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Flash overcome slow start to hammer DSU at home

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror LORETTO — Saint Francis University’s Nick Rinella was named to the pre-season All-Northeast Conference team as a returner, but he sure didn’t feel like an all-conference player after the first punt of the game against Delaware State. Rinella fumbled on ...

Polanco to miss rest of year with injured knee, shoulder

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Gregory Polanco’s season is over. The Pirates announced Saturday that Polanco will need six to eight weeks to recover from a pair of injuries sustained after he took an awkward, tumbling slide into second base during Friday’s game against ...

Kendziora helps Hollidaysburg blank Latrobe

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Rita Kendziora scored two goals in the second half as Hollidaysburg beat Latrobe, 3-0, in high school girls soccer action on Saturday at Tiger Stadium. Megan Cutshall got the shutout in goal as the Lady Tigers improved to 3-1. SCORE BY HALVES Latrobe 0 0 — ...

DeGol, Day lead tourney

CRESSON — The top golfers in the area were in action Saturday during the first round of the 2018 Greater Altoona tournament at Summit Country Club. The entire field was able to complete play, despite cool and rainy weather, which suspended play mid-round for more than an hour. At day’s ...

Altoona duo wins flight

Altoona Area High School sophomores Isabella Frank and Eve Hogan won the No. 1 doubles flight of the 2018 Mountain Lion Girls Tennis Invitational, held at Penn State Altoona and Gorilla House on Friday and Saturday. Frank and Hogan went 2-1 in the four-team round-robin tournament. Abington ...

Altoona wins 2nd straight

When you’re building a program, you’ve got to take baby steps, and it looks like the Altoona Mountain Lions are beginning to see some light at the end of the tunnel. The Lions (2-1) won their second straight game and went over the .500 mark for the first time in at least four years when ...

Tigers tamed: Potent offense leads Little Lions to victory

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Because of the steamy, hot weather this high school football season, the State College Area High School football team has not had a practice in full pads in two weeks. At 3-0, imagine what will happen once the Little Lions do. Behind a balanced offensive attack and a ...

Marauders bounce back in big way

PATTON — Losing is something with which Bishop Guilfoyle isn’t familiar. Prior to last week, the former three-time PIAA champions lost only one game in four seasons dating back to 2014. But after suffering a rare loss last week at the hands of Westmont, Bishop Guilfoyle got back to its ...

Light helps keep Eagles rolling

TYRONE — Tyrone 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior Denver Light will be going to Fordham University next fall to play linebacker. But if he has more games like he had against Bishop Carroll on Friday night at Gray-Veterans Memorial Field, he might start to get some attention as a ...

Panthers’ turnaround continues, now 3-0

CRESSON — After enduring an 0-10 season in 2017, the Penn Cambria football team pinpointed a few significant items on its agenda for 2018. “We had some good kids, but we didn’t have any playmakers last year,’’ Penn Cambria coach John Franco said Friday night. Sophomore Nick ...

Second-quarter Bison flurry dooms Dragons

CLEARFIELD — The Clearfield Area High School football team scored three times in the final 4:35 of the first half, including two touchdowns in the last five seconds to blow open Friday’s game against Central at the Bison Sports Complex. The 21-point onslaught, capped by a 37-yard Isaac ...

Mustangs get knocked off by Ramblers

WINDBER — Portage coach Gary Gouse didn’t mince words when assessing his team’s performance Friday night in an 18-7 loss at Windber, which was the Mustangs’ first defeat of the season. “We were outplayed and outcoached,” Gouse said. “They came to play, and we didn’t. We came ...

Northern Bedford wins despite 8 fumbles

LOYSBURG — The scoreboard wasn’t working, the first-down marker broke and Northern Bedford fumbled eight times and lost five of them. But the Black Panthers held on for a 22-20 victory over Moshannon Valley, and that’s all that mattered to coach Garry Black. “I told the guys before ...

Passing attack helps Ridge topple Eagles

SOMERSET — The Chestnut Ridge Lions, having early success in their first year in the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference, traveled to Somerset for a battle with the Golden Eagles on Friday night. After going ahead 3-0 on a Kurt Pucci field goal with 3:00 remaining in the first quarter, and ...

Tussey picks up rout on road

MOUNT UNION — Tussey Mountain’s defense made a major impact on the game with Mount Union on Friday night at the Mount Union Athletic Field. The Titans jumped on the Trojans for 23 unanswered points in the first half and then backed it up in the second half with 22, holding the Trojans to ...

Luplow homer breaks tie for Bucs

PITTSBURGH — When veteran pitcher Chris Archer faltered and regular right fielder Gregory Polanco left a game Friday night against Miami with an injury, Pittsburgh turned to the kids to get the job done. Kevin Kramer recorded his first major league hit and RBI, fellow rookie Jordan Luplow ...

Rams win battle of Baileys

JOHNSTOWN — Richland coach Brandon Bailey beat his father’s team for just the third time in 16 games and for the first time since 2012 as the Rams topped Forest Hills, 56-27, on Friday. Caleb Burke caught four touchdown passes from Joe Hauser for the Rams. Hauser threw for five touchdowns ...

Saldivar seals Everett victory

EVERETT — Two years. It is the amount of time Everett’s Luis Saldivar has been playing football. Saldivar made several key plays to help lead the Warriors to a 28-26 win over Glendale on Friday night in an Inter-County Conference matchup. “The first game we won, Luis made the big ...

Kramer latest to make debut

PITTSBURGH — Kevin Kramer became the latest rookie to make his major league debut with the Pirates this season. He played second base and batted second in Friday’s game against the Miami Marlins. “It will be another good opportunity for us to get (in) one of the players that our ...

West Shamokin ‘D’ can’t slow Colts down

By Rick Weaver For The Mirror RURAL VALLEY — West Shamokin coach Jon McCullough knew it was coming. Knowing what is coming and stopping can be two different propositions, however. A 52-yard touchdown run by Ben Vasil tilted momentum in the favor of Northern Cambria in the Colts’ ...