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Two tied for 12th at state event

From Mirror reports YORK — Tyrone’s Andrew Ferguson and Northern Cambria’s Tanner Pershing are tied for 12th place in the 36-man Class 2A PIAA high school golf championships after one round of play. The top 10 finishers receive medals. Ferguson and Pershing both shot an 8-over par ...

Steelers suddenly atop topsy-turvy AFC North race

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree spent a rare fall weekend off watching the rest of the AFC North falter, one by one. First, the Browns lost in overtime in Tampa. Then Baltimore fell at home to New Orleans when Justin Tucker missed the first extra point of his ...

Erratic Pitt still in contention in ACC Coastal

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi doesn’t spend a lot of time focusing on the big picture. He prefers to stay attuned to the little one. It’s why he tries to divide each season into 12 separate but equal tests, one no more important than another. Yet Narduzzi also understands ...

Eagles now in search of new identity after 3-4 start

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles have an identity crisis. After winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history, coaches and players repeatedly stressed throughout the offseason and training camp this is a different team and a new year. They were no longer underdogs wearing dog ...

McClain, Kohler shine at event

Hollidaysburg and Tyrone runners were the top finishers on Monday at the annual Blair/Huntingdon Cross Country Meet once again hosted by Altoona Area High School at Logan Elementary School in Altoona. On the girls side, Hollidaysburg senior Sierra McClain finished first among 61 other runners ...

Spikes’ Dambach leaving the minors

Jason Dambach started his professional baseball career as a Curve broadcaster in 1999 and has gone on to enjoy one of the most successful careers of any former Curve front office member. Dambach is now getting out of the minor league baseball business, stepping away from his roles as ...

Area man captures power lifting championship

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Matt Wilk captured the overall championship in the Revolution Power Lifting Syndicate Supreme Iron Warrior World Event on Sept. 15 in Newark, N.J. Wilk achieved personal bests in the squat (750 pounds), deadlift (700 pounds), and bench press ...

Family legacy: Fergusons hope youngest brother caps amazing run

For more than a decade, the Ferguson name has generally been at the top of most high school golf leaderboards across the area. Whether it was Jimmy, Gregory or Andrew, Tyrone coach Greg Ferguson has regularly had the best and most respected player on the course since 2007 when his oldest son, ...

Red Flash’s heartbreaking season continues

LORETTO — When the Saint Francis University football team looks back on the 2018 season, the first thought will be what could have been. The Red Flash entered its game against Duquesne at 2-4. The four losses all by one score, three in the final seconds. Saint Francis led Duquesne by ...

BCC boys capture league title

BELLEFONTE — Davis Dull turned in an MVP performance to lead the Blair County Christian School boys soccer team to its league championship. Dull scored three goals as Blair County Christian won the championship game of the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys tournament with a 3-2 ...

Cecere, Forest Hills down Westmont

JOHNSTOWN — Adam Cecere ran for 188 yards and threw for 174 to lead Forest Hills to a 28-14 victory over host Westmont Hilltop in high school football action on Saturday. Cecere rushed for touchdown runs of 5, 9 and 12 yards and also threw a 22-yard touchdown pass. Forest Hills jumped out ...

Lady Spikers finish ninth

PITTSBURGH — Altoona finished in ninth place out of 16 teams at the North Allegheny Volleyball Invitational in high school girls volleyball on Saturday. In pool play action, the Lady Spikers lost both sets to Freeport (25-14, 25-19) and Pine-Richland (25-17, 25-12) before splitting with Mt. ...

Bishop Guilfoyle knocks Lions from unbeaten ranks

It was senior night, and what better night to play your best game of the season. That’s what the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Marauders did Friday when they knocked off previously-unbeaten Chestnut Ridge, 12-0, in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference game at Mansion Park. “We felt like ...

Tigers dominate DuBois

HOLLIDAYSBURG — After earning a comfortable 22-0 halftime lead, the Hollidaysburg football team encountered some turbulence at the outset of the third quarter from DuBois in the form of two quick scores. “We made a couple of key plays, got a couple of quick scores, but they are such a ...

Mtn. Lions can’t keep up with SC

STATE COLLEGE — The Altoona offense moved the ball fairly well Friday night. The State College offense moved it much better — and faster. The Little Lions were blazing across Memorial Field’s turf like it was a drag race. “They have so many weapons,” Altoona coach Nick Felus ...

Wolfe, B-A wrap up ICC title

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis’ Shawn Wolfe gets a lot of attention for his work as the team’s quarterback, but it was his play on defense that jump-started the Blue Devils in their clash against Tussey Mountain for the top spot in the Inter-County Conference. After a first quarter during ...

Green Hornets hold off pesky Vikings

ALEXANDRIA – Juniata Valley came into Friday night’s game at A.R. Simpkins Memorial Field with a 7-1 record, while Glendale was 1-7. It seemed like the Vikings, though, were ready for an upset as they held a two-point lead early in the second quarter. But the Green Hornets overcame the ...

Everett avoids upset by Pirates

EVERETT — Judging by the scoreboard at the end of Friday night’s contest between Everett and Williamsburg, one would think the Warriors would be thrilled with what it saw. However, just the opposite was true as Everett wasn’t happy with how it played and needed a big finish from senior ...

Panthers win 3-overtime thriller

MORRISDALE — Northern Bedford rolled into L.T. Drivas Memorial Field on senior night Friday looking to be the spoilers to a West Branch team that was looking for its sixth win on the season. While West Branch’s Derek Yingling broke the West Branch single season rushing record, it ...

Rockets hold off Claysburg in wild contest

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel never let Southern Huntingdon out of its sight Friday, staying within single digits the whole game. After non-stop back-and-forth scoring, it all came down to one play with 0.4 seconds left. A deep pass was batted down, and the Rockets headed back home with a ...