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Old Timers’ Picnic set

TIPTON — The annual Old Timers’ Baseball Picnic is scheduled for Thursday, Aug 15. Former baseball players from the area are invited to the picnic at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park pavilion No. 3 to reminisce. The event begins with beverages at 3:30 p.m., appetizers at 4:30, a dinner, ...

Tyrone Legion romps

TYRONE — Colson Lewis pounded out three hits and scored three times, while Kevin Lehner knocked in three runs as Tyrone Legion had no problem taking care of Shirley’s Cookies, 10-0, in five innings in George B. Kelley Federation action on Monday. Rodney Shultz collected two hits and two ...

Altoona native gets Campbell promotion

BUIES CREEK, N.C. — Campbell University head coach Ronny Fisher announced former Fighting Camels women’s basketball graduate assistant coach Kaycie Reffner, an Altoona native, was promoted to the role of Director of Basketball Operations. Reffner received the bump after serving for two ...

Babe Ruth tourney here

Altoona’s Seitz Field will be the site of a Babe Ruth Baseball District 8 tournament over the holiday. The four-team, double-elimination tournament for ages 15 and under will begin Wednesday with two games — West End faces Mifflin County at 5 p.m., and host Altoona takes on Keystone at 8 ...

Fiochetta going into national AAABA Hall

The late Ron Fiochetta, who put Altoona’s L.S. Fiore’s entry on the national All-American Amateur Baseball Association map during his 12 years as the franchise’s manager, will be one of five new inductees enshrined into the national AAABA Hall of Fame later this summer. Fiochetta will ...

Captain Marvel: Curve pitcher caps off strong June with victory

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at Akron, 7:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Cody Bolton (0-1, 8.31 ERA) vs. Rubberducks LHP Tanner Tully (6-7, 4.54 ERa) Record: 42-37 Every fifth home game for the Curve, fans in attendance might get confused during pregame warmups that a Marvel movie is about to ...

Bucs hurt big time by part-time player

The Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Eric Thames is figuring out how to excel as a part-time player. Thames homered leading off the eighth inning to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Sunday. Thames, who has served as a backup first baseman and outfielder this ...

Area youth baseball roundup

AIYBL ALTOONA INDEPENDENT YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE MAJOR LEAGUE W-L-T Sylvan Veterinary 24-0-0 ERA 18-6-0 Makdad 14-9-1 Cumming Motors 11-12-1 Fiore True Value 10-14-0 Thompson Pharmacy 3-21-0 Sheetz 3-21-0 RESULTS Thompson 12, Fiore True Value 11: Multiple ...

Seven area players get 1st-team status

The Mirror coverage area had seven players selected to the 2019 PaHSSBCA Softball All-State first teams, including two each for Central and Bedford. Claysburg-Kimmel catcher Harleigh Cavender and Glendale designated hitter Lexi Mulhollen were first-team picks in Class 1A, and Everett ...

Locker Room picks up split in GCBL contest

Locker Room crushed BMG Construction, 16-1, after falling to BMG, 17-16, in the completion of a suspended game in the Altoona Greater City Baseball League on Sunday at Vets Field. Tyler Stiffler went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Mason Hershey drove in three runs in Locker Room’s four-inning ...

Lynnette Williams Award winner

Makalyn Clapper, a graduate of Penn Cambria High School, was the winner of the Lynnette Williams Spirit Award on Sunday. She received it during a ceremony at the Blair Regional YMCA in Hollidaysburg. She is the second non-Blair County player to win the award in its 19-year history. The ...

Roster changes give Curve different feel

Major changes to the roster over the past two weeks have made the Curve a more interesting team, adding not only some promising young prospects, but also a couple of familiar veterans. “What I’m excited about is we’ve got some really good players in the room right now, and we’re going ...

Curve, Ponies split close twin bill

After a lackluster performance in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Curve emerged from the dugout a half hour later in fresh new uniforms and with a new name — the Allegheny Yinzers. Apparently, those black and yellow uniforms provided the ...

Sheehan’s hit lifts ERA Sports

Carter Sheehan’s walk-off single lifted ERA Sports to a 9-8 victory over McMullen Furniture and a Lowey playoff series victory Saturday in Altoona Teener League play at Seitz Field. Bryce Eberhart and Ethan Karageanes each had two RBIs for ERA, and Carson Kensinger drove in four runs and ...

Curve fall to Ponies

Just when it appeared the Curve were in great position to take the lead and potentially win the game Friday night, a quick and poor sequence of events wound up costing the club. Former Curve standout Barrett Barnes homered for the second straight night to help Binghamton to a 7-5 win over ...

Hartline, Sheetz top Locker Room

Shane Hartline had five RBIs to power Sheetz past league-leading Locker Room, 11-8, in Greater City Baseball League action Friday night at Vets Field. Damien Moist had six strikeouts to get the win for Sheetz (5-9), and Robbie Yahner had two RBIs. Gary Roberts, Ryan Slagenweit and Brendan ...

Penn State men set to host Bucknell, Yale

UNIVERSITY PARK — Two home games as part of the NIT Season Tip-off event are confirmed for the nonconference portion of the Penn State men’s basketball schedule. The Nittany Lions will play host to Bucknell on Tuesday, Nov. 19 and Yale on Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Bryce Jordan ...

Ex-Curve infielder Ngoepe happy to rejoin ­team

Gift Ngoepe already has made history in the game of baseball, something he can be incredibly proud of that no one can ever take away. Now, Ngoepe just wants to have fun again playing baseball. He’ll get that chance coming back to a very familiar place. Ngoepe is back with the Curve four ...

Hollidaysburg’s Lafferty making strides

One team swept in the first round of the playoffs, the other two eliminated in the regular season. That’s not the standard for one of the premier organizations in professional hockey. Pittsburgh Penguins assistant general manager Bill Guerin, the architect of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton ...

Area trio poised for Oakmont event

One of the most prestigious tournaments in the state will begin next Monday at historic Oakmont Country Club near Pittsburgh. The 119th West Penn Amateur Championship will be contested over 54 holes of stroke play with the champion crowned on Wednesday afternoon. The West Penn Amateur is ...