Sports

Venison fans should get out their recipe cards

Outdoors

My hunting buddy, Bob Beck of Duncansville, gave me this recipe that is so easy and so good I make it for myself. It is also quite good in the crock-pot so I thought I would share it with yout. EASY VENISON STEAKS n 2 medium — sized venison steaks n 1 package onion soup mix n 1 ...

For hunters, some things never change

Outdoors

Well, another deer season is in the books. For all those hunters who were successful, remember to file your kill reports as required by law. And if you had a DMAP permit, you must file a report whether you harvested a deer or not. Failure to do so could result in our being denied a DMAP ...

Williams showing respect for teammates

Professional Sports

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t so much a conscious decision Vince Williams made to wear teammate Ryan Shazier’s jersey during Steelers practice this week. And there wasn’t anyone who compelled him to do it, either. For Williams, donning the No. 50 of his close friend ...

Hollidaysburg gets Blairsville in finals

Scholastic Sports

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Lester C. McCall Tip-Off Tournament signaled the start of the high school girls basketball season for a pair of Blair County squads Friday night. The teams’ seasons couldn’t have gotten off to more of an opposite ...

Tyrone rallies for victory

Scholastic Sports

By Dan Isenberg sports@altoonamirror.com BELLWOOD — Slow starts, first-game jitters, and a raucous atmosphere were just a few of the many factors that came into play Friday night at the Bellwood-Antis High School gymnasium. At the end of four quarters, it was Tyrone that was able to ...

Altoona grads to play in all-star bowl game

Local Sports

From Mirror reports Two former Altoona Area High School football players will be ending their collegiate careers in an all-star game this weekend. Austin Rosenberry and Avery Howsare, both 2013 AAHS graduates, will participate in front of professional football scouts in Sunday’s eighth ...

Cardinals’ Jackson relaxed this season

National Sports

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Lamar Jackson gets asked to do the Heisman Trophy pose a lot. No matter where he goes, even in bustling and crowded Times Square, he gets recognized often. No sooner was Jackson done talking about the fame that has come from winning the Heisman last ...

Lady Lions, BG girls open with victories

Local Sports

WEXFORD — Altoona used a balanced scoring attack to open its season successfully with a 56-46 win over Chartiers Valley in the North Allegheny-Wright Automotive Tip-Off Tournament Friday night at North Allegheny High School. Caranda Perea scored 14 points, Shaina Lear and Bridgid Fox added ...

Army goes for 2 in a row

National Sports

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Monken’s second season at Army in 2015 ended with 10 losses and a record 14th straight defeat to Navy. While it pointed to more of the same for a struggling program, Monken was confident a West Point turnaround was imminent thanks to successful ...

Penn Cambria downs Heights

Local Sports

PATTON — True falls by Joey Dignan at 120 pounds and Reed Niebauer at 126, coupled with a technical fall from Gavin Link at 132, propelled Penn Cambria to a season-opening 47-24 victory over Cambria Heights in high school wrestling on Friday. Penn Cambria also got 18 points on three ...

Hollidaysburg swim teams open with sweep

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Allison Black’s second individual win of the evening highlighted a Lady Tiger sweep in the 100-yard backstroke that sparked the Hollidaysburg girls to a season-opening 89-81 win over visiting DuBois in high school swimming Friday. Black also placed first in the 200 IM. ...

Lady Lions advance to next round

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s volleyball team recorded a sweep in the third round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, as the Lady Lions took down Missouri, 3-0, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19, at Rec Hall. With the win, Penn State advanced to its 16th NCAA regional final. Its opponent will be ...

Grubb’s follow-up lifts Warriors into finals

Local Sports

SOMERSET — Landry Grubb’s basket with three seconds remaining lifted the Everett boys basketball team over Shanksville-Stonycreek, 49-48, in the first round of the Somerset Pine Grill Classic on Friday night. Everett will face Somerset, a 69-55 winner over Blairsville, in tonight’s ...

Hoops du Jour

National Sports

George Wash. at PSU men Tipoff: 4 p.m. Bryce Jordan Arena Records: Penn State (7-3, 1-1 Big Ten); George Washington (5-4, 0-0 Atlantic 10) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 94-112 in his seventh season at Penn State and 136-140 in nine seasons overall. Maurice Joseph is 25-19 in his second ...

Juniata improves mark to 7-0

Local Sports

HUNTINGDON — The Juniata College men’s basketball team advanced to the finals of the Doc Greene Tournament Friday night, thanks to a 90-54 win over St. Joseph’s out of Vermont in area college action. Juniata, which improved to 7-0, got a balanced effort with Marcus Lee leading the way ...

Devils reach championship as Holsinger tosses in 24

Local Sports

EBENSBURG—The Central Cambria boys basketball team got their season off to a strong start last night in the Ron Davidson Roundball Classic. The Red Devils got strong post play from Matt Holsinger, made seven 3-pointers, and played strong defense en route to an 82-46 victory over Penns ...

Bennett leads CC boys to tourney win

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — Central Cambria was running on all cylinders in the title game of the Ron Davidson Roundball Classic Saturday at Central Cambria High School. The Red Devils’ offense used layups and 3-point shots to jump out to an early lead against Conemaugh Township. Defensively, the Red ...

Tigers pull out win

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Rocci Grassi hit two free throws in the final minute to break a 40-all tie and lift Hollidaysburg over visiting State College Mount Nittany, 42-40, in freshman boys basketball Friday. Mitchell Kratzer led the Golden Tigers with 15 points, while Bryce Martellacci added ...

Steelers will turn to Moats as starting LB

Professional Sports

Shazier undergoes spinal stabilization surgery PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier underwent surgery on Wednesday night to stabilize his spine. The team announced Thursday Drs. David Okonkwo and Joseph Maroon performed the surgery after Shazier was transferred ...

Three area men part of trip to semifinals

Local Sports

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com The Indiana University of Pennsylvania football team is attempting to reach uncharted waters later this month and become the first team in school history to win an NCAA Division II championship. “We’ve never won a national title, and ...