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Meadows, McCabe Trucking move on

July 29, 2014 Greenwood Meadows and McCabe Trucking both advanced to the next round of the Dean Patterson Little World Series, thanks to victories Monday night at the Altoona Independent Youth Baseball League... more »»

Marks working extra hard for Royal victory

July 29, 2014 PORT ROYAL — Brent Marks beat a highly competitive field of 410 sprints to record his first-ever Port Royal Speedway victory on Saturday night, taking $3,000 for the win while becoming the 11th... more »»

Bucs salvage Rockies trip

July 28, 2014 DENVER — Josh Harrison proved that last month’s escape in a rundown was no fluke. He also helped the Pittsburgh Pirates avoid another sweep at Coors Field. more »»

New PSU AD has solid hoop history

July 28, 2014 CHICAGO — One of the best things about new Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour — if you’re a basketball fan — is that she has a lot of experience working at schools where basketball actually... more »»

Mother Nature has a day in golf outcome

July 28, 2014 ORE HILL — Area golf clubs annually produce outstanding two-man best-ball tournaments, but it’s going to be a long time before there’s a better finish than the one played at Iron Masters Country Clu... more »»

Curve keep up their winning ways

July 28, 2014 From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. — Willy Garcia is enjoying his best hitting stretch of the season. He has gone 24-for-59 in his last 16 games, which amounts to a staggering. more »»

BG tabs pair of new coaches

July 28, 2014 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School has named Brandin McDonough head coach for its boys’ volleyball program. more »»

Penn Med goes to 2-0

July 28, 2014 Penn Med of the East End Little League became the first team to win two games in the Dean Patterson Little World Series on Sunday, as winning pitcher Tyreke Green’s two-run homer in the sixth inning... more »»

C&G moves to finals

July 28, 2014 C&G Savings broke open a tie game in the top of the seventh inning with four runs, then managed to hold off a rally from Teeter Group to move into the championship by winning its Altoona Teener Majo... more »»

Gym dandy

July 27, 2014 For most of the past three decades, the Gemini Gymnastics facility in Greenwood provided the only real outlet for aspiring young gymnasts in the immediate Blair County area. more »»

Giger: Barbour odd choice for PSU

July 27, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — It’s just a bizarre hire. A major head-scratcher in so many ways. Whether it will turn out to be good or bad, nobody knows at this point. That will take years to find out. more »»

Rockies beat Bucs again

July 27, 2014 DENVER — Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night. more »»

Curve offense keeps bashing

July 27, 2014 From Mirror reports BOWIE, Md. — The Curve offense was nothing short of explosive Saturday nigh. more »»

Contract won't be issue for Big Ben this season

July 27, 2014 PITTSBURGH — There are days when Ben Roethlisberger can feel every single hit he’s absorbed during a decade as one of the NFL’s most fearless quarterbacks. more »»

Franklin eager to get to know new athletic director

July 27, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Football coach James Franklin had no input on Penn State’s decision to hire Sandy Barbour as the new athletic director, but he said he has “tremendous faith and excitement moving... more »»

Home runs power squads to opening-day victories

July 27, 2014 The 2014 Dean Patterson Little World Series got under way Saturday at Altoona Independent Youth Baseball League’s Centennial Field next to Mansion Park in Altoona, and there were six teams that won... more »»

Gingrich outlasts Kiwanis, 10-8

July 27, 2014 Connor McCarthy’s two-run double highlighted a three-run Gingrich Insurance sixth inning as it rallied from a run down to beat Eldorado Kiwanis, 10-8, in the double-elimination Altoona Teener Minor... more »»

Penn State makes surprise hire as new AD

July 26, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK -- Penn State made a surprising hire Saturday in naming Sandy Barbour as its new athletic director. Barbour was forced out as AD at California in June after 10 years on the job ther. more »»

Gingrich, Kiwanis garner Teener tournament wins

July 26, 2014 Casey Walters had three hits and drove in five runs to lead Gingrich Insurance past III-D Plumbing, 11-3, in an Altoona Teener Minor Baseball League playoff game on Friday at Seitz Field. more »»

area softball roundup

July 26, 2014 Sunday Doubleheader STANDINGS W-L Sheetz/Pit Stop 18-0 Sisto Law Office 19-3 Watco 14-6 Bud’s Auto Sales 11-5 Nitro 12-6 Mustangs 12-8 City Beverage of Altoona 10-8 Gallitzin Legion 9-9 Carlsson... more »»

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