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Bucs 8-1 in last nine games

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By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates weren’t expected to contend in the strong NL Central this season, especially after trading stars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole in January. Yet the Pirates are on top of a division in which four of the five ...

Meadows finally gets the call

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By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — Austin Meadows is finally in the major leagues. The Pirates announced during Thursday night’s 5-4 victory over San Diego that Meadows would be recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis and will be in uniform for tonight’s game with the ...

Golf would be a lot better off without gambling

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By Ken Love For the Mirror The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the federal ban on gambling earlier this week is certain to cause many ripple effects across the sports landscape. Some of the negative effects certainly include the increased chances of ordinary sports fans spiraling ...

New ownership group has high hopes for Eagles Ridge

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By Ken Love For the Mirror New faces will greet golfers this year at Eagles Ridge Golf Course near Curwensville. Recently hired general manager James Skinner is part of a new ownership group that purchased the club in mid-March with plans to make steady improvements to both the course an ...

Two tie for Jack Frank Memorial event

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Two teams tied for first place of the Net Division at the Jack Frank Memorial at Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club held on May 12. The first team consisted of Georgiann Way, Mollie Neidrick, Eric Neidrick, and Paul Neidrick, and the second team was made up of Jim Soltis, Dave Mital, ...

State College too much as Lady Lions end season

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STATE COLLEGE — The Altoona Area High School softball team huddled down the left-field line for the 20th and last time this season after its 9-0 loss to State College in the District 6 Class 6A semifinals on Thrusday at Community Field. And when it broke the huddle with the traditional ...

One inning lifts Huskies into semis

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EBENSBURG — Three pitches made all the difference in Thursday’s District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal softball game at Ebensburg’s First Energy Field. Third-seeded Bishop Carroll rapped three hits off Moshannon Valley’s Sidney Lewis on three consecutive pitches in the third inning that ...

Half of field gets first shot at Justify

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BALTIMORE — Half the participants in the eight-horse Preakness field have yet to experience the sensation of chasing Justify to the finish line. Perhaps one of the new shooters in Saturday’s race can find a way to leave the Kentucky Derby winner in his wake. Quip, Sporting Chance, ...

Tigers cannot finish what they start

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DuBOIS — Hollidaysburg was unable to hold onto an early lead, as the Lady Tigers were defeated 13-3 in five innings on the road by DuBois in the District 6 Class 5A softball semifinals at Heindl Field on Thursday. The Lady Tigers got off to a strong start, scoring a run in the top of the ...

Lightning even up series with Caps

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WASHINGTON — Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning weathered the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal to edge the Washington Capitals 4-2 on Thursday night, evening the Eastern Conference ...

Rockets continue surging, tame Colts

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CRESSON — Winners of 14 of its last 15 games, Southern Huntingdon kept its torrid run going at the expense of Northern Cambria. The No. 4 seed Rockets jumped ahead 4-0 after the first and rode a 12-hit attack to back pitcher Mason Smith’s solid outing. Northern Cambria’s campaign came ...

Heck, Lady Panthers knock off Williamsburg

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LOYSBURG — Sarah Heck fanned 11, and Northern Bedford erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fourth in a 9-3 Inter-County Conference interdivisional softball win over visiting Williamsburg on Thursday. Alyssa Foor knocked in two runs, Britt Ebersole and Allie Snider collected two hits ...

Moschella stepping down at BG

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Mark Moschella, who piloted the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls basketball program to four PIAA championships, is stepping down. Moschella was scheduled to inform his players today, and he confirmed his intentions at an afternoon news conference at BG. Moschella coached the ...

Versatile Dillow helps CR to title

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LOYSBURG — Chestnut Ridge senior Noah Dillow is keeping himself pretty busy this spring. Dillow, an all-stater in both football and basketball, has been juggling baseball with track and field the last few months. On Wednesday, while competing at the District 5 Class 2A Track and Field ...

Ketterman enjoys stellar day

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LOYSBURG — Everett Area senior Stefanie Ketterman is a veteran performer in the PIAA Class 2A state girls track and field meet. Ketterman will be making her second straight appearance in three events — the triple jump, high jump and long jump — at the state championship meet in ...

OF Jackson makes most of having to go to indy ball

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It’s no secret that independent league baseball is about the last place most players want to be playing. While the life of a minor leaguer is less than ideal, an affiliation with a Major League Baseball team at least presents a sliver of hope of one day being promoted to the bigs. For ...

Bell lifts Bucs to victory

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PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell was in the unaccustomed role of pinch hitter when he stepped to the plate, getting a rare break from the starting lineup in a day game after a night game. He adjusted quite nicely. Bell singled to break a seventh-inning tie, and the streaking Pittsburgh Pirates beat ...

Pirates DL might be revolving door

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PITTSBURGH — The Pirates have a couple of players ready to come off the disabled list. They hope they don’t have two more headed for the sidelines. Starling Marte and Francisco Cervelli were absent from the starting lineup in Wednesday’s 3-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Both left ...

Justify draws 7 post

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BALTIMORE — Having the Preakness favorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn’t bother him with Justify. Coming off an impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby , Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s second race in a field of eight horses. Derby ...

Frazier ranked highly

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Area athletes will have to overcome their seeding if there is to be a strong local Class 3A presence in Shippensburg next weekend at the PIAA Track and Field Championships. Only five athletes and relay teams from the Mirror coverage area garnered top seeds in the performance lists for ...