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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 ...

Wrestling fans adored one of the Steel City’s biggest stars

PITTSBURGH — He was one of those one-name performers. Bruno. One name suffices. Roberto. Franco. Mario. Bruno. Back in the day, there was a wrestling show every month at the Civic Arena. On those Friday nights, the phones in the Post-Gazette sports department would ring constantly from ...

Hollidaysburg beats Central

MARTINSBURG — Brendan Hileman had three hits and drove home two runs, and Collin Stevenson knocked home three runs, to lead Hollidaysburg past host Central, 12-8, in high school baseball action on Wednesday. Ethan Lieb and Caleb Gampe — who had two hits — both drove home two runs for ...

Baran, Tyrone knock off Huntingdon; Glendale rolls

TYRONE — Cate Baran threw a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts to help Tyrone edge Huntingdon, 5-3, in high school softball action on Wednesday. Emily Lehman contributed two hits and two RBIs for Tyrone. Riley Confer drove in two runs for Huntingdon. SCORE BY INNINGS Huntingdon 000 003 ...

Reed helps Titans sweep Ramblers

WINDBER — Devon Reed won a pair of closely contested singles matches to help Tussey Mountain defeat Windber, 3-2, in a pair of doubleheaders in high school tennis on Wednesday. The team of Derek Angelo and Paige Taylor each won two doubles matches. MATCH ONE SINGLES: 1, Kozar, W, def. ...

Central Cambria teams sweep

EBENSBURG — Individual double-victory efforts from Tyler Wilson (1600- and 3200-meter runs) and Kayden Kutchman (200 dash, 800 run) led the Central Cambria boys team to victories over Richland (97-52), Bishop Carroll (114-36) and Penn Cambria (118-31) in high school boys track and field on ...

7 area runners finish

BOSTON — Hollidaysburg’s Ethan Imhoff was the top area finisher from the Altoona Mirror coverage area in Monday’s Boston Marathon. The 41-year-old Imhoff completed the course in 2 hours, 57 minutes and 37 seconds. He was the 1,400th person to cross the finish line. A half-dozen other ...

Colts run past Blacklick

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — The Northern Cambria High School boys and girls track and field teams both posted victories over visiting Blacklick Valley on Monday. The Northern Cambria boys won, 117-32, behind double-victory performances from Tylor Rock (1600-meter run, pole vault) and Bryce Carroll ...

Troutman starts off with Bedford victory

Bedford — Dave Troutman rose to the occasion and scored the big late model win as Bedford opened the 2018 season Friday night. For longtime Bedford racer Troutman, it was his third career late model win but the first in more than a decade, the last coming in 2007. Justin Weaver, Bill ...

PSU wrestlers get team awards

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State wrestling team was honored at its annual awards banquet Sunday, capping off a season that saw it win its seventh NCAA National Championship in the last eight years. The Penn State Wrestling Club hosted the annual event, which featured a bevy of annual awards ...

Steelers basketball team in region

BOSWELL — The Pittsburgh Steelers basketball team will be at North Star High School on Saturday. The Steelers will play against a team of North Star teachers and coaches in a fundraiser benefiting the North Star girls basketball program. The game begins at 8 p.m. with doors opening at ...