April 9, 2008 |
Reegie Corona's two-run double keyed a four-run second inning and Chase Wright tossed five strong innings to lead the Trenton Thunder to a 5-2 victory over Altoona last night in the Eastern League.
October 18, 1986 |
Friends of ours back from England reported finding a picture-postcard village unchanged since Chaucer, with charm deposited in layers like volcanic ash. "And we'll never forget our stroll in the Cotswolds," one said. Another friend is back after paying high prices to tour the Low Countries. Previously he'd visited the Kremlin, savored treasures of the Louvre, recalled Homer when adrift among the Greek isles and exchanged badinage with a gondolier in Venice. People our age, many of them retired, get around these days.
April 15, 2011 |
StarKist never asked, but filmmaker Morgan Spurlock did, so on April 27, Altoona will change its name to Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever sold. That's the title of his latest documentary, about advertisers' publicity stunts. So, when the City Council of the Western Pennsylvania burg approved the deal on Wednesday, they created another real-life example. Only this time, Spurlock was the advertiser, promising a reported $25,000 for the police department and a special screening in exchange for a temporary name change.
May 23, 2009 |
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Consecutive RBI singles by Trenton's Jorge Vazquez and Chris Malec keyed a four-run outburst in the sixth inning last night and led the Thunder to a 5-3 Eastern League win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Altoona 8, Reading 7 ALTOONA, Pa. - Angel R. Gonzalez's two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth sent the Curve past the Phillies in the Eastern League. Jonel Pacheco had driven in three runs for Altoona with a bases-loaded double in the seventh.
March 24, 1991 |
In a town with a chocolate factory and an amusement park, you're supposed to have a little fun. In the end, that is what the Glen Mills players did, dancing and cutting down the net and getting long hugs from their coach, Tom Mann. But there were some nervous moments for Glen Mills before the defending state champion pulled out an 81-75 victory over Altoona to win the PIAA Class AAAA championship before a crowd of 7,389 at HersheyPark Arena last night. With big men Alonzo Goldston and Kevin Lewis in foul trouble for much of the game, Glen Mills turned to guards Frank Allen and Bobby Couvillion.
September 28, 1998 |
The Glen Mills defense turned in its second straight sterling effort Friday night as the Bulls crushed host Altoona, 35-0. The Bulls gave up a total of 63 points in season-opening losses to Easton and Rutherford (Fla.) before bouncing back Sept. 18 with a 20-3 win over powerful Downingtown. "This win is just going to catapult us forward," Glen Mills coach Ken Banks said after his team beat the Whippets. Altoona was the victim of Glen Mills' momentum as the Bulls turned in an even better defensive effort Friday.
June 9, 2012 |
The origin of Bret DeStefano's nickname, "Bart," dates back about a decade, when he was playing in a Little League tournament for Northampton. "The P.A. announcer called me Bart DeScripto, " the Council Rock South lefthander said. "He got both my first and last name wrong. The first name stuck. " With his teammates chirping "C'mon, Bart" throughout Thursday's PIAA Class AAAA state baseball quarterfinal vs. Coatesville, DeStefano pitched the Golden Hawks past the Red Raiders, 5-1, at Spring-Ford's Ram Stadium.
January 30, 1995 |
For those who remember better days in this old Pennsylvania Railroad town, a tour of downtown Altoona today is a sad trip, indeed. The railroad roundhouses and machine shops that literally put this place on the map are long gone. The city's only department store, Gable's, built in 1892, closed a decade ago. There are no more movie theaters. And Penneys, Sears and a host of smaller companies have gone out of business or moved to the suburbs, leaving behind empty buildings and deserted sidewalks.
March 28, 1994 |
Just when things looked hopeless and coach Renee Talley was second-guessing herself and her players were wondering how they could stop seemingly unstoppable Altoona, Coatesville came up with what may be the greatest eight minutes of basketball in the history of the school. Sparked by a full-court box press and a refusal to lose, the Raiders (29-1) outscored Altoona, 23-4, and turned what looked like certain defeat into victory. The PIAA Class AAAA girls' state championship win Friday left Talley and her players with tears streaming down their cheeks and the Mountain Lions (25-5)
April 15, 2011
The good people of Altoona have sold their souls to . . . Morgan Spurlock . Spurlock (left) is hawking his new product-placement documentary "POM Wonderful Presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold," which closed out Cinefest last night. In a movie full of stunts, he added another one by buying the naming rights to our neighbors to the west for a reported $25,000. For 60 days starting April 27, Altoona will be renamed POM Wonderful Presents the Greatest Movie Ever Sold. Spurlock's doc opens in Philly on April 22. Spurlock chose Altoona because it's "a shining example of struggling cities all across America.