SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
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MLB:
Pittsburgh 5
Detroit 4

NCAA:
Gonzaga 83
Xavier 59

Oregon 74
Kansas 60

Championship Saturday--Split Decision

Hillers Settle for Silver
Archbishop Wood's slow down offense and tenacious defense added up to a 34-26 win over Trinity in the PIAA Class 5-A Girls Championship game Saturday night. 
The Vikings regularly held the ball outside the three-point line for upwards of 45 seconds while Trinity sat in a 2-3 zone inside the arch. The District 12 champions hit three treys in the game's first 4 minutes to lead 9-0 but scored only one more field goal before halftime. The Hillers struggle to take care of the ball and get good looks at basket, but stayed within reach, trailing 14-7 at the half. Abbey O'Connor's field goal in the opening 20 seconds of the third was Trinity's last points from the floor until Sierra Kotchman buried a trey in the game's final minute. But the Vikings couldn't score from the floor either.  Mia Andrews came off the bench to hit two three-pointers, the second putting Wood in front 17-9 early in the third quarter. The teams traded free throw makes over the last 4 minutes of the quarter with Trinity pulling to within four.  DeRubbo's back-to-back makes at the stripe opened the fourth, cutting the Vikings' lead to 19-17, and Trinity forced several turnovers and missed shots, but could not covert. Bridget Arcidiacono's layup and a quick trey from Cassie Sebold restored Wood's lead to 7 points, and the Hillers' hopes faded.  When Sebold hit two free throws and Shannon May scored on a lay up, pushing the lead to 11, the Giant Center crowd knew it was just a matter of time.DeRubbo led all scorers with 13 points, 11-of-12 at the foul line and one field goal.  Sebold paced the Vikings with 12 points. The championship is the fifth for Archbishop Wood (24-7), all since 2010. Kotchman finished with seven points for Trinity (26-4), and ends her career with 1,706 points, most by any basketball player ever at Trinity.  The Hillers were making their first-ever appearance in the state championship game.

Peters Township Wins 5th Pennsylvania Cup
William Barnes scored a third-period power play goal, snapping a 1-1 tie, leading Peters Township to a 2-1 win over Holy Ghost Prep. Barnes scored on a rebound, his third goal of the playoffs and it deliverd the Indians their second Triple-A Pennsylvania Cup, the fifth overall. Freshman goalie Alex Wilbert won his fourth straight playoff game, holding the Firebirds to one goal while making 37 saves. Byron Hartley's shot off the body of Wilbert trickled in early in the third, tying the game. Peters Township's Ryan Luppe scored a power play goal for the Indians in the first period.

Oregon Joins Gonzaga In Final Four
UNDATED (AP) - Oregon is in the Final Four. Tyler Dorsey scored 27 points and Jordan Bell was two blocks away from a triple-double as Oregon upset No. 1 seed Kansas 74-60 in the Midwest Regional final. Joining Oregon in the Final Four is Gonzaga, which trounced Xavier 83-59 in the West Regional championship. Two more Final Four invitations go out Sunday. North Carolina takes on Kentucky in the South Region, and South Carolina meets Florida in an all-Southeastern Conference East Region final. Coverage of NCAA Basketball continues on 1450 AM WJPA starting at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Larson on Pole in Fontana
FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Kyle Larson has claimed the pole for Sunday's Monster Energy Cup race at Fontana.Larson turned a lap in 38.493 seconds to win Friday's qualifying. He has finished second in three straight races and was the runner-up at Fontana in 2014. Denny Hamlin was second in qualifying, followed by Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. Jimmie Johnson will start 37th after deciding not to participate in qualifying. The defending Fontana champion didn't have time to prepare his backup car after crashing in practice.







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Sunday
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March Madness
Women's Regional Final
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7:15 pm --
Baylor / Miss. State

Monday
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Doubleheader
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6:30 pm --
#10 Oregon vs. #1 UConn
#1 South Carolina vs.
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6:00 pm --

Friday
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7:00 pm --

Saturday (4/1)
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3:30 pm --

Sunday (4/2)
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1:00 pm --

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5:30 pm --

Monday (4/3)
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NCAA Basketball
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6:45 pm --

Thursday (4/6)
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Friday (4/7)
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12:40 pm --

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12:35 pm --

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1:55 pm --

Saturday (4/15)
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Wednesday (4/19)
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1:20 pm --

Friday (4/21)
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6:40 pm --

Saturday (4/22)
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New York Yankees
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3:40 pm --

Sunday (4/23)
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New York Yankees
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12:35 pm --

Monday (4/24)
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6:40 pm --

Tuesday (4/25)
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6:40 pm --

Wednesday (4/26)
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6:40 pm --

Friday (4/28)
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6:45 pm --

Saturday (4/29)
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6:45 pm --

Sunday (4/30)
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