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Third baseman Soltis makes mark for Mounties

Senior Salute: The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When Philipsburg-Osceola’s high school baseball season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it appeared as though ...

Mirror awards to cap year in special way

For as long as I have been at this newspaper, the day of the Altoona Mirror Athlete of the Year Banquet has always been a memorable one. Whether it has involved donning a suit to help give out awards, rushing back from covering a playoff game to make the banquet or being the only one left in ...

CBRC will offer limited options

The Central Blair County Recreation and Park Commission is planning a limited slate of summer activities because of the corona­virus, with the possibility of additions, depending on how things play out. “We have an opportunity, if this board is in agreement, to start getting some normalcy ...

Local D-I players trying to overcome lost year

The NCAA canceled all 2020 Division I spring sports on Thursday, March 12. That decision changed the lives of thousands of athletes across the country, including many area baseball players at the top collegiate level. Some players were just getting their feet wet, like Bishop Carroll ...

Extra eligibility hurting recruits

The NCAA’s decision to give all spring athletes another year of eligibility was applauded by many people happy to see players at that level avoid being robbed of an opportunity. But that same move may negatively impact younger players trying to get to the same stage. “I have heard a lot ...

Sylvan Hills gets league up and running

HOLLIDAYSBURG — At least one local golf course is doing all it can to get back to as close to normal as possible during the coronavirus pandemic. While most courses have reopened, not many have restarted league play and special events. That isn’t the case at Sylvan Hills, where the ...

Guidelines offered up to start youth ball

The next time children head out the door to play youth baseball or softball, they will have to be careful not to forget not only their glove and bat but their hand sanitizer as well. Pennsylvania senator Pat Toomey held a virtual conference with physician and public health expert Dr. Jay ...

Molliver ready to embrace life as a Marine

The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trinity Molliver went into her senior softball season this spring at Hollidaysburg with her eye on a successful campaign, a winning season, ...

Pirates are forced to make more cuts

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season. The Cubs are instituting pay cuts because of the coronavirus crisis, but there will be no furloughs through the end of June. The Pirates announced ...

Sports at a glance

Foursome wins at Sylvan HOLLIDAYSBURG — The team of Daneen Litz, Sue Mielnik, Rosey McCoy and Connie Angeski won the scramble event at the Sylvan Hills Golf Club this week. Second-place honors went to Mary Jane Terza, Melissa Fetzer, Bonnie Deem and Pam Riley. Third place went to the team ...

Debate continues over start of football

The PIAA met for nearly five hours Wednesday, but the most passionate discussion came in the final hour when the status of the upcoming high school football season was mentioned. With many counties moving into the yellow stage of reopening from the corona-virus pandemic and some hoping for a ...

Family affair: Volleyball a big part of Welteroth clan

The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You don’t need a medical exam to know that volleyball is in the blood when it comes to the Welteroth family. Just ask the youngest of Brian ...

Hoopfest latest event to fall victim to pandemic

From Mirror reports The 2020 edition of Hoopfest, held annually in Tyrone for the past 19 years, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizer Jim Kilmartin said he typically starts taking registrations for the event in mid-May and never began the process this ...

Sports at a glance

Curve burgers Friday night The Altoona Curve will hold another “Curve Burger Night” on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at PNG Field. As of this morning, according to general manager Derek Martin, the Curve have 250 Curve burgers still available. You can purchase them by calling 283-3130 to place ...

Virus puts Curve on the cover of SI

The Altoona Curve have yet to play a game this season, but the team is about to receive some of its biggest national exposure since it was formed in 1999. The team’s mascot, Loco, PNG Field and Lakemont Park’s Skyliner rollercoaster will be featured on the cover of the June edition of ...

Cal U notices hard work turned in by Hall

The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Everett Area High School senior track and field thrower Aubrey Hall had literally adopted a new spin on things entering her final varsity ...

Sports at a glance

Matteson wins at Sylvan Hills HOLLIDAYSBURG — Tim Matteson recently shot a 31 and was the low net winner in league action in the Sylvan Hills Golf League. The low gross winner was Curt Melton with a 32. The league leaders after two weeks of action are Bruce Baldwin and Dave ...

Rooney Rule gets an update

By Barry Wilner The Associated Press The NFL is amending the Rooney Rule to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator positions, two people familiar with the decision tell The Associated Press. Reacting to a lack of diversity progress in hirings for ...

Like father, like son: McCalls make it work at Williamsburg

Senior salute The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As long as there’s been the game of baseball, you’ve always had a guy somewhere in America coaching his kid in a youth ...

Curtis stepping down as head coach from Philipsburg

Matthew Curtis, who led the Philipsburg-Osceola boys basketball team to a playoff appearance and a 10-13 record last season, has resigned from his coaching position. Curtis entered this past season with a career record of 15-95 in five years, but the Mounties made significant improvement ...