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West, Colledge stepping down

Altoona Area High School will have new basketball coaches next season. Doug West and Miriam Colledge have informed their teams of their intentions to step down from the boys and girls jobs, both confirmed. West coached the Mountain Lions for three seasons, and Colledge guided the Lady Lions ...

BC coach Gongloff retiring

EBENSBURG — Bishop Carroll Catholic High School announced on Wednesday that long-time girls basketball coach Bob Gongloff is retiring after 19 seasons at the helm. Gongloff was head coach from 1991-2004, and returned to the bench in 2015 until this past season. He had a career record of ...

Mtn. Lions upended by State College

Trailing State College by two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning during Wednesday’s District 6 Class 6A championship game, Altoona’s Adam Sinisi was called out at the plate trying to score from second on a two-out single by Jake Hunter. Mountain Lions coach Tom Smith sprinted from his ...

Walks doom Tigers

Walks are as good as a hit. Ask the Central Mountain baseball team. Walks also kill. Ask the Hollidaysburg baseball team. Central Mountain benefited from 10 walks and scored 10 runs on only five hits Wednesday night to win the District 6 Class 5A championship game, 10-3 over Hollidaysburg ...

Janosik, Pfister hope for good start

Penn Cambria’s Lyric Janosik could be in for a big first day when the PIAA track and field championships begin in Shippensburg Friday morning. Janosik, along with Bishop Carroll’s Caroline Ratchford, is seeded fourth in the girls high jump that begins at 9 a.m. and then is the top seed in ...

Warriors eliminated

MEYERSDALE — The 2019 high school baseball season came to an end on Wednesday for Everett, which lost, 5-2, to Meyersdale in the District 5 2A semifinals. Meyersdale, which will play Conemaugh Township in the finals, scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. The ...

Pirates keep up struggles at home

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Josh Bell reached the Allegheny River on the fly for the second time in two weeks, the only notable blemish for the Colorado Rockies in a 9-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night. After Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to put Colorado ...

Offense continues to struggle

Next stop Today: Altoona at New Hampshire, 11:35 a.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Scooter Hightower (2-4, 5.63) vs. Fisher Cats RHP Patrick Murphy (2-4, 3.35) Record: 22-22 From Mirror reports MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Curve offense couldn’t do much of anything against a pitcher with an ...

Gingrich hands ERA second loss

Gingrich Insurance knocked off ERA, 7-6, Wednesday night in an Altoona Teener League Lowey Division game at Seitz Field. Gingrich improved to 6-2 while ERA fell to 7-2. The winners got two hits from Eli Steward and an RBI. He also scored a run. Winning pitcher Brennen Freiwald worked into ...

Big Ben eager to move past AB saga

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger heard the noise. How could he not? At times, it was deafening. Antonio Brown. Le’Veon Bell. A handful of other former teammates long since gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room. The talking heads on TV. They ...

Learning German is hard

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — German Marquez could sense his delivery speeding up. So the Colorado Rockies pitcher made a concerted effort to slow things down, putting a halt to his team’s four-game losing streak in the process. The 24-year-old struck out seven over ...

Despite loss, BG positive about its future

SIDMAN — Bishop Guilfoyle volleyball coach Branden McGarvey has lots to look forward to next season. Lots of height, to be specific. The Marauders expect junior hitter Connor Ebersole (6-foot-0), sophomore right side hitter Michael Woolridge (6-foot-8) and freshman hitter Nick Anderson ...

No deficit too big for Bedford

BEDFORD — Entering the bottom of the fifth inning of the District 5-9 Class 3A baseball semifinals, Bedford found itself trailing, 12-5, to Chestnut Ridge with its postseason life on the line. The Bisons’ coaching staff gathered the team around, reminding them of one simple message ...

Lady Colts avenge losses to Shamokin

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — The Northern Cambria softball team scored three runs in the second inning, and had to hold on the rest of the way, to advance with a 3-2 win over West Shamokin in the District 6 Class 2A quarterfinals Tuesday. Kaitlyn Kudlawiec pitched 5• innings with three strikeouts, ...

Locker Room gets victory in opener

Locker Room started its 2019 City League season the same way it ended 2018 —- by beating Lilly Conrad Chiropractic American Legion, 5-2, Tuesday night at Vets Field in local baseball action. Andy Lytle had nine strikeouts to get Locker Room the win. Tyler Stiffler was 1-for-3 with two ...

Altoona grad has big weekend ahead

SHIPPENSBURG — Abby Wagner has done it again for the Shippensburg University track and field team. Wagner, an Altoona graduate, was one of 27 athletes from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference selected for the NCAA Division II outdoor track and field championships to be held this ...

Curve held to just 3 hits

Next stop Tonight: Altoona at New Hampshire, 6:35 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Cam Vieaux (2-2, 2.84) vs. Fisher Cats RHP Hector Perez (2-2, 6.82) Record: 22-21 From Mirror reports MANCHESTER, N.H. — The Curve’s season-long road trip to the northeast got off to a rough start Tuesday ...

Nevins hearing tonight canceled

ROARING SPRING — By the time the Spring Cove School Board voted unanimously Monday night to reinstate Reggie Nevins as assistant baseball coach for the remainder of the season, it was already over. Nevins and assistant basketball coach Paul Frederick had made it to Central’s playoff game ...

Lewis leads BG to victory

If you missed the first inning of Monday afternoon’s District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal between Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Claysburg-Kimmel, you missed a lot. That’s because Marauder pitcher Austin Lewis, on just 90 pitches, tossed a complete-game gem to send the No. 3 seed to the ...