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Altoona swept

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CARLISLE — Andy Cassidy had a team-high 12 kills along with two blocks, but Carlisle swept Altoona, 25-17, 25-16, 25-22 in high school boys volleyball Wednesday. Chris Ball added a team-high 12 assists, and Dalton Keller chipped in a team-high eight digs. SERVICE POINTS ALTOONA: Ball ...

SS suspended for 30 games

Professional Sports

NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop prospect Ji-Hwan Bae has been suspended for 30 games for violating minor league baseball’s domestic violence policy. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the suspension will start Thursday. Bae agreed to a minor league contract in March ...

Tomahawks take lead with chance to move on

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. —Goaltender Carter McPhail’s 35 saves and timely goals from Oliver Benwell, Cam Hebert and Hunter Toale made the difference as the Johnstown Tomahawks toppled the Northeast Generals 3-1 in Game 3 of the East Division Semis at the New England Sports Village to take a 2-1 ...

Glendale improves to 9-1

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WILLIAMSBURG — Winning pitcher Alexis Mulhollen did not walk a batter and homered to help Glendale edge Williamsburg, 4-3, in high school softball Wednesday. Lilley Vereshack doubled and drove in a pair of runs for the Lady Vikings. Elizabeth Frederick homered and had a pair of hits for ...

Bedford takes another LHAC title

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SOMERSET — Bedford defeated Somerset, 4-1, to clinch its third consecutive Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference championship in high school tennis Wednesday. Seniors Caleb Beidle, Lance and Luke Dague and Zach Kachman won their 70th contest of their career. Beidle, Luke Dague and Johnny ...

Celts rally late for win

Professional Sports

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Boston Celtics rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven, first-round series Coming out of a timeout and with a chance to tie, the Pacers’ Wesley Matthews ...

Bruins tie series with Leafs

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TORONTO — David Pastrnak scored twice in quick succession, Brad Marchand had a goal and two assists and the Boston Bruins held off the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-4 on Wednesday night to tie the first-round series 2-2. Charlie McAvoy had a goal and an assist, Zdeno Chara and Joakim Nordstrom also ...

Local pair honored

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Seton Hill junior Nathan Davis and Shippensburg senior Abby Wagner were recently named Pennslyvania State Athletic Conference Top 10 honorees for the 2018-19 winter sports season. The PSAC Top 10 awards are meant to recognize student-athletes who excel in athletics as well as in the ...

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 ...