The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usTue, 30 Sep 2014 09:40:23 EDTTue, 30 Sep 2014 09:40:23 EDT staffers ascend to prominent posts with Penn State, Pirates league baseball is about more than just preparing players for the major leagues. In many cases, it's about preparing the people who work in it to go on to highly successful careers across the sports landscape.Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTPirates enjoying the ride - Clint Hurdle greeted each member of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they walked off the field in Cincinnati on Sunday, telling them he "liked the fight" even after their chances of winning the NL Central evaporated in a loss to the Reds.Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTSteelers focusing on penalties - Antonio Brown was giddy. Le'Veon Bell was fired up. Cam Heyward was offering a pointed critique.Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTBoys Athlete of Week: Mencer's hard work paying off Eli Mencer School: Altoona Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Football Athlete of the week achievement: Mencer rushed for 242 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries, intercepted three passes and forced and recovered a fumble, and he also...Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTGirls Athlete of Week: Garner known for clutch play Mackenzie Garner School: Huntingdon Age: 17 Grade: Senior Sport: Volleyball Athlete of the week achievement: Hallahan delivered 19 kills in a win over Central Mountain, 29 kills and 10 digs in a victory over Philipsburg-Osceola and...Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT