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Area youth baseball roundup

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East End East End Youth Baseball MAJOR LEAGUE W-L Penn Med 14-3 Burgmeiers Hauling 12-5 Kabello Contracting 12-6 Dean Patterson 11-7 Greenwood Meadows 9-9 Cumming Motors 9-10 Caporuscios Plumbing 3-13 Sheetz 1-17 RESULTS Greenwood Meadows 15, Sheetz 0: Multiple hits—T. ...

Blair Oil wins by shutout

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Shawn Conrad and Jared Prugar combined on five shutout innings to help Blair County Oil pick up a 10-0 win over Medicine Shoppe in Greater City Baseball League action Sunday afternoon at Vets Field. Dylan Conrad, Mark Saxman and Jim Harshbarger all drove in two runs for Blair County Oil, with ...

Four take VFW event

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CRESSON — Bob Whiteman, Paul David Myers, Bryan Rabish and Cindy Rabish combined to score a 59 for first place on Friday at the Sankertown VFW Post 7377 four-player scramble benefit outing at Summit Country Club. Skill prizes for longest drives went to Christine Sears (Hole 3) and Sean ...

Benefit set for ‘Miracle’ organization

Local Sports

The fifth annual Pittsburgh Pirate-Altoona Curve-Thrivent Financial event to benefit the Miracle League of Blair County will take place Thursday, July 25. The day will begin at noon with a luncheon at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Attendees will meet Curve players and front office as well as ...

Trucks victory overturned

National Sports

NEWTON, Iowa — NASCAR overturned a victory for the first time under its toughened new policy on cheating when Brett Moffitt was declared the winner of the Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway after Ross Chastain failed a post-race inspection. Chastain led the final 141 laps of Sunday’s ...

Spikes-Doubledays to resume today

Local Sports

AUBURN, N.Y. — Rain in the Central New York area forced the State College Spikes and Auburn Dobuledays to halt their game on Sunday afternoon at Falcon Park in the top of the second inning with State College leading, 6-5. The game will now be resumed as part of a makeshift doubleheader ...

Reliving the scholastic year’s best moments

Local Sports

The 2018-2019 scholastic sports season has come to a close, and plenty of memories made in communities across the Mirror’s coverage area will live on forever. Selecting just the top 10 moments was challenging, as seven PIAA state champions made the list, but none of those earned the top ...

AASD picks head coaching candidates

Local Sports

The Altoona Area School District could have its new head boys and girls basketball coaches in place by Thursday night. The Mirror has learned from multiple sources that Jarrod Klausman will be the athletic council’s recommended choice to be the next Altoona boys coach and Chris Fleegle will ...

Miscues haunt Pirates

Professional Sports

MIAMI — For the second straight game Pittsburgh jumped on Miami, this time though the Marlins’ answered and Pablo Lopez and his teammates were able to lock down the Pirates the rest of the way. Lopez pitched seven strong innings and allowed three runs to help the Miami Marlins beat the ...

Curve hot streak could lead to playoff push

Altoona Curve

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — The red-hot Curve continue to excel as the first half of the Eastern League season winds down, giving plenty of hope for a strong push at a playoff run in the second half. Altoona won its third straight game, 5-1, Saturday night at Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium to improve ...

Father’s Day memories never fade

Local Sports

Editor’s note: Retired Mirror sports editor Jim Lane wrote this column after his dad, Kermit, passed away in 1987. It’s reprinted every Father’s Day. Today is Father’s Day. It’s a chance to tell your favorite guy thanks for all he’s been and done for you over the years. It’s ...

Fandom

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Name: Zach Dionis Age: 27 Residence: Altoona High school: Bellwood-Antis, class of 2010 College: Penn State, class of 2018 My favorite sport: Baseball I usually attend games with: My friends and family Favorite high school team: Bellwood-Antis Favorite college team: Penn ...

For grandma, this Cup runneth over

Voice of the Fan

By Stephen Whyno The Associated Press BOSTON — Ryan O’Reilly should expect another email from his 99-year-old grandmother pretty soon. Congratulations from Deirdre O’Reilly are certainly in order after her grandson won the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable ...

Woodland keeps lead

National Sports

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The toughest test in this U.S. Open might be more about nerves from chasing history than Pebble Beach. Gary Woodland held it together Saturday with bold plays and two unlikely pars for a 2-under 69, giving him a one-shot lead over Justin Rose and his first appearance ...

Patton’s Bearer nearly no-hits ProActive

Local Sports

PATTON — Zack Letso had a 3-for-3 performance with two doubles and two runs scored to pace Patton Legion in a 5-0 shutout of ProActive Sports Saturday in a Kelley Federation game at Patton Stadium. Brandon Bearer had his no-hit attempt broken up in the top of the seventh inning by a one-out ...

O.J. Simpson leaves strange remarks on new Twitter account

National Sports

By Linda Deutsch The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — O.J. Simpson launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star said he’s got a “little gettin’ even to do.” Simpson confirmed the new account to The Associated Press on Saturday, saying in a phone ...

Lloyd adjusting to her new role

National Sports

By Anne M. Peterson The Associated Press PARIS — Carli Lloyd is not accepting her new role. Not at all. Lloyd was the star of the 2015 Women’s World Cup four years ago in Canada, scoring three goals in the first 16 minutes of the final to help the U.S. national team win its third ...

Fans pack downtown for Blues

National Sports

ST. LOUIS — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn’t dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis’ first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was ...

Pelicans, Lakers agree on deal to trade Davis

National Sports

NEW ORLEANS — Several people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to trade disgruntled six-time All-Star Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers for point guard Lonzo Ball, forward Brandon Ingram, shooting guard Josh Hart and three first-round draft ...

AP: Yanks trade for Seattle slugger

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The Associated Press CHICAGO — A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees are close to getting slugger Edwin Encarnacion in a trade with the Seattle Mariners. The person spoke to The Associated Press under condition of anonymity because the trade was not complete ...