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Johnson picked as Miss PA Basketball

Neumann Goretti senior Diamond Johnson was named Miss PA Basketball Sunday afternoon, edging out local finalists Alli Campbell of Bellwood-Antis and Maya Bokunewicz of State College. Campbell was vying to become just the second girl in the award’s history to repeat after winning it in 2019. ...

Martinsburg resident earning money in ‘Call of Duty’ competitions

Martinsburg resident Zach Emerick has not allowed the coronavirus pandemic to interrupt his pursuit of a career in sports. Well, esports that is. The 24-year-old, who was serving drinks as a part-time bartender before the pandemic struck, has been paying his bills through playing video ...

‘Tecmo Bowl,’ ‘MVP Baseball’ among all-time faves

We have all been cooped up long enough now that anyone who has an old video game system has probably pulled it out and tried a few of their old games, maybe for the first time with their own children. As a kid who grew up in the late 1980s and early 90s, I got to experience a wide range of ...

Curve franchise future stable, even if 2020 season canceled

These are the most tumultuous times minor league baseball has ever encountered during the modern era, facing not one, but two calamities at once — the threat of missing an entire season, plus the likelihood of severe contraction that will lead to extensive reshuffling of leagues. Let me ...

Last chance: Nominations sought for Mirror honors

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be announced in June. Area high schools are invited to submit nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly Award, which recognizes the area high school athlete who has ...

Catch-and-release becoming popular

CLAYSBURG – Thousands of people line streams across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania each spring to fish for trout. But not everybody keeps what they catch. For various reasons, it has become fashionable to release trout back into the water once they’re caught. Some fishermen merely ...

Lakemont Park summer league still on table

As Blair County businesses move into the yellow stage starting today, which means a reopening of some establishments under the guidelines provided by state laws and Gov. Tom Wolf, those locally involved with the Lakemont Park Summer Basketball League are also making plans to open the 2020 ...

NC star won’t forget about softball career

Senior salute The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Northern Cambria made the most of its third trip to the District 6 softball semifinals last year when it rallied from six ...

Chestnut Ridge grad honored by Cal Pa. for football

From Mirror reports Chestnut Ridge graduate Noah Dillow was named the California, Pa., Male Freshman of the Year on Wednesday for his efforts on the football field this past fall. Dillow was also selected the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Freshman of the Year in the ...

Penguins’ Simon not returning this season

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Dominik Simon is out six to seven months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Simon initially hurt the shoulder in a loss to the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 29 and underwent surgery on April 29. ...

Browns’ star visits NC family

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett will never have the best reputation in the middle of Steelers country, but his act of kindness Tuesday will be in Northern Cambria resident Tommy Abrams’ heart forever. Abrams and his family lost their home to a fire in April the same day ...

Frye loses out on shot at state finals

Senior salute The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an adverse effect on thousands of collegiate and high school athletes around the country who had ...

Pitt HOF ceremony slated for October

PITTSBURGH — University of Pittsburgh Director of Athletics Heather Lyke recently unveiled the 13-member Pitt Athletics Hall of Fame 2020 induction class during “Panthers at Home” virtual gathering on Facebook Live. The honorees include: - Jennifer Bruce (women’s basketball) - Donna ...

Teams may use WVa for training

By Anthony Izaguirre The Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several NFL teams are eyeing a resort owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as a potential training facility during the coronavirus pandemic, a spokesman for the retreat said Wednesday. The Greenbrier, a lavish resort in ...

College signing

Nate Bettwy: Saint Vincent football Name: Nate Bettwy High school: Hollidaysburg Hometown: Duncansville Sport: Football Position: Fullback College choice: Saint Vincent College Other colleges considered: Westminster College Why I picked Saint Vincent: “The opportunity to play ...

Lasting impression: Lehner, Tyrone left with only what ifs

Senior salute The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tyrone Area High School baseball team won its first Mountain League title in nearly 30 years and earned the top seed in ...

PSU basketball lands recruit over 12 others

Penn State picked up a basketball recruit Monday night with the verbal commitment of TaQuan Woodley of Camden, N.J. for the 2021-2022 season. Multiple websites reported Woodley picked the Nittany Lions over a dozen schools, including Rutgers, Temple, Georgia, North Carolina State, South ...

Sports at a glance

PC graduate wins honor Senior women’s basketball player Kaley Strittmatter and senior men’s soccer, men’s swimming and men’s volleyball player Tanner Yaw were recently named the winners of Penn State Altoona’s 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards. Strittmatter, a graduate of ...

Extra work makes Malay stand out

Senior salute The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of all 2020 PIAA spring sports, Central Cambria High School ...

Bellwood-Antis wins its appeal with PIAA

Bellwood-Antis won its appeal to the PIAA on Monday that contested the school’s girls basketball team being moved from Class 2A to Class 3A due to the competitive-balance rule. Teams who have accumulated six success points based off the past two seasons (2018-2019, 2019-2020) and have at ...