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Yates highlights new Hall of Fame class

National Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Robert Yates lived long enough to hear his name announced as a NASCAR Hall of Famer. Although he lost his battle with liver cancer five months after he was voted into the Hall, Yates was able to write his own acceptance speech for Friday night’s ceremony. It was read by ...

QB coach promoted to Steelers’ OC

Professional Sports

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t look very far for offensive coordinator Todd Haley’s replacement, promoting longtime quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner to the position on Thursday, four days after Pittsburgh’s season ended with a divisional round ...

Pittsburgh signs its closer for four years

Professional Sports

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Felipe Rivero admits he was a little surprised when Pittsburgh Pirates parted with established stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen over the last week, part of a roster reset the club insists is not to be confused with an actual ...

Bearcats overcome early deficit to take down Lions

Scholastic Sports

By Ryan Kuhn For the Mirror After Altoona took an early lead, Huntingdon pulled away late to earn a 41-23 victory Thursday night in high school wrestling action at the Altoona Area Junior High School Fieldhouse. “It’s always a good match against Altoona,” Huntingdon coach Jon Mykut ...

Everett’s ‘D’ too much for Tussey

Scholastic Sports

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com SAXTON — The names have changed over the years in Keith Moyer’s tenure as Everett Area High School girls basketball coach, but the message has stayed the same. “We have the motto that offense wins games,” sophomore guard Kaitlyn Maxwell said, ...

Flash fall apart after half

Local Sports

From Mirror reports Staten Island, N.Y. — Freshman Mark Flagg, scored a career-high 18 points but the Saint Francis men’s basketball team (10-8, 4-3 NEC) couldn’t withstand a 20-0 Wagner run early in the second half in a 73-64 defeat. The Red Flash played one of their best defensive ...

PC dominates Bedford

Local Sports

CRESSON — Penn Cambria coach Todd Niebauer and Bedford coach Brian Creps came to an agreement on the Panthers’ senior night that all five of the PC seniors would get to wrestle. With Bedford missing starters Greg Edwards and Matt Emerick at 106 and 126, respectively, and the Bisons ...

Lady Blue Devils romp over Lady Bulldogs

Local Sports

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis High School girls basketball team poses a tough challenge for Inter-County Conference opponents that put a completely healthy lineup on the court. For a Claysburg-Kimmel team down two starters, the challenge became that much more difficult. Bellwood jumped ...

Nine Lions set for all-star games

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Nine Penn State seniors will participate in a total of three postseason all-star games, beginning Saturday with the East-West Shrine Game and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Jason Cabinda, Curtis Cothran, Parker Cothren, Grant Haley and DaeSean Hamilton will participate in the ...

Williamsburg edges West Branch late

Local Sports

MORRISDALE — Alexa Weimert’s only bucket of the game, with less than 30 seconds to play, was the difference in Williamsburg’s 42-40 win at West Branch in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. The Lady Pirates (6-7) got 14 points from Alexi McMonagle and 13 points from ...

Lady Lions knock off No. 25

Local Sports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Teniya Page made 4 of 5 free throws with a second left and finished with 34 points to lead Penn State to a 70-67 win over No. 25 Rutgers on Thursday night. Down 11 with seven minutes to go, the Scarlet Knights rallied behind Tyler Scaife, taking a 65-64 lead on her ...

Gymnasts confront abuser

Local Sports

LANSING, Mich. — U.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney said being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal. Dr. Larry Nassar won’t be sentenced until next week to accommodate the many victims who want to speak. ...

Still no end in sight for Patriots

Local Sports

YAWN! That seems to be the reaction from everywhere except New England when Pro Picks has asked folks about the prospect of the Patriots being in yet another Super Bowl. Apparently, they have become the team people love to hate: America’s Team they ain’t. And they care not a bit about ...

Dragons pick up two victories

Local Sports

THREE SPRINGS — In a double-dual meet at Southern Huntingdon, Central took care of Bellwood-Antis and the host Rockets to improve to 4-4 in high school wrestling on Thursday. In a 46-24 win over the Blue Devils, Central got pins from Nathan Daniels, Cameron Ulery, Braeden Swab and Damian ...

Holsopple leads Tigers to ‘W’

Scholastic Sports

MILL HALL — Josh Holsopple led Hollidaysburg with 19 points, and Ethan Haupt added 10 in a 57-49 win over Central Mountain Thursday night in high school boys basketball action. The Golden Tigers (6-4) led 30-26 at halftime. Isaiah McCann paced Central Mountain, which scored just six ...

Veteran Valley too much for Mustangs

Scholastic Sports

Special to the Mirror PORTAGE — Veteran coach Travis Kargo expected plenty of peaks and valleys this season with his Portage team consisting of just one returning starter and three lettermen. In Thursday’s WestPAC North contest against contender Blacklick Valley, the Mustangs showed ...

Altoona hockey team cruises

Local Sports

Altoona topped Johnstown, 6-3, in high school ice hockey action at Galactic Ice on Thursday. The Mountain Lions got two goals each from Cole Yeckley and Owen Kravetz and a pair of assists from Sammy Wyland. Altoona improved to 11-0-1.

Lady Tigers score win over rivals

Scholastic Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Marin Miller scored 17 points to lift Hollidaysburg past Altoona, 33-20, in a freshman girls basketball game on Friday. Kassie Clawson and Andrea Kiser each scored four points for the Lady Lions. ALTOONA (20): Lane 3, DeGennaro 2, Clawson 4, Kiser 4, White 3, Runk 2, Young ...

Sports at a glance

National Sports

Late birdies big for McIlroy ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Rory McIlroy’s patience was tested Thursday on his comeback and he needed three late birdies to register a 3-under 69 that left him three strokes behind first-round leaders Tommy Fleetwood and Hideto Tanihara at the Abu Dhabi ...

PSU Altoona volleyball ranked No. 1

Local Sports

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. — The Penn State Altoona men’s volleyball team was picked to win the North Eastern Athletic Conference for the second year in a row, as the league’s coaches voted the Lions into first place in the 2018 edition of the conference’s preseason poll. The Lions led all ...