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Local teams hope top arms bring titles

March 21, 2013 Altoona and Hollidaysburg will be attempting to defend District 6 titles, and two more area programs that reached district title games but lost in 2012, return their top pitchers. more »»

Stories of the year: Paterno’s death, O’Brien’s success leave mark on 2012 sports scene

December 30, 2012 he soap-opera saga that walloped Penn State’s football program since news of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal first broke in November 2011 continued to become more surreal and incredulous... more »»

BG's Pugh more than a baseball star

September 19, 2012 At 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School senior Jextin Pugh has never had trouble getting noticed on a baseball field. more »»

Helsel, Claar cap off successful scholastic careers

June 23, 2012 For the past four years, Christian Helsel and Ronette Claar have presented a formidable obstacle for anyone trying to beat Altoona Area High School baseball or Claysburg-Kimmel softball, setting... more »»

Bishop McCort baseball, Fannett-Metal softball win titles

June 16, 2012 UNIVERSITY PARK — Bishop McCort scored eight first-inning runs, took advantage of three first-inning errors and downed Montgomery, 14-2 in five innings in Friday’s Class A state championship at Penn... more »»

Lions manage just one hit in loss

June 12, 2012 HERSHEY — As Ben Wyland reached the bag, it became clear first base wasn’t completely secure. Later, it turned out second was loose, too. Brian Donnelly made sure that was never a proble. more »»

Lions earn respect despite setback

June 12, 2012 HERSHEY — After one of their local media members gathered the Council Rock South senior baseball players together for a group photo following their PIAA Class AAAA semifinal win on Tuesday, he asked... more »»

Lions baseball headed to Hershey

June 9, 2012 Altoona’s next step in a potential state championship run will take the Mountain Lions to Hershey High School. more »»

On to the Final 4: Altoona advances to PIAA semifinals

June 8, 2012 SOMERSET — Sometimes it’s the changes you don’t make that are the best moves. more »»

Mounties blanked by Cards

June 8, 2012 SCOTLAND — Philipsburg-Osceola was about a foot from taking a 2-0 advantage in its PIAA Class AA quarterfinal high school baseball playoff game against Pine Grove Thursday. more »»

Mtn. Lions have seen their next opponent

June 7, 2012 When the Altoona Area High School baseball coaching staff went to Pittsburgh last week to scout the WPIAL Class AAAA championship game that would produce its first-round interdistrict playoff... more »»

Lions, Dragons staying close

June 6, 2012 Altoona’s PIAA quarterfinal round Class AAAA baseball playoff game will be much closer to home than the Mountain Lions’ interdistrict opener, and Central’s second round Class AA softball game will b... more »»

Mountain Lions knock off WPIAL champs

June 5, 2012 BUTLER — Facing a long bus ride, the Altoona baseball team made sure it didn’t forget anything at home. Turns out, the Mountain Lions packed some extra offense, just in case. more »»

Golden Tigers blanked by West York

June 5, 2012 One of the happiest onlookers at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Monday afternoon was Mount Aloysius College baseball coach Kevin Kime. more »»

Marauders hit into tough luck

June 5, 2012 BUTLER — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic smacked the ball hard all Monday afternoon. Problem is, the Marauders just hit it right at Neshannock fielders most of the time. more »»

Curtis ignites Mounties

June 5, 2012 WILLIAMSPORT — Mark Curtis threw 108 pitches after six innings, but Philipsburg-Osceola coach Doug Sankey never thought about removing his ace. Really, Curtis was just getting warmed up. more »»

Altoona's Helsel has MLB draft status up in air

June 4, 2012 After a life on the diamond, Christian Helsel says he would play baseball for minimum wage. He’s hoping he has a decision to make by the middle of this week. more »»

Mount Union fails to close out South Fayette

June 4, 2012 Mount Union couldn’t have asked for a better start to its PIAA Class AA first-round baseball matchup with South Fayette. But the Trojans couldn’t make it stand for seven innings. more »»

Hollidaysburg playing at PNG; others hit road

June 2, 2012 Hollidaysburg will be staying very close to home, while a pair of baseball teams from the city of Altoona will be sticking together when the PIAA baseball and softball playoffs get under way on... more »»

Inter-County Conference, Sideling Hill name all-star teams

June 2, 2012 Northern Bedford won the Inter-County Conference baseball championship this season, and the loop’s South Division all-star team, which was unveiled on Friday, had a heavy Black Panther flavor. more »»

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