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PSU lacrosse in semifinals EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — The Penn State men’s lacrosse team, ranked first in the nation, took down No. 8 Loyola Maryland, 21-14, in the NCAA quarterfinals Sunday to advance to NCAA Championship weekend for the first time in program history. Penn State will play ...

College signings

Name: Christina Brunette High school: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Rowing College choice: Robert Morris Other colleges considered: Clarion Why I picked Robert Morris: “Because of their confidence in not only their athletic programs, but their academic programs as ...

Top seeds going to area jumpers

From Mirror reports Three jumpers from the Mirror coverage area earned top seeds for this weekend’s PIAA Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University. Chestnut Ridge sophomore Logan Pfister earned the top seed in the Class 2A boys high jump, Penn Cambria junior Lyric Janosik ...

Gallaher helps Lilly Conrad get win

LILLY — Cody Gallaher singled in CJ McCoy with the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Lilly Conrad Chiropractic-American Legion over Blair County Oil, 3-2, on the opening day of the Greater City Baseball League on Sunday. Tim Fabbri earned the win in ...

Area youth baseball roundup

East End East End Youth Baseball MAJOR LEAGUE W-L Penn Med 9-1 Kabello Contracting 7-4 Cumming Motors 7-4 Dean Patterson 6-4 Burgmeier Hauling 6-5 Greenwood Meadows 5-6 Caporuscios Plumbing 1-9 Sheetz 1-9 RESULTS Kabello Contracting 10, Burgmeier Hauling 8: HR—Winters ...

Altoona deals with long road trips the best it can

Choosing when a minor league team leaves for a road trip isn’t something most fans think about, but it can make for an interesting decision at times. For instance, the Curve finished up their home series against Harrisburg at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday, and they are off today. They begin a ...

Mirror track honor roll

Mirror track honor roll BOYS 100 dash: C. Adams, A, 10.84; Howe, Ho, 11.01; Sipes, TM, 11.24; Lawhead, A, 11.27; Rhodes, TM, 11.29 200 dash: Lawhead, A, 22.88; VonColln, A, 22.89; C. Adams, A, 23.01; Liebal, C, 23.13; Wolfe, BA, 23.20 400 dash: Howe, Ho, 50.76; VonColln, A, 50.84; ...

Curve slime Senators in Ghostbusters unis

Curve manager Michael Ryan was sitting in his office on Saturday morning watching SportsCenter on ESPN and out of nowhere, he heard his team mentioned. It wasn’t for a spectacular play made on Friday night, but for Saturday’s promotion — Ghostbuster-themed jerseys. Altoona was given ...

Furrer gets walk-off victory

Jacob Detwiler and Lambert Palmer each had seven strikeouts each to keep Furrer Beverage in a closely contested game that it walked off to win, 8-7, over SHAG! in a nine-inning Deremer Division game in the Altoona Teener League at Seitz Field Saturday. Palmer got the win and had two RBIs for ...

Locker Room hopes to continue to rule City

Squad trying to win third straight league title From Mirror reports Locker Room is now the top dog in the Altoona Greater City Baseball League. After Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion won 13 of 14 GCBL titles, Locker Room has now won the last two, including a sweep of Lilly in ...

Two AAABA teams return

From Mirror reports Cumming Motors will again try and challenge Johnston Realty in the Altoona AAABA League this year. Cumming and Johnston will be the only two AAABA teams and will play each other three times during the regular season and will also play a full schedule against the Greater ...

Stevens will play QB at Mississippi State

From Mirror reports Tommy Stevens has found a new home, and it’s no surprise at all where the former Penn State quarterback is transferring. Stevens is heading to Mississippi State, where he will reunite with his former Nittany Lion offensive coordinator, Joe Moorhead. Stevens entered ...

Not enough

Next stop Tonight: Harrisburg at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Sterling Sharp (4-2, 3.63) vs. Senators James Marvel (3-4, 4.27)n Record: 20-20 The Curve did exactly what they wanted to early in Friday night’s ballgame — they got to Harrisburg starter Jackson ...

Hollidaysburg gets wild win

WINGATE — Sam Servello was 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs scored and three RBIs to lead Hollidaysburg past Bald Eagle Area, 12-11, in high school baseball action Friday. Bald Eagle’s Ben Snyder hit what appeared to be a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh ...

Lady Lions down rival Tigers

Isabella Zavalinski and Hannah Strawmire each had three hits to lead the Altoona softball team to a 10-4 win over Hollidaysburg in high school action at Logan Elementary Friday. Strawmire, the winning pitcher, had two doubles, while Zavalinski had three singles in a game the Lady Lions (2-15) ...

Saint Francis drops opener on road

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Saint Francis softball team lost its opener in the Ann Arbor Regional of the NCAA Softball Tournament Friday night, losing 8-0 to the host Wolverines in first-round action. The Red Flash (29-30) — the Northeast Conference champion — will play DePaul today in the ...

College signing

Kierra Moist: PSU Altoona softball Name: Kierra Moist High school: Area Area High School Hometown: Altoona Sport: Softball Position: Center field College choice: Penn State Altoona Other colleges considered: None Why I picked Penn State Altoona: “I loved the thought of being ...

Bucs put Williams on IL

From Mirror, wire reports SAN DIEGO — Pittsburgh Pirates starter Trevor Williams, who has been one of the bright spots in the team’s rotation this season, was put on the 10-day injured list on Friday, a day after he left Thursday night’s 4-3 loss to the San Diego Padres. The Pirates ...

Making the best of it

One could see the disappointment on Mitchell Lawhead’s face, but he owned up to a false start that most likely cost him a gold medal in the 200-meter dash. “I thought I heard a click (from the starter’s gun) and flinched a bit,’’ the Altoona Area High School senior said Thursday at ...

Rinker a golden girl for Tigers

Hollidaysburg Area High School senior Mackenzie Rinker danced atop the winners’ podium while tears filled her eyes. Admittedly, she wasn’t expecting to hear her name announced as the District 6 Class 3A girls discus champion on Thursday, but she couldn’t hold back her ...