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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’ ...

Regional football roundup

Bellefonte 55 Philipsburg-Osceola 7 LOCK HAVEN — CJ Funk scored twice in the first half and again from 27 yards out in the third quarter as Bellefonte raced away with a win over Philipsburg-Osceola in Mountain League action at Lock Haven University. Funk finished the day with 128 yards ...

Blair Christian Prevails

VINTONDALE — Landon Barnes and Ethan Carn combined in goal for an 11-0 shutout of Cambria County Christain Friday evening. Jarrett Ebersole scored twice for Blair County Christian. Sarah McCoy netted three goals and two assists for the Lady Bobcats as they scored eight goals in the first ...

Curve go down 2-0 to Ducks

AKRON, Ohio — Years go by. Players change. Situations vary. But the result is always the same at the Curve’s house of horrors. They just cannot win a playoff game at Akron. The postseason losing streak at Canal Park reached 10 in a row Thursday night as the RubberDucks won, 2-1, on a ...

Friday Football Live Scoreboard

FRIDAY AREA Altoona 27, Allderdice 9 (FINAL) Bellwood-Antis 41, Juniata Valley 7 (FINAL) Tyrone 44, Bishop Carroll 7 (FINAL) Bishop Guilfoyle 24, Cambria Heights 6 (FINAL) Bedford 40, Bishop McCort 14 (FINAL) Clearfield 42, Central 14 (FINAL) Chestnut Ridge 41, Somerset 9 ...

Berardinelli’s goal lifts Mountain Lions

No matter the sport or time of year, an Altoona-Hollidaysburg matchup is usually entertaining. The boys soccer teams of the Blair County high schools hooked up on the Mansion Park turf Thursday night, and overtime was needed before a decision was reached. Altoona’s Alex Berardinelli ...

Lightning delays causing confusion

Lightning struck twice last Friday night, well actually quite a few more times than that, and caused havoc at many of the area’s high school football games. Among the games stopped for at least the mandatory 30 minutes were Tyrone at Central, Johnstown at Chestnut Ridge, Williamsburg at ...

Tigers happy to reunite with State College

After beginning the 2018 season with two impressive road victories, the Hollidaysburg Golden Tigers open the home portion of their schedule tonight against a formidable foe. Unbeaten State College (2-0) visits Tiger Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The Hollidaysburg-State College rivalry, ...

Former BG teammates meet collegiately

Sam McCloskey and Brandon Chadbourn were key players on Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School’s first state football championship team in 2014. Since then, they’ve gone from successful teammates to gridiron foes. The two will line up against each other for the third straight season when ...

Penn Cambria tops Hollidaysburg

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Makaylyn Clapper had 16 kills and nine blocks, Laken Guzic chipped in 18 assists, and Mia McCarthy finished with 22 digs as Penn Cambria knocked off Hollidaysburg 25-22, 16-25, 25-19, 27-25 Thursday night in high school girls volleyball. Hollidaysburg’s Clair Sauerland ...

Negley, Black fuel Lady Dragons’ rout

PHILIPSBURG — Ashley Negley and Averey Black each netted three goals for Central as the Lady Dragons shut out Philipsburg-Osceola, 10-0, in high school girls soccer Thursday afternoon. Alana Padula also scored twice and registered an assist for Central. SCORE BY HALVES Central 5 5 — ...

Golden Eagles get hat trick from Pearson

CLEARFIELD — Andrew Pearson had a hat trick, and Corey Johnston scored a goal and had two assists as Tyrone topped Clearfield, 5-2, in high school boys soccer on Thursday. SCORE BY HALVES Tyrone 3 2 — 5 Clearfield 1 1 — 2 First half: C—Shaw (unassisted), :07; T—Johnston ...

Ferguson paces Tyrone golfers

TYRONE — Tyrone’s Andrew Ferguson shot a 1-under par 71 to earn medalist honors and lift Tyrone to a victory in a Mountain League meet at Sinking Valley Country Club Thursday in high school golf. Ferguson’s teammate Jake Taylor carded a 78. Tyrone finished with a team total of ...

Fink wins Sinking Valley title on first playoff hole

TYRONE — Artie Fink finished with a 295, winning on the first playoff hole, to win the Sinking Valley Country Club championship. Dan Solomon was second (295), followed by Jimmy Ferguson (304), Andrew Ferguson (304) and Derek McAlkich (309). Suz Price won the ladies championship with a ...

DeGol, Day to defend titles

By Ken Love For the Mirror The golf season in our area begins to wind down each year with the playing of the annual Greater Altoona Golf Tournament. It’s no different this year as Summit and Scotch Valley country clubs play host to the 42nd annual event Saturday and Sunday. Last ...

Keeping eye on Ryder Cup team

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk surprised no one earlier this week when he announced his first three captain’s picks for the 2018 Ryder Cup Team. Furyk announced Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau would join the eight U.S. men who had already earned spots on this year’s ...