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Mansion still thriving

August 23, 2009 I agree with quite a lot of what Jason James wrote about the Mansion Park Summer League in the Aug. 9 Sports Mailbag. I would, however, like to make a few additional comments. more »»

Testing this Pirate fan

August 16, 2009 Jumbo shrimp. Deafening silence. Pirate fan. “Pirate” and “fan,” a simple utterance that once could be stated with such pride, now seems to be two words at complete odds with one another. more »»

Shine off at Mansion

August 9, 2009 I can remember waking up in the summers and waiting eagerly to play basketball at Mansion Park later that evenin. more »»

Federation lacks leadership

August 2, 2009 When is enough, enough? In the past two months of the George B. Kelley Federation season, I’ve seen threatening e-mails and out-of-control players and fans. more »»

Area ballfields need attention ... soon

July 26, 2009 What is wrong with the people in charge of maintaining the field conditions that local teams play on? Altoona wants teams from outside the area to come and play baseball in tournaments but the... more »»

Game Commission unfair to bowhunters

July 18, 2009 After reading Walt Young’s column last Sunday, I felt that I needed to write to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. I find the latest crossbow decisions very troubling. more »»

Curve putting too much on?Alvarez

July 12, 2009 How much longer can the Curve continue to bat Pedro Alvarez cleanup? He seems to be unable to hit breaking balls and changeups, and his lack of production is hurting the team’s chances... more »»

Curley lets PSU fans down

July 5, 2009 Where is Tim Curley? Would you pay $130 to watch the Blue-White game? That’s exactly what any Penn State season ticket holder will be doing when PSU hosts the four tin cans Curley’s... more »»

A moment frozen in time

June 21, 2009 My wife Lois and I had a brush with hockey royalty running into Billy Guerin at the Marriott City Center across from the Mellon Arena last Saturday around 2 p.m. more »»

Bucs’ plan disastrous

June 14, 2009 The Pittsburgh Pirates are a virtual reminder of the movie “Groundhog’s Day. more »»

Why buy Pirate tickets?

June 6, 2009 Although PNC Park is one of the nicest venues in baseball, the consistent and ongoing losing of the Pirates makes it tougher to buy tickets to see a game. more »»

Trout can be productive

May 24, 2009 In the May 4 edition of the Altoona Mirror, an article titled “Stocking the streams” included some misleading and contradictory statements by several of the persons interviewed. more »»

Parental involvement key

May 17, 2009 I am helping to coach a local youth baseball team now and parent participation in our practices and our games has been outstandin. more »»

Williamsburg ambassador cherished

May 17, 2009 WILLIAMSBURG — In small towns like ours, when a resident passes away, it doesn’t go unnoticed since we are all acquainted with one another. more »»

Fandom: John Matchock

May 17, 2009 Name: John Matchock Age: 35 Residence: Coalport HIGH School: Glendale, Class of 1992 I usually attend games: by myself My favorite sport:... more »»

Feeling Dambach’s pain

May 10, 2009 I have met a handful of truly great men in my life. State College Spikes General Manager Jason Dambach is one of them. more »»

Altoona relay teams bring pride to area

May 2, 2009 I believe a special word of praise is in order for the Altoona Area High School boys track team. more »»

Charge Curve with an error on Woodley

April 26, 2009 What started out being a great evening at the Blair County Ballpark, turned into a huge black eye for the Altoona Curve, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Lozinak family. more »»

Bickel fondly remembered by fellow ref

April 19, 2009 The local sports world lost an official. The sports officiating arena lost a legend. And those who believe in “abiding by the rules” lost an icon. more »»

Atlantic Broadband, BTN needs compromise

April 12, 2009 Congratulations to the Penn State men’s basketball team, which just finished the most successful season in their histor. more »»

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