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Capitals to play for Stanley Cup

Local Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Alex Ovechkin scored early and Andre Burakovsky added two second-period goals to help the Washington Capitals put a decade of playoff frustration behind them with a 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final Wednesday ...

Without Bell, Steelers try out RBs

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Jaylen Samuels smiled at the question. It’s not the first time he’s been asked where exactly he fits on the football field. The answer during Samuels’ time at North Carolina State depended on when you asked him. Tight end? Fullback? Tailback? Wide receiver? Safety? At ...

Curve pitching gets roughed up

Altoona Curve

BOWIE, Md. — The Curve played so well in the finale of a homestand Sunday, a 12-3 win over Portland, that it looked like it could be the start of a hot streak. The first two games of a week-long road trip have proven otherwise. Bowie pounded Altoona on Wednesday, 9-3, at Prince George’s ...

Colledge leads Lady Warriors with glove, bat

Local Sports

EVERETT — In the top of the third of the Everett-Chestnut Ridge playoff game, Ridge’s Attie Milliron crushed one into the left-center gap. Brooke Colledge streaked after it and made the catch, smashing her face off the fence in the process. With Colledge writhing in pain on the ground, ...

Celtics beat Cavs for 3-2 series lead

Local Sports

BOSTON — Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. The Celtics remained perfect in Boston this ...

Lady Colts reach end of road against Mount Union again

Local Sports

MOUNT UNION — It was deja vu all over again for Northern Cambria. For the second consecutive season, Mount Union stood in the way of the Colts in the District 6 Class 2A softball playoffs, and for the second straight year, the results were the same. The Trojans advanced to the district ...

Panthers eliminated

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Berlin — The 2018 baseball season came to a close for the Northern Bedford County Black Panthers in a 10-0 five-inning loss to Berlin Brothersvalley. The Panthers closed with a 7-11 record but return many underclassmen for next season. Berlin hurler Nick Gooden faced only 16 batters and ...

Jets trade Hackenberg to Raiders

Local Sports

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have traded former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg to the Oakland Raiders for a conditional seventh-round draft pick. Hackenberg was a second-round pick out of Penn State in 2016, but never played a regular-season snap for the Jets. The ...

Big Ben will help new QB

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PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger insists he has no problem with the Pittsburgh Steelers drafting Mason Rudolph. That his comments during a radio appearance shortly after the Steelers took the former Oklahoma State star in the third round of the draft — when Roethlisberger openly wondered ...

Altoona wins first set, 25-0, on way to beating Brashear

Local Sports

Shutouts in volleyball games are few and far between. The Altoona Mountain Lions scored one Tuesday, blanking Brashear, 25-0, in the first game en route to sweeping the Bulls in a District 6-8-10 subregional semifinal at the AAHS Fieldhouse. From Dalton Keller’s first serve in Game 1 to ...

Mehno: Meadows a big hit so far for Pirates

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PITTSBURGH — Austin Meadows has become an instantly popular Pirates player, and that makes sense. What’s not to like? He went 5-for-11 (.455) in his first three major league games. He hit a home run, stole a base, and it wasn’t his fault that the Pirates lost three of four at home to ...

Rockets storm back to even up series

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OAKLAND, Calif. — James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at two games apiece with a 95-92 victory Tuesday night. Curry scored 28 points and Kevin Durant added 27 ...

Big prize still awaits Ovechkin

National Sports

By Fred Goodall The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is closer than ever to playing for the Stanley Cup, and he’s determined to make the most of the opportunity. “I’ve never been in this position before,” he said Tuesday, looking ahead to ...

Strategic move gets Vegas into Cup finals

National Sports

The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — George McPhee’s endgame has always been about making the Golden Knights contenders. Strategic moves to keep winning. The veteran general manager has ridden his savvy all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, a stirring run by the first-year franchise and ...

Robertson event slated for June 2

Local Sports

The John Robertson Scholarship Fund Committee is planning a benefit dinner and dance at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2 to raise funds for The John Robertson Scholarship Fund in honor of Robertson’s 50th anniversary of helping young people in the region. The event is being held at the UVA, site of ...

NFL still searching for anthem answers

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ATLANTA — The NFL approved a new owner for the Carolina Panthers, passed a rule to eject players who hit with their helmets, and took steps to spice up the kickoff. Still to be resolved: a much more contentious issue. What to do, if anything, about players who kneel during the national ...

Swartz gets his shot with D-1 program

Scholastic Sports

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com By any measure, Nathan Swartz enjoyed an outstanding wrestling career at Hollidaysburg Area High School. Swartz logged a 97-43 career record in four years, with 53 true falls. He was a District 6 Class 3A champion at 138 pounds as a junior, and ...

Ramblers have too much of everything

Scholastic Sports

By Hunter Muro For the Mirror Windber — The Northern Bedford Lady Panthers had no answer offensively against Windber starter Baylee Roxby, and could not stop the Lady Rambler’s hot bats either as they fell 12-2 in a District 5 Class 2A softball semifinal matchup Tuesday. Roxby tossed ...

Cassie Mock: Juniata basketball

Local Sports

Name: Cassie Mock High school: Central Hometown: Martinsburg Sport: Basketball Position: Guard College choice: Juniata Other colleges considered: Washington & Jefferson Why I picked Juniata College: “I picked Juniata because as soon as I walked on campus I felt at home. ...

Gordon headlines nominees for Hall

Professional Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — When Jeff Gordon’s name is presented to panel of voters for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the debate should be short and simple. Yes, Gordon gets a slot. Gordon is on today’s ballot for the first time and there should be zero discussion regarding his worthiness. The ...