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Pitt Earns Overtime Win In Final Regular Season Big East Game

Talib Zanna scored 14 points, including nine in overtime, and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds on Sunday, lifting the Pitt Panthers (23-7; 11-6 Big East) to a 73-64 overtime win over Villanova in the Panthers’ final regular season Big East Conference basketball game. James Robinson also scored 14, and Tray Woodall added 13 points and…

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Franklin Swimmers Qualify For States

Phil Emerson ranked highly among the Franklin High School swimmers who qualified through the District 10 “AA” Swimming and Diving Championships for the PIAA state meet which will start March 13 at Bucknell University. At the District meeting at the Junker Center at Penn State-Behrend over the weekend, Emerson set school and meet records in…

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Franklin, Titusville Wrestlers Advance To PIAA Championships

Franklin and Titusville High Schools are both sending one wrestler to the PIAA state wrestling championships, scheduled for this Thursday through Saturday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Franklin’s Dalton “Chris” Matthews qualified with a second-place finish Saturday at the “AA” Regionals in Sharon.  Matthews (34-7) advanced to the championship bout at 170 pounds, and was…

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Catching Up With The (3-6) Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates (3-6) ended a 6-game preseason losing streak on Sunday afternoon with an 8-6 victory over the Houston Astros at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Tony Sanchez tripled and drove in two runs, and Neil Walker contributed two hits and an RBI. On Saturday, a split squad of Detroit Tigers players posted a…

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Pens Win In Overtime In Montreal

Brandon Sutter scored the game-winner some 52 seconds into overtime on Saturday night, and the Pittsburgh Penguins avoided an 0-3 road trip with a 7-6 victory in Montreal. Sutter, Matt Cooke and Chris Kunitz each scored two goals for Pittsburgh (14-8), and Sidney Crosby added another.  Tomas Vokoun (4-3) earned the win in goal, stopping…

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Lady Knights Come Back From 14 Points Down To Win District Title

Haley Andres hit a free throw after time had expired, lifting the Franklin Lady Knights (24-1) to a 48-47 win over Villa Maria (22-3) in the District 10 “AAA” girls basketball championship game played Saturday afternoon at Meadville High School. Andres had been fouled at the fourth-quarter buzzer in an attempt to hit a long…

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Brockway Tops Cranberry In D-9 Boys Final

Ryan Willison scored 28 points – all but ten of his team’s total – but the Brockway Rovers (15-7) topped the Cranberry Berries 45-38 in the District 9 “AA” boys basketball championship game played Friday night at Tippin Gymnasium at Clarion University. Clay Anderson led the Rovers with 20 points.  In the boys’ “AA” class,…

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Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed In Pennsylvania Wild Deer

For the first time, chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed in tests of wild deer in Pennsylvania. The state becomes the 23rd in the country to discover positive CWD results.  To date, chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania was believed to have been confined to the results taken from captive deer. The positive CWD results were…

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Titusville Man Hurt In Early Morning Rollover

The State Police say charges are pending against a Titusville man after a rollover accident in Rocky Grove early Sunday morning. Troopers say a car driven by 27 year-old Mark McConnell left Rocky Grove Avenue, struck a driveway culvert and overturned.  The incident occurred shortly after 3:00 AM on Sunday. Reports indicate McConnell sustained moderate…

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Three Hurt In Route 8 Collision

An Oil City woman was taken to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry following a two-car collision Saturday morning on Route 8 between Franklin and Oil City in Sugarcreek Borough. Police say 44 year-old Tami Horne was headed toward Franklin shortly after 10:00 AM when a vehicle driven by a Punxsutawney man turned left in front of…

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