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Electric youth

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By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com TYRONE — The Tyrone Area High School girls basketball team recognized its seniors prior to Monday night’s game with Hollidaysburg at the Tyrone Middle School gymnasium. All three Tyrone seniors — career 1,000-point scorer Sydney Shaw, ...

B-A girls will get big test at start

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From Mirror reports District 6 released its 2019 high school boys and girls playoff brackets for each classification on Monday, and the defending PIAA Class 2A girls state champions will be tested right away. Bellwood-Antis, which finished third in District 6 last year before bouncing back in ...

Burkett does his part for Ridge

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Name: Kai Burkett School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: Burkett helped the Lions finish third in the PIAA Class 2A Duals Tournament in Hershey by going undefeated. He won by fall, technical fall, regular decision twice ...

Bucs sign veteran OF to minor deal

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From Mirror, wire reports PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Melky Cabrera Monday, which includes an invitation to big league camp. The 34-year-old Cabrera began the 2018 campaign with Triple-A Columbus after signing with ...

Murray has busy night in Pens’ victory

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By Aaron Bracy The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Matt Murray guzzled a sports drink through part of his postgame interview. It’s not surprising the Pittsburgh Penguins goalie needed to rehydrate after such an intense outing. Murray made a career-high 50 saves and Sidney Crosby had a ...

Mo Valley’s Dale so ready for postseason

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Moshannon Valley’s Jon Dale has wrestled in the District 6 Class 2A Tournament three previous years and has placed there twice. A talented athlete who was one of the top running backs in the area this past football season and was a state qualifier as a sophomore, Dale is one of the ...

PIAA’s deal with Flo Wrestling bad news for TV watchers

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If you turned to PCN on Saturday to watch the championship finals of the PIAA Dual Meet Championships, you were out of luck. Flo Wrestling was the only provider carrying the finals, as well as many of the other matches during the three-day tournament. That means the only way you could have ...

Browns believe Hunt deserves 2nd chance

National Sports

The Associated Press BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns believe there’s remorse in Kareem Hunt’s heart. The NFL hasn’t gotten that far. Following their own investigation, the Browns signed Hunt to a one-year contract Monday, giving the former star Chiefs running back a second chance ...

Strong fourth propels Flash to ‘W’

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By Nate Ritchey nritchey@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — In the first half of its game against Bryant, Saint Francis got up by as many as 15 points only to have the Bulldogs close the gap to five at the half. Following a close third quarter in which they led by just one at the end, the Red ...

Hoops du Jour

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No.6 Michigan at PSU men Tipoff: 8:30 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center Records: Penn State (8-15); No.6 Michigan (22-2) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 121-136 in his eighth season at Penn State and 163-164 overall. John Beilein is 270-144 in his 12th season at Michigan and overall 820-462. TV: ...

Mirror wrestling rankings

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106 POUNDS 1. Kai Burkett Chestnut Ridge So 27-3 2. Suds Dubler Glendale Fr 31-1 3. Zach Brandis Central Cambria Jr 20-8 4. Ashton Sipes Tyrone Fr 11-7 5. Nick Bryan Philipsburg-Osceola Jr 20-9 Ones to watch: Trevor Husick, TM; Jordan Carlucci, Alt; Jaxon Matthews, Cent 113 ...

Tyrone sweeps, sets relay mark

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TYRONE — The Tyrone Area High School boys and girls swim teams both improved to 8-1 Monday night, thanks to a sweep over Marion Center. On the boys side, the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Jacob Decker, Parker Bayard, Hjalte Skov and Songmian Wang broke a 24-year-old school record by ...

Wrestling leaders

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WINS 1. Dubler Glen 26-1 McMillen Glen 26-1 3. Johnston Glen 26-2 4. Brown PC 26-3 5. Croft CC 26-7 6. McGill CR 25-0 7. Cassidy Bed 25-1 Cornell Ever 25-1 9. Smychynsky PC 25-4 10. Mills Hunt 25-8 PINS 1. Seace CR 17 Cornell Ever 17 ...

Stouffer putting in the work

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Name: Marissa Stouffer School: Altoona Area Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Gymnastics Athlete of the week achievement: Stouffer led Altoona to its sixth straight Central Pa. Gymnastics League title. She won the all-around with a 37.0. She finished first in the vault, bar and ...

Chip off the old block

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By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com ike Iuzzolino will be playing at the Altoona Fieldhouse tonight. The son, that is. Iuzzolino, whose father Mike was a standout for the Mountain Lions in the mid-1980s before embarking on a 10-year professional career that included two seasons with ...

ESPN Radio sports fans left out to dry

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It was not a good week for loyal fans of sports talk radio in the area. When it comes to Forever Media taking ESPN off its airwaves last week, it’s not as much why they did it, but how they did it — without any warning whatsoever to its loyal listeners, of which I may be the ...

Winning the pole won’t be enough for Byron

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By Mark Long The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — William Byron of Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR powerhouse. The 21-year-old Byron and 25-year-old teammate ...

PSU’s record falls to 10-13

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From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team dropped a close 66-62 battle to Michigan Sunday afternoon in Big Ten action at the Bryce Jordan Center. Senior Teniya Page moved into sole possession of fifth place on Penn State’s career scoring charts, ...

Hoops du Jour

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Bryant at SFU women Tipoff: 6 p.m. at DeGol Arena Records: Bryant (6-15 overall, 4-6 Northeast Conference); Saint Francis (10-12, 7-3). Coaches: Susan Robinson-Fruchtl, returning on an interim basis, is 83-93 in her sixth year at Saint Francis and is 109-187 in her 10th year overall; Mary ...

Night skies keep Lefty from winning

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The Associated Press PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Phil Mickelson had everything go his way Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He just couldn’t beat the darkness. On a wild day of weather even by Pebble Beach standards, sunshine gave way to a hail storm that covered the greens in a ...