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Roosevelt Junior High takes first city championship

Local Sports

Blue and white gridders march 84 yards to score in third quarter, taking victory by 6-0 margin — Keith Juniors twice held near goal. The blue and white of Roosevelt Junior High School boasts the first Altoona football championship among the junior high schools. The title of ...

2020 Wimbledon canceled

National Sports

Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won’t be played. Britain imposed a nationwide lockdown just over a week ago, and the All England Club announced after a two-day ...

Sports at a glance

National Sports

Finalists set for award LOS ANGELES — Udoka Azubuike of Kansas, Luka Garza of Iowa, Markus Howard of Marquette, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Obi Toppin of Dayton are the five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s top college basketball player. The 44th annual award ...

Rod and reality: Trout stocking continues despite virus

Outdoors

The COVID-19 pandemic has highjacked the world this spring, causing global unrest and arousing everybody’s most primal fears. No individual, let alone community or organization, has been unaffected, and the worst may be yet to come. The early start for Pennsylvania’s 2020 trout season in ...

Coaching on video part of the game now

PSU

Penn State football coaches have had to learn how to become online professors during the coronavirus shutdown, trying to get their message across through video chats to players who are spread across the country. Defensive coordinator Brent Pry described the coaching process during a video ...

Two more teams for playoffs approved

National Sports

The Associated Press The NFL is gearing up for a normal season and playoffs — with two additional wild-card teams in the Super Bowl chase. NFL team owners voted Tuesday to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for a total of 14 next season as they continue to plan for the ...

Crosby, McDavid favorites again in NHLPA annual poll

Local Sports

The Associated Press Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL’s top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby the game’s most complete player. When it comes to game-day dress code, hockey players overwhelming favor relaxing the rule requiring ...

Altoona baseball fans enjoy initial night game

Local Sports

Fifteen thousand, including record turnout of youngsters, see Homestead Grays win 6-1 from Kansas City — Fans able to follow every play. Fifteen thousand baseball fans jammed the Pennsy Cricket field baseball park last night as Altoona staged its first night baseball game. The ...

Stevens honored for work off court, too

PSU

From Mirror reports UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State men’s basketball senior forward Lamar Stevens was recently named Senior CLASS second-team All-American this week. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the ...

Renwick taking over AD duties for now

Local Sports

Saint Francis named longtime administrator Erika Renwick its interim athletic director on Monday, with Susan Robinson Fruchtl officially stepping down from the position. Robinson Fruchtl announced in the fall that she'd be leaving the post at the end of March. The school is conducting a ...

Golfers, courses deal with shutdown

Local Sports

Many area golf courses initially stayed open through mid-March during the coronavirus outbreak, but a state-wide mandate has now closed each one. A similar message was posted on the website of several local courses. “This is a reminder that the golf course is closed indefinitely by order ...

Steelers take a liking to XFL players

Local Sports

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — A stint in the XFL has landed three players jobs with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team signed defensive end Dewayne Hendrix, safety Tyree Kinnel and linebacker/long snapper Christian Kuntz to one-year deals on Monday. All three played in the XFL under ...

NCAA set to give athletes extra year

PSU

The Associated Press The NCAA will permit spring sport athletes — such as baseball, softball and lacrosse players — who had their seasons shortened by the coronavirus to come back for an extra year. The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give spring sport athletes, regardless of ...

Tokyo Games make dates for 2021 event

National Sports

The Associated Press TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year’s games. Tokyo organizers said Monday the opening ceremony will take place on July 23, 2021 — almost exactly one year after the games were due to start. “The schedule ...

Knute Rockne: Must do work to attain success

Local Sports

Football players of high schools in Altoona and vicinity varsity letter winners of Altoona Senior High, Altoona Catholic High, Juniata High and Hollidaysburg High schools were honored last night at the annual dinner and testimonial tendered by the Altoona Kiwanis Club, more than 300 Kiwanians, ...

Tremmel’s 279, two 300s highlight Altoona USBC Open

Local Sports

The second annual Altoona District USBC Association Open Tournament for 140 area bowlers was recently held at Holiday Bowl where some of the highlights included two 300 games, a series over 800 and a big-time game-high from Lori Tremmel on the ladies’ side. Gus Soellner and Artie Fink each ...

2021 dates could be in summer

National Sports

TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori suggested there would be no major change from 2020. “The games are ...

Double the fun: Area athletes juggle two sports while in college

Local Sports

Growing up, many kids will try a myriad of different sports until they find the one or ones that they enjoy. If an athlete decides to play a sport in college, more often than not, they decide on just one sport that they are willing to dedicate themselves to for four years. Altoona Area High ...