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Bedford graduate having banner year in the field for Army

Bedford County native August Cook won his second consecutive Patriot League javelin title with a record-breaking throw Friday at Holy Cross University. Competing for the Army Black Knights, the West Point sophomore’s throw of 237.8 feet set both West Point and Patriot League outdoor ...

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Mounties win softball title ERIE — The Mount Aloysius softball team captured the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title on Sunday, thanks to a 5-1 win over Franciscan University in a game played at Penn State Behrend. Winning pitcher Kara Pisczek pitched four innings of one-hit, ...

Bucs bounce back with win

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Kevin Newman expected to be part of a platoon at shortstop with Erik Gonzalez when he made the Pittsburgh Pirates out of spring training. A cut to the middle finger of his right hand a month ago sent Newman to the injured list ...

Lots of walks equal Curve ‘W’

Next stop Today: Altoona at Richmond, 1:05 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Scooter Hightower (1-2, 4.63) vs. Flying Squirrels LHP Conner Menez (1-1, 2.49) Record: 15-13 From Mirror reports RICHMOND, Va. — Ball four, ball eight … ball 24. Add it all up, and it led to a seven spot for the ...

Gridiron finale for the twins

Growing up as identical twins, brothers Josh and Nathan Howells have shared much in common, especially on the football field. Both stand six feet, four inches tall, with Josh weighing 260 pounds and Nathan weighing 250 pounds. Both achieved perfect 4.0 grade-point averages at Hollidaysburg ...

Nastasi, Jay among Bedford Hall inductees

EVERETT — The Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting its 2019 class on Saturday, June 22, starting at 2 p.m. at the Everett Area High School auditorium. This year’s class will include the following individuals: Krista Jay, Joe Nastasi Jr., Judy Williams, Rodney Lehman, John ...

PSU Altoona advances

The No. 3 seeded Penn State Altoona baseball team used a pair of dramatic victories on Saturday afternoon at Stewart Athletic Field to win this weekend’s Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Tournament first round, best-of-three series over No. 6 seed Pitt-Greensburg. “Two hard-fought ...

Furrer Beverage edges Barton’s

Calvin Lafferty and Lambert Palmer split pitching duties, getting three and five strikeouts, respectively, with Lafferty getting the win in Furrer Beverage’s 5-4 win over Barton’s Plumbing and Heating in Altoona Teener League action on Saturday at Seitz Field. Palmer and Jacob Detwiler ...

P-O dominates tournament

Kylie Adams fired a one-hitter and two-hitter to help Philipsburg-Osceola defeat Hollidaysburg, 13-0, and Altoona, 13-1, in the Altoona Area High School Softball Tournament on Saturday at Logan Elementary Field. Roselyn Weaver had three hits against Hollidaysburg, and Kam Harris and Adria ...

Perfection: Little Leaguer strikes out all 18 in perfect game

Upon hearing about the baseball rarity, there’s really only one reaction you can have: Wow, that’s incredible! Twelve-year-old Kaden Wyandt pulled off the incredible feat Wednesday when he threw a perfect game and struck out all 18 batters during a six-inning Major League contest in the ...

Preparing for postseason: Altoona boys enjoy solid effort at meet

Friday night’s inaugural Altoona Mountain Lion Track and Field Classic at Mansion Park will provide a good benchmark for individual athletes, teams and coaches to gauge their preparation for the upcoming postseason meets. And Altoona Area High School boys coach Mike Adams liked what he saw ...

Curve rally in the ninth

RICHMOND, Va. — The Curve fell behind by four runs early, but they battled back and stunned Richmond with four runs in the ninth inning to win Friday night. A couple of walks started the big ninth inning, and Altoona’s hitters came through in the clutch to post a 10-7 win at The Diamond. ...

Servello leads Tigers

HOLLIDAYBURG — Winning pitcher Sam Servello did not allow a hit through 5• innings, and he ended up throwing 100 pitches with 10 strikeouts and also had an RBI double to lead Hollidaysburg past Linsly (W.Va.), 4-1, in high school baseball action on Friday. Logan Margroum had two RBIs in ...

Philipsburg-Osceola shuts out Lady Eagles

TYRONE — Kamryn Harris pitched a complete-game shutout with 12 strikeouts and only allowed four hits in Philipsburg-Osceola’s 2-0 victory over Tyrone in Mountain League high school softball action on Friday. Jordyn McDonald was credited with the game’s only RBI for the Lady ...

Bavarian Hall blanks M&T

Lucas Muffie had four hits — three singles and a double — with two RBIs for Bavarian Hall in 15-0, 4¢-inning win over M&T Bank in an Altoona Teener League Deremer Division game at Seitz Field Friday. George Boutiller had two strikeouts to get the win for Bavarian Hall (2-2), while ...

Bellwood boys, Maxwell shine at Windber

WINDBER — The Bellwood-Antis High School boys track and field team picked up its second team title in an invitational this week. After winning their own Bellwood Invitational on Monday, the Blue Devils won the 12-team 70th annual West Central Coaches 2A meet at Windber Stadium on ...

Hollidaysburg’s Miller gets shot with Saints

Reid Miller will get his chance to compete for an NFL job next week with the New Orleans Saints. Miller, a Hollidaysburg native, had a productive college career playing for Arkansas and then for Montana as a senior. The safety and special teams ace put up strong numbers at his pro day, ...

PSFCA players highly regarded

The Big 33 Football Classic annually showcases some of Pennsylvania and Maryland’s top high school football talent. But the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game isn’t far behind. In fact, Hollidaysburg Area High School football coach Homer ...

Altoona duo falls to Little Lions

When it comes to doubles play in tennis, State College Area High School senior Owen Lloyd is in a class of his own. Lloyd captured his fourth consecutive District 6 Class 3A doubles championship Thursday when he teamed with Drew Cagle to trim Altoona’s Jonah Brandt and Casey Rispoli, 6-1, ...

Harris sparks P-O past Lady Dragons

ROARING SPRING — Kamryn Harris struck out five, did not walk a batter, and scattered seven hits to lead Philipsburg-Osceola to a 3-1 win over Central Thursday afternoon in high school softball action. Harris also helped out her own cause with two hits and an RBI to go with two RBIs from ...