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Bedford improves record to 13-0; BG now 9-1

SAXTON — Bedford improved to 13-0 with a 5-0 sweep of Tussey Mountain in high school boys tennis action on Tuesday. Jess Hampton, Caleb Beidle and Willie Bonn won the singles matches, and Luke Dague and Zach Kachman, and Lance Dague and Joey Windows swept the doubles matches. SINGLES: 1, ...

Scarlet Dragons roll over Huntingdon in five

MARTINSBURG — Chase Smith hit a grand slam in the third inning to lift Central to a 12-2 five-inning win over Huntingdon in Mountain League high school baseball action on Tuesday. The Scarlet Dragons (6-2) got two hits and two RBIs from Hunter Liebal. Larry Corle added three hits and scored ...

Lady Bulldogs score three times in 1st, hang on against Glendale

CLAYSBURG — A three-run first inning was enough for the Claysburg-Kimmel softball team to hand Glendale its first loss of the season, 3-2, in an early season Inter-County Conference North Division showdown on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs got a two-run single from Raelynne Grabill in the ...

SeaWolves ‘better’ than Curve

Manager Michael Ryan had some candidly critical observations about his team’s performance following the Curve’s first clunker loss of the season Monday night. Erie smacked Altoona around in a 7-1 win, ripping 15 hits and a pair of two-run homers before 2,434 fans at Peoples Natural Gas ...

Garver shows versatility

Name: Courtney Garver School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Garver drove in two runs in a 12-2 win over Williamsburg on Monday, she pitched a complete-game five-hitter in a 6-4 win over Bellwood-Antis on Tuesday, and she was ...

Good doing well for BG

Name: Vincent Good School: Bishop Guilfoyle Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Good had 82 assists, 38 service points, 14 aces, 10 digs and five kills as Bishop Guilfoyle defeated Altoona, 25-22, 25-11, 17-25, 24-26, 15-13, on Tuesday and West ...

Big fifth inning propels Altoona

HUNTINGDON — Kierra Moist collected two hits and two RBIs as Altoona used a strong fifth inning to overcome Huntingdon, 8-7, in high school softball action on Monday. Alissa James smacked three hits, and Montana Feathers tallied two for the Lady Lions. Leah Reed drove in three runs for ...

Troutman garners big win at Bedford

BEDFORD — D.J. Troutman rose to the occasion and scored a big win on the first regular Friday show of 2017 at Bedford Speedway. It was his first win of the season and the ninth of his career at the track, moving him into the top 15 on the late model list. Robby Black rallied late to take ...

Golden Eagles take care of Williamsburg

TYRONE — The top third of Tyrone’s lineup — Andrew Pearson, Brian Gunter and Kevin Lehner — had three hits apiece and accounted for seven runs and five RBIs to power the Golden Eagles over Williamsburg, 13-5, in a non-league high school baseball contest on Monday. Tyrone scored six ...

Mountain Lions defeat Bearcats

The Altoona Area High School boys volleyball team evened its record at 3-3 with a 25-12, 25-18, 19-25, 25-16 win over Huntingdon on Monday at the Altoona Area Junior High School Fieldhouse. Phillip Swartz led the Mountain Lions with 21 kills, 19 digs and three blocks, Dalton Keller had six ...

PSU Altoona, Juniata get NCAA matchups

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Penn State Altoona men’s volleyball tean will face No. 9 Hunter College on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship Tournament. The NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Committee announced the field of 12 teams for the ...

Area finishers topped by O

According to the race’s official website, nine people from the Altoona Mirror coverage area finished Monday’s Boston Marathon. Loc O, 40, of Williamsburg posted the best time of those nine. He crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 52 minutes and 14 seconds, making him the 736th man to ...

Mirror track honor roll

BOYS 100 dash: Chadbourn, BG, 10.97; Dull, CR, 11.24; Howe, Ho, 11.24; Sankey, BG, 11.24; Rippin, NC, 11.34 200 dash: Chadbourn, BG, 23.09; Sankey, BG, 23.34; Mitchell, T, 23.40; Maykovich, BC, 23.41; Lawhead, A, 23.54; Rippin, NC, 23.54 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 52.38; Kutchman, CC, 52.94; ...

Burge’s four-win week leads to honor

From Mirror reports Kate Burge, a Philipsburg-Osceola graduate, was picked as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Pitcher of the Week for her efforts on the Penn State Altoona softball team recently. Burge posted a 4-0 record and a 0.88 ERA over the span of the week and had 19 ...

Youth baseball

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College Signings

Courtney Garver: Washington & Jefferson softball High school: Claysburg-Kimmel Hometown: Claysburg Sport: Softball Position: Pitcher, first base College choice: Washington & Jefferson Other colleges considered: Bethany, Penn State New Kensington, Alfred State Why I picked ...

Shortstop McCourt earns pair of awards

CRESSON — Last week, the awards rolled in for Mount Aloysius sophomore Matthew McCourt. The New Jersey native was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week following an outstanding week at the plate. Following his performance and recognition, McCourt, a ...

Juniata inducts 2017 class

HUNTINGDON — Hollidaysburg’s Joe Montrella and Altoona native and Bishop Guilfoyle graduate Nicole Mueller-Gioiosa were inducted into the Juniata College Sports Hall of Fame on April 8. Montrella, a quarterback for the Juniata football team, was named all-conference twice and set ...

Curve coach has fascinating past combining sport with ministry

Bryan Hickerson played on teams that included Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Larry Walker and Will Clark, so he undoubtedly has some great stories to tell about life in the major leagues. Those are not the stories, however, that make Hickerson one of the more fascinating people you’ll find ...

Nine area girls voted all-state

As her team practiced for the Altoona Mirror Classic last month, Bedford Area all-time leading scorer Allison Shuke joked about how she seemed to be a fixture on the newspaper’s list of second team girls basketball all-stars. On Saturday, it became a lot easier for Shuke to ...