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Servello, Grassi pitch Hollidaysburg to win

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Sam Servello struck out 10 and walked four, scattering four hits in leading Hollidaysburg to a 4-2 win over Philipsburg-Osceola Wednesday in high school baseball action. Joey Grassi, who got the save, had two hits. Teammate Noah Gouchnour added two hits and drove in a run for ...

Ruggery named all-state

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Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic point guard Luke Ruggery has been named to the 2018-19 Pennsylvania Sports Writers All-State Boys Basketball first team in Class 2A for the second consecutive season. Ruggery, who missed the first part of the season recovering from an offseason back injury, worked ...

Mtn. Lions, Golden Eagles No. 1 seeds in baseball

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A pair of Blair County baseball teams will enter the District 6 playoffs as the top seed. Altoona has earned the No. 1 spot and a bye into the championship game against either Mifflin County or State College in the District 6 Class 6A championship game Wednesday, May 22. Tyrone will be top ...

Local sprinters look to excel

Local Sports

Thursday’s District 6 Class 3A Track and Field Championships could be a fast meet for athletes from the Mirror coverage area. Many eyes from Altoona Area and Hollidaysburg Area high schools will be focused on the sprinting events at Mansion Park beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the annual meet ...

Williamsburg hires Hileman

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Amy Hileman, part of Williamsburg’s tremendous run in girls basketball in the early 1990s, is returning to the program she helped bring so much success as the Lady Pirates’ new varsity coach. Hileman was approved unanimously on Tuesday along with assistant coach Tracy Colbert by the ...

New Orleans wins draft lottery

National Sports

CHICAGO — Zion Williamson has never been to New Orleans. That may be changing very soon. The Pelicans bucked seriously long odds Tuesday night, winning the NBA draft lottery and the right to have the first chance at selecting the former Duke star next month — and potentially pairing him ...

Curve offense struggles in DH

Altoona Curve

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The Curve offense had a rough night in a doubleheader sweep Tuesday. Altoona scored just one run in 14 innings, and that came on a homer by relief pitcher Beau Sulser. The rest of the guys who get paid to hit were shut out on only six hits on the night as the Curve lost, ...

Philipsburg honoring Harpster’s legacy

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Taylor Harpster was an outstanding athlete and exceptional student at Philipsburg-Osceola High School who died tragically in an automobile accident last December 26. She was only 27. Family, friends, and the Philipsburg community are attempting to ensure that Harpster’s legacy lives on by ...

D-Back adjustments in practice key win

National Sports

PHOENIX — After a three-game losing streak in which the Arizona Diamondbacks came up empty too often with opportunities to drive in more runs, hitting coach Darnell Coles changed things up in batting practice on Monday. The emphasis on situational hitting worked hours later. Eduardo ...

Sale fans 17 in loss

National Sports

BOSTON — Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out a career-high 17 in just seven innings against Colorado, then was pulled after 108 pitches on a chilly Tuesday night at Fenway Park. Sale became the first pitcher in major league history to fan 17 in a start of no more than seven innings. The big ...

Warriors roll in Game 1 rout

National Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry made nine 3-pointers and scored 36 points, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Portland Trail Blazers 116-94 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals while playing without injured star Kevin Durant once again. Curry shot 12 for 23 in his ...

PGA a new challenge for Tiger

National Sports

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Tiger Woods, the Masters champion, going for the second leg of the Grand Slam on a long, wet course at Bethpage Black. It all sounds so familiar. For Woods, it feels entirely different. The PGA Championship now occupies the second slot in the major championship ...

Bedford boys tennis eliminated

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JOHNSTOWN — Luke Dague had Bedford’s lone victory of the day, a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 win over Ethan Moyer, but Conrad Weiser of District 3 won both doubles matches and No. 1 and No. 2 singles in a 4-1 win in the first round of the PIAA team tennis tournament Tuesday at North Fork Tennis ...

Pimlico’s future remains up in air

National Sports

BALTIMORE — Aptly nicknamed Old Hilltop, antiquated Pimlico Race Course has finally reached the point where its illustrious past might not be enough to assure a vibrant future. The 144th Preakness will be run Saturday at Pimlico, and will be back next year, too. After that, well, nobody can ...

Roster takes two big hits

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates made two big roster moves on Monday involving players who were supposed to be a big part of the team’s potential success story for 2019. First, the team moved starting pitcher Jameson Taillon from the 10-day injury list to the 60-day injury list, which ...

Area boys dominate top seeds

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The Mirror coverage area should be well represented atop the boys medals podium in Wednesday’s District 5 Class 2A Track and Field Championship Meet at Northern Bedford County High School’s Panther Stadium in Loysburg. Among the 18 events, area boys have claimed an impressive 16 top seeds ...

A Beilein for the NBA

National Sports

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — John Beilein called it a heck of a ride. That felt like a typical understatement from Michigan’s outgoing coach. Beyond all the wins, the conference titles and the NCAA Tournament runs, Beilein’s basketball team became an embodiment of the way so many Michigan fans ...

Reed’s offense is key for C-K

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Name: Haileigh Reed School: Claysburg-Kimmel Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Reed went 6-for-10 with eight RBIs and six runs scored in three victories — 10-0 over Williamsburg, 4-0 over Glendale and 15-0 over Tussey Mountain. She hit ...

Hartman puts up big numbers

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Name: Matt Hartman School: Altoona Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Hartman went 5-for-9, scored six runs and drove in a run in three victories — 10-0 over Punxsutawney, 5-0 over Latrobe and 12-0 over Huntingdon. He also fired a five-hit ...

IndyCar, NASCAR roar into May

Professional Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The most prolific month in motorsports arrived with two strong races with IndyCar and NASCAR both opening May with momentum-grabbing entertaining events that should carry the series through their Memorial Day showcases. Simon Pagenaud, his future with Team Penske shaky ...