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Altoona pole vaulters have big day

rom Mirror reports

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Two Altoona pole vaulters set meet records at the East Coast Track and Field Championships, hosted by Garden State Track Club, at Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

Nathan Lutz placed first in the Sophomore Division with a meet record height of 14 feet. He placed second in the Overall High School Championship.

Altoona Area Middle School student Collin Lutz set a meet record by winning the Youth Boys Division with a height of 9-6.

The East Coast Championship is comprised of a USA and international field of more than 900 student-athletes.

Price increase for fishing?

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission is proposing to increase the cost of fishing licenses for the first time in 17 years.

If approved, the new cost of a resident annual fishing license would rise from $21 to $23.50, nonresident from $51 to $55. The cost of a trout stamp would rise from $8 to $10.50. And the cost of a senior resident lifetime license would rise from $50 to $75, which is the biggest hike proposed.

The commission, which hopes to approve the increases for the start of the 2023 season, estimates the fee hikes would raise an additional $2.65 million annually for the agency.

The Fish and Boat Commission has only increased fishing license fees twice in the past 26 years — in 1996 and in 2005.

The proposed $23.50 cost of the resident annual fishing license, which must be held by every angler age 16 and older, is only $7.25 more than anglers paid back in 1996.

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