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.
Breese, Smith win D-10 mat titles
Lakeview High heavyweight Sam Breese already had a state gold medal hung around his neck last season, but there was one important medal he had never worn — that of a District 10 champion.
That ended Saturday at the District 10 Class AA Championships at Sharon High School when Breese defeated Reynolds Gene Ringer, 7-3.
“This was his first district title so he has the monkey off his back,” said a happy Lakeview Coach Tom Tingley. “Now it’s on to regions and state.”
EXTRA INNINGS: For baseball fans, winter ends today
WHILE THE calendar would dispute it, for baseball fans, winter ends today, a few minutes after 1 p.m. when the Pittsburgh Pirates take McKechnie Field and Francisco Liriano throws his first pitch against the New York Yankees. Even better, we can listen to winter melt into spring as the game will be carried on 93.7 The Fan, the first of 16 such broadcasts, some of which will also be aired locally by the stations that are part of the team’s radio network.
Slippery Rock, Mercer girls win D-10 starts
Slippery Rock and Mercer girls basketball teams earned victories in their District 10 playoff openers last Saturday, but Grove City was ousted by Villa Maria.
3 area matmen win Section crowns
Led by champions Sam Breese and Marquis Spence of Lakeview and Grove City’s Luke Walter, a solid group of Allied News area wretlers qualified for this coming weekend’s District 10 Class AA Tournament at Sharon High School.
Breese, the defending state heavyweight champion, and Walter (132) each won their second straight Section 2-AA crown during tournament action Saturday at Sharon, while Spence (195) captured his first.
5 locals qualify for D-10 hoop playoffs
Five Allied News area teams qualified for the District 10 basketball playoffs which open Thursday.
Mercer and Grove City boys will begin action Thursday in a doubleheader at Mercyhurst University.
Mercer faces Mercyhurst Prep in Class AA action at 6:30 p.m., followed by Grove City battling Erie East at 8 p.m. in Class AAA.
Mercer, Grove City and Slippery Rock girls play Saturday afternoon.
In Class AA, Mercer meets Fairview at 1 p.m. at Kennedy Catholic High.
In Class AAA, Grove City meets Villa Maria at 1 p.m. at Fairview High, while Slippery Rock takes on Harbor Creek at 4 p.m. at Kennedy Catholic.
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