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Colosimo, Rice, Pope capture Portage/Rotary scramble

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CRESSON — The team of Bill Colosimo, Brantley Rice and Nate Pope won the championship at the Summit Country Club’s Portage/Rotary Day Benefit outing 3-player scramble format with a score of 60. Two teams tied for second place with an identical score of 62. The team of Don Squillaro, Ray ...

NFL personnel adjust to camp rules

Local Sports

Hey, hold on. You can’t do that. Not anymore. When 10 years’ worth of labor peace came to the NFL in 2011, so did a massive change in the rules governing practice — during the season, the offseason and, most especially, in training camps. Lengthy double sessions, the dreaded by players ...

Barkley on watch list

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Junior running back Saquon Barkley is among the candidates selected to the Doak Walker Award watch list for the nation’s top running back. This is Barkley’s second watch list appearance this summer with a berth on the Maxwell Award list. Penn State’s lone Doak Walker ...

LPGA Tour buttons up players’ dress code

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There was a bit of a fire-storm caused by the LPGA Tour earlier this week when news spread of a new dress code distributed to tour members. In an email, LPGA golfers were informed that the new dress code would no longer allow: plunging necklines, short skirts or skorts, racerbacks without a ...

Bucs pull within five

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Starling Marte could feel the jitters as he darted out of the dugout and onto the field in a major league game for the first time in three months. The Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder dreaded what may await following an 80-game performance-enhancing suspension that staggered his ...

Moroff’s walk-off hit keeps Bucs rolling

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Max Moroff was an unlikely candidate to come through in extra innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates. None of his six career hits had been walk-offs, and he was hitting just .115 in 52 at-bats The 24-year-old rookie picked the right time for knock No. 7, lofting an RBI single to ...

Hollidaysburg moves to state tourney

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STATE COLLEGE — Each time Hollidaysburg’s Landon Perry’s name was announced Wednesday night, Bellefonte sent him to first base with an intentional walk before he could even step into the batter’s box. After each walk, Perry screamed louder at the next batter, Ethan Stevenson, to make ...

Safety picks Lions

PSU

There was chatter Monday that Maryland offensive tackle Rasheed Walker might announce his commitment to Penn State, beating Imhotep Charter free safety Isheem Young to the punch to bring the Nittany Lions’ 2018 recruiting class to 20 at a small press conference at his school on Tuesday ...

Condo helps young girl fight cancer

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Outside of the town of Philipsburg, Emily Whitehead and Jon Condo are not household names. On the surface, Whitehead is a normal 12-year-old girl who enjoys playing Minecraft and gets a little restless during long meetings. Condo is a veteran of many seasons in the National Football League, ...

Curve bounce back in homestand finale

Altoona Curve

The Curve ended a seven-game homestand on a high note with a one-run victory over Harrisburg. Altoona took the game, 3-2, before 4,134 fans and managed to gain some momentum after a disastrous 9-7 loss Tuesday night and dropping three-of-four to Bowie. “I think they knew the importance ...

Claysburg reaches final, but succumbs

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CLEARFIELD — Claysburg Legion Post 522 battled until it was running on fumes, but it wasn’t enough to get it to the finish line. After jumping on Hempfield East, 7-2, earlier in the day to reach the championship game, Claysburg saw things fall apart, and its championship dreams slip away, ...

Newman promoted to Triple-A

Altoona Curve

It was surprising that Kevin Newman lasted with the Curve this deep into the season, but the prized shortstop prospect’s time in Double-A is now over. Newman was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday, and he will be replaced on Altoona’s roster by another former first-round pick, ...

Rivero more than a closer for Bucs

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Closers have become one-inning specialists in baseball. Managers save their shutdown reliever for the ninth. That’s the role Felipe Rivero currently occupies, having supplanted Tony Watson in June. But Rivero goes against the trend of pitching just one inning. Manager ...

Altoona rallies, but falls in eighth

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Trailing UDHL 7-2 in the semifinals of the Junior Babe Ruth Age 13 tournament, Altoona rallied for five runs in the sixth to tie the game only to watch it slip away in extra innings. After Altoona failed to score with a runner on third and no outs in the top of the eighth, UDHL pushed across ...

Crosby bringing Cup back to Nova Scotia

Professional Sports

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his province. In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School, Crosby said he would hoist the trophy in the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth as part of an annual civic ...

Maul’s pitching propels BMG

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LILLY — Andrew Maul fired a five-hitter with 12 strikeouts to lead BMG Construction over Medicine Shoppe, 8-0, in the Altoona Greater City Baseball League on Wednesday. Brandon Madigan delivered three hits and three RBIs for BMG Construction, and Ray Watt had three hits. Jordan Klausman ...

Volleyball all-staters named

Local Sports

Three players from District 6 have been named to the PVCA All- state volleyball team for their respecitve classifications for the 2016-2017 academic year. In Class 3A, Altoona junior outside hitter Phillip Swartz was District 6’s lone representative as an all-state selection. In Class ...

Penn State Lift for Life raises $95K

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — The 15th annual Penn State Uplifting Athletes Lift for Life was considered a big success on Saturday. The preliminary fundraising total for the 2017 event is more than $95,000 to benefit Uplifting Athletes and its commitment to life skills development, patient focused ...

Marte buzz fills PNC Park

Sports Columns

PITTSBURGH — There was a buzz at PNC Park on Tuesday, and it little to do with the Pirates playing the first-place Milwaukee Brewers. This was all about Starling Marte and his return from the 80-game suspension MLB gave him for failing a steroids test. The time for talking in any language ...

Winters continues hot streak for Claysburg

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CLEARFIELD — Despite not playing a single minute of high school baseball, Claysburg’s Casey Winters has been tearing up the Pennsylvania Region 7 American Legion Tournament in Clearfield. The Blair County Christian grad blasted his third home run on Tuesday morning, helping Post 522 ...