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Murray has busy night in Pens’ victory

By Aaron Bracy The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Matt Murray guzzled a sports drink through part of his postgame interview. It’s not surprising the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie needed to rehydrate after such an intense outing. Murray made a career-high 50 saves and Sidney Crosby had a ...

Mo Valley’s Dale so ready for postseason

Moshannon Valley’s Jon Dale has wrestled in the District 6 Class 2A Tournament three previous years and has placed there twice. A talented athlete who was one of the top running backs in the area this past football season and was a state qualifier as a sophomore, Dale is one of the ...

PIAA’s deal with Flo Wrestling bad news for TV watchers

If you turned to PCN on Saturday to watch the championship finals of the PIAA Dual Meet Championships, you were out of luck. Flo Wrestling was the only provider carrying the finals, as well as many of the other matches during the three-day tournament. That means the only way you could have ...

Strong fourth propels Flash to ‘W’

By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — In the first half of its game against Bryant, Saint Francis got up by as many as 15 points only to have the Bulldogs close the gap to five at the half. Following a close third quarter in which they led by just one at the end, the Red ...

Hoops du Jour

No.6 Michigan at PSU men Tipoff: 8:30 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (8-15); No.6 Michigan (22-2) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 121-136 in his eighth season at Penn State and 163-164 overall. John Beilein is 270-144 in his 12th season at Michigan and overall 820-462. TV: ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge So 27-3 2. Suds Dubler Glendale Fr 31-1 3. Zach Brandis Central Cambria Jr 20-8 4. Ashton Sipes Tyrone Fr 11-7 5. Nick Bryan Philipsburg-Osceola Jr 20-9 Ones to watch: Trevor Husick, TM; Jordan Carlucci, Alt; Jaxon Matthews, Cent 113 ...

Tyrone sweeps, sets relay mark

TYRONE — The Tyrone Area High School boys and girls swim teams both improved to 8-1 Monday night, thanks to a sweep over Marion Center. On the boys side, the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Jacob Decker, Parker Bayard, Hjalte Skov and Songmian Wang broke a 24-year-old school record by ...

Wrestling leaders

WINS 1. Dubler Glen 26-1 McMillen Glen 26-1 3. Johnston Glen 26-2 4. Brown PC 26-3 5. Croft CC 26-7 6. McGill CR 25-0 7. Cassidy Bed 25-1 Cornell Ever 25-1 9. Smychynsky PC 25-4 10. Mills Hunt 25-8 PINS 1. Seace CR 17 Cornell Ever 17 ...

Stouffer putting in the work

Name: Marissa Stouffer School: Altoona Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Gymnastics Athlete of the week achievement: Stouffer led Altoona to its sixth straight Central Pa. Gymnastics League title. She won the all-around with a 37.0. She finished first in the vault, bar and ...

Chip off the old block

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com ike Iuzzolino will be playing at the Altoona Fieldhouse tonight. The son, that is. Iuzzolino, whose father Mike was a standout for the Mountain Lions in the mid-1980s before embarking on a 10-year professional career that included two seasons with ...

ESPN Radio sports fans left out to dry

It was not a good week for loyal fans of sports talk radio in the area. When it comes to Forever Media taking ESPN off its airwaves last week, it’s not as much why they did it, but how they did it — without any warning whatsoever to its loyal listeners, of which I may be the ...

PSU’s record falls to 10-13

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team dropped a close 66-62 battle to Michigan Sunday afternoon in Big Ten action at the Bryce Jordan Center. Senior Teniya Page moved into sole possession of fifth place on Penn State’s career scoring charts, ...

Hoops du Jour

Bryant at SFU women Tipoff: 6 p.m. at DeGol Arena Records: Bryant (6-15 overall, 4-6 Northeast Conference); Saint Francis (10-12, 7-3). Coaches: Susan Robinson-Fruchtl, returning on an interim basis, is 83-93 in her sixth year at Saint Francis and is 109-187 in her 10th year overall; Mary ...

Reaching new Heights

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com PATTON — The Cambria Heights boys basketball team is headed back to the District 6 playoffs and will finish the regular season with at least a .500 record for the first time since the 2012-2013 season. That’s quite the accomplishment ...

Chernisky Classic offering benefits

Discounted online registration is $16 for the 5th annual Chernisky Classic and is effective until Friday, May 31. Registration for the 5K run/walk and 10K run beginning June 1, increases to $26 per person and will be $31 the day of the event. One day only, anyone who registers online this ...

Pirates hope to build on 2018 success

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The franchise’s fourth-best season in a quarter century wasn’t good enough for Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly. While Coonelly pointed to Pittsburgh’s 82-79 finish in 2018 as a “move in the right direction,” he ...

Simply the best: Saint Francis legend Zinobile honored for brilliant career

LORETTO — Just as humble now as when she played 20 years ago, Jess Zinobile has difficulty talking about herself when it’s mentioned that she’s the greatest women’s basketball player in Saint Francis and Northeast Conference history. Zinobile’s first instinct is to deflect the ...

Flying above Altoona, football openings

Longtime followers of this column realize I’ve been fortunate to have access to the Mirror helicopter to assist in the most important of stories. Like when Altoona Area High School is searching — OK, again searching — for a new head football coach. Oh, there have been some other ...

Ridge places third

HERSHEY — Chestnut Ridge coach Greg Lazor wasn’t exactly sure how his young team would respond before making the trip to the Giant Center for the PIAA Class 2A Duals. The Lions, though, responded very well, finishing in third place for the second year in a row. After losing to Southern ...

Glendale star hits milestone in victory

FLINTON — Josh Potutschnig scored 25 points, including his 1,000th point, as Glendale topped Curwensville, 60-39, Saturday afternoon in high school basketball action. Ryan Sinclair added 22 points for the Vikings, who led, 38-24, at halftime. CURWENSVILLE (39): Fransisco 0 1-2 1, Bakaysa ...