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Sideline Cancer team makes it to quarterfinals

From Mirror reports COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sideline Cancer, which has played in The Basketball Tournament all seven years of its existence, is headed to the quarterfinals for the first time. After trailing by five heading into the fourth quarter of its Round of 16 game against Challenge ALS on ...

Bubble format leaving Griffith sympathetic

Jordan Griffith, a Hollidaysburg graduate who is also the Golden Tigers’ assistant boys basketball coach, is one of several people within The Basketball Tournament’s “bubble” at the Hyatt Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. The experience, which indirectly is serving as a test run for the ...

Keller will count on instincts

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mitch Keller’s first go-round in the majors was a study in contrasts and a snapshot of where baseball is at in 2020. The traditional numbers for the Pittsburgh Pirates top-ranked pitching prospect weren’t great. One win in 11 starts. An ERA north of ...

Moist pitches Sheetz past B&M Contracting

Damian Moist scattered six hits, struck out five and walked three in helping Sheetz upset B&M Contracting, 2-1, Tuesday night in a Greater City League baseball game at Vets Field. Robbie Yahner scored the winning run scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth for Sheetz (4-8). He ...

Summer basketball results

Lakemont Park CBRC LAKEMONT PARK SUMMER LEAGUE TUESDAY Court 1 Superior Detailing & Accessories 86, Colledge Construction 30: High scorers—Isaac Vescovi, SDA, 20; Jared Colledge, CC, 9. Schon Chiropractic 41, Shamrock Electric 31: High scorers—Joey Smith, SC, 14; Josh ...

Ex-Flash Blackmon goes pro

LORETTO — Former Saint Francis guard Isaiah Blackmon will begin his professional basketball career with the same club that NBA legends Allen Iverson and Deron Williams finished theirs. The 2019-20 NEC Player of the Year announced that he recently signed a deal with Besiktas Sompo Japan ...

Chambers sorry for poor choice of words

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers came under fire nationally Monday due to a comment he made in January of 2019 to Rasir Bolton, a point guard who was a freshman at the time. According to a commentary from theundefeated.com, ...

UConn leaving Appleman without a racket

At 53 years old, Christian Appleman thought when he accepted the director of men’s tennis position at the University of Connecticut, it would be his last stop. After all, he had spent the better part of 30 years in college coaching, both basketball and tennis, dating back to his start as a ...

Patton takes two in Federation DH

Patton Legion swept a twinbill from Re/Max Realty, 9-4 and 10-6, Monday night in a George B. Kelley Federation matchup at Vets Field. In the first game, Patton had a five-run second inning. J. T. Elias scored two runs and drove in two for Patton (9-4), and Josh Miller had two hits. Re/Max ...

Cumming tops ERA

Cumming Motors scored four runs in the top of the seventh to pull away from ERA Sports in an 8-3 win in an Altoona Teener Minor League game at Seitz Field Monday night. Dominic Battisti got the win and also had an RBI single for Cumming Motors (8-3). Teammates Chase Kissel had three hits to ...

Summer basketball

Lakemont Park CBRC LAKEMONT PARK SUMMER LEAGUE DIVISION 1 W-L Dairy Queen 2-0 MRB 2-0 Superior Detailing & Accessories 2-0 Colledge Construction 1-1 Penstan HVAC 1-1 IMS/R Beer House 0-2 Mayhue’s Garage/Charlton Motors 0-2 Okonak, Dean & Lechner, ...

Larson holds on to win at Port Royal Speedway

PORT ROYAL — Kyle Larson overtook Logan Wagner on lap 10 and held off the heavy pursuit of Brent Marks and Rico Abreu for the remaining 20 laps to pick up his first career win in the second annual Greg Hodness Classic at the Port Royal Speedway. The win was worth more than ...

‘Y’ puts best foot forward with July 4 Race

Williamsburg’s Loc O outpaced seven-time 15K winner A.J. Kelly of Altoona by more than two minutes to win the 48th running of the Angie Gioiosa Memorial Fourth of July Race on Saturday. But the top two finishers didn’t gather on a medal stand to congratulate each other. In fact, no one ...

Sheetz knocks off Stuckey Automotive

Josh Scalice drove in three runs, and Trevor Palladini doubled to help Sheetz top Stuckey Automotive, 9-3, in a George B. Kelley Federation game Sunday at Stout Field. Lane Sell and Dylan Hartman combined to allow just four Stuckey Automotive hits. SHEETZ (9): Kuhns ss 321, Wilson 2b 411, ...

Youth baseball roundup

AIYBL ALTOONA INDEPENDENT YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE MAJOR LEAGUE W-L Fiore True Value 4-1 Sylvan Veterinary 3-1 Thompson Pharmacy 2-3 Sheetz 2-2 Cumming Motors 2-3 ERA 1-4 RESULTS Thompson Pharmacy 15, Sheetz 0: Multiple hits—Chatams 2, McKillop 2, Lanzendorfer 2 (T). ...

Sideline Cancer wins first game

PHILADELPHIA — Marcus Keene hit a 15-foot jumper to reach the Target Score and finished with a game-high 29 points as Sideline Cancer overcame a 12-point second-half deficit and defeated Team Hines, 93-91, in The Basketball Tournament on Sunday. Keene went 12-for-22 from the field and added ...

Sideline Cancer continues basketball tradition

Televised by ESPN The Sideline Cancer team’s first game will be played at 4 p.m. Sunday against a squad known as Team Hines, whose roster includes former collegiate stars Gilbert Brown (University of Pittsburgh), Ethan Happ (Wisconsin) and Brandon Paul (Illinois). When former Penn State ...

Unheralded Davis blossoms into solid major leaguer

There haven’t been many players step into a batter’s box at PNG Field or its previous name of Blair County Ballpark wearing an Altoona Curve uniform who went on to play 14 years in Major League Baseball and lead the American League in a statistical category. In fact, there might only be ...

Bonifay’s impressive career includes one crazy footnote

It’s tough to top Mike’s choice of Rajai Davis, who has a whopping 415 stolen bases in the majors, yet has never fully been appreciated as one of the elite former Curve players. Still, there's really only one answer to this question, when you consider something that quite frankly is ...

Pirates pitcher not bothered by new normal

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Joe Musgrove isn’t trying to make a political statement when the Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher dons a mask, but a practical one. Musgrove wants to play. Badly. The only way that happens is if Major League Baseball can avoid having COVID-19 ...