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Lady Lion makes it to championship final

Altoona sophomore Morgan Stevens earned a spot in the District 6 Class 3A singles tennis championships for the second year in a row after winning three matches on Thursday at Mansion Park. Stevens will meet State College’s Quiana Guo in Saturday’s 10 a.m. District 4-6 final. Stevens was ...

Panthers get win over rivals

CRESSON — Penn Cambria defeated Cambria Heights 25-23, 25-21, 25-23, in high school girls volleyball action on Thursday. Chloe Guzic had 29 assists for the Lady Panthers to go with seven kills from Liv Papi and 12 digs from Catrina Crynock. Heights got 23 assists from Shaylee Packard, 13 ...

Lady Marauders get the shutout

Bishop Guilfoyle defeated Bishop McCort, 7-0, at Tom Irwin Field on senior night in high school girls soccer action on Thursday. Senior Aurielle Brunner led the way with three goals, seniors Maren Steinbugl and Daniela Scipioni each had one goal and one assist, and senior Abby Novak had an ...

Tyrone, PC moving on

WINDBER — Penn Cambria and Tyrone finished second and fourth, respectively, to advance to next week’s District 6 Class 2A golf championship after play in the sectionals at Windber Country Club on Thursday. Gregory Caldwell led Penn Cambria with a 78 to place him third overall ...

Williamsburg girls continue strong early season run

MORRISDALE — The Williamsburg girls moved to 3-0 with a 21-40 win over West Branch in high school cross country on Thursday. Kelsie Butler and Aliyah Ross finished 1-2 for the Lady Pirates. The Williamsburg boys lost, 16-46. BOYS 1 Carr, WB, 19:55; 2, Mulhollom, WB, 19:58; 3, Trimpey, ...

Altoona football on Fox/ABC net

STATE COLLEGE — Fox 8 TV and ABC 23 TV announced on Thursday they will be airing Altoona Area High School football games live this season. The games will be available on the station’s websites: abc23.com and fox8tv.com under the high school football team tab. The idea to live stream the ...

Kuhl sharp for Pirates

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Chad Kuhl pitched seven sharp innings and Colin Moran and Bryan Reynolds each homered in three-hit games in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 7-0 victory over the slumping Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Kuhl (2-3) retired the first nine batters and had a no-hitter ...

Altoona program just one day away from season opener

Three days shy of a full month since it was originally scheduled to start the high school football season, Altoona will finally play a regular season game Friday when it hosts Cumberland Valley at Mansion Park at 7 p.m. The Mountain Lions had to wait out a two-week delay on the season enforced ...

Callahan wins it for Tigers

HOLLIDAYSBURG – With his soccer team locked in a tie with archrival Altoona and time winding down in double overtime Wednesday night, Hollidaysburg Area High School junior forward Braden Callahan found enough open space to capitalize on what proved to be a game-winning opportunity. Callahan ...

Blitzing still a big thing with Steelers

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The pressure came from everywhere. Up the middle. Off the edge. On stunts. On good old-fashioned one-on-one domination. Still, Denver quarterback Jeff Driskel thought he’d figured things out late on Sunday afternoon, leading the Broncos down to the ...

Bucs beat Cubs for 2nd straight night

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Adam Frazier and Ke’Bryan Hayes led off the bottom of the first inning with back-to-back homers off Kyle Hendricks, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates all the offense they’d need to slip by the playoff-bound Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Cubs ...

Lady Lions hand Clearfield first loss of season

Isabella Frank, Morgan Stevens, Eve Hogan, Emily Neil and Mya Crownover won singles matches in Altoona’s 7-0 victory over Clearfield in high school girls tennis action Wednesday. Brooklynn Rupert and Sophia Caputo won at No. 1 doubles, and Meg Keating and Alaina Koehle were winners at No. 2 ...

BG knocks off undefeated Richland

Aurielle Brunner had a hat trick, and Daniela Scipioni scored two goals and had an assist as Bishop Guilfoyle topped previously unbeaten Richland, 6-1, at Tom Irwin Field in high school girls soccer Wednesday. SCORE BY HALVES Richland 1 0 — 1 Bishop Guilfoyle 4 2 — 6 First Half: ...

Hollidaysburg victory special for James

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Eric Davis shot a medalist score of 73 to lead Hollidaysburg to four victories at Scotch Valley Country Club on Wednesday afternoon in high school golf action. The Golden Tigers (340) defeated Saint Joseph’s (365), Bellefonte (394), Everett (445) and Tussey Mountain ...

Lee’s top performance enough for PC boys

CRESSON — Noah Lee’s first-place performance in 17:59 helped Penn Cambria top Cambria Heights, 15-48, and Richland, 19-43, in boys cross country action Wednesday afternoon. The Highlanders topped the Rams, 24-37. Brock Eckenrode finished seventh for Heights in 19:35. Maggie McMullen, ...

Bauer strong for Lady Eagles in loss to Valley

TYRONE — Penns Valley topped Tyrone, 25-12, 25-20, 17-25, 25-11, despite 15 kills and 10 digs from the Lady Eagles’ Makenna Bauer in girls high school volleyball action Wednesday night. Reagan Irons had 12 service points for Tyrone. SERVICE POINTS TYRONE: Bauer 2, Cherry 8, Irons ...

AASD doing its part to help parents

The Altoona Area School District Board of Directors unanimously passed a motion to approve 33 percent capacity at all athletic contests beginning Friday at its meeting Monday. “These are troubled times, and I hear a lot from parents that say ‘I want to see my kid play ball. I want to see ...

Williamsburg hopes to build on upset of Valley

For those outside the Williamsburg football program, last Friday’s game against Juniata Valley started as many would have expected. The Blue Pirates, plagued by the weight of a 21-game losing streak entering the game against the 2018 District 6 Class 1A champions, had their punt blocked ...

PSU season snapshot: 1962

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1962 Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 9-2 Final ranking: AP No. 9, UPI No. 9 Regular-season wins: Navy, Air Force, Rice, Syracuse, California, Maryland, West Virginia, Holy Cross, Pitt Regular-season ...

PSU season snapshot: 1963

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019: Year: 1963 Coach: Rip Engle Final record: 7-3 Final ranking: UPI No. 16 Regular-season wins: Oregon, UCLA, Rice, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio State, Holy Cross Regular-season losses: Army, Syracuse, ...