Sports

Pats in Steelers’ way again

Professional Sports

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The soul searching began the moment the Pittsburgh Steelers walked off the field last January at snowy Foxborough following painful three hours watching Tom Brady and the New England Patriots toy with them in a one-sided 36-17 victory in the AFC title game ...

Rahne eager to fill big shoes as new OC

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Ricky Rahne was prepared to make an opening statement, but a preliminary question beat him to it. “We are not going to go under center,” he said with a smile Friday during his first press conference as the Nittany Lions’ new offensive coordinator, “and we are not ...

Ottaway’s big shots down the stretch sink Marauders

Scholastic Sports

By Jim Lane For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — If you’re a fan of offensive basketball — race horse, run and gun, 3-point shots — you would have loved Saturday’s championship game in the 17th annual Golden Tiger Roundball Classic. In a game that featured 24 made 3-pointers, it was ...

Altoona shines at Panther Holiday Classic

Scholastic Sports

By Todd Irwin For the Mirror CRESSON — Altoona’s Parker McClellan is on a mission for a state medal this season, and if his weekend wrestling is any indication, the senior is on course to make a run. McClellan captured his second title at the Panther Holiday Classic — formerly the ...

Lady Lions continue hot start

Local Sports

Six games in eight days to open the season left the Altoona girls basketball team a little weary, but the Lady Lions can rest well after ending the busy stretch with wins in five of those games. After winning two of three in a tournament at North Allegheny and taking two straight to win the ...

PSU Altoona squad had right mix

Voice of the Fan

As one of the coaches of the 1967-68 Penn State-Altoona Campus basketball team that won the Commonwealth Campus state championship, I would like to make a few comments to add to the recent Mirror piece about the success of that great team. John Wiberg, the head coach, was my very good friend ...

Altoona picks up first victory

Local Sports

Altoona entered Saturday’s game against Cumberland Valley with three losses in as many games but made a quick statement that the losing wasn’t going to continue. The Mountain Lions scored the first seven points and led by as many as 24 in a 61-50 victory at the Altoona Area ...

Hansar set standard for Altoona

Voice of the Fan

Bobby Hansard, who passed away last month, was one of the toughest, best all-around athletes to come out of Altoona during the 1950s-60s, and that is saying something because there was no shortage good, hard-nosed athletes in that era. Hansard took it to a different level. He was ...

Green Bay makes it official as Pack prepare for Carolina

National Sports

The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers activated quarterback Aaron Rodgers from injured reserve Saturday, a day before he starts today in a must-win game at Carolina. Rodgers broke his right collarbone at Minnesota on Oct. 15, had surgery and was placed on injured ...

Penn State Altoona launches new website

PSU

Penn State Altoona Athletics recently announced that it is launching a new website to act as the central online presence for its varsity sports program. Penn State Altoona Athletics has partnered with PrestoSports, a Rockville, Md.-based company specializing in college sports websites, to ...

Chestnut Ridge wins King of Mountain

Local Sports

MILL HALL — Chestnut Ridge won the King of the Mountain title with 168.5 points over runner-up Philipsburg-Osceola, which compiled 157.5 points in the 32-team field. The Lions had three champions, including Justin McCoy, who topped Philipsburg-Osceola’s Brian Meyer by major decision, 9-1, ...

Pens end 3-game slide

Professional Sports

The Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — Olli Maatta scored with 14 seconds left and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. Pittsburgh pressured Arizona early and took a 2-0 lead on second-period goals by ...

Fleck goes to Nationals in Rule 5 draft

Local Sports

Claysburg-Kimmel product Kaleb Fleck was selected by the Washington Nationals in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft on Thursday at baseball’s winter meetings. Fleck was with the Arizona Diamondbacks, was on the organization’s Double-A roster and was selected in the Triple-A ...

Campbell leads B-A

Local Sports

EVERETT — Alli Campbell scored seven points in the final two minutes of the second quarter, and then went on to score 19 second-half points en route to a 31-point day that led to Bellwood-Antis’ 68-49 win over Everett in high school girls basketball action Saturday. Emilie Leidig added 10 ...

Snow for Christmas, but not deer season

Outdoors

Waking up to six inches of fluffy snow last Thursday morning left me with a feeling of too little, too late. A week or two too late, that is, for deer season. How great would that soft, white blanket have been for pursuing deer around the rugged ridges and woods that I love to hunt. As a ...

Dodgers, Braves swap some big-name players

National Sports

The Associated Press Matt Kemp is returning to the place where he began his major league career, reacquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday as part of a five-player trade with the Atlanta Braves that creates more financial flexibility for the reigning NL champions. The Dodgers sent ...

Not my favorite year this time

Outdoors

What a strange deer season it was for so many Pennsylvania hunters. Spring-like temperatures for the first week so warm the deer were lying tightly in the laurel. Aside from the usual hunter pressure and man smell and noise in the woods, they were not comfortable trying to feed or do ...

Pry still a happy camper

PSU

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — Brent Pry loves it at Penn State, and James Franklin loves having him there, but at some point, Pry is widely expected to leave and become a head coach elsewhere. That time, however, is not now for the Nittany Lions’ defensive ...

Tigers’ big man strong in victory

Scholastic Sports

By Jim Lane For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — At 6 feet, 4 inches, Dominic Frucella is expected to be Hollidaysburg Area High School’s dominant post player. He was not dominant the first two games of the season, though, as the Golden Tigers split a pair of decisions. In a season-opening ...

BG coach sees defense this time

Scholastic Sports

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — Although the 2017-18 high school basketball season is very young, it’s already quite evident that the Bishop Guilfoyle Marauders’ up-tempo, run-the-floor, sharp-shooting, 3-point-centered offense is going to be putting up a ...