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6 fish populations off overstocked list

Outdoors

By Patrick Whitle The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — The number of American fish stocks that can be described as “overfished” has hit an all-time low, the U.S. government announced earlier this week. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made the statement as ...

Harvick claims NASCAR’s All-Star race

Professional Sports

CONCORD, N.C. — Nothing can stop Kevin Harvick these days, not an experimental rules package or a field of racers with nothing but pride on the line, and the hottest driver in NASCAR scored a $1 million payday by winning the All-Star race. Harvick’s win Saturday night came exactly 11 ...

BiG shoes to fill: Lady Marauder legend Moschella retires

Local Sports

When the Bishop Guilfoyle Lady Marauders take the basketball court for the 2018-2019 season, there will be a new leader on the bench. Coaching icon Mark Moschella is retiring after four state championships and 603 victories — accomplishments matched by few coaches in Pennsylvania ...

Rudel: Knox ‘brought great glory’ to Juniata

Local Sports

When he became president of Juniata College in 2013, one of Jim Troha’s first acts was to hop on a plane to California to visit with Juniata’s favorite son. Troha sat on the back porch of Chuck Knox’s home in Anaheim, and the two smoked a cigar. “That,” Troha said the other day in ...

Van Slyke recalls ups, downs with Pirates

Altoona Curve

Oct. 14 1992 is a date that will live in infamy with Pirates fans. Playoff baseball died in the Steel City for the next 20 years following the Pirates’ Game 7 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS, the third straight year in which the Buccos failed to advance past the conference ...

Curve fall to Sea Dogs

Altoona Curve

History has a way of repeating itself. Just a night removed from blowing a seven-run lead, the Curve appeared poised to string together a seven-run comeback of their own against Portland, before ultimately falling short, 8-4, in front of 3,678 fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field Much like a ...

Padres hold off Bucs late

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — The small-market San Diego Padres made a big investment in February when they signed Eric Hosmer to a $144-million, eight-year contract as a free agent, the largest in franchise history. The veteran first baseman paid dividends Friday night as he hit two doubles and scored the ...

Curves Waddell delivers

Altoona Curve

It seems like Brandon Waddell has been a member of the Curve for a long, long time, so one might assume he’s an older veteran still trying to figure out how to succeed in Double-A. Those assumptions are wrong about the left-handed pitcher, who tossed six superb innings in Altoona’s 6-3 win ...

Padres pitching perplexes Pirates in defeat

Local Sports

PITTSBURGH — Clayton Richard’s plan was simple. After the San Diego Padres gave him a three-run lead in the first inning, Richard decided to attack the zone early and often. It worked. Richard (3-5) allowed two runs in 7 1/3 innings, Christian Villanueva homered and drove in two runs, and ...

Nittany Lions land prized running back recruit

PSU

About a month ago, it looked like Ohio State was in the driver’s seat in the recruitment of blue-chip Virginia running back Devyn Ford. However, when Ford crossed the finish line on Friday afternoon, he was riding with James Franklin, and it was Penn State taking the checkered flag. Ford, ...

Justify favorite to capture Preakness

Local Sports

BALTIMORE — Opposing trainers at the Preakness always want to see the Kentucky Derby winner up-close and then set their sights on trying to beat that horse. This year, they can see Justify. They just don’t know if they can beat him. There’s such a sense of awe about Justify and an ...

Cavs believe they can bounce back

Local Sports

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — They’ve survived amid turmoil for months, their season morphing into the NBA’s most compelling reality show — or, as some have called it, spectacle. The must-watch Cleveland Cavaliers have been hardened by the nonstop drama around them. So it’s not a surprise ...

Knights take 3-1 lead on Jets

Local Sports

LAS VEGAS — Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway late in the third period to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of the Western Conference final Friday night. Vegas, a 500-to-1 long shot to win the title when the season started, can advance to the ...

Saint Francis’ season comes to an end in NCAAs

Local Sports

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Saint Francis University softball team’s successful season reached its end on Saturday night. Playing in the NCAA Division I Tucson Regional, the Northeast Conference champion Red Flash fell to No. 2 seed Mississippi State, 11-5. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 5-0 ...

Locker Room set to defend title

Local Sports

From Mirror reports The Altoona Greater City Baseball League begins another season today but with a different defending champion. Locker Room, which knocked off Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion in last year’s finals, will open the year against BMG Construction at 4 p.m. today in ...

Kenseth returns to take pole for All-Star race

Local Sports

CONCORD, N.C. — Matt Kenseth is hoping Friday night’s qualifying is a sign better times are ahead. Kenseth’s return to racing is already paying big dividends for Roush Fenway Racing after he grabbed the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor ...

Three-time reigning champs ousted from playoffs

Local Sports

BOALSBURG — Juniata Valley will not be defending the district title they won in each of the last three years. The Green Hornets also won’t be back in the PIAA state championship tournament. District 6-A semifinal action on Friday saw the end of a great run in recent years by Juniata ...

Tigers bounced from tourney

Local Sports

HERSHEY — Hollidaysburg fell to Council Rock North, 3-0, in the PIAA Class 3A team tennis quarterfinals Friday. Two matches were not completed when the overall match was decided. “It was a great run,’’ Hollidaysburg coach Brian Denis said. “All good things must come to an end, but ...

Leishman sets record at Nelson

Local Sports

DALLAS — Wind or no, Marc Leishman likes his chances at the AT&T Byron Nelson after breaking the 36-hole record previously shared by Tiger Woods. Hometown star Jordan Spieth really wants it to blow. Leishman followed the best round of his PGA Tour career with a 5-under 66 at the new ...

Bulldogs fall short against No. 1 seed

Scholastic Sports

HOMER CITY — Claysburg-Kimmel coach Justin Harris said the reason for his team’s season-ending loss Friday was pretty straightforward. “They had timely hits, and we didn’t,” Harris explained. “In games like this, you get guys on base, and you have to get those timely hits. ...