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Duo hold on for Park trophy

By Ryan Kuhn For the Mirror Dan Brown and Patrick Rohrbaugh held off a late challenge from Chris Perry and Mike Macionsky to claim the championship flight title at the 2018 Reliance Bank Classic on Sunday afternoon at the Park Hills Golf Club. The title was the second straight for Brown ...

Penn Med slips past Razor’s Edge

Five more teams picked up victories during the opening weekend of play at the Dean Patterson Little World Series held Sunday at the Logan Township Youth Baseball Association Field. Penn Med got by Razor’s Edge, 6-5, thanks to the go-ahead hit by Joseph Speace that scored his brother, Hayden ...

Fed still waiting

For the second night in a row, the George B. Kelley Federation League championship series was postponed because of rain. Tyrone Legion has a 1-0 lead in the best-of-5 series on Martin Oil. Game 2 has now been moved to tonight at 7 p.m. at Vets Field in Altoona. Saturday night’s Game 2 was ...

A simpler time: McGinnis performed most memorable Curve anthem ever

Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in a series looking back at various aspects of the Curve as the franchise celebrates its 20th season. There have been hundreds of wonderful national anthem performances at Curve games over the years, but still to this day, none of them have topped the ...

Bucs above .500 after 8th win in a row

CINCINNATI — Corey Dickerson hit two first-pitch home runs, rookie Nick Kingham overcame another Cincinnati rain delay to pitch six shutout innings and drive in two runs, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Reds 6-2 Saturday for their season-high eighth straight win. Dickerson homered on ...

Mehno: Harrison merely stated the obvious

PITTSBURGH — Wait a minute ... James Harrison said Bill Belichick is a better coach than Mike Tomlin? That’s not exactly breaking news, not even by the TV standards, which apply that tag to a flat tire at rush hour. Belichick’s teams have won five Super Bowls. Tomlin’s Steelers have ...

Covering the bases: Tebow goes to DL

LEADING OFF: The Curve were rained out Saturday night at Reading. The teams will play a doubleheader today beginning at 3 p.m. SAFE AT FIRST: Binghamton OF Tim Tebow was placed on the 7-day disabled list Saturday with a hand injury, meaning he almost certainly will not play against the Curve ...

Five win on DPLWS first day

There were five first-round winners on Saturday during opening-day action at the 2018 Dean Patterson Little World Series at the Logan Township Youth Baseball Association Field. L.S. Fiore beat Peterman’s Florist, 16-0, in three innings as Aaron Smearman had two hits and two RBIs. He also ...

Four teams left in the hunt

From Mirror reports Second-round play was completed Saturday at the 2018 Reliance Bank Classic at the Park Hills Country Club, and the starting field of 224 golfers was paired down to four teams in each of the seven flights. In the championship flight, teams that have advanced to this ...

Tyrone Legion goes small in win

Tyrone Legion, which was the regular-season champion in the George B. Kelley Federation this year and also entered the playoffs as the top seed, has a formidable batting attack. But Tyrone Legion is also adept at playing “small ball” — bunting for hits, stealing bases, and capitalizing ...

Reynolds, Craig homer twice in Curve split

READING — The Curve had another bullpen collapse Friday night, but they bounced back when they needed to as Bryan Reynolds and Will Craig saved the day. Reynolds and Craig each homered twice, including in back-to-back fashion in the seventh and final inning, to lead Altoona to a 10-8 win ...

Blair County Oil tops Lilly Conrad

LILLY — Matt Massaro had three hits, and Mark Saxman had two hits and drove in two as Blair County Oil topped Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion, 7-2, in Greater City League action Friday. Landon Sinclair had three hits for Lilly. SCORE BY INNINGS Blair County Oil 105 000 1—7 ...

Boot camp comes to Cresson

CRESSON — Conditioning for the upcoming season came with an added twist on Thursday for the Penn Cambria football team. Instead of the usual endurance and strength training the team has been used to, members of the Panthers team were trained by a pair of former United States ...

Tyrone Legion moves to final

Due to scheduling conflicts, the George B. Kelley Federation will not be sending a team this year to the National Amateur Baseball Federation World Series, which is being held this week in Struthers, Ohio. That means that the Kelley Federation’s best-of-five games championship series, which ...

Dean Patterson begins Saturday

The 2018 version of the Dean Patterson Little World Series begins on Saturday with a half-dozen games on the slate at the Logan Township Youth Baseball Association Field. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. The first game is at 11 a.m. The championship game is set for Saturday night, July 28, ...

Kyle big part of BMG shutout

LILLY — Cam Kyle drove in four runs on three hits to power the Locker Room offense in a 10-0 shutout of BMG Construction Thursday evening in a Greater City League matchup. Joe Glass got seven strikeouts for the win, combining with George Roberts for five hits allowed. Roberts and Kevin ...

Strong field lined up for Park Hills tourney

The area’s largest and most historic tournament begins play today in Altoona. The 2018 Reliance Bank Classic at Park Hills will host 224 golfers competing in a match-format through the end of competition on Sunday afternoon. The Park Hills Classic has a storied history, which dates back ...

Kaup takes her age group in triathlon

Altoona native Courtney Kaup captured first place in the 40-44 age bracket at the International Triathlon Union competition in Denmark earlier this month. Competing for Team USA Triathlon, Kaup finished as the ninth woman overall with a combined time of 2:51.09 — 16:15 in the 1,000-meter ...

Anthony DeGol wins Medal Play, Match Play championships

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Anthony DeGol topped David DeGol Jr., 140-154, in the championship flight of the Scotch Valley Country Club Medal Play Club Championship recently. Eric Glunt and Derek Fink tied for first in the First Flight, and T.J. Moore won the Second Flight on the first playoff ...

PIAA adopts new policy on transfers

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com The PIAA passed a new rule Wednesday in State College that is its answer to the complaints across the state about increased transfers for perceived athletic benefit. Athletes who transfer from one school to another any time following their ...