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Gonder adds to highly successful coaching resume

When the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team steps on Penn State’s Beard Field to take on Holy Redeemer in the PIAA Class 3A state title game at 1:30 p.m. today, coach Jim Gonder will be in a familiar spot. Gonder’s teams have played in a lot of big games since he took over the program 36 ...

PIAA Class 3A softball final

Matchup: 6-1 Philipsburg-Osceola (24-1) vs. 2-1 Holy Redeemer (20-2) Site, time: Penn State’s Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park, 1:30 p.m., today Coaches: Philipsburg-Osceola—Jim Gonder, 664-146 in 36 years. Holy Redeemer—Jerome Paulukonis, 100-10 in five years. Possible ...

Hollidaysburg school tax won’t increase

The Hollidaysburg Area School Board voted Wednesday to approve a final $50 million budget with no tax increase. The vote was 8-1, with Lois Kaneshiki casting the no vote. Kaneshiki said during late May budget discussions that it would be wise to raise taxes minimally, a tenth of a mill, to ...

Emerick sparks Claysburg win

CLAYSBURG — Hunter Emerick was 2-for-3 at the plate with four RBIs as Claysburg (4-2) won 11-1 in five innings over Somerset (5-1) on Wednesday in Cambria County Legion action. Hunter Klotz and Corey Chamberlain also drove in two runs each for Claysburg. Meanwhile, Caleb Gampe struck out ...

Claar sinks hole-in-one

IMLER — Jeff Claar sank a hole-in-one while playing golf at the King Valley Golf Course. Claar hit the shot on the par-3 No. 2 using a 6-iron. It was witnessed by Justin Lewis and Kelly Claar. Summit CRESSON — The team of Matt Donatelli, Mike Seidel, Jim Kohler and Brandon Kohler shot ...

B-A grad Nagle drafted to play professionally down south

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Bellwood native Emily Nagle began playing baseball at the tender age of 4, and she stuck with the sport through the age of 14 and Teener League competition. At that point, Nagle switched to playing softball, and it became her passion. Nagle was ...

Johnston, Martin Oil power past Patton

BELLWOOD — Blake Johnston had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Martin Oil to a 14-4 win in five innings over Patton Legion in a Kelley Federation League matchup Tuesday. Teammate Nevin Wood added two hits and two RBIs while winning pitcher Caden Nagle struck out 10 in just four ...

Central, Glendale, Claysburg-Kimmel will be well represented

UNIVERSITY PARK — Central, Glendale and Claysburg-Kimmel will each have two players in this year’s annual Pennsylvania Softball Coaches’ Association All-Star game. The game, pitting all-stars from District 6 versus all-stars from District 4, will be held on June 20 at Beard Field at ...

Eyes on the prize: Lady Mounties one win from state title

LORETTO — With four home runs for the season and hitting in front of Madison Lucas, who hit a Philipsburg-Osceola single-season record for homers with 12, Hannah Thompson isn’t known for her power. But when the senior muscled up against Southmoreland reliever Lexi Klatt, she ignited an ...

Claysburg-Kimmel falls short in semis

MILESBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel pitcher Olivia Bushore took a deep sigh of relief after escaping a jam with the bases loaded and no outs in the bottom of the third inning. Just four pitches later, she was back out in the hot sun under pressure again. This time, with two outs, Williams ...

Goodman Shaffer: Catching college softball fever in PA

The Women’s College World Series is in the books, with Florida State winning the NCAA Championship with a two-game sweep of Washington last week. It was an historic win for the Seminoles, not only the first national title for their program, but the first NCAA softball crown for the Atlantic ...

Mickelson ready for another shot at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Phil Mickelson is running out of time. Mickelson doesn’t need to be reminded that this is his 27th appearance in the U.S. Open, more than any of the 156 players at Shinnecock Hills. He wouldn’t want to be reminded that 65 players — including the last four major ...

Hummingbird fortunate enough to avoid rain

By Dottie Bird For the Mirror Reynoldsville — With many area tracks having the night off or getting cancelled because of rain, a handful of new faces filled the pit area on Saturday night at the Hummingbird Speedway. Clearfield’s own Rich Howell parked his racer in victory lane for ...

Area youth baseball roundup

East End East End Youth Baseball MAJOR LEAGUE W-L Dean Patterson 16-0 Greenwood Meadows 11-6 Burgmeiers Hauling 11-5 Kabello Contracting 10-6 Penn Med 8-7 Cumming Motors 4-10 Caporuscios Plumbing 3-14 Sheetz 0-15 RESULTS Dean Patterson 9, Greenwood Meadows 0: Multiple ...

Morgan shines in D-III track

LACROSSE, Wis. — Greg Morgan, a junior at Haverford College and a resident of Hollidaysburg, recently earned all-American status in Division III track and field. Morgan competed in the men’s 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships on May 24 and finished fifth in his semifinal heat in 3 ...

CBRC searching for new venue, eyes Lakemont Park

The Central Blair Recreation Commission is exploring options for the 2019 Mansion Park Summer Basketball League. Refurbishing and expansion of the tennis courts at Mansion Park will eliminate the basketball courts, forcing the league into a new venue. Courts at the Pleasant Valley ...

Barton’s Plumbing nips Martin Oil in Federation

Alec Bernard had two hits and two RBIs, and Garrett Kratzer and Max Swineford crafted a six-hitter as Barton’s Plumbing & Heating edged Martin Oil, 3-2, at Vets Field in George B. Kelley Federation action on Saturday. Martin Oil pitchers Mason Akers and Mark Stewart limited Barton’s ...

Fandom: Fuzz Frazier

Name: Fuzz Frazier Age: 48 Residence: Duncansville High school: Hollidaysburg College: Elizabethtown My favorite sport: Wrestling I usually attend games with: My wife, Lori, and my daughters, Darcie, Abby and Elizabeth Favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg Favorite college ...