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Rod and reality: Trout stocking continues despite virus

The COVID-19 pandemic has highjacked the world this spring, causing global unrest and arousing everybody’s most primal fears. No individual, let alone community or organization, has been unaffected, and the worst may be yet to come. The early start for Pennsylvania’s 2020 trout season in ...

Coaching on video part of the game now

Penn State football coaches have had to learn how to become online professors during the coronavirus shutdown, trying to get their message across through video chats to players who are spread across the country. Defensive coordinator Brent Pry described the coaching process during a video ...

Crosby, McDavid favorites again in NHLPA annual poll

The Associated Press Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby the game’s most complete player. When it comes to game-day dress code, hockey players overwhelming favor relaxing the rule requiring ...

Altoona baseball fans enjoy initial night game

Fifteen thousand, including record turnout of youngsters, see Homestead Grays win 6-1 from Kansas City — Fans able to follow every play. Fifteen thousand baseball fans jammed the Pennsy Cricket field baseball park last night as Altoona staged its first night baseball game. The ...

Stevens honored for work off court, too

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball senior forward Lamar Stevens was recently named Senior CLASS second-team All-American this week. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the ...

Renwick taking over AD duties for now

Saint Francis named longtime administrator Erika Renwick its interim athletic director on Monday, with Susan Robinson Fruchtl officially stepping down from the position. Robinson Fruchtl announced in the fall that she'd be leaving the post at the end of March. The school is conducting a ...

Golfers, courses deal with shutdown

Many area golf courses initially stayed open through mid-March during the coronavirus outbreak, but a state-wide mandate has now closed each one. A similar message was posted on the website of several local courses. “This is a reminder that the golf course is closed indefinitely by order ...

Steelers take a liking to XFL players

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A stint in the XFL has landed three players jobs with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team signed defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, safety Tyree Kinnel and linebacker/long snapper Christian Kuntz to one-year deals on Monday. All three played in the XFL under ...

Knute Rockne: Must do work to attain success

Football players of high schools in Altoona and vicinity varsity letter winners of Altoona Senior High, Altoona Catholic High, Juniata High and Hollidaysburg High schools were honored last night at the annual dinner and testimonial tendered by the Altoona Kiwanis Club, more than 300 Kiwanians, ...

Although suspended now, archery competitions have high popularity in region

Many indoor archery leagues across the area were wrapping up their seasons before Gov. Tom Wolf’s state-mandated non-essential business shutdown announcement due to concerns over the coronavirus. In fact, the last event for the Bear Rock Sportsmen Association’s archery league in Lilly was ...

Tremmel’s 279, two 300s highlight Altoona USBC Open

The second annual Altoona District USBC Association Open Tournament for 140 area bowlers was recently held at Holiday Bowl where some of the highlights included two 300 games, a series over 800 and a big-time game-high from Lori Tremmel on the ladies’ side. Gus Soellner and Artie Fink each ...

Double the fun: Area athletes juggle two sports while in college

Growing up, many kids will try a myriad of different sports until they find the one or ones that they enjoy. If an athlete decides to play a sport in college, more often than not, they decide on just one sport that they are willing to dedicate themselves to for four years. Altoona Area High ...

Pirates’ women workers give inspiration to others

By Jason Mackey Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH — By themselves, each has an impressive story. Mayu Fielding started with the Pirates as an administrative assistant in 2007 and quickly moved into her current role as education coordinator, helping foreign players transition to life in ...

Wisniewski thrilled with homecoming

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Six months ago, Stefen Wisniewski’s Sundays consisted of spending the afternoon watching the NFL on TV wondering if his phone was ever going to ring. The veteran offensive lineman tried not to fixate on the circumstances that led to him ...

Time at home now vital to PSU’s future

Penn State has a chance to enjoy a great football season this fall — if there actually is football — but a lot of what happens months from now on the field will depend on what the players do at home over the coming weeks and months. There’s no spring practice, no Blue-White Game, no ...

Area high school baseball capsules

Editor’s note: The fate of the spring scholastic sports season is very much in doubt due to the coronavirus. The Mirror is publishing the preview capsules to at least recognize the athletes who are part of the various teams throughout the region: Altoona Coach: Tom Smith, 19th ...

Pittsburgh Pipers capture ABA title

By Albert Auvil United Press International PITTSBURGH — The American Basketball Association is here to stay. This was the opinion of coach Vince Cazzetta of Pittsburgh and Babe McCarthy of New Orleans. “Alex Hannum and Bill Sharman have given our league such prestige that I ...

Area high school softball capsules

Editor’s note: The fate of the spring scholastic sports season is very much in doubt due to the coronavirus. The Mirror is publishing the preview capsules to at least recognize the athletes who are part of the various teams throughout the region: Altoona Coach: John Benson, third ...

Sports at a glance

Pitt forward will transfer PITTSBURGH — Forward Samson George will enter the NCAA Division I transfer portal following three seasons at the University of Pittsburgh. He is expected to graduate this spring and will be immediately eligible upon transfer. George appeared in 27 career ...

Lost shot: UPJ’s Biddle misses chance at Division II national title

Brock Biddle had a realistic chance to win a Division II wrestling national championship, and his UPJ team was in strong position for the team title, two weeks ago in South Dakota. Biddle and his teammates were already on location 1,250 miles away, had already held one practice on site and ...