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…

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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…

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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. 

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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.