Penn State wins the Capital One Bowl, 19-17, over LSU.
Despite beating the Dolphins on the final day of the season, the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers miss out on the NFL playoffs.
Bedford wrestler Cory Thomas gets his 100th win of his carrer as the Bisons beat North Star.
Bishop Guilfoyle's Alli Williams becomes the school's all-time leading girls scorer, passing Chris O'Connor in a win over Cambria Heights.
Northern Cambria's Breanna Kochinsky goes over the 1,000-point mark for the girls basketball team in a win over Laurel Valley.
St. Francis University retires the jersey of former standout men's basketball player Norm Van Lier, who passed away in 2009.
Tyrone's Ronnie Garbinsky gets his 100th win in the Golden Eagles' victory over Altoona.
Altoona's K.J. Walters picks up his 100th win in the team's loss to Lewistown.
Hollidaysburg boys basketball coach Mick Pentoney is suspended from coaching for one game for comments made against the Penn State men's basketball program, coach Ed DeChellis and Nittany Lion recruit Taran Buie, who plays at State College. Pentoney later sends an apology which is printed in the Mirror.
Northern Cambria's Jessica Rocco goes over the 1,000-point mark for the girls basketball team in a win over Purchase Line.
Juniata Valley's Taylor Boyd picked up his 100th win in the Green Hornets' loss to Bellwood-Antis.
Penn Cambria's Joe Dziabo goes over the 1,000-point mark in his team's win over Bishop Guilfoyle.
Williamsburg's Jordan Hileman goes over the 1,000-point mark in her team's win over Juniata Valley in high school girls basketball action.
Northern Cambria's Janae Dunchack will compete on the track and field team at Dartmouth. A day later, Altoona's Brady Gehret receives a Division I scholarship from Penn State for track and field.
Portage petitions District 6 to leave and join District 5, but the petition is turned down.
Altoona graduate Samantha Reimer becomes the all-time leading scorer in Edinboro women's basketball history in the team's victory over Slippery Rock.
Northern Cambria's Janae Dunchack goes over the 1,000-point mark for the girls basketball team. A few days later, Northern Cambria boys basketball player Joe Yuhas goes over the 1,000-point mark.
-Bishop Carroll's Lindsy Sammarco goes over the 1,000-point mark for the girls basketball team.
-The Great Commission boys basketball team wins the ACAA title.
BG Catholic girls basketball team wins the LHAC title.
Everett girls basketball team wins the ICC championship, while the Tussey Mountain boys basketball team won the ICC boys title.
Northern Bedford's Zach Reed goes over the 1,000-point mark for the boys basketball team.
The Altoona girls basketball team loses to Hollidaysburg in the D6-AAAA semifinals. After the game, coach Craig Long announces he will retire after 10 years with the Lady Lion program.
The Hollidaysburg boys basketball team beats State College in the District 6-AAAA title game.
Headed to states for swimming are Altoona's Danielle Parowski, Central's Drake Dodson and Hollidaysburg's Jenna Supp, who were district champions in their respective events.
The BG girls basketball team beats Northern Cambria in overtime in the District 6-A title game.
The Altoona wrestlers have two champions at the District 6 Class AAA tournament in T.J. Brandt and K.J. Walters.
The Tussey Mountain girls basketball team beats Shade in the District 5-A title game.
The Altoona boys indoor track and field team wins the Pennsylvania state title at Penn State University.
Area wrestlers who medaled at states in Hershey at the PIAA state championships included Tyrone's A.J. Schopp (gold), Portage's Shawn Perich (bronze), Tyrone's Ronnie Garbinsky and Penn Cambria's Zak Newton (fifth) , Bedford's Cory Thomas (sixth), Penn Cambria's Evan Link and Bedford's Trey Easter (seventh) and Central Cambria's Phil Steinberg (eighth).
Hollidaysburg girls basketball coach Joe Hurd retires after just three seasons back at the helm of the program he coached in the 1980s and 1990s.
Despite finishing the year 11-20, PSU athletic director Tim Curley says men's basketball coach Ed DeChellis will return for the 2010-2011 season.
In the NEC women's basketball championship, St. Francis beat Long Island and advanced to the NCAA women's tournament where it loses to Ohio State in the first round.
The Penn State women's basketball team is invited to the WNIT where it loses to Hofstra in the first round.
Central Cambria football coach Ken Bussard announces he will step down from his position at the end of the 2010 season this fall.
Altoona hires Jill Helsel as its new head girls basketball coach for Craig Long, who retired.
Hollidaysburg hires Deanna Jubeck as its new head girls basketball coach for Joe Hurd, who retired.
The Tussey Mountain boys basketball team is eliminated in the third round of the PIAA playoffs, losing to Sewickley Academy.
Philipsburg-Osceola's Jordan Harris defends his PIAA-AA title in the 1-meter diving event by winning it again at Bucknell University as a senior.
Both Bishop Guilfoyle and Northern Cambria win in the PIAA Class A semifinals and will now face each other for the state title in high school basketball at the Bryce Jordan Center. Guilfoyle wins what turns out to be its sixth state title, 49-29, over the Lady Colts.
The Central PA teams sweep the Blair County teams, winning by double digits in both games, at the Mirror's 5th annual All-Star Classic for high school basketball stars.
It is announced that the Curve's game with Harrisburg will be televised live on ESPNews, along with stations from Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., because of Harrisburg starter Steven Strasburg, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 MLB Draft. A sellout crowd of nearly 8,000 watches as the Senators beat the Curve.
Central Cambria softball coach Pat Stock wins his 300th game, becoming only the third coach in state history to accumulate that many victories.
Inducted into the Blair County Hall of Fame 2010 class are Steve Taneyhill, Buddy Geis, Rick Stonebraker, Jill Brumbaugh and the 1984 Bishop Guilfoyle girls basketball team, which won the area's first-ever state title in that sport.
The Steelers send troubled wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a 5th-round draft pick.
At 6-1, the Curve are off to their best start in franchise history.
Because of his violation of the league's conduct policy in the NFL, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is suspended 6 games by commissioner Roger Goodell.
Tussey Mountain football coach Kevin Steele steps down from that position to take the Bedford football job.
Hollidaysburg graduate Jeff Bower steps down as interim head coach of the New Orleans Hornes, but will remain on the job as the team's general manager.
The only Penn State player taken in the first round of the NFL Draft is defensive lineman Jared Odrick, who is taken 28th by the Miami Dolphins.
Altoona's Josh Allender win the D6-AAA singles tennis title, while Central's Jared Salyards wins his third straight D6-AA tennis title. Tussey Mountain's Peter Riley wins the District 5 singles title.
It is announced that the Tour de 'Toona, which did not take place in 2009 because of financial reasons, will return in August of 2010, the last week of the month.
Bedford boys win District 5 team tennis title with a win over Tussey Mountain. They are, however, eliminated in the first round of states.
Bedford's Guillaume Valette and Joe Twigg win the District 5-AA doubles tennis title.
The defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins are upset in the second round of the NHL playoffs, losing to Montreal in a best-of-7 series, 4-3.
Tom Stetter Jr. and Steph Laubenstein win the Altoona Mirror bowler of the year tournament for men and women. A day earlier in the senior event, winners included Don Fisher, Charlie Blazier and Patricia Conrad.
For the first time in team history, a fan (Massachusetts' Tyrone Squires) at an Altoona Curve goes on to the field during a game and is then arrested.
Northern Cambria girls win the District 6-AA track and field team title. Tyrone's boys win the District 6-AA team title. The Altoona boys win the District 6-AAA team title. The Bedford girls win the District 5 team title, while the Northern Bedford boys won the District 5 team title.
Tussey Mountain's Peter Riley advances to the PIAA singles tennis semifinals where he wins and the garners the title when opponent Drew Hoffman of Lower Moreland forfeits due to illness in the finals. Altoona's Josh Allender and Central's Jared Salyards do not make it to the semis as well as the Bedford duo of Guillaume Valette and Joe Twigg in the doubles tournament.
NFL commissionier Roger Goodell clears Ben Roethlisberger to return to practice with the Steelers. He is still suspended for the first 6 games of the season.
The Altoona boys track and field team wins the PIAA Class AAA team title.
Winning top 3 medals at states in track and field action Altoona's Brady Gehret (two gold and one silver), Tyrone's Nick Patton (one gold, one silver), Northern Cambria's Janae Dunchack (one gold and one bronze), Central Cambria's Kelsey Seymour (one silver), Central Cambria's 3200 relay team (Kelsey Seymour, Kendall Seymour, Alyssa Brandis and Ashley Stumpsilver), Altoona's Chris Caprer (bronze) and Penn Cambria's Zak Newton (bronze)
Claysburg-Kimmel hires former star player Jill Brumbaugh to coach the girls basketball team.
In the D6-AAAA baseball finals, Hollidaysburg loses to State College. In the D6-A finals, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic loses to Homer-Center. In the first round of states, BG loses to Serra Catholic.
In the D6-AA baseball finals, Central loses to Mount Union but wins its state opener over Beaver Falls.
In the D6-AAA baseball finals, Huntingdon loses to Indian Valley.
The Altoona softball team loses 3-0 to State College in the D6-AAAA finals.
In the D6-A softball finals, Claysburg-Kimmel loses to Ligonier Valley. The Lady Bulldogs win their state opener over Fannett-Metal.
In the D6-AA softball finals, Philipsburg-Osceola beats Bald Eagle Area. In the first round of states, P-O beats Waynesburg.
In the D5-AA softball finals, Chestnut Ridge beats Windber. In the first round of states, Ridge loses to Valley.
In the D5-AA baseball finals, Bedford beats North Star. In the first round of states, Bedford loses to Redbank Valley.
In the D5-A baseball finals, Northern Bedford defeats Meyersdale. In the first round of states, Northern loses to Camp Hill.
Four days into June, the Curve own the best record in all of Minor League baseball at 36-18.
The Pirates call up Matt Lincoln from their Class AAA farm club to the big leagues.
Hollidaysburg's Brett Weibley, who plays baseball at Kent State, is drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 19th round.
Central knocks off Redbank Valley in the second round of states and ets Mount Union in the Class AA semifinals. The Dragons win and play Bermudian Springs in finals at BCB. They lose to Bermudian.
Philipsburg-Osceola defeats Burrel in the second round of states in softball and gets Wilmingon in the Class AA semifinals. P-O wins, 10-0, but falls to Nanticoke in the finals.
Claysburg-Kimmel beats Vincentian in the second round of states in softball but loses to Chartiers Houston in the Class A semifinals, 1-0.
The Pirates call up Pedro Alvarez from Class AAA.
Long-time Hollidaysburg baseball coach Scrappy Weaver dies at the age of 85.
Altoona Curve players Bryan Morris and Gorkys Hernandez face off against each other in MLB's Future's Game, which was televised on ESPN2.
Police captures the Altoona Teener Major League title, while Eldorado Kiwanis wins the Teener Minor trophy. Cumming Motors wins the Club Altoona title, while Auss Irigation captures the Area 4 VFW title. Locker Room wins the Kelley Federation title.
The Allegheny Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau cuts off its ties with the PSFCA high school football all-star game that has been played in Altoona over the past several years. The game will have to look for a new host town.
A month in advance, the Tour de 'Toona will go back to a one-day event after being announced as a week-long event earlier this year.
BCB loses the PIAA state championships in baseball to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in State College.
Dean Patterson defeats Sheetz and wins the Dean Patterson Little World Series.
Johnston Realty loses in its own AAABA regional tournament in Altoona but still qualifies for the national tournament in Johnstown later this month.
Former Altoona Curve owner Chuck Greenberg becomes the new owner of the Texas Rangers along with Nolan Ryan.
Lilly American Legion/Conrad Chiropractic wins the Greater City League over ProActive Sports.
At the state teener tournament for 15-16 in Tyrone, Altoona takes third. Philipsburg-Osceola wins it.
Johnston Realty (Altoona) goes 1-2 at the national AAABA tournament.
Mansion Park Summer League champions were Guy Landolfi, CPA (Div. I), Natural Gains (Div. II), Invisible Fence (Div. III), ProCare (Div. IV), Moyer Floors/Tipton Medical (Div. V) and Barton Plumbing (women).
Winners of the Hollidaysburg YMCA women's basketball league were ProActive Sports (Alumni) and LowCostPayroll.com (Scholastic).
Williamsburg's Doug Hoover wins his fourth USBA Summer Biathlon national championship, this one in Seattle.
Altoona Curve play-by-play man Dan Zangrilli steps down from his position with the team during a game with Erie.
For only the third time in team history, Joe Paterno names a freshman, Robert Bolden, as his starting QB for the season opener against Youngstown State.
The Curve defeat Harrisburg, 3-1, in best-of-5 series, to advance to the finals of the Eastern League championship against Trenton, where they will face Yankees' star Andy Pettitte in a rehab start for the Thunder at BCB. Despite losing the series opener, the Curve win the next three to win the best-of-5 series and their first-ever EL title.
The Pittsburgh Pirates fire Matt Walbeck after two seasons and one EL title with the Altoona Curve.
The Pittsburgh Pirates finish the season with the worst record in MLB at 57-105. Manager John Russell is fired two days after the season ends.
In District 5 golf action, Logan Brallier wins the girls title and advances to regional action.
Hollidaysburg's Anisa Khalouf wins the District 6 Class AAA singles tennis title. Bishop Guilfoyle's Danielle Nazaruk wins the District 6 Class AA singles title. The Bedford duo of Ashley Weyant and Katie Morris win the District 5-AA doubles tennis title. Megan Bettwy and teammate Mariah Turiano win the D6-AAA doubles championship. Hollidaysburg also won the overall team tennis title in D6-AAA, too.
In District 6 golf action, Tyrone's Jimmy Ferguson wins the title over Hollidaysburg's Connor Garrity and Sam Lafferty. All three advanced to regionals. There, Jimmy Ferguson, along with teammate Olivia Stever, qualify for states in the boys and girls competition. It's Ferguson's third trip to states, Stever's first. At states, Ferguson finishes 14th while Stever finishes 18th.
In his first start back after a four-game suspension, Ben Roethlisberger throws three TD passes in the Steelers' 28-10 win over Cleveland.
Hollidaysburg and Bedford tennis teams lose in the first round of states.
Altoona's boys win the D6-AAA cross country title. Wade Endress wins the boys race for the Lions. The Central Cambria boys and girls win the D6-AA titles.
Juniata Valley girls basketball coach Jama Greene dies at the age of 32.
The Hollidaysburg girls soccer team loses 1-0 to State College in the D6-AAA finals. The Hollidaysburg boys win, 3-2 in 2OT, against State College in the D6-AAA finals. In the first round of states, Hollidaysburg loses to Hempfield, 2-0.
The Altoona girls volleyball team beats State College, 3-2, for the D6-AAA title. Northern Cambria beat West Branch for the D6-A title while Penn Cambria downed Philipsburg-Osceola for the D6-AA trophy. In the first round of states, Altoona and Penn Cambria lost, while Northern Cambria moved on to the next round. However, the Lady Colts fall in the semifinals and are unable to defend their crown.
Chestnut Ridge loses, 3-0, to North Star in the D5-A boys soccer championship game.
The Bedford boys soccer team beats Westmont Hilltop, 1-0, in double OT for the D6-AA title. However, it loses 3-2 to Palmyra in the first round of states.
Joe Paterno wins his 400th game as coach at Penn State when his team downs Northwestern, 35-21.
In cross country action, Altoona's Wade Endress finishes second in the state at the PIAA state championships. Teammate Korey Replogle earns a medal, too. The Altoona team takes fifth. Central Cambria's Kendall Seymour and Alyssa Brandis finishes 14th and 15th in the girls AA race.
The Pittsburgh Pirates hire Clint Hurdle as their new manager.
The Altoona Curve unveil a new logo and new uniforms for the 2011 season.
Tyrone loses 14-0 to Forest Hills in the District 6-AA high school football championship. Bishop Carroll beats Bishop McCort, 32-13, to win the District 6-A title.
Bishop Carroll defeats Reading Holy Name in the first round of the state high school football playoffs. In the second round, the Huskies fall to Riverside, denying them a trip to the state finals.
Penn State accepts a bid to play Florida in the Outback Bowl.
Pitt fires head football coach Dave Wannstedt and hires Michael Haywood, who was the coach at Miami, Ohio.
St. Francis freshman Alli Williams, a Bishop Guilfoyle grad, scores 29 points for the Flash in a win over Ken State.
BG football coach Marty Georgiana resigns after seven years.
Baseball legend Cal Ripken attends a high school basketball game at the Altoona Fieldhouse where his son is playing in a tournament.
Penn State Lady Lion volleyball team wins its fourth national title in a row, this one over California.
It is reported that Penn State football assistants Tom Bradley and Ron Vanderlinden have been linked to the opening with the Temple football program. Bradley is a finalist for the job, which goes to Florida's Steve Addazio.
Bishop Carroll's Ryan Woo and Josh Chumrik, along with Bellwood-Antis' Jared Minori make first-team all-state in Class A football. Tyrone's Jared Templeton and Central's Lucas Runk make it in Class AA.
Glendale boys basketball player Tyler Jenny goes over the 1,000-point mark in his team's win over Curwensville.
Claysburg-Kimmel wrestler Corey Aungst wins his 100th match.
Altoona Curve hire P.J. Forbes as their new manager.