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Curve fall behind early in second loss to start year

Next stop Tonight: Bowie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Noe Toribo vs. Baysox LHP Kevin Smith Records: Bowie (2-0), Curve (0-2) Radio: WRTA-AM 1240 & 98.5-FM Curve pitchers struck out 16 batters on Wednesday night, but that was not enough to stop Bowie’s strong offensive ...

Pirates unable to score late in close defeat

The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Jake Cronenworth hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres held on and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Wednesday night to take two of three. Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his big league-leading 11th save in 11 ...

Area benefits from Bartlett’s passion for soccer

Alex Bartlett, head coach of the Tyrone Area High School soccer program — which has a co-op deal with Bellwood-Antis — has always had a passion for soccer. Bartlett, 24, was a standout high school player and has not only come back to his roots to lead Tyrone to two district championship ...

Bowler of the year tournament back

After not having a 2020 Bowler of the Year Tournament because of the global pandemic involving COVID-19, the Altoona Mirror’s 2021 Bowler of the Year Tournament returns and will be held May 12-13 at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona. The Seniors event will run on Wednesday, May 12, beginning ...

Blair rugby boys win

The Blair United/Hollidaysburg boys and girls rugby teams were in action this past weekend with the boys getting a 34-10 win at State College, while the girls went to Pittsburgh, falling to Moon Township, 50-35. The Blair boys, now 4-1, scored six tries and two conversions behind the likes of ...

Marinak shines for Panthers

PATTON — Nick Marinak won the 100-meter dash, long jump, javelin and the 110-meter hurdles, and Connor Karabinos won the high jump and the discus to lead the Penn Cambria boys to victories over Cambria Heights, 92-49, and Bishop Guilfoyle, 121-10. The Highlanders defeated the Marauders, ...

Portage softball takes care of NC

PORTAGE — Karli Karalfa drove in three runs, Maddy Hudak had two hits and winning pitcher Maryn Swank struck out 14 to lead Portage to a 7-2 victory over Northern Cambria in high school softball Wednesday. Camryn Dumm had two hits and drove in a run for the Lady Colts. SCORE BY ...

Curve come up short in season opener

The Curve waited a long time to play again at Peoples Natural Gas Field, and they had to wait a little longer during Tuesday night’s season opener because of Mother Nature. After 610 days without a game due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Curve hosted Bowie before a sold-out crowd of 2,300 ...

It’s been a long wait for pitcher MacGregor

Minor leaguers everywhere had to wait a long time to be able to play baseball again this season. Then there’s Curve pitcher Travis MacGregor, who had to wait an excruciatingly long time. When MacGregor takes the mound to start tonight against Bowie at Peoples Natural Gas Field, it will be ...

Hollidaysburg duo advances to 3A doubles tennis finals

The top-seeded Hollidaysburg team of Nathan Barton and Brian Johnson cruised through two matches Tuesday to qualify for the District 6 Class 3A boys doubles tennis championship at Mansion Park. Barton and Johnson won 6-0, 6-0 in a quarterfinal win over a team from Williamsport and again in ...

Hollidaysburg boys, girls sweep

BELLEFONTE — The Hollidaysburg girls beat Bellefonte, 103-46, and East Juniata, 122-23, in high school track and field action on Tuesday. Emma Parnell won the long jump and triple jump for the Lady Tigers, and Riley Tryninewski won the 100- and 400-meter dashes. The Lady Tigers swept all ...

Scarlet Dragons collect two wins

MARTINSBURG — Central swept a doubleheader against Bellefonte in a key Mountain League showdown Tuesday in high school baseball. The Scarlet Dragons topped the Raiders, 14-7, in the first game with the help of four hits and four RBIs from Hunter Klotz and three hits from Parker Gregg. In ...

Pearsons help power Tyrone

TYRONE — Ella Pearson homered and drove in three runs to lead Tyrone to a 12-3 victory over Central in high school softball action on Tuesday. Beth Pearson, who had two doubles, also drove in three runs for the Lady Eagles. Lacey Lynn drove in the Lady Dragons’ lone run. SCORE BY ...

Balance must include both winning and development

First stop Tonight: Bowie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Roansy Contreras (0-0) vs. Baysox LHP D.L.Hall (0-0) Radio: WRTA-AM 1240 & 98.5-FM The Curve have lived a charmed existence as a franchise when it comes to winning, which isn’t the most important thing in the minor ...

Flyers go off early on Penguins

On the ice Tonight: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T Sports Network; NHL Network Radio: WFBG-AM 1290 & 104.5-FM The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist, Kevin Hayes gave Philadelphia a rare early lead, and the Flyers skated to ...

Jones keeps busy for Heights

Name: Paige Jones School: Cambria Heights Age: 18 Grade: 12 Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Jones had two hits, including a double, in an 11-10 win over Chestnut Ridge. She had three hits, including two doubles, in a 9-3 win over Northern Cambria. In a 5-1 win over ...

Extra work pays off for Wyant

Name: Zeb Wyant School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Wyant had 24 service points, including 12 aces, in a three-game sweep over Forest Hills, and he added 15 kills in a three-game sweep over DuBois. Season update: Wyant, who has ...

History made at B-A meet

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Invitational, like every high school track meet in Pennsylvania last year, was not held a season ago due to the coronavirus pandemic. A consistent downpour Monday didn’t do much to dampen the spirits of the athletes who were happy to be back competing. It ...

Altoona Mirror seeking nominations for banquet

The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be announced at its Athlete of the Year banquet on May 24. Area high schools are invited to submit brief nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly Award, which ...

Marauders defeat rivals in volleyball

The Bishop Guilfoyle boys volleyball team improved to 3-6 with a 25-13, 25-15, 27-25 win over Altoona in high school action at the Pleasant Valley gym Monday. The Marauders got a big night out of Ian Bennett, who had 30 assists and 13 service points. Nick and Noah Anderson each had 11 kills ...