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Embiid returns to lead Sixers in win

MIAMI — Joel Embiid had trouble with his new mask. It didn’t slow him down. Embiid’s playoff debut was a smashing success for Philadelphia. The All-Star center returned from a 10-game absence by scoring 23 points, including a personal 7-0 run down the stretch that iced matters, and ...

Mountain Lions take care of Central

The Altoona boys volleyball team improved to 6-1 Thursday night, thanks to a 25-11, 25-11, 25-15 win over Central in high school action at the Fieldhouse. The Mountain Lions got 21 digs and nine kills from Phil Swartz to go with 15 assists from Chis Ball, 16 digs from Dalton Keller and 11 ...

Hollidaysburg rugby team has solid showing

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair United/Hollidaysburg Rugby club defeated North Pitt United Rugby Club, 31-12, this past Sunday. Facing off against a conference opponent, the local team scored the first two tries with long runs by Gus Dellinger and Trent Paddock, and a conversion by Chris Neff, to ...

Steelers draft capsule 4-20

The following is the second of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: CENTERS Currently on the roster: Maurkice Pouncey, Parker Collins Last five drafts: Wesley Johnson (fifth round, 2014) didn’t do much for the Steelers but started for the New York Jets last season ...

The passing of a ‘Living legend’ in Sammartino at 82

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Bruno Sammartino, professional wrestling’s “Living Legend” and one of its longest-reigning champions, has died. Sammartino was 82. Family friend and former wrestling announcer Christopher Cruise said Sammartino died Wednesday morning and had been ...

Wrestling fans adored one of the Steel City’s biggest stars

PITTSBURGH — He was one of those one-name performers. Bruno. One name suffices. Roberto. Franco. Mario. Bruno. Back in the day, there was a wrestling show every month at the Civic Arena. On those Friday nights, the phones in the Post-Gazette sports department would ring constantly from ...

Hollidaysburg beats Central

MARTINSBURG — Brendan Hileman had three hits and drove home two runs, and Collin Stevenson knocked home three runs, to lead Hollidaysburg past host Central, 12-8, in high school baseball action on Wednesday. Ethan Lieb and Caleb Gampe — who had two hits — both drove home two runs for ...

Baran, Tyrone knock off Huntingdon; Glendale rolls

TYRONE — Cate Baran threw a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts to help Tyrone edge Huntingdon, 5-3, in high school softball action on Wednesday. Emily Lehman contributed two hits and two RBIs for Tyrone. Riley Confer drove in two runs for Huntingdon. SCORE BY INNINGS Huntingdon 000 003 ...

Reed helps Titans sweep Ramblers

WINDBER — Devon Reed won a pair of closely contested singles matches to help Tussey Mountain defeat Windber, 3-2, in a pair of doubleheaders in high school tennis on Wednesday. The team of Derek Angelo and Paige Taylor each won two doubles matches. MATCH ONE SINGLES: 1, Kozar, W, def. ...

Central Cambria teams sweep

EBENSBURG — Individual double-victory efforts from Tyler Wilson (1600- and 3200-meter runs) and Kayden Kutchman (200 dash, 800 run) led the Central Cambria boys team to victories over Richland (97-52), Bishop Carroll (114-36) and Penn Cambria (118-31) in high school boys track and field on ...

7 area runners finish

BOSTON — Hollidaysburg’s Ethan Imhoff was the top area finisher from the Altoona Mirror coverage area in Monday’s Boston Marathon. The 41-year-old Imhoff completed the course in 2 hours, 57 minutes and 37 seconds. He was the 1,400th person to cross the finish line. A half-dozen other ...

Colts run past Blacklick

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — The Northern Cambria High School boys and girls track and field teams both posted victories over visiting Blacklick Valley on Monday. The Northern Cambria boys won, 117-32, behind double-victory performances from Tylor Rock (1600-meter run, pole vault) and Bryce Carroll ...

Troutman starts off with Bedford victory

Bedford — Dave Troutman rose to the occasion and scored the big late model win as Bedford opened the 2018 season Friday night. For longtime Bedford racer Troutman, it was his third career late model win but the first in more than a decade, the last coming in 2007. Justin Weaver, Bill ...

PSU wrestlers get team awards

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team was honored at its annual awards banquet Sunday, capping off a season that saw it win its seventh NCAA National Championship in the last eight years. The Penn State Wrestling Club hosted the annual event, which featured a bevy of annual awards ...

Steelers basketball team in region

BOSWELL — The Pittsburgh Steelers basketball team will be at North Star High School on Saturday. The Steelers will play against a team of North Star teachers and coaches in a fundraiser benefiting the North Star girls basketball program. The game begins at 8 p.m. with doors opening at ...

Mirror swimming all-stars

BOYS FIRST TEAM Ben Atherton, jr., Huntingdon: Three-time Mirror first-team all-star ... Set school records in the 200 free and 100 back ... Was part of the 200 and 400 free relay teams that won districts and went on to the state meet ... Helped the boys team win the district title the ...

Altoona Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Germaux, TM, 11.34; Lawhead, A, 11.35; Mitchell, T, 11.35; Adams, A, 11.44; Wolfe, BA, 11.44 200 dash: Kutchman, CC, 22.89; Germaux, TM, 23.14; Wolfe, BA, 23.26; Adams, A, 23.44; Lawhead, A, 23.44 400 dash: Kutchman, CC, 49.95; VonColln, A, 52.34; Worthing, BA, 52.64; ...

Clapper helps lead Penn State Behrend

Madison Clapper, a Hollidaysburg graduate, helped the Penn State Behrend women’s volleyball team capture the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s volleyball championship. Clapper led the team as a freshman with 469 digs and was named rookie of the year by the team. She played in 111 ...

Ritchey no-hits BG in semifinal game

From Mirror reports Rece Ritchey tossed a five-inning no-hitter, missing a perfect game only because of Danny Carrieri’s fourth-inning walk, to pitch Huntingdon past Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in the 16th annual Curve Classic semifinals at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Saturday. Nick Holesa ...

B-A boys capture meet

ARMAGH — Clay Engle led the Bellwood-Antis boys to the team title in the United High School Track and Field Invitational on Saturday. Engle won the high jump at 6 feet, 0 inches and the triple jump at 43-1.75 to help Bellwood amass 106 team points to edge second-place Forest Hills by less ...