2020 High School Football Preview
BELLE VERNON — Quinton Martin caught two scoring passes for Devin Whitlock and ran for two more scores, powering Belle Vernon to a 49-0 victory over Trinity in a Class 4A Big Eight Conference game Friday night on the gold turf at James Weir Stadium.
AVELLA — KJ Rush ran for a one touchdown, passed for another and threw a pair of two-point conversion passes in Avella's 22-point fourth quarter as the Eagles rallied for a 30-21 victory over visiting Bentworth in a Class A Tri-County South Conference game Friday night.
ATLANTA (AP) – Max Scherzer is expected to throw the Los Angeles Dodgers’ first pitch in the NL Championship Series only two days after delivering the final pitch in their NL Division Series-clinching win.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – It only took about a day after Chase Elliott wished Kevin Harvick “a merry offseason and Happy Christmas” for NASCAR’s reigning champion to get the zinger on merchandise on his official website.
The Bentworth girls soccer program clinched its 12th consecutive WPIAL playoff berth by defeating Beth-Center 4-0 Thursday in a Class A Section 2 match.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Robert Streb went from making putts to wondering if he would ever miss Thursday in the CJ Cup at Summit. It led to his best start to any tournament and his lowest score on the PGA Tour.
HOUSTON (AP) – Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was already counting on a rematch with his former team even before the Houston Astros advanced to their fifth straight AL Championship Series.
PITTSBURGH – Ben Roethlisberger is encouraged. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, however, is not convinced his team’s early offensive struggles are firmly in the rearview mirror.
Penn State’s James Franklin denied any of his defensive players pretended to be injured during the Iowa game – detailing each one who went down – in response to Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz indicating he was suspicious of some of the stoppages in play.
SAN FRANCISCO – Everybody expected a playoff series for the ages between the century-old rival Dodgers and Giants, and now they’ve got it.
PITTSBURGH – A wide receiver will line up in the slot for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night against Seattle. They will find a pass headed their way on third down. They will go over the middle looking to deliver as much punishment as they receive.
BALTIMORE (AP) – Every time the Baltimore Ravens show a new flaw or lose another player to injury, it seems as if Lamar Jackson starts playing even better.
When Jon Gruden returned to the Raiders back in 2018 he was greeted with a pep rally news conference, owner Mark Davis calling it a “dream come true” and the “biggest day of his life.”
PITTSBURGH – JuJu Smith-Schuster’s combination of tenacity and almost theatrical joy endeared the wide receiver to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ coaching staff since the moment he arrived in 2017 as the youngest player in the NFL.
Jon Gruden is out as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders after emails he sent before being hired in 2018 contained racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.
BOSTON (AP) – With fall foliage replacing the blooming daffodils and mylar blankets sharing space with masks, the pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon returned Monday after a 30-month absence for a smaller, socially distanced race that ended in a very familiar way.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) – Kevin Harvick was going to get his revenge on Chase Elliott, believing somewhere and somehow, he’d even the score after Elliott cost him a win last month.
BOSTON – Saved a bizarre bounce and an obscure ruling, the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 6-4 Sunday night on a walk-off, two-run homer by Christian Vázquez in the 13th inning to move one victory from eliminating the 100-win Rays from the AL Division Series.
Georgia was the new No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday by a unanimous vote, taking the top spot during the regular season for the first time since November 1982.
WACO, Texas – Gerry Bohanon saw something in his Baylor teammates during the week with the offense coming off a poor showing that helped knocked the Bears out of the Top 25.
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Spencer Petras threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Nico Ragaini to complete No. 3 Iowa’s comeback from a two-touchdown deficit, No. 4 Penn State’s offense did next to nothing after quarterback Sean Clifford was knocked out of the game and the Hawkeyes held on for a bruising 2…