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PSBCA contest pushed back

The Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association District 6 All-Star Game scheduled for this evening has been postponed because of the rain in today’s weather forecast. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday. Gates at the Penn State Softball Complex will open at 5 p.m. with the 10-inning ...

Bavarian 10-runs Police in Teener League action

Colton Geibel and Ehren Hatch each drove in three runs for Bavarian Hall in a 14-4 win over Police in a Altoona Teener Major League baseball game at Mansion Park on Tuesday. Brandon Murphy struck out six and got the win for Bavarian Hall (10-6). Lucas Muffie and Bryce Martellacci each ...

Murphys win tourney

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Harry Murphy and Brian Murphy won the Sylvan Hills Golf Club’s Father and Son Tournament on Sunday. Don Boland and Mark Boland were second, while Gary Zimmerman and Jason Zimmerman finished third. During Thursday night action in Week 7 the low gross was Jim Pequignot, ...

Soccer pioneer Bahr dies

When Walter Bahr walked off the field in Brazil after the famous United States victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, he didn’t expect to become a soccer celebrity. Known for many years as the father of two NFL placekickers and also coached soccer at Penn State University, Bahr ...

Heim remembered as top ref

When Dave Heim and Ron Rickens officiated a local high school basketball game, coaches and colleagues say you were getting the best. Heim passed away last Monday at 86. Rickens passed away several years ago. Tom Goss, who coached girls basketball at both Bishop Guilfoyle and Central, said ...

Father’s Day memories made at PNC

It was the second inning of Saturday’s Pirates game at PNC Park. The Reds’ Eugenio Suarez fouled off an Ivan Nova pitch. On the game broadcast, you see Suarez look up into the stands as the crowd erupts in a cheer. “Somebody made a fabulous catch, first row of the club level,” the ...

Big guys will be big part of this year’s NBA draft

There’s been little question that Arizona’s Deandre Ayton is the best of a potential-filled group of bigs at the top of Thursday’s NBA draft. Ayton was a force in his lone college season and looks like the favorite to land with Phoenix as the No. 1 overall pick. Behind him are several ...

Electrifying Young ready to prove himself in NBA

Trae Young went into college basketball feeling like he had something to prove to his doubters. A year later, here he goes again. Young was the most electrifying player in the college game this past season, his stellar numbers in his only season at Oklahoma more than silencing anyone who ...

Covering the bases: Curve rained out at Richmond

LEADING OFF: The Curve were rained out Tuesday night at Richmond and will play a doubleheader tonight beginning at 5:05. They’ll play 10 games in the next seven days, with doubleheaders tonight, Saturday at Erie and Tuesday at home against Harrisburg. SAFE AT FIRST: Pitchers tonight: Curve ...

Russian fans celebrate home team

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — What a transformation. Russia’s World Cup soccer team, metamorphosed from national laughingstock to heroes of the motherland in less than a week. And no one is more stunned than their own fans. Chants of “Ro-see-ya! Ro-see-ya!” reverberated through the St. ...

NHL set for ‘fun’ offseason

Thanks, Vegas. The Stanley Cup Final run of the expansion Golden Knights contributed to what is expected to be a healthy increase for the salary cap, giving NHL teams more freedom to make deals. With elite center John Tavares, top defenseman John Carlson and a strong group of free agents ...

Awtey continues mastery at Jennerstown oval

JENNEROWN — Barry Awtey stormed from the 11th starting position to claim his third consecutive victory in the Martella’s Pharmacies RUSH Late Model division, at the Jennerstown Speedway Complex on Saturday. Anthony Aiello was declared the winner in the Stoystown Auto RUSH Modified ...

Barton’s Mierly no-hits Patton

Sam Mierly threw a no-hitter — striking out eight and only walking one — as Barton Plumbing & Heating trounced Patton Legion, 12-0, in George B. Kelley Jr. Baseball Federation action on Monday evening at Vets Field. Mierly also had two hits on his own behalf. Mitchell Kratzer came ...

Japan, Senegal pick up close victories

SARANSK, Russia — Yuya Osako had a surprise in store for those who thought Shinji Okazaki’s lack of fitness left Japan little hope of competing with Colombia at the World Cup. Oasko’s gritty determination to set up one goal and his 73rd-minute header from Keisuke Honda’s corner kick ...

Gators eliminate Texas with ease

OMAHA, Neb. — Jackson Kowar struck out a career-high 13 in 6 2/3 innings, Jonathan India hit a three-run homer and defending national champion Florida eliminated Texas from the College World Series with a 6-1 win on Tuesday. Kowar (10-5) held the Longhorns scoreless on five hits, mixing his ...

Sens’ Hoffman traded twice in one day

The Ottawa Senators traded winger Mike Hoffman on Tuesday, hoping to solve an ugly off-ice issue involving star defenseman Erik Karlsson and his wife. The Senators sent Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks, who then dealt him to the Florida Panthers. All told, the two transactions involved four ...

College signing

Kaitlyn Cappella: Penn State Altoona softball Name: Kaitlyn Cappella High school: Hollidaysburg Hometown: Hollidaysburg Sport: Softball Position: Catcher/infield College choice: Penn State Altoona Other colleges considered: Mount Aloysius Why I picked Penn State Altoona: ...

MLB teams sign Penn State draftees

UNIVERSITY PARK — A pair of Penn State baseball pitchers have joined the professional ranks, as Justin Hagenman signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Taylor Lehman signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. Hagenman will forego his senior season with the Nittany Lions to join the Dodgers ...

Valley’s Leidy awarded Williams Spirit Award

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Recent Juniata Valley High School graduate Taylor Leidy was honored with the Lynnette Williams Spirit Award Sunday at the Blair Regional YMCA. Leidy is the first non-Blair County player to earn the award in its 18-year history. “It means a lot to me, especially because ...

Area youth baseball

East End EAST END YOUTH LEAGUE MAJOR LEAGUE W-L Dean Patterson 19-0 Burgmeiers Hauling 12-6 Greenwood Meadows 12-7 Kabello Contracting 11-7 Penn Med 10-8 Cumming Motors 5-12 Caporuscios Plumbing 4-15 Sheetz 0-18 RESULTS Cumming Motors 4, Penn Med 3: Multiple ...