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Tom Randazzo: Clarion football

Local Sports

Name: Tom Randazzo High school: Portage Hometown: Portage Sport: Football Position: Safety College choice: Clarion Other colleges considered: Lock Haven Why I picked Clarion: “Developed a great relationship with coach Thomas, the defensive coordinator during the recruiting ...

Lions enjoy memorable victory

PSU

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State students stormed the court as the buzzer sounded against No. 8 Ohio State and Mike Watkins shouted the familiar “We Are” chant into the announcers headset to a frenzied, white-out crowd. Even if just for one night, Penn State ...

McCoy has good shot at history

Scholastic Sports

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com Chestnut Ridge’s Justin McCoy has been setting school records and reaching new milestones throughout his career, and now he’s set to go where no other Ridge wrestler has gone. If the returning state champion wins a District 5 Tournament title on ...

Pens continue to play well at home

Professional Sports

By Dan Scifo The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins’ rookie forward Zach Aston-Reese didn’t know he scored the eventual game-winning goal until he was on the bench. Aston-Reese broke a third-period tie with a power-play goal and the Penguins beat the Los Angeles Kings ...

Crowning moment for Red Flash’s King

Local Sports

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com LORETTO — Saint Francis pep band members began chanting, “All hail the King” just before overtime tipped off Thursday night after Jamaal King saved the Red Flash from losing. “Well covered, got open, got some space, knocked it down,” King ...

Shiffrin’s wait was worth gold

National Sports

By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The nervous energy accumulated for Mikaela Shiffrin while she waited, waited, waited for these Olympics — the ones that so many are expecting to be HER Olympics — to finally get started. First one race was postponed. ...

Blaney gives Team Penske another sweep

National Sports

The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Roger Penske has a car capable of winning the Daytona 500. Maybe even three of them. Penske again went 1-2 at Daytona International Speedway for its second sweep of Speedweeks. This time, Ryan Blaney went to victory lane after winning the first ...

Todd Irwin’s District 5 2A picks

Scholastic Sports

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Kai Burkett, Chestnut Ridge vs. Eli Brougher, North Star. Champion: Burkett. Comment: Semifinals are already set between Brougher and Bedford’s Greg Edwards, who could make it an all-area final. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Nathan Holderbaum, Chestnut Ridge vs. Jacob ...

Cubs’ ­Rizzo offers support at former HS

Professional Sports

MESA, Ariz. — Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo left spring training Thursday for his home in Parkland, Florida, to offer support in the wake of a deadly shooting at his former high school. Rizzo had been an early arrival in Arizona, where Chicago’s position players aren’t set to ...

Pirates’ Michelone has big night

Scholastic Sports

SAXTON — Nick Michelone nailed four 3-pointers and finished with 32 points Thursday night to lead all scorers as Williamsburg edged past Tussey Mountain, 75-72, in high school boys basketball action. Rashadd Knorr followed up with 21 for the Blue Pirates, who led 25-13 after one quarter ...

Austria’s Mayer wins men’s super-G

National Sports

JEONGSEON, South Korea — Matthias Mayer of Austria won the Olympic men’s super-G on Friday, breaking Norway’s 16-year grip on the title. Mayer won the speed race by 0.13 seconds ahead of Beat Feuz of Switzerland, who added the silver medal to his bronze from downhill on ...

Figure skating, skiing today’s TV highlights

National Sports

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Happy New Year! South Korea is celebrating its biggest holiday today with fireworks, cultural events and more curling. There will be lots of other Olympic feats of greatness. Here’s what to look for: Figure skating Prime time means prime competition tonight ...

Phenoms set for Rising Stars

National Sports

By Brian Mahoney The Associated Press Ben Simmons thought he should be an All-Star by now. Yet each time Commissioner Adam Silver needed to tab an injury replacement from the Eastern Conference, he looked in another direction, to Simmons’ disappointment. Simmons expressed ...

Sports at a glance

National Sports

Saunders, Woods start reasonably LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods lost a ball in a tree early in his round, played from the wrong hole late and ended his return to Riviera with a reasonable start in the Genesis Open. It was more of the same for Sam Saunders, and hope that it will get better as ...

Area produces 7 No. 1 seeds in District 6

Local Sports

There are seven teams from the Altoona Mirror coverage are that are top seeds for the upcoming District 6 high school basketball playoffs, and the 20-2 Bellwood-Antis girls, a state finalist last year, are not among that group. In fact, the Lady Blue Devils aren’t even seeded second or ...

Bearcats look to claim 5th straight title

Local Sports

While the postseason tournaments become more about individuals than teams, the most intriguing part of this weekend’s District 6 Class 2A Tournament could be the team race. Huntingdon has won the team title four straight years, but the Bearcats’ streak will be threatened. The Bearcats ...

White apologizes for comments on sexual misconduct suit

Local Sports

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Shaun White apologized after dismissing the sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a 2016 lawsuit as “gossip” shortly after winning his third Olympic gold medal in the men’s halfpipe. White has been the world’s dominant snowboarder for more than ...

Pirates move on after departures of Cutch, Cole

Local Sports

BRADENTON, Fla. — Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says it’s time for the team to move on as it begins spring training about four weeks after trading away star outfielder Andrew McCutchen and ace pitcher Gerrit Cole. “It’s an opportunity for a new era of Pirates baseball,” ...

Todd Irwin’s D6 2A picks

Scholastic Sports

106 POUNDS: Finalists: Baylor Shunk, Penns Valley vs. Amonn Ohl, Saint Joseph’s. Champion: Ohl. Comment: They haven’t wrestled each other, but I’ve seen both this season, and I’m more impressed with Ohl. 113 POUNDS: Finalists: Josh Boozel, Mount Union vs. Brock McMillen, Glendale. ...