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Pirates Held To One Hit In 5-0 Loss To Phillies

A double by Travis Snider was the only hit the Pittsburgh Pirates managed on Monday afternoon in a 5-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Pittsburgh starter A.J Burnett walked in two runs with the bases loaded.  Burnett left the game after one-and-a-third innings with the bases loaded, and was eventually…

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Christian Life Academy Girls Win Nationals

The Christian Life Academy girls basketball team posted a 34-16 victory over the Seeds of Life School from Indiana on Sunday to win the title game of the National Christian Schools Athletic Association tournament played at Family First Sports Park in Erie. Anne Eakin scored 12 points to lead the Eagles (17-3), while Amanda Knecht…

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Carl Edwards Wins At Phoenix

Carl Edwards ended a 70-race winless streak Sunday with a victory at NASCAR’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Arizona. Edwards led the final 78 laps on Sunday for his first win since Las Vegas in 2011.  And, yes, he did his celebrated backflip before continuing his victory outburst with the fans…

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Thompson Is First-Time Winner On PGA Tour

Michael Thompson used a 50-foot eagle putt on the third hole of the final round, and a birdie from a bunker on the last hole to win for the first time on the PGA Tour, taking the Honda Classic at the PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Thompson closed Sunday’s round at one-over-par…

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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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