The Altoona Mirror Cmoren-usSat, 1 Oct 2016 09:19:59 EDTSat, 1 Oct 2016 09:19:59 EDT Shank made big impact on Glendale Shank wasn't exactly a large man in a physical sense. In fact, it was pretty easy to overlook him: He embraced the nicknamed he was given by getting a vanity license plate "Keeblr" after the cookie-and-cracker-making elf.Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTHigh school football really starts tonight around the state still are sorting out the exact effects from the PIAA adding classifications. In fact, District 6's football playoffs won't be completely ironed out until Tuesday when the committee meets in Altoona.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTPIAA brackets now weighted in wrestling years ago, this column advocated finding a way to use a district's past record in the state tournament to give out some wild card spots in the bracke.Thu, 7 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTCommentary: Regional teams coming down home stretch toward playoffs night is the cutoff for District 6 Class AA and A teams to accumulate points for the playoffs - entries have to be submitted by 9 a.m. on Friday, and the meeting will be on Saturday morning. Brackets should be out on Feb. 8.Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EDTHayes nearing big milestone Hayes has never liked to get ahead of himself - it's probably one of the things that's made him such a success in high school football - and he's maybe a tad superstitiou.Fri, 9 Oct 2015 00:00:00 EDT