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Bishop Carroll 31 Fairfield 0 FAIRFIELD — With Phil Woo taking over the head coaching duties this week, Bishop Carroll improved to 2-0 with a rout of Fairfield. BC head coach Sean Billings was not with the team, and the school did not release information on why he did not make the ...

Scholastic digest: Sarver’s two goals help Altoona soccer win opener

Morgan Sarver scored two goals to help the Altoona Area High School girls soccer team open the season with a 4-0 win over Shaler at Mansion Park on Friday. Becca Dull and Cassie Kyle added goals for Altoona, and keeper Julia Lane had eight saves in recording the shutout. SCORE BY ...

Rudolph fares well in Steelers loss

Almost here The Pittsburgh Steelers will open the 2019 season on Sunday night, Sept. 8, at New England on NBC. The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mason Rudolph and Kyle Allen turned in solid efforts and appeared to solidify their No. 2 quarterback roles for their respective teams in ...

Pirates win opener in Colorado

The Associated Press DENVER — Kevin Newman had two homers among his four hits and drove in three runs, Jose Osuna also homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Thursday night. Newman homered to lead off the game, igniting a seven-run first that he capped with ...

Fast start by Northern Bedford too much for SH

LOYSBURG — With one less day to practice for its showdown with Southern Huntingdon, Northern Bedford showed no signs of not being prepared as the Black Panthers came out clicking on all cylinders right from the opening kickoff. NBC, which scored the first 20 points of the contest in the ...

Keeping the faith in week 2

It’s often said that positivity is at its highest in the preseason when every team is 0-0. But, after reviewing each team’s Week 1 results from the Mirror’s coverage area, there’s certainly a reason for every team, even the ones that experienced lopsided losses, to feel good about ...

39 seasons long enough for Price

John Saboe has been the boys varsity volleyball coach at Altoona Area High School for the past 17 seasons. This fall marks his first season as the head coach of Altoona’s girls volleyball team, and he is replacing a legend. Karan Price, who compiled an eye-opening 457-225 record in her 39 ...

Altoona duo keys win at Saint Joe’s

BOALSBURG — With Scotty Lawhead and Dom Fasolo leading the charge, Altoona topped Saint Joseph’s Academy at Mountain View Country Club, 447-504, in high school golf action Thursday. Lawhead earned medalist honors by shooting an 84 while Fasolo was two strokes behind with an 86. Dimitri ...

Bedford tennis downs Ridge

BEDFORD — Bedford swept singles action and took one of two in doubles to top rival Chestnut Ridge, 4-1, in high school girls tennis action Thursday. Emily Ruhlman, Josie Shuke and Jenna Poorbaugh all won their matches in two sets, and the team of Emily Casalena and Breanna Smith won in ...

Football participation declining in America

The Associated Press Led by a decline in football for the fifth straight year, participation in U.S. high school sports dropped in 2018-19 for the first time in 30 years, according to an annual survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations. The 2018-19 total ...

FedEx Tour Championship gets it right

Last week saw the end of the 2019 PGA Tour season with the playing of the FedEx Tour Championship. It took the tour several years of tinkering to come up with this year’s new format, a system involving a year-long accumulation of points that narrowed the final field in this FedEx event to ...

Gerhart assisting program at Duke University

As college classes start up across the country, the Duke University golf team is one of many preparing to compete in the upcoming fall season. A big difference at Duke, however, is the fact that this team has been a perennial challenger for the annual NCAA Division I title. This year will be ...

Gargula, Lakso going strong in Big Orange League

From Mirror reports HUNTINGDON — Ed Gargula and Jim Lakso have a solid first-place record of 5-1 after six weeks of action in the Big Orange Golf League at the Huntingdon Country Club. Larry Newton and Rick Bayer, along with Bill Frazier and Bob Lamey, are tied for second at 3-3. Phil ...

Sports in brief

BCC teams up mark to 2-0 DUNCANSVILLE — The Blair County Christian girls soccer team improved to 2-0 Thursday, thanks to a 7-1 win over Calvary Christian Academy. Madison Snyder scored three goals for BCC as it jumped out to a 4-1 first-half lead. Sarah McCoy added the other ...

Tyrone, Central to meet

Tyrone and Central enter their rivalry game this Friday with entirely different feelings. The Golden Eagles are coming off a heartbreaking, double overtime loss to Bellwood-Antis in which they literally took their lumps. The Scarlet Dragons are flying high after a convincing win over Northern ...

Coonelly praises Curve

Manager Ryan wins 500th career game The Curve will wrap up the home portion of their 21st season tonight, and the relationship between the franchise and the Pirates remains as strong as ever. “We absolutely love our relationship here in Altoona with the Curve, its ownership team, ...

Appleman named coach for UConn men’s tennis

STORRS, Conn. — Williamsburg native Christian Appleman was named the associate head coach for the men’s tennis program at the University of Connecticut, UConn Director of Tennis Glenn Marshall announced recently. Appleman brings 15 years of coaching experience at Yale University to his ...

Hollidaysburg opens with win

WINDBER — Hollidaysburg opened the 2019 season right with a 4-1 win over Windber in high school girls tennis action on Wednesday. Gretta Rhodes and Lydia Lieb each picked up singles victories for the Lady Tigers, while Jennifer Lasek and Madeline Waibel won in doubles action, along with ...