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Altoona’s offense breaks out

Ian Yon went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Altoona scored six runs in the sixth inning to break a tie game and beat St. Marys, 12-6, in high school baseball on Friday at Mansion Park. Matt Hartman went 3-for-5 for Altoona, and John Gority had a tie-breaking single in the sixth ...

Feathers keys Central’s win

MARTINSBURG — Cameryn Feathers homered and had three RBIs to lead Central past Penn Cambria, 13-5, in high school softball on Friday. Ashley Negley had two hits and two RBIs for Central, while Kate Thompson picked up the victory. Jenna Gailey had a double and two RBIs for Penn ...

Pacers crush Cavs in Game 6

INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo scored 28 points and posted the first postseason triple-double of his career Friday night, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 121-87 blowout over the Cleveland Cavaliers to even the series at three. Game 7 will be played Sunday in Cleveland. The three-time ...

Hollidaysburg tennis team knocks off Tyrone

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Highlighted by singles victories by Will Tyndall, John Rose, Brian Johnson and Nathan Ferris, Hollidaysburg scored an 8-1 win over visiting Tyrone in high school boys tennis Friday. Jake Irwin, Shreeman Pericherla, Kirk Eichenlaub, Anthony Martinelli, Jacob Gallagher, Casey ...

Curve come up short

HARRISBURG — The Curve got good starting and relief pitching Friday night, but this time, the offense and defense let them down. Harrisburg took the lead with a gift run in the eighth inning on a dropped fly ball, and that run held up in a 2-1 win over Altoona at FNB Field. The Senators ...

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 ...

PSU Altoona tennis players honored

Two Penn State Altoona men’s tennis players were voted to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s all-conference team, as the league released its postseason honors on Tuesday. Freshman Parag Dharbhamulla was selected as the AMCC’s co-Newcomer of the Year, sharing the recognition ...

Alkhafaji, Talko come up short in finals

Although Hollidaysburg’s Rami Alkhafaji and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Ryne Talko came up short this time, both have another shot at a District 6 tennis singles championship before they graduate. The local standouts, both juniors, lost in the 2018 D6 championships which were played on a ...

Sports at a glance

SFU spring game tonight LORETTO – The Saint Francis football program will hold its annual spring game tonight at DeGol Field at 6:30 p.m. The two teams will be Team Drayer and Team Duncan. The game will feature four 11-minute quarters. The Red Flash, led by coach Chris Villarrial, went ...

Heights wins thanks to Garrison’s home run

PATTON — Emma Garrison slugged a walkoff grand slam with no outs in the bottom of the seventh to keep Cambria Heights undefeated by downing visiting Johnstown, 10-6, in Laurel Highlands Conference high school softball action on Thursday. Garrison drove in five runs. The Lady Highlanders ...

Guilfoyle doubles-up Penn Cambria

Six different Maruaders scored, and John Fanelli and Danny Carrieri each drove in two runs as Bishop Guilfoyle beat Penn Cambria in a Laurel Highlands Conference, 6-3, in a Laurel Highlands Conference high school baseball game on Thursday at Vets Field. Kenta Okada went 2-for-3 for Guilfoyle. ...

Altoona’s Swartz reaches milestone

Phil Swartz became the first Mountain Lion to ever record 1,000 career kills as Altoona swept visiting DuBois, 25-14, 25-16, 25-9, in high school volleyball on Thursday night. Swartz registered 11 kills to go with 14 digs and nine service points, while Dalton Keller registered 11 service ...

Bellwood’s Hayes announces retirement

Veteran Bellwood-Antis High School football coach and athletic director John Hayes is retiring. Hayes informed his players of his intentions at a meeting Friday, according to the school newspaper website, “The B-A Blue Print.” Hayes coached the Blue Devils for 38 seasons, amassing a ...

Penn State Altoona sweeps Mt. Aloysius

CRESSON — Penn State Altoona baseball recorded its second sweep in as many doubleheaders on Thursday afternoon, when it picked up a pair of important Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference wins against local rival Mount Aloysius College at Calandra-Smith Field. The Lions (12-17, 7-7 AMCC) ...

Alkhafaji makes it to finals

It will be a Golden Tiger and a Little Lion in the finals of the District 6 3A singles championships this morning at the Altoona Area High School Leopold Rec Center courts in high school tennis action. Hollidaysburg’s Rami Alkhafaji and State College’s Matt Vanden will meet up in the ...

Gates, Germaux golden at Tri-State Invite

HANCOCK, Md. — Evan Germaux of Tussey Mountain and Mackenzie Gates of Northern Bedford were area gold medalists at the 15-team Tri-State Invitational track and field meet on Wednesday. Germaux finished first in the boys 100-meter, while Gates placed on top in the girls 100 hurdles. The ...

Devils outlast Pirates in 11 innings

BELLWOOD — Mark Stewart pitched seven shutout innings, and Travis Luensmann and Trentin Whaley both contributed two-run singles to highlight a four-run rally in the 11th inning that lifted Bellwood-Antis to a 6-2 victory over Williamsburg in the second game of a high school baseball ...

Talko advances to district final

The last two District 6 Class 2A singles tennis champions will square off for the 2018 title. Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic junior Ryne Talko, the 2016 champ, will face defending champion, senior Adam Kush of Westmont Hilltop, in the final at noon Thursday at the Altoona Area High School Leopold ...

Lady Dragons, Damsels notch lopsided victories

Central pounded out 15 hits in rolling past Altoona, 20-2, in high school softball on Tuesday afternoon at Logan Elementary School field. Tori Longenecker had two hits, including a home run, and four RBIs, Cameryn Feathers delivered two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs, Olivia Smith ...

Meredith, Mitchell key Eagles’ run to Mountain title

CLEARFIELD — The Tyrone boys captured the team title at the Mountain League Track and Field Championships on Tuesday at Clearfield Area High School. Parker Mitchell and Jacob Meredith led the Golden Eagles to a point total of 120, which edged Clearfield by two points. Mitchell won the ...