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The flipside of ‘Hoosiers’

National Sports

By Michael Marot The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — The 1954 Indiana high school basketball tournament remains so vivid in Leon Agullana’s memory it’s as if he never left Muncie Central. He can rattle off the magical, same-day sweep of top-ranked Fort Wayne North and second-ranked ...

There are right and wrong ways to catch and release

Outdoors

According to an article in the Outdoor News, a 2008 survey by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission documented that 88 percent of Pennsylvania trout fishermen released their catches at least half the time. Catch-and-release has become an extremely common practice along Pennsylvania trout ...

Taking advantage of fish for free Sunday

Outdoors

Memorial Day weekend has long ushered in the beginning of the summer recreation season for many folks. With the lingering weeks of being shut in and all the craziness associated with it, some opportunity to get outside should be blessed relief. This Sunday marks the first of two fish for ...

It’s a different world: More women enjoy hunting than ever before

Outdoors

By Ryan Hynick The Associated Press The first day of rifled deer season each year will always find Kathy Scavone on her favorite deer stand. The Sweet Valley woman loves the anticipation of those first few moments when darkness gives way to daylight on opening morning. She loves preseason ...

PGC asking for help with goshawks

Outdoors

From Mirror reports HARRISBURG — With declining populations and a contracted range, northern goshawks have become rarer sights in Pennsylvania. But those who are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this magnificent forest raptor, or who know where they nest, are asked to report their ...

SiriusXM keeping sports fans entertained

National Sports

When you oversee 19 sports stations, radio programming is a daily challenge. During a pandemic, it can become like throwing a no-hitter, scoring a hat trick and winning a NASCAR race all in one. Just ask Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s senior vice president for sports, whose company broadcasts ...

Guidelines offered up to start youth ball

Local Sports

The next time children head out the door to play youth baseball or softball, they will have to be careful not to forget not only their glove and bat but their hand sanitizer as well. Pennsylvania senator Pat Toomey held a virtual conference with physician and public health expert Dr. Jay ...

Molliver ready to embrace life as a Marine

Local Sports

The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Trinity Molliver went into her senior softball season this spring at Hollidaysburg with her eye on a successful campaign, a winning season, ...

Pirates are forced to make more cuts

Local Sports

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season. The Cubs are instituting pay cuts because of the coronavirus crisis, but there will be no furloughs through the end of June. The Pirates announced ...

Incident could start new racing rivalry

National Sports

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Busch is NASCAR’s reigning Cup champion and the resident villain of the series. Chase Elliott has been voted most popular driver the last two years and is quickly building a loyal and rabid fan base. Their on-track tussle at Darlington ...

With heavy heart, Briscoe captures Xfinity Series race

National Sports

The Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Chase Briscoe capped a heartbreaking week by winning the Xfinity Series’ return to action at Darlington Raceway on Thursday. Briscoe was in the Darlington infield Tuesday awaiting the race’s original start when he digitally joined wife, Marissa, ...

Sports at a glance

Local Sports

Foursome wins at Sylvan HOLLIDAYSBURG — The team of Daneen Litz, Sue Mielnik, Rosey McCoy and Connie Angeski won the scramble event at the Sylvan Hills Golf Club this week. Second-place honors went to Mary Jane Terza, Melissa Fetzer, Bonnie Deem and Pam Riley. Third place went to the team ...

Debate continues over start of football

Local Sports

The PIAA met for nearly five hours Wednesday, but the most passionate discussion came in the final hour when the status of the upcoming high school football season was mentioned. With many counties moving into the yellow stage of reopening from the corona-virus pandemic and some hoping for a ...

Race ends early with Hamlin as winner

National Sports

The Associated Press DARLINGTON, S.C. — Denny Hamlin won NASCAR’s first Wednesday race since 1984 when rain stopped the event with 20 laps remaining at Darlington Raceway. The Daytona 500 winner was out front but out of fresh tires and trying to hang on when he got unintended help from ...

Family affair: Volleyball a big part of Welteroth clan

Local Sports

The Mirror is recognizing some high school senior spring sports athletes who missed out on their final scholastic seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You don’t need a medical exam to know that volleyball is in the blood when it comes to the Welteroth family. Just ask the youngest of Brian ...

Hoopfest latest event to fall victim to pandemic

Local Sports

From Mirror reports The 2020 edition of Hoopfest, held annually in Tyrone for the past 19 years, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizer Jim Kilmartin said he typically starts taking registrations for the event in mid-May and never began the process this ...

Moratorium lifted on football, hoops

PSU

The Associated Press The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to lift a moratorium on voluntary workouts by football and basketball players effective June 1 as a growing number of college leaders expressed confidence that fall sports will be possible in some form despite concerns about the ...

A’s don’t have money to pay rent

National Sports

The Associated Press OAKLAND (AP) — The head of the agency that oversees the Oakland Coliseum says the A’s have informed him they had “no ability to pay” the annual $1.2 million rent on the facility. “They said because they haven’t used it, they were not able to generate ...

Sports at a glance

Altoona Curve

Curve burgers Friday night The Altoona Curve will hold another “Curve Burger Night” on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at PNG Field. As of this morning, according to general manager Derek Martin, the Curve have 250 Curve burgers still available. You can purchase them by calling 283-3130 to place ...

Virus puts Curve on the cover of SI

Altoona Curve

The Altoona Curve have yet to play a game this season, but the team is about to receive some of its biggest national exposure since it was formed in 1999. The team’s mascot, Loco, PNG Field and Lakemont Park’s Skyliner rollercoaster will be featured on the cover of the June edition of ...