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Conklin proposes legislation to change championship format

Local Sports

By Paddy Cotter For the Mirror STATE COLLEGE — Pennsylvania’s high school sports playoffs and championships could be heading in a new direction, according to new legislation proposed by state representative Scott Conklin (D-Centre). “When you look at the inequity between the teams ...

2A field in need of finals success

Local Sports

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com It was a rough final night of the District 6 Class 2A Tournament for area wrestlers last season as they went a collective 0-for-8 in the finals. That figures to change in this year’s 27-team tournament at the Altoona Area High School Fieldhouse, ...

Lady Lions buried early in loss to Northwestern

PSU

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern got out to a fast start and never looked back as the Wildcats handed the Penn State women's basketball team a 78-63 loss in Big Ten action Thursday night. Freshman Karisma Ortiz registered a career-high 14 points and team-best seven rebounds to lead the Lady ...

Houston claims 9th straight

National Sports

HARTFORD, Conn. — Houston guard DeJon Jarreau believes he’s gotten his basketball career back on track and expects to be a factor as the Cougars make a run at a conference title and perhaps something bigger. The sophomore transfer from Massachusetts had 18 points and seven assists to help ...

Logano, Harvick help Ford earn sweep

Professional Sports

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won the Daytona 500 qualifying races in a pair of Ford sweeps that have the new Mustang positioned for a strong showing in “The Great American Race.” Harvick won the first of the 150-mile qualifying races Thursday night that set the ...

Carroll dials up 3-point shots in semifinals win

Local Sports

By Rob Longo For the Mirror SIDMAN — Some say that in basketball, you either live or die relying on the 3-point shot. In Thursday’s Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference semifinal, Bishop Carroll was thriving, as the Huskies hit 10 3-pointers en route to a 47-42 win over top-seeded ...

Altoona finishes regular season on high note

Local Sports

WILLIAMSPORT — Caranda Perea powered Altoona to a 71-34 win over Williamsport Thursday night in girls high school basketball action. Perea finished with 27 points and added six more blocks for the Lady Lions in their regular-season finale. Bridgid Fox had a double-double scoring 19 points ...

Wholaver, Heights nip Rangers in OT

Local Sports

PATTON — Liam Wholaver scored 31 points to lead Cambria Heights to a 67-62 overtime win over Forest Hills Thursday night in high school boys basketball action. The Highlanders (12-10), who were tied at 60-all going into the extra frame, also got 15 points from Nathan Lamb. Anthony Cecere ...

Glendale’s program has a chance for terrific weekend

Local Sports

The following is a list of how I see the District 6 2A Wrestling Tournament turning out this weekend. 106 POUNDS: Finalists: Suds Dubler, Glendale vs. Bryce Beatty, Mount Union. Champion: Dubler. Comment: Dubler becomes Glendale’s first District 6 champion in 18 years. 113 POUNDS: ...

Murray clutch in goal for Penguins

Local Sports

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The NHL’s most electric playmaker swooping in on him and his team’s one-goal lead very much in doubt, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray did something that’s kind of tough when Edmonton’s Connor McDavid has the puck dangling ...

Penn Cambria postion already posted

Local Sports

From Mirror reports Penn Cambria has been planning for John Franco’s departure for the past week. According to the school’s superintendent, William Marshall, the position of head football coach was posted on Feb. 5 internally, but Penn Cambria has yet to recieve any internal ...

Glendale gets three top seeds

Local Sports

Four area wrestlers, including three from Glendale, were named No. 1 seeds for the District 6 Class 2A Tournament at the seeding meeting on Tuesday night at the Tyrone Middle School. Glendale’s Suds Dubler (106), returning state runner-up Brock McMillen (126) and Cory Johnston (220) were ...

France staying out of spotlight

National Sports

The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jim France is running NASCAR the same way he lives his life — quietly, in the background, away from the spotlight he never craved. The youngest son of NASCAR’s founder carved his own path in the family business and left the leadership roles ...

Girls roundup: Altoona rolls to 45-point win

Local Sports

The Altoona girls basketball team finished up at 12-4 in the Mid-Penn League Wednesday night, thanks to an 80-35 win over Chambersburg in high school action at the Fieldhouse. Bridgid Fox had 22 points and 14 rebounds while Caranda Perea added 21 points and six blocks. Olivia Hudson rounded it ...

Pirates optimistic as camp opens up

Local Sports

The Associated Press BRADENTON, Fla. — Optimism always runs high on the first day of spring training, even for the Pittsburgh Pirates. “This club has a feel that we can be a postseason team, that we can be a team that can advance deep in the postseason,” general manager Neal ...

Hoops du Jour

Local Sports

SFU men at FDU Tipoff: 6 p.m., Stratis Arena, Teaneck, N.J. Records: Saint Francis (12-11, 8-4 NEC); FDU (12-12, 7-5) Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 91-119 in his seventh season at Saint Francis and overall. Greg Herenda is 72-106 in his sixth season at FDU. TV: CBS Sports Network Online ...

Tigers crush Punxsy

Local Sports

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Hollidaysburg held a 26-6 lead after one quarter and eventually defeated Punxsutawney, 82-42, in high school boys action Wednesday. Sam Servello led all scorers with 26 points for the Golden Tigers. Josh Holsopple added 19 points and Mitch Barton scored 12. HOLLIDAYSBURG ...

AAF pleased with first ratings

National Sports

The Associated Press The Alliance of American Football was a ratings winner in its inaugural weekend, but founder Charlie Ebersol realizes it is a small sample size. “We feel really good about them and that our theory that Americans want more football tends to be true,” Ebersol said in ...

Players pick up more arbitration wins

National Sports

The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole and Alex Wood won their salary arbitration cases on Wednesday, giving players a 6-3 advantage over teams to ensure a winning record in consecutive years for the first time since 1989-90. Bauer won his hearing for the ...

Clarion ‘a good fit’ for Brown

Local Sports

By John Hartsock jhartsock@altoonamirror.com Derek Brown is a country boy at heart, with a passion for fishing. “I like to put a worm on a hook and cast it out, and whatever I can catch, I release,’’ Brown said. “Fishing is a great escape.’’ Brown who has won 119 matches ...