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Lehner, Light help lead Tyrone Legion

Kevin Lehner drove in three runs, and Nick Light had two hits and two RBIs to lead Tyrone Legion to a 7-4 victory over Dick’s Pharmacy in a George B. Kelley Federation game at Geesey Park on Sunday. Tyrone Legion improved its record to 8-1. n Josh Potutschnig’s two-run single in the ...

BMG Construction knocks off Sheetz

Brandon Durbin had three RBIs, and Nate Teno struck out 10 to lead BMG Construction to a 5-3 triumph over Sheetz in Greater City League action at Vets Field Sunday. n Shane Suter, Nolan Walters and Michael Wigfield combined to pitch a one-hit shutout for Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American ...

Area coaches prefer split playoffs

A legislative committee that oversees the PIAA will have a public hearing next week during which the idea of separate championships for public and private schools will be discussed. An anonymous poll conducted by the Mirror sent out to 136 of the region’s public school head football, boys ...

Pro athletes’ sons share words of wisdom from dad

Most dads love giving advice to their kids, whether they’re experts on a subject or not. It’s just sort of an unwritten “dad code” or something. Sometimes, though, dear old dad truly is an expert on something, and his advice carries a lot of weight. That’s often the case in sports, ...

Hilling breaks record

HARRISBURG — Hollidaysburg Area High School graduate Vlad Hilling notched his name in the Big 33 Football Classic record books on Saturday night. Hilling booted a game-record 56-yard field goal, but the Pennsylvania all-stars lost to the Maryland all-stars, 9-6, at Central Dauphin High ...

Ex-Lion wrestler Taylor earns world team spot

UNIVERSITY PARK — Former Penn State wrestler David Taylor has attempted to make the USA freestyle team for quite some time since graduating. Every time, he came up short. Saturday night, it was a different story for the Nittany Lion great as he competed in Rec Hall for the first time ...

Corporal Miller picks up first win of the year

Jake Hunter’s RBI single to center allowed Mitchell Greaser to score, and Corporal Miller picked up its first win of the season, 5-4, in eight innings Saturday night at Vets Field in a George B. Kelley Federation game. Hunter had two RBIs on the day. Greaser was credited with the win for ...

Fandom: Nick Hogan

Name: Nick Hogan Age: 13 Residence: Altoona Junior high school: Altoona Area College (would like to attend): Tennessee My favorite sport: Football I usually attend games with: My dad, Al Hogan Favorite high school team: Altoona Favorite college team: Tennessee Favorite pro ...

Hilling living out his Big 33 dream

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Hollidaysburg Area High School graduate and Penn State preferred walk-on Vlad Hilling is tickled pink to be a part of the Pennsylvania team for tonight’s Big 33 Football Classic against Maryland at Landis Field near Harrisburg. In fact, being ...

Fourth-quarter rally lifts North in Lantzy game

JOHNSTOWN — The South squad led by a touchdown heading into the fourth quarter of Friday night’s 48th annual Ken Lantzy All-Star Classic, but in a contest usually highlighted by big-play offense, special teams and defense turned the tide in the final period for the North in a 17-14 comeback ...

Lilly holds off Locker Room in City League

Lucas McCoy had three hits, including a double, and knocked in two runs, and Pat Gully had two hits and two RBIs, to lead unbeaten Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion to a victory over Locker Room at Vets Field in Greater City League play Friday. Gordon Barr also drove in two runs for ...

Rec Hall set to host country’s best freestyle wrestlers

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s Rec Hall has seen numerous championship seasons play out on it’s hardwood. It has been Cael Sanderson and the Nittany Lions wrestlers having the most recent success, capturing seven of the last eight NCAA crowns. Former Penn State wrestler David Taylor ...

Way to go, P-O: Lady Mounties capture third state championship

UNIVERSITY PARK — Holy Redeemer senior pitcher Morgan Bienkowski came into Thursday’s PIAA Class 3A state championship softball game against Philipsburg-Osceola with some gaudy pitching statistics. - 282 strikeouts in 135 innings - 0.26 ERA - 13 shutouts But the Lady Mounties jumped on ...

Burge family celebrates again

UNIVERSITY PARK — Jayde Burge said she didn’t know why she spiked the softball to set off a raucous celebration after making the final out of Philipsburg-Osceola’s PIAA Class 3A championship Thursday at Penn State’s Beard Field. She just might have been reliving one of the biggest ...

P-O shuffles lineup with 1B Potter in Europe

UNIVERSITY PARK — During its run to a PIAA Class 3A softball championship and a 25-1 record, Philipsburg-Osceola has enjoyed a lineup that hardly changed throughout the season. That wasn’t the case in Thursday’s championship game. Senior Lacey Potter, the team’s first baseman and ...

Heights has Lantzy tradition

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com The Ken Lantzy All-Star Classic, a football game which will unveil its 48th annual edition tonight at Greater Johnstown High School’s Trojan Stadium, is steeped in Cambria Heights High School football tradition. The game is named after former ...

Steffy sparks BCO to victory

Sean Steffy collected three hits and drove in two runs to lead Blair County Oil to a 10-0 win over Medicine Shoppe in six innings in a Greater City League matchup Thursday night at Vets Field. Rodney Patterson, Alex Marchi and Mason Watson combined on a four-hitter for the win. Matt Massaro ...

US Open playoff format will have new look

This year’s U.S. Open will feature a new playoff format if there happens to be a tie at the end of regulation play on Sunday. For decades, a U.S. Open playoff was decided by 18 holes of golf played the day after a deadlock occurred. This year however, the USGA has decided to use a two-hole ...

Ex-Bedford pro had history with course

By Ken Love For the Mirror As the golfing world focuses its attention on Shinnecock Hills, site of this year’s U.S. Open, it’s interesting to learn of a local club’s connection to the historic course located on Long Island, New York. In 1901, Scottish-native Charles Thom was named ...

Two teams tie for Elks Club trophy

PHILIPSBURG — The team of Ryan DelBaggio and JP Stultz, along with Andrew Ferguson and Tom Koehle recently tied for first place in the Better Ball of Partners Tournament at the Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club. Both finished with 65s. The team of JP Duffy and Austin DelBaggio were ...