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Tyrone defeats tough competition to capture title

In Kevin Soellner’s five previous seasons as Tyrone Area High School’s head baseball coach, the Golden Eagles had never taken part in the annual Altoona Curve Classic at Peoples Natural Gas Field. This spring, Soellner’s Eagles finally made an appearance, and the sixth-year coach ...

Altoona defeats SC, Harrisburg

Brooke Long won the 100-meter dash in 13 seconds and the triple jump with a performance of 37 feet, 7 inches. She also helped the 400-meter relay team to a first-place finish as Altoona defeated State College, 88-59, and Harrisburg, 109-23, in high school track and field action Saturday at ...

Lady Eagles nip Bellwood-Antis; CC prevails

TYRONE — Tyrone scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning, and Bellwood-Antis did not respond in a 7-6 triumph for the Lady Eagles Saturday in high school softball. Beth Pearson homered and drove in three runs for Tyrone, and Maci Brodzina and Ella Pearson each had a ...

Mtn. Lions finish as runner-up team

Altoona finished second at the Mountain Lion Invitational high school tennis tournament on Saturday. Nick Schimminger finished as the runner-up in the No. 1 singles flight, and Kyle Murray was second in the No. 2 singles flight. Josh Adams finished third in No. 3 singles. The teams of ...

C-K wins close one against NB

CLAYSBURG — Corey Chamberlain tossed a complete-game seven-hitter, striking out nine and walking just one in leading Claysburg-Kimmel to a 2-1 win over Northern Bedford in high school baseball action Friday. Tough-luck losing pitcher Andrew Lazor gave up eight hits, struck out five and ...

Haigh, Kaack cap championship year

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic won its seventh PIAA girls basketball championship in March, but the Lady Marauders aren’t finished collecting hardware yet. Head coach Kristi Kaack and senior Teresa Haigh have been selected as the Altoona Mirror’s Coach and Player of the Year, ...

Gripp, Kargo help teams enjoy success

Tyrone’s high school boys basketball team didn’t get the chance to end the season as a team the way it hoped after the Golden Eagles were upset in the District 6 Class 4A semifinals by Bedford, but their best player is going out on top. Senior Damon Gripp was selected as the Altoona ...

Mtn. Lions enjoy Curve Classic opener, play Tyrone next

Scoring 10 runs in an inning is a huge accomplishment for any high school baseball team. To do it in the first inning of a Curve Classic quarterfinal game is even bigger. Altoona never allowed Huntingdon starter Josh Hollibaugh the chance to settle in, and everyone in the starting lineup ...

Players anxious to start

Their game was taken away from them last year. Their passion. Their life’s work, by and large, since they were 4 or 5 years old. They are ecstatic to have it back. “No doubt,” new Curve manager Miguel Perez said. “The appreciation for the game definitely went up big time, just the ...

Wounded Penguins triumph

The Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Bryan Rust scored two goals and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists in leading the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Jared McCann, Brian Dumoulin and Colton Sceviour also scored as the ...

Big bats put Tigers into semifinals

Hollidaysburg played an error-free game in an 18-3 triumph over Portage Friday in the quarterfinals of the Altoona Curve Classic at PNG Field. Well, unless you can give an error to a coach. The game was delayed slightly in the bottom of the fifth inning when Golden Tigers coach Jon Szynal ...

Central, Portage earn consy-round victories

Central scored six runs in the first inning and bounced back from its loss to Tyrone to beat Huntingdon, 11-5, in a Curve Classic consolation game at PNG Field on Friday. Tyler Oakes threw four innings of no-hit baseball to pick up the win, striking out six. Jonah Snowberger had three hits, ...

Bulldogs rough up Panthers

CLAYSBURG — McKenzi Black had two hits, including a three-run homer, and finished with five RBIs as Claysburg-Kimmell needed just four innings to beat Northern Bedord, 16-0, in high school softball action on Friday. Winning pitcher Olivia Bushore struck out five, walked two and gave up two ...

Lady Lions get transfer

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State women’s basketball coach Carolyn Kieger announced the addition of George Washington transfer Ali Brigham for the 2021-22 season on Friday. The 6-foot-4 center and Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team member led the Colonials in scoring as a freshman. She led George ...

Ex-Pirates P no-hits Texas

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Texas — San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove pitched the first no-hitter in the history of his hometown team, allowing only one baserunner in a 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night. The Padres were the only active MLB franchise without a ...

Penguins’ defense gets tough

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Kris Letang and Evan Rodrigues scored in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers, 5-2, Thursday night. Radim Zohorna and Jason Zucker each added a goal and an assist, Mark Jankowski also scored, and Letang and Rodrigues also ...

Cubs closer uses Pirates to make history in Chicago win

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Craig Kimbrel’s two-year journey through the wilderness appears to be over. The seven-time All-Star stuff is back. And the Chicago Cubs closer used every bit of it while finishing off the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates in a 4-2 win on ...

BG erases 12-0 deficit with incredible comeback

They faced a 12-0 deficit after just 2¢ innings and racked up five errors as a team during their Curve Classic quarterfinal baseball matchup Thursday afternoon. That wasn’t enough to stop the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic Marauders from completing an incredible comeback. After scoring eight ...

Golden Eagles follow the Rhoades to victory

Tyrone and Central are two of the top high school baseball teams in the area, and the start of Thursday’s quarterfinal game at the Curve Classic at PNG Field featured plenty of star power. Penn State commit Aiden Coleman started on the mound for the Golden Eagles, and the first three batters ...

Mustangs pick up comeback victory

WINDBER — Portage, down 4-3 after three innings, came back to beat Windber, 12-4, to improve to 4-1 in high school baseball action on Thursday. Winning pitcher Jackson Kozlavac struck out nine in six-plus innings of work. Tyler Alexander helped out offensively with three hits and four ...