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Name: Michael Fleck Age: 28 Residence: Altoona High school: Altoona My favorite sport: Football I usually attend games with: My friends Favorite high school team: Altoona Favorite college team: Tennessee Volunteers Favorite pro team: Tennessee Titans My favorite sports memory: ...

Lazor keeps Chestnut Ridge on successful path

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Chestnut Ridge’s Greg Lazor has only been coaching at Chestnut Ridge for nine years, but he’s led the Lions to 171 wins, six straight District 5 Tournament titles and five straight District 5 Duals crowns. The coaching honors have started to pile up too. Lazor has been voted the ...

Curry believes in ‘greatness of spirit’

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By Laura Snyder All of us can benefit from kindness, so logically we should extend that kindness to others. That was the message delivered last weekend at Juniata College by former college football coach Bill Curry, who gave a lecture on the subject of kindness — something he called ...

Penn State one win from Frozen Four

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From Mirror reports CINCINNATI, Ohio — The Penn State men's ice hockey team scored five goals in the third period to capture a 10-3 victory over the the Union Dutchmen in the Midwest Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament Saturday at U.S. Bank Arena. Penn State improved to 25-11-2. ...

Mountain Lions finish fifth at tournament

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IRWIN — The Altoona Area High School boys volleyball team finished fifth with an overall record of 6-5 in the Norwin Volleyball Tournament on Saturday. Altoona went 3-3 in pool play, then beat Hempfield, 25-23, 15-25, 15-9, in its cross-pool game. In the play-in round of the playoffs, ...

Johnson reaches Match Play semis

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AUSTIN, Texas — Dustin Johnson had reason to be rattled. As he walked off the 12th green Saturday afternoon, the match referee said five words that Johnson heard for the first time all week in the Dell Technologies Match Play. “The match is all square.” Until then, Johnson had led ...

Lions clinch first-ever AMCC title

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After the results of Saturday’s matches, the Penn State Altoona men’s volleyball team has officially clinched its first-ever Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship. The Lions posted a spotless 8-0 record against AMCC teams this year to secure the conference title. Medaille ...

Altoona comes back from Virginia at 2-1

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RICHMOND, Va. — After dropping a 17-2 decision to Benedictine in 41/2 innings Saturday, Altoona was able to hang on for a 7-6 win against Manchester to split a two-game outing in high school baseball action. Elliot Mast hit a three-run homer in the first inning to put the Lions ahead of ...

You really should learn how to fly fish this spring

Local Sports

What little snow we had in our region this past winter didn’t stay around long, so there will be no spring runoff to bolster stream flows. So unless we large amounts of rain in the coming weeks, most of our trout streams are likely to be low and clear for opening day. The good news is ...

Pulisic the heartbeat of US

National Sports

By Ronald Blum The Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Christian Pulisic gallops elegantly past defenders like a gazelle, with the enthusiasm of youth and a sense of positioning that belies his inexperience. At age 18, he’s getting significant playing time at European power Borussia ...

Wanting to be part of the hunt until the end

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Doug Herman of Nebraska had a life-time hunting buddy — and we all know how we treasure them — who fell ill one day and was rushed to the hospital. “I just want to get out of here and hunt with you one more time,” his friend said. But he didn’t get out of there and so that last ...

Harvest for deer increased in 16-17

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HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s buck harvest increased nine percent, and the overall deer harvest was up six percent, in the 2016-17 seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission recently reported. Hunters harvested an estimated 333,254 deer in 2016-17 – an increase of ...

Everybody but Kang returning to the Pirates’ camp

Professional Sports

Commentary BRADENTON, Fla. — The World Baseball Classic is history, and, because some Pirates played, I watched some of the games on MLB Network, even though they were on late and past bedtime. Seven Buccos participated in the WBC, including Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison, who were ...

Glasnow’s outing improves for Bucs

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From Mirror reports BRADENTON, Fla.  — Pittsburgh starter Tyler Glasnow struck out nine over four innings of work in a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers Saturday in Grapefruit League action. Glasnow was charged with five hits and three earned runs, but only two were earned. He walked ...

NL Central Preview

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The Associated Press A caspule look at the National League Central this season: Chicago Cubs 2016: 103-58, first place, World Series champions. Manager: Joe Maddon (third season). He’s here: RHP Wade Davis, OF Jon Jay, RHP Koji Uehara, LHP Brett Anderson, LHP Brian Duensing, RHP ...

Lions’ Banks not returning

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Payton Banks, a redshirt junior on the Penn State men’s basketball team, will graduate from Penn State this spring and not return to the program, coach Patrick Chambers announced. “We wish Payton the best moving forward and thank him for his four years at Penn ...

Oregon shocks KU

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Oregon shocks KU KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas’ romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in nearly 80 years. Dylan Ennis added 12 ...

Hoosiers say it’s Miller time for IU

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On Saturday, less than 24 hours after UCLA coach Steve Alford pulled his name out of the sweepstakes, Indiana announced the hiring of Archie Miller from Dayton as its new men’s basketball coach. Miller replaces Tom Crean, who was fired March 16 after missing the NCAA Tournament five times ...

UConn receives minor scare, still wins

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Napheesa Collier had 27 points and 14 rebounds to help UConn beat UCLA 86-71 on Saturday, putting the Huskies in the Bridgeport Regional final. The victory was the 110th straight for the No. 1 Huskies, who will face 10th-seeded Oregon on Monday night. The Ducks pulled ...

Curve FanFest scheduled for April 4

Altoona Curve

Altoona Curve baseball fans are invited to attend Curve FanFest 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 4 at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. This event serves as the first opportunity for fans to meet the baseball players and coaches who will make up the Altoona Curve’s opening day roster, ...