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Going Long works at Sylvan tourney

Local Sports

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Steve Long won the low gross, and Marty Long won the low net recently the Sylvan Hills Golf Club’s Handicap Club Championship. Scott Henck, Harry Murphy, Brenda Flick and Lynn Durbin won a scramble held Sunday at the course with a score of 32. Jim Baughman, Dave Biseli ...

Surprise leader after just 2 rounds

National Sports

The Associated Press DETROIT — Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau were expected to be contenders at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, taking advantage of a relatively weak field and course by PGA Tour standards. Chris Kirk was not. A year after taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour to ...

PIAA updates its mask policy

Local Sports

MECHANICSBURG — The PIAA put out a press release Friday concerning this week’s mandatory mask statue in public places and how it will be implemented in regard to sports. The mask order does apply to sports and athletes unless they are outdoors and can maintain social distancing of at ...

Cumming Motors holds on for win

Local Sports

Despite giving up four runs in the bottom of the seventh, Cumming Motors held on for a 9-6 win over Sheetz in an Altoona Greater City League baseball game at Juniata Friday night. Kevin Karstetter’s two hits and three RBIs sparked Cumming (3-7), which led, 3-0, after three innings. Teammate ...

Bulletin Board

Local Sports

Camps NBCRC SUMMER SOCCER CAMP: Open to Tyrone and Bellwood-Antis boys and girls going into grades 5-8 this fall on July 14-16. It will be held behind the NBCRC building from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $75 per person. The camp director is Alex Bartlett. Because of the global pandemic, the camp can ...

Fly-fishing offers different enjoyment

Outdoors

In the wet, sometimes cool opening weeks of the trout season, fish will be receptive to almost any type of bait. People seen on area streams each April through mid-May invariably have live worms like redworms, nightcrawlers, wax worms and mealworms, as well as Power Bait and salmon eggs, in ...

DMAP permits will go away for DMAs

Outdoors

The 2020-2021 hunting licenses went on sale June 22. Since then, I have heard from a lot of folks who were surprised to learn that the special allocation of antlerless deer permits for designated DMAP units within the DMA for CWD here in our region. And just in case you aren’t familiar with ...

Online support sought by DCNR

Outdoors

From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn recently invited public input in an online survey helping DCNR chart the future course for forestlands in Pennsylvania. “As the department moves forward in developing a new ...

Fans might not like what they see upon return

Sports Columns

Don’t be too eager to sit in the stands if your favorite team is lucky enough to open play over the next few months. Going to the game will be risky all by itself. Once there, the experience won't be the same. No food. No drink. No cuddly mascot to slap high-fives with. Don’t even ...

Zooming in to start MLB camp

National Sports

Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward was going to address his entire team before the start of MLB’s unprecedented summer training camp, just like he did when spring training opened about 4¢ months ago. It was on a Zoom call instead of in person this time. When the New York Mets resume ...

Saint Francis football report date pushed back

Local Sports

LORETTO — Saint Francis University football players were scheduled to report to campus for workouts Sunday, but that date has been pushed back according to sports information director Taylor Powers. Powers said it was the Northeast Conference’s decision, not the school’s, and that the ...

Source: NFL to play Black anthem, too

National Sports

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions ...

Lilly knocks off Sheetz, 5-4

Local Sports

LILLY — Derek Younker pitched six innings for the win, and Cody Gallaher drove in two runs as Conrad Chiropractic/Lilly American Legion moved to 8-1 with a 5-4 win over Sheetz in the Altoona Greater City Baseball League on Thursday. Joe Donoughe homered for Lilly. Shane Hartline had four ...

NASCAR, IndyCar collide for racing extravaganza

National Sports

INDIANAPOLIS — The once-frosty schism between the two biggest racing series in the United States has finally thawed and the result is a blockbuster event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway — even without fans. NASCAR’s elite Cup Series will share a venue with IndyCar on the same weekend ...

Doc Redman in 3-way tie

National Sports

DETROIT — Doc Redman is playing his best golf, priming him to perhaps earn his first PGA Tour victory. Redman shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the first-round lead with Scott Stallings and Kevin Kisner in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Bryson DeChambeau, the only player with top-10 ...

Penn State reporting no positive cases

PSU

While some college football teams have reported double-figure results of players testing positive for the coronavirus, it’s been so far, so good for Penn State. Athletic Director Sandy Barbour met the media via Zoom on Wednesday and said of the 102 student-athletes tested upon their return ...

Ex-Lady Lion going into Scots’ HOF

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Ten years ago, Samantha Reimer had just wrapped up her college basketball career at Edinboro University as the program’s all-time leading scorer. A lot has changed since, including her last name. Samantha Faler owns a gym with her husband Ben, teaches first grade and coaches junior high ...

Players mixed on return

National Sports

The Associated Press Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of medical experts by working out with teammates. JC Tretter, a center on the Cleveland Browns and president of the NFL Players Association, wrote ...

Preseason No. 2 is underway

National Sports

The Associated Press Yoan Moncada has spent the past couple of months working out in what he called a “controlled and limited environment” in Florida, where the White Sox slugger could continue to get at-bats while protecting himself from the coronavirus. That’s a good description of ...