 33 years after Paul Waner became the first Bucco MVP in 1927 for Dick Groat to become the second in 1960. Roberto Clemente won in 1966, Dave Parker in 1978, Willie Stargell in 1979 (tied with St. Louis’ Keith Hernandez), and Barry Bonds in 1990 and 1992.
Lakeview set for rematch with Mercer
The Lakeview Sailors have lost only one game this season — to their neighboring rival, the Mercer Mustangs in Week 4 of the regular season, 19-8.
The two teams will meet again on Friday in the District 10 semifinals in hopes of making it to the championship game against the winner of yet another Mercer County rivalry — Sharpsville vs. West Middlesex.
Senior All-Star soccer matches Saturday
The 2013 Western Pa. Senior All-Star Soccer matches will be held on Saturday at Grove City High School’s Forker Field.
The boys game will start at 11 a.m. while the girls will play at 1 p.m. The event is hosted by the Grove City Soccer Boosters and it is the 2nd year in a row the games will be played in GC.
The annual games highlight sportsmanship, soccer skills and community-wide support. Players from 16 different schools are scheduled to compete Saturday.
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