Hall ushers in its 18th class

By John Hartsock
jhartsock@altoonamirror.com

As in past years, the newest inductees of the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame exhibited gratitude, humility, and offered a shoutout to family, friends, coaches and others who were instrumental to their success during the 2018 induction dinner Saturday night at the Blair County Convention Center.

In many cases, they also offered a sense of very interesting perspective. Continue reading

Jake Webb – 2018 Community Service Award Winner

Jake Webb – the man that never stops!

By Josh Langenbacher
jlangenbacher@altoonamirror.com

Jake Webb spends most of his days rising by 5 a.m., spending an hour and a half hiking the three miles of mountain trails around his Huntingdon County property, squeezing in other workout regimens depending on the day of the week, taking his wife for her daily routine and cooking and cleaning.

And then the 88-year-old goes to bed and does it all again the next day. Continue reading

Sanderson set for Hall appearance

PSU wrestling coach to speak at April event

By Josh Langenbacher
jlangenbacher@altoonamirror.com

One of the most accomplished athletes and coaches in sports history is set to be the featured speaker at the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame enshrinement.

Cael Sanderson, whose success in wrestling from his days as a collegian to his current tenure as head coach at Penn State is unmatched, will headline the 2018 ceremony on Saturday, April 7 at the Blair County Convention Center. Continue reading

BCSHOF Class of 2018 announced

By Josh Langenbacher
jlangenbacher@altoonamirror.com

The next class to be inducted into the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame has a distinct basketball flavor.
Three members of the 2018 class, to be enshrined on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Blair County Convention Center, were outstanding basketball players. They’ll join a football and boxing standout and an unbeaten football team.

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