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Championship pedigree

In all-star sporting events, the term “championship caliber” is thrown around quite liberally. In tonight’s 33rd annual Lezzer Lumber Football Classic at Mansion Park, the term will take a quite literal meaning. Both Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Central have players in the game who ...

Muffie’s passion was Flash

Ron Muffie, a member of two of the Saint Francis men’s basketball program’s greatest teams, died on Wednesday. He was 82. The Cresson native played with the legendary Maurice Stokes from 1953-55. During those two seasons, Saint Francis piled up 41 wins and made back-to-back appearances ...

Altoona’s Fasolo savors all-star experience

UNIVERSITY PARK — Altoona’s Lindsey Fasolo was one of a number of area players who got to play in the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Game on Thursday night at Penn State’s Beard Field. And the recent graduate was happy she did. “I thought it was a really cool ...

Mickelson, caddie parting ways is surprising

In a blockbuster statement issued earlier this week, it was revealed that tour-favorite Phil Mickelson and longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay were parting ways after a run that spanned more than 25 years. To many golf fans, the familiar, bag-toting Mackay had become more recognizable than ...

Bernhart, Robuck, Evangelisto win Sinking Valley event

TYRONE — The team of John Bernhart, Michael Robuck and Tom Evangelisto won the Sinking Valley Seniors event on Wednesday with a score of 187. The team of Steven Algeria, Jim Bovard, Bill Lechner and Harry Miller posted a second-place score of 189, while the third-place team of Mike Starr, ...

SFU gathers in name of Hahn

LORETTO — Saturday morning, a large gathering will take place at Immergrun Golf Club as friends, co-workers and former students celebrate the life of a Saint Francis University legend — former golf coach and Immergrun head pro Bob Hahn. The eighth annual Bob Hahn Memorial Golf Tournament ...

Szynal, 3 Tigers honored by CPL

Central Penn Baseball League champion Hollidaysburg was well represented in the 2017 league all-stars that were announced recently. Hollidaysburg coach Jon Szynal was selected as the coach of the year, and Golden Tigers infielders Lennox Pugh and Cory Storm, and pitcher Sam Servello were ...

Lilly nipped by St. Michael

SIDMAN — With the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning, Jake Penatzer scored on a fielder’s choice error to give St. Michael a 5-4 walkoff win over Lilly in Cambria County American Legion action on Thursday. Jake Shope led the way for St. Michael with three hits and three RBIs, ...

A lot of Good in a small package

Standing 5-foot-7 and weighing in at a modest 150 pounds, Kyle Good gives away a lot in height and weight to opponents on the football field. But the Altoona Area High School graduate — who led the Mirror coverage region in receptions with 56 for 576 yards (a 10.8 yards-per-catch average) ...

Bedford Hall set to induct 13

EVERETT — The 2017 Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame will induct 10 honorees during its ceremony at 3 p.m. Saturday at Everett Area High School. This year’s induction class includes: Yvette (Brallier) Clingerman, Fred Heffner, Gregg Koontz, Don “Pee Wee’’ Jones, Derrill ...

Martin Oil beats Ketrow

TYRONE — Martin Oil moved to 5-1 with a 9-5 win over Ketrow Insurance at Ferner Field in the George B. Kelley Federation on Wednesday. Nevin Wood collected three hits and two RBIs for Martin Oil, Troy Walker had two hits and two RBIs, and Noah Burns and Alex Schmoke each had two ...

Lilly knocks off Richland twice

JOHNSTOWN — Garrett Martynuska drove in two runs in the completion of a suspended game to help Lilly top Richland, 3-2, in the Cambria County American Legion on Wednesday. Salvador Cabrera drove in three runs on a pair of hits in the regularly scheduled game to complete the Lilly sweep, ...

Ralston shines for Medicine Shoppe

Ian Ralston pitched a complete-game five-hitter, striking out 10 batters, and helped his own cause by collecting two hits and two RBIs to lead Medicine Shoppe to a 7-2 victory over Cumming Motors in a Altoona Greater City League/AAABA game at Juniata on Wednesday. Medicine Shoppe, which ...

AAABA standout returns to Altoona

Lino Diaz wasn’t scared when he moved from the Central American nation of Panama to Altoona in 1988. He was determined. A 17-year-old kid at the time, Diaz knew he had a great opportunity in front of him, and he was going to do everything he could to take advantage of it. Determination, ...

Lezzer Lumber rosters

NORTH No. Player Team 1 Justin Neff Central Mountain 2 Eli Jacobs Curwensville 2 Jake Stormer (inj.) Saint Joseph’s 3 Jared Hurd Penns Valley 4 Eli Lipscomb Bellefonte 5 Jaiden Boone Bellefonte 6 Jarrett Esposito Brockway 9 Braden Paulenelli DuBois 10 Hunter ...

McCall to lead Lady Pirates

Shannon McCall has been driving back and forth between Williamsburg and State College to work for the last 11 years. For the last seven, she’s balanced those days with helping raise her son, Jase. It’s a busy life. But sometimes opportunities present themselves that one has to make time ...

Ketrow cruises past Dick’s

Adam Gearhart had an RBI double for Ketrow Insurance in an 8-1 win over Dick’s Pharmacy in a George B. Kelley Federation game at Geesey Park Tuesday night. Driving in runs for Ketrow were Winning pitcher Matt Savino, Cory Lehman, Andrew Pearson, and Nick Light. SCORE BY INNINGS Ketrow ...

PAB ups mark to 4-1

BELLWOOD — Brothers Jack Hunter (four) and Jake Hunter (three) combined to drive in even runs as Professionals Auto Body topped Window World, 11-4, in an Altoona Teener League 16-to-18-year-old game at Drost Field Tuesday. Brady Nicewonger, Zach Kuhns and Ian Yon combined for four-hit ...

Locker Room stays unbeaten

RJ Barnard doubled and drove in three runs on three hits Tuesday for Locker Room, which defeated Star Beverage, 8-2, at Vets Field to remain undefeated in the City League at 10-0. Brett Weibley had three hits and a double for Locker Room. SCORE BY INNINGS Star Beverage 003 000 0—2 6 ...

Community deserves to celebrate

Summertime in Martinsburg looks a lot like the movie “The Sand Lot,” set in 1962, when boys played baseball every night until the street lights came on. With tree-lined avenues, meticulously manicured lawns, and beautiful community pool, you could almost see Smalls, Squints, Bennie the ...