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PIAA High School Basketball Semifinal Results

Results From Tuesday’s PIAA High School Basketball Semifinal Games (winners will play this weekend in the PIAA championships at the Giant Center in Hershey): “AAAA” Boys Lower Merion 67, New Castle 63 Chester 62, St. Joseph’s Prep 53 “AAA” Boys Archbishop Carroll 50, Montour 45 Imhotep Charter 56, Donegal 54 “AA” Boys Beaver Falls 59,…

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Assistant Tom Hancock Named New Titusville Football Coach

Longtime assistant coach Tom Hancock has been named the new head football coach at Titusville High School. Hancock is originally from Batavia, New York, and played college football at Allegheny College in Meadville.  He has been teaching in the Titusville school district for 21 years. He succeeds Scott Salvo as Rockets coach.

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Dominican Republic Wins World Baseball Classic

The Dominican Republic completed a perfect eight-game run on Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory over Puerto Rico, and capturing the championship of the World Baseball Classic in the tournament’s title game at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Edwin Encarnacion slammed a two-run double, Erick Aybar drove in a third run with a two-base hit,…

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Pens Win 10th Straight, Beat Caps 2-1

Sidney Crosby assisted on goals by Paul Martin and Matt Niskanen on Tuesday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins posted their 10th consecutive victory, 2-1 over the Washington Capitals at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Crosby now leads the NHL with 50 points and with 37 assists. Niskanen scored the go-ahead goal with 8:02 left in…

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Robert Morris Upsets Kentucky, Advances In NIT Tourney

Playing at home in Moon Township outside Pittsburgh against the defending NCAA champion Kentucky, Robert Morris jumped to a 10-0 lead and held on for a 59-57 upset win in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night. The Colonials (24-10) made national headlines by first being awarded the game on their own floor…

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DuBois Man Among Casualties In Nevada Army Depot Mortar Blast

Reports from Clearfield County say that a DuBois man is among the Marine casualties in the Monday night mortar explosion near the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. 19 year-old PFC Joshua Martino was a 2012 graduate of DuBois Area High School. The fatality total now stands at eight, with at least that many more injured. …

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Surveys Say – Corbett Is The Nation’s Highest-Paid Governor

Two different surveys released this week reveal that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is the highest-paid of all of the nation’s governors. In Pennsylvania, the governor’s salary for this year is set at $187,256, although an administration spokesman, Dan Egan, is quick to point out that Corbett has turned down three straight raises, and will actually make…

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Only Minor Injuries In Multiple Rollover Incident On Route 8

Only minor injuries were reported, although a Franklin man’s car left the Route 8 four-lanes south of Franklin and rolled over numerous times. State police say the incident happened before dawn on Monday when a car driven by 18 year-old Tony Umstead went out of control on a patch of “black ice.”  The vehicle left…

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Titusville Man Hospitalized In Erie After 2-Vehicle Crash

Accident investigators say a Titusville man was taken to an Erie hospital following a two-vehicle crash in Cherrytree Township on Monday afternoon. State Police troopers say the collision occurred when a pickup headed south on Route 8 crossed the center line of the slushy highway and struck a northbound S-U-V operated by Michael Weaver, from…

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Three Blasts Boost Bucs Over Bosox

Neil Walker, Gaby Sanchez and Michael McKenry all homered Monday, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates (10-13) to a 4-3 triumph over the Boston Red Sox in a preseason game in Bradenton, Florida. Pittsburgh starter James McDonald allowed two first-inning runs before retiring 11 of the next 14 batters he faced. Both teams recorded seven hits.  Boston…

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