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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 ...

Lilly Conrad uses big early inning in getting victory No. 7

LILLY — Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion jumped on B&M Contracting with four runs in the first inning and eventually pulled away, 11-2, in a battle of the top two teams in the Greater City League Monday. Brandon Ickes doubled among his two hits and drove in three runs for ...

Summer League Basketball Results

CBRC LAKEMONT PARK SUMMER LEAGUE MONDAY Court 1 Altoona High 44, GT Ballers 28: High scorers—Colin Lear, A, 20; Avery Sloan, GT, 10 New Balance Altoona (Tyrone) 28, Ritchey’s Dairy/Leidy’s Transportation (Central) 26: High scorers—Keegan Gwinn/Damon Gripp, NB, 12; Eli ...

Campbell named Lynnette Williams Award winner

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Alli Campbell has won plenty of awards and broken several records for her play on the court. Sunday at Blair Regional YMCA, the Bellwood-Antis graduate and incoming Notre Dame freshman, was named the winner of the 20th annual Lynnette Williams Spirit Award for attributes ...

Blair County Oil knocks off B&M

LILLY — Blair County Oil scored a run in the top of the seventh inning to nip previously-unbeaten B&M Contracting, 5-4, in the Altoona Greater City Baseball League on Sunday. Mark Saxman was the winning pitcher, and Dylan Conrad had two hits. Ray Watt had three hits for B&M. SCORE ...

Furrer, Kiwanis pick up wins

Furrer Beverage improved its record to 8-3 with an 11-8 win over Cumming Motors in Altoona Teener Major League action at Seitz Field on Sunday. Carter Sheehan worked five innings for the win, and Tucker Rossman threw two for the save. Baron Dionis drove in three runs, and Alex Yost and ...

Area youth baseball roundup

AABA ALTOONA AREA BASEBALL ASSOCATION Major League Standings American Division W-L John Sisto Law Office 8-0 Park Home 6-1 Leonard S. Fiore 5-3 Drenning Delivery 3-3 Holsinger’s Plumbing 1-6 Beauchamp Plumbing & Heating 0-6 National ...

Tyrone edges Sheetz

In a battle of one-loss teams, Tyrone Legion nipped Sheetz, 4-3, in eight innings late Sunday at Vets Field in the George B. Kelley Federation. Blaine Hoover, Brandon Lucas and Ross Gampe each had two hits for Tyrone. Lambert Palmer had two hits for Sheetz. TYRONE LEGION (4): Hunter cf ...

Altoona grad now associate AD at Kentucky

A journey that started in California, made its way to Altoona and wound up in Lexington, Kentuckywith a few stops along the way. This is not a travel brochure, mind you, but just a little ditty about an Altoona native named Paul Downey. A 1993 Altoona Area High School graduate who played ...

Pirates-Curve bond strong, but fans shouldn’t be at workouts

Over the years, I’ve often wondered what everyone around here did during the summer prior to the Curve’s arrival in 1999. Unfortunately, we are finding out this year, with the minor league baseball season wiped out because of the coronavirus. I’ve read social media posts from countless ...

Shelton navigating ups, downs

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Derek Shelton ended nearly each press availability during spring training by jokingly telling reporters they picked the wrong day to ask the Pittsburgh Pirates first-year manager about his opening day starter. His answer was always some ...

Sports at a glance

NHL lottery winner is? NEW YORK — A team that loses in the NHL’s qualifying round won the draft lottery Friday night and will get the first overall pick. As part of the league’s revamped lottery that comes with a 24-team playoff format, several teams that could resume the season had a ...

Current trend doesn’t bode well for PGA Tour

The PGA Tour was one of the first professional sports organizations to resume play after the COVID-19 pandemic struck. With strict procedures and testing protocols in place, the PGA’s first tournament — the Charles Schwab Challenge — took place June 11-14 in Texas without a ...

Area golf courses find ways to deal with virus

It’s been nearly two months since golf courses were allowed to re-open across Pennsylvania after a temporary shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 1, golfers were allowed back on the local links, and from the outset they were faced with a multitude of precautionary restrictions ...

CC graduate earns nationwide honor

INDIANA — Senior Jeremy Eckenrode, a member of the IUP golf team, was recently named to the 2020 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar list. The Golf Coaches Association of America announced a record 614 student-athletes from all NCAA divisions earned the distinction. A total off 99 of ...