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.
THE CHECKERED FLAG: Weather slows start of local racing
WELL, MOTHER Nature sure doesn’t want to release her stronghold on winter. As I type this, snow showers are in the air on the first day of spring and both Mercer Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway have cancelled their practices scheduled for today. Wet conditions from the snowy, cold winter has left its mark in the Northeast.
With cold weather scheduled for much of next week, Sharon has postponed its open practice and 150-lap Enduro to Saturday, April 5 with a rain date of April 12. Practice will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. followed by the Enduro at 1:30. Sharon isn’t scheduled to get going with their regular racing card until April 19 featuring DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, RUSH Late Models, E-Mods, Stock Cars, Econo Mods, and Mini Stocks.
EXTRA INNINGS: Ozzie is no wizard when it comes to calendarology
HALL OF FAME shortstop Ozzie Smith was without peer during his playing days. He even was known as the "Wizard of Oz."
Born Osborne Earl Smith, he often ran onto the field to start each game’s defensive inning with a flip as he approached his position.
After four years with the Padres, Smith was traded to St. Louis, where during his 15 seasons with the Cards, he also developed a strong bat. A 13-time Gold Glove winner, Ozzie owns major-league shortstop records for assists, double plays, and total chances. He collected 2,460 hits and 580 stolen bases and played in 15 All-Star games.
Breese wins 2nd straight region crown
“One more step!”
Those were the words of Lakeview heavyweight Sam Breese after winning his second straight Northwest AA Regional Championship Saturday at Sharon High School.
Of course the step he referred to was the top of the medals stand at the PIAA State AA Championships this weekend at Hershey Giant Center.
Breese, who won the state 285 crown last season, is seeking to join an elite group of Pa. matmen to win more than one state crown.
Mercer girls bow in D-10 title tilt; SR ousted in consys
In 1986, the Mercer Lady M’s won the school’s first and only girls basketball District 10 title at Edinboro University’s McComb Field House, but in the same gym on Saturday in 2014, the squad in blue wasn’t so lucky.
Mercer led the Gen. McLane Lady Lancers 27-19 entering the fourth quarter, but the Lancers outscored the Lady M’s 19-4 in the final frame to win the Class AA title tilt 38-31.
EXTRA INNINGS: Teams like the Pirates need to invest for the future
Rounding the bases…
FIRST BASE: If you among the very elite at your job, and your company — rolling in money — asked you to take a 50 percent pay cut, then offered a 25 percent cut instead, would you be happy?
Or might you leave for a company that offered you a chance to make 275% more than your former company?
Be serious. Would you stay with your original company?
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