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DuBOIS — DuBois used a strong defensive effort, holding Ridgway under 10 points in all four quarters, to secure a 51-27 victory at home Thursday.

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DuBOIS — A couple of lengthy scoring droughts turned what looked like a promising night for the DuBois Area High School girls basketball team into a one-sided Hollidaysburg victory, as the visiting Lady Golden Tigers upended the Lady Beavers, 59-32, Tuesday.

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DuBOIS — Brookville led by double digits for most of the night, but had to hold off a late-game rally by DuBois Central Catholic to secure a 67-60 victory Tuesday night.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Christian School boys basketball battled Calvary Christian Academy for three quarters Monday night in its home opener, but in the end the Meckley Brothers (Shane and Noah) proved too much to handle as the Patriots pulled away for a 59-37 victory.

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DuBOIS — Coming off three straight road victories to start the season, the DuBois Christian School girls basketball team showed some nerves in front of more familiar faces Monday in its 34-14 victory against Calvary Christian Academy in the Lady Eagles’ home opener.

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ST. MARYS — The Elk County Catholic High School girls’ basketball team joins a host of other area teams that find themselves in similar situations this season –a decided lack of varsity experience.

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ST. MARYS — The burden of carrying streaks can be cumbersome, but the Elk County Catholic High School boys’ basketball team will hope to start some of their own this season.

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BROOKVILLE — With virtually all of its ammunition back from last year, the Brookville Lady Raiders basketball will take a shot at taking things deeper into the postseason this year.

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BROOKVILLE — Hearing a coach talk about his roster needing to get healthy has a cliche feel to it many times. For Brookville Raiders second-year head coach Dalton Park, it’s a real concern.

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JOHNSONBURG — Last season the Johnsonburg girls basketball team was knocked out of the District 9 Class A tournament in the quarterfinals in a 51-42 loss to A-C Valley as they finished the year 10-13 overall and fell short of a trip to the PIAA playoffs.

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RIDGWAY — As Ridgway looks to continue its success on the hardwood, the Elkers will need their upperclassmen to step up and lead on and off the court in place of a large departed senior class from last season.

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DuBOIS – A wealth of returning talent, and a deep roster, has DuBois Central Catholic optimistic entering this season.

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BROCKWAY — Imagining a shapeless world might seem to be something confined to the field of theoretical physics, but it may actually have some real-world applications for the Brockway High School girls basketball team this season.

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DuBOIS — It’s often said about a team that finished the previous season with 15 losses, but the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals are a team on the rise.

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DuBOIS — It’s always easier to add some polish and buff out some imperfections than it is to build something from scratch.

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DuBOIS — While the DuBois Area High School girls basketball team will have a lot of questions to answer, one thing that they won’t have to do is try to reinvent the wheel.

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DuBOIS — The Penn State DuBois women’s basketball team led from start to finish on their way to a 74-63 victory over visiting Butler County Community College Monday night.

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DuBOIS — The Penn State DuBois men’s basketball team rallied from two different double-digit deficits in the second half Monday night against Butler County Community College (BC3) only to suffer a tough shootout loss in the end to the Pioneers, 110-103.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Area High School varsity boys basketball team is officially under new leadership for the first time in a decade, and freshly hired head coach Dave Bennett is excited to get to work.

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The Pennsylvania Sports Writers Girls All-State Basketball Teams were released Tuesday, and for the second straight year the recently crowned Tri-County Sunday/Courier Express Player of the Year was the lone local player to earn honors among the state’s six classifications.

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BRADFORD — The District 9 League released its 2017-18 All-Star teams on Monday, and both the boys and girls squads were filled with players from the Tri-County Area.

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KITTANNING — The Ridgway boys basketball team gave defending state champion Sewickley Academy all it could handle on Wednesday evening, but ultimately fell as a three-pointer to tie the game and send it into overtime went long as the Elkers fell, 44-41, in the PIAA Class 2A second round at A…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Elk County Catholic boys basketball team never really found a solution to Bishop Carroll’s full-court press, and it resulted in well over 20 turnovers in a 57-47 loss to the Huskies on Tuesday evening in the second round of the PIAA Class A Tournament at Punxsutawney High School.

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While two of the three basketball teams left in the Tri-County area in the Elk County Catholic boys and the Brookville girls will tip off their second round games tonight, the Ridgway boys will play Wednesday.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois Dream went to halftime down by just one point on Saturday evening against the Grand Rapids Danger, but the Danger outscored the Dream, 46-28, in the third quarter as DuBois fell to Grand Rapids, 144-115, at DuBois Central Catholic High School.

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I covered five games over the weekend at Tippin Gymnasium at Clarion University –all three on Friday evening, and the two boys district championship games on Saturday.

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DuBOIS — The Punxsutawney girls basketball team used a strong second-half surge to put away St. Marys, 47-24, Wednesday night at DuBois Area High School to capture their second straight District 9 Class 4A title and four D-9 crown in a row.

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BROOKVILLE — The No. 5 Elk County Catholic girls basketball team never led on Wednesday evening, but gave top-seeded North Clarion all it could handle in a 43-31 loss in the District 9 Class A semifinals at Brookville High School.

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DuBOIS — Ridgway seized control of its District 9 Class AA semifinal game against Clarion in the first quarter Tuesday night, and the Bobcats were never able to recover as the Elkers reached the championship game with a 44-24 victory at DuBois Area High School.

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ST. MARYS — Three minutes into the District 9 AA boys basketball playoff game on Thursday between Curwensville and Coudersport, the Golden Tide held a lead and had not yet surrendered a basket. Once the Falcons scored, the switch was flipped, and they never looked back. By the end of the fir…

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HYDE — Given some of the happenings on, and off, the mat this season, Saturday is poised to be exciting day at the District 4/9 Class AAA Wrestling Championships at Clearfield Area High School.

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CLARION — A third matchup with backyard rival Clarion didn’t go like the first two games for the Clarion-Limestone Lions basketball team in Thursday night’s District 9 Class AA quarterfinals at Clarion University’s Tippin Gymnasium.

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CLARION — The Brockway boys basketball team jumped out to a quick 10-2 lead Thursday night against Keystone, and that strong start proved to be the difference in the Rovers’ 46-42 victory in a District 9 Class AA quarterfinal game at Clarion University.

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BROOKVILLE — The Ridgway and Keystone girls basketball team’s had 13 lead changes in their District 9 Class AA quarterfinal game on Wednesday evening at Brookville High School, but the game changed as Lady Elker forward Emily Fullem picked up her fourth foul with a minute and a half to play …

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BROOKVILLE — After a 12-day layoff since their last game, the No. 6 Johnsonburg girls basketball team didn’t show any real sign of rust in the District 9 Class A quarterfinal game against A-C Valley on Wednesday evening.

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HYDE — After St. Marys took a brief 9-8 lead in the first quarter of Wednesday’s District 9 Class 4A boys basketball semifinal at Bison Gymnasium, Clearfield quickly regained the advantage and upped its lead to 18-12 by the end of the frame.

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DuBOIS — The DuBois girls basketball team knew it faced an uphill battle against Hollidaysburg in its District 6/8/9/ 5A semifinal game Tuesday night, a task made even harder when junior Chelsea DeSalve was lost to a non-basketball related injury over the weekend.