‘Miss R’ to Receive Hall’s Lifetime Achievement Award

‘Miss R’ to receive Hall’s Lifetime Achievement Award

By Buck Frank

No one in Blair County history has coached more scholastic seasons than Bellwood-Antis High School’s Julie Roseborough.
It would seem only fitting that Roseborough, affectionately known as “Miss R” by countless Blue Devil athletes, will be honored by the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame for her 54 years of service.

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Hall ‘Hails’ Flutie as 2020 Guest Speaker

Hall ‘Hails’ Flutie as 2020 Guest Speaker

By Josh Langenbacher
jlangenbacher@altoonamirror.com

Doug Flutie, one of the most iconic players in college football history, will deliver the keynote address on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the Blair County Convention Center.

Flutie will become the first Heisman Trophy winner to speak at the dinner.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Doug Flutie as our featured guest speaker. He’s one of the most inspirational players in football and sports history – a Heisman Trophy winner at Boston College who had a long professional career and an inspiring personal journey,” Blair County Sports Hall of Fame president Neil Rudel said. “We think his visit will be very well received.”

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Inductees, Team Set for 2020 Hall of Fame Enshrinement

Inductees, Team Set for 2020 Hall of Fame Enshrinement

By Josh Langenbacher
jlangenbacher@altoonamirror.com

The next class of athletes whose excellence took root in Blair County will bring the number of enshrinees to a three-figure milestone and introduce some new sports to the local Hall of Fame.
The Hall’s 19th class includes football coach John Hayes, motorsports standout John Lingenfelter, watercraft sports pioneer Eric Malone, basketball player Eddie Miller, swimmer Tawney Nardozza Schmitt and the 1970 Bishop Guilfoyle boys basketball team.
The dinner, set for May 2, 2020 at the Blair County Convention Center, will bring the number of honorees to 100 and represents the first time auto racing or watercraft athletes will be recognized. Nardozza Schmitt will be the second swimmer honored.

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Claar, D’Angelo, Fisher awarded HOF scholarships

By Josh Langenbacher
jlangenbacher@altoonamirror.com

Three of Blair County’s most outstanding student-athletes were honored Thursday by receiving a scholarship from the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame during a luncheon at the Park Hills Country Club.
The recipients — Emily Claar of Claysburg-Kimmel High School, Riley D’Angelo of Bellwood-Antis High School and Nathaniel Fisher of Hollidaysburg Area High School — will each receive a check for $2,000 courtesy of Reliance Bank, which sponsors the Hall’s scholarship program.

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