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Franklin, coaches believe in PSU culture

May 8, 2015 There was very little actual gridiron talk but plenty of discussion about fundraising, facilities upgrades and football scheduling during Thursday’s Penn State Coaches Caravan stop in Altoona. more »»

Barbour doesn’t downplay football’s importance

May 8, 2015 Fairly or not, NCAA president Mark Emmert spoke scornfully about Penn State’s “culture of football” when he handed down sanctions prior to the 2012 season. more »»

Hamilton completes sweep

May 8, 2015 It was a historic night at the Altoona Mirror Bowler of the Year Tournament Thursday at Splinters Championship Lanes. Ralph Hamilton and Kelsey Focht will attest to that. more »»

Lions finish undefeated again

May 8, 2015 The Altoona Area High School boys track and field team completed its 11th straight undefeated dual-meet season by crushing Punxsutawney, 128-22, at Mansion Park on Thursday. more »»

Squirrels take 4-of-4 in Altoona

May 8, 2015 Baseball can be a crazy game at times. One day a team is 15-6 and holds the best record in the leagu. more »»

Koelle keys Altoona past ’Cats for crown

May 8, 2015 Brett Koelle had 11 service points, 18 kills, five blocks and six digs for Altoona as it defeated Huntingdon, 25-19, 25-14, 23-25, 25-15, on Thursday at the AAHS Fieldhouse and finished its regular... more »»

Finn’s four hits lead Lady Devils by Everett

May 8, 2015 EVERETT — Jacqueline Finn went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, and Edyn Convery and Saige McElwain each had three hits to help Bellwood-Antis defeat Everett, 6-1, in high school softball action Thursday. more »»

Altoona comes up short

May 8, 2015 STATE COLLEGE — Altoona lost to State College, 4-1, in a match more tightly contested than the final score indicated in the District 6 Class AAA high school tennis championship Thursday. more »»

Juniata’s Polisena named Landmark player of year

May 8, 2015 TOWSON, Md. — After going undefeated in league play and winning its first conference title, the Juniata men’s tennis team is well represented on this year’s All-Landmark Tea. more »»

Central wins league title

May 8, 2015 HUNTINGDON — Central erupted for four runs in the fifth inning and won the Mountain League championship with a 7-3 victory over Huntingdon in high school baseball Thursday. more »»

Love: Spieth, McIlroy in 2-horse race for golf stardom

May 8, 2015 It’s amazing to see how the landscape of professional golf has changed in just the past couple of years. more »»

PAGA starts 2015 season

May 8, 2015 The Pennsylvania Golf Association made its presence felt in our area this week as organizers conducted their ninth annual Pennsylvania Senior Amateur Match Play championship on Tuesday and Wednesda... more »»

Franklin ‘loves’ Givens

May 8, 2015 Penn State coach James Franklin gave a scouting report of what to expect from Altoona product Kevin Givens during Thursday’s Coaches Caravan stop. “We love him,” Franklin said. “He’s a talented guy. more »»

Hinish team takes Iron Masters title

May 8, 2015 ORE HILL — Ron Hinish and Spencer Hinish won the championship flight of the second annual Iron Masters Match Play Classic by defeating Brian Yarnall and Ken Emigh, 4 and 3. more »»

Fans can check out Franklin at Casino

May 7, 2015 By Cory Giger James Franklin loves the opportunity provided by the Penn State Coaches Caravan, which stops in Altoona today for a luncheon at The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»

Injury highlight of defeat

May 7, 2015 By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror. more »»

Not even Cole can help Pirates end losing skid

May 7, 2015 By John Perrotto The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates knew Mike Leake’s game plan but it still didn’t matter. more »»

Getz does a little bit of everything to help Tyrone boys win

May 7, 2015 By Philip Cmor CLEARFIELD — Nick Getz had finished his last event, but his day wasn’t complete. “I’d like to see how our team did,” Getz sai. more »»

Hornets’ Leidy, Leri star at own invitational

May 7, 2015 ALEXANDRIA — Juniata Valley’s Breanna Leidy won three running events and Faith Leri captured three field events at the Juniata Valley Invitational in high school track and field Wednesda. more »»

Thal homer carries P-O past B-A

May 7, 2015 PHILIPSBURG — Freshman Kylie Thal hit a two-run home run to lead Philipsburg-Osceola to a 5-3 win over Bellwood-Antis in high school softball Wednesday. more »»

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