Sports

Eastern teams use trade market to improve chances

National Sports

The Associated Press Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, one of the Eastern Conference contenders who fortified their teams Thursday ...

McDannell reaches milestone in BC’s win

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — Junior Tristan McDannell reached the 1,000-point mark for his career in Bishop Carroll Catholic’s 77-64 win over Westmont Hilltop in high school boys basketball action on Thursday. McDannell needed 26 points for the mark and reached it in the fourth quarter on a foul shot. He ...

Givens invited to NFL combine

PSU

Altoona Area High School product Kevin Givens and six other Penn State players have been invited to participate in the NFL combine that begins later this month in Indianapolis. Nittany Lions joining Givens at the combine will be: quarterback Trace McSorley, running back Miles Sanders, ...

Juniata Valley routs Mo Valley

Local Sports

HOUTZDALE — Hayden Taylor’s 22 points powered Juniata Valley to a 51-27 win over Inter-County Conference North Division opponent Moshannon Valley in high school girls basketball action on Thursday. The win improved the Lady Hornets’ record to 18-2 overall and 13-1 in the ...

HOF Robinson dead at 83

National Sports

The Associated Press Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however, was cemented that day in 1975 when he simply stood in the dugout at old Cleveland Stadium — the first black manager in Major League ...

Huntingdon swimmers defeat Colts

Local Sports

HUNTINGDON — Nick Buckley, Jake Tanner and Ben Atherton all won two events as Huntingdon beat Northern Cambria, 104-45, in high school boys swimming action Thursday. Buckley won the 100- and 50-yard freestyle events, Tanner won the 200 and 500 freestyle, and Atherton took the 200 IM and 500 ...

Phils get All-Star C from Marlins

National Sports

MIAMI (AP) — In October, J.T. Realmuto’s agent predicted the Miami Marlins’ All-Star catcher would be with another team by spring training. He was right. Realmuto was traded Thursday to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, two pitching prospects and $250,000 in ...

Mounties hold on to defeat Tigers

Local Sports

By Todd Irwin tirwin@altoonamirror.com PHILIPSBURG – The dual meet between Philipsburg-Osceola and Hollidaysburg was so tight those in attendance started trying to figure out what the tiebreaker criteria would decide the match. When Hollidaysburg’s Andrew Simpson put P-O’s Aaron ...

Win puts Lions in quarters

Local Sports

From Mirror reports HERSHEY — Chestnut Ridge broke open a tight dual meet with Freedom Area by winning the last six bouts, including four by fall, to win, 51-21, in the first round of the PIAA Duals on Thursday afternoon at the Giant Center. With the win, the District 5 champion Lions ...

Central tops Bellwood

Local Sports

MARTINSBURG — Central fell behind 18-0 but came back to beat Bellwood-Antis, 48-36, in high school wrestling on Thursday. Alex Bowman, Ian Crouch, Brandon Holsinger, Logan Marko and Michael Fowkes earned falls for the Scarlet Dragons, who also won three matches by forfeit. Bellwood ...

PC girls continue big year

Local Sports

EBENSBURG — Penn Cambria is in the midst of its finest girls basketball season in more than two decades. The Lady Panthers’ 55-46 victory against Bishop Carroll in a Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section I game at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School on Wednesday night is the latest ...

The trouble with transfers: Franklin worried about ‘free agency’

PSU

James Franklin says he’s worried about college football and the direction it’s heading with regards to the much-discussed new transfer portal now available to players. Penn State’s coach spoke at length Wednesday about how transfers are changing the sport. Franklin was asked if the high ...

Bauer’s big game helps CC to win

Local Sports

Central Cambria’s Jenna Bauer came to play Wednesday night. The senior forward recorded a double-double and helped fuel a momentum-swinging third-quarter rally that propelled the Lady Red Devils to a 67-52 Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference road victory over Bishop Guilfoyle at the ...

Lions add two more on signing day

PSU

Penn State signed two more players to the class of 2019 on national signing day part two Wednesday, bringing the Nittany Lions’ class size to 23. Penn State’s class ranks No. 13 in the country and No. 2 in the Big Ten (Michigan is No. 8 overall), according to 247Sports. The Lions signed ...

MLB considering huge rules changes

National Sports

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball and its players are discussing bold changes to spark the sport that include a three-batter minimum before a pitching change except at the start of an inning, a single trade deadline set before the All-Star break and expanded rosters. The union renewed its ...

Page hits milestone in loss

Local Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State scored the game’s final six points to hand the Penn State women’s basketball team a tough 78-73 defeat in a back-and-forth Big Ten battle Wednesday night. Senior Teniya Page led the Lady Lions with 22 points and seven assists. In the process, she became the ...

Hoops du Jour 2-7

Local Sports

PSU men at Ohio State Tipoff: 7 p.m., Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio Records: Penn State (8-14); Ohio State (14-7) Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 121-135 in his eighth season at Penn State and 163-163 overall. Chris Holtmann is 39-16 in his second season at Ohio State and 153-101 ...

College signing: Alex Schmoke: Saint Francis

Local Sports

Name: Alex Schmoke High school: Bellwood-Antis Hometown: Tyrone Sport: Football Position: Kicker/punter College choice: Saint Francis University Other colleges considered: Shippensburg, Millersville, Monmouth, Rutgers, Temple Why I picked Saint Francis: “It was best for me ...

College signing: Tanner Wyland: Saint Francis

Local Sports

Name: Tanner J Wyland High school: Bellwood-Antis Hometown: Altoona Sport: Football Position: Tight end College choice: Saint Francis University Other colleges considered: Saint Vincent, Juniata, Slippery Rock, West Virginia Why I picked Saint Francis: “I picked SFU because I ...

College signing: Paul Liebal: Saint Francis

Local Sports

Name: Paul Liebal High school: Bishop Guilfoyle Hometown: Roaring Spring Sport: Football Position: Linebacker College choice: Saint Francis University Other colleges considered: Millersville, Lock Haven Why I picked Saint Francis: “I have had many family members graduate from ...