Local Sports

Pa. prevails in Big 33

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania won the Big 33 Game over Maryland, 21-0, on Monday at Central Dauphin High School’s Landis Field. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Kolton McGhee was 2-for-2 on extra points for Pennsylvania, and he also punted twice for a 42.5-yard average. Altoona Area’s Gaige ...

Claysburg, Glendale highlight ICC softball team

LOYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale, which will play for the District 6 Class 1A championship on Thursday, placed a combined nine team members on the 2019 Inter-County Conference North All-Star Team. Claysburg was represented by infielders Emily Claar and Haileigh Reed, outfielder ...

Satterlee captures victory at Bedford

BEDFORD — The Bedford Speedway was blessed with the first dry race day of 2019 on Friday night and Gregg Satterlee responded with the big late model win. The event was the annual tribute for Johnny Grum and Turk Burket, two Bedford legends triple 35s. It was Satterlee’s third career ...

Haverford’s Morgan finishes 16th at D-III championships

GENEVA, Ohio — Haverford senior Greg Morgan of Hollidaysburg competed in the final race of his career on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute and crossed in 16th place overall in the finals only 5,000-meter event, finishing ...

The wrong direction

By Chris Mueller The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts’ decision to give Justin Turner a breather Saturday paid off nicely. Not that the Pirates were putting up much of a fight. Turner had five hits after taking a rest, Joc Pederson homered ...

Mirror track honor roll

FINAL BOYS 100 dash: C. Adams, A, 10.84; Howe, Ho, 11.01; Sipes, TM, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.27; Rhodes, TM, 11.29 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.88; VonColln, A, 22.89; C. Adams, A, 23.01; Liebal, C, 23.13; Wolfe, BA, 23.20 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 50.62; VonColln, A, 50.84; Maxwell, E, 51.16; ...

College signings

Name: Taylor Glass High school: Portage Area Hometown: Portage Sport: Basketball Position: Point, shooting guard College choice: Chatham Other colleges considered: Lebanon Valley, West Virginia Why I picked Chatham: “Its location in Pittsburgh and the sincerity of the ...

Helsel leads PennCrest to victory

Local digest PennCrest Bank improved to 10-1 Sunday afternoon, thanks to an 8-2 win over Bavarian Hall in an Altoona Teener League Deremer Division game at Seitz Field. Tyler Helsel had three hits and three RBIs for PennCrest, while winning pitcher Braden Callahan worked sixed innings, ...

Area youth baseball roundup

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Bucs’ GM seeking change

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington wants Major League Baseball to consider changing its concussion assessment system to allow for player re-entry after exiting a game for concussion testing. Huntington offered the suggestion Sunday, a day ...

Brady’s bunch takes down ‘Dogs

From Mirror reports PORTLAND, Maine — It looked like a lopsided pitching matchup on paper, and sure enough, it turned out to be lopsided. Just not the way one would have expected. Curve lefty Sean Brady took the mound Sunday afternoon with a 1-4 record and 7.47 ERA in the Eastern League ...

BC’s Murphy wins state triple jump title in final meet

SHIPPENSBURG — Maddie Murphy didn’t have a push to edge someone at the finish line. She didn’t make a remarkable throw to clinch a title, and she didn’t have a final jump that won a competition. But that didn’t mean Murphy’s gold-medal performance in the Class 2A girls triple jump ...

Altoona relay gets sixth

SHIPPENSBURG — Altoona’s sixth-place finish Saturday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships in the finals of the Class 3A boys 400-meter relay was the prize. Advancing to those finals through the preliminary race Friday was the challenge. “We’ve come up short in that ...

Local football players excited for ‘Big’ opportunity

Two area graduating senior football players, Altoona Area High School defensive tackle Gaige Hill and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School placekicker-punter Kolton McGhee, will be concluding their high school careers on the biggest stage of them all on Memorial Day. Hill and McGhee will be ...

Talko takes fourth

HERSHEY — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School senior Ryne Talko completed his scholastic tennis career with a fourth-place finish in the state. Talko lost both of his matches on Saturday in the PIAA Class 2A Singles Tennis Championships at Hershey Racquet Club and finished fourth overall. ...

Time to share some turkey recipes

Back in the 1970s when I decided to try my hand at outdoors writing, I vowed I would never let myself get pigeonholed as a cooking columnist. The only time back then that you saw a woman’s name on a magazine article, or newspaper column, was to tell someone how to cook game and fish. I ...

No offseason for interest in Steelers

Big Ben interview may put last year behind him, team It’s always football season in Steelers Nation, and last week’s exclusive interview by KDKA’s Bob Pompeani with Ben Roethlisberger was big news — even in mid-May, more than three months before the Steelers’ first ...

Taking advantage of free fishing this summer

HARRISBURG — During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend when many families and friends will already be gathered together, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is pleased to offer the first of two Fish-for-Free Days of the season. On Sunday, May 26, the PFBC will waive its license ...

Eckelman roughed up in rare start

PORTLAND, Maine — The idea of a relief pitcher starting a game in an opener role has a lot of upside, but it also can cause some trouble by putting the pitcher in an unusual spot. The Curve turned to closer Matt Eckelman to open Saturday’s game at Portland because of some tough roster ...

Pa. launches effort to stop invasive species at lakes

HARRISBURG — The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is launching an effort at nine state parks this summer to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species and get boaters involved in invasive species detection. “Boats, motors and trailers have ideal hiding spots where ...