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Time to turn focus from duals to postseason

We’ve come to the point in the high school wrestling season where we turn our focus from dual meets to postseason tournaments. The District 6 Class 2A Tournament and the District 5 Tournament begin the postseason around here. For Chestnut Ridge, its dual meet season lived up to the ...

Big runs key Flash to easy road win

From Mirror reports BROOKLYN, NY — The Saint Francis women’s basketball team used a 15-0 run to grab the lead in the first quarter, and a 12-0 run in the third quarter to put it out of reach, in a 85-54 triumph over LIU Brooklyn Monday night in a Northeast Conference matchup. The Red ...

American Anderson wins snowboard gold

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years. American Jamie Anderson got another to match the one she won in Sochi. The Canadians kicked off the third day of full competition at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Monday by winning the team ...

Mirror rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge Fr 26-7 2. Greg Edwards Bedford Fr 11-5 3. Hunter Walk Tyrone Fr 18-10 4. Garrett Misiura Glendale Fr 20-11 5. Ian Crouch Central Fr 15-12 Ones to watch: Hunter Horton, TM; Matthew Davis, CH; Collin Sparr, JV 113 POUNDS 1. Brock ...

Lady Lion gymnasts up mark to 9-0

The Altoona girls gymnastics team finished its regular season Monday night with a 9-0 record, thanks to a sweep of St. Marys and Waynesboro in high school action at the Fieldhouse. Altoona beat Waynesboro (139-127.55) and St. Marys (139-124.7). The Lady Lions’ Marissa Stouffer won the ...

wrestling leaders

WINS 1. McGill CR 35-0 2. McCoy CR 34-1 3. Fisher Hunt 34-3 4. McMillen Glen 32-1 5. Benson Hunt 32-5 6. L. Shaffer Port 30-7 7. Hobson CR 29-5 8. Col. Sossong Port 29-6 9. Mykut Hunt 29-10 10. Brown PC 28-4 PINS 1. McCoy CR 22 2. Fisher Hunt 21 3. Whaley B-A 18 ...

Hollidaysburg tops Richland

JOHNSTOWN — Both the Hollidaysburg Area High School boys and girls swimming teams finished the regular season with 13-2 records after wins over Richland on Monday at the University of Pittsburg-Johnstown. Shani Evans won the 100-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley and was part of two ...

US speedskaters off to another slow start

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Three events into the Olympic speedskating competition and the Americans remain off the podium. The latest setback came Monday night when world champion Heather Bergsma finished eighth in the 1,500 meters. Brittany Bowe had the highest U.S. finish of fifth, while ...

Ridge’s Dillow raises game to new heights

As the coach of the Hollidaysburg Area High School boys basketball team, Brad Lear has seen his teams cross paths with some of the top big-school talent the central and western parts of Pennsylvania have to offer, so, for Noah Dillow to make his mark is saying something. Then again, not many ...

PSU Altoona hosting some D6 championship games

District 6 will unveil its playoff seeding and brackets in the middle of this week. The Mirror’s Philip Cmor caught up with district basketball co-chairman Bill Marshall to talk about some of the changes and other goings on with the tournament. Mirror: It was decided to do away with the ...

The week’s games to watch

BOYS MONDAY Homer-Center at Bishop Guilfoyle These teams have run into each other in the district playoffs a couple of times recently. Mount Union at Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils won by a point when teams met in Huntingdon County in January. TUESDAY Southern Fulton at Chestnut ...

Mirror’s Fab Five

BOYS District 5-6-8-9-10 Class 6A/5A/4A Team Record LW 1. State College 18-1 1 2. Allderdice 20-2 2 3. McDowell 17-4 3 4. Carrick 18-4 4 5. Huntingdon 18-2 5 District 5-6 Class 3A 1. Richland 19-3 1 2. Ligonier Valley 16-4 2 3. Chestnut Ridge 15-5 3 4. Central ...

Lions hope to take next step

In 2017, the Penn State Altoona baseball program took a significant step forward in its quest to return to relevance within the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference and NCAA Division III. Despite injuries and inexperience, the Lions persevered to win 19 games last spring, the team’s ...

Yusko picked as Woman of the Year

From Mirror reports Kelly Yusko, a Penn Cambria graduate, was honored by the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as the Rutgers-Newark Woman of the Year recently. Yusko is preparing for her senior season and will serve as a team captain of the women’s softball team. In ...

Lady Lions get 1 seed

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror Mifflin County and Altoona entered Saturday’s game one-two, respectively, in the District 6 Class 6A rankings, but the Lady Lions were close enough that a win would clinch the top spot entering the playoffs. Altoona broke open a close game late in the third ...

Mehno: Steelers shouldn’t pay Bell big bucks

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers seem to be heading toward a long-term contract agreement with Le’Veon Bell. It could cost them about $15 million per season for the services of one of the best running backs in the NFL. Here’s a better idea: Put the franchise player label on Bell for the 2018 ...

PSU continues dominance with win over Iowa

UNIVERSITY PARK – When Penn State’s top-ranked Vincenzo Joseph got thrown to his back by Iowa’s Alex Marinelli in the third period of their 165-pound bout and lost, 9-6, a murmur went through the NCAA-record indoor crowd of 15,998 at the Bryce Jordan Center. Penn State’s Mark Hall, ...

Unified Korean hockey team an uplifting sign

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — For hours Saturday, South Korean media was abuzz over the contents of a mysterious blue folder carried by the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to her lunch date with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Turns out it wasn’t a secret plan for the newly ...

Ridge finishes third

HERSHEY — After suffering a heartbreaking loss to Southern Columbia in the semifinals of the PIAA Duals on Friday night, Chestnut Ridge didn’t have much time to recover from the loss. They were back in the Giant Center on Saturday morning. And whatever emotions they were feeling from ...

Red Flash crush Terriers on road

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — All five starters scored in double figures, led by a game-high 25 points from Jamaal King and 20 points and nine rebounds from Keith Braxton, as the Saint Francis men dominated St. Francis Brooklyn, 90-65, on Saturday afternoon. “I thought this was one of our best ...