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Rossman rounds into form

CLEARFIELD — Hannah Rossman always has seemed to find her best performances when the track and field season is reaching prime time. “I’ve been struggling,” Rossman said. “It always happens. Then, in the last few meets, it all happens, and it’s all so quick.” The switch seemed ...

Weyandt’s slam lifts C-K

FLINTON — Corryne Weyandt hit a grand slam in the top of the sixth inning to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 6-3 lead as Claysburg-Kimmel defeated Glendale, 6-4, for the second time this season in high school softball action on Tuesday. Lexi Mulhollen hit a pair of homers for the Lady Vikings, ...

Guilfoyle’s Talko reaches D6 2A singles final

Bishop Guilfoyle’s Ryne Talko will play for the District 6 Class 2A singles tennis championship again. Talko, the No. 2 seed and defending champ, won two matches on Tuesday and will face top-seeded Adam Kush of Westmont Hilltop in the championship match at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Altoona ...

Juniata Valley routs Pirates

WILLIAMSBURG — Quinn Zinobile had two hits and scored two runs, and Kris Harker tripled among his two hits as Juniata Valley scored four runs in the first and four more in the seventh to down Williamsburg, 8-0, Tuesday in high school baseball. Seth Derugen held Williamsburg to just one hit ...

Altoona boys, girls sweep tri-meet

The Altoona boys and girls swept a tri-meet with Gateway and Penn Hills in high school track and field Tuesday at Mansion Park. The Atoona boys beat Gateway, 104-46, and Penn Hills, 101-48, with Daiquain Watson winning the high jump, long jump and anchoring the winning four-by-100 ...

Nominations sought for Mirror awards

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be presented at its 12th annual Athlete of the Year banquet on Monday, May 22. Area high schools are invited to submit nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly ...

Hornets knock off Trojans

ALEXANDRIA — The Juniata Valley baseball team handed Mount Union its first loss of the season Monday, thanks to a 5-4 win at home over the Trojans in high school action. Bryce Hensor had two hits and two RBIs for the winners, who also got two RBIs from Jake Houck. Teammate Quinn Zinobile ...

Fasolo’s five RBIs help Altoona rally from a four-run deficit

FLINTON — Lindsey Fasolo had three hits and drove in five runs to lead the Altoona softball team to a 6-5 win at Glendale in high school softball action Monday. Glendale, which led 5-1 after three innings, got two RBIs from Lauren Clarkson and two hits each from Makenzie Lukehart, Lexi ...

Cosner earns first 2017 win

BEDFORD — Matt Cosner, who ended 2016 with five consecutive wins, finally got his first 2017 victory at Bedford Speedway this past Friday night. The win was Cosner’s ninth career late model win at the track, and he has won seven of the last ten events dating back to July. In other ...

Bisons top BG in tight match

Caleb Beidle and Willie Bonn each had a singles win, and the doubles teams of Luke Dague and Zach Kachman and Lance Dague and Joey Windows each picked up victories as Bedford topped Bishop Guilfoyle, 4-1, in high school tennis action Monday at Mansion Park. Ryne Talko won at No. 1 singles for ...

UPJ’s Pecora to be inducted into national hall of fame

Pitt-Johnstown wrestling Coach Pat Pecora will be one of nine members of the 24th class of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony at the Hershey Lodge on Sunday. “Again this year our state committee selected another great class of Honorees ...

Mountain Lions volleyball team swept by Penn-Trafford

HARRISON CITY — Penn Trafford swept Altoona, 25-14, 25-15, 25-18, despite 16 kills, two digs and two blocks from Phillip Swartz in high school volleyball Monday. Chris Ball added 14 assists for the Mountain Lions. SERVICE POINTS ALTOONA: Swartz 4, Daversa 3, Gibbons 3, Ball 2, Keller 2. ...

Portage captures Schultz tourney

JOHNSTOWN — Scott Petrunak pitched a complete-game four-hitter, and most outstanding player Kyler Swires belted a home run as Portage topped WestPAC North rival Conemaugh Township 6-2, in the finals of the Gene Schultz Memorial Tournament in high school baseball at Point Stadium on Sunday ...

Conference honors England for track

From Mirror reports Bryce England, a Williamsburg graduate, was named the Northeast Conference Track Athlete of the Week for his efforts on the Saint Francis squad recently. England recorded a personal best in the 10,000-meter run at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic, taking over first ...

McKnight’s big day propels Central

There isn’t usually much to worry about when it comes to the Central High School baseball team, but coming into Saturday’s Curve Classic semifinal game against Claysburg-Kimmel, the Dragons had a few concerns. Star Alex Hoenstine was attending Penn State’s Blue-White Game where he will ...

Altoona tennis team wins invite

CEDAR CREST — The Altoona Area High School boys tennis team won the Cedar Crest Invitational on Saturday with a 3-2 win over Cedar Crest in the finals. Altoona (12-2) beat Red Lion, 5-0, in the semifinals. In the finals, Altoona got a singles win from Tyler Rispoli and doubles wins from ...

JV, P-O take consy games

Jacob Hensor and Quinn Zinobile each drove in two runs for Juniata Valley in its 7-6 eight-inning win over Bishop Guilfoyle in a consolation game it the Curve Classic at PNG Field on Saturday. JUNIATA VALLEY (7): S. Derugen cf 320, J. Hensor 2b 413, Grissinger pr 000, B. Hensor p-ss 211, ...

PSU sweeps Flash

UNIVERSITY PARK — For the 28th time in program history, Penn State is the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association champion following a 3-0 sweep of Saint Francis (25-19, 25-14, 25-20) Saturday night in Rec Hall. The atmosphere was electric as more than 1,300 fans packed Rec Hall to ...

ERA, others open season with wins

Trevor Palladini had two hits and drove in three runs to lead ERA Sports to an 11-1 win over J&P Auto Mart in Altoona Teener League 13-year-old action Saturday at Seitz Field. n Nate Sell had three hits and drove in three runs to lead M&T Bank to a 15-5 win over Gingrich Insurance. ...

Stolarski wins pitchers’ duel

The Altoona Curve Classic seems to bring out the best in Altoona High pitcher Jake Stolarski. Stolarski, who pitched the Mountain Lions to a victory over Huntingdon in last year’s Curve Classic, had another strong outing Friday as Altoona edged Philipsburg-Osceola, 2-1, in a quarterfinal ...