LOCAL SPORTS | DECEMBER 9, 2019

LOCAL SPORTS | DECEMBER 9, 2019

LOCAL SPORTS | DECEMBER 9, 2019

There was a real shakeup in NFL playoff seedings yesterday, thanks to wins by Kansas City over New England and San Francisco over New Orleans. The Niners are the new top seed in the NFC, while Baltimore takes over as the one to beat in the AFC. The Steelers are still clinging to a six-seed after winning in Arizona, 23-17. The Eagles are looking to claim a share of first place in the NFC East with a win tonight against the visiting New York Giants.

 

Tenth-ranked Penn State will face #17 Memphis in the December 28th Cotton Bowl. It will be the first-ever meeting between the two programs and Penn State’s first Cotton Bowl since 1975. The announcement comes just days after Lions’ head coach James Franklin agreed to a new six-year deal.

 

Mifflin County alums Hayden and Trent Hidlay finished as runners-up at the Cliff Keen Invitational. Hayden went in as the top-ranked wrestler in the nation at 157, while Trent entered as Intermat’s fourth-best at 184.

 

The Penn State wrestlers beat visiting Penn yesterday afternoon, 33-7. Senior Mark Hall won his 100th career match with a tech fall at 174.

 

Penn State volleyball, meanwhile, is headed to the round of 16 at the NCAA’s women’s tournament. The Lions play Cincinnati on Friday.

 

The Bloomsburg University women’s track and field team opened the 2019-20 indoor campaign at the (Bucknell) Bison Opener. Sophomore Sydney Sheaffer (Port Royal, Pa./Juniata) got above the standard in the high jump as she hit 1.55 meters for a 15th-place finish.

 

And the Sixers beat the visiting Toronto Raptors, 110-104.

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