Sports

Ex-Giant, Curve player Williams among inductees

Local Sports

EVERETT — Bedford graduate Keith Williams not only holds a special place in Bedford County’s sports history, but also Blair County. Saturday night, he was inducted as part of a class that included 13 people and teams into the Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame at the Everett Area High ...

Spieth holds on to lead

National Sports

CROMWELL, Conn. — Jordan Spieth continues to play just a little better than anyone else at the Travelers Championship. The 23-year-old Texan closed with a 20-foot birdie putt for a 4-under 66 on Saturday, giving him a one-stroke lead for the third straight round at TPC River ...

Franklin’s wife eases into view

Voice of the Fan

Perhaps the biggest story related to Penn State football so far this offseason, and arguably one of the biggest during the James Franklin Era, was overlooked, a non-starter, for most of the media that covers the program. What attention it did get was a single photo, buried fairly deep in a ...

NCAA considering risks of too many helmets

National Sports

Oregon football players used three helmets last season — green, black and white — that were mixed and matched with myriad uniform combinations. The Ducks were pioneers in football fashion and other schools have followed, using helmets to make a statement. Now, the NCAA wants to determine ...

Hoenstine patriarch would be proud

Voice of the Fan

Dick Hoenstine and I were teammates on the 1953 Roaring Spring entry in the Blair County Baseball League. Hoenstine normally played for his hometown of Claysburg, but that town’s Blair League team folded after the previous season. Wanting to continue to play on Saturdays, the only day the ...

Kings draftee raised by two mothers

National Sports

CHICAGO — Moments after Jaret Anderson-Dolan was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, he hugged his mothers Fran and Nancy. They cried a few tears as Anderson-Dolan made his way to the floor of the United Center for handshakes and congratulations from his new team. It was a slight variation on ...

Martin Oil sweeps Sheetz; Park wins

Local Sports

Martin Oil kept its late start to the season going strong, taking a pair of wins Saturday, 2-1 and 6-2, in a doubleheader against Sheetz at Geesey Park on Saturday in the George B. Kelley Federation. Nevin Wood went 2-for-3 for Martin Oil in the first game, driving in two runs on a double and ...

The time for great dry-fly fishing is now

Outdoors

By this time last year, most of the smaller streams in our region were so low and warm that I abandoned trout fishing on them until well into the fall. It wasn’t because I don’t enjoy challenging fishing, but when some streams began to look like ditches full of wet rocks, challenging ...

Don’t put out a welcome mat for black bears

Outdoors

Why does a bear show up in town? All across the state this summer will come reports of black bears that wander into populated areas, climb trees and refuse to come down. Police and firemen are called, but it usually ends with the Game Commission having to tranquilize the animal, lower it ...

Defense sparks North

Local Sports

Even in midsummer all-star football games, turnovers and penalties can be crucial and the defense often sets the pace of the game. That was the case in the 33rd annual Lezzer Lumber Classic Friday night at Mansion Park, as the North squad made two interceptions that paved the way for both its ...

Jaso home run helps Bucs win

Professional Sports

ST. LOUIS — Josh Bell and John Jaso homered as the Pittsburgh Pirates broke their Busch Stadium hex with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. Jaso, who entered as part of a double switch in the eighth inning, drove a 3-2 pitch from Seung Hwan Oh (1-4) over the wall in ...

Curve not ready to play in defeat

Altoona Curve

It’s always tough to predict the weather in Altoona — surrounded by forecast-killing mountains — and Friday night some Curve players may have gotten too caught up paying attention to the ominous radar. With the weather map covered in green, it appeared there was no way the Curve would ...

White males still getting most jobs despite Title IX

National Sports

ORLANDO, Fla. — On the 45th anniversary of Title IX, women and people of color remain on the outside when it comes to hiring head coaches in women’s college sports, according to a report Friday by sports institutes. The report found that the coaches hired were predominantly white and male ...

Bowyer trying to make ‘Lightning’ strike twice

National Sports

SONOMA, Calif. — Lightning McQueen went to NASCAR’s victory lane last week when Kyle Larson drove the “Cars 3” vehicle to a win. The McQueen paint scheme has shifted to Clint Bowyer’s car this week, and he’s looking to keep the winning streak going. “Hopefully, lightning ...

Forwards highlight top selections

National Sports

CHICAGO — Cody Glass played in a youth hockey tournament in Las Vegas when he was 10. His Junior Steelers team finished a disappointing second. He is looking forward to many more games in Sin City. Glass was selected by the expansion Vegas Golden Knights with their first-ever pick Friday ...

PSU women’s opponents set

Local Sports

University Park — On the heels of a 21-win campaign and an appearance in the third round of the WNIT, the Penn State women’s basketball program and coach Coquese Washington announced a 13-game non-conference slate, which includes six games played at the Bryce Jordan Center. The breakdown ...

‘The Process’ finally ready for next step

National Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Markelle Fultz already has his first turnover as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. It came in an Instagram post sponsored by a watch company. “Excited to head to (City) and join the (team name). @Tissot.us is helping me get started with my (team name) watch,” Fultz ...

Championship pedigree

Local Sports

In all-star sporting events, the term “championship caliber” is thrown around quite liberally. In tonight’s 33rd annual Lezzer Lumber Football Classic at Mansion Park, the term will take a quite literal meaning. Both Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Central have players in the game who ...

Shaw gets to Nova as Pirates fall to Brewers

Professional Sports

MILWAUKEE — Travis Shaw and Corey Knebel were too much for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Shaw drove in three runs with a home run and two doubles and Knebel set a modern-era record for most consecutive games by a reliever with a strikeout at a season’s start and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the ...

Vegas loads up on defense

Professional Sports

George McPhee secured a king’s ransom to avoid selecting certain players in the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion draft , and he’s not done dealing. Not by a long shot. McPhee got his starting goalie and first face of the franchise in Marc-Andre Fleury, a top-line winger in James Neal ...