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DuBOIS — The Penn State DuBois womens basketball team was handed a rare setback on Friday evening, falling to Penn State Brandywine, 55-43, at the PSU DuBois Multipurpose Building.

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DuBOIS — The Penn State DuBois mens basketball team came away with one of their best wins of the year on Friday evening, defeating Penn State Brandywine, 88-82, at the PSU DuBois Multipurpose Building.

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ST. MARYS — The St. Marys girls basketball team kicked off the Elk County Tournament on Friday with one of the more exciting games on the first day, holding off Johnsonburg with a 40-39 win at St. Marys Area High School.

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ST. MARYS — It was another classic crosstown game between the Elk County Catholic and St. Marys boys basketball teams on Friday evening in the nightcap of the Elk County Tournament.

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DuBOIS — Leading by three points at the half, Brookville used a strong effort on both ends of the court over the final two quarters to pull away from DuBois Central Catholic on its way to a 65-48 victory in the opening game of the DuBois Holiday Tournament Friday.

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DuBOIS — For the second time in just over two weeks, the Brockway and DuBois boys basketball teams found themselves in a down to the wire battle, and for the second time this month it was the Brockway Rovers who pulled out a three-point victory.

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DuBOIS — Brookville couldn’t have asked for a better start to the DuBois Holiday Tournament championship game Saturday night, but the Raiders still had to hold off a furious rally by Brockway to capture the title, 44-40, over the Rovers.

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BROCKWAY — Friday evening’s game wasn’t a typical game for the Elk County Catholic boys basketball team, but the Crusaders did more than enough to take home a 53-44 win over Brockway.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois girls basketball team overcame a rough night at the free throw line — and 23 turnovers — to knock off visiting Clearfield, 41-36, Friday night.

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DuBOIS — The 2017 high school football season created its share of memorable moments in the Tri-County Area, with a large number of local players putting together individual standout seasons despite the overall success of the area teams being down slightly from previous seasons.

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WILLIAMSPORT — The DuBois swimming teams both split a tri-meet on Saturday at Williamsport High School with Holy Redeemer.

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BROCKWAY — While the Brockway Area High School boys’ basketball team might have suffered through some fits and starts against Cameron County, there was no doubt that it was in full-on start mode during the second half as it notched a 58-42 victory Friday.

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DuBOIS — There just wasn’t much stopping the DuBois wrestling team in their first dual meet of the season on Friday evening as rival Clearfield made the trip up Rockton Mountain.

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BROCKWAY — While opening the season with a victory wasn’t cause for a parade through the streets of Brockway, it was still just a little unexpected for the Lady Rovers as they notched a 41-31 victory over Redbank Valley in the opening round of the Brockway Tip-Off Tournament Friday.

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BROOKVILLE — Looking for its second straight tournament title at Brookville, the defending Class 1A champion North Clarion She-Wolves squared off Saturday against the hosts.

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BROOKVILLE — Going into Saturday night’s Brookville Tip-Off Tournament Championship game against host Brookville, the Brockway Rovers were on quite a roll.

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DuBOIS — Although no Johnsonburg player scored more than a dozen points in their first game of the season on Friday evening, it wasn’t because of their lack of good shooting.

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KNOX — The St. Marys boys basketball team used a strong first half performance, and a big game from senior Nathan Schneider, Friday night to reach the finals of the Keystone Tip-off Tournament with a 51-44 win over the host Panthers.

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BROCKWAY — A trophy at the end of the season would certainly be more satisfying but there aren’t likely to be any complaints about the one that the Brockway High School girls’ basketball team carried off the floor after their 54-44 win over Clarion in the title game of the Brockway Tip-Off T…

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KNOX — The DuBois boys basketball team opened its season in thrilling fashion Friday at the Keystone Tip-off Tournament, as sophomore Chase Husted scored a wide-open layup with just over a second remaining to give the Beavers a 58-57 victory over Clarion.

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ST. MARYS — The St. Marys girls basketball team started the season off well last year, but ultimately lost their last seven games on their way to a 9-13 season.

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ST. MARYS — After a 13-10 season that ended with a loss in the District 9 Class 4A semifinals against Punxsutawney, the St. Marys boys basketball team comes into the 2017-18 campaign with a little bit of experience returning.

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RIDGWAY — It seems that no matter the sport, Ridgway has developed into a “measuring stick” program around District 9, and it figures to be the same this year for the Elker basketball program.

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CLARION — Wilmington’s potent ground attack proved to be too much for Clarion to handle Saturday, as the Bobcats saw their stellar 2017 season come to an end in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals with a 33-6 loss to the Greyhounds.

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WINDBER — The old saying a “A tale of two halves” is thrown around a lot in sports, particularly in football, and that adage perfectly described Clarion’s thrilling 20-14 come-from-behind victory over Chestnut Ridge Friday night in a PIAA Class AA First Round playoff game at Windber Stadium.

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DuBOIS — It was only fitting that the Ridgway football team would put up one of their best defensive efforts of the season on Friday evening in the District 9 Class A championship game.

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DuBOIS — Curwensville’s Nick Stewart ran for 248 yards and scored a total of five touchdowns, including the business end of a 75-yard hook-and-ladder play, to lead the Golden Tide to a 46-13 victory over Redbank Valley Saturday evening at E.J. Mansell Stadium in the District 9 Class a semifinals.

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DuBOIS — A little adjustment was all it took for the Clarion High School volleyball team to keep its season alive with a four-set, 25-27, 25-20, 25-14, 25-16, victory over Northern Cambria in their PIAA Class A matchup Saturday.

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BROCKWAY — Clarion quarterback Spencer Miller missed last year’s District 9 Class AA championship game against Kane with an injury, but Miller, now a senior, made quite an impact on Friday in the Bobcats’ rematch with the Wolves.

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SLIPPERY ROCK — The Brockway boys soccer team continued its magical 2017 season Saturday, besting WPIAL runner-up Springdale 2-1 at Slippery Rock High School to earn a trip where no other Brockway soccer team has gone before — the state semifinals.

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STRATTANVILLE — In a seesaw battle in the quarterfinal round of the District 9 Class A playoffs between Coudersport and Clarion-Limestone, the Falcons made enough big plays on offense while making one more stop on defense to come away with a 44-40 victory at the C-L High School football fiel…

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BELLEFONTE — When Isaac Rumery plowed into the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line with eight seconds left in the first half, it looked like Clearfield was in great position in Friday evening’s District 5-6-9 Class 4A semifinal against Bellefonte.

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KANE — Just two weeks after their regular season meeting with Kane, the fourth-seeded Brockway football team allowed three first-half touchdowns against the top-seeded Wolves and never looked back as Kane defeated the Rovers, 28-14, eliminating Brockway from the District 9 Class AA playoffs …

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CLARION — For nearly two months, the possible rematch between the Clarion Bobcats and Brookville Raiders indeed happened in the District 9 Class AA semifinals.

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HERSHEY — The Elk County Catholic boys cross country team enjoyed another big day at the PIAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the Parkview Cross Country Course. The Crusaders finished in second place in the Class A team standings for the second consecutive year.

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ST. MARYS — The DuBois girls volleyball team continued its magical 2017 season Saturday by beating rival Punxsutawney in four sets, 28-26, 23-25, 25-14, 26-24 at St. Marys Area High School to capture the program’s first District 9 title since 1999.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Coaches tell their players to play all 48 minutes in high school football and Clarion-Limestone’s 46-32 comeback victory over Punxsutawney is living proof why coaches make that statement.

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CURWENSVILLE — District 9’s all-time leading rusher Nick Stewart put on one last show for the home crowd in what was likely his last game at Riverside Stadium, carrying the ball 32 times for 324 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Golden Tide to a 48-19 win over Philipsburg-Osceola.

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BROOKVILLE — District 9 football chairman Bob Tonkin released the District 9 football brackets on Saturday, and eight teams out of the Tri-County Area will be competing in the Class A, AA, and AAAA tournaments.

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Clearfield’s Micah Heichel (15) hauls in a 36-yard touchdown catch with Karns City’s Donovan Timlin (15) draped on his back during fourth-quarter action Friday. Heichel gained control of the ball before sliding down inbounds in the back corner of the end zone. Heichel had two catches for 115…

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Clearfield’s Brett Zattoni (28) finds room to run Friday night against Karns City. Zattoni ran for 77 yards and a touchdown in the Bison’s 45-20 victory.