Blair Hall event on TV

Local digest

The Blair County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be televised on Altoona Public Access Channel 14 this weekend — Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.

Inductees included John Hayes (football), John Lingenfelter (auto racing), Eric Malone (jet skiing), Eddie Miller (basketball) and Tawney Nardozza Schmitt (swimming). Lingenfelter and Miller were honored posthumously.

Bellwood-Antis track coach Julie Roseborough, who has coached B-A for 56 years, received the Hall’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Scholarship recipients were Bailey Garver of Claysburg-Kimmel High School and Parker Gregg of Central High School.

The Hall also inducted Bishop Guilfoyle’s 1970 state championship boys basketball team which won the PCIAA state title.

Doug Flutie, the 1984 Heisman Trophy winner served as guest speaker and Stan Savran as master of ceremonies.

The event took place April 9 at the Blair County Convention Center and drew more than 900 people.

Blair girls prevail

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair United Rugby program was in action at Tiger Stadium where the Blair girls team defeated State College, 81-15, while the Blair boys came up short, 26-19, on Saturday.

In the girls game, Blair (3-2), which beat State College a few weeks ago, jumped out to a 24-12 halftime lead. Lily Ansley, Natalie Despot, Aubrie Sipes and Makenzie Link each scored two tries, while solo tries were scored by Ali Bennett, Jackie Hajnosz and Dylaina Hopp.

In the boys game, State College, which lost to Blair a few weeks ago, jumped out to a 19-0 halftime lead before Blair fought back to cut the deficit to 19-14. Elijah Ransom had two tries and Kyran Rautenbach had one for Blair.

Blair United also celebrated senior night in between the two games as Sarah Arshad, Despot, Lana Pope, Sipes, Colin Butler, Anthony Edwards, Vincent Franco, Dylan Freet, Chase Fox, Max Krier, Carter Schultz and Charlie Smith were recognized.

Junior high: Blair United went 2-0-1 in a tournament near Pittsburgh on Sunday. Tries were scored by Blake Kennedy, Ty Marks, Caden Dodson, Michael Washburn and Devin Sheaff.

C-K’s Glass honored

NORTH BOSTON, N.Y. — Penn State Altoona sophomore right-handed pitcher Kyle Glass, a Claysburg-Kimmel High School graduate, was chosen as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Pitcher of the Week on Monday.

Glass gave Penn State Altoona a great start on the mound in game one of last Saturday’s home doubleheader against Hilbert, pitching a complete game, getting the win and setting a new career-high mark for strikeouts.

Gingrich now 1-0

Gingrich Insurance opened its season with a 12-1 win over ERA in Altoona Teener Baseball League 13 Prep action on Sunday at Seitz Field.

Winning pitcher Andrew Clark had two hits and four RBIs, Ethan Reffner had two hits, and Rylan Horell added two RBIs.

GINGRICH INSURANCE 12 ERA 1: Multiple hits–Clark, Reffner (GI). WP–A. Clark LP–V. Albarano. SO–Clark 7, Neri 3 (GI); Albarano 4, White 2 (ERA).

Records: Gingrich Insurance (1-0); ERA (0-2).


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