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PIAA delays decision

Local Sports

The PIAA delayed the start of fall sports and heat acclimation week for high school football for two weeks Friday after Gov. Tom Wolf’s recommendation that interscholastic sports not take place until Jan. 1, 2021 on Thursday. District 6 chairman Bill Marshall made the official motion Friday ...

Passing the torch: B-A always seems ready to reload

Local Sports

H.S. football The Mirror will preview a high school football team each day until Aug. 22. For a complete rundown of all of the teams in the region, pick up a copy of “Blitz’’ at area newsstands. Today: Bellwood-Antis Monday: Northern Bedford BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis showed it ...

Parsons’ choice $ign of times

PSU

If the coronavirus hasn’t been depressing enough, Penn State fans got word via social media late Tuesday night that the Nittany Lions’ best player, linebacker Micah Parsons, is opting out, or bypassing, the season — should one actually be held. The information wasn’t ...

Pens ousted from playoffs

Professional Sports

TORONTO — The Pittsburgh Penguins entered their qualifying round matchup against Montreal healthy but wary. Optimistic but guarded. While they’d shown plenty of grit during a regular season that featured extended absences by high-profile names on their star-laden roster, in a short series ...

Tigers pound Pirates’ pitching

Professional Sports

PITTSBURGH — Niko Goodrum drove in five runs, two on a double in a big 11th inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 17-13, in a startling slugfest on Friday night. Both teams finished with 16 hits, surprising since each club had four players in the starting lineup ...

Li builds 2-shot lead at PGA

National Sports

SAN FRANCISCO — Still young, often inconsistent, forever fearless, Li Haotong is capable of just about anything on a big stage in golf. He was at his best Friday in the PGA Championship. Three years after his 63 in the final round of the British Open, Li hit only four fairways at Harding ...

Caddies once carried a lot more weight

Local Sports

It’s been decades since any local course employed caddies, but when golf first began to be played in the United States, caddies were an essential part of the game. When golf courses were first being built in our area in the 1890s, young boys were attracted to the local links with hopes of ...

Plenty of tournaments on Scotch Valley greens

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — It was a busy week at the Scotch Valley Country Club. In match-play tournament action, Christopher Perry was the championship flight winner over Andrew Ferguson. Dave DeGol Sr. won over Seth Smith in the first flight, while Alex Elliott won over Aaron Harr in the second ...

Tyrone’s Zimmers keeps building his resume

Local Sports

Tyrone native John Zimmers’ name was in the headlines once again last week. This time, it was for his fine work in preparing the prestigious Inverness Golf Club for competition during last week’s LPGA’s Drive On Championship in Ohio. Zimmers, the former superintendent at Oakmont ...

Cubs-Cards series off

National Sports

ST. LOUIS — The entire three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis at Busch Stadium was postponed Friday night after two more Cardinals players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball announced that the whole weekend set was off. Hours ...

N’western back on field

National Sports

Northwestern returned to the football field for the first time since a false positive for COVID-19 led to 37 players being quarantined and workouts being paused. Coach Pat Fitzgerald said after the start of camp the Wildcats still are “batting a thousand” after a player who tested for the ...

Keselowski still wants home win

National Sports

Ford is on a nice little winning streak at Michigan International Speedway, although it may not feel that way to Brad Keselowski. Keselowski still hasn’t won a Cup race in his home state, and it seems like every year that is a story when NASCAR comes to Michigan. Keselowski will have two ...

Beyond kneeling, T-shirts, sports push big changes

National Sports

ATLANTA — Kneeling is a powerful gesture. T-shirts send a meaningful message. Locking arms is a mighty symbol of unity in these troubled times. It doesn’t stop there. If you look even deeper across the gamut of sports., a truly inspiring movement is emerging from the nation’s social ...

PIAA makes right decision with no-spectator policy

Voice of the Fan

I’m writing this in response to Neil Rudel’s column on July 31 advocating that parents be permitted to attend PIAA sporting events this fall. I have been a track and field coach since 1978. I am currently the head girls track and field coach at Hughesville High School, a Class 2A school ...

Appreciation for fans should grow

Voice of the Fan

It’s a sad fact of life that most things are not truly appreciated until they’re gone. In today’s sporting world, that includes the fans. From the days of the ancient Olympics, athletes have reaped the rewards of their skills in the arena, from fame and fortune to public adulation and ...

Lilly romps in opener

Local Sports

Defending Greater City Baseball League champion Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion has a juggernaut of a batting lineup in its own right. Lilly’s potent offense is quite capable of scoring a lot of runs with its bats. When it gets help from an opponent through walks and errors, a ...

Wearing life jacket is of utmost importance

Outdoors

The calendar may read that we are in the final months of the traditional summer season here in Pennsylvania. But as we all know, 2020 has been far from a traditional year. With warm temperatures likely to continue well into the autumn, there will be plenty of opportunities left to enjoy ...

Night fishing might hit the spot

Outdoors

While the brutal series of 90-degree days has eased somewhat, the hot, dry summer continues. To contend with those conditions, a few of the hardcore anglers I know have resorted to working the night shift to catch some fish rather than deal with the relentless heat and bright days. ...

Time capsule needed to enjoy hunting camps

Outdoors

LANCASTER — Come with me. back to a time when going to hunting camps in Pennsylvania involved train rides, then long mule shuttles to primitive cabins or tents. To a time when squirrels and rabbits were the main targets, not deer or turkeys, which were scarce. A camp taking two deer in a ...

Scholastic athletes find out fate today

Local Sports

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf sent shockwaves across the entire scholastic sports landscape Thursday afternoon when he announced at the end of a press briefing that he, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Department of Education, was strongly recommending Pre-K-12 school and ...