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Isles send Pens packing

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The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Barry Trotz had questions when he took over the New York Islanders last summer. About the defense. About the goaltending. About where the scoring would come from if star John Tavares bailed in free agency. One by one over the last 10 months, the Islanders ...

Curve in the middle of a four-game skid

Altoona Curve

A lot of ups and downs were expected with this year’s Curve team, given the makeup of the roster, and the club has certainly gone through some big swings the first two weeks of the season. Altoona started 5-0 with a historic four-game sweep at Akron. But the team has been brought back down ...

Marte’s homer wins it for Bucs

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The Associated Press DETROIT — Starling Marte dropped down a sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning of Pittsburgh’s game against Detroit. Not exactly the norm for the slugging outfielder — but a sign of how much he’s struggled early this season. Later, with the score tied in the 10th, ...

Racist message investigated

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The Associated Press CHICAGO — Major League Baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Instagram this month. Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he had trouble with his motion and got off to a tough start this season. Lee Long, ...

PSU fans get updates on parking

PSU

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State athletic department has announced an update to 2019 football traffic and parking as well as plans to make improvements to several grass parking lots near Beaver Stadium. Penn State announced traffic and parking changes last November, ...

Bartlett takes on Tyrone soccer job

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Alex Bartlett is a physical education teacher at Tyrone Area Elementary School. The May 2018 graduate of Penn State University is also the soccer program director at the Northern Blair Recreation Center. Just 22 years old, the 2014 Bellwood-Antis graduate has added another title to his ...

Sports at a glance

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Tampa ousted from playoffs COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Tampa Bay Lightning ended up on the wrong side of NHL history, getting swept in the first round of the playoffs after one of the best regular seasons ever. The Columbus Blue Jackets capped a stunning sweep of the Presidents Trophy winners ...

Kieger makes additions from Marquette staff

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State women’s basketball head coach Carolyn Kieger announced three additions to her staff for the 2019-20 season on Tuesday. Assistant coach Ginny Boggess, Director of Operations Pam Brown and Director of Program Development MaryLynne Schaefer will all come to Penn ...

Blair United/Hollidaysburg in action at Tiger Stadium

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HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair United/Hollidaysburg Area Rugby Club will be hosting a doubleheader of high school rugby at 7 p.m. this Thursday at Tiger Stadium. The first game, and the first female rugby game ever for Blair County, will feature the newly-formed girls team facing off against ...

Claar helps C-K; Mulhollen hits milestone

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BELLWOOD — Emily Claar went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and scored two runs in Claysburg-Kimmel’s 6-4 win over Bellwood-Antis in high school softball action on Tuesday. Haley Schmidt was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for the Lady Devils. Freshman Sierra Walters struck out four batters and got ...

P-O goes extra to defeat Rams

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SPRING MILLS — Philipsburg-Osceola scored a run in the top of the 10th inning to edge out Mountain League foe Penns Valley, 5-4, in high school baseball action on Tuesday. Keegan Soltis drove in two runs for the Mounties. Carson Jones pitched 4• innings in relief and struck out three for ...

Mtn. Lions nip Tigers

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Casey Rispoli and Nick Schimminger won their singles matches, and Kyle Murray and Alex Berardinelli won in No. 2 doubles to lift Altoona to a 3-2 win over Hollidaysburg in high school boys tennis action on Tuesday. Rami Alkhafaji won in No. 1 singles for the Tigers. SINGLES: 1, Aklhafaji, ...

Tyrone boys edge Dragons

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MARTINSBURG — Nick Vasbinder was a double winner in the long jump (18 feet, 10 inches) and the triple jump (39-0) to help the Tyrone boys sneak past Central, 75.5-74.5, in high school track action on Tuesday. WT Davis was a double winner for Central in the 800-meter run (2:13.3) and 1600 ...

Bearcats top Central

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HUNTINGDON — Central lost in straight sets to Huntingdon, 25-22, 25-20, 25-21, in high school boys volleyball action Tuesday. Jordan Stump had five kills for the Dragons. Alex Barnes had a team-high eight service points, while Eli Lingenfelter had seven assists and Shane Taylor totaled ...

Still perfect

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TYRONE — When it comes to competitive high school baseball, the Mountain League ranks among the region’s best every year. “This league is tough, top to bottom,” Central coach A.J. Hoenstine said Tuesday after his Scarlet Dragons fell to Tyrone, 4-0, at the Harry Sickler Sports ...

Memory lane

Altoona Curve

Next stop Tonight: Harrisburg at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Dario Agrazal (1-1, 6.75) vs. Senators RHP Erick Fedde (1-0, 4.09) Record: 6-5 It was a scene and an evening many people around here waited so long to see, and folks on hand that night 20 years ago say they’ll never ...

Backs to the wall for Pens, Lightning

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By Will Graves The Associated Press The Tampa Bay Lightning carved out their own slice of NHL history during a dominant regular season in which they tied the league record for most victories. A fourth straight loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight, and the Lightning will have a ...

Lehner big part of 9-0 Eagles

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Name: Kevin Lehner School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Lehner went 6-for-10 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs in victories over Bald Eagle Area, Williamsburg and previously unbeaten Philipsburg-Osceola. Season update: ...

Relentless Lucas shines for P-O

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Name: Maddie Lucas School: Philipsburg-Osceola Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Lucas went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a 5-2 win over DuBois and went 2-for-3 with four RBIs and scored a run in a 10-0 win over Central. Season update: Lucas ...