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Altoona’s win at Massillon was one for the ages

With all the bad news being reported lately, it is refreshing to see some good, old news reprinted in the Mirror, thanks to Sports Editor Buck Frank.

With sports shut down, it’s great to see Frank find a way to make you want to read the Mirror by selecting articles from the past and putting them in the sports section.

Two of those articles were of special interest to me.

First, the one on the Tipton Speedway was most informative. It told about the construction of that board track in detail which I hadn’t seen before.

It was amazing to think about all that went into that track, which at that time raced cars that also raced at Indy.

Perhaps a future article from the archives could detail some of the actual races and winners.

The other article I liked a lot was the one about the Altoona High School football team beating Massillon, Ohio — at Massillon.

That brought back memories I have as a young teenager who tagged along with my dad and his friends to that game. It was a fun and exciting trip to make with them.

The people of that town really got behind their team and were still friendly, even after losing.

I hope that we will get back to normal sometime in the future, but for now these articles are a breath of fresh air to all of us confined to our homes.

Leonard E. Alwine

Altoona

Story about Steelers’ titles nice distraction from virus

The Mirror had a nice article recently about the Steelers, led by Chuck Noll and Terry Bradshaw, winning Super Bowls in the 1970s.

It was a Steel City in the ’70s. We moved here in 1971.

It was good to read about Pittsburgh in the Mirror, especially at this time.

Too much today is the virus scare.

Carolyn Painter

Duncansville

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