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Busy Saturday awaits high school football

Mother Nature made it a clean sweep Friday night when she knocked out two more high school football playoff games from the Mirror coverage area, thanks to a winter storm that hit the area Thursday. The Bedford/Bald Eagle Area 3A first-round playoff game, which was originally slated for ...

Hoops du Jour

North Alabama at Pitt men Tipoff: Noon, Petersen Events Center Records: North Alabama (1-2); Pittsburgh (4-0) Coaches: Tony Pujol is 1-2 in his first season coaching North Alabama. Jeff Capel is 4-0 in his first year at Pittsburgh and is 166-110 in his 10th season overall as a head ...

DePaul outlasts Lions in overtime

CHICAGO — As a senior on a team looking to end a string of losing seasons, Max Strus believes there’s no such thing as an ugly win. He happily celebrated DePaul’s performance Thursday night — warts and all. Strus had 21 points, Devin Gage added a career-high 14 points and DePaul ...

Lady Golden Eagle receives MVP honor

Tyrone’s Winnie Grot was named the Mountain League’s Most Valuable Player and spearheaded the league’s list of all-star selections which were released earlier this week in high school athletics. Other area first-team selections were Tyrone’s Ava McCracken, Central’s Kierra Mountain ...

Tigers facing big test

Hollidaysburg will line up against a senior-heavy, talented football team with a huge offensive and defensive line that averages around 270 pounds on Saturday at Danville High School. Reading over the description of District 2 champion Wallenpaupack, it might have been just copied and pasted ...

Green Hornets seek revenge

Juniata Valley’s seniors have seen their last two seasons end with routs by Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic. The Green Hornets have lost by 58 and 46 points the last two seasons during the District 6 Class 1A playoffs and get another shot at the Marauders on Saturday night at A.R. Simkins Field ...

Steelers moving on from Bell saga

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of 10 months waiting on Le’Veon Bell to show up for work. They said all the right things, stressed they understood the star running back was making a business decision by opting to stay home in hopes of protecting himself ahead of a ...

Red Flash begin wild stretch on road at UCLA

Saint Francis coach Rob Krimmel hasn’t been afraid to schedule games against the giants of college basketball in recent years, but he’s outdone himself with the gauntlet that awaits the Red Flash over the next nine days. Saint Francis plays at No. 20 UCLA tonight. Then at No. 7 North ...

Lightning slip past Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Brayden Point scored three straight power-play goals in 1:31 — the sixth-fastest three goals in NHL history — and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Thursday night. Billy Mosienko holds the record, scoring three times in 21 seconds for Chicago ...

Panthers cruise, now 4-0

PITTSBURGH — Jared Wilson-Frame scored 20 points and five Pittsburgh players scored in double digits as the Panthers battled past Central Arkansas 97-71 in a physical matchup Thursday night. Wilson-Frame has passed the 20-point barrier in each of his three games this season. As usual, he ...

Altoona’s Fox relieved work is paying off

Wednesday was special for Bridgid Fox. Not only was it her 18th birthday, the Altoona Area High School standout signed a national letter-of-intent to attend the University of Detroit Mercy and play Division I college basketball. “Everything is paying off,” Fox said, smiling, during ...

Ertter jumps at perfect fit

EBENSBURG—- Wednesday marked the initial day in which high school athletes could sign their national letter of intent for any NCAA program, and for one local baseball star, he was quick to put the stamp on where to continue his career. Bishop Carroll senior Carson Ertter, a 5-10, 160-pound ...

Penguins have busy day of movement

PITTSBURGH — Jim Rutherford celebrated a new contract in the most expected of ways: by putting together a trade he hopes will jump-start his struggling team. The Pittsburgh Penguins general manager signed a contract extension on Wednesday that will keep him with the club through the 2021-22 ...

Ruggery, Krug fulfulling dream

It has been known that Bishop Guilfoyle senior guard Luke Ruggery would continue his basketball career at Saint Francis for quite some time, but the talented shooter was hoping it would become a reality for much longer. “My freshman year I started emailing Coach (Rob) Krimmel,” Ruggery ...

Eagles have a lot on line vs. Saints

PHILADELPHIA — The standings give Malcolm Jenkins and the Philadelphia Eagles all the motivation they need against the New Orleans Saints. Trash talk doesn’t matter when your season is on the line. The Saints (8-1) were 10 seconds away from facing the Eagles in the NFC championship game ...

Servello follows coach’s path

HOLLIDAYSBURG—Because of a back injury, Sam Servello missed his junior year of baseball with the Hollidaysburg Area High School team. However, because of the resume he built up during his freshman and sophomore seasons, colleges like West Virginia, North Carolina, East Carolina and Villanova ...

Pirates trade Luplow, Moroff

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday traded outfielder Jordan Luplow and utility man Max Moroff to the Cleveland Indians for major league infielder Erik Gonzalez and minor league right-handed pitchers Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza. Luplow and Moroff both are former Altoona Curve ...

McCready eyes national title

Hollidaysburg Area High School senior wrestling standout Mason McCready has his eye on a PIAA Class 3A state championship this upcoming season. Down the road, he’s hoping to become an NCAA Division I collegiate wrestling champion. McCready figures that Bucknell University is the best place ...

Hoops du jour

Central Arkansas at Pitt men Tipoff: 7 p.m., Petersen Events Center Records: Central Arkansas (2-1); Pittsburgh (3-0) Coaches: Russ Pennell is 37-90 in his fifth season at Central Arkansas and is 130-147 in his 10th season overall. Jeff Capel is 3-0 in his first year at Pittsburgh and is ...

Head coach Haigh takes leave of absence

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com Saint Francis women’s basketball coach Joe Haigh is taking a leave of absence for personal reasons, the school announced Tuesday, and details about the situation and when he may return are unclear. Athletic director Susan Robinson Fruchtl will ...