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DeGol, Fink capture Summit Invitational

CRESSON — Heavy rains Friday ushered in a weather front that made for wet, windy and cold playing conditions Saturday at the Summit Country Club’s 24th annual Two-Man Invitational tournament. Despite the conditions, two teams thrived, shooting well under par to put themselves in ...

Curve come back but fall in 11 innings

TRENTON, N.J. — The Curve had a chance to move back into first place in prized prospect Mitch Keller’s Double-A debut, but they couldn’t outlast the best team in minor league baseball. Altoona tied the game with a run in the ninth inning, only to lose in 11 on a walk-off two-run homer by ...

Altoona will play at Mount

JOHNSTOWN — Altoona’s entry into the All American Amateur Baseball Association’s national tournament in Johnstown this week will begin pool play today at noon against Youngstown at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson. Johnston Realty was placed in the lower bracket in Pool C with ...

Hippo, Fleming & Pertile, DelGrosso’s in final

HOLLIDAYSBURG —It will be an all-Blair County affair on Tuesday night in the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA Women’s Summer Basketball League High School Division championship. In the first semifinal game, Hippo, Fleming & Pertile — Altoona’s entry — rallied back from a 12-point ...

Tom Dickey, ERA Sports claim titles

Winning pitcher Michael Turiano had a pair of hits and an RBI, Broc Schnarrs recorded a save and had the game-tying hit in the sixth inning and Tom Dickey Law rallied past Bavarian Hall, 5-3, to win the 15-year-old Altoona Teener League championship at Seitz Field Sunday. Tom Dickey won the ...

I&Y Construction, Kitchensales.com move on

HOLLIDAYSBURG — With victories Sunday, I&Y Construction and Kitchensales.com have advanced to the finals in the Alumni Division of the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA Women’s Basketball League. They took different routes to get there, though. I&Y Construction, the No. 4 seed, needed ...

Mansion finals postponed

The Central Blair Recreation Commission's Mansion Park Summer Basketball League championship games are postponed tonight due to rain. League director Skip Dry said this morning that title games for Divisions 5, 4 and 2 will be played at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Tuesday. Divisions 3 and 1 will take ...

Locker Room one win from championship

R.J. Barnard has been here before and he’s not taking anything for granted. Neither are his teammates. After rallying for a 7-6 win Saturday at Vets Field and a 2-1 lead in the Greater City Baseball League’s best-of-five playoff series, Locker Room manager/second baseman Barnard and team ...

Cumming Motors wins title

Baylon Casteel’s single up the middle in the bottom of the seventh inning at Seitz Field Saturday night set him up as the game-winning runner for Cumming Motors. Brendan Claycomb’s RBI single two batters later brought Casteel home to help his team to a 4-3 win over Sheetz, and Cumming ...

DeGol, Fink Jr. leading at Summit

Unusually cool weather and swirling breezes confronted golfers all day long during Saturday’s opening round in the 24th annual Summit Two-Man Invitational at Cresson. Despite the difficult conditions, the team of Anthony DeGol and Artie Fink Jr posted an amazing seven birdies and one eagle ...

Ex-Bellwood pitcher using famed summer league to hone his relief skills

COTUIT, Mass. — When Bellwood-Antis High School graduate Chad Luensmann was the top pitcher in the Inter-County Conference for his last two seasons as a Blue Devil, he was a dominant starter who often breezed through the opposition. Two years later, Luensmann is a totally different ...

Mount names hoops coach

Cresson — Mount Aloysius College Athletic Director Ryan Smith announced that the men’s basketball team will be coached by Guillermo (Will) Cabrera. Cabrera will lead the Mountie’s men’s basketball team starting in the 2017-2018 season. He replaced Lancy Loya. “Coach Will Cabrera ...

Jhang, Mathisen explode

Jin-De Jhang and Wyatt Mathisen both put on a show offensively as the Curve wrapped up a big series with an impressive win Thursday night. Altoona erupted for eight runs over the first two innings — with Jhang driving in five of them — and cruised to a 10-5 win over Erie before 3,574 fans ...

Defending champ Lilly receives a youthful boost

Mired in a 1-for-9 slump through the past three playoff games and his first at bat Thursday, Ryan Ickes looked into the crowd at Vets Field and saw his two small children, Remington and Bronsen, cheering him on just before he stepped up to the plate. Ickes ripped a single and came around to ...

Girls tourney ends in unfortunate fashion

There was a wild finish in one of the semifinals at last weekend’s U.S. Girls Junior Championship at Boone Valley in Augusta, Missouri. As most golfers know, there are few different rules that apply while competing in a match-play event, and one of those rules played a significant part in ...

Lebanon’s Brown earning respect on links

Central Pennsylvania’s 2017 best-ball season has witnessed a new and dominant force – a golfer who has teamed to win three of the four local tournaments that he’s entered so far this season, each with a different partner. That man is Lebanon-area golfer Dan Brown. The 51-year old ...

Henck, Walters, Gray, Durbin win Sylvan scramble

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The team of Scott Henck, Brian Walters, Bob Gray and Lynn Durbin won first place in the Sylvan Hills Sunday scramble last Sunday. The first-place team won a card-off over the second-place team comprised of Jack Vyborny, Harry Murphy, Chris Winters and Dorothy Cavalet. Both ...

Tom Dickey goes up 1-0

Tom Dickey Law got a leg up in the first game of the best-of-three finals series by holding on for a 6-5 win over Bavarian Hall at Seitz Field in Altoona Teener 15-year old play Thursday. Dickey Law scored five in the first two innings to take a 5-1 edge as Michael Turiano and Josh Scalice ...

Vaulters win gold

YORK — Two area pole vaulters earned gold medals at the 2017 Keystone State Games at West York High School on Saturday. Bellwood-Antis High School senior Lexi Gerwert and Altoona Area School District freshman Chadric Flarend each finished first in an age group. Gerwert cleared 10 feet, 6 ...

Decision goes to Room in Game 1

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Tyler Stiffler swore to his Locker Room teammates he avoided the tag. Lilly Conrad Chiropractic American Legion third baseman Landon Sinclair told his squad he made the tag without a doubt. The third base umpire agreed with Sinclair. The first ...