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HoopsFest continues to be popular event

TYRONE — An event which started with 15 basketball teams in a Tyrone parking lot is now one of the most popular basketball tournaments in the NorthEastern United States. HoopsFest was created in 2001 after Jim and Jessica Kilmartin and a group of friends thought of using a 3-on-3 basketball ...

Curve can’t deliver in another setback

BOWIE, Md. — The Curve had a team meeting after Tuesday night's loss to the Trenton Thunder. They had just suffered another loss in which they failed to capitalize on several opportunities to score late in the game. Manager Michael Ryan asked his team to come in on Wednesday and let him ...

Roberts’ time has finally come: Earned football glory the hard way at SFU

Jay Roberts compiled some outstanding statistics at Saint Francis College during his four years as a running back for the Red Flash football team. Roberts, who played for Saint Francis (now Saint Francis University) from 1971-74, rushed for 3,824 yards in his career. During his senior ...

Mailbag: Women’s soccer deserves equal pay

The United States women’s soccer team won its fourth world championship and its first back-to-back World Cup titles. Female soccer at any level has taken a big bounce in growth and popularity, and here’s my vote for improved pay equality for the women to reduce the gap with their male ...

Martin Oil perseveres to earn spot in finals

A lightning delay, a medical delay and two pitchers with more than 100 pitches. That’s what the situation was late Saturday night at Vets Field as Owen Shaulis slid into the grass in left field for the final out in a 6-4, eight-inning Martin Oil win over Park Home in Game 3 of the ...

Altoona wins first game in Babe Ruth Regional

Altoona passed its first test in the Babe Ruth Mid-Atlantic Regional 13U Baseball Tournament on Saturday. Altoona edged Mifflin County, 10-7, at PNG Field with a big seventh inning. With the scored tied 7-7 in the seventh, Altoona’s Gabe Harshbarger singled in Matt Smith, Connor Lindsey ...

Brown-Rohrbaugh among four teams alive in semifinals

Three of the four remaining teams in the championship flight of the 2019 Reliance Bank Park Hills Classic are past champions after play Saturday. Second-round play was completed late Saturday afternoon as golfers endured the continuing, local heat wave. After two days of match play, each of ...

McAllister leads Penn Med

Eric McAllister struck out 11 batters as Penn Med shut out Messner Plumbing, 2-0, in first-round action of the Dean Patterson Little World Series on Saturday at Centennial Field. Jordan Hance had seven strikeouts in the loss for Messner Plumbing. n Connor Christman had a home run and five ...

Central duo earns spot in 2020 bass nationals

Central High School student-athletes Hunter Klotz and Jerry Brumbaugh Jr. finished second as a team in the Student Angler Federation High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship bass-fishing event last summer in Alabama. And, thanks to a Pennsylvania state championship ...

Curve miss chance to gain on Baysox

BOWIE, Md. — The Curve came here hoping to get back in the playoff race, but the first two games have buried them in an even bigger hole. Bowie erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning Friday night and pounded Altoona, 11-3, at Prince George’s Stadium. The Curve, who also lost Thursday, ...

Tyrone Legion into final

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Tyrone Legion made it to last year’s George B. Kelley Federation league championship series before losing in five games to archrival Martin Oil. The Tyrone team has had a year to chew on that setback, and it has approached this year with a ...

Bedford wins regional opener

LATROBE — Austin Price, Trenten Mellott and Rhett Frazier combined to allow just one hit in 10 innings as Bedford edged Beech Creek, 2-1, in Region 7 Legion action Friday. Karson Reffner was 3-for-5 and drove in a run, and Ryan Mowry and Price each had two hits for the Hurricanes. BEDFORD ...

Curve shut out in first game of big series

BOWIE, Md. — The opening game of the biggest series of the season saw the Curve get exceptional pitching, but the offense fell flat. Bowie snapped a scoreless tie with a run in the seventh inning, and that’s all the Baysox needed for a 1-0 win over Altoona at Prince George’s Stadium on ...

Delany says college woes linked to old mistakes

CHICAGO — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final year as commissioner, said the loss of ...

Reliance boosting Park Hills Classic

Play begins this morning at Park Hills Country Club, where golfers are competing in the area’s oldest best-ball tournament. While there’s still plenty of work to be done over the weekend at an event this big, a tremendous amount of pre-tournament preparation has already been completed by ...

Tyrone Legion, Park Home triumph

Tyrone Legion jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings thanks to two RBIs from Cory Lehman in a 7-3 win over Barton’s Plumbing & Heating in the first of a best-of-three semifinal series in Kelley Federation action Thursday at Vets Field. Rodney Shultz struck out five and walked one ...

Homan captures Park Hills Match Play title over Burd

Todd Homan won the Park Hills Match Play Event’s championship flight recently, edging out Terry Burd. Damian Williams nipped John Koury in 19 holes to win the first flight, and Dr. Dave Cowger won the second flight with Leonard Fiore Jr. finishing runner-up. Summit CRESSON — The team ...

Joyce made her mark on program

Note: This is the fifth in a series of profiles of 2019 Saint Francis University Hall of Fame inductees. The induction ceremony is scheduled for July 26: LORETTO — Former Saint Francis women’s basketball coach Jenny Przekwas knew Colleen Joyce was special from the first moment she saw her ...

Curve respond with rally, satisfying win

Challenge answered. And the dramatic result was the Curve’s biggest win of the season so far. “This was a great win, and I think it will get us back on track,” outfielder Jared Oliva said. A day after manager Michael Ryan held a team meeting and challenged his club with pointed ...

Williamsburg, Juniata Valley form junior high football co-op

WILLIAMSBURG — Dan McMonagle of Williamsburg said his son, Andrew, has done well wrestling as part of a co-op agreement with an area school, so he expects the same success when Andrew plays football with another local school when a similar pact kicks off this fall. School boards at both ...