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Shetrom helps I&Y to another crown

HOLLIDAYSBURG — I&Y Construction has the makings of a dynasty in the Alumni Division of the Blair Regional YMCA Women’s Summer Basketball League. I&Y Construction won its second straight Alumni Division championship and completed an undefeated season by trimming Dodson Electric, ...

Yinzers promotion a big success for Curve

One of the hottest trends in the promotion-crazed business that is minor league baseball is teams rebranding themselves for certain theme nights during the season. Most teams change their names to something witty or to a local food item that’s popular. But when the Altoona Curve decided to ...

Lakemont championships set

The finals were set in the five adult divisions and a champion was crowned in the Junior High division when the Central Blair Rec Commission Lakemont Park Men’s Summer Basketball League playoffs resumed Thursday night. In Division 1, fourth-seeded Dairy Queen upset top-seeded Superior ...

Curve shut out Squirrels

When Beau Sulser got the call down in the bullpen that he was going to be needed on Thursday night, he was originally confused. The Eastern League All-Star reliever pitched five innings last night and the Curve were holding onto a slim 1-0 lead. But then he realized that the bench was ...

Club titles on the line this weekend

Sinking Valley’s Artie Fink and Iron Masters’ Gwen Paden are two golfers who know what it takes to bring home a championship trophy. The local duo holds the Greater Altoona area record for club championship titles among men and women. Fink has captured 20 titles (18 at Sinking Valley ...

Macionsky, N. DeGol win at Scotch Valley

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Mike Macionsky and Nick DeGol won the Scotch Valley flight in the 2019 Scotch Valley Country Club Men’s League recently. Dave DeGol Jr. and Brian Hall finished in second place. Other flight winners were: Brad Mikolajczyk and Tom Haught (Oakmont), Rick Cyman and Buddy ...

Glendinning injury dampens night

Excitement filled Peoples Natural Gas Field late Wednesday as the Curve were trying to rally in the final inning for the second time on the night, but all that positive energy disappeared in a hurry after a bizarre injury to one of the club’s best players. Infielder Robbie Glendinning ...

0-3 record frustrates Johnston

JOHNSTOWN — Altoona’s Johnston Realty team exited the 2019 AAABA National Tournament with an 0-3 record Wednesday afternoon, and the team’s manager, Craig Treese, was the first to express the opinion that the squad didn’t play up to its potential. “I know that we’re capable of ...

Lakemont semifinals tonight

Ten semifinal games and one championship are scheduled to be played tonight in the Central Blair Rec Commission Lakemont Park Men’s Summer Basketball League. In Division 1, Spectra Wood takes on Okonak, Dean & Lechner P.C. at 6:20 p.m., and Superior Detailing & Accessories faces ...

Alianiello named Juniata new coach

From Mirror reports HUNTINGDON — Altoona native Joseph Alianiello was recently named head coach of the Juniata College women’s soccer team. He is the program’s fifth all-time coach. “We are extremely excited to have someone with Joe’s experience, background, passion for the game ...

Pole vaulters earn Keystone medals

WILKES-BARRE — Three Altoona Area School District pole vaulters earned gold medals at the recent Keystone State Games at Betzler Athletic Complex on the campus of Kings College. Lyric Koelle, an Altoona Area High School senior, won the 17-18 Young Men’s Division by clearing a height of 12 ...

Johnston comes up short, now 0-2

LILLY — There’s a reason why they call third base the hot corner on a baseball field. It was illustrated profoundly Tuesday afternoon in Altoona Johnston Realty’s 7-6, 10-inning loss to the New York City Long Island Astros in the second round of pool play in the AAABA National ...

Bellwood, Altoona to meet in final

HOLLIDAYSBURG — A pair of future Division I college basketball players led their respective teams to the Blair Regional YMCA Women’s Summer League high school division championship game Tuesday. Notre Dame commit and Bellwood-Antis rising senior Alli Campbell scored 41 of DelGrosso’s 54 ...

I&Y, Dodson steamroll into title game

HOLLIDAYSBURG — I&Y Construction will be shooting for another championship in the Alumni Division of the Hollidaysburg YMCA Summer Basketball League when it faces Dodson Electric on Thursday night. Led by Lindsay Shuke’s 17 points, I&Y turned back Haulman PT/Dorman’s ...

Covering the bases

LEADING OFF: It was raining, but Oneil Cruz was about to step into the batter’s box to start the bottom of the second inning. Then it began to rain harder. Soon it was down pouring. Tuesday’s night contest between the Curve and the Flying Squirrels was stopped at 6:50 p.m. and never resumed ...

Saving Michael Ryan: Curve manager returns after major health scare

Curve manager Michael Ryan could have died eight days ago, had he waited just a little bit longer to go to the hospital. “The doctor told me that if I would have waited another hour to go, I could have died,” Ryan said Monday night, following his first game back with the team after missing ...

League doing well at Lakemont

For 50 years, summer for many residents of Altoona and the surrounding areas has included nights spent at the courts of Mansion Park or Leopold either watching or participating in the summer basketball league. This year, the league continued, but with a new look at a new home. With ...

Johnston Realty opens with dud

CRESSON — Altoona’s Johnston Realty team ran into a two-headed buzzsaw in the opening round of the 2019 AAABA National Tournament Monday. Matrix of New Brunswick, N.J. unleashed an 18-hit attack against three Altoona pitchers, and got combined five-hit shutout pitching itself from starting ...

Cruz hits go-ahead single

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Oneil Cruz is a huge prospect for the Pirates. Literally. He’s 6-foot-6 and plays shortstop, a sight you pretty much never see in baseball, and he enjoyed a memorable home debut for the Curve on Monday. Cruz hit a go-ahead two-run single in the ...

Hollidaysburg wraps up solid season

The Hollidaysburg 15/16U baseball team recently finished off a banner summer season with a trip to the Perfect Game Super 25 Qualifier in Virginia, where it finished third after losing to Tidewater Drilling. Hollidaysburg, which posted a 22-6-1 record this past season, won two tournaments ...