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Always a Dull moment: CR star does it all in win

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NEW PARIS — Despite nerves going in, Phillip Dull set the tone early for Thursday’s District 5-8-9 Class 3A semifinal game between Chestnut Ridge and Everett. The 5-foot-11 senior, headed to West Virginia in the fall, struck out the first two batters he faced looking in the top of the ...

Tigers fall in heartbreaker

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In the space of one year, the Hollidaysburg Area High School baseball team went from experiencing the pinnacle of joy to feeling the most crushing heartbreak in the District 6 Class 5A championship game. For the Golden Tigers’ opponent in the last two championship games, Central Mountain, ...

Mtn. Lions endure rough day vs. State

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The day started badly for the Altoona Mountain Lions — and didn’t get much better. Three first-inning errors gave State College four unearned runs and the Little Lions went on to punish Altoona, 12-1, in the District 6 Class 6A baseball championship game Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas ...

Grabill’s hit gives Claysburg walk-off win

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CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg-Kimmel softball team drubbed Homer-Center during the regular season 14-0. If the Lady Bulldogs and their fans thought it would be more of the same in the playoff meeting between the two teams, they were in for a big surprise. Fourth-seeded Homer, which entered the ...

Harris, Carns lead P-O into district title game

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By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com PHILIPSBURG — The last time Philipsburg-Osceola and Ligonier Valley played each other, P-O pitcher Kam Harris got the better of Jane Garver in a pitching duel in last year’s District 6 Class 3A Championship. The teams tangled in the semifinals on ...

Suarez’s grand slam helps sink Pirates

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CINCINNATI — Eugenio Suarez wanted to hit one deep enough to get the runner in from third base. He got all of a hanging slider — and four runs with one swing. Suarez hit a grand slam off Ivan Nova, who dropped his sixth straight start against Cincinnati, and Jesse Winker added a solo shot ...

Central clobbers Bald Eagle Area

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MILESBURG — Central’s offense exploded against Bald Eagle Area freshman Madison Peters in Thursday’s District 6 3A softball semifinals here Thursday, pounding out 14 hits in a 10-1 upset of the second-seeded Eagles. Central now advances to the district finals against defending champion ...

Baysox sweep Curve right out of town

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BOWIE, Md. — The Curve finished up a rough series here Thursday afternoon, getting swept in the three-game set to fall back to .500. Former Curve player Anderson Feliz went 3-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs to lead Bowie to a 5-2 win at Prince George’s Stadium. The Baysox ...

Glendale downs Bishop Carroll

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FLINTON — The top seeded Glendale Lady Vikings came out firing in the first two innings, scoring six runs against the three seeded Bishop Carroll Lady Huskies in yesterday’s District 6 Class A softball semifinal matchup. While the Huskies came on late, it was too much to make up, as the ...

Gordon, Rockets take series lead

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HOUSTON — Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Rockets head into Game 6 on Saturday night in Oakland one win ...

Capitals finally giving D.C. hope for a title

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WASHINGTON — Jimmy Patterson was a fresh-faced 22-year-old in the stands at the old Capital Centre in October 1974 when the expansion Washington Capitals won for the first time. As he was leaving, an elderly man from Brooklyn told Patterson he’d always get to say he saw the Capitals’ ...

93-year-old man goes out in style

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Ben Bender, a 93-year-old golfer from Ohio, scored his first hole-in-one last month after playing golf for more than 65 years. And then he promptly gave up the game. Bender began his round at Ohio’s Green Valley golf course slowly by posting scores of eight and seven on the first two ...

NFL’s policy could bring about new protests

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PHILADELPHIA — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook. The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way. “The owners ...

DeGol-Hinish team wins at Scotch Valley

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The team of Anthony and Dennis DeGol, along with Ron and Spencer Hinish recently won the The Village at Morrison’s Cove Golf Tournament held at the Scotch Valley Country Club. Second-place honors went to Dave Pike, Ed Bell, Dennis Walter and Chris Magnet. The third place team was made up of ...

Distance debate continues

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Last week, the USGA and R&A announced a joint venture that will — in part — gather information and perspective on the impact of distance gains caused by the modern golf ball. Within the past year, multiple critics of increased distance gains have voiced their strong opinions that ...

Late birdie gives Na one-stroke edge

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FORT WORTH, Texas — Kevin Na stood over his ball after taking a drop in the rough beside the ninth green following two wayward shots, on his final hole of the day and with a share of the lead in the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial. As Na looked toward the hole more than 90 feet away, he ...

Bearcats cruise to championship

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A big box in the Huntingdon Area High School baseball team’s to-do list for the 2018 season was checked off Wednesday night. The Bearcats used the excellent pitching of senior right-hander Jared Showalter, a potent batting attack that featured two home runs, and the ability to cash in on ...

Blue Devils lose district title, still move on

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First, the bad news for Bellwood-Antis. The Blue Devils committed three errors in one inning that gave Southern Huntingdon two unearned runs and helped propel the Rockets to a 5-2 win and their first-ever District 6 Class 2A baseball championship Wednesday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas ...

Harrison gives Bucs victory

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CINCINNATI — Josh Harrison tripled in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning — his fourth hit of the game — and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied after wasting a late lead for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. The Pirates blew a three-run lead in the eighth before ...

League’s anthem decision criticized

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WASHINGTON — With its decision to ban kneeling during the national anthem, critics are accusing the NFL of prioritizing being in the good financial graces of mainstream America over the social justice passions of its players trying to draw attention to the deaths of African-Americans at the ...