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Bullpen continues to falter

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Mike Shildt would prefer to not have his team consistently find itself in a spot where it’s forced to rally. At the moment, though, the St. Louis Cardinals manager isn’t arguing with the results. At least when the Cardinals are facing Pittsburgh’s ...

PSU ready to hire Marquette head coach

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — The new Penn State women’s basketball coach is coming to town from the Big East Conference. On Wednesday, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour selected Carolyn Kieger as the sixth head coach of the women’s basketball program. Keiger, a 2019 ...

Smith will play D-I for school in the MAAC

Juniata Valley junior Halee Smith announced her commitment to Division I Quinnipiac to play women’s basketball Wednesday evening. Smith helped the Lady Hornets make the PIAA Class 1A title game in back-to-back seasons as a freshman and sophomore before Juniata Valley finished as the ...

Portage boys get historic ‘W’

PORTAGE — The Portage boys beat Berlin Brothersvalley for the first time in school history, winning 92-56, thanks in part to winning every running event on Wednesday in high school track and field action. Junior Tyler Spaid won the 110 and 300 hurdles, as well as being a member of the 1600 ...

Feathers’ big game lifts Central

ROARING SPRING — Cam Feathers homered and drove in four runs, and Dylan Claycomb and Caroline Eckenrode combined to strike out 10 batters and allow just two hits as Central defeated Altoona, 14-1, in high school softball Wednesday. SCORE BY INNINGS Altoona 001 00X X—1 2 ...

Hollidaysburg cruises

DuBOIS — Bryce Helmer scattered seven hits across six innings to help Hollidaysburg get past DuBois, 19-4, in high school baseball Wednesday. Caleb Gampe fell a home run short of hitting the cycle for Hollidaysburg, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored. Bryce Martellaci ...

Bedford now 8-1

BEDFORD—Bedford improved to 8-1 with another 5-0 victory, this time against Westmont Hilltop in high school boys tennis Wednesday. Caleb Beidle, Johnny Imgrund and Luke Dague were all winners in singles competition for the second day in a row. The teams of Zach Kachman and Lance Dague, ...

Bellwood-Antis boys, girls top Southern Huntingdon

BELLWOOD — Bellwood-Antis swept Southern Huntingdon, with the girls winning 109-37 while the boys cruised to a 105-45 victory in high school track and field Tuesday. On the boys side, the Blue Devils got double victories from Zach Mallon, in the high jump (5-2) and the long jump (18-11™), ...

Ertter helps Bishop Carroll beat Somerset

SOMERSET — Carson Ertter pitched six innings and struck out eight, and Evan Becquet went 3-for-4 at the plate as Bishop Carroll topped Somerset, 7-3, in a high school baseball game Tuesday. Devin Gomish had a pair of RBIs for the Huskies. BISHOP CARROLL (7): Gottshall ss 211, Dumm cf 201, ...

Penn Cambria allows one hit in triumph over BG

CRESSON — Lora Davis had a three-run triple for Penn Cambria, and Macy Sral allowed just one hit in a three-inning, 15-0, victory over Bishop Guilfoyle in a high school softball game Tuesday. SCORE BY INNINGS Bishop Guilfoyle 000 XXX X—0 1 1 Penn Cambria 32(10) XXX X—15 5 ...

Lions win twice at CM Invite

MILL HALL — Altoona went 2-0 at the Central Mountain Invitational on Tuesday, shutting out Mifflin County, 5-0, and defeating event host Central Mountain, 4-1, in high school boys tennis action Tuesday. Singles players Jonah Brandt, Casey Rispoli and Nick Schimminger each won both of their ...

Nominations invited for ‘20 Under 40’

The Mirror is accepting nominations for its 12th edition of 20 Under 40, which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. Criteria for nomination include business success, entrepreneurial spirit and community service of those ...

Sloppy start at home

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Down four on the road late against a team feeding off the adrenaline of its home opener, the St. Louis Cardinals waited patiently for the buzz to wear off. When it did, they pounced. Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to provide St. Louis ...

Baran proud of making playoffs, strikeout mark

Name: Cate Baran School: Tyrone Area Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Baran threw a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts to help Tyrone beat Bellefonte for the first time in seven seasons, 5-0. She also allowed just three hits and struck out ...

A healthy Howe gets Tigers off and running

Name: Trent Howe School: Hollidaysburg Area Age: 18 Grade: Senior Sport: Track and field Athlete of the week achievement: Won the 100-meter dash and 400 dash at the Altoona Igloo Invitational. He also won both of those events, as well as the 400 relay, in a dual meet with Central ...

Lady Eagles remain perfect with more solid pitching

HUNTINGDON — Cate Baran struck out 15 to help the Tyrone softball team defeat Huntingdon, 6-2, Monday afternoon in high school action. The Lady Eagles, who trailed, 2-0, after just one inning, improved to 3-0. Ally Jones drove in a pair of runs, and Callie Maceno hit two doubles for the ...

Pearson helps Tyrone win in five innings

TYRONE — Andrew Pearson went 3-for-4 — all doubles — and drove in four runs to lead Tyrone past Saint Joseph’s, 12-2, in five innings on Monday afternoon in high school baseball action. Brandon Lucas added three hits and two RBIs for the Golden Eagles (4-0), who broke open a 4-2 game ...

AAHS senior organizes benefit basketball game

Altoona Area High School senior basketball player Tyler Robinson has organized an alumni game against a team comprised of students. The game, set for Saturday, April 13 at the Altoona Fieldhouse, is part of Robinson’s senior project — from which all proceeds and donations will go to the ...

Central Cambria grad turns in stellar swim times at IUP

Gabby Gironda, a Central Cambria graduate, set personal career bests in four events recently for the IUP swim team at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships recently. In addition to setting new personal marks in the 1650 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle, 400 IM, Gironda was named ...

BU/Hollidaysburg now 3-0

INDIANA — The Blair United/Hollidaysburg boys rugby team improved their record to 3-0 this past weekend, taking care of Indiana County, 29-12, at Indiana Area High School. Playing in cold, snowy conditions, BU was also missing six starters due to various reasons. An early turnover by BU ...