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Mountain Lion vaulters place

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STATE COLLEGE — Two local pole vaulters placed, with one winning his division, in the 2019 Central Pennsylvania Track and Field Meet last Saturday. Altoona Area School District rising eighth grader Josiah Treece won the 13-14 young boys division with a height of 9 feet, 4.25 ...

Duo spark Lilly to City League win

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Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion’s Brent Matish and Tim Fabbri each had a pair of RBIs in a 10-1 victory over Medicine Shoppe Friday at Vets Field in a Greater City League game. Lilly Conrad, which led, 4-1, after three innings, improved to 6-1. Matish finished with three hits ...

Keuchel itching to join new team

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The Associated Press MIAMI — Left-hander Dallas Keuchel says he doesn’t expect to need much time tuning up in the minors before he joins his new team, the Atlanta Braves. The team confirmed Friday night that the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner had agreed to a one-year ...

Lady Bulldogs drop thriller in ninth

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CRESSON — The Claysburg-Kimmel High School softball team’s solid 20-win season ended in heartbreak early Thursday evening at the Mount Aloysius College softball field. The Lady Bulldogs built a 5-2 lead in a PIAA Class 1A quarterfinal game against unbeaten DuBois Central Catholic on a ...

Glendale falls on tough call

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EVERETT — For a moment in the top of the eighth inning, Glendale thought it was out of a jam with the third out. However, the foul ball call quickly came — negating the out at first — and Millersburg had another chance. With the game knotted, the Lady Indians took advantage of the ...

Control issues cost Mounties

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DUBOIS — Philipsburg-Osceola rode a literal perfect storm throughout the postseason that, up until Thursday, allowed the Mounties to start star sophomore pitcher Ryan Whitehead in each game. With no rain in the forecast, senior Bubba Slogosky took the mound for P-O in its PIAA Class 3A ...

Blues get win with chance to clinch

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BOSTON — Jordan Binnington stopped 38 shots, and Ryan O’Reilly and David Perron scored for St. Louis on Thursday night to give the Blues a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins and a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final. The Blues have won two straight since a 7-2 loss at home and return to St. ...

Klay set to play Game 4

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Everyone knows about Klay Thompson’s ability to get dangerously hot in a hurry on offense. His stingy defense might just be the thing that matters most when he returns for the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals tonight with his team trailing Toronto ...

Warriors investor banned for shove

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors’ investor who shoved Toronto guard Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the NBA Finals won’t attend any more games in the series. The Warriors said Thursday that they and investor Mark Stevens, who is listed in the team’s media guide as a member of ...

Anisimova, 17, tops 2018 French Open champ in quarters

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PARIS — Amanda Anisimova smacked one last backhand winner to complete her upset of defending champion Simona Halep in the French Open quarterfinals, flung her racket and covered her mouth with both hands. Eyes wide, Anisimova then spread her arms with palms up and said, “What?!” In a ...

Archer, Bell help Pirates win Braves series

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — If the Atlanta Braves needed more reason to purse free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel, they may have gotten it on Thursday. Mike Foltynewicz allowed consecutive home runs to Colin Moran and Gregory Polanco in the second inning of a 6-1 loss to the ...

Covering the bases

Altoona Curve

LEADING OFF: The Curve were off Thursday and just finished a stretch that saw them play 16 out of 23 games on the road. Now they’ll play seven in a row at home, as well as 10 out of 13. SAFE AT FIRST: Akron comes to town for four games, with tonight’s series opener set for 7 p.m. Starting ...

Cumming Motors picks up first win

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Matt Parks was 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs to lead Cumming Motors to its first win of the season in an 8-6 victory over Blair County Oil Thursday at Juniata in a City League-AAABA crossover game. Chase Smith was 2-for-4 for Cumming, drove in two runs and scored another. Austin Miller ...

Rookie Rockies pitcher beats Cubs in Chicago

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CHICAGO (AP) — Peter Lambert allowed four hits over seven innings and struck out nine to win his major league debut, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday. A 22-year-old right-hander selected in the second round with the 44th overall pick of the 2015 amateur ...

Sunnehanna remains up to the challenge

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If you’re interested in seeing some of the highest quality golf anywhere in the world, you only have to travel to nearby Johnstown next Thursday through Sunday to see the best amateurs in the world competing in the 66th Sunnehanna Tournament of Champions. The club welcomes all fans, at no ...

The latest DelBaggio is growing his career

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The DelBaggio name has been one of the most significant in the annals of local golf history over the past half-century, and Altoona-native Austin DelBaggio is looking to add a chapter of his own. DelBaggio, a 2017 graduate of Altoona Area High School, recently completed his sophomore year in ...

DeGol gets another Scotch Valley trophy

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HOLLIDAYSBURG —- Anthony DeGol was the winner for the third straight year in the championship flight of the Scotch Valley Country Club Match Play Championships recently. Quinten Dziabo finished as the runner-up. Seth Smith won the first flight, Dan McGrath was the winner of the second ...

Eagles give Wentz $128M over 4 years

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PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz proved to the Philadelphia Eagles in three years he’s worth a huge investment. Wentz and the Eagles have agreed on a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season. The deal announced Thursday night adds four years to Wentz’s rookie contract. It’s ...

In control Bradley has lead

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The Associated Press ANCASTER, Ontario — Keegan Bradley had a 7-under 63 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the RBC Canadian Open on Thursday. “Today I was in complete control of my ball,” Bradley said. “Then when you couple that with feeling good on the greens, that’s ...

Sports at a glance

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PSU hoops to get Wake Forest UNIVERSITY PARK – The Penn State men’s basketball team will host Wake Forest on Wednesday, Dec. 4 in the 21st annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The meeting in the Bryce Jordan Center will be the teams’ first as Challenge opponents and the first since a ...