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Curve respond with rally, satisfying win

Altoona Curve

Challenge answered. And the dramatic result was the Curve’s biggest win of the season so far. “This was a great win, and I think it will get us back on track,” outfielder Jared Oliva said. A day after manager Michael Ryan held a team meeting and challenged his club with pointed ...

Pirates drop fifth of six

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ST. LOUIS — Paul Goldschmidt was looking for a single. He ended up getting a whole lot more. Goldschmidt hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Michael Feliz in the seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Pittsburgh, 6-5, on Wednesday, dealing the Pirates their fifth loss in six ...

Williamsburg, Juniata Valley form junior high football co-op

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WILLIAMSBURG — Dan McMonagle of Williamsburg said his son, Andrew, has done well wrestling as part of a co-op agreement with an area school, so he expects the same success when Andrew plays football with another local school when a similar pact kicks off this fall. School boards at both ...

McIlroy knows this is a big Open for him

National Sports

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland — On the final day of practice for the final major of the year, Rory McIlroy ripped a shot out of the light rough and began walking toward the green when he stopped in the middle of the fairway for a quick interview with Sky Sports. That’s normal for McIlroy at ...

Angels’ Ramirez gets three-game suspension

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles pitcher Noe Ramirez has been suspended for three games and fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a pitch in the area of Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick’s head, and Angels manager Brad Ausmus has been suspended a game and fined. Joe Torre, Chief Baseball ...

Alabama, Bucknell on PSU home slate

PSU

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s basketball team tips off its 2019-20 slate with two home games the first week of the season, with the opener on Tuesday, Nov. 5 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore. The Bryce Jordan Center will play host to eight of the Nittany Lions’ 11 nonconference games ...

Hamilton made up for his lack of size

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Note: This is the fourth in a series of profiles of 2019 Saint Francis University Hall of Fame inductees. The induction ceremony is scheduled for July 26: LORETTO — Speak to anyone about Jeff Hamilton and the same words consistently come up: intense, warrior, relentless. The third ...

Local girl to compete at nationals

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CRESSON — The Mountain Top Track and Field Club will have a representative in next weekend’s USATF National Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Altoona’s Reese Wilber of the Mountain Top team will be competing in the 3,000-meter run next Saturday. A student at Altoona ...

Early test for Tigers looms large

National Sports

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The biggest obstacle standing between Clemson and a fifth straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship may be an early season Sept. 14 matchup at Syracuse. Clemson has largely breezed through the ACC schedule over the last four seasons, going 34-2 in conference play ...

Trenton topples Curve

Altoona Curve

Logan Hill had just found the hole between the shortstop and third base for his fourth hit of the night. The ball was hit so sharply that the runner on second, Chris Sharpe, was held up at third base. But trailing by a score of 4-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Curve found ...

Ryan critical of club’s focus

Altoona Curve

Following a particularly brutal loss to Trenton on Tuesday night, perturbed Curve manager Michael Ryan pointed across the field to the opposing club and said, “Playoff team.” Then the manager pointed into his own clubhouse and said, “Non-playoff team, right now.” Ryan made numerous ...

Pirates top Cards in ninth

Professional Sports

ST. LOUIS — Colin Moran drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored twice in the ninth for a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. Francisco Liriano (4-1) pitched the eighth and earned the victory. Felipe Vazquez pitched a 1-2-3 ...

Hollidaysburg’s Grassi will get chance at Miami, Ohio

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For the second time in as many days, a Blair County baseball product has committed to a Division I program. Hollidaysburg senior-to-be Joey Grassi announced on Twitter late Monday night that he’d continue his baseball career at Miami University in Ohio. “I like the facilities there, and ...

Martin Oil, Barton’s advance

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Martin Oil rode a seven-run second inning to a 9-2 win over Sheetz Tuesday night at Vets Field to win its Kelley Federation quarterfinal series, 2-1. Alex Schmoke drove in two runs and scored twice for Martin Oil, which will play Park Home tonight to start the best-of-three quarterfinals at ...

Nearly half a century later, Phelan’s game still remembered

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Note: This is the third in a series of profiles of 2019 Saint Francis University Hall of Fame inductees. The induction ceremony is scheduled for July 26: LORETTO — It’s been 42 years and six months, or more specifically 15,524 days since DeGol Arena witnessed its greatest individual ...

Thunder rebuild to take time

National Sports

OKLAHOMA CITY — Yosef Maaroof wanted one more Russell Westbrook memory in Oklahoma City. When he learned Thursday night the Thunder were planning to send Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and draft picks, the 20-year-old Tulsa resident planned to make the two-hour drive to ...

PSU players believe offense will explode

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UNIVERSITY PARK — There are a whole slew of question marks about Penn State’s offense this fall, and rightfully so given the departures of quarterback Trace McSorley and several other key players. Some of the younger returning Nittany Lions, however, are making some big statements about ...

Luensmann commits to South Carolina

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Travis Luensmann has spent most of his high school athletic career traveling anywhere he was given the opportunity to throw a baseball. But that entire journey, as well as the success he’s experienced on the Bellwood-Antis varsity team and with personal coaches like State College’s Troy ...

Curve falter in 7th

Altoona Curve

Michael Ryan leaned back in his chair and let out a long sigh. Shortly after his team suffered another loss in which they were winning going into the seventh inning, the Curve manager was tasked with trying to describe one of the more bizarre plays of Altoona’s season. After allowing two ...

Pirates remain on skid

Professional Sports

ST. LOUIS — Miles Mikolas pitched an eight-hitter and Tyler O’Neill hit a pair of two-run homers, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 7-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. It was the first complete game this season and second overall for Mikolas (6-9), who lasted just four ...