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Bulldogs hire new coach

Matt Musselman is exceedingly familiar with the wrestling program at Claysburg-Kimmel High School. Musselman became the first PIAA Class 2A state medalist in the school’s history as a junior back in 1987, when he took sixth place at 105 pounds. The next year, in 1988, he became the ...

Patton holds off Lilly rally for victory

PATTON — Brody Mezello held Lilly scoreless for the first six innings of a complete-game, 6-3, victory, and Patton got two hits and two RBIs from Tyler Lamont in Cambria County American Legion play Monday. Michael Patrick doubled among his two hits for Patton. Braedon O’Donnell had a pair ...

Hirschman, Sever among winners at Jennerstown oval

JENNERSTOWN — The Jennerstown Speedway Complex hosted a touring modified race for the first time in more than 11 years, as the Race of Champions Series visited the paved oval for the first time in history. Matt Hirschman, the son of three-time Jennerstown winner Tony Hirschman, started ...

Imler sacrifices for team

Name: Jarrett Imler School: Central Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Imler pitched six innings of scoreless ball, scattering six hits while going 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI in last Monday’s 3-1 win over Huntingdon in the PIAA Class 3A ...

Curve find a way to prevail in 11th inning

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Curve cashed in on a bizarre play in the 11th inning to beat Hartford in Sunday night’s game, although it appears Altoona might not be able to beat the Yard Goats for the crown of best Double-A ballpark in the country. Tied in the 11th and with Justin Maffei on ...

Area youth baseball

AABA Altoona Area Baseball Association Major League American Division W-L Beauchamp 20-0 Leonard S. Fiore 13-5 Masonic Lodges 7-11 ARC Federal Credit Union 8-13 Marana Electric 6-14 Cabinetree 4-14 Ehredt Construction 4-17 National Division W-L Park Home 17-3 Redline ...

Locker Room moves to 9-0

Corey Sell went the distance, striking out six and walking none, to help Locker Room stay unbeaten at 9-0 with a 6-4 win over Blair County Oil at Juniata in Altoona Greater City Baseball League play on Sunday. Brett Weibley had two hits for Locker Room, and Rick Roberts drove in two ...

Barton’s P&H downs Sheetz

Ben Batzel scored from second on an error with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift Barton’s Plumbing & Heating over Sheetz, 8-7, at Vets Field in George B. Kelley Baseball Federation action on Sunday. Lane Wertz collected three hits and Seth Lowey two for Barton’s. ...

Madison Kline: Cal, Pa. volleyball

Name: Madison Kline High school: Cambria Heights Hometown: Hastings Sport: Volleyball Position: Middle hitter/blocker College choice: California University of Pennsylvania Other colleges considered: Pitt-Johnstown, Clarion Why I picked Cal, Pa.: “I felt like I fit in at the ...

Lilly gets two wins

JOHNSTOWN — Luke Mento drove in five runs as Lilly swept a doubleheader against Cernic’s at Franklin Field, 9-1 and 14-2, in Cambria County American Legion action on Sunday. The second game went five innings. Mento knocked in two runs in the first game and three in the second, when he had ...

Big fifth inning propels Redline

Trailing 6-3, Redline Nutrition erupted for 13 runs in the bottom of the fifth and held off ERA Sports to emerge with a 16-13 victory in 13-year-old action at Seitz Field in the Altoona Teener League on Sunday. Matt Moyer recorded three hits and three RBIs for Redline, while Steve Hartman ...

Immergrun Golf Club celebrates 100th milestone

By Ken Love For the Mirror LORETTO — Located near the summit of the Allegheny Mountains lies one of central Pennsylvania’s golfing treasures — a historic golf course that’s lived somewhat of a dual existence. Life was first breathed into the Immergrun Golf Club as a private ...

Mento hits, pitches Lilly to win over Cernics

LILLY — Lilly scored runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth, in addition to a nine-strikeout day from Luke Mento, to pick up a 3-1 win over Cernics Saturday in a Cambria County American Legion game. Tanner Perrone had four strikeouts in relief. Mento drove in one run and had two hits on ...

Karstetter comes up big for Scarlet Dragons

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com UNIVERSITY PARK — There’s usually a moment of truth for any unlikely sports hero, and Preston Karstetter’s came in the bottom of the second inning of Thursday afternoon’s PIAA Class 3A baseball championship game against Holy Redeemer. Central ...

Victory puts stamp on seniors, program

Commentary UNIVERSITY PARK — When they finally got to the part of presenting the Central seniors with the PIAA Class 3A baseball trophy at Medlar Field, it looked like the whole team was coming over to accept it. After all, the Scarlet Dragon roster includes 11 ...

Penn State unveils throwback uniform

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State will pay homage to its tradition with a throwback uniform featuring various aspects of past styles during its “Generations of Greatness” game Sept. 30 against Indiana at Beaver Stadium. The retro uniforms will be part of an overall theme for the day that ...

Hackenberg’s confidence on the rise with Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Picking a starting quarterback is no snap decision for Todd Bowles. The New York Jets coach has a journeyman veteran in Josh McCown and two inexperienced youngsters in Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg from which to choose. And with the team’s three-day minicamp ...

Shirley’s picks up victory No. 8

CLAYSBURG — Shirley’s Cookies improved to 8-1 Thursday night with a 9-2 win at home over Barton’s Plumbing and Heating in George B. Kelly Federation action. Nate and RJ Helsel each doubled for Shirley’s, while Dakota Chamberlain had three RBI’s on three hits. As the winning ...

Let’s hope US Open lives up to its billing this year

Commentary The world of golf is focused on the U.S. Open this week, and this year’s site is Erin Hills golf course located in north central Wisconsin. Amazingly, Erin Hills is just 11 years old and is already hosting golf’s biggest championship. Previously, the links-style course hosted ...

Link, Krug team up to win at Summit

CRESSON — The team of Nolan Link and Maddie Krug combined for a 71 to win the gross division of the Summit Memorial/Jack and Jill Event at the Summit Country Club Tournament. Bob Ruggiero and Anita Jo Petrusky took second at 81. Steve and Angie Destefano combined for a 63 to win the net ...