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Steelers’ Defense Bends And Breaks In 34-28 Loss To Dolphins

A 12-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Charles Clay on a play on which two defenders missed tackles, which followed a 55-yard breakaway run by Daniel Thomas, gave the Miami Dolphins (7-6) the lead for good in a back-and-forth contest played Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, and the Dolphins posted a 34-28 victory…

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Pitt Accepts Bid To Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl; FSU-Auburn Are BCS Finalists

The Pitt Panthers, following a 6-6 football season, have accepted a bid to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit. The Panthers will meet Bowling Green in the game to be played on Thursday, December 26 at 6:00 PM. Meanwhile, this year’s 33-game bowl schedule is highlighted by a matchup between the…

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Chara’s Last-Minute Goal Ends Penguins’ Winning Streak At Five

Zdeno Chara scored with 13 seconds remaining, breaking a 2-2 tie and lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 home win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. The Bruins’ win ended a season-high five-game winning streak by Pittsburgh (20-10-1), and moved Boston (20-8-2) back into first place in the NHL’s Atlantic Division.  The Penguins…

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PIAA Semifinal Football Playoff Results – Saturday, December 7

PIAA Football Semifinal Results  -  Saturday, December 7:   “A” Pittsburgh North Catholic 39, Clarion 12 Old Forge  26, Steelton-Highspire 7   “AA” South Fayette  23, Hickory 20 Imhotep Charter 20, Berks Catholic 0   “AAA” Bishop McDevitt 47, Cathedral Prep 42 Archbishop Wood 42, Berwick 14   “AAAA” Pittsburgh Central Catholic 45, Lower Dauphin 0 St. Joseph’s Prep 37,…

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Pitt Now 9-0 After 85-68 Win Over Loyola-Marymount

Five players reached double figures Friday night as the Pitt Panthers won their ninth straight game, posting an 85-68 home victory over Loyola-Marymount. Pitt (9-0) was led by Cameron Wright’s 14 points.  Talib Zanna and Durand Johnson both scored 12 points, and Lamar Patterson and Michael Young both added 10 points. Anthony Ireland paced Loyola-Marymount…

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High School Basketball Results – Saturday, December 7

High School Basketball Results  -  Saturday, December 7:   Boys Oil City 76, Wilmington 58 Warren 53, Franklin 45 VisionQuest 61, St. Marys  59 Cochranton 77, Rocky Grove 46 Cranberry 49, Maplewood 40 Keystone 63, Venango Catholic 61  (OT) DuBois 60, Venango Catholic 57 Knoch 47, Keystone 23 Marion Center 62, A-C Valley 47 Punxsutawney…

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October’s Regional Jobless Figures Were Mixed; Nation’s Employment Up In November

Numbers released Thursday by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry show mixed results in the search for jobs in the Oil Region in October. In Venango and Crawford Counties, for instance, unemployment climbed by one-tenth of a percentage point — to 7.7 percent in Venango County and to 7.3 percent in Crawford County. Clarion…

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Blue Lights Can Honor Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

The Pennsylvania State Police are once again this year asking each state resident to display a blue light in a home or office window during the holiday season in remembrance of fallen law enforcement officers and their survivors. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says a blue light symbolizes peace, and adds passing law enforcement officers may…

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High School Basketball Results – Opening Day, December 6

High School Basketball Results – Opening Day – Friday, December 6:   Boys Oil City 53, Seneca 50 Franklin 61, VisionQuest 48 Warren 65, St. Marys 30 Rocky Grove 62, Maplewood 56 Cochranton 33, Cranberry 28 Harbor Creek 65, Titusville 60 Ursuline (OH) 65, Sharon 51 George Junior 47, Lakeview 40 Erie East 65, Meadville…

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Tiger LaVerde’s Kirtland, Ohio Team Wins Second State Championship

The Kirtland Hornets, coached by Oil City native and former Franklin High School coach Tiger LaVerde, captured their second Ohio state football championship on Friday, beating Wayne Trace 44-16 for the Division VI title at Fawcett Stadium in Canton. Kirtland (15-0) finished undefeated, and improved to 44-1 over their last three seasons.  The Hornets’ only…

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