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Canadian ice dancers take gold

National Sports

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were golden in their final Olympic performance. The Canadian couple took the ice one last time and produced a dramatic interpretation of “Moulin Rouge,” flawlessly executing their four-minute program that earned them the gold medal ...

Kosoglow’s big play gets Tyrone to next round

Scholastic Sports

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com TYRONE — More than 20 minutes after Tyrone’s thrilling 47-46 victory over Ligonier Valley in the first round of the District 6 Class 3A girls basketball playoffs, Lady Eagles point guard Mia Kosoglow was still jumping up and down and ...

Lady Devils will get another shot at PV

Scholastic Sports

By Rick Weaver For The Mirror EBENSBURG — Central Cambria has seen plenty of Penns Valley in the last two District 6 girls’ basketball campaigns. The Lady Red Devils will see the Lady Rams again in the quarterfinals. The sixth-seeded Lady Red Devils overcame a dominant effort by ...

Shazier vows to play again

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Injured Pittsburgh Steelers Ryan Shazier doesn’t just plan to play again following a spinal injury. He says he wants to make it all the way to the Hall of Fame. Shazier opened up to teammate Roosevelt Nix on Nix’s podcast, Shazier’s first public comments since injuring ...

Lady Panthers come up short in final seconds of game

Scholastic Sports

Special to the Mirror JOHNSTOWN — In a game dominated by defense, the Westmont Hilltop girls produced the first discernable run in a District 6 Class 3A first-round game against Penn Cambria. The Lady Hilltoppers seemed to be rolling as they led by 10 at home late in the third ...

North Star comes on at end to oust Titans

Local Sports

SAXTON — Tussey Mountain led almost the entire way in its District 5 Class 2A quarterfinal game with North Star. Until the Titans had it stolen from them by the fifth-seeded Cougars. A late turnover by TM and layup on the other end put the Titans down for good as their season ended at ...

Lions boast 3 top seeds among six out of area

Local Sports

TYRONE — Nearly half of the No. 1 seeds for Saturday’s District 6 Class 3A Tournament will be represented by wrestlers from Altoona, Hollidaysburg and Philipsburg-Osceola. Six area Class 3A wrestlers were tabbed No. 1 seeds at the seeding meeting on Tuesday night at Tyrone Area High ...

Fee’s commitment to area soccer soldiers onward

Local Sports

F ew, if any, people in this area have had the type of impact on a sport as Jim Fee has had on soccer in this region for the past 50 years. Fee, a current PIAA and United States Soccer Federation referee, now spends his time year-round on high school fields, soccer club fields and indoor ...

The Burkes, Kayley and Katie, have set an example for inclusion

Local Sports

By Buck Frank bfrank@altoonamirror.com Jayne Burke refers to it as an “aha’’ moment, one, just like in a cartoon, where a bright light bulb flashes on the television screen when someone develops a brilliant idea. Burke was attending the basketball game of her younger daughter, Kayley, ...

Wardrobe issues add to stress

National Sports

By Dave Skretta The Associated Press GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The first notes of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned. The French ice dancer’s ...

Ridge’s McCoy adds more honors

Scholastic Sports

Name: Justin McCoy School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Wrestling Athlete of the week achievement: McCoy was named Outstanding Wrestler at the District 5 championships and pinned his way through the 152-pound weight class for his fourth district title. Season update: ...

B-A’s Haralson delivers in clutch

Scholastic Sports

Name: Sakeria Haralson School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Basketball Athlete of the week achievement: Haralson had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the ICC championship, a 55-53 win over Everett. She made three out of four free throws in the final 30 seconds and ...

Youth in Daytona a shot in the arm for NASCAR

National Sports

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Day was nothing short of a rousing success for NASCAR, which was able to celebrate both its storied past and youthful future on its biggest stage. The Daytona 500 is the most important event of the year for NASCAR. With Austin Dillon’s victory in the famed ...

Opportunity exists with Bucs

Professional Sports

The Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. — Joe Musgrove started in the All-Star Futures Games two years ago when he was a Houston Astros’ prospect. Now, the Pittsburgh Pirates hope the right-hander can be a big part of their future. Musgrove was the centerpiece of a four-player package the ...

McCutchen, Posey crossed paths before

National Sports

By Janie McCauley The Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Buster Posey recalls watching Andrew McCutchen in awe. They were 17, spending a few weeks together as teammates on a junior Olympic team in Taiwan. McCutchen remembers Posey’s immense popularity — swarmed at every single ...

US coach not worried about possible suspension

National Sports

By Jimmy Golen The Associated Press GANGNEUNG, South Korea — U.S. women’s hockey coach Robb Stauber said he doesn’t expect captain Meghan Duggan to face disciplinary action that would keep her out of the Olympic gold medal game after a collision in the semifinals that required two ...

US, Canada will meet again in finals

National Sports

The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The United States will play for a gold medal in women’s hockey for the third straight Olympics. Four-time defending champion Canada will be waiting for them. The Americans had a 5-0 victory over Finland in the semifinals, a score that ...

Olympic spirit surpasses medals

Sports Columns

Some of my favorite stories of the Winter Olympics have nothing to do with gold, silver or bronze, but rather courage, friendship and sportsmanship; and many of them find us rooting for athletes not necessarily wearing red, white and blue. n Pita Taufatofua of Tonga carried his country’s ...

Anyone’s guess as to what White’s legacy is going to be

National Sports

By Errin Haines Whack The Associated Press PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It was expected to be a coronation: snowboarder Shaun White, shredding the halfpipe in an epic performance that won him Olympic gold at Pyeongchang four years after a devastating loss in Sochi and just four months ...

District 6-3A tourney will look different next season

Scholastic Sports

The District 6 Class 3A Tournament will have the same teams as last season, but it will look significantly different next season. Philipsburg-Osceola and Bald Eagle Area have always wrestled in the Class 3A tournament since the class division split in 1974, but they will be competing in the ...