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Pitt, Steelers once at Bedford

Golf and football are sports not typically mentioned in the same sentence. However, a little more than seven decades ago, the two pastimes were intertwined in a most unusual way as the Bedford Elks Country Club was used to host the preseason training camp for the 1947 Pitt Panther football ...

McMullen, Kulasinsky capture Philipsburg Elks tournament

PHILIPSBURG —- Ray McMullen and Joe Kulasinsky combined to shoot a 62 to win the Member Guest Tournament held recently at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge Country Club. One stroke back, tied for second, were John Frank and Sam Irvin, along with Andy Reifer and Andrew Reifer. Rick and Noah ...

Jhang, Marvel lead Curve past Fisher Cats

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Jin-De Jhang knows a thing or two about coming up with big hits at this time of year, and he delivered the biggest one Wednesday night to help the Curve move a little closer to first place. Jhang broke up a tie game with a two-run double in the seventh inning, and Altoona ...

Snare & Associates wins Division 3

When Snare & Associates lost its early regular-season game against Thrivent Financial in the Mansion Park Men’s Summer Basketball League, the players on the Snare & Associates team took it as a learning experience. On Wednesday night, in the Mansion Park League’s Division 3 ...

Twins rally past Archer, Pirates

MINNEAPOLIS — Logan Forsythe may be best known by Minnesota fans as the player who replaced fan favorite Brian Dozier. The lone major leaguer of the three players the Dodgers sent to the Upper Midwest on July 31 for the second baseman, Forsythe has filled in capably. Forsythe had three ...

Champions back and ready to defend titles

District 6 champions return all across the board for high school golf teams in the Mirror’s coverage area. Altoona’s Derek McAlkich, the District 6 Class 3A individual champion last year, returns to help the Mountain Lions defend their Class 3A team title. In Class 2A, Tyrone’s Andrew ...

Mike’s Court holds on for Division 4 crown

Mike’s Court laid claim to the Division 4 championship in the Mansion Park Men’s Summer Basketball League Wednesday night. It didn’t pull off the accomplishment without a fight. Third-seeded Mike’s Court held a 22-12 halftime lead and a 31-20 advantage early in the second half ...

RC’s makes first year count

Shoot the Cause and RC’s Print Specialists were both brand new teams in the Mansion Park CBRC Summer Basketball League’s Division 5 this season. Both met in the finals on Wednesday night with Shoot The Cause coming in as the No. 6 seed against the top-seeded RC club. “I had no ...

PSU CB glad to be back on playing field

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State cornerback John Reid was named to ESPN.com’s Big Ten All Freshmen team in 2015 after becoming one of only four true freshmen to start for the Nittany Lions. Reid followed that up as a sophomore by making 36 tackles, including five for loss, and breaking up ...

Curve closing in on first

MANCHEST, N.H. — The Curve are closer to first place than they’ve been in a month and a half, so winning the regular-season division title has become an attainable goal, not just making the playoffs. Dario Agrazal and two relievers combined on a shutout, and Logan Hill’s three-run homer ...

PSU women prevail again

VALENCIA, Spain — The Penn State women’s basketball team used a strong second half to erase a 13-point deficit en route to an 87-80 come-from-behind win over the Valencia All-Stars Tuesday evening. The game served as the second of three exhibition contests for the Lady Lions, who are in ...

IUP football team gets preseason No. 4 ranking

WACO, Tex. — Coming off a conference championship and national semifinalist season, the IUP football program is ranked No. 4 in the preseason edition of the American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Top 25 Poll, released Monday morning. The Crimson Hawks, who were also ...

Sweet victory earned in Iowa

By Dottie Bird For the Mirror KNOXVILLE, Iowa — Brad Sweet etched his name in the history books by beating the 10-time Knoxville Nationals Champion Donny Schatz by 0.133 seconds in the second-closest finish in the 58-year history of the event. A green/white-checkered finish brought a ...

Saint Joseph’s football struggles prove winning isn’t easy

JOHNSTOWN — As the idea that non-boundary schools can have their pick of high school athletes and build super teams continues to spread across the state of Pennsylvania, the Saint Joseph’s football program ceased to exist, at least for this season. The Boalsburg Catholic school’s ...

Johnston done in by errors

JOHNSTOWN — Johnston Realty got strong pitching performances from Alex Mykut and Brendan Hileman. Unfortunately for Altoona, the strong pitching performances were not the story line of the game. Johnston Realty committed five errors, leading to four unearned runs. Martella’s Pharmacy ...

Welcome back, Jack: Wilson’s time in Altoona short but sweet

Editor’s note: This is the sixth story in a series looking back at various aspects of the Curve as the franchise celebrates its 20th season. There are plenty of reasons why Altoona wouldn’t necessarily be all that important to a player such as Jack Wilson, but after all these years, the ...

Curve fall to SeaWolves

Starting pitchers have been a bit of a revolving door this season for the Curve, but the 18th different starter to take the hill for Altoona was not to blame in a series opening loss. For the second time in three games, run support was few and far between as Erie topped the Curve, 3-1, in ...

Backup QBs impressive in exhibition

PITTSBURGH — Landry Jones, Josh Dobbs and Mason Rudolph can do the math. The Pittsburgh Steelers have four quarterbacks in training camp. They’ll carry three at most into the regular season. Translation: one of them will be out of a job when rosters are trimmed to 53 on Sept 1. The goal ...

Foose a big relief to Johnston

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com JOHNSTOWN — Ben Foose, who will celebrate his 22nd birthday on Saturday, is one of the elder statesmen on the Altoona Johnston Realty roster in this year’s AAABA national tournament. And Foose knows exactly what he’d like for a birthday ...

Local legend: Fink’s dominance in class by itself

Last weekend’s Summit Invitational marked the season’s unofficial end of local two-ball tournaments (though Scotch Valley actually hosts the area’s final event in late September). On Sunday, the team of Anthony DeGol and Artie Fink Jr. erased a three-shot deficit with a closing round of ...