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Dragons take aim at first state championship

If you’d have asked Josh McKnight back in March to go out and do something on June 15, he would have had to decline. McKnight, you see, already had other plans. Although the high school baseball season hadn’t even started, McKnight, who already knew what it took to reach the PIAA ...

PIAA Class 3A championship preview capsule

Who: Holy Redeemer Royals (4-1, 16-4) vs. Central Scarlet Dragons (6-2, 23-3 Where: Medlar Park at Lubrano Field, University Park When: Today, 3 p.m. The coaches: Holy Redeemer—Chris Ritsick (Record unavailable, 13 years overall, 12 years at Holy Redeemer); Central—A.J. Hoenstine ...

Creative services director gets called to ‘The Show’

Joining a very select group of people, Curve front office member Emily Rutzen is getting promoted from Double-A directly to the major leagues. Rutzen is in her second season as the Curve’s director of creative services, but today will be her last day with the club, as she’s been hired by ...

Alum Harr picked by Hollidaysburg

Christian Harr was one of former Hollidaysburg wrestling coach Mike Moore’s best wrestlers during Moore’s 15 years with the Golden Tigers. Now Harr will attempt to fill Moore’s shoes and mentor his own stars. The Hollidaysburg Area School Board hired Harr as the new varsity wrestling ...

Fleury’s time likely over with Pens

PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury knew this day was coming, though the winningest goaltender in Pittsburgh Penguins history did his best to push the idea of his inevitable departure to the back of his mind. No need to become a distraction with a shot at history on the line. It was only in the ...

Lehner helps Ketrow defeat Corporal

Kevin Lehner drove in one run on three hits, including a double, for Ketrow Insurance in a 4-2 win over Corporal Miller at Vets Field in a George B. Kelley Federation game on Wednesday despite three fielding errors by the winning team. SCORE BY INNINGS Ketrow Insurance 000 130 0—4 8 ...

Trade talk ramps up in NHL

The prospect of losing talent to Vegas is keeping a lot of NHL general managers up at night. “Sometimes at 3 in the morning I wake up and remind myself of that: ‘You can only lose one player. Go back to sleep,’” Minnesota’s Chuck Fletcher said. All 30 existing teams must submit ...

Kuhns, Grandview Marauders beat Professionals

BELLWOOD — Zack Kuhns drove in two runs, while Trevor Hyle struck out seven batters to help the Grandview Marauders to a 10-6 win over Professionals Auto Body at Drost Field in 16-18 year-old Altoona Teener League action Wednesday. SCORE BY INNINGS Professionals 220 020 0—6 7 ...

Flagging down some talent

Altoona Area High School football coach Nick Felus grew up in Lilly, first learning the game as a fifth-grader, playing as a Lilly Raider and building the foundation for a career that culminated with him playing wide receiver at Lock Haven. Felus wants the kids in his Altoona program to begin ...

Flagging down some talent

Altoona Area High School football coach Nick Felus grew up in Lilly, first learning the game as a fifth-grader, playing as a Lilly Raider and building the foundation for a career that culminated with him playing wide receiver at Lock Haven. Felus wants the kids in his Altoona program to begin ...

Tyrone grad Belinda picked in 10th round

Stan Belinda ended his major league career with the Atlanta Braves, and now his nephew is starting his professional journey in the same spot. Jacob Belinda, a Tyrone graduate who just wrapped up his collegiate career at Lock Haven, was selected in the 10th round of the Major League Baseball ...

Lytle pitches Shoppe to victory past PWS

Scott Lytle pitched a three-hit complete-game victory, striking out six batters and walking one, to lead Medicine Shoppe to a 7-2 victory over Platinum Wealth Strategies in Greater City League action Tuesday at Vets Field. K.J. Walters had three hits and knocked in a run, while Cory Myers had ...

CC board hurries to fill position

By Sean Sauro ssauro@altoonamirror.com EBENSBURG — Central Cambria administrators likely will appoint a new high school volleyball coach before the School Board’s next meeting to fill a vacancy left when the previous coach resigned. Board members voted unanimously at a Monday evening ...

College signings

Keyara Morgan: Carlow softball Name: Keyara Morgan High school: Claysburg-Kimmel Hometown: Claysburg Sport: Softball Position: Third base College choice: Carlow University Other colleges considered: Lock Haven, Conemaugh School of Nursing Why I picked Carlow: “They have an ...

Softball all-star game set for June 22

The annual Pennsylvania Softball Coaches All-Star game will be played on Thursday, June 22, at Beard Filed at the Nittany Lion Softball Park on the Penn State campus. The game will start at 6 p.m. There will be a 10-inning game between District 6 and District 4 all-stars. Seniors that were ...

Dragons one win away: Central advances to state title game

UNIVERSITY PARK — Never a flame-thrower, Jarrett Imler was doing his best impersonation of one of those jugglers who work with lit torches in Monday’s PIAA Class 3A baseball semifinal game. He kept playing with fire. But he never got burned. Imler and Central’s pitching stayed red ...

Bellwood’s comeback falls short

DILLSBURG — Say what you will regarding Steve Conlon’s Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils and how they play the game of baseball, but whether they win, lose or somehow find a way to draw they do keep things mighty, mighty interesting. Right up until the final out. And while Monday’s PIAA ...

Puck dynasty: Penguins make history

PITTSBURGH — The salary cap was a passion project for Mario Lemieux, the owner, when the NHL wrestled with it during the 2004-05 lockout even though he knows it would have been something Mario Lemieux, the player, would have fought to the bitter end. “We couldn’t compete with the (New ...

McGregor takes over as Red Devils’ coach

Shane McGregor began preparing for a coaching career when he was only 6 years old. He just didn’t realize it. “Being around my dad (former college basketball coach Bernie McGregor) as a youngster, I learned from him even before I knew I was learning from him,” McGregor said. “I ...

Lady Mounties fall game short of state final

CRESSON — Philipsburg-Osceola’s Maggie Peck, who broke school home run records this season and valiantly pitched in relief against South Park in a PIAA Class 3A state semifinal game at Mount Aloysius, fought hard to hold back the tears. “Um, I don’t want to cry,” she said. ...