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BCC teams up mark to 2-0 DUNCANSVILLE — The Blair County Christian girls soccer team improved to 2-0 Thursday, thanks to a 7-1 win over Calvary Christian Academy. Madison Snyder scored three goals for BCC as it jumped out to a 4-1 first-half lead. Sarah McCoy added the other ...

Tyrone, Central to meet

Tyrone and Central enter their rivalry game this Friday with entirely different feelings. The Golden Eagles are coming off a heartbreaking, double overtime loss to Bellwood-Antis in which they literally took their lumps. The Scarlet Dragons are flying high after a convincing win over Northern ...

Coonelly praises Curve

Manager Ryan wins 500th career game The Curve will wrap up the home portion of their 21st season tonight, and the relationship between the franchise and the Pirates remains as strong as ever. “We absolutely love our relationship here in Altoona with the Curve, its ownership team, ...

Appleman named coach for UConn men’s tennis

STORRS, Conn. — Williamsburg native Christian Appleman was named the associate head coach for the men’s tennis program at the University of Connecticut, UConn Director of Tennis Glenn Marshall announced recently. Appleman brings 15 years of coaching experience at Yale University to his ...

Hollidaysburg opens with win

WINDBER — Hollidaysburg opened the 2019 season right with a 4-1 win over Windber in high school girls tennis action on Wednesday. Gretta Rhodes and Lydia Lieb each picked up singles victories for the Lady Tigers, while Jennifer Lasek and Madeline Waibel won in doubles action, along with ...

Mounties knock off four foes

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Philipsburg-Osceola picked up four wins, and coach Jordan Albright notched his 100th career victory in high school boys golf action Wednesday at Scotch Valley Country Club. P-O won with a score of 322 over Tyrone (340), host Hollidaysburg (342), Punxsutawney (342) and Saint ...

Several Steelers still keeping the faith

Final tuneup The Pittsburgh Steelers are at the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night at 7 p.m. It will air on WTAJ and KDKA. It is the final preseason game. By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pressure is relative. So forgive Kameron Kelly if the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

The rating game: PSU creates unique system for depth chart

UNIVERSITY PARK — Imagine going into your office, whatever kind of job you do, and being asked to publicly rank all of the employees there — including yourself — from No. 1 to No. 10 or whatever, based on what you see from everyone’s job performance. There would be a lot at stake in ...

Phillies fans not afraid to show how they feel

By Dan Gelston The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Rhys Hoskins kept Phillies fans booing when he inexplicably dropped a routine throw at first base in the ninth, turning what appeared to be an inning-ending double play into the go-ahead run for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 5-4 win over ...

Pitchers learning from Hanrahan

Next stop Tonight: Akron at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve LHP Sean Brady (4-12, 4.47) vs. RubberDucks LHP Adam Scott (4-4, 3.63) Record: 31-35 (second half); 67-67 (overall) It’s not out of the question that Curve pitching coach Joel Hanrahan could be the Pirates’ pitching coach as ...

Caldwell cards 38 for PC

EBENSBURG — Penn Cambria’s Gregory Caldwell earned medalist honors by carding a 38 to help the Panthers top Forest Hills, 218-234, and Bishop Carroll, 218-267, in high school golf Tuesday at Ebensburg Country Club. Dino Menie posted the Huskies’ best score with a 46, and Liz Zajdel ...

Keeping the ’Ducks on the pond: Robles shuts out Akron

In the Curve’s 21 seasons, there have only been 18 nine-inning complete-game shutouts thrown by an individual pitcher. Two of those have occurred in the past four days. Lefty Domingo Robles joined the list Monday night in an ultra-efficient 5-0 win over Akron before 3,333 fans at Peoples ...

Mallon does it all for B-A

Name: Zach Mallon School: Bellwood-Antis Age: 16 Grade: Junior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Mallon rushed for 60 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in double overtime of a 35-32 win over Tyrone. He also caught three passes for 25 yards and ...

Defending state champ Lady Devils hope to continue successful run

Central Cambria has enjoyed a run of dominance on the district and state levels in high school girls cross country in the last decade, and it continued last season, when the Lady Red Devils won Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference, District 6 and PIAA state Class 2A team championships. Three ...

Central knocks off Windber

MARTINSBURG — Central improved its record to 2-1 with a 5-2 victory over Windber in a non-league high school girls tennis match on Monday. Kierra Mountain, Tomi May and Allison Brooks won singles matches for the Lady Dragons. The doubles teams of Lindsey Kensinger and May, and Mountain and ...

Bearcats finish as runners-up

TYRONE — Kiski Prep won the 11-team Sinking Valley Invitational Monday, with Huntingdon finishing as the runner-up in high school boys golf action. The Bearcats got an 80 from Andon Suchan and an 84 from Ryan Marshall. Altoona finished third as a team and was led by Dom Fasolo’s 82 and ...

Altoona downs Hollidaysburg

Aidan Steinbugl ran for one touchdown and threw for another, and Andre Dokes caught a pair of touchdown passes, as Altoona opened its junior varsity football season with a 26-6 victory over Hollidaysburg at Mansion Park. Steinbugl, who ran 1 yard for a first-quarter touchdown, hit Dokes with ...

Davis races to victory

CLEARFIELD — Bryce Davis of Canisteo, N.Y., invaded Hidden Valley Speedway Saturday night before a near capacity crowd and took home the $5,000 Super Late Model feature win on Larry “Butch” Schultz and Bobby Roos Memorial Trophy night. Cody Schultz of Hyde won the Vintage Modified ...