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Hollidaysburg unbeaten streak reaches 16

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JOHNSTOWN — The Hollidaysburg boys tennis team improvd to 16-0 Thursday, thanks to a 5-0 win over Richland in high school action. The Tigers swept singles play, thanks to Nathan Barton, Jadd Younes and Haddy Obeid. Barton beat Viggy Elangoven, the District 6 2A singles champion. In doubles ...

Patterson keys Heights’ win

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PATTON — Cambria Heights defeated Bedford, 6-2, thanks to a 3-for-4 day from Nick Patterson with two doubles and two RBIs in high school baseball action on Thursday. Ty Stockley homered and drove in three for the Highlanders, and Ben Hite contributed a pair of doubles and an RBI. Jared ...

Walters big reason behind C-K victory

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WILLIAMSBURG — Sierra Walters allowed just two hits and a run and struck out 10 as Claysburg-Kimmel avenged an earlier loss to Williamsburg, 5-1, in high school girls softball Thursday. Harleigh Cavender and Haileigh Reed each had two hits and drove in a run, and Reed hit a pair of ...

BG picks up win No. 4

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Bishop Guilfoyle topped DuBois, 25-18, 25-14, 18-25, 25-20, behind 15 service points and nine digs from Nick Anderson and 11 kills from Noah Anderson in high school boys volleyball action Thursday night. Matthew Woolridge added 10 kills for the Marauders. Teammate Ian Bennett had 32 ...

Sports at a glance

National Sports

Angels cut Albert Pujols ANAHEIM, Calif. — Albert Pujols was cut by the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, abruptly ending the 41-year-old superstar slugger’s decade with his second major league team. The Angels surprisingly announced the move to designate Pujols for assignment a day after ...

Steelers’ Layne reaches plea deal

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The Associated Press WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Justin Layne reached a plea deal to resolve charges stemming from a traffic stop in Ohio last month where authorities said they found a loaded gun in his car. Layne, 23, was arrested on a fourth-degree felony ...

Ex-Penn State guard lands at Iowa State

PSU

The Associated Press AMES, Iowa — Izaiah Brockington has transferred from Penn State to Iowa State and will have two years of eligibility, Cyclones coach T.J. Otzelberger announced Thursday. Brockington spent the last three seasons at Penn State after playing his freshman year at St. ...

May is warbler watching month

Outdoors

By Walt Young For the Mirror May is a wonderous month for outdoor enthusiasts throughout Pennsylvania. I’ve often speculated that May could be three or four months long and it would still be impossible to take advantage of all the opportunities it has to offer. The spring turkey season ...

NHL nails Rangers with huge penalty

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The Associated Press The New York Rangers in less than 72 hours lost their best player to injury, fired their president and general manager, and had another player suspended. They are also out a quarter-million dollars in the aftermath of the storied franchise’s latest chaotic ...

Gillam qualifies at golf event for chance at US Open

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WALLACE, N.C. — Tyrone native Jimmy Gillam tied for first-place in local qualifying for the U.S. Open Thursday at River Landing Golf Course in North Carolina. His 5-under par 67 earned one of five qualifying spots (out of a field of 84), allowing him to move on to the final qualifying stage ...

Curve fall behind early in second loss to start year

Altoona Curve

Next stop Tonight: Bowie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Noe Toribo vs. Baysox LHP Kevin Smith Records: Bowie (2-0), Curve (0-2) Radio: WRTA-AM 1240 & 98.5-FM Curve pitchers struck out 16 batters on Wednesday night, but that was not enough to stop Bowie’s strong offensive ...

Pirates unable to score late in close defeat

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The Associated Press SAN DIEGO — Jake Cronenworth hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth inning and the San Diego Padres held on and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Wednesday night to take two of three. Mark Melancon pitched the ninth for his big league-leading 11th save in 11 ...

Mays hits another milestone

National Sports

By Fred Lief The Associated Press Willie Mays is turning 90, and no mistaking that number. It strikes with the clarity of a line drive. Mays played in a sport measured by milestones — 3,000 hits, 500 homers, signposts he passed and then some — and now here’s one more. Today, when ...

Vaccinations will get fans into New York city games

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By Ronald Blum The Associated Press NEW YORK — The Yankees and Mets can increase capacity from 20% to 100% at their ballparks for home games starting May 19 — as along as fans are vaccinated against COVID-19. And both teams will be giving away free tickets along with ...

Area benefits from Bartlett’s passion for soccer

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Alex Bartlett, head coach of the Tyrone Area High School soccer program — which has a co-op deal with Bellwood-Antis — has always had a passion for soccer. Bartlett, 24, was a standout high school player and has not only come back to his roots to lead Tyrone to two district championship ...

Bowler of the year tournament back

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After not having a 2020 Bowler of the Year Tournament because of the global pandemic involving COVID-19, the Altoona Mirror’s 2021 Bowler of the Year Tournament returns and will be held May 12-13 at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona. The Seniors event will run on Wednesday, May 12, beginning ...

NASCAR’s future is now

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By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR’s next generation race car is finally here after two years of hype and hope that it will revolutionize the stock car series. How can a spec car radically change a sport? Competition. Cost containment. Manufacturer ...

MLB notes: No-hitter for O’s; Former Pirates coach dies

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Orioles’ lefty no-hits Seattle SEATTLE — John Means threw the major leagues’ third no-hitter this season and came within a wild pitch on a third strike of a perfect game, pitching the Baltimore Orioles over the Seattle Mariners 6-0 Wednesday. Means (4-0) struck out 12 and walked ...

Blair rugby boys win

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The Blair United/Hollidaysburg boys and girls rugby teams were in action this past weekend with the boys getting a 34-10 win at State College, while the girls went to Pittsburgh, falling to Moon Township, 50-35. The Blair boys, now 4-1, scored six tries and two conversions behind the likes of ...

Marinak shines for Panthers

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PATTON — Nick Marinak won the 100-meter dash, long jump, javelin and the 110-meter hurdles, and Connor Karabinos won the high jump and the discus to lead the Penn Cambria boys to victories over Cambria Heights, 92-49, and Bishop Guilfoyle, 121-10. The Highlanders defeated the Marauders, ...