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Hollidaysburg’s Walter was trailblazer for Tigers’ program

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Wade Schalles was no doubt the most famous wrestler that Hollidaysburg High School, and this area, ever produced. But Julius Walter was Hollidaysburg’s wrestling trailblazer, and he helped pave the way for Schalles’ ...

Area youth baseball

East End East End Youth League MAJOR LEAGUE W-L Burgmeiers Hauling 3-0 Dean Patterson 2-0 Caporuscios Plumbing 1-1 Greenwod Meadows 1-1 Kabello Contracting 1-1 Cumming Motors 1-2 Penn Med 1-2 Sheetz 0-3 RESULTS Dean Patterson 12, Penn Med 0: Multiple hits—McGraw 3, ...

Area youth soccer programs continue to grow stronger

It is spring on the calendar, but most outdoor spring soccer play is still waiting for nice weather to make a lasting appearance. Snow and rain postponed many grass field games with area clubs during opening weekend of play, and the second week greeted teams with cold, high winds and ...

Williamsburg grad shines for Lions

From Mirror reports Michael Biddle, a Williamsburg graduate, threw 228 feet, 10 inches to win the javelin event for the Penn State men’s track and field team at the Virginia Challenge on Saturday. n n n Tyrone graduate Erika Voyzey was named to the All-ACC academic women’s indoor ...

AAHS hockey players honored

League champion Altoona earned several season-ending awards for the 2018 Laurel Mountain Hockey League varsity season. Altoona’s Don Burgmeier earned Coach of the Year, Evan Montgomery was named Top Goalie, and Cameron Yeckley was selected as Top Defensive Player, was the Top Player with ...

Bearcats continue their perfect season

HOLLIDAYSBURG — After reaching the semifinals of the PIAA Class 3A baseball tournament last spring, Huntingdon is off to a 10-0 start this season, and the Bearcats are giving every indication of making a serious run for the state title again. Huntingdon followed up its championship in last ...

Claysburg captures tourney title

THREE SPRINGS — Madison Knisley hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning to win the Southern Huntingdon tournament for Claysburg-Kimmel, 10-9, over the host Lady Rockets in high school softball Saturday. Emily Claar, who tripled in the second game and had two hits in the ...

Michina shines at Shippensburg

SHIPPENSBURG — Penn Cambria senior Lauren Michina enjoyed a big day Saturday at the 92nd annual Jack Roddick Invitational at Shippensburg University in high school track and field. Michina won the Class 2A girls triple jump with a leap of 36 feet, 10 inches and also finished second in the ...

Guilfoyle blanks Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Tyler Berkheimer homered and drove in three runs, and Austin Hammerle allowed just two hits in a five-inning shutout of Johnstown, 10-0, at Roxbury Park in high school baseball Saturday. Kenta Okada scored three runs for the Marauders. BISHOP ...

Keller sharp in Curve victory

Curve starter Mitch Keller allowed three runs Saturday evening, all of which were scored on two home runs. That wasn’t enough to shake a guy that many consider to be one of the Pirates’ best overall prospects. Keller ended up going seven innings as the Curve hung on for the 7-6 win over ...

Nominations sought for Mirror honors

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be presented at its 13th annual Athlete of the Year banquet on Monday, May 21. Area high schools are invited to submit nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly ...

Juniata Valley tops Williamsburg

ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley topped Williamsburg, 82-68, behind doubles wins from Devin Diehl (triple jump, pole vault) and Jefferson Hill (110 hurdles, 400 dash) in high school boys track and field Friday. Dylan James won three events, the high jump, long jump and 200-meter dash, for ...

Lady Hornets edge Lady Pirates in twinbill

ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley’s Paige Beam homered and doubled in the second game of a high school softball doubleheader sweep of Williamsburg and was the winning pitcher in the first game on Friday. The Lady Hornets took the first game by an 8-6 count and were a 5-4 victor in the second ...

Dillow’s shining performance leads Ridge over No. Bedford

LOYSBURG — Noah Dillow lost a perfect game and a no-hitter in the sixth inning, but still finished with a 16-strikeout, one-hit performance in Chestnut Ridge’s 12-0 high school baseball win on Friday at Northern Bedford. Dillow, who finished with three hits, walked just one as the Lions ...

Tyrone netters best Tussey

TYRONE — Ethan Vipond, Paul Lemaire, Caden Brooks, Brandon Kemp and Hunter Reese helped Tyrone sweep the singles competition in a 6-1 triumph over Tussey Mountain in high school boys tennis action on Friday afternoon. Andrew Lang and Tyler Eaken teamed up to win a doubles match for the ...

Embiid returns to lead Sixers in win

MIAMI — Joel Embiid had trouble with his new mask. It didn’t slow him down. Embiid’s playoff debut was a smashing success for Philadelphia. The All-Star center returned from a 10-game absence by scoring 23 points, including a personal 7-0 run down the stretch that iced matters, and ...

Mountain Lions take care of Central

The Altoona boys volleyball team improved to 6-1 Thursday night, thanks to a 25-11, 25-11, 25-15 win over Central in high school action at the Fieldhouse. The Mountain Lions got 21 digs and nine kills from Phil Swartz to go with 15 assists from Chis Ball, 16 digs from Dalton Keller and 11 ...

Hollidaysburg rugby team has solid showing

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair United/Hollidaysburg Rugby club defeated North Pitt United Rugby Club, 31-12, this past Sunday. Facing off against a conference opponent, the local team scored the first two tries with long runs by Gus Dellinger and Trent Paddock, and a conversion by Chris Neff, to ...

Steelers draft capsule 4-20

The following is the second of seven position-by-position Steelers 2018 draft analyses: CENTERS Currently on the roster: Maurkice Pouncey, Parker Collins Last five drafts: Wesley Johnson (fifth round, 2014) didn’t do much for the Steelers but started for the New York Jets last season ...

The passing of a ‘Living legend’ in Sammartino at 82

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Bruno Sammartino, professional wrestling’s “Living Legend” and one of its longest-reigning champions, has died. Sammartino was 82. Family friend and former wrestling announcer Christopher Cruise said Sammartino died Wednesday morning and had been ...