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Saturday, December 17, 2016

NCAA DIII MBB Score: Mt. Aloysius 71, Pitt-Bradford 69

Late Lead Slips Away as Pitt-Bradford Men Fall to Mt. Aloysius

By Scott Elliott
LORETTA, Pa. - Mt. Aloysius hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 25 seconds remaining in Saturday’s AMCC contest, capping a late eight-point comeback, to knock off Pitt-Bradford men’s basketball team 71-69.

Jon Haenel’s layup with exactly four minutes left staked Pitt-Bradford to its largest lead of the game at 66-58. Playing for the first time in seven days due to finals and having trailed by as much as 12 in the opening half, it appeared the Panthers were in prime shape to escape with a much needed conference victory; however, the Mounties had other plans in mind.

Mt. Aloysius limited Pitt-Bradford to just one made field goal the rest of the way, outscoring the Panthers 13-3 in the process to stun the visitors. Following Haenel’s bucket, the Mounties converted on three-straight possessions, bookended by a pair of Darryl Sanders’ baskets, to trim the margin to 66-65. Sanders’ jumper at the 1:03 mark briefly pushed the Mounties ahead 67-66.

Evan Greening’s putback with 35 seconds left helped Pitt-Bradford regain the lead, but Chad Eisenhuth hit the game-winning three on the ensuing possession to pull Mt. Aloysius back ahead 70-67. Greening had a chance to tie the game after being fouled on the next play yet missed the first of two free throws.

After Eisenhuth matched Greening at the line, the Panthers failed to register a shot, completing the Mountie comeback.

Mt. Aloysius built a 12-point lead in the first half before Pitt-Bradford rallied to close the gap. Haenel hit consecutive threes, capping a 15-3 Panther run, to tie the game at 33. After exchanging baskets, the Mounties converted a pair of free throws to lead 37-35 at halftime.

Both teams shot 39 percent from the field, and Pitt-Bradford was 23 of 31 from the charity stripe. The 23 made attempts were a season-high for the Panthers. The Blue and Gold outrebounded the Mounties by six and scored 25 second-chance points. Mt. Aloysius hit eight three-pointers and scored 16 points off 18 Pitt-Bradford turnovers.

Greening finished with a double-double of 20 points and 18 rebounds, including going 10 of 14 from the free throw line. Fateem Brockington and Sahlil Harris each finished with 10 points apiece, and Jaewon Mitchell totaled four blocks.

Pitt-Bradford falls to 3-4 on the season and 1-3 in league play. The Panthers wrap up the first half of their schedule Monday at home against Juniata with tipoff is slated for 5 p.m.
Greening 5-10-14-20, Brockington 2-5-6-10, Harris 3-2-2-10, Kelly-Perkins 3-2-2-8, Mitchell 2-4-7-8, Welch 2-0-0-6, Haenel 2-0-0-5, Niedermeyer 1-0-0-2, Tennies 0-0-0-0. 20-23-31-69.
Sanders 9-0-0-19, Lamberth 4-4-6-14, Streets 5-0-0-12, Eisenhuth 3-1-3-8, Williams 3-1-2-7, Brown 2-0-0-6, Burk 1-3-4-5, Swatsworth 0-0-0-0, Garner 0-0-0-0, Reams 0-0-0-0. 27-9-15-71.
Halftime: Mt. Aloysius 37-35
3-Pt. FG’s: Pitt-Bradford – Welch 2, Harris 2, Brockington 1, Haenel 1; Mt. Aloysius – Brown 2, Streets 2, Lamberth 2, Sanders 1, Eisenhuth 1.

NCAA DIII WBB Score: Pitt-Bradford 78, Mt. Aloysius 68

Panthers Climb Out of Early Hole to Beat Mounties

By Scott Elliott
LORETTA, Pa. - The Pitt-Bradford women’s basketball team erased an early 13-point deficit Saturday to win its second straight AMCC game, defeating Mt. Aloysius 78-68.

The Mounties scored the game’s first 13 points, sparked by three consecutive three-pointers, to put the Panthers in a significant hole after just two and a half minutes of play. Ali Rinfrette and Kaserra Owens combined to score nine of the next 10 points to settle the Panthers, who eventually trailed by six at the end of the first quarter.

Trailing 29-18, Pitt-Bradford ripped off 12 straight points, capped by Anna Colebert’s three, to take its first lead of the game, 30-29, at the 4:05 mark of the second quarter. Shirleah Ragin connected on a three-pointer, and Rinfrette’s layup with 13 seconds left in the half gave Pitt-Bradford a 40-34 lead at the break.

Breana Kendrick scored five consecutive points midway through third to help Mt. Aloysius erase the halftime deficit and go ahead 48-47. Rinfrette drilled a three-pointer two possessions later, and the Panthers would close out the frame on an 11-2 run to lead 59-49.

Colebert drained a three to start the fourth quarter, and Pitt-Bradford went 8 of 9 from the free throw over the final three minutes to preserve the win.

Pitt-Bradford finished the game going 23 of 29 from the charity stripe to offset shooting only 37 percent from the field. The Panthers hit nine three-pointers and limited Mt. Aloysius to 31 percent shooting. The Mounties totaled 11 made threes and scored 13 second-chance points.

Rinfrette finished with a double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Brittany Watts posted her first double-double of the season, totaling 14 points and 10 boards. Owens tallied eight points, nine rebounds and a team-high five assists.

Pitt-Bradford improves to 4-5 on the season and 3-1 in the AMCC. The Panthers will return to action Dec. 28 versus John Jay in New York City. 

Rinfrette 6-12-14-26, Watts 5-4-5-14, Colebert 3-0-0-8, Owens 2-3-4-8, Ragin 3-0-0-7, Lantz 2-2-2-7, Guengerich 2-0-0-6, Stringer 0-1-2-1, Maciag 0-1-2-1. 23-23-29-78.
Wright 8-4-6-24, Servello 4-2-2-11, Bracken 4-1-2-9, Kendrick 2-3-4-9, Parks 1-3-4-6, Sammarco 2-0-0-6, Baker 1-1-2-3, Kulick 0-0-0-0, Drenning 0-0-0-0, Cordell 0-0-0-0. 22-13-18-68.
Halftime: Pitt-Bradford 40-34
3-Pt. FG’s: Pitt-Bradford – Rinfrette 2, Colebert 2, Guengerich 2, Lantz 1, Owens 1, Ragin 1; Mt. Aloysius – Wright 4, Kendrick 2, Sammarco 2, Bracken 1, Servello 1, Parks 1.

Report No Injuries In Truck Rollover On Bennetts Valley Highway at Tyler Road

At 11:30 PM on Saturday, Jay Township has been dispatched to assist Penfield at the scene of a truck rollover on it's side on Bennetts Valley Highway at Tyler Road in Clearfield County. Report from scene no injuries and no entrapment.

Jay Township & Station 43 have had response cancelled.

Wellsboro Dispatched For Vehicle Into A House On Route 6

At 11:13 PM on Saturday, Wellsboro Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to the area of 10177 Route 6 in Delmar Township for a vehicle into a house. The location is near the Acorn market.

Six Winners Today In The "To Fill A Backpack" Christmas Raffle

Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched To Shaytown Road

At 8:58 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance & Olean 10 have been dispatched to Shaytown Road for a medical emergency.

The trail from Roulette to the ABC in Burtville will be closed until further notice

Notice, The trail from Roulette to the ABC in Burtville will be closed until further notice.

Former Wolf Furniture Building Burns Friday Morning In Lock Haven

***delayed***Lock Haven Fire, Station 22, 5-63, 5-2, 7-12, 3-63, 12-1, 12-4, 8-70, 29-70, 7-12, Lycoming Rescue 45 & Tower 3, Centre County 2, Working Box 202 2nd Alarm assignment, 37 Bellefonte Ave, Lock Haven City. Former Wolf Furniture building.

Some Pictures From the McKean County Fair Association Christmas Bazaar 2016 At The Fire Hall Today

Eldred Dispatched To Crash On Rt. 446 Across From Andrews Garage

At 7:42 PM on Saturday, Eldred Township Fire Dept., Boro Ambulance & Olean 10 dispatched to vehicle in the ditch in front of Andrews Garage on Rt. 446 North of Eldred.
RECALLED BY CHIEF 18-20. Vehicle has been there since 3 AM.

Several Depts Dispatched For One Car Crash On Wilcox Road

At 7:26 PM on Saturday, Hamlin Township Fire Dept, Clermont Fire Dept., Mt. Jewett Rescue and Ambulance have been dispatched to the Wilcox Road in Sergeant Township for a one vehicle crash. Unknown if injuries.


EMT on scene reports 2 patients self extricated, denying injuries.

Edith M. NEWCOMB, 90, of Knoxville, PA


Edith M. NEWCOMB, 90, of Knoxville, PA, died Thursday, December 15, 2016 in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. 

Born October 14, 1926, in West Bingham, PA, she was the daughter of Orlas and Anna Shutt Graves. On June 9, 1948, in Bingham Township, PA, she married Lester M. Newcomb, who predeceased her January 4, 2007. 

She was employed by the Northern Tioga School District and was a Methodist member of the Knoxville Yoked Church. 

Surviving are: three sons, Ralph (Judy) Newcomb of Wellsville, NY, LeRoy (Jenny) Newcomb of Knoxville, PA, and Roger (Wendy) Newcomb of Osceola, PA; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Cecil Graves; and a great-grandson, Tyler D. Lampman. 

Friends may call Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM. The Rev. James L. Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made to Susquehanna Hospice, Green Home, or SPCA. 

Online condolences may be expressed at

Ludlow , Kane Dispatched For Crash Near Ludlow On Route 6

At 7:00 PM on Saturday, Ludlow Fire Dept. & Kane Fire & EMS have been dispatched to a one vehicle accident on Route 6, west of Ludlow in Warren county. Vehicle is reported on it's side.

Port Allegany, Smethport Dispatched To Head On Two Vehicle Crash On Rt. 155 North Near Rock Run

At 6:54 PM on Saturday, Port Allegany and Smethport Fire & Ambulance have been dispatched to Rt. 155 North near Rock Run Road for a two vehicle head-on crash with multiple patients.  
7:01 PM--Roulette Ambulance stand by at station. 
7:03 PM--On scene report 2 patients entrapped, one self extricated. 
7:30 PM--Roulette & Eldred Ambulances standby cancelled.

Shinglehouse Ambulance Dispatched to South Pleasant Street

At 6:00 PM on Saturday, Shinglehouse Ambulance and Olean 10 have been dispatched to South Pleasant Street for a medical emergency.

Bradford Dispatched To Car / Pedestrian Accident In Tops Parking Lot

At 6:00 PM on Saturday, Bradford Ambulance has been dispatched to Tops Supermarket parking lot for a car / Pedestrian accident.

New Year's Eve DAY Auction At Daniel A. Carter Inc. Auction Center Saturday, Dec. 31

Emporium Dispatched For Fedex Truck Rollover Crash On Route 120

At 5:15 PM on Saturday, Emporium Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to a rollover crash of a Fedex truck about 2 miles west of Truman on Route 120.
Caller reports driver is self-extricated and walking at the scene. St. Marys Medic has also been dispatched.

St. Marys Dispatched To Report of Possible Structure Fire At CYMA

At 4:00 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Dept. has been dispatched to a report of smoke in the basement bowling alley at the CYMA at 132 Church Street in the City.

2 Dead, 15 Hurt In 55 Car Pileup On I-95 Near Baltimore

Two Clarion residents are facing nearly 80 combined charges in a bizarre case involving the rape of a young girl



(By Doug Kennedy)
(Pulaski, PA)...No sport can lay claim to having more relatives, whether it be brother to brother, father to son, uncle to nephew, or any other relationship than what is seen throughout the world of auto racing. On a national level, you have the Unsers, the Andrettis, the Earnhardts, the Pettys, and the Rahals; just to name a few. Can we say it's nepotism at its finest.

But for now we turn our attention to the local scene and highlight some of the father-son combos that are part of the premier division of the Sweeney Chevrolet Buick GMC RUSH Racing Series powered by Pace Performance- the Late Models.

We would be remiss if we didn't mention the most well documented father-son duo, Max and Rob Blair, whose success is like none other; however, in this we highlight a large group of drivers who currently compete in the RUSH Late Model division that maybe don't receive as much notoriety, but have dads that have previously raced and are right by their side. And for some, the dads are still racing even competing against their sons.

In most cases, the sons, who follow their father's footsteps, have racing careers which develop at an early age due mainly to the exposure they get with their father's careers. And those that choose to follow that same career path usually develop a bond that only a father and son can experience. They have the help, support, and more importantly the experience that these racing fathers can lend. Read more...

Blossburg, Mansfield Dispatched For Crash On Rt. 15 Northbound

At 2:35 PM on Saturday, Blossburg & Mansfield have been dispatched to a vehicle crash on Rt. 15 Northbound, just north of the Blossburg exit. Unknown if injuries.


Winter Weather Advisory







12/17/2016 12:27 PM EST
Williams-Sonoma of San Francisco, CA is voluntarily recalling limited quantities of WILLIAMS-SONOMA MEYER LEMON POPPY SEED QUICK BREAD, as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The ingredient supplier has issued a recall of the bulk milk powder.
12/16/2016 06:54 PM EST
Poppies International, Inc. of Battleboro, NC is issuing a voluntary recall of all products that were made with custard powder containing affected milk ingredients supplied by a secondary supplier, Valley Milk Products LLC, due to the possible presence of Salmonella. Although no pathogenic bacteria have been found in any of our ingredients or in any of our products, we have decided to recall products produced using the affected ingredient from this supplier. No illnesses or adverse health effects resulting from these events have been reported to date.
12/16/2016 11:41 PM EST
Houdini Inc. of Fullerton, California is recalling limited quantities of Blue Cheese Savory Twists, 7 oz box after the FDA found traces of Salmonella at the manufacturing facility of the ingredient supplier for the powdered buttermilk used to make the Blue Cheese seasoning in these products. Although no pathogenic bacteria have been found in the powdered products supplied to our Savory Twist supplier by the ingredient manufacturer, nor in any of the Blue Cheese Savory Twists themselves, we have decided out of an abundance of caution to recall products produced from the specific lots purchased from this ingredient supplier.

Speed Limits Restored on I-80 and I-99, I-180, & 220

Clearfield, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has lifted the speed limit restrictions that were in place on I-80 in Clearfield, Centre, and Clinton counties and on I-99 in Centre County and I-180 & 220.

Due to the winter storm impacting the region overnight and this morning, speed limits were reduced to 45 mph on both interstates. All speeds are restored to their usual posted limits.

PennDOT is continuing to treat roadways in the area and will continue until roads are clear.

Bill Pekarski: Day 109, Living life on my terms

Bill Pekarski with Joe Renko and Robert Smith.
Day 109, Living life on my terms.

Last night was just what I needed, a night hanging out with some good friends. We played some cards, ate some golumpki, and spent a night doing something other than the same old thing.

For me, it was so much more than a poker game as the cards didn’t matter. Since we limit it to nickels and dimes, it certainly isn’t about the money either. What it is about is a friendship that has become an extended family, or even a brotherhood. In fact, I feel like these guys are my brothers.

While only lasting a few hours, it still meant the world to me. Like I discussed a few days ago, I was getting a little lonely being kind of stuck at home. Of course there are telephones and the internet, but sometimes you just need to see real people. Realizing what I have been through makes these special moments all the more important.

Paul Heimel, who is currently a county commissioner, has really been a mentor to me since I was eleven years old. It was then that I started to help write sports stories for the Potter Enterprise. Since he was the editor of the newspaper, he got the company to pay me 20 cents an inch for my printed articles. I was never going to get rich doing this, but I gained experience. Additionally, I use to love reading the paper and seeing my name in the byline.

Years later, we worked together for the Rigas family in the Communications Department of Adelphia. Our job there was extremely writing intensive and having the newspaper background was an invaluable asset.

Along the way, Paul and I have had some great experiences and developed a strong bond. For some reason, it just doesn’t seem like a card game if he is not there.

The same thing could be said about Smitty, or Robert Smith if you don’t know who I am talking about. I know he enjoys the company as well as the opportunity to break out of the Freeman House once in a while. You can tell it just makes him happy to be one of the guys, and getting some of my golumpki is just a bonus.

A fourth member or our gang last night was Joe “the Beak” Renko. I could spend all night listening to Joe’s stories about traveling to Pirates games back in the 70’s and some of the stuff he did. I swear, the jokes and pranks he and his friends used to pull are legendary. He has truly led a life of rich experiences and makes for great company for a game like ours.

Finally, we even got Bob Hooftallen to make his way to the game again last night. Bob and I are actually about the same age and we both grew up under very similar conditions. Bob understands that family comes before everything, something that has always been my personal mantra as well.

This is the first year that he will be celebrating Christmas without his mother, something else of which I have a first-hand understanding. After the game, we were hanging out in my kitchen and he mentioned how it is hard for his family to really get into the holiday spirit without her. She was always the person that brought everything and everyone together.

Six years ago, that was me and my family as none of us felt very inspired to get together and celebrate. However, when you stop to think about, our mom would be extremely upset with us if we didn’t get together just because she wasn’t there. Now we have grown to consider our gathering as a testament to her legacy and all of the joy she provided for us over the years.

Once everyone was gone, a different sad thought came to me. There are people out there who don’t have friends and family like I do. There are people who don’t get visitors like I just did to spend time with them. There are people in the nursing homes that don’t get any visitors, other than the staff for a few moments a day.

I guess my point is that maybe we all need to take a look around and reach out to those people once in a while. It doesn’t cost anything but time and it would really brighten someone else’s day. Maybe next time you go to the nursing home to visit your own relatives, why not stop and say hello to their neighbor as well. Maybe take along something small that you can give them, a figurine, a small stuffed animal, or a small trinket of some kind to let them know that people in this world really do care about them.

How about grabbing a shovel, a bag of salt, and going down the road to that person who you know lives alone and doesn’t get many visitors. You could do a bang up job of cleaning their sidewalk for them to make sure they can get in and out of the house safely. Giving a little of ourselves could make all the difference in the world to them.

How about throwing together a plate of those Christmas cookies we all make to take to someone. You could even fill a thermos with some hot chocolate to share, filling their body as well as their hearts with warmth.

Today I am dedicating my progress to my poker gang who got me out of the doldrums last night; Paul, Smitty, Beak, and Hoofy. Finally, I do hope some of you take my advice, you may discover that it does as much for you as it does for someone else.

Sartwell Creek Union Church Christmas Service Sunday, Dec. 18th At 7 PM



Andover Dispatched To Head On Crash In Andover Area

At 12:10 PM on Saturday, Andover Fire Rescue & Ambulance have been dispatched to a 2 vehicle head-on accident with 3 occupants and one reported injury possibly in the area of 213 County Road 30.