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Westmont wins tennis title

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — No. 2 seeded Westmont Hilltop knocked off defending champion and top-seeded Central Cambria, 3-2, on Thursday at the Ebensburg Tennis Center to win the District 6 Class 2A team championship. Westmont Hilltop, which had gone three years without a title, will begin inter-district ...

Holtz, Sheredy, Constable, Gray win Summit four-player scramble

Local Sports

CRESSON — The team of Tim Holtz, Eddie Sheredy, Joel Constable and Chris Gray combined for a team score of 60 to win the Distinctive Human Services four-player scramble benefit tournament held on Monday, Oct. 15 at Summit Country Club. Coming in second place with a score of 61 was the ...

Who will be the Lion king?

Scholastic Sports

Another classic Altoona football rivalry is set to be renewed this Friday at Memorial Stadium when the Mountain Lions take on State College. Current head coaches Nick Felus of Altoona and Matt Lintal of State College didn’t have the series on their mind years ago when they sat down to ...

Blue Devils, Titans meet with ICC on the line

Scholastic Sports

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com When the high school football schedule was released earlier this year, Tussey Mountain at Bellwood-Antis certainly didn’t stand out. For anyone glancing over the games this weekend, it sure does now. Both teams are 7-1, and the winner of ...

Still time to salvage a positive season

PSU

Of course, it’s been a disappointment — so far. Penn State football can never be measured on what it does against Illinois and Kent State but rather against Ohio State, Michigan and the upper tier of the Big Ten. But that doesn’t mean the season can’t be salvaged into something most ...

Two losses not terrible, but blowing leads is

Sports Columns

It’s easy to lose perspective in sports. But it’s also important to always keep things in context. I do believe this season already is a disappointment for Penn State. Even if the Lions finish 10-2, it will be a disappointment, and in fact, that might even make things even worse. If ...

Red Devils are tops at LHAC meet

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — The Central Cambria High School boys and girls cross country teams captured team honors on Wednesday at the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championships. On the boys side, Central Cambria’s top runner was Ike Haycisak, who took third in 17:14.4. On the girls side, ...

Kershaw, Dodger bats come alive

National Sports

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 Wednesday to move one win from a return trip to the World Series. The Dodgers took a 3-2 lead in the NL Championship ...

Spiraling Broncos head to Arizona tonight

National Sports

Things are spiraling in Denver. At least the Broncos won’t have to worry about the cold and the snow when they journey to Arizona for a Thursday night game. The Broncos have dropped four straight after opening with two wins. Their defense is dead last against the run and 27th overall. With ...

ACC showcase could be the first and last

National Sports

The Atlantic Coast Conference has yet to have a big game this season and might not have another one after Saturday until its conference championship game. No. 16 North Carolina State visits No. 3 Clemson in a matchup of the only remaining unbeaten teams in the ACC. It seems early to declare ...

BC girls up mark to 16-0

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — Kayla Repko had 15 assists and 10 service points, while Kate Yahner scored 28 digs and 10 kills to lead unbeaten Bishop Carroll to a 25-18, 25-17, 25-18 sweep of Bishop McCort in high school girls volleyball Wednesday night. Carroll is now 16-0. Maddie Murphy had team-leading ...

Tigers get come-from-behind win

Scholastic Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Rita Kendziora’s two goals in the waning minutes of the second half lifted Hollidaysburg over DuBois, 2-1, on Wednesday in high school girls soccer action. Alyssa Bell had an assist on the tying goal as Hollidaysburg improved to 13-4. Isabella Beers scored the only goal ...

Wounded Eagle won’t miss a start

National Sports

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Eagles nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters isn’t expected to miss a game despite tearing his biceps. The 36-year-old Peters was limited in Wednesday’s practice, but coach Doug Pederson says “there’s no concern with injuring ...

Lady Tigers win another title

Local Sports

STATE COLLEGE — The Holldidaysburg girls tennis team won its fourth straight District 6 Class 3A championship when it defeated top-seeded State College, 3-0, Wednesday in high school action. The championship win marks the ninth district tile in the last 10 years for the Lady Tigers. “I ...

Frazier, Gargula win Big Orange title

Local Sports

HUNTINGDON — Bill Frazier and Ed Gargula recently won the Big Orange Golf Championship over Larry Newton and Phil Thompson at the Huntingdon Country Club. Frazier’s chip shot on No. 18 was the deciding factor in the victory in the 18-hole playoff. Thompson was the medalist with a 73. ...

A first for McConnell

Local Sports

Sadie McConnell, a member of the Penn State Altoona women’s soccer team, scored her first career hat trick recently in the team’s 3-0 win over Franciscan. McConnell, a Northern Bedford graduate, has scored 10 goals this season for the Lady Lions. Teammate Kierra Irwin, an Altoona ...

Backup Stevens has no regrets

PSU

At a glance Who: Penn State at Indiana When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. TV: ESPN or ABC Records: Nittany Lions (4-2); Hoosiers (4-3) The latest line: Penn State by 14. By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Tommy Stevens has been a non-factor for the Penn State offense this season, ...

Revamped Steelers’ defense has picked up the pace

Professional Sports

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — There’s a certain kind of joyful mundaneness to Terrell Edmunds’ first job out of college. The Pittsburgh Steelers rookie safety is typically up before dawn and at the team’s training facility by 7 a.m., where he spends the 11 or so ...

Canucks waste no time in OT in win over Pens

Professional Sports

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The arrival of 19-year-old Elias Pettersson has provided Vancouver with a much needed jolt. Yet the Canucks believe they’re far more than their fresh-faced rookie. Going toe-to-toe with Pittsburgh near the end of a draining road trip ...

Cincy LB very far from Burfict

Sports Columns

PTTSBURGH — Vontaze Burfict was sneaky dirty this time. The Cincinnati Bengals linebacker dropped an elbow on Antonio Brown’s head that TV cameras saw but game officials didn’t. After that, players reported that Burfict yelled across the line of scrimmage, “You’re next” at ...