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Portage softball takes care of NC

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PORTAGE — Karli Karalfa drove in three runs, Maddy Hudak had two hits and winning pitcher Maryn Swank struck out 14 to lead Portage to a 7-2 victory over Northern Cambria in high school softball Wednesday. Camryn Dumm had two hits and drove in a run for the Lady Colts. SCORE BY ...

Curve come up short in season opener

Altoona Curve

The Curve waited a long time to play again at Peoples Natural Gas Field, and they had to wait a little longer during Tuesday night’s season opener because of Mother Nature. After 610 days without a game due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Curve hosted Bowie before a sold-out crowd of 2,300 ...

It’s been a long wait for pitcher MacGregor

Altoona Curve

Minor leaguers everywhere had to wait a long time to be able to play baseball again this season. Then there’s Curve pitcher Travis MacGregor, who had to wait an excruciatingly long time. When MacGregor takes the mound to start tonight against Bowie at Peoples Natural Gas Field, it will be ...

Pens move back into top spot

Professional Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Sidney Crosby scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins regained first place in the East Division with a 7-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. Marcus Pettersson, Jake Guentzel, Jason Zucker, Mark Friedman and John Marino also scored goals while Tristan ...

No-hit bid ends up being loss

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SAN DIEGO — Wil Myers had an opposite-field single with no outs in the seventh inning to end Tyler Anderson’s no-hit bid and the San Diego Padres beat Pittsburgh, 2-0, late Monday night, the Pirates’ fifth straight loss. Anderson (2-3) kept the Padres off-balance for six innings before ...

Hollidaysburg duo advances to 3A doubles tennis finals

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The top-seeded Hollidaysburg team of Nathan Barton and Brian Johnson cruised through two matches Tuesday to qualify for the District 6 Class 3A boys doubles tennis championship at Mansion Park. Barton and Johnson won 6-0, 6-0 in a quarterfinal win over a team from Williamsport and again in ...

Hollidaysburg boys, girls sweep

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BELLEFONTE — The Hollidaysburg girls beat Bellefonte, 103-46, and East Juniata, 122-23, in high school track and field action on Tuesday. Emma Parnell won the long jump and triple jump for the Lady Tigers, and Riley Tryninewski won the 100- and 400-meter dashes. The Lady Tigers swept all ...

Scarlet Dragons collect two wins

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MARTINSBURG — Central swept a doubleheader against Bellefonte in a key Mountain League showdown Tuesday in high school baseball. The Scarlet Dragons topped the Raiders, 14-7, in the first game with the help of four hits and four RBIs from Hunter Klotz and three hits from Parker Gregg. In ...

Pearsons help power Tyrone

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TYRONE — Ella Pearson homered and drove in three runs to lead Tyrone to a 12-3 victory over Central in high school softball action on Tuesday. Beth Pearson, who had two doubles, also drove in three runs for the Lady Eagles. Lacey Lynn drove in the Lady Dragons’ lone run. SCORE BY ...

Ravens sign ex-Steeler

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens have signed two-time Pro Bowl tackle Alejandro Villanueva to a two-year deal on Tuesday. The long-time starter for the division-rival Steelers, Villanueva was not re-signed by Pittsburgh. A graduate of West Point, Villanueva spent six seasons ...

Balance must include both winning and development

Altoona Curve

First stop Tonight: Bowie at Altoona, 6 p.m. Pitchers: Curve RHP Roansy Contreras (0-0) vs. Baysox LHP D.L.Hall (0-0) Radio: WRTA-AM 1240 & 98.5-FM The Curve have lived a charmed existence as a franchise when it comes to winning, which isn’t the most important thing in the minor ...

Flyers go off early on Penguins

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On the ice Tonight: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. TV: AT&T Sports Network; NHL Network Radio: WFBG-AM 1290 & 104.5-FM The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist, Kevin Hayes gave Philadelphia a rare early lead, and the Flyers skated to ...

Jones keeps busy for Heights

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Name: Paige Jones School: Cambria Heights Age: 18 Grade: 12 Sport: Softball Athlete of the week achievement: Jones had two hits, including a double, in an 11-10 win over Chestnut Ridge. She had three hits, including two doubles, in a 9-3 win over Northern Cambria. In a 5-1 win over ...

Extra work pays off for Wyant

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Name: Zeb Wyant School: Central Age: 17 Grade: Junior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Wyant had 24 service points, including 12 aces, in a three-game sweep over Forest Hills, and he added 15 kills in a three-game sweep over DuBois. Season update: Wyant, who has ...

History made at B-A meet

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BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Invitational, like every high school track meet in Pennsylvania last year, was not held a season ago due to the coronavirus pandemic. A consistent downpour Monday didn’t do much to dampen the spirits of the athletes who were happy to be back competing. It ...

Altoona Mirror seeking nominations for banquet

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The Mirror is seeking nominations for special awards to be announced at its Athlete of the Year banquet on May 24. Area high schools are invited to submit brief nominations for the Ron Rickens Sportsmanship Awards, the Dean Rossi Leadership Award and the Erin (Johnson) Kelly Award, which ...

Marauders defeat rivals in volleyball

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The Bishop Guilfoyle boys volleyball team improved to 3-6 with a 25-13, 25-15, 27-25 win over Altoona in high school action at the Pleasant Valley gym Monday. The Marauders got a big night out of Ian Bennett, who had 30 assists and 13 service points. Nick and Noah Anderson each had 11 kills ...

Legendary Indy 500 champion Unser dies

National Sports

The Associated Press There wasn’t much Bobby Unser wouldn’t do to promote the Indianapolis 500, which is how he found himself at a show-and-tell at an Indiana elementary school a few years ago. He had the famed Indy 500 winners’ Borg-Warner Trophy with him and proudly showed the ...

Sports at a glance

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Ex-Pitt player is charged PITTSBURGH — Tennessee Titans fourth-round draft pick Rashad Weaver has been charged with simple assault following an incident in Pittsburgh last month. The complaint against Weaver, who played defensive end at the University of Pittsburgh, was filed Friday, a ...

Area auto racing roundup

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By Dottie Bird For the Mirror BAPS MOTOR SPEEDWAY York Haven — Brent Marks claimed victory Sunday night at BAPS Motor Speedway. After receiving a penalty for jumping the restart, the Myerstown, Pa., driver clawed his way to the front and passed Danny Dietrich on a late restart to ...