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Williams leads IUP

INDIANA, Pa. — Redshirt junior quarterback Lenny Williams Jr. totaled 297 yards and three touchdowns to lead fourth-ranked IUP to a 26-10 win over 16th-ranked California (Pa.) in the ninth annual Coal Bowl on Saturday afternoon at George P. Miller Stadium. Williams threw for 268 yards while ...

Lepore, Noye, Rubine win at Summit

CRESSON — The team of Shaun Lepore, Tim Noye and Tom Rubine shot a 60 to win the Fall 3 Man Scramble at the Summit Country Club recently. The team of DJ Michina, Denny Michina Sr. and Ted Swires were second (62), followed by a two-way tie for third at 63 between the teams of Brett Smith, ...

Bearcats’ arsenal too much for BEA

WINGATE — Jonathan Price can switch directions and turn on the jets with the speed of a wink. The Huntingdon Area High School football team on which he plays is very much the same. Scoreless with eight and a half minutes left in the second quarter, Price and the Bearcats erupted for 45 ...

Tyrone can’t finish drives in loss to Clearfield

CLEARFIELD — Tyrone ran 20 plays in Clearfield territory in the first half of Friday’s game at the Bison Sports Complex, but had nothing to show for it and trailed 21-0 at the break. The Golden Eagles were unable to overcome the early deficit and fell to the Bison, 35-7. Tyrone took the ...

Detwiler scores 4 TDs in victory

PHILIPSBURG — Central came into Friday night’s game against Philipsburg-Osceola still shaking its collective head from last week’s stunning 40-point loss to Chestnut Ridge. The Scarlet Dragons, however, showed no ill effects of the loss, and they might have even taken their frustrations ...

Friday night football scoreboard

Central 55, Philipsburg-Osceola 0 (Final) Central Cambria 20, Forest Hills 46 (Final) Claysburg-Kimmel 29, Juniata Valley 25 (Final) Everett 20, Mount Union 56 (Final) Glendale 26, Moshannon Valley 14 (Final) Hempfield 47, Altoona 48 (Final) Hollidaysburg 42, Allderdice 6 ...

Hollen, Stevens each take home district gold

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Jess Stevens thought her serve hit the line, but, when her opponent called it out, Stevens got fired up, eventually even questioning the umpire about it. She didn’t get the call, but it probably was the best thing that could have happened to ...

Altoona enjoys feel-good finish

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG - Altoona’s high school golf team faced some long odds before the season, and junior Derek McAlkich was up against a long uphill climb himself Thursday during the second day of the District 6 Class 3A championships at Scotch Valley ...

Rookie D-back Hilton off to good start for Steelers

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The words slipped out of Mike Mitchell’s mouth and the Pittsburgh Steelers safety couldn’t help but shake his head. Asked to describe rookie defensive back Mike Hilton, Mitchell settled on “feisty” and “fiery.” And even as ...

Altuve hits 3 homers in Astros’ win

The Associated Press HOUSTON — Jose Altuve had just arrived in the Astros dugout after launching his third home run of the game when George Springer grabbed his right biceps and examined it, as if searching for an explanation for his teammate’s extraordinary pop. “He makes sure he ...

Indians down Yanks in opener

CLEVELAND — Trevor Bauer made Aaron Judge look silly, and he made his manager look like a genius. Named a surprise starter for Game 1, Bauer chopped Judge and New York’s other big bats down to size, and Jay Bruce drove in three runs as the Cleveland Indians began chasing their first World ...

Newton apologizes for comments

Reporter also faces criticism for past offensive tweets By Steve Reed The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton apologized Thursday night in a Twitter video post for sexist comments made to a female reporter. “After careful thought, I understand that my word choice was ...

Patriots’ defense improves in victory

TAMPA, Fla. — Tom Brady threw for 303 yards and one touchdown, and New England’s porous defense showed signs of improvement Thursday night in a 19-14 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Super Bowl champions rebounded from a last-second loss to Carolina, despite Brady turning the ...

Cubs ready for Nats challenge

WASHINGTON — As Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and the rest of the Chicago Cubs begin their bid for the franchise’s first World Series championship in, um, one year — not quite the same panache to it as “more than a century,” eh? — they’ll take on Bryce Harper’s Washington ...

Lions hold on to beat rivals

Quarterback Marcus Day’s 45-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the difference as Altoona clipped Hollidaysburg, 14-7, Thursday night in freshman football action at Mansion Park. Day earlier threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Edwin Franklin to tie the game at 7-7 in the second ...

Altoona may turn a corner

After a couple of lopsided defeats, the Altoona Area High School football team regained a bit of its health and a couple of its top players last week, fueling thoughts after a four-point loss at Canon-McMillan that the 1-5 Mountain Lions might be on the verge of turning a corner. Lions coach ...

Altoona’s Stevens reaches final again

Altoona Area High School senior Jess Stevens will be defending her District 6 Class 3A singles tennis crown today. Stevens, the 2016 champ, will face State College’s Kelly Vanden in the final at 3 p.m. today at the AAHS Leopold Courts. Stevens, the top seed, advanced by beating DuBois’ ...

Defense continuing to drive unbeaten Bishop Guilfoyle

In compiling its impressive run of three PIAA Class 1A state championships and what is now 53 straight victories over four seasons, the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Marauders have certainly had plenty of solid contributors on the offensive side of the ball. But BG coach Justin ...

Ferguson, Altoona lead after first day

From Mirror reports HOLLIDAYSBURG — Tyrone’s Andrew Ferguson leads the District 6 Class 2A high school golf championship tournament through Wednesday’s first round after shooting a 72. Saint Joseph’s Jack Mangene, who won sectionals, is one stroke behind after shooting 73, and ...

Mountain Lions improve to 8-2-1

DuBOIS — Altoona Area High School keeper Brady Friewald picked up his eighth shutout this season as the Mountain Lions picked up a 2-0 win at DuBois in boys soccer action on Wednesday. Austin Kravetz scored at 68:49 for the Mountain Lions and assisted on a goal by Isaac Townsend. Altoona ...