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B-A works at success for 365

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Bellwood-Antis girls basketball team’s run of success the past few years has not just been limited to the high school season. Sponsored by DelGrosso’s, the Bellwood team notched its third straight Blair Regional YMCA Women’s League ...

Youthful I&Y picks up trophy with victory over KitchenSales

By Jim Lane For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — Youth was served in the Alumni Division of the Blair Regional YMCA Women’s Summer Basketball League. Kitchensales.com went undefeated during the regular season, but fell in the playoff championship game to I&Y Construction, 49-42, on ...

Title games set for summer

Superior Detailing & Accessories defeated Powerhouse Subs, 89-62, Thursday night in the Division I semifinals of the Mansion Park Men’s Summer Basketball League at Pleasant Valley. The game was finished on Thursday night after getting suspended because of rain on Wednesday night. ...

Despite standings, Woods a Ryder Cup lock

The PGA Championship is the last chance for American golfers to earn points for the upcoming Ryder Cup matches in September. Currently, golf mega-star Tiger Woods sits in 20th place on the points list and is unlikely to earn an automatic spot on the team by finishing among the top eight. ...

Sisto, Day capture Two Player title at Summit Country Club

CRESSON — The team of Chris Sisto and Michelle Day combined to shoot a 72 recently to win the gross division at the Two Player Better Ball of Partners event at the Summit Country Club. Gwen Paden and Kate Conway finished second at 80. The team of Connie Bolger and Kathy Bottenfield won ...

Perea heading to GW

Caranda Perea, who averaged 13 points per game as a sophomore at Altoona Area High School, gave a verbal commitment to George Washington University Wednesday afternoon to play women’s basketball. Perea announced her commitment on Twitter. “To start, I would like to thank all of the ...

Campbell donates to Rec Center

Rising Bellwood-Antis junior Alli Campbell was honored with a plaque by the executive board of the Northern Blair County Recreation Center as thanks for Campbell’s $1,000 donation as part of her being named by Gatorade as the 2017-2018 Pennsylvania girls basketball player of the year. The ...

Frazier, Bucs edge Colorado

DENVER — Adam Frazier has been doing damage with his bat lately. But it was his glove that helped Pittsburgh take a series in Colorado. Frazier had three hits and made a run-saving play in the field, and the Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Wednesday. Chris Archer (4-5) was ...

Johnston Realty wins Pool D at nationals

JOHNSTOWN — John Servello’s double drove home Keegan Soltis with the game-ending run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Johnston Realty pounded Youngstown, 14-4, Wednesday at Fichtner Field to finish Pool D undefeated at 3-0 in the AAABA National Tournament. The Altoona entry will ...

Curve bats quiet in loss at Trenton

TRENTON, N.J. — This is scoreboard watching time of the year, and it’s always a good feeling after a defeat for a team to see that it didn’t lose any ground because the other teams it’s battling with lost, as well. The Curve dropped a tight 2-1 game Wednesday afternoon against Trenton ...

Several teams move on to finals

Okonak, Ciocca & Lechner P.C. punched its ticket to the Division I Mansion Park Summer Basketball League finals Wednesday night with a 62-52 victory over T-Cals LLC in the semifinals at Pleasant Valley. Jonny Hasson scored a game-high 21 points for Okonak, and Damon Rickens scored 19 ...

Locker Room ends season with City title

By Jim Lane For the Mirror End of an era? A new dynasty? Call it what you like but there’s no denying Locker Room has moved to the head of the class in the Greater City Baseball League. Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion had won 13 of the last 14 GCBL ...

Johnston gets balance in second-round victory

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com JOHNSTOWN — So far, so good in the AAABA national tournament for Altoona’s Johnston Realty entry. Altoona made it two victories in as many outings Tuesday afternoon at Johnstown’s Roxbury Park, capitalizing on solid pitching, timely ...

Superior will get its shot at title

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — The finals of the Blair Regional YMCA Womens League High School Division are set. Superior Detailing will look to unseat two-time defending champ DelGrosso’s at 5:30 p.m. Thursday following victories for both teams in Tuesday’s semifinal ...

KitchenSales cruises into championship

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — The alumni division of the Blair Regional YMCA League was dominated by KitchenSales.com as it finished the regular season unbeaten. I&Y Construction was the second-place squad and it wasn’t too bad itself, losing just two ...

Those Guys do enough to earn win over Sheetz

The Mansion Park Summer League Basketball Division III and IV playoffs took place Tuesday night at Pleasant Valley with four winners in D-III and two more in D-IV. In Division III action, Those Guys Pizza won 57-56 behind 20 points from Derek Forshey over Sheetz. Seth Rummel led Sheetz with ...

Mount volleyball program honored

CRESSSON — The Mount Aloysius College volleyball program continues to succeed on the court and in the classroom. For the fifth year in a row, the Mounties have earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. The Mounties ended the year with a stellar 3.46 team ...

Locker Room closing in on title

Prior to last season, Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion dominated the Greater City Baseball League by winning championships in 13 of 14 years. Locker Room put an end to that amazing streak in 2017 and is on the verge of winning its second title in a row. Locker Room pounded Lilly ...

Johnston Realty tops Brooklyn in opener

CRESSON — Altoona’s Johnston Realty team donned its hitting shoes, walked off to an early lead, and cruised to a first-round victory in the AAABA tournament Monday afternoon. Altoona built a 6-0 lead after two innings and rode a 16-hit attack to an 11-5 win over the Brooklyn SAYO Grays on ...

Rudolph ready for Steeler debut

LATROBE — Pittsburgh Steelers rookie quarterback Mason Rudolph exudes confidence heading into his first NFL preseason game Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles. Rudolph admitted that jitters may be there as the Steelers prepare to face the defending Super Bowl champions in Philadelphia. ...