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Northern exposure

Local Sports

By Buck Frank bfrank@altoonamirror.com Chalk one up for the smaller schools. Northern Bedford County and Portage Area are Class 1A programs in high school cross country, and they usually don’t have enough runners to compete in the team standings. But while they might have lacked in ...

Steelers more than just football

Sports Columns

PITTSBURGH — The great thing about following the Steelers is you don’t just get a football team. You get a soap opera, too. Where’s Le’Veon Bell? Has anyone checked his social media feeds in the last hour? When will he get here? It’s a cliffhanger. Speaking of social media, ...

Tennis needs stronger leadership

Voice of the Fan

By Howard Fendrich The Associated Press NEW YORK — Depending on the person and the perspective, there were all sorts of ways of viewing and interpreting what went on between Serena Williams and chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the U.S. Open final last weekend. Here’s what the ...

Lady Tigers edge Altoona

Local Sports

Rita Kendziora completed the hat trick with a goal at 5:23 to go in the game with an assist from Gabby Cantos to edge Altoona, 4-3, in the nightcap of the Altoona Lady Lion Shootout Saturday night at Mansion Park in high school soccer. Freshman Natalie Despot assisted on two Hollidaysburg ...

PSU scoring summary

PSU

FIRST QUARTER Penn State 7, Kent State 0: Trace McSorley hit KJ Hamler for a 56-yard TD on the second play of the game, but it was called back on a holding penalty by center Michal Menet. The Lions wound up punting from their 45, but a roughing-the-kicker personal foul penalty on Cepeda ...

Fandom

Voice of the Fan

Name: Robert Spahn Age: 38 Residence: Altoona High school: Hollidaysburg College: Mount Aloysius My favorite sport: Football and boxing I usually attend games with: My fiance, Amber, and my mother. Favorite high school team: Hollidaysburg Favorite college team(S): Texas and ...

Eagles can’t capitalize as Ragland has big day

Local Sports

HUNTINGDON – A depleted Juniata College offense couldn’t capitalize on the many chances Ursinus gave them and the result was a 35-14 Centennial Conference loss to the Bears in front of 2,000 people at Knox Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Eagles (0-3, 0-2), without the services of starting ...

New CWD rules affect out-of-state hunters

Outdoors

As we approach the threshold of the archery deer season and all the other fall hunting seasons, I am compelled to report on one of my least-favorite outdoor topics — chronic wasting disease (CWD) and its ongoing threat to Pennsylvania’s wild deer herd. Since last season, the boundaries of ...

Area grouse hunters may want to check out event this week

Outdoors

Ruffed Grouse, our state bird, has been experiencing population drops in the last couple seasons which is of great concern to Grouse hunters everywhere. West Nile Virus is the strongest suspect so far in the impact-search for the cause of this decline. But grouse hunters are a dedicated ...

Browns waive troubled Gordon

National Sports

CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s troubled tenure with the Cleveland Browns has ended. The team isn’t going to help him any longer. He’s again on his own. The Browns announced Saturday night that it intends to release the former Pro Bowl wide receiver, whose immense talent has been ...

Notre Dame ‘D’ saves the day

National Sports

By John Fineran The Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Jalen Elliott knocked the ball loose from Vanderbilt receiver Kalija Lipscomb with 1:07 remaining to give Notre Dame a fourth-down stop and No. 8 Notre Dame held on for a 22-17 victory over the Commodores on Saturday. Kyle Shurmur ...

Mt. Lebo wins tourney

Local Sports

Mount Lebanon won the four-team Mountain Lion Girls Tennis Classic held Friday and Saturday at Penn State Altoona. Team standings: 1. Mount Lebanon 22; 2. Villa Maria Academy 18; 3. Dallastown 12; 4. Altoona 8. No. 1 singles: 1. Camilla Buch, ML; 2. Sarah DeMarco, VM; 3. Alese Rinker, A; 4. ...

Illinois falls apart in fourth quarter at home

PSU

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Blake Barnett threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to Darnell Salomon as South Florida rallied from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Illinois 25-19 on Saturday. Barnett was 23 of 40 for 411 yards passing with two touchdowns and two ...

Top 25 roundup

National Sports

No. 12 LSU 22, No. 7 Auburn 21 AUBURN, Ala. — Cole Tracy kicked a 42-yard field goal on the final play to give No. 12 LSU a victory over No. 7 Auburn on Saturday in their Southeastern Conference opener. Joe Burrow led LSU (3-0) down the field in the final minutes with clutch plays and two ...

BG not fully satisfied with victory

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — Most coaches would be more than happy to come away with a 27-0 win against Central Cambria like Bishop Guilfoyle did on Friday night. But Marauders coach Justin Wheeler, who saw his team fumble the ball four times and commit penalties in key situations, still expects more from ...

Lions look for four strong quarters

PSU

Five things to look for as Penn State closes the non-conference portion of the schedule against Kent State in what should be a blowout victory. No. 1: Clean things up The Nittany Lions will win easily to stay undefeated, but they need to play four solid quarters after struggling for large ...

Rudel: It’s time for Penn State to flag itself

PSU

Being that this is 9/11 week, let’s go off the field. James Franklin opened his press conference Tuesday – 9/11 – with the nice gesture of acknowledging the ultimate sacrifice that thousands paid 17 years ago, including one of his former teammates at East Stroudsburg, a man named Martin ...

Tigers knocked off

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — If you like offensive football, Tiger Stadium was the place to be Friday night. n Hollidaysburg and Cedar Cliff combined for 72 points and over 900 yards. n Hollidaysburg quarterback Brady Walters passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns while Cedar Cliff QB Chris Dare ...

Golden Eagles overcome early P-O scare

Scholastic Sports

By Ron Bracken For the Mirror PHILIPSBURG — It was the kind of game every coach dreads, one where his team is a prohibitive favorite but the opponent doesn’t know that. Philipsburg-Osceola wasn’t buying into that line of thinking Friday night when unbeaten Tyrone came to town to ...

Dragons’ rally falls short

Scholastic Sports

By Neil Rudel nrudel@altoonamirror.com ROARING SPRING — After witnessing an entertaining shootout that featured outstanding quarterback play and a combined 554 yards passing, veteran Penns Valley coach Martin Tobias counted himself fortunate Friday night. “They (Central) did a ...