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Morton Gets First Win; Pirates Earn Third Straight Victory, 4-3 Over Washington

Pedro Alvarez slammed a two-run home run, and Charlie Morton earned his first victory of the season in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals in a game played Friday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The win was the third straight for the Pirates (21-26), who stay seven games behind the Milwaukee…

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Franklin Advances To D-10 Baseball Championship Game On Madden 3-Hitter

Ryan Madden fired a three-hit complete game, complete with 12 strikeouts, and the Franklin Knights advanced to the District 10 “AA” baseball championship game with a 5-0 shutout of Mercyhurst Prep in semifinal action Friday at Slippery Rock University. The Knights (17-2) will meet Northwestern, one of only two teams to have beaten them during…

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Friday’s District 10 High School Baseball Playoff Results – May 23

District 10 High School Baseball Playoff Results  -  Friday, May 23:   “AA” Semifinals Franklin 5, Mercyhurst Prep 0 Northwestern 12, Saegertown 7   “AAA” Semifinals Corry 5, Grove City 1 Cathedral Prep 10, Harbor Creek 0  (5 inns.)

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Oil City Clutter Ordinance Available For Public Review

A new proposed ordinance in Oil City, aimed at eliminating what City Council has referred to as “clutter,” is available for review by the public on the city’s website, at City Hall and at the Oil City Library. Council has already considered the first reading of the ordinance. Basically, the statute would ban junk, garbage…

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Study: Pennsylvania Not Good For Military Retirees

A new study purports to show that Pennsylvania is among the worst states for retired members of the military. The report from WalletHub.com ranks Pennsylvania 46th among the fifty states and the District of Columbia, with only Illinois, Arizona, Indiana, New York and California rated lower. Factors in compiling the list included the number of…

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Berries Advance To D-9 Semifinals On Cyphert’s No-Hitter

Dylan Cyphert fired a no-hitter, and three Cranberry teammates slammed home runs in a six-run sixth inning on Thursday as the Berries (12-1) blanked Oswayo Valley 8-0 in the quarterfinal round of the District 9 Class “A” baseball quarterfinals. Cyphert struck out 17 batters. Kyle Hanna, Noah Hastings and Evan Lutz all homered for the…

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McCutchen, Harrison Lift Bucs To 3-1 Win Over Washington; Volquez Wins Second

Andrew McCutchen was credited with two RBI’s and made a circus catch with two runners on base for the final out of the game, and Josh Harrison tallied two hits and an RBI and made two spectacular outfield plays as the Pittsburgh Pirates opened a four-game home series with a 3-1 victory over Washington on…

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Thursday’s High School Baseball, Softball Playoffs Scores – May 22

High School Baseball And Softball Playoff Scores  -  Thursday, May 22:   District 10 “A” Baseball Semifinals Eisenhower 5, Rocky Grove 0 Union City 7, Lakeview 4   District 9 “A” Baseball Quarterfinals Cranberry 8, Oswayo Valley 0 DuBois Central Catholic  10, Clarion 4 Coudersport 11, Otto-Eldred 5 Elk County Catholic 4, Smethport 2   District…

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Pirates Designate Wandy Rodriguez For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Thursday that veteran left-hander Wandy Rodrigues has been designated for assignment. The Pirates are expected to call up a pitcher from Indianapolis, probably right-hander Brandon Cumpton (5-1; 1.35 ERA in “AAA”), to fill the vacant spot in their five-man starting rotation, beginning with a starting assignment against the Mets in New…

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More Flood Reports; 12 Evacuated From Island Campground Near Tionesta

Some twelve people were rescued Wednesday night from a campground on Kibbe’s Island near Tionesta. The report was one of many associated with flooding throughout the Allegheny National Forest and further north in New York. No one was harmed because of the floodwaters from the Allegheny River.  All campers were accounted for by the dozens…

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