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Cumberland Valley clips Calvary 38-37 

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Caleb Eckert scored a game-high 27 points and all 12 of Cumberland Valley’s fourth-quarter points, leading the Blazers past Calvary 38-37 on Tuesday night.

Eckert made 13 field goals, including a three-pointer, en route to scoring all but 11 of Cumberland Valley’s points.

Will Speis led the Eagles with 19 points on seven buckets, three of which came from three-point territory, and 2 of 5 from the free-throw line. Colby Mallery added eight points and Ashby Whitacre had six.

Calvary trailed 13-8 at the end of the first quarter, but recovered to take a 26-19 lead into the halftime break. It led 31-26 entering the fourth.

The Eagles won the JV game, 30-26, with Whitacre leading the way with 15 points and Isaiah Carrington tacking on seven.

Calvary fell to Broadfording, 84-29, last Friday. Izaiah Dillinger had a game-high 28 points for Broadfording, while Speis led the Eagles with seven.

Calvary (4-7) hosts Shalom on Friday, 7:30 p.m.

OSU’s Mike Gundy gets 1-year extension

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy’s contract has been extended by a year through 2023.

Gundy is set to make $5.125 million this year. He agreed to a long-term deal in 2017 that provides annual rollovers plus an annual $125,000 escalator.

“Coach Gundy has built the Oklahoma State football program into a regular contender in the Big 12 and he has done it the right way,” Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder said Wednesday. “He’s instilled a set of core values and a culture of which we can be very proud.”

The Cowboys went 7-6 this season and defeated Missouri 38-33 in the Liberty Bowl. Oklahoma State beat four ranked teams — Boise State, Texas, West Virginia and Missouri— but also lost to unranked Texas Tech, Iowa State, Kansas State, Baylor and TCU.

Since 2010, Oklahoma State has six seasons with at least 10 wins, with an outright Big 12 title in 2011 and a share of the Big 12 South title in 2010.

IndyCar title sponsor expected ‘soon’

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar Series officials hope to make an announcement about its new title sponsor before a February test in Austin, Texas, and long before NBC begins its expanded coverage of the series this season.

Series officials have been seeking a replacement for Verizon, which announced in October 2017 it would leave the series following the 2018 season.

Mark Miles, president and CEO of IndyCar parent Hulman & Co., said he would like to see the new sponsor’s name on the cars and fire suits for the test. NBC also announced Wednesday it will carry eight races on network television this season.

Miles said the development of a wind screen continues and it still might be added to the cars this year.

Falcons hire Kotwica from Redskins

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn has continued to reshape his staff by hiring special teams coordinator Ben Kotwica.

The 44-year-old Kotwica directed the Washington Redskins’ special teams the last five years.

Wednesday’s hiring of Kotwica came one day after Quinn brought Dirk Koetter and Mike Mularkey back to the Falcons as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach, respectively.

Quinn said he expects Kotwica to bring “an attacking attitude” to Atlanta’s special teams.

Washington’s kickoff unit allowed 18.7 yards per return in 2017 to rank second in the NFL. His 2018 team led the league in kickoff touchback percentage (81.2).

Kotwica coordinated the New York Jets’ special teams in 2013 following four seasons with the team as an assistant.

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