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Curve stretch lead back to 3 over Senators

HARRISBURG — Ke’Bryan Hayes homered in the first inning, and that’s all the offense the Curve needed in a rain-shortened game Wednesday night. Austin Coley tossed five shutout innings, then two relievers finished off what turned out to be a seven-inning shutout as Altoona beat ...

Carroll edges PC for championship

Penn Cambria and Bishop Carroll have a spirited girls basketball rivalry as members of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference during the winter months. That rivalry apparently knows no offseason. It continued this summer in the Building II Rec Hall Girls Basketball League, where the two ...

AASD athletes earn Keystone Games gold

HAZELTON — Three area Altoona Area School District athletes earned gold medals at the 2018 Keystone State Games at Hazelton Area High School on Saturday. Mia Sassano won the 13-14 Youth Girls pole vault event with a height of 7 feet, 6 inches, Chadric Flarend won the 15-16 Intermediate Boys ...

PennCrest takes opener

PennCrest Bank dominated the first game of the Altoona Teener Major League best-of-three semifinal series with Furrer Beverage, winning, 14-4, in five innings at Seitz Field on Wednesday. Matt Moyer had three hits and two RBIs, Hunter Emerick had two hits and two RBIs, Nathan Sell had two ...

Ray of hope: Pirates make big moves at deadline

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington remained bullish on his team even after parting with stars Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen in the offseason. Even after a swoon through June wiped out a hot start. Even after his club found itself floundering in early ...

Mehno: Huntington makes bold moves this time

PITTSBURGH — Neal Huntington did more than just acquire two pitchers on Tuesday. He jolted the team’s fan base, and he destroyed the myth that he is unwilling to trade prospects to get help for the major league club. The Pirates added starter Chris Archer and reliever Keone Kela at the ...

Curve LHP Hearn going home to Texas

Taylor Hearn grew up an hour away from Arlington, Texas, so if he makes it to the big leagues with the Rangers, the hard-throwing lefty will have the luxury of pitching for his hometown team. “The biggest thing is my mom, she hasn’t seen me play in a while. I think this is the answer to ...

Bucs slide past Cubs

PITTSBURGH — Jameson Taillon spent the hours before the trade deadline doing some detective work. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher scoured Twitter for updates, asked team trainers if they were scanning medical records and touched base with acquaintances of potential targets for a brief ...

Backup RBs get extra reps

LATROBE — Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner knows what to expect. Two-time All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell is skipping training camp at St. Vincent College for the second straight season because of a contract dispute. Bell’s absence last summer meant Conner saw additional ...

Curve roughed up by Senators in series opener

HARRISBURG — The Curve lost one of their best pitchers at the trade deadline, then saw another one of their best starters endure a rough outing Tuesday night. Cam Vieaux gave up seven runs in six innings, and Harrisburg cruised to an 11-3 win in the opener of a key three-game series at FNB ...

Mansion League games moving

The Mansion Park Summer Basketball League’s 50th and final season at Mansion Park will wind up at the Pleasant Valley Elementary School’s outdoor courts. Renovation to the Mansion Park tennis courts is expected to begin this morning, and part of that renovation includes tearing down the ...

Altoona takes Building II title

When Corbin Moon scored on the fast break early in the second half of the Building II High School Boys League championship game, it pulled his Tyrone team even with Altoona at 20-20. The Mountain Lions answered with an 11-0 run, however, and went on to take the title game, 43-29. “We ...

Tyrone adds home game

TYRONE — With renovations still in the process at Bellefonte Area High School’s Rogers Stadium, the Tyrone Area High School football team will get an extra home game for the 2018 season. Tyrone was scheduled to play at Bellefonte on Friday, Sept. 21, but that game will now be played at ...

Hollidaysburg moves to state tournament final

HUNTINGDON — Hollidaysburg punched its ticket into today’s championship round in the VFW state tournament for 15- and 16-year-olds by defeating Huntingdon, 5-4, in a semifinal game Monday at the Huntingdon Teener League Field. Catcher Rocco Grassi had a three-hit game and drove in two ...

Former SFU safety Jerome signs with Seahawks

LORETTO — Former Saint Francis University football safety Lorenzo Jerome signed a free agent contract with the Seattle Seahawks. He reported to the Seahawks’ training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center as part of the 90-man roster. Jerome played in four games last season with ...

Black gets late model win

BEDFORD — Before a huge fair week crowd, Robby Black scored the big late model win at Bedford Friday night. Long time a fixture in area limited racing, it was Black’s first-ever Bedford late model win. Extra divisions were added to the Friday program. Justin Weaver put up a furious ...

A well-Oiled machine

After winning the George B. Kelley Federation championship three years in a row from 2012-2014, Martin Oil had fallen short in the finals each of the last three years, but the Bellwood team is back on top in 2018. Martin Oil downed Tyrone Legion, 8-1, Sunday at Vets Field in game 4 of the ...

Fink Jr., DeGol triumph

ORE HILL — Artie Fink Jr. has been one of the area’s top golfers for several years. Fink says Anthony DeGol is the best player in Blair County now. Put them together and you’ve got one of the region’s strongest pairs. The Fink-DeGol team won the Iron Masters Country Club Men’s ...

Lilly cleans up defense, moves on to final

Keeping mistakes minimal and producing timely hits brought favorable results for Lilly Conrad Chiropractic/American Legion on Sunday. With a 5-2 win in the semifinals over Blair County Oil at Vets Field, Lilly once again sealed itself a ticket into the championship round. “It was a good ...

Spring Cove wins VFW state championship

LEBANON — Devon Boyles, the MVP of the tournament, pitched a five-inning one-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 13-0 win for Spring Cove over Schuylkill West to get his team going in the right direction at the 13-14 VFW State Tournament Sunday. Two wins over Mount Union later, Spring Cove was ...