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B-A’s Campbell honored

Bellwood-Antis rising senior Alli Campbell added to her bounty of offseason awards recently when she was named Mrs. PA Basketball Player of the Year. “It means a lot, especially because it’s a pretty prestigious award, and a lot of girls deserve the award,” Campbell said. “I’m ...

Adams, Swineford help Barton’s

Simon Adams and Max Swineford combined to allow just three hits in Barton’s Plumbing & Heating’s 7-1 victory over ProActive at Mansion Park in George B. Kelley Federation play Tuesday. SCORE BY INNINGS ProActive 000 100 0—1 3 1 Barton’s Plumbing & Heating 060 010 X—7 8 ...

Vasquez blanks SeaWolves

From Mirror reports ERIE — Unlike Akron, Erie has long been a place where the Curve have gone to get well. That’s been the case so far this week, with struggling Altoona finding success in the SeaWolves’ small ballpark. The Curve belted a pair of solo homers and got an outstanding ...

Lady Bulldogs knock off Union

UNIVERSITY PARK — Having won five District 6 titles in the last 11 years, Claysburg-Kimmel is used to playing at Penn State’s Beard Field at Nittany Lion Softball Park. The Lady Bulldogs certainly looked at home on a sunny Monday evening at Penn State in the first round of the Class A ...

Campbell delivers for Glendale

SOMERSET — The Glendale softball team didn’t have time to soak in the atmosphere of its 2019 PIAA Class 1A opener against Shanksville-Stonycreek Monday at Somerset Area Junior High School. That’s because in the blink of an eye, Glendale was down, 3-0, after the bottom of the ...

BG shut down by Laurel

CRESSON — A very successful and very special 2019 baseball season came to an end for the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Marauders late Monday afternoon. After winning the District 6 Class 2A championshp last week, the Marauders lost a pitchers’ battle, 2-0 to WPIAL third-place ...

Dixon’s 2-run double paces Mounties

BUTLER — Ryan Whitehead gave Philipsburg-Osceola a golden opportunity to win the District 6 Class 3A title last week when he kept Mount Union scoreless into extra innings, but the Mounties couldn’t capitalize. Isaiah Dixon was determined not to let it happen again. The senior designated ...

Hopewell downs Bisons

EVERETT — Give credit where it’s due. The Bedford Bisons, champions of District 5 after a mixed bag of a season that included a five-game losing streak the week before the start of the playoffs, played hard until the wheels came off the cart. Hopewell’s Jake McGovern played a large ...

Curve score five in ninth to stun SeaWolves

ERIE — The Curve rallied for one of their most improbable victories in years Monday night, scoring five runs in the ninth inning and hitting back-to-back home runs to stun Erie. Altoona trailed by four entering the ninth before loading the bases with no outs. A run scored on a groundout by ...

Shazier honored for overcoming adversity

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier has won the 2019 George Halas Award by the Professional Football Writers of America. Shazier, the 51st Halas Award winner, is the third Steeler to receive the honor from the PFWA, joining Rocky Bleier (1975) and John Stallworth (1985). He is making ...

Bucs draft H.S. pitcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted right-handed pitcher Quinn Priester with the 18th overall selection in the 2019 first-year player draft Monday. The 18-year-old Priester attended Cary-Grove (Ill.) High School, where he posted a 6-2 record with a 1.20 ERA entering the postseason. He also ...

Local baseball roundup 6-3

LILLY — Shane Suter fired a two-hit shutout to help Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion blank Cumming Motors, 6-0, in an Altoona Greater City League/Altoona AAABA game on Monday. Suter struck out 12. Brandon Ickes drove in three runs, and Brock Porter drove in two. CUMMING MOTORS ...

Zach attack

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Zach Davies wanted a shot at becoming the first Milwaukee pitcher in two years to toss a complete game. So with the Brewers nursing a two-run lead heading into the ninth on Sunday in Pittsburgh, Davies went to manager Craig Counsell and ...

Loss has Curve manager speaking the truth

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Erie, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP James Marvel (4-5, 3.81) vs. SeaWolves RHP Anthony Castro (1-1, 6.35) Record: 24-29 It’s time for some members of the Curve to start playing with a sense of urgency in their careers and to stop taking the game and their ...

Youngster sparking Bulldogs

Name: Olivia Bushore School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Bushore pitched Claysburg-Kimmel to the District 6 Class 1A championship with an 8-5 win over Glendale. She struck out six and walked two. Season update: ...

Potopa is ‘that kid’ for BG

Name: Dan Potopa School: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Potopa caught all seven innings and drove in the winning run — the only run — in a 1-0 victory over West Shamokin in the District 6 Class 2A baseball ...

Area youth baseball roundup

AIYBL ALTOONA INDEPENDENT YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE MAJOR LEAGUE W-L-T Sylvan Veterinary 17-0-0 ERA 10-4-0 Makdad 9-6-1 Cumming Motors 7-7-1 Fiore 7-8-0 Thompson Pharmacy 1-11-0 Sheetz 1-16-0 RESULTS ERA 6, Cumming Motors 3: Multiple hits—Wilkins 2 (E); Lewis 3, ...

Hollidaysburg trio invited to all-star event

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Three members of the Hollidaysburg/Blair United Rugby Club recently received all-state status for their performance in Lancaster at all-state selection camp. Gus Dellinger and Sam Haines, graduates of Hollidaysburg Area High School, and Trent Paddock, a senior to be at ...

Porter keys Lilly in City League win

LILLY — Brock Porter drove in four runs as Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion exploded for 15 hits in four innings and mercy-ruled Medicine Shoppe, 15-4, Sunday afternoon in a Greater City League baseball game. Brent Davison went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for Lilly, which had nine ...

Net results: Ballparks becoming much safer these days

Crack! Blink. Smack. Ooouuuccchhh!!! It happens so fast. Lightning fast. Even if you’re paying close attention at a baseball game, it can be tough to avoid getting hit by a screaming foul ball aimed at you in the ...