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Mickelson ready for another shot at US Open

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Phil Mickelson is running out of time. Mickelson doesn’t need to be reminded that this is his 27th appearance in the U.S. Open, more than any of the 156 players at Shinnecock Hills. He wouldn’t want to be reminded that 65 players — including the last four major ...

Hummingbird fortunate enough to avoid rain

By Dottie Bird For the Mirror Reynoldsville — With many area tracks having the night off or getting cancelled because of rain, a handful of new faces filled the pit area on Saturday night at the Hummingbird Speedway. Clearfield’s own Rich Howell parked his racer in victory lane for ...

Area youth baseball roundup

East End East End Youth Baseball MAJOR LEAGUE W-L Dean Patterson 16-0 Greenwood Meadows 11-6 Burgmeiers Hauling 11-5 Kabello Contracting 10-6 Penn Med 8-7 Cumming Motors 4-10 Caporuscios Plumbing 3-14 Sheetz 0-15 RESULTS Dean Patterson 9, Greenwood Meadows 0: Multiple ...

Morgan shines in D-III track

LACROSSE, Wis. — Greg Morgan, a junior at Haverford College and a resident of Hollidaysburg, recently earned all-American status in Division III track and field. Morgan competed in the men’s 1500 meters at the NCAA Championships on May 24 and finished fifth in his semifinal heat in 3 ...

CBRC searching for new venue, eyes Lakemont Park

The Central Blair Recreation Commission is exploring options for the 2019 Mansion Park Summer Basketball League. Refurbishing and expansion of the tennis courts at Mansion Park will eliminate the basketball courts, forcing the league into a new venue. Courts at the Pleasant Valley ...

Barton’s Plumbing nips Martin Oil in Federation

Alec Bernard had two hits and two RBIs, and Garrett Kratzer and Max Swineford crafted a six-hitter as Barton’s Plumbing & Heating edged Martin Oil, 3-2, at Vets Field in George B. Kelley Federation action on Saturday. Martin Oil pitchers Mason Akers and Mark Stewart limited Barton’s ...

Fandom: Fuzz Frazier

Name: Fuzz Frazier Age: 48 Residence: Duncansville High school: Hollidaysburg College: Elizabethtown My favorite sport: Wrestling I usually attend games with: My wife, Lori, and my daughters, Darcie, Abby and Elizabeth Favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg Favorite college ...

Claysburg, P-O softball staying close to home

The Claysburg-Kimmel and Philipsburg-Osceola softball teams will stay within District 6 on Monday as they attempt to make it to their respective PIAA championship games later this week. The Lady Bulldogs will take on District 11 champion Williams Valley at the Milesburg Little League Complex ...

Wisniewski visits Summit CC

CRESSON — As a nose tackle with the National Football League’s Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts from 1982 to 1984, and a college player at Penn State from the 1978 through 1981 seasons, Leo Wisniewski experienced his share of thrills on the football field. None, however, matched the ...

Lilly improves mark to 6-0; Locker Room nips Shields

LILLY — Ryan Ickes drove in a pair of runs, and winning pitcher Shane Suter struck out 11 as Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion topped BMG Construction, 7-3, in a Greater City Baseball League game on Friday. Brent Matish had two hits for Lilly, and Julius Neimand had two hits and an ...

Glendale High School adds cross country

Glendale High School will be in the running this fall. Glendale is adding a varsity boys and girls cross country program that will join the school’s fall sports itinerary with football and girls volleyball. Connor Hunter, who will coach the Glendale team, is hoping that cross country ...

Pitt’s Capel adds to recruiting class

PITTSBURGH — Coach Jeff Capel continued his overhaul of the Pitt men’s basketball roster with the addition of Au’Diese Toney. The 6-foot-6 guard out of Trinity Christian Academy (N.C.) will reclassify and join the Panthers for the 2018-19 season. “Au’Diese is a multi-talented ...

Franklin proud of PSU’s rapid resurgence

Halftime, Minnesota game, 2016. Golden Gophers 13, Penn State 3. James Franklin still vividly recalls what he heard from fans at Beaver Stadium. “The stadium is chanting, ‘Fire Franklin, fire Franklin,’” the coach said Thursday during a visit to Altoona. Hard to believe, but that ...

C-K takes down DuBois

LORETTO — With her team down 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth and runners on first and third, Claysburg-Kimmel’s Madison Knisely watched as the first pitch to her sailed over the catcher’s head. As she moved out of out of the batter’s box in case the runner on third tried to score, ...

Lady Mounties get some revenge

LORETTO — South Park has been Philipsburg-Osceola’s state playoff nemesis the last two years. The Lady Eagles beat P-O in last year’s semifinals en route to a state title and in the quarterfinals two years ago. So, when the teams met up again in the Class 3A quarterfinals on Thursday ...

Gaffney walks it off for Curve

Chicago may officially be known as the Windy City, but conditions became pretty breezy in Altoona from the amount of whiffs at the plate as a pitchers’ duel broke out during Thursday’s Curve game. Fifteen combined strikeouts through the first four innings and 24 overall for the entire ...

Blue Devils fall in quarterfinals to Camp Hill

SCOTLAND — Things were looking pretty good for the Bellwood-Antis baseball team as its PIAA Class 2A quarterfinal game vs. Camp Hill moved into the bottom of the third inning. The Blue Devils led 2-0, having snapped the Lions’ 21-inning scoreless streak in the playoffs in the top of the ...

Bearcats lose to S. Side Beaver

SOMERSET — Sometimes great expectations can build a confidence that leads a team to glory. There are other times they can cause an enormous weight on someone’s shoulders. The Huntingdon Area high school baseball team that rolled to a Curve Classic championship, a second straight ...