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Pirates to face hiccups in tough season

When the Pittsburgh Pirates made a couple of big trades in January 2018, unloading veteran superstars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole for young players and prospects, then general manager Neal Huntington insisted that the club was not rebuilding, but merely “retooling.’’ Three years ...

Maclay makes history for Eagles

SUSQUEHANNA — Mifflin County alumnus and current Juniata College first baseman Isaac Maclay rewrote a piece of the Eagles’ record book on Saturday as the senior launched three homers in Juniata’s 15-5 loss to Susquehanna University. Maclay is the first player to homer three times in a ...

3 common causes for ankle pain

Ankle pain got you down? Here are three common causes, tips for healing at home and advice on when to see a doctor. You may not think much about your ankles, even though you rely on them every day to stand, walk, climb stairs and exercise. It’s when you have pain, swelling or discomfort in ...

Athletes featured in sports insert

From staff reports LEWISTOWN — With the postponement of the winter sports season, this winter’s Sentinel sports insert highlights multiple athletes who signed during the fall signing period. The book does not feature all of the athletes that have signed this fall, but the staff is ...

Rudel: Nittany Lions’ leadership and resiliency shining in past three weeks

There are many reasons for the Nittany Lions three-game win streak that they’re riding into Big Ten “Championship Week.” But the biggest is internal leadership. While most watching from the outside of Penn State?s program believe the players have sacrificed enough and are fine with ...

Rudel: Despite season struggles, PSU should be proud of health protocols

With all the uncertainty that has surrounded this year, college football’s goal was really pretty simple: Just get the season in. And for the Nittany Lions, by approximately 3:30 p.m. today, that season will be in. Or should be. The entire Penn State athletic program deserves a ton of ...

Rudel: Lions ready to push on

There’s a fine line between winning and losing, but there’s a wide gap on how outcomes affect certain teams. Especially teams with big dreams. Penn State’s 27-17 victory Saturday at Michigan in an empty Big House sent a much-needed infusion of positivity through the Nittany Lions, who ...

Rudel: Picking highs and lows from PSU loss

UNIVERSITY PARK — Following are the highlights and lowlights from Penn State’s 41-21 loss to Iowa on Saturday at Beaver Stadium: Play of the game: On third-and-1 from the PSU 49 midway through the second quarter, Will Levis made an errant pitch to Keyvone Lee, who couldn’t hold it. Iowa ...

Rudel: Offense not doing its job

UNIVERSITY PARK —If you can’t make a yard, you don’t deserve to win. That old football axiom was on full display Saturday as Penn State’s 41-21 loss to Iowa was unfolding. With the Nittany Lions down 10-7 in the second quarter, they faced third-and-1 at their 49. Did they go ...

Rudel: Another search for elusive success for PSU hoops

Since everything has been said during this virus-extended offseason about the latest opener in the modern era of Penn State football — the 1887 team (PSU’s first) opened Nov. 5 — my usual pre-game column will shift today. Besides, there was a bigger Penn State story this week with the ...