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Curve let one slip away

Eight shutout innings from its starter and a clutch two-out hit in the top of the ninth weren’t enough Wednesday for the Altoona Curve. Virgil Chevalier turned a 1-0 deficit into a dramatic 2-1 win for Binghamton with a two-run homer off Curve closer Chris Spurling in the bottom of ninth. The walk-off win before […]

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Martin Oil coasts into federation playoffs routing ReMax 16-4

Following Tuesday’s 7-3 win over ReMax in the first game of the best-of-three semifinal series, Martin Oil Manager Ed Davis talked of being worried about his team’s lack of hitting. The team must have read that column, because in Wednesday’s 5:30 p.m. start for game two of the series everybody in the starting lineup had […]

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Pitching, clutch hitting keys Martin Oil win over ReMax

Martin Oil manager Ed Davis has been preaching all season long to his team that to win this season the kids need good pitching, solid defense and hitting in key spots, to go along with more team speed than Davis has ever seen at the federation level. On Tuesday night at Vets Field, Martin Oil […]

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Tyrone grad gets new basketball coach at Penn State Altoona

Former NBA player and UNLV standout Armon Gilliam has been named as the new head boys basketball coach at Penn State Altoona. A Pittsburgh native, Gilliam played 13 years in the NBA. He was selected by the Phoenix Suns as their second pick in the 1987 NBA draft, following four years of play at the […]

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Big inning sinks Curve against Binghamton Mets

For the third time in four games, an Altoona Curve starter got into a jam he couldn’t get out of until plenty of damage was done. Monday, it was lefty John Grabow who allowed six out of the first seven Binghamton Mets batters to reach in a four-run third inning. The big frame propelled the […]