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Dean Patterson begins Saturday

The 2018 version of the Dean Patterson Little World Series begins on Saturday with a half-dozen games on the slate at the Logan Township Youth Baseball Association Field. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. The first game is at 11 a.m. The championship game is set for Saturday night, July 28, ...

Kyle big part of BMG shutout

LILLY — Cam Kyle drove in four runs on three hits to power the Locker Room offense in a 10-0 shutout of BMG Construction Thursday evening in a Greater City League matchup. Joe Glass got seven strikeouts for the win, combining with George Roberts for five hits allowed. Roberts and Kevin ...

Strong field lined up for Park Hills tourney

The area’s largest and most historic tournament begins play today in Altoona. The 2018 Reliance Bank Classic at Park Hills will host 224 golfers competing in a match-format through the end of competition on Sunday afternoon. The Park Hills Classic has a storied history, which dates back ...

Kaup takes her age group in triathlon

Altoona native Courtney Kaup captured first place in the 40-44 age bracket at the International Triathlon Union competition in Denmark earlier this month. Competing for Team USA Triathlon, Kaup finished as the ninth woman overall with a combined time of 2:51.09 — 16:15 in the 1,000-meter ...

Anthony DeGol wins Medal Play, Match Play championships

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Anthony DeGol topped David DeGol Jr., 140-154, in the championship flight of the Scotch Valley Country Club Medal Play Club Championship recently. Eric Glunt and Derek Fink tied for first in the First Flight, and T.J. Moore won the Second Flight on the first playoff ...

PIAA adopts new policy on transfers

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com The PIAA passed a new rule Wednesday in State College that is its answer to the complaints across the state about increased transfers for perceived athletic benefit. Athletes who transfer from one school to another any time following their ...

Area man wins title at Oakmont

By Michael Boytim mboytim@altoonamirror.com Jimmy Gillam won the most prestigious golf tournament of his career on one of the most legendary courses he’s ever played Wednesday at Oakmont Country Club. The Tyrone graduate, who held a two-stroke lead after 36 holes, fell behind on the ...

BCDA receives grant

The Bedford County Development Association received two grants to extend a natural gas pipeline in Bedford Township. The pipeline will extend about 1,500 feet from County Ridge Road into the Bedford County Business Park. The total project cost estimate is $200,000. The Pennsylvania ...

Rugby about to take center stage in world spotlight

With the completion of the recent FIFA World Cup, another international World Cup starts this weekend. For the first time in Rugby World Cup history, the tournament will be hosted in the United States, at AT& T Ballpark, home of the San Francisco Giants, with over 40 men’s’ and ...

Martin Oil makes Fed final

Mark Stewart’s two-run triple in the bottom of the fifth turned out to be the winning hit for Martin Oil in an 8-7 win over Park Home in the George B. Kelley Federation baseball playoffs Wednesday night at Vets Field. Martin Oil wins the best-of-3 series, 2-0, and will get the winner of ...

O’Donnell hired as SFU softball coach

From Mirror reports LORETTO — Saint Francis University has hired Jessica O’Donnell as its new softball coach. O’Donnell is set to lead the Red Flash after serving the last five seasons as the Associate Head Coach at Villanova University. “We are excited to welcome Jessica ...

HoopsFest brings ‘a lot of life’ to Tyrone

The streets of Tyrone will be packed Saturday as the community comes together to support one of the area’s largest events of the year. HoopsFest has grown into the biggest outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the state of Pennsylvania, and it is held in downtown Tyrone. In the year ...

Martin, Tyrone both win openers

Martin Oil went up 1-0 in its best-of-3 series with Park Home Monday night, thanks to a 12-4 win in the semifinals of the George B. Kelley Federation playoffs at Vets Field. Game 2 is tonight at 8 p.m. back at Vets Field. Martin Oil, which trailed, 3-0, after one inning, broke open a close ...

Macionsky, Perry get Valley win

Special for the Mirror TYRONE — The team of Chris Perry and Mike Macionsky came to the last hole of this year’s Sinking Valley Classic not quite sure how they stood against the field. As they approached the 18th green, the duo learned they had a one-shot lead over the team of Artie Fink ...

Four early runs help Shirley’s advance in playoffs

Corey Chamberlain had a pair of hits, and Parker Dibert drove in two runs as Shirley’s Cookies scored all the runs it needed in the first inning in a 4-3 triumph over Barton’s Plumbing & Heating to win its first round series, two games to one at Vets Field Sunday night. Garrett ...

Howsare wants, and gets, to play pro ball

By Cory Giger cgiger@altoonamirror.com There’s a very high level and fun style of football played in the Canadian Football League, and the money’s pretty good, too, which is an added perk. When Julian Howsare realized he wasn’t getting the kind of opportunities he wanted to stick ...

CFL offers different football elements

What is it like to play in the Canadian Football League? There are a lot of similarities to American football, but also many key differences. The most visual difference is the field is 110 yards long and 65 yards wide in Canada, compared to 100 yards long and 53 1/3 yards wide in the this ...

Martin Oil sweeps Dick’s in Federation playoffs

Martin Oil advanced to the second round of the George B. Kelley Federation playoffs on Saturday, thanks to a 6-5 win over Dick’s Pharmacy at Vets Field. Martin Oil took the best-of-3 series, 2-0. Caden Nagle got the win in relief. He struck out two. Mason Akers had two hits and three RBIs ...

Macionsky, Perry lead SVCC event

A total of 108 teams completed their second rounds yesterday at the 46th annual Sinking Valley Classic. At the end of Saturday’s play, the team of Chris Perry and Mike Macionsky held an impressive six-shot lead over Scotch Valley’s Jay Pheasant and Windber’s Dan Thompson. The team of ...

Portage mourns loss of legend Chappell

Great athletes who dream big and earn sports stardom can come from anywhere or any sized town, something Len Chappell proved five decades ago when he made it big from the small town of Portage. Chappell, a basketball legend at Wake Forest University and an NBA All-Star, died Thursday in his ...