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Robert Morris Elimated From NIT Tournament

J.J. Mann scored 25 points on Friday night, lifting Belmont to an 82-71 win over Robert Morris in the second round of the NIT men’s college basketball tournament, and eliminating the Colonials (22-14) from continuing play. The bruins’ Drew Windler added 18 points, and Craig Bradshaw scored 17. Karvel Anderson, who scored a career-high 38…

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New Sentencing Ordered In Mercer County Case Involving Double Motorcycle Deaths

A Pennsylvania appeals court has ordered the resentencing of a Mercer County man who last spring entered a pair of guilty pleas in a case involving the deaths of two friends in a 2012 motorcycle accident. The state’s Superior Court ruled this week that the judge in the case used an “improper grading” of the…

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Historical Plaque Stolen From Stapely Furnace Monument In Emlenton Area

State Police officials are looking for the person or people responsible for the theft of an historical marker and vandalism at the 179 year-old Shippen iron furnace site near Emlenton. The incident was discovered Thursday, and may have occurred as early as late February. The monument marks where the furnace, also known as the Stapely…

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Pitt Routs Colorado 77-48; Panthers Will Face Number-1 Florida Saturday At 12:15 PM

The Pitt Panthers routed Colorado 77-48 Thursday in the round of 64 in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Orlando, setting the stage for a showdown with Florida, the top-ranked team in the regional, the tournament and the country on Saturday afternoon at 12:15 PM. A live broadcast will begin at 12:00 noon, following the…

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PIAA Basketball Championship Game Schedule

PIAA High School Basketball Championship Game Schedule  (All games at the Giant Center in Hershey):   Friday, March 21 12:00 Noon  -  Girls “AA”  -  Seton LaSalle vs. Neumann-Goretti 2:00 PM  -  Boys “A”  -  Lincoln Park vs. Math, Civics and Science 6:00 PM  -  Girl “AAAA”  -  Cumberland Valley vs. Spring-Ford 8:00 PM  - …

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Penguins Lose In Detroit In Final Second Of Overtime

Daniel Alfredsson scored his second goal of the night with four-tenths of a second remaining in overtime on Thursday night, and gave the Detroit Red Wings a 5-4 home victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Replays showed Alfredsson’s shot ricocheted into the net off the body of Pittsburgh’s Rob Scuderi, and before the final horn sounded. …

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NCAA Tournament Results – Thursday, March 20

NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament Results – Thursday, March 20:   South Regional Pitt 77, Colorado 48 Florida 67, Albany 55 Dayton 60, Ohio State 59 Syracuse 77, Western Michigan 53   East Regional Harvard 61, Cincinnati 57 Michigan State 93, Delaware 78 Connecticut 89, St. Joseph’s 81  (OT) Villanova 73, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 53   West…

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Penn State Leads After Day 1 Of NCAA Wrestling Tournament

Three-time defending national champion Penn State leads again after the first day of the NCAA wrestling tournament in Oklahoma City. Five Nittany Lions grapplers went 2-0 on the tourney’s opening day.  That field included two-time defending champion Ed Ruth (184 lbs.), three-time All-American David Taylor (165), Nico Megaludis (125), Zain Retherford (141) and Matt Brown…

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McCutchen Homers In Pirates’ 4-2 Loss To Orioles

Andrew McCutchen slammed his fourth home run of the spring on Thursday, but the Pittsburgh Pirates managed only five other hits in a 4-2 preseason loss to the Baltimore Orioles in Bradenton, Florida. Andrew Lambo drove home the other run for the Pirates (11-8-2 in Grapefruit League play).

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State Senate Approves Calculation Of School Days By Hours To Deal With Snow Days

Pennsylvania’s schools would have more flexibility in making up snow days under a bill passed unanimously Wednesday by the state Senate. A measure sponsored by Senator Jake Corman, from Centre County, is intended to help schools to keep from extending the school year deep into June to make up for the cancellation of classes due…

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