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Geer Heads To PIAA Quarterfinals With First-Round Pin At Hershey

Franklin High School junior Dakota Geer advanced to the quarterfinal round of the PIAA high school wrestling championships in Hershey on Thursday morning with a first-round pin at 182 pounds. It took Geer just 69 seconds to dispatch Dakoatah Manning, from Towanda, in the round of 16 to advance to a quarterfinal match with Brett…

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Three Broadcasts Highlight Opening Weekend For PIAA Basketball Playoffs On 96.3 KQW

The PIAA high school basketball tournaments begin this Friday and Saturday (March 6 & 7), and 96.3 KQW will bring listeners three first-round live broadcasts. Beginning Friday night (7:00 PM pregame), the weekend schedule will feature a class “A” boys’ contest between Venango Catholic (16-9) and WPIAL champion Monessen (20-6), live from Canon McMillan High…

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Penguins Lose Road Trip Opener; 4-Game Winning Streak Ends

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ winning streak ended at four games on Wednesday night with a 3-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche in Denver in the first game of a four-game western trip for the Penguins. Evgeni Malkin fashioned the only score for Pittsburgh (36-18-9) with an unassisted third-period goal, his 27th of the season. Former Penguin…

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Pitt Drops Home Finale 67-63 To Miami

The Pitt Panthers (19-12; 8-9 ACC) shot 46 percent from the floor overall, but made only 6-of-21 three-point attempts (28%) in a 67-63 loss to Miami in Pitt’s final home game of the season played Wednesday night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Sheldon McClellan topped Miami (19-11; 9-8) with 20 points, Davon Reed chipped…

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Big Second Half Lifts Ohio State Over Penn State 77-67

The Ohio State Buckeyes (22-8; 11-6 Big Ten) scored 48 second-half points Wednesday night, spoiling the final home game for Penn State seniors by beating the Nittany Lions 77-67 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. D’Angelo Russell paced the Buckeyes with 28 points, and Jae’Sean Tate and Shannon Scott both added 13. D.J.…

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Blue Jays Avenge Opening Loss With 4-1 Win Over Pittsburgh In Bradenton

Nine Toronto pitchers combined to limit the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-1) to just four hits on Wednesday afternoon in a 4-1 victory over the Bucs in Grapefruit League play at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. The Bucs had beaten the Jays 8-7 in their spring opener in Dundein on Tuesday. Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle started Gerrit…

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Pirates’ Three Homers Win Grapefruit League Opener 8-7 Over Toronto

Pedro Alvarez, now playing first base, Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang and catcher prospect Elias Diaz all homered on Tuesday afternoon as the Pittsburgh Pirates opened up their Grapefruit League preseason schedule with an 8-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Florida. Jaff Decker contributed a two-run double.  Alvarez and Decker both had…

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Penguins Pick Up Two Defenseman Before Trade Deadline; Ben Lovejoy Returns To Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins beat Monday’s NHL trade deadline by trading in separate deals for two defenseman, including former Penguin Ben Lovejoy. The 31 year-old Lovejoy, who was traded to Anaheim for a fifth-round draft pick in 2012, was acquired from the Ducks on Monday in exchange for 23 year-old Simon Depres, who led Pittsburgh in…

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Pirates’ Preseason Schedule Begins With “Home-And-Home” Against Toronto

The Pittsburgh Pirates will begin their preseason game schedule with a Florida “home-and-home” series against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Bucs’ Grapefruit League schedule will start Tuesday (March 3) with a contest against the Jays in Dundein, and will continue versus the Blue Jays on Wednesday at the Pirates’ McKechnie Field in Bradenton. Casey Sadler…

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Harrington Wins Playoff At Honda Classic

Padraig Harrington birdied the final hole of regulation, and then defeated 21 year-old PGA Tour rookie Daniel Berger on the second hole of a two-way playoff to win the rain-delayed Honda Classic on Monday at the PGA National Champions Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It was the 43 year-old Harrington’s first Tour win in…

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