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Bucs can’t figure out Harvey

Professional Sports

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Matt Harvey pitched six innings of one-run ball for his first victory with Cincinnati, and Scooter Gennett hit his fifth grand slam over the last two seasons, leading the Reds to a 7-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Harvey (1-2) ...

’Pen struggles continue for Curve

Altoona Curve

From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. — The Curve lost their best reliever, Jesus Liranzo, to Triple-A on Tuesday, which is good news for him and for the Pirates, as the 100-mph flamethrower looks to have a promising future. It’s a big loss, though, for a Curve bullpen that has struggled ...

MLB trying to attract younger fans

National Sports

The Associated Press NEW YORK — MLB and USA Baseball are promoting a modified version of youth baseball with fewer innings, batters and pitches to pick up the pace. Hit and Run Baseball is part of the MLB’s Play Ball initiative announced Tuesday. Hall of Famer and special adviser Cal ...

Altoona walks off with victory

Local Sports

Leading up to his bottom of the seventh at-bat in a tie game against Mifflin County, Altoona’s Ian Yon had little to show for his three previous at-bats with two pop-ups and a ground out. Yon crushed the first pitch from Tyreen Smalley just foul down the left field line. The second pitch ...

Luensmann pitches B-A past BG

Local Sports

Chad Luensmann earned an NCAA Division I college baseball scholarship to the University of Nebraska as a right-handed pitcher out of tiny Bellwood-Antis High School. Luensmann’s younger brother, Travis, is now only a sophomore at Bellwood, but is already showing a similar type of ability ...

Giger: Curve’s Tucker learns from recent slump

Altoona Curve

Cole Tucker knew it was up there, that ugly thing on the scoreboard when he went to the plate for his first at-bat Sunday afternoon. “Yeah, I knew,” the Curve shortstop said with a sly laugh. “It sucks when you’re not hitting your weight. But I did know.”?Tucker weighs 200 pounds. ...

LeBron fires in 44 points

National Sports

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics, who are looking forward to getting home. Pushed by a ...

Capitals force Game 7 in East

National Sports

WASHINGTON — T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly scored, Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals beat up the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 Monday night to even the Eastern Conference final and force a deciding Game 7. Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson and Brooks Orpik led ...

Lions pick up two, including top LB

PSU

If things go as planned, the Penn State football team will put an elite defense on the field in a couple of years. The Nittany Lions certainly will have elite-level defensive talent. After signing top-five man-child Micah Parsons in its last recruiting class and a strong player for top-five ...

Bisons ousted by Forest Hills

Local Sports

SIDMAN — Bryan Bernard had two hits, including a second-inning RBI single while going 6 2/3 innings for Forest Hills in a 3-1 win over Bedford in the District 6 Class 4A baseball semifinals. Adam Cecere had a run scoring double in the first to give the Rangers the early edge. Bedford ...

Goodman Shaffer: Baseball looks to the future

Local Sports

Your favorite professional baseball player steps to the plate. The first pitch whizzes by, but the home plate umpire says nothing. From a speaker comes a voice or a sound indicating whether the pitch was a ball or strike, determined not by the ump, but by a computer. MLB has been floating ...

Lady Colts best Heritage rival

Local Sports

MARION CENTER — It’s been back and forth between Northern Cambria and Marion Center all season long, and Monday afternoon’s game was no different. It was the Lady Colts that made all the right moves this time around, and Northern Cambria beat the Lady Stingers, 5-3, in the District 6 ...

US Open has new way of presenting old courses

National Sports

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — If the U.S. Open was suffering from an identity crisis, then a return to Shinnecock Hills should cure that. But only to a point. Jack Nicklaus was the strongest voice of concern a year ago, and it was easy to see why. The U.S. Open went to two modern courses in three ...

Dixon wins at Bedford

Local Sports

BEDFORD — After over a week of rain and a Friday night rainout of the regularly scheduled show, Bedford Speedway used a Sunday raindate to beat Mother Nature and take advantage of a beautiful evening for racing. Jeff Rine won his first late-model feature of the season, while George Dixon ...

Veteran Altoona coach ready to call it a career

Local Sports

By Jim Lane For the Mirror Add Steve Rhodes to the list of area high school coaches who are retiring at the close of their respective 2018 seasons. First, it was Bellwood-Antis football coach John Hayes. Then came Bishop Guilfoyle girls basketball coach Mark Moschella. Rhodes, Altoona ...

Triple jump field at states loaded with area stars

Scholastic Sports

From Mirror reports SHIPPENSBURG — The girls triple jump was a fiercely contested event recently at the District 6 Class 2A Track and Field Championships, and it appears the action will continue over to the state meet. Seven girls reached the qualifying standard in that event last ...

Craig’s list of hits lifts Curve

Altoona Curve

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com The Curve have a very talented team that has not lived up to the high expectations so far, but Sunday afternoon the club showed what could be possible when it puts everything together. “When you think about how really good it can be, that’s the ...

Wess’ team-first look appreciated

Scholastic Sports

Name: Paige Wess School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Wess won three events at the District 6 Class 2A Championships — winning the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 17.75 seconds and anchoring the 1600 relay and 3200 relay ...

Dillow works hard 7 days a week

Scholastic Sports

Name: Noah Dillow School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field, baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Dillow won the long jump and triple jump at the District 5 Class 2A Track and Field Championships and also went 4-for-9 with a home run, five RBIs, four ...