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Former Phils manager Green dies

PHILADELPHIA — As a big league pitcher, Dallas Green was pretty mediocre. “I was a 20-game winner,” he would joke, “it just took me five years to do it.” Instead, it was in another role where the imposing, 6-foot-5 Green really made noise. “When you think of big, with that ...

Badgers’ Hayes makes statement in tourney

MADISON, Wis. — Nigel Hayes didn’t have to say a word to make his loudest statement in the NCAA Tournament. The verbose forward’s reverse layup with 12 seconds left to help beat top overall seed Villanova sent a resounding message to any doubters. The Badgers are back in the Sweet 16 ...

NFL wants to speed up games

NEW YORK — For all those NFL fans longing for more action, fewer interruptions and a better flow to games, Commissioner Roger Goodell is with you. The NFL is making plans to speed up the pace of games, including changing how video replays are handled and using a time clock for extra points. ...

SEC shows hoops progress

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tennessee’s Rick Barnes has coached in the Big East, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big 12. He’s made the NCAA Tournament nearly two dozen times and advanced to the Final Four. He’s been around. He’s seen it done a number of different ways. So Barnes has ...

Cove will spend more than $438,000 on track

By Ryan Brown rbrown@altoonamirror.com The Spring Cove School Board voted Monday to spend more than $438,000 on track upgrades and resurfacing, ending an extended period in which the district’s track team couldn’t compete on home territory. The board voted 6-2 to accept a bid from New ...

Border Brawl slated for UPJ Friday night

JOHNSTOWN — The second annual Border Brawl Mason-Dixon Wrestling Classic, which will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Pitt-Johnstown’s Sports Center, features wrestlers from Cambria, Somerset, Bedford and Blair counties. In all, 10 Pennsylvania school districts will be represented in the dual ...

Juniata Valley to play for state title

Juniata Valley’s massive gathering of fans serenaded Maddie Mattas prior to Tuesday’s PIAA Class 1A high school girls basketball semifinal against Bishop Carroll Catholic with a rendition of “Happy Birthday.” It was fitting, considering how much Mattas and the rest of her Lady Hornets ...

BC endures tough night

Bishop Carroll Catholic had a high school girls basketball season that would satisfy almost anyone else, and there were a lot of outstanding performances to celebrate. Tueday night’s was not one of them. The District 6 Class 1A champion Lady Huskies were unable to solve Juniata Valley’s ...

PSU set to focus on future

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2016 season was remarkable by any measure, but coach James Franklin has a clear message about the team’s focus as spring practice begins today. “We understand that 2016 was nice and it was a great experience, but 2017 is a completely different animal,” ...

Tigers open up with win

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg boys tennis team opened its season on Tuesday with a 4-1 win over North Allegheny in high school action. The Golden Tigers got singles wins from Rami Alkhafaji and Rohan Gupta, to go with doubles victories from the teams of Anthony Menard and Nick Viduya ...

Mountain Lions, Bisons open season with wins

The Altoona boys tennis team opened its season on Monday with a 5-0 win over Mifflin County in high school action at the Leopold Courts. The Mountain Lions got singles wins from Kyle Good, Jonah Brandt and Jarod Marasco to go with doubles victories from Tyler Rispoli and John Keating, along ...

Bellwood glad to get another shot at McCort

Karson Swogger’s never needed much to stoke her fire when it comes to basketball, but when she saw that Bishop McCort had beaten Bishop Guilfoyle on Saturday afternoon to advance to the PIAA Class 2A western final, it just added to her motivation for her game with Our Lady of Sacred Heart ...

AAHS hosting PIAA semis

The Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse will be the venue for both girls basketball semifinal round state playoff games involving area schools this week, the PIAA announced on Sunday morning. Both games are rematches of District 6 championship games held earlier this month. This evening, ...

Bellwood-Antis, Bishop McCort prebox

Bellwood-Antis (6-2) vs. Bishop McCort (6-1) MONDAY GIRLS PIAA Class 2A semifinals Teams: Bishop McCort Lady Crushers (24-4); Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils (25-4). Site, time: Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse, 6 p.m. The coaches: Bishop McCort — John Hahn (312-134 in 16 ...

Freshman Campbell making big impact

Name: Alli Campbell School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 15 Grade: Freshman Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Campbell delivered 25 points, six rebounds and four assists in a PIAA Class 2A second-round win over Chartiers-Houston and collected 21 points, five rebounds and ...

Saint Francis women ousted from WBI

LORETTO — Saint Francis’ Katie Reese took a perfect backdoor feed from Ace Harrison and hit an off balance shot off the glass with 7:40 left in the game. Then, the whistle blew. At this point, it could have been one of two calls: Either a tripping foul on Milwaukee and a chance for a ...

Mounties begin baseball, softball seasons

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius college baseball and softball teams spent spring break in Myrtle Beach, S.C., battling teams from around the nation. The baseball team concluded its spring trip with a 3-6 record; highlighting the trip with a 14-6 victory over North Carolina Wesleyan on Monday. ...

Griffith wraps up collegiate career

From Mirror reports Morgan Griffith, a Hollidaysburg graduate, wrapped up her college career at Shippensburg by scoring eight points and pulling down a game-high 16 rebounds, in a 63-51 loss to Mercyhurst in the first round of the Division II NCAA Atlantic Regionals recently. Griffith ...

B-A advances to face Bishop McCort again

SIDMAN — The Bellwood-Antis Lady Blue Devils will face the Bishop McCort Lady Crushers Monday night in what shapes up as an epic PIAA Class 2A semifinal girls state basketball playoff game. Bellwood made sure that its road to the blockbuster showdown with McCort was as smooth as possible. ...

JV steals momentum

DuBOIS — Kennedy Catholic’s Lady Eagles came out of the timeout midway through the third quarter and, as a group, slapped the Beaver Gymnasium floor Duke-style and got into a defensive stance. It was probably the worst thing they could have done. Juniata Valley prides itself on defense, ...