Local Sports

Curve’s loss isn’t all bad

BOWIE, Md. — The Curve lost Monday night, but they pulled off a pretty amazing feat in a 2-1 setback at Bowie. Altoona trailed 2-0 in the eighth inning when Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton entered the game on a rehab assignment. Britton has been as untouchable as any pitcher in the ...

Claysburg Legion team sweeps Lilly

LILLY — Claysburg took a pair of wins from Lilly in a Cambria County American Legion doubleheader Monday. In the first game, Claysburg had to work nine innings for a 10-8 win. Dakota Chamberlain drove in three runs and struck out 12 batters for Claysburg, while Ryan Leonard had three hits. ...

Fenton dies at 76

UNIVERSITY PARK — The only Penn State pitcher to throw two no-hitters and a leader of Penn State baseball’s run to the 1963 College World Series, Bob Fenton, passed away Wednesday at age 76 in his home in Sandwich, Mass. A native of Philipsburg, Fenton was a three-year letterwinner ...

Curve end homestand right way

Tim Tebow will not be waiting for the Curve when they come back to Altoona in eight days, but the team does have a couple of big things to look forward to on its next homestand. The Curve have been home for 12 of the past 15 games, and they wrapped up the lengthy stretch with an entertaining ...

Area youth baseball roundup

Hollidaysburg PLAYOFFS QUARTERFINALS Snare 10, Keystone Dental 4: HR—Miknis (S), Dombrosky (KD). Multiple hits—Dombrosky 3, Kensinger 2, Ciofarri 2 (KD), Stevenson 2, Steiner 2, Maher 2 (S). WP—Miknis, LP—Dombrosky. McCarl’s 13, RT Contracting 4: HR—Grassi (M). Multiple ...

Claysburg, Bedford split doubleheader

CLAYSBURG — Aden McMonagle had a walk-off single to help Claysburg salvage the second game of a doubleheader, 5-4, against Bedford Sunday. Winning pitcher Robert Hernandez had two RBIs, and Cory Ullman had three hits for Bedford as it handed Claysburg its first loss, 8-6, in the first ...

Saxman’s big game lifts BCO

Mark Saxman homered and doubled while driving in three as Blair County Oil topped Medicine Shoppe, 10-7, in a Greater City League game at Juniata Sunday. Casey Wombacher had two hits and four RBIs for Medicine Shoppe. SCORE BY INNINGS Blair County Oil 040 303 0—10 8 2 Medicine ...

Redline defeats M&T Bank

Steve Hartman, Kamron Airy and Gabe Herman combined to hold M&T Bank to just two runs in an 8-2 victory for Redline Nutrition in a 13-year-old Altoona Teener League game at Seitz Field Sunday. Brady Flynn had two hits for M&T Bank. n Chris Iachini recorded three hits and four RBIs, ...

Cole stays on winning ways

ST. LOUIS — When it comes to taking one for the team, the Pirates can count on Josh Harrison. Harrison was hit by a pitch to drive in a run. He also homered and scored a run after hitting a double in a 7-3 Pittsburgh victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Jordy Mercer ...

2017 Mirror baseball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Tyler Peterson C Sr. Hollidaysburg Notable: Seton Hill recruit batted .329 with five doubles and 16 RBIs for District 6 Class 5A champs while handling a very balanced Tiger pitching staff. Joey Padula 1B Sr. Bellwood-Antis Notable: Big-time run-producer who scored 25 runs ...

2017 Mirror softball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Lindsey Fasolo C Sr. Altoona Notable: Provided the Lady Lions with power behind the plate, hitting four homers and driving in 19 runs in 19 games. Finished with a .339 batting average. Maggie Peck 1B Sr. Philipsburg-Osceola Notable: Became Lady Mounties’ career home run ...

Mirror boys volleyball all-stars

FIRST TEAM Tyler Barry, jr., Altoona: Middle hitter … Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association first-team all-district in 2017 … Season statistics: 176 service points, 28 aces, 64 kills, 55 digs and 53 stuff blocks … Team award: Rookie of the Year 2017 Kaleb Gahagan sr., Central: ...

Ex-Giant, Curve player Williams among inductees

EVERETT — Bedford graduate Keith Williams not only holds a special place in Bedford County’s sports history, but also Blair County. Saturday night, he was inducted as part of a class that included 13 people and teams into the Bedford County Sports Hall of Fame at the Everett Area High ...

Martin Oil sweeps Sheetz; Park wins

Martin Oil kept its late start to the season going strong, taking a pair of wins Saturday, 2-1 and 6-2, in a doubleheader against Sheetz at Geesey Park on Saturday in the George B. Kelley Federation. Nevin Wood went 2-for-3 for Martin Oil in the first game, driving in two runs on a double and ...

Defense sparks North

Even in midsummer all-star football games, turnovers and penalties can be crucial and the defense often sets the pace of the game. That was the case in the 33rd annual Lezzer Lumber Classic Friday night at Mansion Park, as the North squad made two interceptions that paved the way for both its ...

PSU women’s opponents set

University Park — On the heels of a 21-win campaign and an appearance in the third round of the WNIT, the Penn State women’s basketball program and coach Coquese Washington announced a 13-game non-conference slate, which includes six games played at the Bryce Jordan Center. The breakdown ...

Championship pedigree

In all-star sporting events, the term “championship caliber” is thrown around quite liberally. In tonight’s 33rd annual Lezzer Lumber Football Classic at Mansion Park, the term will take a quite literal meaning. Both Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Central have players in the game who ...

Muffie’s passion was Flash

Ron Muffie, a member of two of the Saint Francis men’s basketball program’s greatest teams, died on Wednesday. He was 82. The Cresson native played with the legendary Maurice Stokes from 1953-55. During those two seasons, Saint Francis piled up 41 wins and made back-to-back appearances ...

Altoona’s Fasolo savors all-star experience

UNIVERSITY PARK — Altoona’s Lindsey Fasolo was one of a number of area players who got to play in the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Game on Thursday night at Penn State’s Beard Field. And the recent graduate was happy she did. “I thought it was a really cool ...

Mickelson, caddie parting ways is surprising

In a blockbuster statement issued earlier this week, it was revealed that tour-favorite Phil Mickelson and longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay were parting ways after a run that spanned more than 25 years. To many golf fans, the familiar, bag-toting Mackay had become more recognizable than ...