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PGA calendar shift makes sense

This weekend is witness to the last major championship of the year — the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club in North Carolina. The month of August has typically hosted the PGA Championship. However, earlier this week, the PGA of America announced its plan to move the championship ...

Dodson has left her mark on Iron Masters

By Ken Love For the Mirror ORE HILL — Almost everyone who has played golf at Iron Masters Country Club has come in contact with one of the best female golfers our area has ever produced. Patti Dodson, an 11-time club champion, is celebrating her 50th year as a member at Iron Masters ...

DeGol captures championship flight at Scotch Valley event

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Anthony DeGol recently won the championship flight of the Scotch Valley Country Club Match Play Club Championship. The field of 16 golfers in the championship flight included 11 former club champions representing both match play and medal play club champions from each of the ...

Vescovi’s MVP work sparks team to title

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Superior Detailing & Accessories was just that — superior — in romping to the Division 1 championship of the Mansion Park Men’s Summer Basketball League on Monday. Superior D&A bolted to a 10-0 lead in the first seven minutes and rolled to a 59-29 ...

Steelers’ Bryant cleared to practice

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is a step closer to returning to the league full time. General manager Kevin Colbert said Wednesday night that Bryant has been cleared to participate in all preseason activities, including practices and ...

Johnston knocked out of tourney

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com JOHNSTOWN — After opening the 2017 AAABA national tournament by splitting two competitive games Tuesday, Altoona’s Johnston Realty team departed the tourney by losing a clunker on Wednesday night. Johnstown’s Martella’s Pharmacy banged ...

Altoona’s Endress to coach at SFU

LORETTO — Saint Francis Unversity has added a familiar name — Altoona Area High School product Wade Endress — as a graduate assistant for its cross country and track and field teams. “Wade is going to be a great addition to our staff, and a great resource for our student-athletes,” ...

Kitchensales.com wins another trophy

By Jim Lane For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — The championship playoff game in the Alumni Division of the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA Women’s Basketball League didn’t live up to advance billing but the final result was the same: another title for Kitchensales.com. In a surprisingly-low ...

Two in a row for DelGrosso’s

By Jon Fleck For the Mirror HOLLIDAYSBURG — DelGrosso’s had the ball at the end of both regulation and the first overtime with a chance to win the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA Womens High School Division championship but couldn’t score. The Bellwood-Antis team got it done early in the ...

Johnston goes 1-1 during opening play

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com LILLY — Down to its last out with no one on base and down a run in the final inning Tuesday, Johnston Realty looked like a solid candidate for an award for the worst day in All American Amateur Baseball Association history. The Altoona entry ...

Colbert’s return sparks Q94

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Anthony Colbert is a 2015 Altoona Area High School graduate who took some time away from organized basketball between his ninth-grade school year and his participation in the Mansion Park Men’s Summer Basketball League as a young ...

Bellwood-Antis duo still got it

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Kevin Conlon will be the new Bellwood-Antis High School boys basketball coach next winter. He’ll succeed Brent Gerwert, who resigned after last season. Both Conlon and Gerwert were outstanding players during their high school days at ...

Vault’s run ends with title

By Dan Isenberg For the Mirror Second-seeded Comic’s Vault’s run to the championship game was something straight out of a comic book or a made-for-tv movie. After losing the first game of the season, Comic’s Vault won its next 12 games, including the playoffs, to make it to ...

Awtey wins on evening honoring dad

JENNERSTOWN — Each year, the Jennerstown Speedway Complex honors one of the greatest drivers and car builders in history, the late Bill Awtey, with a racing event in his honor. On Saturday, Mountain Ridge ATV Park presented the annual “Bill Awtey Night,” and Bill’s son, Barry Awtey, ...

IUP picked as West favorites

The IUP football team found itself in a familiar spot — atop the PSAC West preseason poll. The Crimson Hawks received six of the eight possible first-place votes to finish at the top of the list when the PSAC released its preseason polls online Monday. It marks the fifth time in the past ...

Locker Room puts away Lilly Conrad

For Locker Room, the third time was indeed the charm. Led by a relentless offensive attack, Locker Room came up with timely responses for every time Lilly Conrad Chiropractic American Legion seemed to creep back into the game. Locker Room compiled 16 hits and 10 runs to outlast Lilly, winners ...

DeGol, Fink capture Summit Invitational

CRESSON — Heavy rains Friday ushered in a weather front that made for wet, windy and cold playing conditions Saturday at the Summit Country Club’s 24th annual Two-Man Invitational tournament. Despite the conditions, two teams thrived, shooting well under par to put themselves in ...

Curve come back but fall in 11 innings

TRENTON, N.J. — The Curve had a chance to move back into first place in prized prospect Mitch Keller’s Double-A debut, but they couldn’t outlast the best team in minor league baseball. Altoona tied the game with a run in the ninth inning, only to lose in 11 on a walk-off two-run homer by ...

Altoona will play at Mount

JOHNSTOWN — Altoona’s entry into the All American Amateur Baseball Association’s national tournament in Johnstown this week will begin pool play today at noon against Youngstown at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson. Johnston Realty was placed in the lower bracket in Pool C with ...

Hippo, Fleming & Pertile, DelGrosso’s in final

HOLLIDAYSBURG —It will be an all-Blair County affair on Tuesday night in the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA Women’s Summer Basketball League High School Division championship. In the first semifinal game, Hippo, Fleming & Pertile — Altoona’s entry — rallied back from a 12-point ...