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Local Sports

Fly-fishing offers different enjoyment

In the wet, sometimes cool opening weeks of the trout season, fish will be receptive to almost any type of bait. People seen on area streams each April through mid-May invariably have live worms like redworms, nightcrawlers, wax worms and mealworms, as well as Power Bait and salmon eggs, in ...

DMAP permits will go away for DMAs

The 2020-2021 hunting licenses went on sale June 22. Since then, I have heard from a lot of folks who were surprised to learn that the special allocation of antlerless deer permits for designated DMAP units within the DMA for CWD here in our region. And just in case you aren’t familiar with ...

Online support sought by DCNR

From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn recently invited public input in an online survey helping DCNR chart the future course for forestlands in Pennsylvania. “As the department moves forward in developing a new ...

Saint Francis football report date pushed back

LORETTO — Saint Francis University football players were scheduled to report to campus for workouts Sunday, but that date has been pushed back according to sports information director Taylor Powers. Powers said it was the Northeast Conference’s decision, not the school’s, and that the ...

Lilly knocks off Sheetz, 5-4

LILLY — Derek Younker pitched six innings for the win, and Cody Gallaher drove in two runs as Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion moved to 8-1 with a 5-4 win over Sheetz in the Altoona Greater City Baseball League on Thursday. Joe Donoughe homered for Lilly. Shane Hartline had four ...

Penn State reporting no positive cases

While some college football teams have reported double-figure results of players testing positive for the coronavirus, it’s been so far, so good for Penn State. Athletic Director Sandy Barbour met the media via Zoom on Wednesday and said of the 102 student-athletes tested upon their return ...

Ex-Lady Lion going into Scots’ HOF

Ten years ago, Samantha Reimer had just wrapped up her college basketball career at Edinboro University as the program’s all-time leading scorer. A lot has changed since, including her last name. Samantha Faler owns a gym with her husband Ben, teaches first grade and coaches junior high ...

Johnston wins pitching duel

Sam Servello and Austin Hammerle combined to help Johnston Realty defeat B&M Contracting, 3-2, Wednesday night in an Altoona Greater City Baseball League matchup at Juniata. Servello pitched five shutout innings with 14 strikeouts and two walks. He gave up two hits. Hammerle got the win ...

Summer basketball results

CBRC LAKEMONT PARK SUMMER LEAGUE WEDNESDAY Court 1 L.S. Fiore/C.E. Wood Construction 47, Altoona 25: High scorers—Colin Lear, A, 8; Cameron Khoza, LSF, 15. New Balance Altoona won by forfeit over Westmont Boosters, 2-0 Ritchey’s Dairy/Leidy’s Transportation 43, GT Ballers 29: ...

Hole-in-ones

Randy Passanita recently hit a hole-in-one at the Cambrian Hills Golf Course on No. 12. The shot was 162-yards long and was witnessed by Anne Passanita, Mary Tremel and Frank Tremel. Ron Kirsch hit one on No. 8, 171-yards long. It was witnessed by Ryan Pattison, George Polenik and Larry ...

MiLB officially cancels Curve season

From Mirror, wire reports What baseball and Altoona Curve fans have probably known for the last few months became official on Tuesday — the 2020 Minor League Baseball season was canceled. The decision was reached after a meeting on Tuesday involving MiLB’s board of trustees, which ...

Patton Legion using all of Cambria County

Patton Legion pitcher Ryan Bearer was pretty thrilled when his team scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally past first-place Tyrone Legion, 7-5, in a George B. Kelley Federation game at Stout Memorial Field on Tuesday. After all, the last time he pitched against them, it ...

BC Oil uses big bats in getting City victory

Blair County Oil moved to 6-2 with a 21-11 win over Sheetz in the Altoona Greater City Baseball League on Tuesday at Vets Field. Sean Steffy went 3-for-5 with two home runs, five RBIs and five runs scored for BCO. Jordan Mesoraco went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, and Dylan Conrad and Mark Saxman ...

Summer basketball results

Lakemont Park CBRC LAKEMONT PARK SUMMER LEAGUE DIVISION 1 W-L Dairy Queen 2-0 MRB 2-0 Superior Detailing & Accessories 2-0 Colledge Construction 1-1 Penstan HVAC 1-1 IMS/R Beer House 0-2 Mayhue’s Garage/Charlton Motors 0-2 Okonak, Dean & Lechner, ...

PSU Altoona Athletics Hall of Fame seeking nominations for first class

The Penn State Altoona Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame is looking for nominations for its first class of Hall of Fame members to be inducted on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Membership in the Hall of Fame as a “regular inductee” is open to those individuals and teams who have, by their ...

Lakemont summer hoop league returns after COVID scare

The Central Blair Recreation Commission Lakemont Park basketball league resumed Monday after a week off following a positive COVID-19 test of a player at the end of the league’s first week. “We had one of our players, who was not from around here, test positive,” CBRC Lakemont Park ...

Traditional July 4 race continues, but with adjustments

The Blair Regional YMCA’s Angie Gioiosa Memorial Fourth of July Race is an event that has been steeped in tradition and longevity. Since the race began back in 1971 as the brainchild of the late Gioiosa and another member of the Altoona Running Club, Jack Foreman, it has been an annual ...

Rine makes use of front row at Bedford

By Dottie Bird For the Mirror BEDFORD — More accustomed to having to start deep in the field. Jeff Rine used a rare front-row starting position to devastate the field in late-model action Friday night for a victory at the Bedford Speedway. The win was Rine’s second Bedford win of ...

Sports at a glance

Golfer still in isolation Monday marked the 10th day of self-isolation for Nick Watney, the minimum required for PGA Tour players who test positive for the new coronavirus. He said he is feeling good except for some minor fatigue, perhaps brought on by a major case of boredom, and ...