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C-K’s Hunt shuts down Bishop Guilfoyle

For most of this high school baseball season, things have been going right for Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and wrong for Claysburg-Kimmel. Friday’s Curve Classic first round game at Peoples Natural Gas Field started the same way, as Bulldogs starter Tanner Hunt missed the strike zone on four ...

Tigers rally in sixth to advance

Unbeaten Hollidaysburg rallied for five runs in the sixth inning to erase a 3-2 deficit and defeat St. Marys, 8-3, in an opening-round game in the Curve Classic Friday. Senior third baseman Lennox Pugh had three hits in the game for Hollidaysburg, including a two-run single that highlighted ...

Mtn. Lions win invite

LOCK HAVEN — Daiquain Watson won four events — the high, long and triple jumps and anchored the 4-by-100-meter relay to help the Altoona boys win the 37-team Lock Haven University Bald Eagle Track and Field Invitational on Friday. Altoona won with 154 points, and Archbishop Curley was ...

Red Flash face Penn St. for EIVA crown

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Saint Francis men’s volleyball team returns to the EIVA championship match for the second consecutive season tonight against top-seeded Penn State at 7 p.m. at Rec Hall on the campus of Penn State. Saint Francis enters tonight’s match with a 16-14 overall record, ...

Tussey collects 15 hits in victory

SAXTON — Ashley Clark and Maizie Husick each had three hits to go with three RBIs, and Faith Barnett pitched a five-hitter to help the Tussey Mountain High School softball team notch a 9-1 win that counted in both the South Division of the Inter-County Conference and the Sideling Hill League ...

’Cats fire no-hitter

HUNTINGDON — Jared Showalter pitched 6• innings of no-hit ball before turning it over to Ben Briggs, who induced the game-ending double play as Huntingdon topped Bellefonte, 2-0, in a Mountain League high school baseball game on Friday. Showalter was 1-for-1 with a double and scored two ...

Golden Eagles sweep pair

WINDBER — Ethan Vipond and Michael Lewis won a pair of singles matches then teamed for the deciding team point in doubles as the Tyrone Area High School boys tennis team swept a pair of matches from host Windber, 3-1 and 3-2 on Friday. Trevor Fink posted a win in singles in the first ...

B-A sends Valley to first loss behind Padula, Kline

ALEXANDRIA — A three-run homer from Joey Padula in the first and another three-run homer from Sawyer Kline in the third gave Bellwood-Antis enough to hand the homestanding Juniata Valley High School baseball team its first loss of the season, 10-4, in an Inter-County Conference North Division ...

Six Lady Vikings homer in win over Mo Valley

FLINTON — Six different Lady Vikings belted over-the-fence home runs as Glendale slugged its way over visiting Moshannon Valley, 14-2, in a high school softball game on Thursday afternoon that counted in both the Moshannon Valley League and the North Division of the Inter-County ...

McConnell keys NB girls

LOYSBURG — Sadie McConnell placed first in the 100 meters, 200 meters and triple jump, while Whitley Furry prevailed in the 800 and 1600 and anchored two winning relays as Northern Bedford edged Bellwood-Antis, 81-69, in an Inter-County Conference double dual track and field meet that also ...

Lions best Central in 3 sets

MARTINSBURG — The Altoona Area High School boys volleyball team improved to 4-3 Thursday night, thanks to a 25-14, 25-16, 26-24 win at Central. The Mountain Lions got 11 kills and 14 digs from Phil Swartz, while Masen Nartatez added 23 assists. Barton Keller contributed 12 service points, ...

Ex-Flash star heading for A&M

Former Saint Francis basketball player Josh Nebo will transfer to Texas A&M after two successful seasons with the Red Flash. Nebo, a 6-foot-8 forward, was the Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year this past season and helped lead Saint Francis to the conference tournament ...

Lady Vikings bounce back and top Trojans

FLINTON — Winning pitcher Lexi Mulhollen helped her own cause by smacking a two-run home run in the fourth to lead Glendale to a 7-2 win over Mount Union in high school softball Wednesday. Brooke Smeal tallied two hits and two RBIs, while Sydney Gallaher pushed across two runs and Makenzie ...

Bedford boys, Bishop Carroll girls capture three meets

BEDFORD — Gus Pyle’s wins in the long jump and high jump helped Bedford pick up three high school boys track victories over Bishop Carroll (99.5-50.5), Cambria Heights (110-31.5), and Johnstown (101-48.5) Wednesday. Bishop Carroll defeated Johnstown, 75-64 and Cambria Heights, ...

Mysterio coming to Jaffa

Big Time Wrestling’s masters of the mat return to Altoona on Friday for a jam-packed show featuring legendary masked high-flier and two-time WWE Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. The seven-match mega-event begins at 8 p.m. in the Jaffa Shrine, 2200 Broad Ave. Suitable for the entire family, the ...

Pitching key as Curve prevail

Middle relievers don’t always get the notoriety they deserve, but on a Curve team with a strong bullpen, some outstanding relief work in the clutch helped the club hold on for a win Tuesday night. “It just shows you that they’re ready for any situation,” Curve manager Michael Ryan said ...

Kohler, Meredith lead Tyrone

TYRONE — The Tyrone Area High School boys track and field team swept a tri-meet on Tuesday, beating Central, 129-20, and Penns Valley, 101-49. Joe Kohler won the 800- and 1600-meter runs, and Jake Meredith prevailed in the long jump and high jump for Tyrone. The Tyrone girls topped ...

Spring Cove board creating AD-only job

ROARING SPRING — Spring Cove School District is slated to get a dedicated athletic director, two years after the school board voted to eliminate the job and merge it with an assistant principal’s position. The board voted 5-4 Tuesday to split the job off, creating a new role and reducing ...

Hollidaysburg dominates Philipsburg-Osceola

PHILIPSBURG — Sam Servello had a three-run double and drove in four runs to lead unbeaten Hollidaysburg to a five-inning, 11-1, mercy-rule win over Philipsburg-Osceola Wednesday in high school baseball. Collin Stevenson collected three hits — including two doubles — and knocked in a ...

Pitt hosting 2019 NCAA wrestling

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA announced Tuesday that the city of Pittsburgh was awarded the 2019 Division I NCAA Wrestling Championships. The University of Pittsburgh, in conjunction with VisitPITTSBURGH, will host the three-day event March 21-23, 2019 at PPG Paints Arena. The wrestling ...