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Mechanicsburg beats WL-S; Triad falls to NE

WEST LIBERTY – Jake Hurst rushed for 261 yards and three touchdowns as top-ranked Mechanicsburg beat WL-S, 35-20, in OHC football Friday night. Indians’ quarterback Aaron Conley added 164 yards rushing with a touchdown and also passed for a TD. Mechanicsburg jumped out to a quick 20-0 lead, but WL-S...
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Perfect Match: No. 4 Blazers visit No. 10 Tigers in clash of unbeatens

VALDOSTA – No. 4 Valdosta State football puts its unblemished record to the test against the unbeaten No. 10 West Alabama Tigers Saturday afternoon. The Blazers (5-0) made short work of Delta State last week, building a 21-0 first-quarter lead on their way to a 55-0 blowout win while the Tigers clipped the Shorter Hawks 44-7 – holding the Hawks to only 10 first downs.
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Orchestra of Northern New York returning with live concerts Oct. 30

POTSDAM, N.Y. (WWTI) — The North Country’s sole year-round professional symphony orchestra is preparing for its 34th season. The Orchestra of Northern New York has announced its season line-up for live concerts this year. The Orchestra will open its season on October 30 with its presentation of Mozart and McGill.

McGill-Toolen offense overpowers Blount in 55-12 win

Braylon McReynolds accounted for four touchdowns to lead McGill-Toolen over Blount 55-12 on Friday night at Archbishop Lipscomb Stadium in Mobile. McReynolds had three rushing touchdowns and a 45-yard touchdown reception as McGill rolled to more than 430 yards total offense and scored more than 50 points for the third time this season.

How bacteria create a piggy bank for the lean times Basic science discovery could lead to improved biomaterial production

Bacteria can store extra resources for the lean times. It’s a bit like keeping a piggy bank or carrying a backup battery pack. One important reserve is known as cyanophycin granules, which were first noticed by an Italian scientist about 150 years ago. He saw big, dark splotches in the cells of the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) he was studying without understanding either what they were or their purpose. Since then, scientists have realized that cyanophycin was made of a natural green biopolymer, that bacteria use it as a store of nitrogen and energy, and that it could have many biotechnological applications. They have tried producing large amounts of cyanophycin by putting the enzyme that makes it (known as cyanophycin synthetase) in everything from E. coli to tobacco, but without being able to make enough of it to be very useful.

Amarillo High’s McGill and Randall’s McConnell win District 3-5A cross country meet

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The District 3-5A cross country meet at Rick Klein Sports Complex took off Thursday morning featuring athletes from Randall, Amarillo High, Caprock, Tascosa, Palo Duro and Plainview. Amarillo High Sandies senior Isaac McGill finished first for the varsity boys in 15:14.17. Randall Lady Raiders senior Cameron McConnell placed first for the varsity girls in 17:16.23.

Nevada Northern receives $10 million grant to extend route

ELY, Nev.—The Nevada Northern Railway Museum has been awarded a $10 million grant to rebuild 16 miles of railroad from Ely to McGill and install a turntable. The legendary preservation railroad is getting ready to expand train service in a big way. For years, the railroad has been eyeing a section of long-unused track to the town of McGill, with the hopes of serving the town with regularly scheduled tourist trains. Those dreams became reality when White Pine County was awarded a $10,168,421 grant to rebuild the track from Ely to McGill. When complete, the rebuilding will double the amount of the railroad’s serviceable track.

Women leading in a landscape shaped by men

Indira Samarasekera and Martha Piper have been leaders in post-secondary education every step of the way, right up to the presidencies of two of Canada’s top research universities. They explore what they’ve learned in a new book, Nerve: Lessons on Leadership From Two Women Who Went First. Samarasekera made University...

Lobos Drop Match to Rams in Three

FORT COLLINS, Colo.— The University of New Mexico volleyball team fell to Colorado State in straight sets on Thursday night in the battle of the 5-1 Mountain West teams. The third set was the closest set of the night with 10 ties and seven lead changes before the Rams took the 25-20 set win to end the match.

Today's tight housing market is already overbuilt, one analyst says

"There is a downward trajectory of population growth, household formation as well, that's really going to undermine the need for what's built," said Dennis McGill of Zelman & Associates. The supply of homes for sale at the end of August totaled 1.29 million units, down 1.5% from July and down...
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XC Preview: Amarillo High men, Randall women enter as favorites

The District 3-5A cross country meet will take place on Thursday morning at the Rick Klein Sports Complex. This year's district meet is a chance for already proven runners to solidify their spots at the top of the charts and go against strong competition heading into the Region I-5A meet later this month.

Akron Earns Double-OT Draw Against Northern Illinois

BOXSCORE (PDF) AKRON, Ohio- In the Akron women's soccer team's first overtime match of the 2021 season, the Zips came away with a 0-0 double-overtime draw against Northern Illinois on Thursday night at First Energy Stadium. "We've had Back-to-back games with a clean sheet is a positive, but we are...