Sports

Wess’ team-first look appreciated

Scholastic Sports

Name: Paige Wess School: Central Cambria Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Wess won three events at the District 6 Class 2A Championships — winning the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 17.75 seconds and anchoring the 1600 relay and 3200 relay ...

Dillow works hard 7 days a week

Scholastic Sports

Name: Noah Dillow School: Chestnut Ridge Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field, baseball Athlete of the week achievement: Dillow won the long jump and triple jump at the District 5 Class 2A Track and Field Championships and also went 4-for-9 with a home run, five RBIs, four ...

Curry helps give Warriors 2-1 lead

National Sports

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, shooting over James Harden and driving past the Houston star as the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 on Sunday night for a 2-1 lead ...

Vegas’ historic Cup run continues

National Sports

The Associated Press WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Final — with a chip on their shoulder. “Everybody on this team has something to prove,” Ryan Reaves said. “We call ourselves ‘The Golden Misfits’ for a reason. We’re doing a good ...

Hinchcliffe most likely to skip Indy race

National Sports

The Associated Press James Hinchcliffe watched the final day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying in street clothes, refusing to lobby for someone to give him their ride for “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Hinchcliffe was bumped from the field of 33 in the first round of qualifying, and ...

NASCAR at least trying to fix its all-star format

National Sports

The Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Something had to be done to NASCAR’s annual All-Star race, which had stopped being special years ago. A bunch of drivers circled around Charlotte Motor Speedway in cars too difficult to pass for the lead, so whoever had the clean air raced to an easy ...

Sports at a glance

National Sports

Billy Cannon dead at 80 BATON ROUGE, La. — Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman Trophy for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, died Sunday. He was 80. LSU said Cannon, the school’s only Heisman winner, died at his ...

Belmont will test Justify

National Sports

The Associated Press BALTIMORE — Justify keeps showing something new each time he races. In the Kentucky Derby, he showed he could run in the mud in a crowded, 20-horse field. In the Preakness, he showed he could withstand the challenge of a top rival pressing him early and hold off ...

Nittany Lions getting faster in secondary

PSU

By Philip Cmor pcmor@altoonamirror.com Penn State’s defensive backfield recruiting for the class of 2019 has the feel of a sprint now — the Nittany Lions have more good players in the mix than they have scholarships. With safety JaQuan Brisker on board after a surprise commitment late ...

Wise guy gets first Tour win

National Sports

The Associated Press DALLAS — Aaron Wise cruised to his first PGA Tour victory Sunday, shattering the AT&T Byron Nelson record at 23 under on a new course in a race to finish before nightfall after a four-hour rain delay. The 21-year-old rookie shot a 6-under 65 to beat Marc Leishman ...

With no Cup, young roster is put together

National Sports

The Associated Press CHICAGO — With no World Cup to prepare for, the United States announced a roster devoid of the veterans who failed to qualify for this year’s tournament and filled with youth who could take the field 4¢ years from now in Qatar. Midfielder Julian Green returns to ...

Mirror track honor roll

Scholastic Sports

BOYS 100 dash: Adams, A, 11.04; Germaux, TM, 11.16; Sankey, BG, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.35; Mitchell, T, 11.35 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.49; Wolfe, BA, 22.80; Kutchman, CC, 22.89; Adams, A, 22.94; Sankey, BG, 22.98 400 dash: Kutchman, CC, 49.93; Molliver, Ho, 50.92; Howe, Ho, 50.92; ...

Tyrone duo part of all-star list

Local Sports

TYRONE — Tyrone’s Ethan Vipond was named the most valuable player in boys tennis at the Mountain League Spring Sports Banquet Sunday night at Tyrone Area High School. Vipond was joined on the first team by teammate Paul Lemaire. Other area first-teamers were Huntingdon’s Bruce Perow, ...

Area youth baseball

Local Sports

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Altoona grad honored at Juniata

Local Sports

HUNTINGDON — Juniata College women’s tennis standout Lauren Lucas, an Altoona Area High School graduate, was recently named to the Landmark All-Conference singles first team. A junior, Lucas was selected for the singles first team for three consecutive years in addition to being ...

Bucs lose 3 of 4 to Padres

Professional Sports

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The San Diego Padres squeezed out a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Freddy Galvis drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run ninth inning with San Diego’s second successful squeeze bunt of the game, and the Padres rallied to beat the Pirates 8-5 Sunday for ...

Pirates love versatile players

Professional Sports

By John Mehno For the Mirror PITTSBURGH — As major league pitching staffs expand, opportunities for position players shrink. That’s why the Pirates are putting so much emphasis on having versatile players on their limited bench. Max Moroff, an infielder who was just sent back to ...

Dodgers’ pitching staff taking hits

National Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rich Hill went back on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ disabled list, a day after a blister burst on his left middle finger, and ace Clayton Kershaw threw a bullpen session for the first time since getting hurt. Hill lasted just two pitches when he started the second game of a ...

Justify survives sloppy track, fog in down-to-the-wire finish

National Sports

The Associated Press BALTIMORE — Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead. The roar from the crowd was delayed, hushed by the thick fog that enveloped the track. When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert ...

Bearcats get the best of Penn Cambria’s ace

Scholastic Sports

By Ty R. States For the Mirror HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon showed it can find ways to score runs even when the hits just aren’t there. Against Penn Cambria Division I pitching prospect Mason Ronan in a District 6 Class 3A semifinal baseball game at Juniata College on Saturday, the ...