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Rockets continue surging, tame Colts

Local Sports

CRESSON — Winners of 14 of its last 15 games, Southern Huntingdon kept its torrid run going at the expense of Northern Cambria. The No. 4 seed Rockets jumped ahead 4-0 after the first and rode a 12-hit attack to back pitcher Mason Smith’s solid outing. Northern Cambria’s campaign came ...

Heck, Lady Panthers knock off Williamsburg

Local Sports

LOYSBURG — Sarah Heck fanned 11, and Northern Bedford erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fourth in a 9-3 Inter-County Conference interdivisional softball win over visiting Williamsburg on Thursday. Alyssa Foor knocked in two runs, Britt Ebersole and Allie Snider collected two hits ...

Moschella stepping down at BG

Local Sports

Mark Moschella, who piloted the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls basketball program to four PIAA championships, is stepping down. Moschella was scheduled to inform his players today, and he confirmed his intentions at an afternoon news conference at BG. Moschella coached the ...

Versatile Dillow helps CR to title

Local Sports

LOYSBURG — Chestnut Ridge senior Noah Dillow is keeping himself pretty busy this spring. Dillow, an all-stater in both football and basketball, has been juggling baseball with track and field the last few months. On Wednesday, while competing at the District 5 Class 2A Track and Field ...

Ketterman enjoys stellar day

Local Sports

LOYSBURG — Everett Area senior Stefanie Ketterman is a veteran performer in the PIAA Class 2A state girls track and field meet. Ketterman will be making her second straight appearance in three events — the triple jump, high jump and long jump — at the state championship meet in ...

OF Jackson makes most of having to go to indy ball

Altoona Curve

It’s no secret that independent league baseball is about the last place most players want to be playing. While the life of a minor leaguer is less than ideal, an affiliation with a Major League Baseball team at least presents a sliver of hope of one day being promoted to the bigs. For ...

Bell lifts Bucs to victory

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell was in the unaccustomed role of pinch hitter when he stepped to the plate, getting a rare break from the starting lineup in a day game after a night game. He adjusted quite nicely. Bell singled to break a seventh-inning tie, and the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates beat ...

Pirates DL might be revolving door

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have a couple of players ready to come off the disabled list. They hope they don’t have two more headed for the sidelines. Starling Marte and Francisco Cervelli were absent from the starting lineup in Wednesday’s 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Both left ...

Justify draws 7 post

National Sports

BALTIMORE — Having the Preakness favorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn’t bother him with Justify. Coming off an impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby , Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s second race in a field of eight horses. Derby ...

Frazier ranked highly

Local Sports

Area athletes will have to overcome their seeding if there is to be a strong local Class 3A presence in Shippensburg next weekend at the PIAA Track and Field Championships. Only five athletes and relay teams from the Mirror coverage area garnered top seeds in the performance lists for ...

Altoona captures title

Local Sports

TYRONE — Altoona Area High School boys volleyball coach John Saboe says senior outside hitter Phil Swartz is a “special player.” The 6-foot-7 Swartz, who will play Division II volleyball at Lindenwood University in Missouri, added to his resume Wednesday night when the Mountain Lions ...

Guilfoyle bounces back, returns to D6 pinnacle

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TYRONE — After injuring his ankle during the district finals a year ago, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Michael Burke could only watch as Forest Hills broke the Marauders four-year run as District 6 Class 2A champions. “Someone came under the net, and I rolled my ankle pretty bad. I ...

Ridge, Everett split

Local Sports

NEW PARIS — Kristen Ewing’s two-out line single in the bottom of the sixth drove in Taylor Sobzack with the go-ahead run, and Jacie Martin retired Chestnut Ridge in the top of the seventh with the potential tying tally at second as Everett came back to get a split of a high school softball ...

Lions, Pitt to play at night

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s football clash with in-state rival Pitt this fall will be played under the lights. The first game time of the 2018 Penn State football season finds the Nittany Lions visiting Pittsburgh at Heinz Field for an ABC Saturday Night Football game on Sept. 8. The ...

Martinazzi, BC girls excel

Local Sports

Bishop Carroll Area High School senior Alyssa Martinazzi had a banner day Tuesday in leading the Lady Huskies to the girls team championship in the District 6 Class 2A Track and Field Meet at Mansion Park. Martinazzi qualified for the upcoming PIAA state tournament at Shippensburg University ...

Engle takes triple jump

Local Sports

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com After placing fourth in the PIAA Class 2A boys triple jump last year at the state meet at Shippensburg University, Bellwood-Antis High School senior Clay Engle hopes for bigger and better things this spring. “I want to win it, and I want to ...

Luensmann powers B-A

Local Sports

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis baseball coach Steve Conlon likes his team’s chances when sophomore right-hander Travis Luensmann is on the mound, particularly if the Blue Devils score early. And, that was the case Tuesday. This time, Luensmann supplied both the offense and the pitching as ...

Mehno: Bet on it: Sports betting will be huge

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — This is going to be huge. No, let’s revise that. Legalized sports betting is going to be bigger than huge. People love sports. They love to gamble. Put the two together, and there are going to be billions of dollars wagered on sports. It’s up to individual states to set ...

Craig’s homer lifts Curve

Altoona Curve

By Matt Michelone For the Mirror Curve first baseman Will Craig’s numbers look more deceiving than they appear. Tuesday night his three-run home run with two strikes on a fly ball to straight away center field spark a five-run rally in the fourth as the Curve rallied for a 5-1 win over ...

Burket’s five RBIs, good defense carry C-K

Local Sports

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel catcher Canaan Burket plays with an aggressive mindset when he’s behind the plate and when he’s up to bat. Both came into play Tuesday in the team’s District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal game against Saltsburg. After picking a runner off second base to thwart ...