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DeGol, Fink Jr. lead by one

Sunny weather was the order of the day at Iron Masters Country Club as golfers finished first round play in the club’s 43rd annual Classic. At the end of Saturday’s play, the team of Anthony DeGol and Artie Fink Jr. finished with a one-shot lead in the championship flight after scoring ...

Curve’s Ryan upset

By Tyler King For the Mirror Frustration has been building in Curve manager Michael Ryan for quite some time. In the midst of his team’s fifth straight loss, 5-3 to Richmond Friday, it finally boiled over. In the bottom of the sixth inning, with the bases loaded and one out and the ...

SFU inducts class

LORETTO — Saint Francis University has always been known as a basketball school, but the Red Flash also had an outstanding wrestling program in the 1960s and 1970s. Philipsburg native Dick Condo, who passed away at the age of 71 last fall, helped to put the Saint Francis wrestling program ...

AABA’s Masonic, L.S. Fiore set up rematch in title game

Masonic Lodge’s Vincent Cacciotti had a game that he and those in attendance won’t soon forget in the Dean Patterson Little World Series semifinals Friday. The big right-hander blasted three home runs and pitched a complete-game, three-hitter to help Masonic down Wolf Furniture, 9-1, at ...

Lilly off to big start

BMG Construction chipped away at Lilly Conrad Chiropractic-American Legion early on in the opener of their Altoona Greater City League best-of-three semifinal series. But with the game tied at 2-2 after a Brock Porter home run put Lilly on the board in the second inning, Lilly’s offense ...

Blair Oil tops Locker Room

Blair County Oil overcame 11 errors to come out on top against Locker Room, 10-8, in a nine-inning opener in the best-of-three Altoona Greater City League semifinals Friday at Vets Field. Matt Massaro scored four runs and drove in three for Blair County Oil. Winning pitcher Ben Foose fanned ...

Altoona wins VFW opener

CLEARFIELD — Marcus Day’s walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh gave Altoona Sheetz a 5-4 victory over West Branch in the first round of the VFW 16U state tournament on Friday. Aaron Carothers and Kyle Wilson hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning. Carothers and winning ...

Steelers extend Tomlin through 2021

From Mirror, wire reports LATROBE — The Pittsburgh Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin have agreed on a one-year contract extension that will run through the 2021 season. The club announced the deal as players arrived at Saint Vincent College on Thursday for the start of Tomlin’s 13th ...

Light up the night: Pitcher helps Tyrone Legion capture Fed title

Tyrone Legion’s Nic Light didn’t look thrilled to be taken off the mound when the first two Martin Oil batters of the seventh inning reached base in Game 3 of the George B. Kelley Federation finals Thursday at Vets Field. A couple minutes later though, any frustration melted away when ...

Tolman’s ejection part of Curve defeat

Next stop Tonight: Richmond at Altoona, 7 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Sean Brady (3-8, 4.74) vs. Flying Squirrels LHP Caleb Baragar (2-3, 3.62) Record: 17-17 (second half); 52-49 (overall) If pitching coach Joel Hanrahan hadn’t said anything to home plate umpire Jacob Metz, Mitchell ...

Two Panthers getting early honors

From Mirror reports PITTSBURGH — A pair of senior wide receivers on the Pitt football team garnered preseason recognition Thursday as Maurice Ffrench and Tre Tipton were named to the watch lists for the Paul Hornung Award for versatility and the Wuerffel Trophy for community service, ...

Local track stars earn medals

CHESTER — Three Altoona teenagers earned medals at Sunday’s 12th annual UAGTCA Ron Jackson Youth Invitational Age-Group Championship at Widener University. Lyric Koelle, an Altoona Area High School senior, won the ages 17-18 young men’s pole vault competition with a height of 12 ...

Final 4 now set for DPLWS

Wolf Furniture and Masonic Lodge both advanced to the semifinals of the Dean Patterson Little World Series Thursday night, thanks to victories earned at Centennial Field. Wolf’s defeated River Valley, 15-0, thanks to multiple offensive performances. Dante LaRocco had four RBIs and two hits ...

No fanfare for camp opener

By Will Graves The Associated Press LATROBE — No helicopter swooping in for a wind-swept landing. No Rolls Royce wrapped in black-and-gold complete with a chauffeur in full uniform. No firetrucks or random all-terrain vehicles either. The 2019 version of the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

Curve bats disappoint in loss to SeaWolves

No team in the Eastern League has allowed fewer runs than the Erie SeaWolves. From top to bottom, it’s hard to find a better overall pitching staff, and even though the Curve faced the SeaWolves for the 23rd and final time in 2019, it didn’t make things any easier. Outside of a ...

Tyrone nearing Fed title

It wasn’t a work of art, but the end result was just fine nonetheless for Tyrone Legion. In a game in which both teams made four errors, Tyrone Legion rode a 14-hit attack and the pitching of right-hander Kevin Lehner to a 9-4 victory over Martin Oil in Game 2 of the George B. Kelley ...

Fiore, Sheetz win in quarterfinals

L.S. Fiore and Sheetz were the two winners Wednesday night in quarterfinal round action in the Dean Patterson Little World Series being held at Centennial Field. L.S. Fiore got three RBIs from Camden Swogger and two each from Connor Christman and Aaron Smearman in a 15-0 win over Biter ...

Johnston clinches regular-season title

Johnston Realty and Locker Room split a twinbill at Mansion Park in a Greater City League-AAABA crossover action Wednesday night. In the completion of a suspended game from July 17, Johnston rode a four-run fifth inning to a 7-4 win, which helped it clinch the AAABA championship by virtue of ...

’00 Flash cross country left its mark on history

Note: This is the ninth in a series of profiles of 2019 Saint Francis University Hall of Fame inductees. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday: LORETTO — Due to its size and enrollment, it is always remarkable when a Saint Francis athlete or team does something to garner national ...

Drenning named BG’s AD

Boys basketball coach Chris Drenning is the new athletic director at Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School. Drenning, who led the BG basketball team to the PIAA state final this past season, replaced Mike Cacciotti, who has been the BG AD for the last nine years. Cacciotti will continue to ...