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Masters week perfect to forget troubles

National Sports

AUSTIN, Texas — The Masters can’t get here soon enough. Not because Tiger Woods is only six months removed from a victory in Georgia (East Lake) as he tries to end 11 years without a major and 14 years since he last won a green jacket. Or because Rory McIlroy won The Players Championship, ...

Bellwood-Antis boys, girls top Southern Huntingdon

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BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis swept Southern Huntingdon, with the girls winning 109-37 while the boys cruised to a 105-45 victory in high school track and field Tuesday. On the boys side, the Blue Devils got double victories from Zach Mallon, in the high jump (5-2) and the long jump (18-11™), ...

Ertter helps Bishop Carroll beat Somerset

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SOMERSET — Carson Ertter pitched six innings and struck out eight, and Evan Becquet went 3-for-4 at the plate as Bishop Carroll topped Somerset, 7-3, in a high school baseball game Tuesday. Devin Gomish had a pair of RBIs for the Huskies. BISHOP CARROLL (7): Gottshall ss 211, Dumm cf 201, ...

Bell is hoping power returns

Professional Sports

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell didn’t read the criticism from an anonymous scout in a national magazine last month, the one that labeled the Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman as a player with “five o’clock power,” someone who could put on a show during ...

Penn Cambria allows one hit in triumph over BG

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CRESSON — Lora Davis had a three-run triple for Penn Cambria, and Macy Sral allowed just one hit in a three-inning, 15-0, victory over Bishop Guilfoyle in a high school softball game Tuesday. SCORE BY INNINGS Bishop Guilfoyle 000 XXX X—0 1 1 Penn Cambria 32(10) XXX X—15 5 ...

Yanks’ injury list keeps growing

National Sports

NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar joined the Yankees’ lengthy injured list, putting nearly half of New York’s starting lineup on the sidelines just three games into the season. Stanton strained his left biceps fouling off a 3-1 fastball from Baltimore’s Dylan Bundy in ...

Lions win twice at CM Invite

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MILL HALL — Altoona went 2-0 at the Central Mountain Invitational on Tuesday, shutting out Mifflin County, 5-0, and defeating event host Central Mountain, 4-1, in high school boys tennis action Tuesday. Singles players Jonah Brandt, Casey Rispoli and Nick Schimminger each won both of their ...

Nominations invited for ‘20 Under 40’

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The Mirror is accepting nominations for its 12th edition of 20 Under 40, which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. Criteria for nomination include business success, entrepreneurial spirit and community service of those ...

Guards Culver, Mooney take far different paths

National Sports

Hometown standout Jarrett Culver was the first recruit Chris Beard reached out to when he got to Lubbock as Texas Tech’s head coach three years ago. Then, when the Red Raiders were coming off their first NCAA Elite Eight appearance last season and had to replace a senior All-Big 12 point ...

Tillman forced to grow up fast

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Xavier Tillman has had to grow up fast on and off the basketball court. The Michigan State forward was forced to transform from being a role-playing reserve to a key starter late in the regular season when Nick Ward broke his left hand. Tillman became a father as a ...

Sloppy start at home

Local Sports

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Down four on the road late against a team feeding off the adrenaline of its home opener, the St. Louis Cardinals waited patiently for the buzz to wear off. When it did, they pounced. Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to provide St. Louis ...

Baran proud of making playoffs, strikeout mark

Local Sports

Name: Cate Baran School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Baran threw a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts to help Tyrone beat Bellefonte for the first time in seven seasons, 5-0. She also allowed just three hits and struck out ...

A healthy Howe gets Tigers off and running

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Name: Trent Howe School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Won the 100-meter dash and 400 dash at the Altoona Igloo Invitational. He also won both of those events, as well as the 400 relay, in a dual meet with Central ...

Bears, Irish reach Final 4

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Maybe someone at the Final Four will actually give Baylor a game. Four rounds into the NCAA Tournament, and the Bears have barely faced any resistance. Baylor cruised to its first Final Four since 2012 with its latest bracket blowout, this one an 85-53 rout of Iowa on ...

Izzo, 3 first-time coaches featured

National Sports

Tom Izzo drew up the perfect play at the perfect moment, sending Michigan State past mighty Duke for a spot in the Final Four. The trip is always emotional, but Izzo has done it before. This will be his eighth Final Four and a chance for a second national championship. The other three Final ...

Steelers release Burnett

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Morgan Burnett’s injury-marred stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over. Pittsburgh released the veteran safety Monday, just one season into a three-year, $14.5 million contract Burnett signed last March. The Steelers had hoped to pair Burnett with Sean Davis in the back ...

Opening day roster set

Altoona Curve

The Curve’s opening-day roster was finalized Monday, with no surprises, and right-hander James Marvel has been selected to start the opener Thursday at Akron. Curve players and coaches arrived in town over the weekend, and they took part in an exhibition game against IUP on Monday afternoon ...

Lady Eagles remain perfect with more solid pitching

Local Sports

HUNTINGDON — Cate Baran struck out 15 to help the Tyrone softball team defeat Huntingdon, 6-2, Monday afternoon in high school action. The Lady Eagles, who trailed, 2-0, after just one inning, improved to 3-0. Ally Jones drove in a pair of runs, and Callie Maceno hit two doubles for the ...

Yanks place Stanton on IL

Professional Sports

NEW YORK — Giancarlo Stanton joined the New York Yankees’ lengthy injured list after straining his left biceps, an injury that could cause him to miss much of April. Stanton got hurt fouling off a 3-1 fastball from Baltimore’s Dylan Bundy in the third inning of Sunday’s 7-5 loss. ...

Pearson helps Tyrone win in five innings

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TYRONE — Andrew Pearson went 3-for-4 — all doubles — and drove in four runs to lead Tyrone past Saint Joseph’s, 12-2, in five innings on Monday afternoon in high school baseball action. Brandon Lucas added three hits and two RBIs for the Golden Eagles (4-0), who broke open a 4-2 game ...