Meadville knew what they needed to move on to the semifinals. After Bethel Park beat New Albany 4-2, the Blackhawks had 8 game points. The Bulldogs would need to get 11/2 points from their final matchup with St. Edward to clinch a semifinal spot. It wasn’t easy, but with a strong first and t…
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from accomplishing a turnaround that’s been done only once before in the Super Bowl era.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of LSU fans wearing purple and gold lined streets near Tiger Stadium and packed a basketball arena for a parade on Saturday honoring the football team’s national championship season.
COCHRANTON — Midway through the first period, Cochranton was hanging right with Region 3-leading Cambridge Springs. It wasn’t long before the Blue Devils took control.
TIDIOUTE — Darian Keyser scored 34 points, including 15 in the third quarter, to lead Jamestown to a 77-40 win over Tidioute Charter in Region 1 boys basketball action on Friday.
DETROIT (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored a power-play goal 1:33 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Friday night.
SAEGERTOWN — It was an uncharacteristically off-shooting night for the Maplewood Tigers girls basketball team. As a team, the Tigers made just six 3-pointers out of 21 attempts from beyond the arc. Yet with freshman forward Sadie Thomas leading the way inside the paint, the Tigers found ways…
It’s kind of a rough week for the Meadville swimming & diving teams. The bug that’s been going around has taken down some of the swimmers. And the growing sick list has coincided with perhaps the team’s busiest stretch of the season.
UNION CITY — Union City led by two after one quarter. But it was all Cochranton from there as the Cardinals went on to post a 62-36 win in Region 2 girls basketball action on Thursday.
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Beating a rival is always a good thing. Beating a rival at home is better. But beating a rival at home to pass them in the standings is even better. The Cambridge Springs Blue Devils wrestling team got to enjoy this fact on Wednesday night with a dual match win over Cochranton.
EDINBORO — Former Meadville standout Armoni Foster returned to the area on Wednesday as the seventh-ranked Indiana (Pa.) Crimson Hawks faced Edinboro in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West men’s basketball action at McComb Fieldhouse.
HADLEY — Jamestown picked up its second region win of the season on Wednesday as the Muskies rolled to a 42-18 win over Commodore Perry in Region 2 wrestling action.
ERIE — The mood around the concession stand at McDowell High School was not as festive as one might expect following a key Region 7 victory by the Trojans.
Cathedral Prep and Meadville, two teams that could potentially wrestle for the District 10 big-school duals title in a month or so, got together for a pivotal Region 5 match on Wednesday at the House of Thrills.
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox fired manager Alex Cora on Tuesday, a day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport’s sign-stealing scandal.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby watched the Pittsburgh Penguins thrive in his absence. The longtime captain pledged he would simply focus on doing his part to keep the Penguins rolling in his return from a two-month layoff.
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s use of electronics for sign-stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and again in the 2018 season.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU.
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's use of electronics for sign-stealing during Houston's run to the 2017 World Series title and again in the 2018 season.
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros fire manager AJ Hinch, general manager Jeff Luhnow after MLB suspensions for sign stealing.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski coached running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks in Minnesota. He’s about to take on his most challenging group yet — the Browns.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Teddy Blueger scored the deciding goal in the eighth round of the shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-3 Sunday.
JAMESTOWN — The “Beauty and the Beast” event pitted Mercer County foes Jamestown and Lakeview against each other in a full day of non-stop basketball. In the girls’ contest, Lakeview kept the pace up and rolled to a convincing road win — the Sailors 10th of the season.
JAMESTOWN — In the nightcap of the “Beauty and the Beast” event in Jamestown, the Lakeview boys were able to complete the sweep of the Muskies. After a slow start, Lakeview found their groove and pulled away from the hometown Muskies.
CALIFORNIA — The Edinboro women’s basketball team is heating up. On Saturday, the Lady Scots picked up their third straight win, and it was a big one.
RUSSELL — Ashton Hoover had a game-high 25 points to lead Cambridge Springs to a 65-33 win over Eisenhower on Saturday in Region 2 girls basketball action.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo threw a TD pass on his opening drive as a playoff starter and then watched San Francisco’s defense and running game take over from there in the 49ers’ 27-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional round Saturday.
SAEGERTOWN — Saegertown won 10 weights, picking up bonus points in eight of them, to roll to a 52-24 win over Greenville during a non-region showdown on Friday.
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — In many ways, one never knows what they’re going to see from the Cambridge Springs boys basketball team from game-to-game.
COCHRANTON — With Lakeview forced to forfeit at five weights, Cochranton knew it would be staked to a heavy advantage going into Friday’s non-region wrestling showdown at Cochranton High School.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Shortstop Francisco Lindor avoided salary arbitration and agreed Friday to a $17.5 million, one-year contract with the Cleveland Indians, who have so far rejected trade offers for the four-time All-Star.
The PENNCREST School District continues to mull over the idea of combining some of the athletic programs that it offers at its schools (Cambridge Springs, Maplewood and Saegertown). Marching bands are on the table as well.
This Week's Circulars
Jack W. Penfield, 78, of Linesville passed away after a brief illness on Friday, January 17, 2020, at UPMC Hamot in Erie. Born November 16, 1941, in Meadville, he was the son of the late Chauncey and Neva (Dodge) Penfield. He was a graduate of Linesville High School. Jack retired in August o…
Joyce Marie Burns, 75, passed away January 15, 2020, at Rolling Fields Eldercare Community. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 18, at 11:00 a.m. at Van Matre Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs.