By Cory Giger
There are some baseball players you look at and think, yeah, he’s a good candidate for an inside-the-park home run.
Curve first baseman Will Craig, at 6-foot-2 and 233 pounds, isn’t exactly one of those guys.
But crazy things happen in ...
INDIANA — The Altoona boys track and field team used a balanced effort to defeat both Indiana (86-64) and Hempfield (80-70) without the benefit of a double winner Tuesday in high school action.
The Mountain Lions won nine of the events in improving to 3-0.
On the girls side, Altoona beat ...
Jonah Brandt, Casey Rispoli, John Keating and Ben Warren were straight-set winners in singles to propel Altoona to an 8-1 win over Tyrone in high school boys tennis action Tuesday at the Bertram Leopold Complex.
Paul Lemaire accounted for Tyrone’s only team point with a win at No. 2 ...
The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be presented at its 13th annual Athlete of the Year banquet on Monday, May 21.
Area high schools are invited to submit nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly ...
This improbable homecoming was all meant to be, Angel Fleck says about the long and winding career path that has brought her son, Kaleb, back home to continue chasing his baseball dreams.
“We’re very, very excited. It’s beyond coincidence. There’s a higher power at work planning ...
BELLWOOD — Travis Luensmann went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI to help Bellwood-Antis improve to 2-0 with a 12-2 victory over Moshannon Valley in high school baseball Monday.
Winning pitcher Mark Stewart had a pair of hits and scored a run. Jack Showalter doubled among his two ...
The first day of spring was exactly three weeks ago, but it still feels like winter on the athletic fields of central Pennsylvania.
With cancelations of everything from junior high sports to Major League Baseball, it has seemed at times like spring will never truly arrive. This is just one ...
The Hollidaysburg Area High School boys tennis team improved to 9-0 Monday, thanks to a 5-0 win over Huntingdon at The Summit Tennis and Athletic Club.
The Golden Tigers got singles wins from David Auerbeck, John Rose and Brian Johnson to go with doubles victories from Shreeman Pericheria and ...
BELLWOOD — Sophomore Faith Patton’s two-run walkoff double capped Bellwood-Antis’ rally in a 5-4 win over Moshannon Valley in high school softball on Monday.
Patton finished with three hits in four at-bats.
Haley Schmidt, also a sophomore, pitched a complete game for the Lady Blue ...
MOUNT UNION — Bellwood-Antis won all the field events and swept all three relays for wins over Mount Union (126-24) and Northern Bedford (117-33) in high school boys track and field action Monday.
Clay Engle won the high and triple jumps for the Blue Devils, while Tanner Worthing won the ...
By Dottie Bird
For the Mirror
PORT ROYAL — To get his fourth career win at Port Royal worth $3,600, Dave Blaney had to drive by Greg Hodnett and then out-gun Lucas Wolfe to the checkered flag.
In the 22-lap super late model main, Selinsgrove’s Dylan Yoder took the $2,000 payday after ...
By John Hartsock
As in past years, the newest inductees of the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame exhibited gratitude, humility, and offered a shout-out to family, friends, coaches and others who were instrumental to their success during the 2018 induction dinner ...
Saint Vincent baseball
Name: Dominic Georgiana
High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic
College choice: Saint Vincent College
Other colleges considered: Duquesne, Chatham, Juniata College
Why I picked Saint ...
Shippensburg footballName: Tyler Petucci
High school: Altoona Area
College choice: Shippensburg
Other colleges considered: None
Why I picked Shippensburg: “The business program and campus.”
Greatest high ...
There are some compelling and quirky things going on inside Cael Sanderson’s head. And also very revealing, if you really listen.
Why, Sanderson asked during his Blair County Sports Hall of Fame speech Saturday night, would a mongoose try to eat a cobra? The mongoose, he noted, could eat ...
Igloo meet canceled
By Buck Frank
The name of the meet alone, the Altoona Igloo Track and Field Invitational, suggests the competition will be held in less-than-ideal conditions.
But even the Igloo fell victim to the wintry weather that’s put a deep freeze on ...
By Michael Boytim
In his sophomore year, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s Luke Ruggery led his team to the cusp of a District 6 title, and his performance landed him on the Mirror’s first team all-star squad.
That wasn’t enough.
Ruggery’s work continued the ...
By Michael Boytim
Bellwood-Antis sophomore Alli Campbell amazed people from across the state in leading the Lady Blue Devils to the PIAA Class 2A state championship in Hershey.
She already had the attention of coaches and media from the Altoona Mirror’s ...
Special to the Mirror
JOHNSTOWN — Two players from the Altoona Mirror coverage area played prominent roles in leading their teams to victory in Saturday’s 11th annual AmeriServ Senior Hoops Showcase.
Bishop Carroll’s Alyssa Martinazzi scored eight straight points for Blue to turn a ...